Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quality Inn - McDonough, Georgia

I-75 & Ga. 155 Exit
Cafeteria, Heated Pool, Color TV, Extra Length Posture-Pedic Matresses (sic). 10 min. International Race Track. 25 Min. Atlanta Stadium, Cyclorama. Six Flags over Ga. 30 Min. Stone Mtn. 1 Mile to Golf Course. Country Quiet.

Royal Inn - Cresecent City, California

Overlooking the Crescent City Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Two blocks from Downtown Mall Area. New, Modern. Built in 1966 - TV, Telephones, Queen Size Beds, AAA Approved - In-Room Coffee Served. All Approved Credit Cards Accepted.

The card was mailed from Crescent City, California to John McIntosh of Macon, Georgia on June 21, 1968:

Dear John,
We spent the night here last night. Wish you were with us - you should see the redwood trees! Leaving for San Francisco now - Hope you are fine - Be good & careful.
Love, Mother & Daddy

Thunderbird Lodge - Hardeeville, South Carolina

Hwy. US 17 S and I-95 Ext.

All deluxe rooms - wall-to-wall carpeting - individually controlled electric heat and air conditioning - full tile bath tub and shower combination - color TV - swimming pool - restaurant adjacent - Country Club golf privileges (5 minutes away)
Your Hosts: Owen & Stanley Fulghum

Sheraton Valdosta Motor Inn - Valdosta, Georgia

PO Box 1191
Interstate 75 and U.S. 84
Valdosta, Georgia

Georgia's finest resort motel located in the Azalea City and the heart of the World's Naval Stores Center. Olympic size pool, restaurant, spacious, air-conditioned rooms. Bridal and hospitality suites available. Reservations via TWX 912-244-0994. Family plan available.

Mazer Motel - Strasburg, Virginia

On US Route 11

Modern, air-conditioned, automatic heat, tubs and tiled showers. Restaurants and swimming pool nearby, most beautiful part of the Shenandoah Valley in view of Alleghany and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Mazer - Owners-Operators. Member of the American Motor Hotel Association.

Friday, November 27, 2009

World Motor Hotel - Salt Lake City, Utah

1900 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Conference rooms & executive suites. Heated pool. Restaurant - Banquet Facilities. Dialamatic Phone. Gift Shop. Barber & Beauty Salon. 200 Beautifully decorated rooms. AAA Approved. A member of the Best Western Motels.

The card was mailed from Salt Lake City, Utah to Kenneth Strang of South Bend, Indiana on August 20, 1965:

Hi! It's Sun nite and we've had a big day. We drove to Salt Lake City and ate here at this motel. We're staying here to nite and be on our way to Yellowstone by noon tomorrow. We took a tour thru the Mormon Temple in the evening & rode around to see the Capitol building & airport. Hope everything is OK at home. Love, Edith

Paul Bunyan Motel - Bemidji, Minnesota

On US 2-7-371
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
Located near famous statues of Paul Bunyan and the Blue Ox. 28 attractive units. All air conditioned with TV and hot water heat. AAA Approved. Excellent private beach, shuffleboard and boats. OPEN ALL YEAR.

Rodeway Inn - Houston, Texas

3135 Southwest Frewway
Houston, Texas 77006
Phone JA 6-1071

Beach Front Gardens - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Beach Front Gardens - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Directly on the ocean
Massachusetts Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, N.J.
Wish you were her. You'll delight in the beach bathing directly from your room. You'll go for the sun decks and the floral gardens. There's nothing like motel-type accommodations.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Friendship House Restaurant and Cottages - Mississippi City, Mississippi

"Host to the Gulf Coast"
Where Hospitality Prevails
Phones: Gulfport 5618 - Biloxi 7722
Midway between Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Inn - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 30 at Interchange #12 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Ph: REpublic 5-4313 - AC:814
Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations

Georgian Motel - Silver Spring, Maryland

7990 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Md.
JU 8-8520
Overlooking the Nation's Capital - One block from the Washington D.C. line. 125 luxurious rooms and suites. AAA Approved. Member of Quality Courts.

Bryant's Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Bryant's Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

On U.S. 301 & 25 - South City Limits
Adjoins Mrs. Bryant's Kitchen
44 Units. Twin Doubled Beds. Electric Heat & Air Conditioning. Color TV Available, Phones, Intercom Music and Radio. Wall-to-wall Carpet, Tile Baths, Connecting Rooms, Coin Laundry, Swimming Pool, Playground. Quiet Atmosphere. Doctor on Call - 24 hr. Service. AAA Approved. A Quality Motel. Diners' Club, American Express, American Express, Philips 66 and American Oil Cards accepted.
461 South Main St.
Statesboro, GA 30458

Dunes Motel - Coos Bay, Oregon

Dunes Motel - Coos Bay, Oregon

1445 N Bayshore Drive
90 Units, 24 Hour Direct Dial Room Phones, Long Beds, Continental Breakfasts, TV, Conference Room, restaurant Nearby, Excellent Hunting, Fresh and Saltwater Fishing. A member of the Best Western Motels. AAA Approved

Juana Motel - Louiseville, Quebec

Boulevard Est.

Sur la route 2. - 20 Unites modernes, bain et douche, TV et radio, tapis mur a mur.

In Highway No. 2 between Montreal and Three Rivers. 20 Modern Units, bath & shower, TV & Radio, wall-to-wall carpet.

Mailed from somewhere in Quebec to Ville Mont Royal, Quebec on July 2, 1988:
1. Jany Rock - 26 Juillet
2. Sonia San Cartier - 27 Juillet

Marielle Kirovac
755 - 1em Ave. #660 Quebec, P.Q.

Wythe Motor Lodge - Wytheville, Virginia

Adjacent to Howard Johnson Restaurant
Exit #3 Interstate 81 North
U.S. #11 and U.S. #52
Wytheville, Virginia 24382
34 Rooms. All Furnished with Two Double Beds; Electric Heat; Air Conditioning; TV and Telephones. AAA Approved.

7 Seas Motel - Newport, Oregon

861 SW Coast Highway, US 101
44 ultra modern units - tile baths and showers - kitchenettes available - room phones - TV - wall to wall carpet. Heated pool. Excellent restaurants nearby. AAA Approved.

Newport, Oregon
861 S.W. Coast Highway, U.S. 101
44 modern units - tile baths and showers - Kitchenettes available - direct dial phones - TV (color available) - wall to wall carpet. Electric heat. Excellent restaurant adjacent. AAA Approved. A Friendship Inn.
Claude & Lee Raybourn

STATUS: The motel has been renamed the Money Saver Motel but the building still remains.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Knox Motel - Knoxville, Tennessee

Ph: Powell 4-9916
33 Rooms, Electric Heat, Some Air Conditioned, Beauty Rest and Anglewood Rubber Foam Mattresses, Private Ceramic tub and showers. Shelton' Restaurant across the street. Chance Poer, Owner Marion Mayhew, mgr.

Snow Hill Motel - Lincolnville Beach, Maine

U.S. Route 1
4 miles North of Camden
Overlooking Beautiful Penobscot Bay
Coffee Bar & TV Lounge
May & Ed Adams, Owners
No Pets

Windsor Motel and Dining Room - Summerton, South Carolina

1/2 miles south of Summerton, S.C.
on U.S Routes 301 and 15
30 large rooms tastefully furnished, steam heat, tile baths. TV in every room. 100% air Conditioned. Putting Greens, Shuffleboard, Horseshoe Pitching Field, Swimming Pool, Children's Playground. Telephone 3215. AAA Approved. Member of Quality Courts United.

1/2 Miles south of Summerton, SC
On U.S. Routes 301 and 15
30 large rooms tastefully furnished, steam heat, tile baths. TV in every room. 100% Air Conditioned. Putting Greens, Shuffleboard, Swimming Pool, Children's Playground. Telephone 485-3215
AAA Approved. A Quality Motel.

Holiday Inn - Moline, Illinois

Junction US Highways 150, 6, 92 and Interstate 280
Ph: 762-8811 - AC: 309
253 Units - Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Cocktail Lounge - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations

Paradise Inn Motel - Effingham, Illinois

1000 W. Fayette Ave.


1/2 mile West on US 40
3/4 mile East of I-70 & I-57

Hillcrest Motel - Quinnesec, Michigan

"Quiet and Restful"
Showers or Tub Baths - Open year around. Three miles east of Iron Mountain on US 2 - Phone 3102J
Harlan and Joyce Larson, Owners and Managers

Valley Forge Motel - Downington, Pennsylvania

"Approved Motel"
At Downington Inter-Change of Penna Turnpike and Route 100. PO Box 101 - Downington, Penna. 14 Modern Units featuring Terrazzo Floors, "Air-Conditioning" and TV in Every Room.

Tremholm Motor Lodge - Henrietta, New York

Rt. 15 at Thruway Exit 46 - W.
A truly distinctive motel - Luxurious rooms - Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge - Completely Air Condition - Phone: Henrietta 777 for Reservations. AAA Approved. Member of Quality Courts. Recommended by Duncan Hines

Cactus Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

Cactus Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

New, modern units, electric heat, air conditioning and TV in every room. On US 19 approach to famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
1600 - 34 Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida

The card was mailed from Dania, Florida to Archebeu Chambers of Terre Haute, Indiana on December 13, 1961:

Hi Archie & Shubert!
Enjoying the wonderful breeze & warm sunshine here. Believe it or not I am in sleeveless dress. You must make this trip sometime its good for what ails us. Love, Helen

Breezy Acres Motel - Skowhegan, Maine

Breezy Acres Motel - Skowhegan, Maine

1 mile South on Rte. 201
Skowhegan, Maine 04976
Modern Units - Tubs - Showers - Carpeted - Heated - TV - Filtered Pool - Playground - Picnic Are - Trout Fishing in Private Pond.

Holiday Inn Wilmington No. 2 - Newark, Delaware

RFD No 3., Newark Delaware 19711
Interstate 95 & Route 273
Ph: 737-2700 - AC: 302
TWX: 302-737-1065
SWIMMING POOL - Free TV - Advance TWX reservations.

Interstate 95 & Route 273
Ph; 737-2700 - AC: 302

Friendship Inn Safari Motel - Nephi, Utah

On I-15 at 400 South Main
Nephi, Utah 84648

Clean, quiet accommodations. Moderately priced. Room Phones. Heated Swimming pool. King and Queen Beds. In room coffee. Color TV with some AM-FM radios. AC or air cooling. Cafe adjacent. Direct dial phones.

Costa Mesa Inn - Costa Mesa, California

Costa Mesa Inn - Costa Mesa, California

2505 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626
133 spacious units, Coffee shop, dining room and cocktail lounge adjoining. All oversize beds. Color TV, air conditioned. Swimming pool. 24 hour switchboard. Large swimming pool and recreation area. Parking for every unit. Only a few minutes to Orange County Airport, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and Newport Beach.

Twi-Lite Motel - Front Royal, Virginia

53 W. 14th Street, Front Royal, Va. 22630
Where The Skyline Drive Begins
Modern motel on US rts. 340, 522 and State Rt. 55. Tub and Shower; TV: Air Conditioner; Wall-to-Wall Carpeting; Room Phones; Swimming Pool

Quality Courts Motel Downtown - Statesboro, Georgia

U.S. 301 and 25
In Midtown Statesboro - Air Conditioning - Hot Water Heat - Carpeted Rooms - Phones - TV - Music - Radio - Tile Combination Bath - 24 Hour Switchboard - Swimming Pool

Downtowner Motor Inn - Springfield, Illinois

Downtowner Motor Inn - Springfield, Illinois

400 N. 9th - Springfield, Illinois
Restaurant - Free Parking - TV - HiFi - Free Reservation Service - Heated Swimming Pool - Private Meeting Rooms - Ultra Modern accommodations - In the Heart of Downtown
We are located between Lincoln's Home and Lincoln's Tomb.

Holiday Inn Chicago SW - Oak Lawn, Illinois

Located 1 mile SW of Chicago city limits
4140 W. 95th St., in the Village of Oak Lawn
Banquet facilities to 450; 150 Rooms
Tel: 312/425-7900

Frontier Motel - Caldwell, Idaho

Hwy. 20-26-80N at 5th Avenue
Caldwell, Idaho
Phone 459-1536

18 Units - Refrigerated Air Conditioning - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Room Phones - TV - Baby Cribs - Playground - Heated Pool - Easy Parking - Fine Restaurants nearby.

Bon-Ette Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Bon-Ette Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Enjoy real comfort at distinctively modern
Bon-ette Motel
Statesboro, Georgia
On U.S. 301 and 25
Fastest Routes to Florida
Fireproof Construction - Room Controlled Air-Conditioning & Electric Heat - Swimming Pool - Television - Room Phones - Doctor on Call - Downtown location, adjoining Howard Johnson's Restaurant. AAA Approved. Phone PO 4-5438

Bon-Ette Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Enjoy Real Comfort at Distinctively Modern
Bon-Ette Motel
101 N. Main St.
On U.S. 301 & 25. Fastest Routes to Florida.
Fireproof construction - Room controlled Air Conditioning & Electric Heat - Downtown Location, Near Theater, Shopping, etc. Adjoining Howard Johnson's Restaurant.

R.E. Drew.
Made by Dexter

Holiday Inn - Fredericksburg, Virginia

US Rt. 1 and Interstate 90
PO Box 824
Swimming Pool - Ai-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations - Near four famous Civil War battlefields.

Mailed from Marietta, Georgia to Bruce and Family of Somersworth, New Hampshire on February 17, 1966:

Spent Monday night here. Arrived about 7 P.M. Left for Marietta GA about 8 A.M. arrived at Eddie's about 7 P.M. We've had a most pleasant trip - good roads all the way. We'll leave here for Gainesville Florida about 7:30 A.M. Friday morning. All are well here. Will write a letter when I reach Edna's. Keep well - Mom & Grannie
Tony says Hi

Royal Inn - Needles, California

640 Arch Street
Needles, California 92363

39 luxuriously air conditioned units, Color TV in all room. Heated swim pool, therapy pool, Sauna baths with lounges. Major credit cards accepted. Colorado River offers excellent golf course nearby. Restaurant and cocktail lounge adjoining. AAA Approved

John Milton Motel - Dewitt, New York

The gala swimming pool at John Milton Motel

Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge. 5 miles from Exit 35 New York Thruway. 5 miles East of Syracuse on Route 5. Full Air-Conditioned - Free TV and pool facilities. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Member of Quality Courts United.

Tampa East Travelodge - Tampa, Florida

1102 East Kennedy Blvd.
Phone 229-8857
On highways Business 41 and US 60 in downtown Tampa, Florida. 60 beautiful units - heated pool, free TV, room phones, refrigerated air conditioning, complimentary Inn-Room coffee. Near famous Ybor City. Restaurant on property.

The card was mailed from Tampa, Florida to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Peters of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on April 9, 1969:

Dear Mom & Dad,
Had good flight to Tally. Mr. Clifton picked me up at Airport. We had about 2 hour meeting to plan for State meeting. We got it planned. I went to see Bethie & we ate lunch together & spent about 3 hrs. before my light to Tampa. Again flight good. Got to motel about 6 pm. Is nice but in deserted part of town - meetings right across st. Little coffee shop here at motel that had good porckhops. Probably go out with other people for supper next few nights. Meeting not till 1 pm. so may lay out by pool if sunny in morning. Most likely see you Friday for supper.
Love, Suzy.

Corsair Motel - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Corsair Motel - Jekyll Island, Georgia
Telephone Neptune 5-2292
Year 'round beach resort motel - Enjoy a golfer's paradise - 3 courses, 45 beautiful holes of golf - Fishing - Tennis - Complete social program - Special activities for children and teems - Restaurant - 2 pools - TV - Air conditioning - Convention facilities for small and large groups. AAA Approved. American Express accepted.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tahiti Motel & Restaurant - Folkston, Georgia

On US 1-23 & 301, South

Folkston's Newest and Finest. Back from Highway....Individually air-conditioned and Electrically Heated...Room Phones, TV in each room....Family Units...Spacious Play Area...Adult & Kiddy Swimming Pool. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Sixeas, Owners-Mgrs.
Phone 496-5141

Writing on the back:
Saturday Night
Arrived here at 9:00 P.M. Had dinner in Jessup, Ga. Cold but sunny. Good trip, so far and making very good time. Will be in Naples by Sunday. Will write a letter from there.
Love, Sally

On US 1-23 & 301, South

Folkston's Newest and Finest. Back from Highway....Individually air-conditioned and Electrically Heated...Room Phones, TV in each room....Family Units...Spacious Play Area...Adult & Kiddy Swimming Pool. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Mr. & Mrs. A.K. Sixeas, Owners-Mgrs.
Phone 496-5141 for Reservations

Grand Motel - Chadron, Nebraska

Phone 2-5595
On Hiway 20 - Three blocks east of Hiway 385
27 Comfortable Rooms
"Gateway to the Black Hills"
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels

Stardust Motel - North Stonington, Connecticut

Jct. 95-184-216
Clarks Falls Exits
North Stonington, Conn. 06359
22 Units - TV - Air Conditioning - Swimming Pool - 10 Min. North of Mystic Seaport - 8 Miles East of R.I. beaches on 216.
P.J. & R.A. Grills - Prop.

Writing on the back says: August '78

Fort Williams Motel - Sylacauga, Alabama

Fort Williams Street
Forty rooms, beautifully furnished, with central heat. Air conditioning, tub and shower, telephones. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.