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.
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.