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Name:Polynesian Motel
Type:motel
Street:641 S. Brookhurst St
City:Anaheim
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:

An internet search shows the Polynesian Motel is still doing business in Anaheim, but the fantastic sign is gone.

Here's a postcard from the 60s:

ah I miss that sign,
I live 2 blocks from there,
and when friends come to go to the NAMM convention.
they stay there.
its cheap and kinda nasty, but they are only sleeping 6 hours then off to the convention so it doesn't really matter.
no tiki decor in the rooms.

The Kona Motel is about 2 miles North on Brookhurst.
that sign is still there.

Jeff(btd)

I sure am glad I caught that sign...

...in all its glory!

Nice that the Kona is still there...

...but nothing makes up for the loss of the Samoa Motel!

Sabu,

Nice card.I have that one and here is another one showing the pool area. No TIPSY factor here.

Bigbro,

Awesome collection of signs from the Disneyland corridor, glad you got them preserved on film.

DC

Great shots there Sven.
I took some of the Linbrook Bowl Recently just in case in goes the way of the dodo bird.

I really need to get a tripod to take non flash pics though.

for those wanting to see the Kona Motel its off the 5 freeway about 1/2 mile south on Brookhurst. which is about 2 or 3 miles west of Disneyland.

Jeff(btd)

Here is a groovy 1960s brochure from the Polynesian Motel.

And a matchbook.

DC

Polynesian Motel sign cans - in someone's backyard in California:



Wow, that's cool. Some nice Tiki yard art. Nice find.

DC

Wow!!
I wish I had those, they would look great next to my pool.
:wink:

whose got em Sven?

Jeff(btd)

A nice black and white photo of the sign from the 1996 Anaheim Tiki exhibit.

DC

Breathtaking.

Found another night-time shot of the Polynesian Motel sign on Flickr.

That would make you stop the Cadillac and pull on over.

DC

On 2012-05-08 14:14, bigbrotiki wrote:
Polynesian Motel sign cans - in someone's backyard in California:



Those bad boys are on sale on Etsy now out of Long Beach.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216395679/vintage-polynesian-motel-sign?ref=market

$900 a little steep, but great historical significance.

DC

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