Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thunderbird Motel - Syracuse, New York



THUNDERBIRD MOTEL
at Exit #35, New York State Thruway
Syracuse, N.Y.
100 Beautiful, new, modern, de luxe units; individually air-conditioned and heated. Automatic telephone service. Television in each room. Public secretary and rental typewriters. Excellent food served in our Thunderbird Lounge. Cocktail lounge and meeting rooms. Excellent accommodations at rates you can afford. You can see us from the Thruway.
Phone H.O. 3-0202 Syracuse 6, N.Y.

Green Crest Motel - Kansas City, Missouri



15014 East New 40 Highway & Interstate 70, 2 Miles west of 71. By pass, Kansas City, MO. 10 Min. to downtown K.C. - 5 min. to downtown Independence, Mo. Restaurant - Large Swim Pool - Play ground, 60 Rooms, Individual Thermostat. Air Conditioning - Heat - Electric - Hot Water Tubs - Showers - Telephones, TB - Tadio - Music in each Room. Member AMHA.
Phone CLifton 4-1122

The card was mailed from Kansas City, Missouri to Miss Anne Cleveland of Ascutney, Vermont on June 7, 1971:

Dear Anne- Thanks for the delicious brownies - we are enjoying them as we ride along. Staying here Tonite (sat) Just had a swim. Everything wonderful.
Regards - Don & Grace

Swan Motel - Linden, New Jersey

U.S. Route #1, Linden, NJ

102 Private Rooms - Tile Baths - Air conditioned - T.V. - Radio - Room Telephones. Swimming Pool - Meeting Rooms - Game Room - Caucus Room - Cocktail Lounge. Restaurant Adjacent. Open All Year - 24 Hours a day 20 Min. to N.Y.C.
Phone: WAbash 5-5300
Courtesy Car to Newark Airport. TWX 201 486-7077
AMHA Member. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Red & White Court - Casper, Wyoming



1660 East Yellowstone
Casper, Wyoming

Recommended-22 Units-Tub and Shower-Telephone-Air Conditioner-TV Phone 2-4565

River's End Cottage Court - New Port Richey, Florida



New Port Richey, Florida. West coast highway US 19. Located on beautiful Cotee River and Gulf of Mexico. Good fishing, quiet and restful, spacious grounds. "The Best" in tourist courts, carefully furnished for your utmost comfort. Individual units with carports, with or without all-electric kitchens. Shopping area and restaurant nearby.
Phone 2691 Mr. & Mrs. T.RR. Fohlbrook, Owners AAA Approved.

The writing on the back says:
$7.00

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Mt. Holly, New Jersey



New Jersey Turnpike at Exit #5
Tel. 267-6550
In Historic Burlington County
Mt. Holly, N.J.

59 Beautifully decorated Units - telephone and Television in every Suite - Individually Controlled Heat and Air Conditioning - Switchboard open 24 Hours - Close to Fort Dix and Maguire Air Force Base.

Pets Allowed - Restaurant on premises

Motel Rand - St. Petersburg, Florida



4800 - 34th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida
"Friendliness is a habit here"
Really Clean Kitchenettes and overnight rooms.

King James Motel - Rochester, New York



THE KING JAMES MOTEL
2835 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
On Route 31- 10 Miles West of Thruway Exit 45. 70 Modern Units with Air Conditioning, Color TV and Room Phones. Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.
Open for Breakfast 7 AM Daily
Telephone 716-442-9220

Minuet Manor Motel and Dining Room - Altoona, Pennsylvania



Minuet Manor Motel and Dining Room
Rt. 220 5 Miles N. Altoona, PA
Pepper Mills ala Minuet!

World's largest collection of unique pepper mills, ranging in size for 3 inches to 7 feet 6-inches. Just one of the many memorable pleasures in store for you at the Minuet Manor is being served freshly ground pepper from this outstanding collection.

Natures Rancho Auto Court - Newton, Wisconsin



NATURES RANCHO AUTO COURT
Newton, Wisconsin
17 miles north of Sheboygan on U.S. 141. Wisconsin's newest and finest court. 10 luxurious rooms, beautiful tiled tub and shower baths. Luxury accommodation at reasonable rater. It's new, glamorous and the finest with TV and radio in every room. A stop you'll enjoy and always remember.
AAA approved. Phone Newton 33 2L.

Trade Winds Motel - Chattanooga, Tennesse


5611 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Located on US 11 & 64, five miles east of downtown. 27 units, air conditioned, electric heat, tiled tub & shower baths. Restaurant in connection. Avery Little, operator.

Crystal City Cabins - Corning, New York

Crystal City Cabins - Corning, New York

Near The Famous Glass Exhibit
On Rte. 17 just West of Corning City Line
C.H. deLorraine Corning, N.Y.
Phone: Corning 6-9866

Thunderbird Motel - Rock Springs, Wyoming


1556 9th St.
Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901
East End of Town - 1st off Interstate 80 - 20 Modern Soundproof Units- All New, TV, Tub and Showers - Reasonable Priced Modern Cafe & Service Stations, 100 Ft. P.O. Box 1666.

There is a note that says:

We stayed here Aug. 2

Town House Motel - Portland, Oregon

Town House Motel
4800 NE Sandy Blvd., Highway US 30
Portland 13, Oregon
35 Deluxe Units, Kitchens, Individual Switchboard Service, TV, Radio, Refrigerated Air Conditioning, Heated Swimming Pool, Ample Parking. Surround by Restaurants, Shopping and Churches. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines.
Phone ATlantic 2-2281
John T. Goss, Owner
Ruth Claiborne, Resident Hostess

Park Motel - Newport, Oregon



PARK MOTEL
"For a Beauty Rest"
Electric heat-TV-Phones
1106 SW 9th St, Phone 265-2234
Newport, Oregon 97365
Gladys and Forrest Kelly
Owners
AAA Approved.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Travelodge - Blythe, California



Blythe City Limits, East Side
Route US 60-70
Blythe, California
Telephone 7561
Recommended by: AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California

The card was mailed from Blythe, California to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kline of Danville, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1956:

Stopping here tonight on home tomorrow. Had a very pleasant trip down from Seattle. Perfect weather all the way. Got in to Hollywood Fri. evening 7:30-was there until this morning. Not too hot over desert today. Love, Herb & Jean

O'Haire Manor Motel - Shelby, Montana



204 Second St. South, Shelby, Montana 59474
Phone (406) 434-5555
40 Rooms - Phones - Cable TV (5 Channels)
Shelby is the Nothern Crossroads of Interstate 15 and U.S. #2 leading to Alaska and Glacier National Park

Circle Drive Motor Court - Jacksonville, North Carolina

Circle Drive Motor Court - Jacksonville, North Carolina

"The Midsouth's Finest"
90 Luxuriois Guest Rooms with private baths, Steam Heat. 40 with Kitchenettes. Restaurant on premises serving all meals. Adjacent to Camp Lejeune, World's Largest Marine Base.
Telephone Jacksonville 745
On Ocean Hiway (U.S. 17) in city limits, Jacksonville, N.C.

Circle Drive Motor Court - Jacksonville, North Carolina

"The Midsouth's Finest"
90 Luxurious Guest Rooms with private baths. Steam Heat. 40 with Kitchenettes. Restaurant on premises serving all meals. Adjacent to Camp Lejeune, World's largest Marine Base. Telephone Jacksonville 7455
D.L. Phillips, Owner
On Ocean Hiway (U.S. 17) in city limits. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Alrutz of Mt. Vernon, Virginia on June 8, 1956:

Dear Helen:
Sorry we couldn't. Stop in but a powerful hurry to down. We are now engrossed in buying furniture & moving in to our new gov. at. Will promise to come see in Aug. when Roger gets leave. Love, Minn.
P.S. Will write more later.

Flamingo Motel - Roseville, California


Flamingo Motel
410 Riverside Avenue
Roseville, Calif.
Phones-Heated Pool-TV-Individually Controlled Heat and Refrigerated Air-Conditioning, In town, near restaurant, cocktail lounges, and three golf courses.

Flamingo Motel - Laconia, New Hampshire



Rt. 3. Weirs Blvd., Laconia, N.H.
Modern deluxe units, TV, Automatic Heat, Carpeting, showers, some with showers and tub, swimming pool, walking distance to Weirs Beach. Open May-Oct: Mr. and Mrs. Elwell Sanborn; Tel. 603-366-4453

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Linkletter Motel - Summerside, Prince Edward Island



Offerring year-round accommodation for travellers. 54 Units - Guest Lounge - "Islandia"
"Coach Room" - Dining Room - Games Room. Located in the heart of the community on historic site of Summerside's first inn. AAA and CAA Approved.

Writing on the back says:
Stayed here two nights.

Fergus Motel - Great Falls, Montana



28 one- and two-room units-combination tile bath and shower - wall-to-wall carpet - thermostatic controlled heat - air conditioned - phone in each unit - free TV and radio. Located west side across from Fairgrounds, one block north of intersection highway, 87, 89, 91 and 20. Quiet, shady location, 6 blocks from city center, good restaurant nearby. Open all year. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.
Phone: GL 2-6435

Fairmount Motel & Restaurant - Port Angeles, Washington



Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Rt. 1, Box 22 Phone (206) 457-6113
1 Mile West on U.S. 101
DeLuxe Units - Electric Heat - TV - Gas and Groceries - Coffee Shop and Dining Room - Delicious Seafoods and Steaks - Rendezvouz Room - Ample Parking.

Esquire Motel - Seekonk, Massachusetts



Code 617-336-9000
On Rt. 6 - 4 miles east of Providence, R.I.
78 Units - Swimming Pool - Putting Green - Individually controlled Heat and Air-Conditioning. AAA Approved. Opposite Eileen Darling's Restaurant

Dutch Mill Inn Motor Hotel - Trenton, Ontario



Trenton's Finest
DUTCH MILL INN MOTOR HOTEL
53 Units - 2 Dining Rooms - Fully Licensed - Sample and Board Room - Nitely Entertainment - Swimming Poll. 299 Dundas St. East (No. 2 Hwy.), Trenton, Ont. 613-392-9121

Motel Vagabond - Wheatland, Indiana



We are AAA
Modern - 8 Rooms - Air-Conditioned - Tiled Showers - Simmons Beauty Rest Mattresses
Restaurant Nearby
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Robinson
Managers & Owners
Ph. 2952

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Motel Winnemucca - Winnemucca, Nevada



Dear _________________
We're stopping here at the Motel Winnemucca tonight. It's really a beautiful place - right on highway 40 in Winnemucca, Nevada. The rooms are marvelous - very large, and furnished in smart new modern. We're looking forward to the best night's rest of our whole trip!

Writing on the back:
 8-26-64
$16.00

Shangri La Motel - Ocean City, Maryland



Ocean Side at 84th Street
Ocean City, Maryland

Efficiencies - Swimming Pool - Free TV - Air Conditioned - Deluxe Furnishings

Desert Village Motel - Fort Worth, Texas

Desert Village Motel - Fort Worth, Texas

The Beautiful, New
Desert Village Motel
Fort Worth, Texas
Located at 6651 Camp Bowie Boulevard on Highways 80-180-377, three blocks east of 180 and 183 Traffic Circle. Reservation Phone SUnset 9292. This Motel, with its fine food, refrigerated air, swimming pool, radio, television, telephones, 90 rooms and suites is one the best. AAA Approved.

Desert Village Motel - Fort Worth, Texas

The Beautiful, New
Desert Village Motel
Fort Worth, Texas
Located at 6651 Camp Bowie Boulevard on Highways 80-180-377, three blocks east of 180 and 183 Traffic Circle. Reservation Phone PE 8-9292. This Motel, with its fine food, refrigerated air, swimming pool, radio, television, telephones, 90 rooms and suites is one the best. AAA Approved.

Duncan Lodge Motel - Kentland, Indiana

Phone: 465
U.S. Hwy. #41, 2 Blocks No. of Hwy. 24 and 52
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Spacious Rooms, Ceramic Tile Baths. Individually Controlled Heat and Air Conditioning. Beautyrest Mattresses. Free TV in Rooms. Nearby Restaurants. AAA Approved.

The writing on the back says:
Monday, May 18, 1959

Drake Motel - Springfield, Ohio

Drake Motel - Springfield, Ohio

One of America's Finest
DRAKE MOTEL
East on US Rt. 40, Springfield, Ohio
3200 E. Main St. - Phone: FA-5-7334
30 Ultra Modern Units-Ceramic Tile Bath and Shower Combination - Radiation Heating - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Excellent Restaurant and Theatre Nearby - Free TV - Crushed Ice- Newspapers-Continental Breakfast-Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Desert Gem Motel - Gila Bend, Arizona

Desert Gem Motel - Gila Bend, Arizona

Gila Bend, Arizona
A colorful oasis in the heart of the desert country. Lovely furnished rooms carefully designed with the finest refrigeration and electric heating. A masterpiece in modern design with patio, heated swimming pool, television and wide, sheltered carports at your door.

The card was mailed from Navasota, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Carter Gilman City, Missouri on
March 7, 1959:
3/7/59
We got your card and we enjoyed you (sic) visit in Ocean Beach so much. We are at Navasota Texas now at Mareen's. Will be home some time soon.
The Hursts

Dalton's Motel - Libby, Montana

Dalton's Motel - Libby, Montana

AAA Approved
Phone 255
A Beautyrest in Every Room

Crescent Motel - Walsbenburg, Colorado

Crescent Motel - Walsenburg, Colorado
Highways 85-87N & Interstate 25
Walsbenburg, Colorado
Air Conditioned - Room Phones and TV - Combination Baths - Recommended by AAA and Mobil Travel Guide
Your Hostess is EDNA GALLAGHER

Cortez Motel - Harrisonville, Missouri

Cortez Motel - Harrisonville, Missouri

"For Those Who Care"
Phone Area Code 816-884-3208
Highway 71
Business Route
PO Box 58
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
Individually controlled steam heat, 100% air conditioned, ceramic baths, closed garages, Free TV, Room Phones, Inn Room coffee, Carpets, Playground, Restaurants Nearby, AAA Approved.
Ralph & Opal Hawkins, Managing Owners

Starlight Lodge - Ormond Beach, Florida


Telephone: OR 73122
2222 N. Ocean Shore Boulevard
Ormond Beach, Florida

Directly on the Ocean, 30 miles South of Marineland, Florida. 3 Miles North of Ormond Beach, Florida. On U.S. A1A. Hotel or Motel Rooms. Efficiencies & Apartments as you like. Shuffleboard & Surf Fishing. Tomoka Park & Trail within easy distance. Golf, Tennis, Deep Sea Fishing, Cocktail Lounge and good restaurant in close vicinity. Approved by ATA and Florida Motel Ass'n.
Vernon & Fern Rhorer, Owners-Managers

Palms Motel and Restaurant - Ridgeland, South Carolina



Highway 17 - Ridgeland, S.C. 29936
On I-95 take Exits 18 or 22
Tastefully Furnished Rooms, Carpeted Floors, Color TV, Air-Conditioning, Room Phones, Swimming pool for Guests only. Excellent Dining Room & Coffee Shop - Famous for Home-Cooking, Garden Fresh Vegetables & Homemade Pies. AAA Approved. Owned & Operated by J.W. Fell

Corn Palace Motel and Chef Louie's Steak House and Cocktail Lounge - Mitchell, South Dakota

Corn Palace Motel and Chef Louie's Steak House and Cocktail Lounge - Mitchell, South Dakota

Corn Palace Motel
Air Conditioned - 36 All Modern Units - Clean - Cool - Comfortable
Chef Louie's Steak House
Featuring "Steaks From the World's Finest Corn Fed Beef" Amid Delightful Surrounding. A Beautiful Cocktail Lounge for your After Dinner Pleasure

The Card was mailed from Kimball, South Dakota to Mr. & Mrs. Alf. Clauson of Ottumwa, Iowa on September 13, 1954:

Dear Folks,
Made very good time - just wonderful traveling weather. Ate a fine chicken dinner at Emmetsburg & arrived in Mitchell at 6:15 &  just got this place right away. Going to see Corn Palace tomorrow. The Grotto was really beautiful - spent one hour there. - Lillian & Walt

Congress Inn - New Albany, Indiana

Congress Inn - New Albany, Indiana

"Inspired by the elegance of the Old South". 72 rooms & suites, Robert E. Lee Dining Room. Cocktail Lounge, Indoor Pool, Closed-circuit TV Convention Facilities. Centrally located in scenic Southern Indiana. 201 East Elm Street, New Albany, Indiana, Whitehall 5-3551. AAA Approved.

Commonwealth Motor Court - Charlottesville, Virginia

Commonwealth Motor Court - Charlottesville, Virginia

On U.S. 250 half mile west of Charlottesville, Va.
A distinctively modern motor court, completely air-conditioned, adjacent to an excellent restaurant, TV room phones and radio. Phone 293-6181. AAA Approved. Member of Congress Inns Coast to Coast.

Colonial Arms Motel - Penns Grove, New Jersey

Colonial Arms Motel - Penns Grove, New Jersey

R.D. 1 Penns Grove, N.J.
76 Completely Air-Conditioned Units
Private Phones - Swimming Pool - Bridal Suite - Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
AAA Approved - American Express & Diners Club Accepted - Member of Quality Motels For Reservations-Phone (Area Code 609) 299-3700

Colonial Arms Motel - Penns Grove, New Jersey
R.D.1 Penns Grove, New Jersey
76 Completely Air-Conditioned Units
Private Phones - Swimming Pool - Bridal Suite - Color TV - Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. AAA Approved. American Express and Diners' Club Accepted. A Quality Motel. Copyright 1971 by Bill Bard Associates Inc.

Lucas Motel - Gore, Virginia



On U.S. Highway No. 50, just 12 Miles West of Winchester, Va. Completely Modern - Open All Year - Phone Gore UL 8-2123. Owned & Operated by Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Lucas.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Clay's Motel - Glasgow, Delaware

Clay's Motel -  Glasgow, Delaware

Clay's Motel on U.S. Route 40 - Glasgow, Delaware
Modern Brick Motel - Room Phones - 3 miles from Interstate Highway No. 95, Newark, Del. Exit - Telephone 368-8763 - Area Code 302 - 3 Excellent Restaurants in Block. AAA Approved.

City Center Motel - Madras, Oregon

City Center Motel - Madras, Oregon

On Hwy. 97 and 26, 3 blocks from city center
26 modern and deluxe units - Heated pool, phones, TV, Air conditioned, Individual heat, Restaurant - Personalized service - Vacation in the heart of Central Oregon's lake county. Rock hunting, fishing and water skiing - View the world's longest fish ladder in the beautiful Deschutes River. AAA Approved

City Center Motel - Madras, Oregon

Center on U.S. 27 & US 97 Northbound at 124 - 5th St. One & two room, well kept units. A/C - Direct dial phones - Cable TV - Pool - Restaurant - Lighted boat parking lot. AAA Approved

The Vermonter - Bennington, Vermont



4 miles West of Bennington, Vt. on Vermont Route 9
Phone Bennington 2529

New 8 unit Motel, sound proofed, cross ventilated, tile baths, tub - shower. Also 14 modern individual cottages, central heat throughout. Restaurant on premises. Emmons Walker.
MARJORIE and FRANCIS FIELD, Owners

Monday, April 13, 2009

Century Motel - Fort Worth, Texas

Century Motel - Fort Worth, Texas
3434 East Lancaster
Fort Worth, Texas
This beautiful scene meets the eye of travelers on US Highways 80 and 180 on the east approach to the city of Fort Worth. The "Century: has 60 air-conditioned rooms with bath, garage, radio and television. This Motel, approved by the AAA and Duncan Hines, offers complete hotel and coffee shop service. "AN ASSOCIATED FEDERAL HOTEL" Telephone LAmar 2171. Long Distance 77.