Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
December 08, 1995 AT 05:00 AM EST

Home Away From Home: Motels in America

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
John Margolies
genre
Travel

We gave it a B+

Home Away From Home: Motels in America John Margolies (Bulfinch/Little, Brown, $29.95) You’re best off thumbing through this compendium of kitschy motels in your own home, since it’s easier to appreciate the charm of these places when your own comfort isn’t at stake. Wouldn’t you be claustrophobic staying in a tepee at Wigwam Village No. 2 in Cave City, Ky.? Would you still be hungry if your turkey sandwich were served on pink bread at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Calif.? No matter: This brightly illustrated history of motels past and present makes it easy to love ’em and leave ’em, without ever having to check in. B+

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