Aztec Hotel

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For the demolished motel on Route 66, see Aztec Motel.
Aztec Hotel
Aztec Hotel.jpg
Part of the facade of the hotel
Aztec Hotel is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Aztec Hotel
Aztec Hotel is located in California
Aztec Hotel
Aztec Hotel is located in the US
Aztec Hotel
Location 311 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, California
Coordinates 34°9′6″N 118°0′18″W / 34.15167°N 118.00500°W / 34.15167; -118.00500Coordinates: 34°9′6″N 118°0′18″W / 34.15167°N 118.00500°W / 34.15167; -118.00500
Built 1924
Architect Robert Stacy-Judd
Architectural style Mayan Revival
NRHP Reference # 78000691[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

The Aztec Hotel is a historical landmark building in Monrovia, in the San Gabriel Valley, California. The hotel is an example of Mayan Revival architecture still in existence. It was designed by architect Robert Stacy-Judd, and built on U.S. Route 66 in 1924. The hotel was closed for renovations in 2012. [2]

The hotel has a revivalist style that mixes an abstraction from Maya architecture sources along with art deco and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.[3]

The Aztec Hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] The hotel's owners began restoration to preserve as much of the original ornamentation as possible in 2000 under the National Park Service's Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program.[4]

The hotel was featured in the 2009 romantic comedy Spooner. Scenes were filmed in front of the hotel as well as many interior scenes showing the lobby, bar, hallways and inside one of the rooms.

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Notes
  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Aztec Hotel in Monrovia could reopen in 2015
  3. ^ Flickr:Aztec Hotel gallery. accessed 4/11/2010.
  4. ^ "Aztec Hotel, Monrovia, California". Route 66: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary. National Park Service. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
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