The Casa de Pico Motor Hotel
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

DPR San Diego Old Town

The Casa de Pico Motor Hotel, built and operated in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, is an important and significant part of Old Town San Diego’s history. To understand the background and origins of the Casa de Pico Motor Hotel as well as the influence particular individuals had upon it, is to understand that not only does the past influence how the present is perceived, but also that the present can and does influence how the past is interpreted.