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Fontana Motor Lodge

16390 Foothill Blvd., Fontana, CA
Phone: 909-822-4461

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The Fontana Motor Lodge started life as the 60 unit Fontana Travelodge in the mid 1950s. But much has changed in the basic building except for the removal of the drive through canopy over the office entrance. There was a heated swimming pool inside the fenced area by the sign, not sure if that is still useable or not. These older motels often just fill the pool with sand and call it day.

xThe original single post sigh has been replaced at some point. It's hard to see in this photo but there is a neon "No Vacancy" sign attached to the bottom of the main sign can.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

(1959 AAA Tour Book)
Fontana Travelodge
On U.S. 66
16390 Foothill Blvd.
Attractively finished units
Air Conditioning
Shower or combination baths
Family units
Heated Swimming pool
No Pets

Note: The most unusual thing about this listing is the mention of "No Pets".

Photo(s): 2013



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