Welcome to Sinbad Motel
Let’s take a trip back in time to 1953. This was the year that the Sinbad Motel first opened it’s doors for business. The unique architecture was designed by renowned architect Tony Sherman. The story behind the design is that it was done in a way to resemble a ship. The reason for this is due to the fact that Biscayne Bay was fully visible from the motel in the 1950s. The name was inspired by Sinbad The Sailor which was a popular middle eastern film made in 1947.
Our bright neon signs are still the original ones used 60 years ago but have been recolored. During the 1950s US Route 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) was a major highway that eventually stretched from Key West to New York. Essentially Biscayne Boulevard was the only road that connected Downtown Miami to North Miami (I-95 didn’t exist). After the road was created business grew rapidly, and land started to sell like hotcakes.