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Vintage stays: marvelous US motels

Love Exploring Logo By Jacqui Agate of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 31: The very first motel opened in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California and a post-war automobile boom in the 1950s meant that these down-to-earth establishments surged in popularity. By the mid-century, mom-and-pop motor lodges could be found up and down America's highways. And now, they're having a moment again, with decades-old motels being spruced up for modern travelers, while retaining fun retro touches. Here are 30 of our favorites you can stay in right now.

Vintage stays

The very first motel opened in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California and a post-war automobile boom in the 1950s meant that these down-to-earth establishments surged in popularity. By the mid-century, mom-and-pop motor lodges could be found up and down America's highways. And now, they're having a moment again, with decades-old motels being spruced up for modern travelers, while retaining fun retro touches. Here are 30 of our favorites you can stay in right now.
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