Motel Du Beau

"Du Beau's Motel Inn" opened its doors in 1929 as one of the first Motels in America!

The project began in 1927, when a Canadian entrepreneur Albert E Du Beau relocated to

Flagstaff to materialize his vision of a posh “Motor Hotel”. He purchased a prominent site

on the original Route 66 corridor and chose a “U” shaped layout for his 3 building complex.

His clever plan included guest rooms opening onto a courtyard car park and enclosed

steam heated garages, as defining features of his modern Motel concept. *

 

photos and copy from the motel du beau web site

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