Thursday, September 30, 2010

Landmark Motor Lodge and Howard Johnson's Restaurant - Winter Haven, Florida

Corner U.S. 17 & Fla. 544
Winter Haven, Florida

Central Florida's largest and most luxurious Motor Lodge located in Winter Haven, Florida. Home of Beautiful Cypress Gardens. Each room equi[[ed with telephone, television, air-conditioning, electric heat, tub and shower. Rooms are available with private patios overlooking th swimming pool bringing you the ultimate in resort luxury. These 80 spacious units are located adjacent to famous Howard Johnson's Restaurant. Two golf courses close by. Phone Cy-34-133
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

West Wind Motel - McLean, Texas

U.S. 66 and Interstate 40
Phone HR 9-2445
Box 201 - McLean, Texas
Located in the heart of cattle, oil and ranching area of Texas.
Television - wall to wall carpet - refrigerated air - panel ray heat. Good restaurant near by.
E.J. and Grace Windom
Owners and Managers

Congress Inn - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Congress Inn - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

33 N.E. Expressway - On Hwy. 66
100 Units - Swimming Pool - Free Television - AM-FM Radio - Telephones - Air-Conditioned - Children's Playground - Restaurant - Banquet Facilities - Beauty Salon - Congress Club.

Hollywood Vine Motel - Hollywood, California

1133 Vine Street
Hollywood, California
Center of Hollywood between Sunset and Santa Monica Blvds. 55 Air Conditioned units. Phones - TV - heated Pool - Kitchenettes - Suites - Queen Beds - Sightseeing Tour Stop - Major Credit Cards accepted - 24 hour Coffee Shop & Laundromat Adjacent. Near Hollywood Palladium & Hollywood Palace. AAA Approved. Member of Friendship Inns of America.

Tour Motel and Restaurant - Nashville, Tennessee

On US Hi-Ways - 41-North and 31-W
Nashville 7, Tenn.
Electric Heat, Air-Conditioned - Tile Baths and Free TV - Reasonable rates and courteous service - 5 minutes from downtown Nashville.
Phone CAnal 8-4688

Holiday Inn Northwest - Pikesville, Maryland

Reisterstown Road at Baltimore Beltway
U.S. 140 & 695
Pikesville, Maryland
Ph: 486-5600, AC: 301, TWX: 301-484-1825
108 rooms - Restaurant and Bar - Swimming Pool - Banquet and Meeting Rooms - Free Ice - 24 hour phone - Air-conditioned - teletype reservations.

City View Motel - Richmond, Indiana

City View Motel - Richmond, Indiana

U.S. Highway 40-West
Post Office Box 169
Richmond, Indiana
Reservations Telephone 22943
Ceramic Tiled Baths - Tub & Shower Combination - Central Hot-Water Heat - 15 Units - Free TV & Air-Conditioning in each unit.
Owned & Operated by Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Cockerill
1 Mile West of Richmond, Indiana on U.S. 40
Playground for Children and Baby Cribs. Restaurants Nearby. AAA Approved.

Ramada Inn - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa's favorite resort with complete hotel service. 177 beautiful rooms. 24-hours coffee shop..heated swimming pool...children's playground...airport courtesy car.
4528 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, Okla. 74135
On Interstate Hwy. 44

Green Mill Motel - Manton, Michigan

Located on U.S. 131 at North City Limits of Manton, Michigan. 12 Miles North of Cadillac - Baseboard Hot Water Heat - Individual Thermostats - Tubs and Showers - "Beauty Rest" Beds - Free TV - Soundproofing between Units - Good Hunting and Fishing - near several Winter Ski Parks including Caberfae. Near good Restaurants.
Phone VA 4-3504

Belle Aire Motel - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Belle Aire Motel - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

"Among The Best"
Airport Road (Near Civic Auditorium)
Gatlinburg, "In the Smokies", Tennessee
Kelley and Brownlee Reagan
Telephone 436-5348
AAA Approved.

Sundown Haven Motel - Indianapolis, Indiana

6201 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana - 3 Miles West of City Limits on U.S. Rt. 40 - Eight units constructed of Bedford Limestone - Each with private bath and garage. Terrazzo floors - Hot Water heat - Restaurant nearby - Owned and Operated by Mrs. Eva Poparad, and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Stanesa. Phone CYpress 0875. member of the United Motor Courts.

Park Motel - Manchester, Tennessee

1504 Hillsboro Blvd. Hwy 41 South
Manchester, Tennessee 37355
One mile off I-24 - South Exit 114 ; North Exit 110-111

18 Units - Cable-Color TV - Electric Heat - Air Conditioned - Beautyrest Beds - Wall to Wall Carpet - All Tiled Baths With Comb. Tub/Shower. AAA Approved.
Laura B. Bass, Owner and Manager.

Range View Court - Colorado Springs, Colorado

2712 East Hiway 24
Colorado Springs, Colorado

20 Units
Located in the heart of the Pikes Peak Region with a marvelous view of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mt. and Rampart Range.
Convenient for golf, boating, swimming, horseback riding. AAA Approved

Mailed from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Andrews of Johnson City, New York on September 18, 1959:
Thursday Evening
Sept. 17th
Hi! -
We arrived @ Colorado Springs at 4 P.M. Had light showers & fog. Not much traffic accross (sic) Kansas. Really had an easy day. Put up at this Motel. Tomorrow we plan to go sight seeing around town. Probably won't bother to write cards. Everything going fine. Love, Floss.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grant Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

9046 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
On Routes 92 and Interstate 4
22 Motel Room. 6 Kitchenettes with connecting rooms. Tubs and shower baths. Heated. TV, air-conditioning, and swimming pool. Close to all Major Attractions and Restaurants.
Ernie & Marge Bramlett
Ph: 525-0376
AAA Approved. American Express, Carte Blanche & Diners' Club accepted.

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Miss Evelyn Bickson of Tucson, Arizona on April 16, 1968:
Dear Evelyn,
We are staying here 3 wks. Enjoying the pool & getting a tan. 84° to 89°. On the go every day. Hope you are all well.
Love, Loraine S.

Frontier Motel - Anaheim, California

933 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, Calif. 92805
Phone: 714-774-1818
Near Disneyland - Angel Stadium - Convention Center. Short drive to Beaches - Knott's Berry Farm, Marineland, Hollywood. Single & family units, Kitchens, Free TV, two heated pool (swimming and wading).

Town & Surf - Daytona Beach, Florida

1425 So. Atlantic Avenue
Dayotna Beach, Florida
Directly on "The World's Most Famous Beach"
All New, Completely Modern Room and Apartments (near everything)
Don & Margie Sirk, Prop's.
Phone: CLinton 3-9172

Humboldt Motel & Grill - Humboldt, Tennessee

On U.S. Hways, 70A, 79 & 45W
Excellent Food & 33 Ultra Modern Cabins. Air Conditioned, Phones & TV, Large Swimming & Wading Pool. Home of the Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival.

Wayside Motel and Cabins - Charlevoix, Michigan

Located at N.E. Limits of Charlevoix on U.S. 31. Private Bathing Beach. Adjacent to Golf Course and Riding Academy. Shuffle Board Courts. All Units Heated. Private Bath. Kitchenettes Available. Lounge 30' x 50', with Television. Telephone LIberty 7-2192

Plains Motel - Kimball, Nebraska

607 E. 3rd - Hiway 30
Kimball, Nebraska

17 Unit Motel, Featuring 6 Kitchenettes - Room TV - Air Conditioned Rooms - Very Comfortable Furnished - Finest Restaurant Next Door - Located in the Heart of Wheat and Cattle Country - For Reservations Please Call - Area Code 308-235-2923

Writing on the back:
4-21-73 on return trip from Idaho.

Wayside Motel - Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

A delightful, new, modern Motel. Three minutes from shopping center and fine restaurants. 19 miles from historic Boston. Phone: TRinity 5-5686.

Ramada Inn - Shreveport, Louisiana

I-20 at Airport Exit 7
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
(318) 635-7531

161 guest rooms, Dining Room, 24 hour Coffee Shop, Lounge with Entertainment, Swimming Pool, Auto Rental, Airport Courtesy Car, Color-TV. Airport 1 min., State Fairgrounds 2 min., Louisiana Downs Racetrack 10 min., Rose Center 5 min.

Bluegrass Lodge - Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Bluegrass Lodge - Shepherdsville, Kentucky

15 Minutes South of Louisville
Between the Lanes of Kentucky Turnpike (i-65)
In Service Area
P.O. Box 601 - Shepherdsville, Ky.
Phone: (502) 543-2291
Each rooms completely soundproof, combination tub shower, twin double beds, TV, central heating and air-conditioning individually controlled. Large terraced swimming pool. Complete service facilities. Open 24 hours.
Managers - Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Casada.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Hi-Way Motel - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Route 126 - Gateway to the south - 3/4 mile south of Penna. Turnpike - Breezewood, Penna.
Reservations advisable - Telephone REpublic 5-4359
Near excellent restaurants - Free television in every room - Tubs & Showers - Guest controlled heat - Family units - Open all year.
C. Earl & Kathleen Foor - Owners & Operators.

Log-Tel Motel - McBride, British Columbia

Box 308, McBride, B.C. Canada
200 Yds. Off Hwy #16
Sleeping & Housekeeping Units
Satellite TV, Playground, Pets Allowed, (Some Air Cond., Queen and Water Beds, & 2-Room Units) - Visa and Mastercard.

Pell City Motel - Pell City, Alabama

Located in city on U.S. 231 - 1 block North of U.S. 78.
25 Units. Air-Conditioned. Tiled Baths. Excellent food in adjoining restaurant.
Phone 286.

Camelot Court Motel - Prince George, British Columbia

Camelot Court Motel - Prince George, British Columbia

1600 Central Street
Located on Highway 97 By-Pass

64 Modern air-conditioned units, some with kitchenettes - D.D. Phones - Satellite TV - In-house movies - Heated indoor pool - Sauna - Swirlpool - Licensed restaurant - Daily and weekly rates on application - Vis and MasterCard accepted.

Mailed from Twin Falls, Idaho to Angela Sawyer of Balto, Missouri on August 24, 1989:
You know we arrived at Prince Ruppert - the BC ferry to Vancouver Isle would be "Stand by" 'til? so we drove to Prince George, will go to Seattle & 2 days with friends, leave car at Grand Junction, Col, Manhattan, KN then home.

P.S. Will bring home car in Oct. full of elk!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blue Surf Motel Apartments - Bethany Beach, Delaware

Blue Surf Motel Apartments - Bethany Beach, Delaware

Boardwalk and Garfield Ave.
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Phone 539-7531
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Dolle, Owners
Bathing and Surf Fishing at your front door.

Mailed from Bethany Beach, Delaware to Mrs. John A. Jones of Columbus 9, Ohio on June 19, 1963:

We are here for three days - came with our neighbors the Burbanks. Karen & family are staying at our house. Brian had to work & couldn't come. More cards to follow, I hope. Love, Dorothy.

Del Webb's TowneHouse - San Francisco, California

Del Webb's TowneHouse - San Francisco, California

Market at Eighth
San Francisco's new, luxurious, fully air conditioned 400 room motor hotel. Distinguished Carriage Room restaurant and lounge, Coffee House, Garden Terrace dining area, heated pool, "Do-it-yourself" services as ice cube dispensers on each floor, and ample free parking.

Del Webb's TowneHouse - San Francisco, California

Market at Eighth
San Francisco, Calif. 94103
San Francisco's new, luxurious, fully air conditioned 400 room motor hotel. Distinguished Carriage Room restaurant and lounge, Coffee House, Garden Terrace dining area, heated pool, "Do-it-yourself" services as ice cube dispensers on each floor, and ample free parking. Telephone (415) 863-7100. A Master Hosts motel.

Del Webb's TowneHouse - San Francisco, California

Market at Eighth
San Francisco, Calif. 94103
San Francisco's new, luxurious, fully air conditioned 400 room motor hotel. Distinguished Carriage Room restaurant and lounge, Coffee House, Garden Terrace dining area, heated pool, "Do-it-yourself" services as ice cube dispensers on each floor, and ample free parking. Telephone (415) 863-7100.
Member of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. A Master Hosts motel.

Travelodge - Memphis, Tennessee

180 E. Crump Blvd. at Third St.
U.S. Hwys. 51-61-64-70-72-78-79-40-240

85 Beautifully Furnished Rooms - Central Heating and Air-Conditioned, Room Controlled - Heated Pool - Dining Room connected from our Lobby - Located at the Crossroads of the Mid-South - 3rd & Crump Blvd. - just minutes from Downtown and all parts of the City.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Toreador Inn - Fort Myers, Florida

3041 Cleveland Ave.
U.S. Hwy. #41

Color TV - Air-conditioning - Pool - Telephone in Every Room.
Your Hosts: JERRY - DIANE - MADA
Phone 332-1137

Albert Pick Motor Inn - South Bend, Indiana

Main and Washington Streets
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Brand new. 200 rooms in the heart of downtown. Located in the 25-story American National Bank Building. Delicious food and beverages in restaurant, lounge, and Coffee House. Indoor pool. Family plan. Free parking. Excellent meeting facilities for up to 400.

STATUS: I have a personal disdain for this building. I lived in South Bend for 6 years. This brutalist monstrosity dominates the meager skyline. On this site stood the opulent Oliver Hotel until it was torn down to build this thing. It's still standing and is now another chain.

Smith Motel - Kennesaw, Georgia

U.S. 41 - Int. 75
Kennesaw, Ga. 30144
Avoid Congested Area
64 Large Heated or Air Conditioned Units - Private Combination Bath - Room Television and Telephone - Quaint Setting for Swimming and Wading Pools - Cold House Restaurant Adjoining.
Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Jamieson, Owners

Writing on the back says:
Jan. 1976

Smith's Motel - York, Pennsylvania

4335 West Market St., York, Penna, 17404

Just 2 1/2 miles west of Colonial York on Route 30, in the heart of South-Central Pennsylvania - Television - Kitchen Units - Air Conditioning.

Holiday Inn Downtown - Spokane, Washington

East 110 - 4th Avenue
Phone: 509/838-6101 Zip: 99202
Air Conditioned - Restaurant - Swimming Pool - Color TVs. Free Holidex Reservations.

Guest House Motel - Sheridan, Wyoming

Welcome to Sheridan's Newest and Finest
1953 North Main Street
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Heated Swimming Pool - Each room has individual thermostatic controlled heat or air conditioning - Color TVs - Baby cribs available - Wall to wall carpets - Phones in each room - Free ice - Restaurants adjacent or close by.
American Express - Carte Blanche - Diners' Club accepted.

Mailed from Yellowstone National Park to Mr. Frank W. Tibbets of Reading, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1969:

Had a very nice stay here. We made about 2400 miles so far. - Vic

Windsor Motel & Restaurant - Windsor, North Carolina

U.S. Hwy. 17, 1 Mi. North of Windsor, N.C.

Open year around. Central heat and air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpeting, full tile bath, TV, vibrating beds, coffee maker in room. Restaurant serving choice steaks, chicken and seafood. Children welcome.
Your hosts, Imogene & Vernon Dozier, Owners & Mgrs.
Follow the Ocean Hiway.

Runnymede Motel - Nahunta, Georgia

U.S. 301 at Nahunta, Georgia
New Motel, 12 Modern Units, Air Conditioned, Electric Heat, Tiled Baths with Tub & Showers, TV.
Phone Howard 2-3931
Owned by Ray & Mary Harper

Hotel Mead - Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

The quiet residential district location, accessible to the shopping and business center, makes HOTEL MEAD an ideal headquarters for conventions and for the famous fishing and hunting of Wisconsin. Motel Convenience with sheltered drive-in, all outside rooms, radiant head, air-conditioned dining room, lobby, and cocktail lounge, radios and TV, is hotel comfort and its modern best. AAA Approved.

Cedar Lodge Motel - Medford, Oregon

Cedar Lodge Motel - Medford, Oregon

518 N. Riverside
Medford, Oregon 97501
64 Units - At your service 24 hrs. a day - Individual Air Conditioning - Direct Dial Phones - King & Queen Size Beds - Cable Color TV - Heated Pool - Downtown Located - Restaurant & Lounge. 10 min. to Medford Airport.

Belco Motor Court & Restaurant - Emporia, Virginia

Belco Motor Court & Restaurant - Emporia, Virginia

U.S. Route #301 - 1 mile South of EMPORIA, VIRGINIA
32 New spacious modern air conditioned rooms, each fully carpeted with Ceramic tile baths. Large Guest Lounge with television and air conditioned dining room on premises. Television in each room.
Telephone: 3200
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Belco Motor Court & Restaurant - Emporia, Virginia

U.S. Highway 301
1 Mile South of Emporia, Virginia
42 spacious, modern, air-conditioned rooms with TV. Each room fully carpeted...Ceramic Tiles Baths. Electric Vibrating Mattresses. Swimming Pool and Air-Conditioned Restaurant on Premises. Room Phones. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Phone: MElrose 4-4181 - Louise Newsome, Mgr.

Candle Light Motel - Greenfield, Massachusetts

Candle Light Motel - Greenfield, Massachusetts

On Route 2 - The Scenic Mohawk Trail
1 Mile West of Town and Routes 5 and 10
Member of AAA and Superior Motels.
Open all Year
Sonya and Phil Phillips, Owner-Manager

Gray Gull Cottages - York Beach, Maine

Deep Sea Fishing - Sailing - Canoeing - Golf Courses - Bathing - Two miles of Sandy Beach, overlooking Atlantic Ocean.

Royal Palm Motel - Clearwater, Florida

1250 Cleveland St., Route 60
The center of all vacation activity. Swimming pool. Modern efficiencies and hotel rooms. 100% air-conditioned and heated. Tiled baths (tubs and showers). Telephones and TV in all rooms. Wall-to-Wall carpeting. Restaurant and cocktail lounge. Golf courses nearby. All major credit cards accepted.
Ida and Frank Carelli, managers
Phone: 446-8575 (Area 813)

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Mr. and Mrs. J. Thynn of Toledo, Ohio on November 28, 1967:
The weather just wonderful. Poinsettias & flowers so beautiful. Does'nt (sic) look like Xmas here.
Jim & Alice Mann

Holiday Sands Motel - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ocean at 11th St., Virginia Beach, Va.
Open all year
Ultra modern, tropical Resort Motel, all rooms individually controlled air-codnitioning or heat, private bath. Each room private veranda. Snack Bar. Ample parking. AAA Approved.

Oceanfront at 11th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Phone 428-3773 area code 804
ULTRA modern tropical RESORT MOTEL

All rooms with wall to wall carpeting, ceramic tile bath with tub and shower, TV, telephone, air-conditioning or heat, private Veranda and daily maid service. Coffee Shoppe, pool and large poolside Patio. AAA Approved. American Express and Diners' Club accepted.

Holiday Inn - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Intersection Hwy. 80 and Interstate 20
Ph: 636-4551 - AC: 601
P.O. Box 270
175 Units - Swimming Pool 0 Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Lounge - Free TV - Free Advance Reservations.

Mailed from New Orleans, Louisiana to Mr. Dennis Jaques of Coldwater, Michigan on October 6, 1971:

Hi! Arrived in New Orleans last night about 7:30. Sure tired this morn. To go on tour & boat ride today. Mrs. Unterlaker (Jean) husband is our driver.
Mom & Dad.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

El Rancho Motel & Restaurant - Yreka, California

El Rancho Motel & Cafe - Yreka, California

1235 So. Main St.
Yreka, Calif.
Phone's - TV - Pool - Coffee - Room's Air Conditioned - Magic Finger's Vibro Massage. Big Bed's.

The 44 units are lined up back of the office and cafe which are pictured here. Wish you could drop in, I've never been so well fixed for guest rooms!

Harold Hale, Montague, Calif.
A Koppel Card

El Rancho Motel & Restaurant - Yreka, California

1235 So. Main St., Yreka, Calif. 96907
44 Deluxe Units - Direct Dial Phones - TV - Pool - Coffee - Air Conditioned. AAA Approved.