The Spanish Trail motel is one of the first things you see when approaching Tucson from the East. It's on the south side of town, on the frontage road of the interstate. I've always liked the look of this place. It's just cool. The rounded main building, the vintage sign. It's very sixties.
Some people want to sign to be torn down, saying it's an eyesore. I keep hoping someone will renovate it and do something fabulous with it. The current owners don't seem very inclined to do that, and many other suggestions come down to a matter of money. No one has it.
Here is a picture of the hotel from the 1960s when it was one of the places to stop.
And here are a few memories from people who stayed there back in the day.
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2015: Rain Frog
2014: Wanted: Traveling Maid
2013: Flippin' Fantastic Finds
2012: There’s Room At This Inn – For Dancing And Gambling
2011: Later, Fishies!
2010: It’s In The Details
2009: Plenty Of Places To Roam, No Place To Park It
2008: E Vac You A She Own!!
2007: Eddie Steals A Bite Friday
2005: The Day In Pictures