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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

More Friendly Than The Bates Motel

More Friendly Than The Bates Motel

The Sunset Motel in 1957. Brevard, South Carolina. View full size.

Sunset Motel Brevard NC

According to my daughter who lives there, It's very much there and open for business. BTW, Brevard and surrounding area is a nice place to visit.

Yes, it's still there.

The Sunset Motel - 415 South Broad Street - Brevard, NC?

Another review from tripadvisor: "The rooms are extremely out dated (the TV might have been older than I am) but clean. The woman who worked in the office was extremely nice and very helpful."

It's not the Holiday Inn, it's a small town motel. And, it's still there!!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g48979-d94016-r20475779-Sunse...

From travel.yahoo.com: "Pleasant 60's style motel, well maintained, all ground floor units with windows that open to a cross breeze" and it's only $35/night.

I've stayed in small town motels that weren't much more than cardboard boxes (Jordan, MT) and others that were perfectly preserved time capsules from 1950 (somewhere in eastern NM). The Sunset Motel might be "in between".

Just Over the Border

Brevard is in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

Sunset Inn.

It exists, but one TripAdvisor reviewer called it a "Five-Star Dump."

The sign...

is amazing! The motel looks so cozy too. I wonder if this place still exists?

 
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