Saturday, April 10, 2010

Holiday Lodge - Ukiah, California

On the Famous Redwood Hwy., US 101
115 Miles No. of San Francisco
1050 So. State St.

Two room suites, large family units, Long beds, Tubs and Showers, Free TV and Coffee, Heated Pool, Guest Dial Phones, Sound Proof Rooms. American Express, Carte Blanche, Diner's Club, Bankamericard, American Oil. Use Talmage ramp off freeway. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Holiday Lodge & Restaurant - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

US 301 Bypass South - Rocky Mount, N.C.
Ultra-modern rooms - Completely air conditioned - Television - Large swimming pool.
Restaurant serves finest foods - Courteous Service - Pleasant Atmosphere. AAA Approved.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Holiday Motel - Houston, Texas

The HOLIDAY, newest and finest court in the oil capital - ultimate in every respect. Enjoy healthful year round air conditioning, spacious tile baths, family suites, car-by-door garages, individual telephones, and breakfast in bed. On U.S. Hwys. 59 and 90-A, 1001 South Main Street - Houston, Texas

Mailed from Houston, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. J. Byrne of Clifton, New Jersey on June 15, 1952:

Dear Nell and Jim,
This is where we're shacking up for the time being - not bad eh? Thank you for bringing Mother to the train and please keep and eye on the two of them for us. Will write in a day or two. Love, Ella

Holiday Motel - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Completely Air-Conditioned - Heated Pool - Playground and Picnic Area - Adjacent Restaurant.
On Highway 12 - Phone: Wis. Dells 3-4751
Lake Deltron - "At the Dells"
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Mailed from Camp Douglas, Wisconsin to Mrs. Florence A. Bien of Richmond Heights, Missouri on August 5, 1965:

Dear Sis & Mike,
Reservations have been made to stay at this motel 13 & 14 Aug. Hold on car rental until I get back. Will call you later. I will probably pick you up at Madison.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

West Way Lodge - Rawlins, Wyoming

West on Hiway 30
Rawlins, Wyoming

Noted for complete services and all-around excellence of its accommodations. Phone 324-2773. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

La Casa Del Mar Motel - Santa Barbara, California

28 West Cabrillo Blvd.

Heated Pool, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, TV, All Rooms. Only Motel on Beach with Garages - Sun Patio - Steam Heat - Thirty-Seven Units. Courtesy in room coffee. AAA Approved.

28 West Cabarillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, California
Phone 966-6337

New heated pool. Shuffleboard - Ping Pong. Free TV in all rooms - Only Motel on beach with Garages - Sun Patio - Steam Heat - 37 Units. AAA Approved.
Dr. and Mrs. F.R. Braune
Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Hahn
Managing Owners

The card was mailed from Santa Barbara, California to Mrs. Della Crowe of Visalia, California on December 27, 1965:

Dear Mom,
We arrived here at 6. It is on the harbor. Old but not bad. Cheap. No sun here today, Thanks for everything! Love, L & O

Lamp Post Motel - Ann Arbor, Michigan

242 E. Stadium (M-17) at Washtenaw (US 23)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
NOrmandy 5-6123

The Lamp Post is a luxurious Motel of Colonial Design. Each of the 54 Rooms is furnished with Wall-to-Wall Carpeting, complimentary TV, background music, bath, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning, electronically controlled message and morning wake-up system and heated pool. A HOWARD JOHNSON'S RESTAURANT is adjoining. Located near University of Michigan Campus and Hospitals. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Motel Sea Ranch - Corpus Christi, Texas

4401 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas

A charming ranch style motel overlooking the Bay. Heated, protected swimming pool, children's playground, shuffleboard and breakfast lounge. Singles, kitchenettes and suites.
Located at 4401 Ocean Drive, midway between Corpus Christi and the Naval Air Station in the heart of the City's finest residential section. Municipal Golf Course and Excellent Restaurants near by. Private beach. Commander and Mrs. Bob Kirmse, Owners. Telephone: ULysses 3-7366. AAA Approved

Mailed from San Antonio, Texas to Mr & Mrs. Eugene Corder of Columbus, Ohio on August 18, 1966:
Had a wonderful time in Corpus - what a pretty town. Arrived at Lois' about noon. Kevin is in the pool having fun. Love, the McGees

Beacon Manor Hotel and Motel - Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Beacon Manor Hotel and Motel - Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Ocean Avenue and Sea Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
One of the most delightful spots on the Jersey, luxurious, but not expensive. Acres of clean white beach. Two large swimming pools. Gracious dining in the Promenade Room. Intimate Cocktail Lounges. Luxurious room accommodations. Private baths, private balconies. Air-conditioned and fully heated. 100% fire proof.

Jack Spence's Master Hosts Inn - Nashville, Tennessee

821 Murfreesboro Rd., Nashville, Tennessee 37217

Jack Spence's luxury Master Hosts Inn - just three minutes south of central Nashville - 96 Master Suites unsurpassed in elegance; unparalleled hospitality and service. Airport minutes away, courtesy car. Two swimming pools, Sauna baths. Color TV, direct dial phones. Restaurant, Lounge. Eastbound on I-24, I-65, I-40E take Murfreesboro Rd. Exit. Westbound on I-40 take Spence Lane Exit.

Mailed from Crossville, Tennesse to Mr. & Mrs. T.A. Hilliard of East St. Louis, Illinois on September 21, 1970:

Cloudy & cool all day. Stopped & shopped in Mayfield Kentucky. Staying in a large motel. It's spread over a city block. Must have 5 or 6 buildings. Will arrive in time for church services tomorrow at 2 PM.
Love, Clara

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Peacock Motel - Cypress, California

5662 Lincoln Ave.
Cypress, Calif.
Phone Taylor 8-4213
On Hiway #18 and #91
15 Minutes to Disneyland
6 Minutes to Knotts Berry Farm
All Deluxe Units - Air Conditioned - Kitchens - TV -2 Heated Pools - Free Morning Coffee. Heart of Funland. Owner Operated.

Bird-In-Hand Motor Inn - Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania

Bird-In-Hand Motor Inn - Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania

The Bird-In-Hand Motor Inn, family owned and operated, is located in the heart of the Lancaster County farm lands seven miles east of Lancaster on Route 340. Our Inn offers laundry facilities, air-conditioning, TV, electric heat, and Guided Pennsylvania Dutch Tours. AAA Approved.
YOUR HOSTS: "The Smucker Family"

Thunderbird Lodge - Gallup, New Mexico

U.S. Highway 66...West Entrance of Gallup, New Mexico
65 Large, Air-Conditioned, Luxurious Sleeping Rooms, with tiled baths and combination tub & shower...Finest Indian Motif Furnishing...30x60 Filtered & Heated Swimming Pool...Excellent Restaurant, THE RANCH KITCHEN, next door...TV & Telephone in every room. Room Service...Diners' Club.
Telephone UN. 3-3888 Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels.

Mailed from Holbrook, AZ to Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Burns of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1968:

Hi All,
Thought I would write and let you know where we are. Tomorrow we will go through the petrified forest and Painted Desert. It was nice & cool riding and we made good time. Take Care,
Bob, Joyce & Brenda

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sands Motel - Anaheim, California

1520 Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92802
* Entertainment
* Sightseeing Bus Tours
* Angels Stadium
* Restaurants
* Golf Course
* Ice Skating
* Beaches
* Deep Sea Fishing
* Knotts Berry Farm
No feature has been overlooked to make your stay at the SANDS MOTEL an exciting, pleasant and comfortable one.
Pleasant Rooms - Family Suites - Delightful Pool - Phones In Every Room - Free TV - Fully Air-Conditioned. Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Quality Court Motel South - Petersburg, Virginia

Steven Kent Restaurant
6 Mi. South of Petersburg, Virginia
Int. 95 and 301
Resort Type Motel
75 Rooms - Family Units - Bridal Suites - 24 Hour Service - Piped Music - TV - Phones - Room Thermostats - Putting Green - Tennis - Shuffleboard - Olympic size pool, and Lawn Games - Diners', American Express and Phillips 66.

Golden W Motel - Tucumcari, New Mexico

West Entrance on Highways 66 and 54

A new 45 unit ultra modern motel of Red Roman Brick. Large comfortable rooms, beautifully furnished in solid oak...carpeted floors, 24 hr. telephone service, heated swimming pool, modern restaurant, room service, combination tub and shower in every room. All rooms have individual thermostat-controlled heat and air conditioning. Family connecting suites -and twin beds. Culligan soft water service, golf privileges, patio and children's playground. TVs and telephones in rooms. TUCUMCARI, NAMED FROM THE MOUNTAIN - TOCOM-KARI seen in the background. Member AAA. P.O. Box 1175. Phone 1480. TWX No. TUCU-2561. A Master Hosts Motel
Owned and Operated by
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Bryan

Mailed from Albuquerque, NM to Mrs. Harry McCormick of Emden, Illinois on November 15, 1962:

Dear Grandma,
We are in this motel tonight. it has a nice playground. Saw some cotton fields today and picked some. We'll see the mountain and desert tomorrow. I am getting ready for bed. Having a nice time.
Cleola Lyn

Shepherd Hills Motel and Restaurant - Lebanon, Missouri

Interstate 44 & City Rt. 66 West
Lebanon, Missouri
Color TV, AM-FM Radios and Telephones, Heated Swimming Pool, Children's Playground, Family Rates, Restaurant seats 250 - Two Dining Room, Banquet Room, and Coffee Shop, Beauty Shop, Coin-o-matic Laundry and Large Gift Shop.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Golden Rule Motel - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, Washington - Phone WAverly 2-7055
3 Miles N. on U.S. 99
Deluxe Kitchenettes, Free TV and Radios
Steam heat, fully carpeted.
Garages. Spacious Landscaped Grounds

Mailed from Tacoma, Washington to Mr. David P. Newman of Rancho Cordova, California on March 2, 1962:

Dear Sir:
Reservation Confirmed for May 21,22, 23.
Thank you,
Mrs. Ralph L. Wilkins.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Moongate - Hallandale Beach, Florida

Directly on the Ocean
Route A1A - 1920 S. Ocean Dr.
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Collins Avenue Ext. WAbash 3-1527
200 ft. Private Beach, Swimming Pool, Coffee Shop, Moonfleet Cocktail Lounge - Motel Rooms, Kitchenette Apts. - Executive Suites - Completely Air Conditioned & Heated - All rooms equipped with Tub, Shower & Telephone - Free Parking - Adjacent to Gulfstream Park, Dog Track & Jai-Alai

Directly on the Ocean
A1A Collins Ave.
Hallandale Beach, Florida

200 ft. Private Beach, Swimming Pool, Coffee Shop, Moonfleet Cocktail Lounge and Centrally Air-conditioned Hotel Rooms and Studio Apartments. A new infromality with casual, carefree motel living. Minutes from Gulfstream Race Track. The Moongate is your gateway to vacation pleasure.

The Card was mailed from Kingsland, GA to O.B. Joys of Homewood, Ill. on June 2, 1960:

Hi-Real nice down here if you like it "Hot" - Enjoying it however - on way to see Gleania today - Ethel & Ted

Casa Blanca Motel - Hayward, California

Casa Blanca Motel - Hayward, California

1029 Foothill & D Street in the heart of Hayward, California
Approved by AAA and Duncan Hines. Has the following conveniences: Telephones in rooms, FREE Radios, Electric Heat and Cooling, Modern Deluxe Furniture and TV.
Phone: LUcerne 2-7888 for reservations.

Holiday Inn No.1 & No. 2 - Richmond, Virginia

Interstate I-95 - Exits 14-16-17
Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Swimming Pool - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Musketeer Motel - Anaheim, California

733 W. Katella
PR. 4-8065

Centered in Southern California vacationland. Revel in luxury at pleasing rates, Even lower off-season.
At south gate of DISNEYLAND.

Royal Host Motel - Las Cruces, New Mexico

2146 West Picacho
Highways 70-80 & 180 West
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

Large family rooms - TV - Air Conditioned - Phones - Heated Pool - Mini Golf - Picnic and playground area with cooking facilities - Pancake Alley and Restaurant with room service. AAA Approved.

Town House Motel - Las Vegas, New Mexico

On U.S. Highway 85 - North Edge of Town

Large Modern Rooms with Ceramic Tiled Baths...Year Around Temperature Controlled by Season-Maker, with Individual Thermostat...Luxurious Wall to Wall Carpeting...Telephone, TV and HiFi Music in All Rooms.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.