Postcard ca 1970s: Tim & Tom Bernert
Santa Barbara, California -- 4770 Calle Real
Only a Howard Johnson's for about seven years Santa Barbara opened in 1970. During the 1980s the complex had been converted into the Turnpike Lodge and Restaurant. It featured "126 beautiful rooms, bedside TV and lighting controls (Pamper Panels!), lush gardens, spectacular mountain views, and lagoons with friendly ducks and Koi fish."
Brochure ca 1980s: Dan Donahue

Photos February 2005: Phil Edwards
Most recently the property was listed as a Ramada (2005). Check out its Website for views of the still HoJo-looking rooms!

Recycled by the IHOP, Santa Barbara's original towering highway sign called to patrons.

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