Vintage postcards from the golden age of
roadside hospitality in The Valley of the Sun

Tropics Motor Hotel by Al Beadle at 1902 E. Van Buren Sahara Motor Hotel in Downtown Phoenix at 601 N. First St. Read Rachel Luptak's editorial on saving the Sahara (which got demolished), and keep abreast on issues through the Downtown Voices Coalition. Casablanca Guest Resort in Scottsdale Kon Tiki in South Phoenix by Ralph Haver and Associates, particularly James Salter Velda Rose Resort City at 5700 East Main Street in Mesa, still standing but altered Sands motel on 3400 E. Van Buren Caravan Inn at 3323 E. Van Buren Bali Hi at 1515 Grand Avenue Bali Hi at 1515 Grand Avenue Safari Hotel and Resort at Scottsdale Road and Camelback
Related Articles: Restaurant Menus | Restaurant Advertisements

Many thanks to T.M. Uhlmann for his generous donation of this collection to the Modern Phoenix Archives

The Modern Phoenix® Website is owned by Modern Phoenix LLC. All content is ©2003-2021 Modern Phoenix LLC unless otherwise credited or a vintage reprint. Individual photographs may be owned by third parties.