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Costa Mesa, California: Ali Baba Motel

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Address:
2250 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
Directions:
Along Hwy 55/Costa Mesa Freeway, exit at 22nd St to parallel Newport Blvd., east side. Between Cecil Place and Albert Place.
Phone:
949-645-7700
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Alibaba Motel.

Ali Baba Motel

Its golden dome and slightly Taj Mahal-ish exterior beckon you to sleep in faux-foreign splendor and dream of the jewels of Araby.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/10/2015]

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Alibaba Motel

A friendly heads-up: this place is a bit sketchy -- it's one of five Costa Mesa motels used to house sex offenders on parole. Travelers with kids or safety concerns might want to just drive by.

[C.C., 07/20/2016]

Alibaba Motel.

Alibaba Motel

For those of you who are interested in quirky architecture, the Alibaba Motel is a must see when in Southern CA. The motel was built in the 50's, complete with a white stucco exterior and giant taj mahal-style entry way. It is unfortunate that the original sign has been replaced with a more modern red and white plastic sign...no neon. The motel itself seems a bit sketchy, but it is great for a quick photo op. I briefly walked around the grounds and did not see a single soul, it was as if it was deserted.

[Greg Kopp, 03/31/2009]

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