Saturday, April 10, 2010
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.
Ultra-modern rooms - Completely air conditioned - Television - Large swimming pool.
Restaurant serves finest foods - Courteous Service - Pleasant Atmosphere. AAA Approved.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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
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
Noted for complete services and all-around excellence of its accommodations. Phone 324-2773. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
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.
Santa Barbara, California
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
The card was mailed from Santa Barbara, California to Mrs. Della Crowe of Visalia, California on December 27, 1965:
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
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
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
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742
One of the most delightful spots on the Jersey Coast..smart, 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 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.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
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.
YOUR HOSTS: "The Smucker Family"
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:
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
Anaheim, California 92802
ACROSS THE STREET FROM DISNEYLAND
* Sightseeing Bus Tours
* Angels Stadium
* Golf Course
* Ice Skating
* 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
Reservation Confirmed for May 21,22, 23.
Mrs. Ralph L. Wilkins.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Route A1A - 1920 S. Ocean Dr.
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Collins Avenue Ext. WAbash 3-1527
GATEWAY TO YOUR VACATION PLEASURE
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
The New MOONGATE
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
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.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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.
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.