Man, we were on a real streak there, finding two vintage New Orleans hotels who have managed to keep both themselves and their famous rooms hopping into 2012. Today, however, that streak ends with The Fontainebleau.
A modern motor-up motel, The Fontainebleau was 1960s chic on the Gulf Coast with New Orleans' largest hotel swimming pool. It lived a short life, closing in the 1980s to become part college dorm and part storage facility. These days, you'll have to take a roadtrip off the interstates (or to Palm Springs) to view still surviving motels in a similar style. Of course they won't be touting any formal dining rooms; the best you can ask for is King's Highway, the renovated former Denny's at The Ace Palm Springs.
Curious to learn more about The Fontainebleau? This Etsy seller has a ton of details.