Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Saga Motel, Spring 1971



This spring 1971 image shows not only the iconic Harbor Boulevard Disneyland entrance sign...



but to the right, it features the Saga Motor Hotel.



The address of the Saga was 1650 Harbor Boulevard, which means it is now the Ramada Anaheim Maingate. This explains the tile artwork that could be seen on the back wall of one of the buildings there. The Saga had 100 rooms, a coffee shop, restaurant, cocktail lounge, gift shop, and travel service.

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4 comments:

K. Martinez said...

I stayed at the Saga Motel several times in the late 1970's early 80's. I've also stayed at the Ramada Maingate. Nowadays it's the Annabella for me.

Darryl R said...

Tropical???...Medieval Knight???

Jody Stepnowski said...

I was there a great many times - for the Old Movie Theater and Motion Picture Hall of Fame Doug Wright ran in the back corner of the motel. He has some of the original models from King Kong there once. I have an old Register clipping somewhere....

Got any photos or info on OMTMPHF?

Dave DeCaro said...

Darryl - Definitely a case of opposites attracting!

Jody - Sorry, no photos of that; had never even heard of it.