Friday, February 26, 2010

Chateau Bleu Resort Motel - North Wildwood, New Jersey

Chateau Bleu Resort Motel - North Wildwood, New Jersey

Luxury Resort Motel
10th & Surf Aves.
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
Courteous informality. . . In a relaxing atmosphere Friendly motel with beatifully appointed motel rooms and efficiencies, air-conditioning and heat, color TV, Hi Fi music, and daily maid service. Refrigerators in all rooms. Free parking and free ice. Swimming pool with large lounging areas. Seconds away from the world's finest and safest beach.

Holiday Inn - Montebello, California

Los Angeles-Montebello
Santa Ana Freeway, Slauson Exit
7709 Telegraph Road
Montebello, California
Exquisite dining shall be yours to enjoy at the Imperial Dining Room of the Holiday Inn.
Telephone: 724-1400 - AC: 213

Los Robles Lodge - Santa Rosa, California

North U.S. Highway 101 at Edwards Ave.
Santa Rosa, California, 95401 Phone: (707) 545-6330

Santa Rosa's Finest and Most Luxurious Motor Lodge... featuring complete accommodations. Smartly decorated rooms with Queen-size beds - TV and radio in every room - Air-conditioned - Large heated pool - Spacious restaurant, cocktail lounge, coffee shop, a diner's delight - Banquet accommodations - Private Lanais

Sahara Motor Hotel - Blythe, California

825 West Hobsonway... U.S. Hwy. I-10
Lovekin Interchange
Blythe, California 92225
47 quiet rooms... large beds, air conditioned by refrigeration... Color T.V. & Dial phones... electric heat... large swimming pool... therapeutic pool... adjacent restaurants... in room coffee & tea...
Credit Cards Accepted
Telephone 714-922-7105

Quality Inn Royal Mesa - Mesa, Arizona

951 W. Main St.
Mesa, Arizona 85201
100 Rooms... Air Conditioned... Telephones... Color T.V.... In-room Movie... Heated Pool... Indoor Jacuzzi... Sauna... Suited with Wet/Bar/Refrigerator... Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge.

Coronado Motel - Nogales, Arizona

One Mile from Romantic Mexico on U.S. 89. Free miniature golf, heated pool, dining room, bull room for cocktails and entertainment. All rooms air-conditioned and T.V. 24 Hour phone service. Deluxe, friendly resort atmosphere with sensible prices for the tourist and his family.

Carriage Stop Motel - Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Carriage Stop Motel - Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

St. Paul Ave. at the Beach, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Deluxe Motel Rooms - Efficiency Suites
Colonial Furnishings Throughout - Free TV
Swimming Pool - Shuffleboard - Free Parking
Air-Conditioned and Heated
Kiddie Play Area

The Jolly Roger Motel - Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

6805 Atlantic Avenue
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
Phone (609) 522-6915
Air Conditioned, Heated Swimming Pool, Kiddies' Pool, Television, Private Balconies, Tennis Court. Coffee Shop, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Refrigerators, Barbecue, patio, Lounges, Supervised Children's Activities, Laundromat (Facilities). Daily Maid Service, Ample Free Parking.

Palm Beach Motel - Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

Phone 609 - 522-0611
Most glamorous oceanfront luxury resort motel on the sands of exclusive Wildwood Crest. Beautiful air conditioned and heated two room efficiency apartments and motel suites. heated pool and separated Kiddie Pool, Coffee Shop, Game Room, Sauna Bath, Oceanfront sun decks, Shuffleboard court, ping-pong tables, color T.V., some private Balconies, Movie nights, Meeting Room, Elevator.

Tiki Motel - North Wildwood, New Jersey

On the Beach
at 16th Ave. and Boardwalk
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
Phone (609) 522-5310

Motel Rooms - Efficiency Apartments - Air Conditioned - Heated - Cable T.V. - Swimming Pool - Shuffleboard Court - Refrigerators & Toasters in all rooms - Free off-street parking

The Aztec Motel - Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Boardwalk and Sherman Avenue
Seaside Heights, New Jersey 08751
Phone: (201) 793-3000
Adjacent to the world famous Casino Pier - where the boardwalk, beach and Atlantic Ocean are all out front. Aztec living is luxurious and convenient with restaurant, pool, cocktail lounge and cafe on the premises. Open Year "round".

Off Shore Motel - Rio Grande, New Jersey


Phone 609 - 522-7779
On Route 47 at Garden State parkway exit No. 4A. Only minutes from Wildwood Beaches. bath - Air Conditioning - TV - Pool - Horse Shoes - Ping Pong - Badminton - Volleyball.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pine to Palm Motel - Crookston, Minnesota

U.S. Highway No. 75 South

Crookston's newest and most complete motel. Each of the 12 large units is complemented with wall-to-wall carpeting, individual thermostatically controlled hot water heat, air-conditioning, telephones, tiled tub or shower baths. A comfortable lounge with TV is provided for your enjoyment and relaxation. Located in a quiet area about 4 blocks west of the downtown district.
Open all year.

The writing on the back says:
Jan 1-3, 1960
Monie wedding Jan. 2, 1960

Jasper's Motel & Restaurant - Ellsworth, Maine

Ellsworth, Me. U.S. 1-3
18 Miles to Bar Harbor Ferry
35 Motel Units, Cocktail Lounge, TV

The Wilshire Twilighter - Los Angeles, California

Complete relaxation, on fabulous Wilshire Boulevard. Pool, coffee shop, and informal drive-in accommodations. Midway between Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
4300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California
Phone: WEbster 8-3616

Mailed from Taft, California to Miss Thelma Keysey of Topeka, Kansas on May 20, 1963:

Hi! - Here we are in L.A. unexpectedly (how's that for word coinage?) Leave Wednesday for home via Yosemite and Salt Lake City. Did you have a big time at Boss Night? Anxious to hear about it. Seems an age since I've seen you.
Love, Rosemary

Oasis Motel - San Francisco, California

TUxedo 5-6865

A modern, new, fireproof and soundproof building with complete elevator service and under-cover parking..just three short blocks to the main convention area of San Francisco, the Civic Center, and a few minutes ride to San Francisco's points of interest.

Holiday Inn - Fort Pierce, Florida

Sunshine State Parkway and State Road No. 70
Telephone: 464-5000 - Holidex 69AB
100 units, swimming pool, Patio, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Air Conditioning, Free TV, Meeting and Banquet Rooms to accommodate 200 persons. P.O. Box 1628.

Roscoe Motel - Roscoe, New York

Just West of Roscoe, N.Y.
On Route 17
On the Bank of the Beaverkill River
Finest Accommodations - Fully Modern
TV in Each Room - AAA Approved

George E. Johnson's Cordova Lodge - Rancho Cordova, California

George E. Johnson's
U.S. 50, Nine miles east of Sacramento, California. Complete Hotel Service. Heated Pool.
10701 Folsom Blvd. Rancho Cordova, California 95670
Telephone: (916) 635-6711

The New Biltwel - Phoenix, Arizona

4301 North 24th Street
Phoenix, Arizona
80 De Luxe Completely Furnished Apartments - Units in the Valley of The Sun. All size suites - rooms. Five Acres of Recreational Entertainment.
By Day, Week, Month or Year.
Room Phones - TV

The Modernaire Motel - York, Pennsylvania

3311 East Market St.
York, Pennsylvania
Rt. U.S. 30 East
Phone 717-755-0941
21 Modern Units - Air Conditioned, Carpeted Room. Phones. T.V. Swimming Pool. Lobby. Convenient to Restaurants & points of interest. Room Thermostats.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flamingo Motel - Tulsa, Oklahoma

5915 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, Okla. 74112
On U.S. 66, 10 minutes from downtown Tulsa, Oil Capital of the World. Phone TE 5-7647. A first class motel. Room phones, free television and radios, Refrigerated air conditioning - wall-to-wall carpeting, Tub Combination Tile bath, and lots of Hospitality. Visit the Gilcrease Indian Museum, Nationally famous. Heated swimming pool - new restaurant serving fine food, one block. AAA Approved.

Hill Top Motel - Kingman, Arizona

On U.S. East 66 and 93, Kingman, Arizona
Phone: Blue 534
28 new units, each with thermostatically controlled air-conditioning, and vented heat baths with tub and shower combination. TV in all units. Most scenic view in Kingman. Eleanor and George Allan, Your Hosts. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Mailed from Kingman, Arizona to Mrs. M.H. Ferguson of Duncan, Oklahoma on May 18, 1960:
Dear Mom -
We arrived here after driving 624 miles from Santa Rosa and I'm not too pooped. We listened to Okla City weather report and hope you didn't get caught in any storm when you went to Chicasha, I'll call you when we get home.
Love - M-F and F.

Motel Shawford - Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Highways 66-54-84 East
Interstate 40 Center Exit
Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435

Deluxe accommodations - combination tub and shower - TV - Wall to wall carpet - Indiviual controlled Panelray Heat and Refrigerated Air - King size Rooms - Restaurant Adjoining - Pool and Patio Area. AAA Approved. A Best Eastern Motel.
"Overlooking Santa Rosa on Top of Hill"

LZ Motel - Winslow, Arizona

On Highway 66, East End of Winslow, Arizona
21 Units - Refrigeration - Automatic Heat - Wall to Wall Carpeting - TV - Heated Swimming Pool - Good Restaurants Nearby.
AAA Approved. Telephone - 252.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sportsman Motel - Callahan, Florida

U.S. Highway 301-1-23
Callahan, Florida - Phone 879-3431
32 modern units - air-conditioned, free television, electric heat. Restaurant serving fine food. Shell service station. Large new 45 X 25 foot swimming pool.
DON J. LEDUC, Manager

The card was mailed from Callahan, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. J. Faiysle of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1965:

Mon. night -
Having a good trip. Staying here tonight. Will be with the kids tomorrow.
Julia & Whitey

Globetrotter Motor Hotel and Howard Johnson's Restaurant - Longview, Texas

East Texas' most recommended Motel
in connection with
Longview, Texas

Close to town on U.S. 80 East. 56 beautifully furnished units. Swimming pool. Television and radio in every room. Individually-controlled refrigerated air and steam heat. Playground. AAA Approved. member of the Best Western Motels.

Home on the Range Motel - Bowie, Arizona

Highway 86
Bowie, Arizona
Giant Kachina dolls welcome the motorist to the sun kissed patio, where the green lawn and sunken lily pools make an oasis in the desert.

Lamplighter Motor Hotel - Springfield, Missouri

130 Guest Rooms. The Finest in Hotel Comfort. Beautiful, New Flaming Pit Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge - Meeting and Convention Facilities for 350 - Free Airport Service - Direct Dial Phone Service.
Located at Sunshine and Glenstone
Routes 60-65-166-66
Springfield, Mo. 65804

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gulf Lane Apt. Motel Boatel - Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

18400 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

The Newest and Most Up-To-Date Custom Built Motel Anywhere - Complete in Every Detail - Luxury at Moderate Rates.

BLDG.A on the Gulf of Mexico
18400 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

The Newest and Most Up-To-Date Custom Built Motel Anywhere - Complete in Every Detail - Luxury at Moderate Rates

Green Valley Motel - Lexington, Virginia

On U.S. 11 One Mile North of Lexington, VA. 24450

New modern motel. Wall-to-wall carpet. Ceramic tile baths, tub and shower combination. Free TV. Room telephones. Room controlled heat and air conditioning. beauty Salon and Gift Shop. AAA Approved.
Mr. & Mrs. R.P. Rodes, Owners & Operators

Holiday Inn West - Tulsa, Oklahoma

At Gateway To Turner Turnpike on U.S. 66-75, Interstate 44, State 33

Heated Swimming Pool - Golf - Finest Food - Air Conditioned - Free Teletype Reservations - Miniature Train Rides For Youngsters.

San Francisco Giants' Francisco Grande Motor Inn - Casa Grande, Arizona

Casa Grande, AZ
New 9 Story Tower - Cocktail Lounge on top overlooking 18 hole Championship Golf Course and Giants Practice Diamonds. Candlestick Room and Dining. 5500 foot landing strip. Bat and Ball Shaped Pools.

New 9 Story Tower - Cocktail Lounge on top overlooking 18 hole Championship Golf Course and Giants Practice Diamonds. Candlestick Room and Dining. 5500 foot landing strip. Bat and Ball Shaped Pools.

The card was mailed from Casa Grande, Arizona to Miss Mary Anne Flewlling of Tucson, Arizona on June 8, 1968:
Hi Honey - This swimming pool is one hour from Tucson. We stopped & saw the pool, and the motel. Thinking of you & miss you. Love, Mommie

Luxurious Lobby and 550-seat Dining and Ballroom furnished in hand-carved mesquite and imported Mexican tile introduce you to the San Francisco Giants Spring Training Headquarters.

Furnished in hand-carved mesquite and imported Mexican tile these individually air-conditioned rooms offer luxurious living at the San Francisco Giants Spring Training Headquarters.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Holiday Inn - New Hope, Pennsylvania

New Hope, Penn. 18938
Route 202
Heated Swimming Pool
Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Lounge - Color TV - Tennis Court - Sauna - Free Holidex Reservations.

Golden Manor Motel and Delightful Roof-Top Restaurant - Socorro, New Mexico

Newest amd Finest
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
On U.S. Highways 60 & 85
507 N. California St. Dial (505) 835-0230
Cooled by Refrigeration - Electric Heat - Swimming Pool - Color TV - Room phones - Long Boy Beds - We Specialize in Char Broil Steaks. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

York Harbor Motel - York Harbor, Maine

On U.S. Route 1-A, 42 Modern Units - individually controlled electric heat, TV, and wall to wall carpeting in every room. Reasonable rates. Fine surf bathing directly across street.
Restaurants, drive-in theater, amusement and shopping center nearby.
Tel. (207) 363 - 9864
Mario Pesaresi, Owner-Manager

Travelodge - Kansas City, Missouri

3240 Broadway
Kansas City, Missouri
52 Rooms - Air Conditioned - All Color TV - Direct Dial Phones - Restaurant Adjacent - Elevators - in the heart of Kansas City.

Henry Clay Motel - Ashland, Kentucky

Winchester at 19th Street
Ashland, Kentucky
Dial East 4-7883
Truly, one of the "finest in the South." New, completely air conditioned, located in the downtown section of parking at your door, near famous Henry Clay Hotel dining rooms...44 comfortable units, complete with tub or shower.

The card was mailed from Columbus, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs Chas. Doerrmann of Swedesboro, NJ on September 12, 1959:

Dear Folks,
This is where we spent our last nite in Ky. Very nice. We are now on our way home - up through Ohio via Pa. turnpike - Love Pete & Betty

Joe Wilhelmi Motel and Cafe - Rock Falls, Illinois

Owned and operated by Joe and Eilene Wilhelmi and Dick and Mark Wilhelmi. Known for the friendly, courteous service. Thirty strictly modern units, tile baths, air conditioning and television. Phones in rooms. Only motel with swimming pool on Route 30, 1/2 mile Eat of Jct. Route 88.

Roger Smith Motor Lodge Hotel - Stamford, Connecticut

A haven for the discriminating traveler. Drive-in entrance for the motoring guest. Filtered swimming pool. Free park. Roger Smith Motels also welcome you in Waterbury, Conn., White Plains, N.Y., New York City, New Brunswick, N.J., and Washington, D.C.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - South Bend, Indiana

On US #31 just north of Indiana Toll Road Interchange.
* Air Conditioned
* TV & Radio
* Heated Pool
* Private Lake
* Formal Gardens
Color Photography by John D. Freeman

The writing on the card reads:

Sunday night, August 21, 1960
Gorgeous modern twin bed room - two sinks, no less (one in, one out).

Travelodge - Pasadena, California

On the Boulevard of the Rose Parade
2767 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California
Telephone: Sycamore 6-1466
Recommended by: AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California

Old Kentucky Home Motel - Bardstown, Kentucky

414 West Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, Kentucky
Located 3 minutes driving distance from Historical Stephen Foster Shrine, where he wrote the Immortal Song "My Old Kentucky Home" and many others. 36 units.
TV - Central Air-conditioned, Comb. tub and shower. Restaurant across street.. AAA Approved.

414 West Stephen Foster Ave.
Bardstown, Kentucky

Located three minutes driving distance from "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Stephen Foster Story". Comb. Tub and Shower - Room Control Heat and Air Conditioning - Wall-to-wall Carpeting - TV - Room Phones - Heated Swimming Pool and Kiddie Pool - Putting Green. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Osprey, Florida to Mrs. Jo Norman of Battle Creek, Michigan on March 16, 1970:

Hi Jo! Thursday!
Does this look sort of natural? it's a Western Motel. I am in Juniper now. We are going to Bradenton tomorrow. It is sort of cool but nice in the day time. We won't be gone too long. Say Hi to all.
Love, Elsie

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant - Horseheads, New York

Junction Routes 17-14-328
52 Completely Air Conditioned Guest Rooms, Each Equipped with Telephone, TV and Patio, Modern Swimming Pool. Convenient to Corning Glass Center and Watkins Glen. Howard Johnson's Restaurant adjacent with Cocktail Lounge.

The Town House Motel - Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, Kentucky's Newest and Finest
802 Main Street - Downtown on U.S. 25W
22 Attractively Decorated and Beautifully Furnished Units; Each With Tub and Beautifully Furnished and Free Radio - Free TV in Each Room - Circulating Hot Water Heat - Air-Conditioned - Swimming Pool. Recommended by AAA and Duncan Hines. Phone - 1952, 1953 or 777.

Corbin, Kentucky's Newest and Finest
802 Main Street - Downtown on U.S. 25W
27 Attractively Decorated and Beautifully Furnished Units; each With Tub and Beautifully Furnished and Free Radio - Free TV in Each Room - Circulating Hot Water Heat - Air-Conditioned - Swimming Pool. Recommended by AAA.