Driving is a time honored tradition in Los Angeles and because of that there are numerous little motor hotels dotted along the streets. Most of them are in dodgy locations and all of them have a retro cool look to them. Back in the day before air travel was so common place and gas was cheap, people would drive to their vacation destinations. Los Angeles and especially the San Fernando Valley is home to some of the coolest examples. Here are a few of my favorites that I actually drive by on a regular basis. Maybe some day, I’ll stop and stay awhile.