How about this? Has anyone ever come across something they missed for years and fallen in love with it?
This past week, I noticed the Sunflower Motel on Glenwood. It consists of an older hotel-style building and a more traditional L-shaped motel structure, tightly packed on a small lot with a modest pool between the two. The office is located in the older building so since there's no office in the motel portion, I'm inclined to believe the two structures have always been linked to one another.
Here's the website (very rough... very old-school):
What the website doesn't highlight is the awesome neon sign on the side of the motel building. It's vertically-oriented with a sunflower that "grows"- the lower part of the green stem appears, then the upper section, then finally the yellow sunflower itself. The neon is on both sides of the sign, and both sides are flawless.
I was shocked to come across this because the motel is a block from the boardwalk (and less than a block from where we have parked our cars for decades) and somehow I never noticed it, nor do I recall it ever being the topic of conversation in any previous forums. It's been hiding in plain sight all this time, or at least in my eyes (I suppose it's possible everyone else has always known about it).
Some more photos here on TripAdvisor, where it has a stunning number of good reviews (either the owners post five-star reviews every few days, or people actually love it):