Chain Motel

chain motel

  • connect or arrange into a chain by linking

  • A connected flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects and pulling or supporting loads

  • Such a series of links, or a set of them, used to confine a prisoner

  • (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)

  • Such a series of links worn as a decoration; a necklace

  • a series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"

  • a motor hotel

  • A motel is a hotel designed for motorists, and usually has a parking area for motor vehicles. They are common in the United States.

  • Motel is the debut album by the Mexican soul-rock band, of the same name. The album was released in March 28, 2006, in Mexico, their homeland. And later, after four months, the album was released in countries like Guatemala, Venezuela, Chile, and the United States.

  • A roadside hotel designed primarily for motorists, typically having the rooms arranged in a low building with parking directly outside



?Prior to the opening of Interstate 81, U. S. Route 11 was the main north-south highway through the great valley of Virginia. Stretching some 350-mile from West Virginia to Tennessee, Route 11 was home to some of Virginia’s best roadside attractions, including Natural Bridge, and the caverns of the Shenandoah Valley. Also before the interstate, Route 11 featured many tourist motel and motor courts as they were called back then. These family owned motels provided motorist with basic clean accommodations for the night, while touting such modern amenities as “color TV” and “Air Conditioning.” Most of these family run motels were either rendered obsolete when the Interstates passed them by or were swallowed up by the chain motels. One of these old tourist motels is still in business on Route 11 west of Salem, Virginia. The Blue Jay Motel has been in business for well over 50-years and still welcomes guests who find their way off of Interstate 81 to visit nearby Dixie Caverns. The Blue Jay Motel Sign still stands at the entrance, but is fast falling into disrepair. Until recently the sign still worked at night but during the last year or so it has stopped working. Hopefully, business will improve and the owners can renovate and repair this icon of an earlier time.

Town House Motel

Town House Motel

If you're an afficianado of old mid-20th century motels of the western US, West Picacho Ave in Las Cruces is a museum still worth visiting.

The Town House Motel is one of the exhibits. What makes it special is that it is among the few motels along this strip that still have their original wacky signs. The Town House's marquee, ellipses, and golf-ball-on-a-tee-light are all still intact. In contrast, most of the other motels on W. Picacho have gone through changes of ownership which has resulted in changes to the names of the establishments and their respective signs.

The early chain motels were early victims as the strip was isolated by the arrival of I-25 and I-10. Las Cruces' first Holiday Inn, just a block further down from this location here, is now the "Western Inn." The old Great Sign is long gone, of course. The old Motel 6, literally behind me when taking this picture, is the "Economy Inn." The Ramada Inn that was across the street with its massive sign showing an innkeeper holding a broad banner has a much smaller flourescent sign with some similarly forgettable name.

chain motel

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