Vegas to California – Abandoned Royal Hawaiian Motel
Millions of people drive every year between California and the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. For those people the sights and sounds along I-15 on the road to Vegas become iconic. In this new series I plan to share some of the interesting things to see along the way between California and Vegas.
Abandoned Royal Hawaiian Motel in Baker, California
The Royal Hawaiian Motel shares its name with a very famous hotel on Waikiki. While this version sits abandoned in the middle of the Mohave Desert, it still has quite an interesting history. Built in 1957, this slice of Hawaii served guests for over 50 years. Now unfortunately it sits shuttered and abandoned.
In this abandoned Royal Hawaiian tour we’ll take a look at the 43 room motel including some of its rooms, its pool and common areas and the stunning reception area featuring a ceiling you’ll definitely want to see. Perhaps this place has seen better days, but its history is undeniable.
Abandoned Royal Hawaiian Motel – Bottom Line
Baker, California is home to a number of abandoned places including a couple of other shuttered motels and an abandoned prison which saw not only escapes but also a major riot. Royal Hawaiian’s history isn’t as dramatic, but it remains a very unique jewel now rotting away in the middle of the harsh desert. What did you think?