San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1988 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Franklin Compani, Grand President and San Luis Obispo Parlor No. 290.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 35° 17.475′ N, 120° 38.892′ W. Marker is in San Luis Obispo, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from Monterey Street. Marker is located at the eastern end of Monterey Street just west of Highway 101. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2223 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo CA 93401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60A3 (TTS) Main Battle Tank (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Luis Obispo Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dallidet Adobe (approx. 0.9 The Ramona Hotel Depot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of First County Court House (approx. one mile away); General John C. Fremont (approx. one mile away); J. P. Andrews Building (approx. one mile away); San Luis Obispo Sesquicentennial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Luis Obispo.
Also see . . .
1. A Tribute to the Motel Inn. A history of the motel with photos of the original buildings. (Submitted on November 27, 2010.)
2. First Motel in the World in San Luis Obispo, California. The first motel in the world is located in San Luis Obispo, California. In the era of the car travel, vacationers can now drive to their destination and spend the night in something that offers a bit of comfort and convenience. Welcome to the 20th century and its concepts of driving in a car on your vacation. There were no SUV nor RV's yet. Folks either had to find traditional hotels, or camp out. (Submitted on November 27, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on January 5, 2015. 5. submitted on November 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.