Sorrento Motel - Royal Oak MI

Address: 2400 N Woodward
City: Royal Oak
State: MI
Zip: 48073
County: Oakland
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This was yet another motel along Woodward between 12 and 13 Mile Rd. There must have been over a dozen as I have documented. This one follows a similar tale. The heyday was in the 50's and 60's, but even then there were reports of crime as I have shown in the articles below. Eventually the crime became untenable and Royal Oak and the local residents work to close the place down. Many motels in this area met with that fate. I can't even find an old postcard of this place which is unusual but I will keep looking.

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Sorrento Motel - Matchbook (newer photo)
Matchbook (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Motel Listing With Map (newer photo)
Motel Listing With Map (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Oct 1960 Ad With Nice Mention Of Cobo (newer photo)
Oct 1960 Ad With Nice Mention Of Cobo (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Nov 1960 Robbery (newer photo)
Nov 1960 Robbery (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Sept 1962 Robbery (newer photo)
Sept 1962 Robbery (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - May 1961 Robbery (newer photo)
May 1961 Robbery (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Jan 1951 Lost Dog (newer photo)
Jan 1951 Lost Dog (newer photo)
Sorrento Motel - Sep 1961 Robbery And Beating (newer photo)
Sep 1961 Robbery And Beating (newer photo)
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