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  • History of SLO's Motel Inn, the world's first motel

    The Motel Inn once hosted the famous and glamorous, like Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, who stopped there during their honeymoon. Plans have been announced to rebuild the world's first motor hotel.

The Motel Inn once hosted the famous and glamorous, like Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, who stopped there during their honeymoon. Plans have been announced to rebuild the world's first motor hotel. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com
The Motel Inn once hosted the famous and glamorous, like Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, who stopped there during their honeymoon. Plans have been announced to rebuild the world's first motor hotel. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The world’s first motel opened right here in SLO — and soon, it’ll be rebuilt

May 18, 2017 08:06 PM

UPDATED May 19, 2017 02:32 PM