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I check in at the Royal Hawaiian Motel for the night, which is an interesting example of kitsch from the 60s or 70s

I check in at the Royal Hawaiian Motel for the night, which is an interesting example of kitsch from the 60s or 70s Baker, California has a sort of skyline with its "tallest thermometer in the world" and its motel and fast-food signsThumbnailsRetro 70s furniture in my room at the Royal Hawaiian Motel at Baker, CaliforniaBaker, California has a sort of skyline with its "tallest thermometer in the world" and its motel and fast-food signsThumbnailsRetro 70s furniture in my room at the Royal Hawaiian Motel at Baker, CaliforniaBaker, California has a sort of skyline with its "tallest thermometer in the world" and its motel and fast-food signsThumbnailsRetro 70s furniture in my room at the Royal Hawaiian Motel at Baker, CaliforniaBaker, California has a sort of skyline with its "tallest thermometer in the world" and its motel and fast-food signsThumbnailsRetro 70s furniture in my room at the Royal Hawaiian Motel at Baker, CaliforniaBaker, California has a sort of skyline with its "tallest thermometer in the world" and its motel and fast-food signsThumbnailsRetro 70s furniture in my room at the Royal Hawaiian Motel at Baker, California

This motel is a bit trashy, and part of it is abandoned. This is the most interesting motel in Baker with its authentic retro 70s-80s decor.

However, the Royal Hawaiian is not for everyone. If you're the fussy type, pay a few dollars extra for one of the "better" motels in town instead and spare us the complaints about the Royal Hawaiian!