On the road again...again.
July 28, 2008 3:37 PM Subscribe
Is there an online resource for finding and viewing eclectic or eccentric or cheap motel/motor lodges that are preferably non-chain & independently owned?
posted by sandra_s to travel & transportation (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I asked this question on a sunday afternoon in May and got virtually no response, So I'm trying it again :-)
I plan to be traveling around the eastern half of the U.S. (basically the parts of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River, but not new england or NY/NJ) for the entire month of September. Id love to find motels that haven't changed their architecture since the 50s 60s 70s or 80s and/or have interesting/older furniture and decor. Theme motels would be very cool, as well. Amenities are not nearly as important as uniqueness. Half-star and one-star places can be cool finds too. My goal is theme-based photography.
Ive tried to go the expedia/hotwire/travelocity route and they don't seem to have what I'm looking for. I also found motelguide.com, but there are no links or pictures or details, just lists of phone numbers. interestingly enough, roadsideamerica.com didnt have anything like this either (their listings are mostly big-chain). unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/ also yielded few results.
Since the motel would be the next day's destination, pictures of the exterior and an interior of a representative interior would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone has any specific recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!