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The Royal Hawaiian Motel is the cheapest motel in Baker, and for good reason (at $49/night it's not exactly cheap, however)

The Royal Hawaiian Motel is the cheapest motel in Baker, and for good reason (at $49/night it's not exactly cheap, however) After checking in at Baker's Royal Hawaiian Motel for Xmas Eve, I walk back up the road to get a meal at the Mad GreekThumbnailsEven the message telling the visitor that this heater is no longer in use appears to be many years oldAfter checking in at Baker's Royal Hawaiian Motel for Xmas Eve, I walk back up the road to get a meal at the Mad GreekThumbnailsEven the message telling the visitor that this heater is no longer in use appears to be many years oldAfter checking in at Baker's Royal Hawaiian Motel for Xmas Eve, I walk back up the road to get a meal at the Mad GreekThumbnailsEven the message telling the visitor that this heater is no longer in use appears to be many years oldAfter checking in at Baker's Royal Hawaiian Motel for Xmas Eve, I walk back up the road to get a meal at the Mad GreekThumbnailsEven the message telling the visitor that this heater is no longer in use appears to be many years oldAfter checking in at Baker's Royal Hawaiian Motel for Xmas Eve, I walk back up the road to get a meal at the Mad GreekThumbnailsEven the message telling the visitor that this heater is no longer in use appears to be many years old

The rooms recall the 1970s and often exhibit various features of obsolescence, such as this out-of-service wall heater and a big stain on the thick carpet.

I've stayed here several times now, and each room is a little different.