The Ivanhoe Motel was owned by the same folks who own the next-door Zaby's Motor Inn, and a couple other prime locations along Katella Ave. and Harbor Blvd., near the Disneyland Resort. The attendant at the counter at Zaby's stated that the owners are trying to sell several prime lots in the general vicinity as a package together. The previous location of the Ivanhoe Motel would fall into the sale.
The loss of Zaby's Motor Inn is not a major blow (or even a minor blow), and photographs of Ivanhoe Motel before its demolition are unavailable. But based on the flagcrete that was left over when the pictures here were taken-- midway through the location's demolition in mid-May 2006-- there are hints of a colorful Googie past.
The lot now sits empty behind a chain link fence, awaiting future development.
The demolition was mentioned in the Orange County Register on June 4, 2006. [link]
Ivanhoe Motel (Demolished)
434 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802