Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Arizona Palms Motel

On U.S. Hwys. 60-70-80-89; 3725 East Van Buren; Phoenix, Arizona; 45 modern units with tiled tubs or showers and adjoining rooms. Kitchenettes available. Steam heat, cooled by refrigeration. Heated swimming pool. TV, lobby, restaurant. Open all year. Phone B-Ridge 5-0803. Mike Letko, Owner and Manager:
Arizona Palms Motel, 3725 E. Van Buren St. circa late-1950s
This motel is now called Western Lodge and has a totally different sign. But the buildings are the same, with the arched porticos still evident. Seems some of the palm trees got the axe, and the pink pool-slide is gone, but if you look closely you'll find the old shuffleboard court still in front of the pool. Click here for current view.