Vale, Oregon: Bates Motel

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Address:
1101 A St. W, Vale, OR
Directions:
West edge of town. On the south side of US Hwy 20 just west of Nachez St. S.
Hours:
541-473-3234 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bates Motel

The sign offers a unique photo opportunity, but the building doesn't look like the one in "Psycho."

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Sign for the Bates Motel, 2021.

Bates Motel

Fun to stop and get a photo.

[Julie, 04/14/2021]

The Bates Motel sign is one strong wind away from oblivion....

Bates Motel

Built by the current owner's father in the late 1950s/early 1960s, this motel has extremely retro rooms at an affordable rate. The corner room with the combination sink/refrigerator/stove is a one-of-a-kind survivor of a bygone age of motoring. There's no connection to the Bates Motel from the film "Psycho," but staying overnight here is still worth some bragging rights.

[Dale Gray, 07/23/2019]
Bates Motel

Not worth going out of your way AT ALL. If you're in Vale, and I don't know why you would be, then drive by it and shrug.

[Skedoozy, 05/28/2012]

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