Beach Motel has been in operation since 1957. When the zoning code changed in 1960, the motel continued to be a motel. And, when Mr. Patel bought the 20-room motel in 1983 it was a motel. "It has strictly been a motel since I bought the place," he said.
View of Judah Street from the Beach Motel's lobby door. In the past few years this area of the outer-Sunset District has been struggling to revive itself economically. Beach Motel has provided a stable local business to the neighborhood. Notice the other motel across the street, no word as to whether or not that motel is under the same zoning code change restriction.