Odd name for a motel. At the end of a long day on the road, you didn't necessarily want a ship. It's not as "Mayflower" was synonymous with comfort, either. Love the design, though. Looks thoroughly modern, no? Well:


Another image can be found here, at its current incarnation at the Americas Best Value Inn page. ("We sold the apostrophe and passed the savings on to - well, okay, we paid some bills. They were piling up.")