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Jamaica Bay Inn, Marina del Rey, CA (hotel)

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Name:Jamaica Bay Inn
Street:4135 Admiralty Way at Palawan
City:Marina del Rey

Unfortunately, the Jamaica Bay Inn has been completely remodeled since the photo below was taken in the 60s. No trace of Tiki remains.

Though it's a cool-looking hotel, I doubt the Jamaica Bay Inn had much in the way of tiki decor, although the postcard states they did have a cocktail lounge, but doesn't tell what type or what it was named. The carved tiki under the sign is more a testament I think to the atmosphere of Tiki in Marina Del Rey in general. Similar to Shelter Island in San Diego, the Poly-pop influence was pervasive in the 60s and 70s. I remember Polynesian architecture in banks, stores and apartments, as well as some true Polynesian restaurants like Don The Beachcomber and Pieces of Eight. The Warehouse Restaurant is a good example of the old feel of Marina del Rey.

[ Edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy 2009-10-18 20:04 ]

Nice find Sabu! They should have named it Tiki Bay Inn and added a few more tikis. :)

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