We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there’s a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For each property represented here, we have used the street view feature of Google Maps to bring you a look at the current use of the property. Decades later, you might be surprised to see what happened to these motels. ~~Rick
Palm Motor Lodge
1101 N. Harbor Blvd
It’s fun to see how tall the palm trees grew through the years.
1201 S. Harbor Blvd.
Looks like that triangular piece of property is now home to the Hotel Menage.
Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge
1380 S. Harbor Blvd.
Many of our MiceChatters are very familiar with this property – in fact, many of them are staying here for this weekend’s Gumball Rally. Here’s a current photo:
1530 S. Harbor Blvd.
Looks like were a few changes at this property through the years…
1540 S. Harbor Blvd.
I wonder if any of the original property exists on the site today.
1544 S. Harbor Blvd.
It’s still a Best Western, but we’ve gone from Mecca to Park Place.
1600 S. Harbor Blvd.
The Desert Inn is still kicking, but now it’s an Inn and Suites!
We’ll move down to the 1700 block of South Harbor next time and visit these properties: the Charter House Hotel, the Cosmic Age Lodge, the Fantasy Motel, the Galaxy Motel, the Magic Star Motel, and the Candy Cane Motel.