Evidently I stayed here at the Mayo Motel with my family when we visited my grandmother in Alameda, California. Too young then to recall the place now, I wondered if this motel that was "one of Oakland's newest" in the late 1950s still exists today.
Through the wonders of Google maps street view I toured all around W. MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, where there are plenty of these small, older, Americana-type motels. And I was surprised to find what I am fairly sure is the Mayo Motel. I think it's likely that it is the MB Motor Inn, with some exterior enhancements like the rock work on the front wall. The address is 430 W. MacArthur Blvd. (Google's drive-by approximates it as 434). Not knowing Oakland I'm not sure if construction in the area would have altered the address numbering system, which seems feasible.
None of the other motels I checked out resembled the Mayo but this one below, the MB Motor Inn, has those thin strips of windows that are unique.
Of course, it's possible they were two separate motels built by the same contractor using a similar design. The MB Motor Inn has been in business under that name since 1978. Perhaps it was the Mayo Motel under former ownership. Or perhaps the Mayo Motel existed down the street and was demolished. Who knows? Better question probably is: Who cares?
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my wife and i stayed at the mb motor inn about a month back.we were pleasantly surprised to find a place that is very clean and quiet.rooms are spacious and amenities are useful.the staff was very helpful and courteous.we will consider staying there again when we come to see our family.