World’s first motel opens in San Luis Obispo, California

The now derelict Motel Inn, formerly the Milestone Mo-Tel, world's first motel opened in 1925, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

The Motel Inn, located in San Luis Obispo, California, was the first motel in the world. It opened on December 12, 1925, and closed in 1991. The building is now the administrative building of the Apple Farm hotel next door.