Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thunderbird Motel - Chicago, Illinois

America's finest in-town Motel...
South Shore Drive at 75th Street
Chicago 49, Illinois
Located ON CHICAGO'S scenic lake route U.S. 41. 150 beautiful rooms with individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Phones in every room with 24 hour switchboard service. Free 21" TV and parking. Olympic swimming pool. Restaurant and cocktail lounge. Telephone REgent 1-1250. AAA Approved. Diners' Club accepted.
"10 minutes to downtown Chicago"

Holiday Terrace Motel - Jackson, Mississippi

Highway 80 West 1 1/2 Miles
Phone FLeetwood 2-5011 Teletype JN-81
Jackson, Mississippi
Air Conditioned - Room Telephones - Television - Swimming Pool - Johnny's Restaurant on Property. AAA Approved. A Master Hosts Motel.

Sandy Retreat Resort Motor Hotel & Driftwood Inn Restaurant - Port Isabel, Texas

has a new look after recent expansion. Located on the beach of the south tip of Padre Island across from Port Isabel, Texas, winters and summer it is a vacationer's and fisherman's paradise. You can enjoy surf bathing, sun bathing, or two heated swimming pools. We have 104 Rooms, consisting of bedrooms, deluxe bedrooms with kitchens, suites, apartments or family villas. Our stainless steel kitchens are equipped to service, four, six, or eight people, with pans, pots and coffee maker. Some of the varied interests you will find at Sandy Retreat are listed:

1. Game Rooms
2. Private Beach for Surf Bathing
3. Fully Air Conditioned
4. Electrically Heated
5. Free TV In Every Room
6. Telephone in Every Room
7. Bell Hops & Room Service
8. Baby Sitters
9. Cots and Baby Cribs Available
10. 24 Hour Switch Board Service
11. Playground for Children
12. Shuffle Board
13. Bicycles For Rent
14. 2-18 hole Golf Courses Within 35 Minutes
15. 30 Minutes from Old Mexico
16. Bullfights in Mexico
17. Barbecue Pits
18. Grocery Store within 1/4 Miles
19. Fishing Piers & Boating within 1/4 mile
20. Deep Sea Fishing & Charter Boat Service
21. Skin Diving & Water Skiing
22. Laundry, Dry Cleaning & Washateria Available
23. Air Port Service from Brownsville & Harlingen
24. New Private Air Strip at Port Isabel
25. Sun Deck with Air Foam Pads.

AAA Approved. A Master Hosts Motel.

Pebble Beach Motel & Cottages - Nags Head, North Carolina

Directly on the ocean, Business Route U.S. 158, Mile Post 16. Air condition, T.V. Large Pool also KIDDIE Pool and children's playground. Golf privileges at Duck Woods Golf Course regulation 18 hole championship facility.
Owners - Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Wicker

Travelodge - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2101 Columbia Ave. (rt. 340)
Lancaster, Penna. 17603
Phone: 717-397-4201
60 Deluxe Air-Conditioned rooms - TV & Direct Dial telephones - Heated Pool - Dining Room & Cocktail Lounge - Pennsylvania Dutch Tours conducted - 5 minutes from center of Lancaster located in quiet residential section - Major Credit cards honored.

Bergman's Rain Forest Motel - Quinault, Washington

Bergman's Rain Forest Motel - Quinault, Washington

In the Heart of the Rain Forest
3 Miles off U.S. 101 on Lake Quinault
"Built For Your Comfort"
AAA Approved

Tropics Motor Hotel - Blythe, California

9274 Highway 60
Blythe, Calif.
60 Deluxe Units - A Sambo's Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge - AAA Approved - A Member of the Best Western Motels

* Fully Air Conditioned
* Free TV and Music in all rooms
* Room Phones
* King Beds
* Therapeutic Pool
* Billiard Rooms
* Game Room

Highway Host Motor Lodge - Montgomery, Alabama

50 modern units on U.S. Hiways 80W - 82 - 31
Swimming Pool, Free TV and phones in each room. Member of AAA, Congress of Motor Hotels, American Express, Carte Blanche, Diner's Club.

Sherwood Inn - Tacoma, Washington

South 84th & Freeway, Tacoma, Washington
Telephone (Area 206) GR5-4400
New luxuriously furnished 120 room motor hotel. Finest in Northwest. Conventions, 3 dining rooms, coffee shop. Cocktail lounge, heated swimming pool. Air air conditioned. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Cobleskill Motel - Cobleskill, New York

Cobleskill Motel - Cobleskill, New York

Rt.7, Cobleskill, N.Y.
near Howe Caverns
40 New Deluxe Units with room controlled Hot Water heat and air conditioning. Free TV. Restaurant. Cocktail Lounge. 16 lanes of bowling all under one roof. Large Pool. Free use of Golf Course, Ski run. Good hunting for large and small game. Open all year.

Mailed from Cobleskill, New York to Mrs. Ethel S. Howe of North Adams, Massachusetts on July 6, 1967:

Dear Ethel - I am here again for the night, Tomorrow I go to New Hartford, N.Y. after making several stops along the way. Yesterday Helen & Gilbert had us all over at their camp in Rowe, Mass. so my new wife had a chance to see 30 of us together. They all seems to like her very much. She went back to Stafford Springs last evening with Barbara & Bill. I expect to go there Sat.
Love, Derlin

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Prospect Motel - Wawa, Ontario

In the heart of downtown Wawa
11 Ontario St., Wawa, Ontario P0S-1K0

* Light Housekeeping Rooms * Television * Family Sized Rooms * 4 Piece Baths * Open year around * Tourist area for all seasons
Your Hosts Ione and Bob Quarrell

Colton Manor - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Colton Manor - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Featuring New Salt Water Outdoor Swimming Pool and Garden Terrace
250 Rooms and Baths.

Colton Manor - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Pennsylvania Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.
New Salt Water Outdoor Swimming Pool
Featuring Luncheon for Bathers on Garden Terrace

Colton Manor - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Hotel - Motel
Pennsylvania Avenue Beach Block
Atlantic City, N.J. 08404

The card was mailed from Somewhere in New Jersey to Willie "Toenail" Koenig of Chicago, Illinois from NJ on April 14, 1974:

I'm here competing the Ms. America contest. I think I just might win. There are paintings of Ms. Americas all over the lobby.

Tyee Motor Inn - Olympia, Washington

500 Tyee Drive
Olympia, Wash. 98501

This fine outdoor pool is centered in a beautiful courtyard, surrounded by motel units. New in 1971, the Tyee is one of the Northwest's finest motor inns. A Master Hosts Motel.

Diplomat Inn - Montgomery, Alabama

Diplomat Inn - Montgomery, Alabama

U.S. 331 and Southern By Pass
U.S. 80 U.S. 82S
Spacious, comfortable, completely air conditioned - Gourmet Restaurant - Olympic swimming pool and patio - Dancing and live entertainment nightly in our famous lounge - large convention facilities. A Master Hosts Motel.

Breeze Manor Motel - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Breeze Manor Motel - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

At Pa. Turnpike Interchange on U.S. 30
32 Ultra Modern Rooms with Hot Water Heat, Air-Conditioning, Television. Room Phones, Tub-Shower combination tiled baths. Wall to Wall Carpet and Playground. Convenient to good restaurants. Reservations Phone: REpublic 5-4311. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Breeze Manor Motel - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

At Pa. Turnpike Interchange on US 30
Breezewood, Pennsylvania
50 Ultra-Modern Rooms with Hot Water Heat, Air-Conditioning, Television, Room Phones, Tub-Shower combination tiled baths. Wall-to-wall carpet, Swimming Pool and Playground. Convenient to good restaurants.
Reservations phone: REpublic 5-4311

The card was mailed  from Breezewood, Pennsylvania to Mrs. John A. Haas of Middlesex, New Jersey on June 2, 1966:

Hi Gang-
The Manus' came late so we finally left at 2:00 and there were to finish up - Arrived here about 7:30 and are now ready for bed - How did the rerig. make out?
- Dotty

Sea Captain Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

40 Devon Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Telephone 3-2372 * E.A. Barger, Jr., Mgr.
Swimming * Free Boats * Shuffle Board * Pier Fishing
Air conditioned Rooms, Efficiencies, and Bedroom Apartments.

40 Devon Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33515

Air-conditioned rooms, efficiencies and bedroom apartments. Within 100 yards of Florida's most beautiful white sand beach. Shuffleboard, heated swimming pool and fishing pier.
Henry & Phyllis Henderson, Managers

Holiday Inn - Fort Stockton, Texas

Fort Stockton, Texas 79735
I-10 and Highways 290
Near downtown and airport. Excellant (sic) Historical trail - Frontier Museum and Park Facilities. Gateway to Big Bend National Park - All Color TV - Swimming Pool - Cafe De Sol - Matador Club - Free Holidex Reservations.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Colony Motel - Strongsville, Ohio

Colony Motel - Strongsville, Ohio

8540 Pearl Road
Strongsville, 36, Ohio
Telephone: BE 4-1391
AAA Approved. Hilton Carte Blanche, American Express & Diners' Club Accepted. A Congress Motor Hotel.

Mailed from Niagara Falls, ONT to Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Brookhart & Doyle of Macomb, Illinois on May 22, 1963:

Dear all,
Everything as gone just great. We drove to here (just outside Cleveland) about 5:00 this evening. Will be at Niagara Falls about noon tomorrow. Will be seeing you soon. Love,
Lonnie & Marie.

Yosemite Rancho Motel - Fresno, California

7117 No. Blackstone Ave. - Highway 41 to Yosemite National Park, 3 1/2 miles north of city limits. Fresno, Calif.
A fully modern, nicely furnished 22-unit, soundproof, and fireproof motel with tubs and full-tile showers. Individual cooling and heating. Some kitchenettes. Twin units, swimming pool, near good restaurants. No transport trucks or trains. Phone BAldwin 7-2775
"For the Discriminating Traveler"
Hi and Lee Garel

Royal Motor Inn - Lewiston, Idaho

1021 Main St. Lewiston, Idaho
Tel: SH 3-4501 (area code 208)

63 Units with every convenience and comfort for the traveler or vacationer - air conditioning, direct dial phones, heated pool - centrally located to shopping are and excellent restaurants. Located downtown. Salesman's display room - Executive Suites. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Silver Queen Motel - Tonopah, Nevada

Highway 95 and 6
P.O. Box 311
Rock & Bottle Hound Paradise
Queen of the Sliver Mining Camps
Restaurant - Lounge - Pool - TV - Air-Conditioned - Free Advance Reservations. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Red Cloud Motel - Vernal, Utah

260 West Main Street
On scenic Highway 40

Just two blocks from center of town. Ceramic tile bathrooms. Tub and shower in each unit. Full carpeting. Perfect beds and furnishings. Free TV. Refrigerated air conditioning. Heated pool. Room phones. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Coral Court - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Coral Court - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Carolina's Finest
53 Outstanding, 100% Air-Conditioned guest rooms. All with private tile baths, Radiant heat, Radios, TV. Family units, and Restaurant.
Telephone 446-6191 P.O. Box 427
On U.S. 301, 2 Miles North of Rocky Mount, N.C. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

The Egret Motel - Ocala, Florida

Egret Motel - Ocala, Florida

300 West 18th St.
Ocala, Florida
7 Miles from Silver Springs, on Routes 27-441-301. Single and Family units. Air conditioned, electric heat, wall to wall carpeting, tubs and showers in all units. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wilson, Owners.

Mailed from Ocala, Florida to Mr. Robert Duncan on Bayside 64, New York on October 8, 1957:

Dear Bob & Carol -
Were here for the night. tomorrow we will make "Clearwater". The weather is beautiful. We arrived here 6:15. Were going to eat now. Love, XXX, Lou

Egret Motel - Ocala, Florida

Home of Silver Springs. "For the quietest night's rest". On U.S. Hwy. 27-441-301. Pulse-A-Rythm mattresses - Wall to wall carpeting - Tubs and showers - Air conditioning - Heat - T.V. Two Restaurants in 1/2 block. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wilson, Owners and Operators.

The New Egret Motel - Ocala, Florida

Home of Silver Springs. "For the quietest night's rest." On U.S. Highway 27-441-301. Pulse-A-Rythm mattresses - Wall to wall carpeting - Tubs and showers - Air conditioning - Heat - T.V. Two Restaurants in 1/2 block. Heated pool in lobby. Free coffee & donuts. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wilson, Owners and Operators.

Zephyr Apartments - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Phone 9730
Located on the Intra-Coastal Waterway. One and two bedroom apartments. Private dock. Daily maid service.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Encina Lodge - Santa Barbara, California

2220 Bath Street
Woodland 6-1577
Santa Barbara, California
Half block from the famous Sansum Medical Clinic, Medical Center, and Cottage Hospital. A Spacious, quiet, centrally-located motel, tastefully decorated. It offers the Santa Barbara visitor 42 beautiful units; 10 kitchenettes. No detail has been overlooked, assuring the guest the most pleasant stay imaginable.

Campus Inn - West Lafayette, Indiana

Campus Inn - West Lafayette, Indiana
ON CITY ROUTE 231 & U.S. 52
Air Conditioned - Direct Dial Phones - TV - Swimming Pool - Lounge - Restaurant - Conference and Banquet Rooms - All Accommodations within building - Adjacent to Golf Course and Purdue University.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Flamingo Motor Hotel - Tucson, Arizona

At 1300 No. Stone (US 80, 89, State 84, 93), 3 minutes from downtown. Rooms, suites, efficiencies, with air cond., phone, free radio, TV. Restaurant, coffee shop and patio dining area. Heated pool. All hotel services. Free: airport transportation, teletype reservations.
Phone: MAin 4-5571 - TWX: 792-2712

Triple DDD Motel - Wichita Falls, Texas

* Wichita Falls' Finest
* Highways 82, 79, 287 East of City

Forty-eight all modern rooms air-conditioned by refrigeration. Wall-to-wall carpeting, tub, showers. Free newspapers and television. Swimming Pool. Cafe.
Telephone 7674343. Long Distance 28.
Box 1978, Henrietta Road, Wichita Falls, Texas

Mailed from Iowa, LA to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dalbey of Meridian, CA on June 12, 1963:
Tue. 11
Dear Tom & Helen,
We are OK, just hot -It rained Mond. after noon a little. On way to Dallas Texas to day. Keep Well. Love, Slim & Opal

Sportsmen's Motel - Welland, Ontario

R.R. #2, Welland, Ont., Jct., Hwys. 3A, 58 & 20. Turner's Corners, 3 miles north of Welland, 7 miles west of Niagara Falls, 5 miles south of St. Catharines. Excellent accommodations, singles, doubles, family units with kitchens. Television, Telephone, Coffee. Open All Year.
Milton & Thelma Faris
Tel. Ridgeville (Area Code 416) 892-2667

Mailed from Niagara Falls, New York to Mr. & Mrs. Carl Dean of Adrian, Michigan on July 27, 1969:
Stayed Here Sat. Nite on Canadian Side - Found place for car at Overseer's house at Niagara Falls.
Met some nice people from Illinois.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gray Plaza Motel - Harrisburg, Illinois

Southeastern Illinois's newest and most luxurious motel. Located west of U.S. Rt. #45 and Ill. Rt. #13. Thirty spacious rooms with TV and telephones for your convenience. Conference room available for meeting. Nearest motel to downtown Harrisburg, Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest.

Plaza Motel - Fresno, California

1940 Broadway, Fresno 21, California
Phone: ADams 7-5176
Located in the Heart of Town. 35 very attractive and distinctively furnished, fully sound-proof units with phones, radios and TV. Refrigerated individually controlled Air Conditioning. Away from truck lane and railroads. Modest rates.

Plaza Motor Hotel - Kamloops, British Columbia

405 Victoria St.,
Kamloops, B.C., Canada
A complete hotel service. Member of AAA and CAA recommended by Duncan Hines. 100 units, TV, Dining Room, coffee shop, banquet room. Fully licenced. Ample off the the street parking. During the summer months, Kamloops offers EXCELLENT fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing. In the fall, there is always good hunting. Winter offers skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. Plan your vacation now and make your reservation at the PLAZA MOTOR HOTEL.

Mailed from Kamloops, British Columbia to Mark & beth Anthony of Niles, Michigan on July 25, 1964:
Saturday - July 25th, '64
Hi Gang!
We are just ending up our trip to Sask. and it was enjoyable. Uncle Valdi rode us to Mozart and he stayed there while we went to Leask and visited Joyce's folks. We drove over 1500 miles in Saskatchewan.
Joyce, Julie, Mark & Gordon

The Federal Plaza Motel - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield's "In Town" Motel, located atop peaceful Federal Hill in the heart of Springfield, Mass. 55 Air Conditioned rooms each with telephone and TV.
Federal St. off State St. (U.S. Route 20)
Springfield 5, Mass. Tel. STate 8-7371

Manor Motel - Joliet, Illinois

50 Mi. S.W. of Chicago
U.S. 6 and 66 - Joliet, Ill.
48 Units - Channahon, Ill.
AAA Approved
A Quality Court
A Member of the Best Western Motels
Recommended by Duncan Hines

Zoart Motel - Murdo, South Dakota

Friendship Inn
Zoart Motel
I-90 Business Loop
Murdo, South Dakota 57559

A variety of accommodations, combination tub and shower, hot water heat, TV and air conditioned. AAA Approved.

The Barclay Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

On the Casino and Beach Block of N. Carolina Ave.
Atlantic City's First Roof-Top
Swimming Pool and Sun Deck
* Hi-Fi Music
* Elevator Service
* Bedside Telephones
* 100% Air-Conditioned
* Inside Corridors
* Kitchenettes Available
* Parking Available

Bay Bridge Motel & Restaurant - Grasonville, Maryland

Bay Bridge Motel & Restaurant - Grasonville, Maryland

U.S. Highway 50 and 301
Reservations, Telephone TAylor 7-4392
7 Miles East of Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Air Conditioned...TV...Tiled Baths with Tub & Shower Combination...Hot Water Heat. In the Center of Maryland's best Fishing and Hunting Grounds.

The Holiday Motor Hotel - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

R.D. 3, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
U.S. 15 at the Pennsylvania Turnpike
(Gettysburg Pole Interchange)
200 spacious rooms with telephones, TV and Air-Conditioning. Guest lounge, courtesy cars, swimming pool, Restaurant with organ music nightly. Banquet & convention rooms to accommodate 1000.
Phone: Harrisburg, Pa. POplar 6-4792
E.W. Zimmerman, Owner

Lincoln Lodge Motel - Urbana, Illinois

403 West University Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Telephone: 217-367-1111
An intown motel close to the University of Illinois. Excellent accommodations. Fine restaurant. Swimming Pool. Mr. Gordon F. Kamere, licensee.
On Highways U.S. 45, 10 and 150.

State Line Motel - Salisbury, Maryland

U.S. 13 - 6 Miles North of Salisbury, Maryland
Maryland-Delaware Line
Beautiful New, Modern, Electrically Heated Motel - 56 Units - Private Shower and Baths - Radio and TV - 100% Air-Conditioned - Olympic Pool and Sun Deck - Croquet, Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Badminton - Especially For a Delightful Week's Vacation - Restaurant - Texaco Service Station.
Your Hosts - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wainwright
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Writing on the back:
Stayed here July 14, 1964
Coming from Homestead

Colonial Motor Court - Concord, North Carolina

Colonial Motor Court - Concord, North Carolina

50 Luxurious Rooms all with Private Tile Baths, Steam Heat, Radios, Fully Air Conditioned. Television in Lobby. On US 29, US 29A and US 601. In city limits, one mile North of downtown Concord, N.C. Telephone 2205. Ownership-Management. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Roadside Inn - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Interstate 244 at Memorial
7475 E. Admiral Pl., Tulsa, Okla. 74115
Free local calls, Color TV, Meeting Room, Club.

Robbins Restaurant and Best Western Motel - Vandalia, Illinois

At the Intersection of Int. 70 and U.S. 51, take State Route 185 No.
Vandalia, Illinois
33 truly fine rooms, Restaurant featuring buffet style meals, and Cocktail Lounge.
Motel Phone 618/283/2112
Mr. & Mrs. Cloyd Nevinger, Owners

Writing on the back says:
Tea her on way home $.79 - September 27 -'74