Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Plantation Motor Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana

Located on US Highways 90 and 11 East, 5 1/2 Miles from the Center of New Orleans, Louisiana, "America's Most Interesting City". Accommodations modern in every detail, set in Louisiana Colonial Atmosphere with luxurious appointments, designed for the discriminating guest. Phone VALLEY 3393. AAA Approved. Member of the Quality Courts.

Travelodge - Escondido, California

435 W. Washington - Highway 395
Phone (714) 745-2800
56 units - Air conditioned - Direct dial Phones - TV - Heated pool - King Size beds and Fireplaces available. Fireside restaurant on premises.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Town & Country Motel - Allendale, South Carolina

"For Discriminating Tourists"
14 Rooms with Private Bath.
Air Foam Mattresses - Steam Heat. Tel. 2290. Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Thomas, Owners, Mgrs.
On U.S. 301, 4 blocks south of business district
Allendale, South Carolina

"For Discriminating Tourists on U.S. 301"
Tastefully decorated Pine Paneled Rooms Fully Air Conditioned and Hot Water Heated, Carpeted Floors and Air Foam Mattresses. Playground and Kiddy Pool for Children. AAA Restaurant adjacent. Phone 2290. Charles and Doris Thomas - managing-owners. AAA Approved. Member of Quality Courts United.

U.S. Highway 301...Telephone 2107
Allendale, South Carolina
33 Early American Rooms, Carpeted, Air-Conditioned, Central Heat, Telephones, Tub or Shower, TV, Swimming Pool, Playground, Restaurant opposite.
B.C. Pendarvis, Owner-Manager
AAA Approved. A Quality Court

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Motel Forrest & Restaurant - Rockville, Indiana

Home of 38 Covered Bridges
Route 2 - U.S. 41-36
17 Quiet, comfortable rooms, TV, Air Conditioning, Shower Baths.
Owners: Pete & Barbara Slack; Ted & Rena Slack.

Potato City Motor Inn - Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Potato City Motor Inn
US Route 6 PO Box 507
Coudersport, Pennsylvania 16915
"Potter County's Finest Motor Inn"

Atop Denton Hill in the Heart of GOD'S COUNTRY. Excellent HUNTING, FISHING, SWIMMING, SKIING or "Just Plain Relaxin" in the warmth of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon Country, Enjoy Cocktails in the SPUD ROOM, new heated pool and golf driving range. Chalets available for family housekeeping or ski clubs.

Candyland-Red Carpet Inn - McDonough, Georgia

Candyland-Red Carpet Inn - McDonough, Georgia

The Towel and Tog Shop
I-75 at S.R. 20
McDonough, GA 30253
Motel facilities include comfort air conditioning, complete carpeting, color TV, full bath and courtyard pool. Candyland Restaurant and the Towel and Tog Shop provide complete convenience for our guests.

Skyline Lodge Motel - Cincinnati, Ohio

Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Interstate 74 & US 52 Cincinnati, Ohio

Fifty modern, soundproofed units, with adjacent Dante's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. Featuring fine cuisine at family prices. Free television and swimming pool.

Executive House Motor Lodge and Restaurant - Midland, Michigan

On 1815 S. Saginaw Rd. Just Off Business US 10 & M 2, Midland, Michigan.

"Excellent Food and Accommodations" 76 Luxuriously Furnished Air Condition Rooms Plus 200 Seat Restaurant. To Satisfy Any Dow Executive, Traveling Business Man or Transient Looking for Unusually Fine Dining and Relaxation. "Let Us Be Your Host"

Bell's Motor Lodge - Spearfish, South Dakota

Bell's Motor Lodge - Spearfish, South Dakota

Bell's Motor Lodge
Air-Conditioned & Shady Lawn
Comfortable the Year 'Round
On Hi-Ways 85 & 14
Phone 642-3812 Spearfish, S.D.
"Home of the Black Hills Passion Play"
Owners: Lenora and Pat Starling
A Superior Motel

Colonial Motel - Beaver Dam, Kentucky

Colonial Motel - Beaver Dam, Kentucky

Colonial Motel
311 South Main Street
Beaver Dam, Ky.
This is the place to stay. Free coffee, T.V. Phones in all the rooms. Wall to Wall Carpet, and Air Conditioners. Moderate rates.

Colony 7 Motor Inn - Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Colony 7 Motor Inn - Annapolis Junction, Maryland

200 Air Conditioned Units - Schrafft's Restaurant Cocktail Lounge - Swimming Pool - on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Exit MD 32 - 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore or Washington - adjacent to Ft. Meade and Laurel Race Track.
Mailing Address: Box 7 Annapolis Jct. Md. 20701

Bay Bridge Travelodge - Oakland, California

Bay Bridge Travelodge - Oakland, California

On the approach to Bay Bridge
584 West MacArthur Blvd., US Highway 50
Oakland, California
Telephone: Humboldt 3-5010
Recommended by: AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California

Arkansas Traveler Hotel Court - Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Traveler Hotel Court - Little Rock, Arkansas

Located in Little Rock on U.S. Highway 67-70
32 attractively decorated spacious rooms and family units - all complete with telephone - television - radio - central plant AIR-CONDITIONING & HEATING tile baths and wall-to-wall carpeting. CAFE, SWIMMING POOL. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels
Telephone LO 5-1569
TWX No. LR 354

The card was mailed from Little Rock, Arkansas to Mr. & Mrs. Earl Brunger of Charlottesville, Virginia
on July 10, 1960:

Dearest folks-
Cookies really made a hit. Spent last night with Art in Nashville - Saw his office - Off to Memphis & here in L. Rock tonite - Off to Dallas tomorrow. Rite hot - Love - All of us

Sunset Ranch Motel - St. Louis, Missouri

On Highway U.S. 66 - West of Highway 61
R.R. #12 - Box 134-C St. Louis 22, MO
Phone: David 6-0147-R2
Blond Oak Furniture - Soft Water- Air-Conditioned - Electric Radiant Heating - Television - Radio - Restaurant - Tile Baths - Showers & Tubs - Playgrounds - Swimming State Approved, AAA Approved

Surf Motel - Santa Rosa, New Mexico

ON US Highways 66-53 & 84...West of SANTA ROSA, NEW MEXICO

Telephone: Code 505...472-3401...Heated Pool...50 Units....Free TV in all rooms....Room telephones, 24 Hour Service...Ceramic tiled baths, with tub & shower combination...Safe electric heat...On the bank of the Pecos River
H.D. McAda & F.G. Allen, owners & operators

Carte Blanche, The Diners' Club & American Express all accepted
Member of the Best Western Motels.

Barnhart's Motel - York, Pennsylvania

Barnhart's Motel - York, Pennsylvania

Rt. 30 East - 1 Mile East of Interstate 83
York, Penna.
Telephone (Area Code 717) 755-2806
21 Modern Units, "Air-Conditioned", TV, Diner and Restaurants nearby. Also Tour Home Accommodations. Member PMA.

Banner Motel - Binghamton, New York

Banner Motel - Binghamton, New York

1169 Front St., Binghamton, NY
Routes 11 and Interstate 81
2 Miles North of Binghamton
50 Luxuriously Furnished Rooms, Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Telephones - Free TV in Each Room - Sun Deck and Swimming Pool. Restaurants nearby.
Major Credit Cards Honored - Member of Superior Motels
Phone (Area Code 607) 723-8211

The writing on the back of the card says:
September 11 & 12, 1971
$16. + tax
$33.92 - 2 nights

Village Green Motel - Sylvania, Georgia

US 301
1 1/4 Miles North Sylvania, GA
Tel. 564-7416
"Enjoy Southern Hospitality at its Best"

23 Modern Units, Electric Heat, Air-Conditioned, TV Optional, Filtered Swimming Pool, Room Telephones, Color TV in Lobby. Adjacent to famous Town House Restaurant. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel. Diners' Club and American Express credit cards honored.

Horseshoe Motel - Phoenix, Arizona

4250 Grand Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85019
On U.S. Highways 60-70-89-93
33 Refrigerated Units - Kitchenettes - Family Accommodations - Carpeted - Heated Swimming Pool - Room Phones - TV
"Your Comfort is Out Goal" - ATA Approved
Owners - W.R. and Myrtle Warren
Master Charge and Bank Americard Accepted

Baker's Motel - Norwich, Ohio

Baker's Motel  - Norwich, Ohio

Located on U.S. Routes 22 and 40
Ten Miles East of Zanesville, Ohio and Fourteen Miles West of Cambridge
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Clarion Motor Lodge - Clarion, Pennsylvania

Clarion Motor Lodge - Clarion, Pennsylvania

340 Main Street
Downtown, Clarion, Pa. 16214
Off I-80 at Exit 9. Heated parking garage, TV, Restaurant, air-conditioned rooms. Phone: 814-226-7200

Clark's Motel & Restaurant - Santee, South Carolina

Clark's Motel & Restaurant - Santee, South Carolina

Clark Motel & Restaurant
On US 301-15-15A-Jct. S.C. 6
*34 Ultra Modern Rooms * Air Conditioned - Free TV * Ceramic Tile Tub - Shower * Indiv. Controlled Radiant Heat * Swimming Pool - Playground * Family Units - Cribs * Clark's Famous Restaurant - Open Year 'Round - 5 AM to 10:30 PM - AAA Approved - Member of Quality Courts United

Holiday Inn - Mobile, Alabama

3939 Highway 90 West
Mobile, Alabama
Room controlled air-conditioning and steam heat. Pool. 21 inch television. 24 hour telephone service. Restaurant-Lounge.

Oregon Motor Motel - The Dalles, Oregon

200 W. Second St. Tel. 296-9111 (AC503)
The Dalles, Oregon

Truly one of "America's Better Motels" featuring all the last conveniences, utmost comfort and luxurious rest available. 54 units, heated pool, restaurant across street. American MoteLodge member. AAA Approved.

Atlanta Terrace Motel - Hapeville, Georgia

Atlanta Terrace Motel - Hapeville, Georgia

U.S. Highway 41, New Expressway, 7 miles south of Atlanta. 96 beautiful Air Conditioned Units - Air Foam Mattresses, Swimming Pool, Golf, Room Telephones and Free Television, Glass House Restaurant. Address P.O. Box 448, Hapeville, Georgia. Telephone CA-7761

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Holiday Inn - Williamsburg, Virginia

U.S. Highway 60-Z Downtown
902 Richmond Road at Wythe Avenue
Ph. CA 9-5060, AC: 703, TWX: 703-229-6005
Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations

Caravan Motel - Gastonia, North Carolina

Caravan Motel - Gastonia, North Carolina

Electric Heat - Swimming Pool - TV
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Karagias, Owners-Managers
2 Miles East on US 29 & 74
Phone: UN 5-2317 Gastonia, N.C.

Caravan Inn East - Phoenix, Arizona

Caravan Inn East - Phoenix, Arizona

Caravan Inn East
3323 East Van Buren
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix' most modern inn on Highway 60-70-80 combines motor hotel convenience with metropolitan hotel service. Phoenix and Scottsdale shopping centers are close by. The Oasis, intimate restaurant and cocktail lounge in Caravan Inn East, is one of Phoenix' most popular dining places.

The Mark Motor Hotel and Restaurant - Weatherford, Oklahoma

U.S. 66 (Interstate 40)
405-772-3325 for Reservations
Coffee Shop and Dining Room - 40 Spacious Carpeted Rooms - Refrigerated Air - Electric Heat - Tile Baths - Color T.V. - Filtered Swimming Pool - Room Phones - Children's Play Area - Pets Welcome.
Credit Cards - Standard Oil - Phillips 66 - AAA Approved - Member of the Best Western Motels.

Black Angus Motel and Restaurant - Poteau, Oklahoma

Black Angus Motel and Restaurant - Poteau, Oklahoma

Poteau, Oklahoma
Motel Phone 647-3246
Restaurant phone 647-2664
AAA Approved

Merritt Motel - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Located on Ownby Drive. 20 modern units. Electric heat. Tile shower bath. In heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Quiet and restful away from the hustle and bustle. Private swimming pool. Walking distance to fine restaurants. Gift shops and other activities.
Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Merritt Owners-Operators

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Empire Motel - Seattle, Washington

The Empire Motel
Seattle, Wash.
6940 Empire Way South - Phone Parkway 3-7633

Spacious new south end motel - 1,2, and 3 room suites - carpeted - TV - GE kitchenettes - tile showers or combination - guest-controlled heat - near restaurants and shops - minutes to downtown - Near Lake Washington. AAA Approved.
Your Owner Hosts: Ivar and Genevieve Anderson

Wolfram's Dells Gateway Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

The Dell's Largest Motel
44 rooms, some connecting for families or couple, also twins. Spread on acres of landscaped grounds. Spacious playground and picnic area. Off the highway. No traffic noise. Tub and showers, wall-to-wall carpeting, TV, air conditioning, individually controlled heat, heated pool. AAA Approved. Centrally located....wire or phone:
Phone 3-2451 - South Vine Street
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Note on the back says:
Stayed here last nite - July 5, 1973

Baker Hill Motor Court - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Baker Hill Motor Court - Bowling Green, Kentucky

*Located on famous Baker Hill, site of a large fort built by Confederates in 1861. The Union Army reached Baker Hill February 13, 1862 and despite the destruction of foot and railroad bridges, held the fort and the town from which the Southern troops had withdrawn. The largest court in west Kentucky. Open 24 hours a day. Air-conditioned.

Albert Pick Motel - Terre Haute, Indiana

4800 Dixie Bee Road
Terre Haute, Indiana
Phone (812) 299-1181
Completely air conditioned. All rooms with color TV, automatic-dial phones. Swimming pool. Sabre and Saddle Dining Room and Lounge. No charge for children. AAA Approved.

STATUS: Gone. Now a field near a motor speedway.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blair House Motel - Blair, Nebraska

Blair House Motel - Blair, Nebraska

2 miles SW on U.S. 30. Air Conditioned Units, Carpeted, Showers or Combination Baths, Color TV, Courtesy Coffee, Cribs, Playground, Picnic Area. Cafe - 4 blocks. AAA Approved.
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Ondracek, Owners & Managers

Forest Motel - Ellicott City, Maryland

13 miles West of downtown Baltimore, on US Route 40, 6 miles West of beltway exit 15, opposite the Enchanted Forest. Convenient to G.E. Appliance Park East and Columbia City. For reservations, call or write - 10021 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21493 0 Michael A. Weal, Mgr.
Phone (301) 465-2090

Holiday Inn Hotel - North Lima, Ohio

Youngstown Interchange
Ohio Turnpike Exit #16
Telephone: KImbal 92187
Completely Air-Conditioned; 50 luxurious rooms, Carpeted, Free television. Tile Baths, Rooms Telephone. AAA Approved

The hand writing on the back reads: July 2, 1963

Motel Alpine - Macon, Georgia

Macon, Ga.
1990 Riverside Dr. on Ga. 87-148
91 Rooms - Phones - TV - Tub-Shower Comb.
Swimming Pool - Fireproof Bldg.
Restaurant Adjacent
24 HR. SERVICE B.J. Reeves, Res. Mgr.
P.O. Box 1363 736-6221 TWX 788-3854 AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Surfside Motel - Lake George, New York

Swimming Pool - Air Conditioned - Television - Private Sand Beach - Coffee Shop - Boats
Located on Route 9 in Lake George Village
Phone (Area Code 518) 668-2442

The card was mailed from Lake George, New York to Mrs. Catherine Richards of Stratford, Connecticut on September 4, 1965:
Hi - we are stopping here for 3 days. Hope I get a good rest it is just lovely here,
The Paynes

Coach House Inn - Springfield, Missouri

Coach House Inn - Springfield, Missouri

61 beautiful rooms, completely air conditioned and heated. 24 hour telephone service. Swimming pool. Recreation room, Distinctive Gift Shop, Sample Rooms, Restaurant, Adjoining Banquet Facilities Available. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels
2535 North Glenstone Springfield, Missouri
Phone: 417 UN-2-0701
Leave Interstate 44 at U.S. 65 - South
American Express, Diners, Carte Blanche, Standard Oil, American Oil

Travelers Motel - Greensburg, Kansas

U.S. 54 & U.S. 183
In center of town
Greensburg, Kansas
Luxurious accommodations, Carpeted floors, Tile Tub & Shower baths. Instant hot & cold soft water. Telephone and TV in each unit. Color TV in lounge. In-Room Coffee. Telephone 262.

Aqua City Motel - Minneapolis, Minnesota

5739 Lyndale Ave. So.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Exit I-35W Northbound at Minn. 121
Southbound at Lyndale Ave.
On Bus Line - 10 Minute to Downtown
Phone: (612) 861-6061
AAA Approved - 37 Units, Air-Conditioned Carpeted, Fireproof Rooms - Ceramic Baths- Color TV - DIAL PHONES IN EVERY ROOMS - HEATED POOLS

STATUS: Still there. Still the Aqua City Motel.

Bel Air Inn Restaurant and Lounge - Rawlins, Wyoming

Bel Air Inn Restaurant and Lounge - Rawlins, Wyoming
Bel Air Inn Restaurant and Lounge
Interstate 80 - West U.S. 30 - Phone: 324-2737
23rd at Spruce, Rawlins, Wyoming
Luxurious Rooms, Fine Food, Lounge, Heated Pool, Exclusive Wyoming Jade Jewelry
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels

Paradise Motel - Thomasville, North Carolina

U.S. 29 -70 Route 1
Thomasville, N.C.
26 Units - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Beautyrest Mattresses - TV - Telephone in Each Room - Air-Conditioned - Room Coffee - All New, modern Conveniences - Restaurants Near By.
Family and Commercial Rates.
Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe E. Smith, Owners & Mgrs. AAA Approved

Holiday Inn - Dayton, Ohio

U.S. 25 N., (Interstate 75)
2301 Wagoner Ford Road
Ph: 238-4871, AC: 513, TWX: DY 165
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations

Morgan's Motor Court - Vernon, New York

On Route 5, One Mile East of Vernon - Home of Vernon Downs. 10 modern units. Hot water heat. Television and tile bath in each room. Foster Ideal Springs and Inner Spring Mattresses. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Public Telephone. Picnic Facilities. Restaurant across the street, Thruway exit No. 32 or 33. Vernon, NY. Owners and Operators, Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Morgan.

La Fiesta Motor Lodge - St. Augustine Beach, Florida

1001 A1A South
St. Augustine Beach, Fla. 32084
Phone 824-2827
Anastasia Island's finest. Five miles south of historic St. Augustine. 300' private beach, 60' pool, shuffleboard, children's playground. Kitchenettes & bridal unit. Individually controlled heat & air-conditioning, TV, telephones. Restaurant in season, in-room coffee off-season,. Most credit cards are honored. AAA Approved.