Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thunderbird Lodge - Gallup, New Mexico

U.S. Highway 66... West Entrance of Gallup, New Mexico

45 Large, Air Conditioned, Luxurious Sleeping Rooms, Tiled Baths, Combination Tub and Shower...Finest Indian Motif Furnishings... 30 x 60 Filtered and Heated Swimming Pool... Excellent Restaurant, THE RANCH KITCHEN next door. TV and Telephone in Every Room ... Room Service. Diners' Club... Telephone UN 3-3888. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bronze Lantern Motel - Yuma, Colorado

Bronze Lantern Motel - Yuma, Colorado

Ben and Jewell Bushner, Owners
U.S. Highway 34 Phone 7734
One- and two-room units have vented heat and tiled showers. Air conditioned. Bronze Lantern Dinner House adjoining, Air-conditioned.

Lake Eufaula Motor Lodge - Eufaula, Alabama

Highway 82 East - In The City
Eufaula, Ala. Phone 687-4811
40 Units - Electric Heat - Air Conditioned - Cable Color TV - Room Telephones - Swimming Pool.

Brown Jug Motel, Restaurant & Beauty Salon - Fort Myers, Florida

Brown Jug Motel, Restaurant & Beauty Salon - Fort Myers, Florida

R.F.D. 2 - Box 720
Fort Myers, Florida
On U.S. 41 north, 1000 feet south of the world's largest sea shell factory. FILTERED SWIMMING POOL - 16 units, over night and efficiencies - outside shuffle board, baby cribs & TV. Ceramic tile bathrooms, tubs and showers, terrazza floors. Trailer park. Air-condition optional.
Mr. & Mrs. Aulda Hamilton, Owner-Mangers
Phone WY 5-4455

Mansion Park Motor Lodge - Santee, South Carolina

On U.S. 301, 15A, 15 at Junction S.C. 6
Exit 98 - I-95 - Santee, S.C. 29142

34 Quiet, Restful Rooms all with Air-Conditioning - Hot Water Heat - Color TV - Combination Tubs and Showers - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Beautyrest Mattresses - Cribs - Family Units. Filtered Swimming Pool and Playground. Restaurant Adjoining
Tel. Area 803-854-2334 Owner-Managed.

Ingram Hotel Court - Cheraw, South Carolina

Main St., U.S. #1 & 52, State 9
Carpeted Floors, Tile Baths, Air Conditioned, Central Heat, Room TV, Accommodations for over 150 guests. Excellent Dining Room. Mr. & Mrs. Clayton Ingram, Owners-Managers. Phone 7110-7114.

Enzian Motor Inn - Leavenworth, Washington

On the Cascades' eastern slopes is a Bavarian Village called Leavenworth. In the center of this valley is the Enizan Motor Inn. Like the flower it represents, the Inn is adorned with a delicate alpine beauty. Its handcrafted woodwork and imported furnishings are unequaled. Enjoy year-round recreation, then soak in our steaming hot pool. Your continental breakfast the next morning is on us.
590 Highway #2, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Blue Gables Motor Court - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Blue Gables Motor Court - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
On U.S. 49 North, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
24 Brick Air-conditioned units. Tile tub and shower baths. Central air or Panel-ray heat. 27 acres. Landscaped with Azaleas and Cammelias. Bass fishing lake. Mr. & Mrs. R.F. Murray, Owners-Managers. Phone Ju 3-4041. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Recommended by Duncan Hines.

Anthony Island Motel - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Located on Lake Hamilton...minutes from Hot Springs, Ark. Beautifully furnished, carpeted, air conditioning, color TV and radio, housekeeping units, with private pool, boats, motors and ski-rigs. FOR RESERVATIONS Write, Rt. 5 Box 49, Hot Springs, Ark. 71901

Holiday Inn - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Boardwalk at Missouri Ave.
Atlantic City, N.J. 08404

The new 400 room Holiday Inn on the Boardwalk adjacent to Convention Hall. The rooftop Casa del Sol Restaurant and Starlight Lounge with a panoramic view for dining, dancing and cocktails.

Holiday Inn - Kenilworth, New Jersey

Boulevard &a 31st Street South
Exit 138 Garden State Parkway
Ph: 241-4100, AC: 201, TWX: 201-245-5035
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations

Holiday Inn - Marshall, Texas

Junction U.S. 59 and I-20
Phone: (214) 935-7923
Near Lake O'The Pines and Caddo Lake.
Air Conditioned - Restaurant - Lounge - Swimming Pool - Free TV. Free Holidex Reservations

Rockville Plaza Motor Hotel - Rockville, Maryland

North Washington Street, Route 355 (Old Rt. 240)
Rockville, Maryland
Twenty minutes from the Nation's Capital
Phone GArden 4-7900
120 luxurious guest rooms
Individually controlled air conditioning
TV, 55 Units with completely modern kitchens
Switchboard service
Beautiful Plaza Restaurant.

Mailed from Rockville, Maryland to Mrs. Raymond Rayo of Constantine, Michigan on April 21, 1962:
Fri. A.M.
Dear Millie -
It was nice to see you. I hope by now you are feeling much better. We had a nice trip although we had all kinds of weather. So nice to be with our children - Frank & Florence

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Jack Rogers Jump n' Jack Motor Hotel - Torrance, California

2880 Pacific Coast Hwy. (US 101 Alt)
Torrance, California

Heated Pool, 88 Individually Air Conditioned Rooms and Suites. Accommodations for Business Gatherings and Conventions. Centrally located for Vactioners (sic), Switchboard Service, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Coffee Shop, Barber Shop, Water Beds, King Size Beds, Efficiency Apartments. South Bay Area's Newest and Finest

Del Camino Courts/Motor Hotel - El Paso, Texas

Del Camino Courts - El Paso, Texas

In a Western setting surrounded by the rugged Franklin Mountains - that form the southern extremity of the mighty Rockies - is the new fresh water heated Swimming Pool for the guests of the
"World's Second Largest"
Duncan Hines Recommended
AAA Approved
250 Modern Sleeping Rooms
Famous Dining Room and Coffee Shop
4900 Block Alameda Ave.
U.S. Highway 80, East
Phone PRospect 2-2711

Mailed from El Paso, Texas to Mrs. M. Calvin and Mrs. A. Freitag of San Antonio, Texas on October 15, 1955:

Hi There
Had wonderful trip made it in 12 hours no troubles will leave here early in the morning. Will write more later.
Love, Arnie, Lizzie & Sis.

Del Camino Motor Hotel - El Paso, Texas

276 Rooms
4900 Block Alameda Ave.
El Paso, Texas
U.S. Highway 80-East
PR 2-2711
View showing one the most beautiful swimming pools in the southwest. The spring bloom of Roses around the Del Camino Pool is a breathtaking mass of beauty. AAA Approved. Diners' Club Accepted. Member of the American Hotel Association, A Master Hosts Motel.

Del Camino Motor Hotel - El Paso, Texas

4900 Block Alameda Avenue
El Paso, Texas
U.S. Highway 80 East
Duncan Hines Recommended
The Beautiful Spring Bloom of Roses Around the Del Camino Swimming Pool is a Breath-taking Mass of Beauty. AAA Approved. Member of the American Hotel Association. A Master Hosts Hotel/Motel.
Del Camino Motor Hotel - El Paso, Texas

"World's Second Largest"
4900 Black Alameda Ave.
U.S. Highway 80-East
Duncan Hines Recommended View showing spacious lobby, Gift Shop, and Registration Desk in Main Building. On both sides of highway, surrounding main building, are 275 modern sleeping rooms - new swimming pool - complete shopping center - and Coffee Shop famous for prime steaks and Mexican foods. Lions - Rotary - Optimists - Kiwanis meet here. "8 minutes to downtown-10 minutes to Juarez"
Phone: Prospect 2-2711
A Master Host Motor Hotel

Sahara Motor Inn - El Paso, Texas

4532 N. Mesa
El Paso, Texas
Highway 80-180-85 West

El Paso's Newest Motel - 120 Beautifully Furnished Rooms overlooking Old Mexico, with all of the Newest Innovations for your comfort. Travel information and Tours arranged. Close to the Race Tracks, Downtown and the Sun Bowl. Enjoy Authentic Mexican Dishes or American Food in our Pancho Room Restaurant

El Dorado Motel - El Centro, California

1464 Adams
El Centro, California
Near Intersection U.S. 80 and 99.
Phone: ELgin 2-7333
Brand new. Large, luxuriously furnished, sound-proofed rooms. Each equipped with Hi-Fi music. Tiled Showers. Refrigerated airconditioning, thermostatically controlled. Hotwater heat. Swimming pool. Room phones. Owned and operated by Leo M. and Oscar L. Evans.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Morrals Motor Lodge and Cities Service Gas Station - Breezewood, Pennsylvania

At Breezewood Penna. Interchange on U.S. Highway 30, junction of 126. Individually controlled hot water heat, Tile bath, Tub-shower combination, Air conditioned, Free TV in each room, Wall-to-wall carpet, near restaurants.
Reservations phone REpublic 5-4352
The Morrals, owners & operators.

Writing on the back:
June 30th

Holiday Inn Market Center - Dallas, Texas

Ph: Ri 7-9551 - AC: 214
A 248-room Holiday Inn located at 1955 N. Industrial Blvd., just one-half block from Stemmons Freeway (Interstate 35). Holiday Inn - Market Center is just one black from the Dallas Trade Mart & Market Hall and is only 3 blocks from the new Apparel Mart.

Azalea Garden Motel - Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Azalea Garden Motel - Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Elevation 4000 feet
14 Modern deluxe units. One block from Main Street. Highway No. 221 & 321A. Each room has 2 double beds, combination tub and shower, TV, automatic hot water heat. Open all year. Phone CY 5-4362
Jack Rainey

Garland Motor Court - Land O'Lakes, Florida

Brand new in 1954 - 20 miles north of Tampa, Fla. on U.S. Hwy-41. Tile Baths - Safe Heat - Air Conditioned optional - 8 Units Built for sale - Phone 992622 - G.W. Metcalf, Res. Owner & mgr. P.O. Box 398, Lutz. Florida.

Writing on the back says:
July 2, 1956

Cave Land Motel - Cave City, Kentucky

Cave Land Motel - Cave City, Kentucky

On U.S. 31-W
Cave City, Kentucky
"Gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park"
Cave City's Finest Motel - Extra Large 100% Air Conditioned Brick Units - Family Suites - Fully Carpeted - Tubs and Showers - Beauty Rest Mattresses - TV IN ROOMS - Large Playground - Excellent Restaurants opposite & next door. Large Guest Swimming Pool. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel. T.G. Combs, Owner. Prescott-3-2321.

Carolyn Court - Asheville, North Carolina

Carolyn Court - Asheville, North Carolina

On Highway 19 and 23, one mile west of Asheville city limits. Private Tile Baths, Stoker Steam Heat, Circulating Hot Water. AAA Approved.

Holiday Inn - Buffalo, New York

Exit 53, New York Thruway
Rossler & Dingens Sts.
Cheektowaga, New York
Phone: TX 6-2900, AC: 716, TWX: 716-858--1194
Five minutes from downtown Buffalo and Canada
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations

Barbara Motel - Sarnia, Ontario

Barbara Motel - Sarnia, Ontario

2 1/2 Miles east of Sarnia, Hwy. 7 & 402
35 Ultramodern units, 7 Kitchenettes, free TV, Children's Playground, Air Conditioning, Steam Heat, Large Gift Shop, Telephones, and Swimming Pool.
For reservations Phone Sarnia, Ontario, KI 2-5523

General Lew Wallace Motor Inn - Crawfordsville, Indiana

The ultimate in comfort and hospitality. An outstanding motel situated close to Wabash College. General Lew Wallace, a Crawfordsville native, achieved lasting fame as the author of "Ben Hur".

Writing on the back:

Eyrie Motel - East Dorset, Vermont

Rt. 7, East Dorset, Vermont 05253
The spectacular colors of our Vermont autumn frame the Eyrie in this view from the air.

Magnolia Court - Macon, Georgia

Beautiful and Modern New Dining Room
75 rooms with private baths.
Swimming Pool - Kitchenettes - Reasonable Rates
5 Miles South of Macon, Ga. on U.S. Hwy. 41

Flamingo Hotel - San Antonio, Texas

A beautiful roadside hotel with 100 smartly-decorated rooms...unique patio dining, coffee shop, heated swimming pool (and kiddie wading area)...withing a few minutes of downtown shopping center and The Alamo...1131 Austin Highway. Zip 78209. Phone: (512) 824-1441.

Hooks Court - Preston, Missouri

Junction Highway 65-54
Mr. & Mrs. H.D. Hooks, Prop.
Preston, Mo.

South Winds Motel - London, Ontario

Wellington Road, 1/4 Mile North of Highway 401. Air Conditioned, Breakfast Bar. Radio and Television (519) 432-7568

Hotel Utica Motor Hotel - Utica, New York

Lafayette and Seneca St., Utica, N.Y.

Utica's downtown motor hotel. Only four minutes from Thruway Exit 31. Free indoor parking for registered guests, with direct entrance to hotel. Home of the LAMPLIGHTER ROOM with its colorful Gay '90's atmosphere. Motel and pool opening Spring 1962. Phone RA 4-4111
TWX UT 8024

The Bounding Maine Apt. Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

12162 Gulf Blvd.
Treasure Island
St. Petersburg 6, Florida

Modern one bedroom apartments, all electric kitchens, electric heat, TV, Air Conditioning. Overlooking the "Gulf of Mexico" with wide Sandy Beach. Two blocks to Famous John's Pass Bridge, world known fishing spot.
Owner-Manager Mabel W. Green

Tides Apartment Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

409 East Shore Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Owner-Managers...Mike and Jean Walker
Telephone 446-1314

One bedroom and efficiency apartments on Clearwater Bay. Private pier, Central hot water heat, Carpet, Television, Air conditioning, Twin beds, Large tile bath with tub and shower. Expensively furnished for the comfort of a discriminating clientele. Close to beach, Restaurants, Shopping center and Marina.

Mailed from Orlando, Florida to Mrs. George Newman of Morristown, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1985:
We are all fine here hope you are too. Having nice weather take care of yourself. Best regards.
Madelino Angelo

Monday, October 25, 2010

Moon-Glo Motel and Chuck Wagon Restaurant - Lake City, Florida

4 miles south on Highway U.S. 41 - Air Conditioned - Electric Heat - Tub & Showers - 12 Units - Some Family Rooms - Swimming Pool - Restaurant - Room Phones. Phone 3222, Lake City, Florida

Stardust Motor Lodge - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho's Largest All New Motorlodge. 105 Rooms and Suites. Coffee Shop, Dining Rooms, Lounge, Heated Pool. Near Downtown, overlooking beautiful Snake River.

Tahitian Motor Lodge - Holiday, Florida

5206 U.S. 19 North
Midway between Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey, Florida Phone 937-4121
Restaurant - Lounge - Color TV - Sparkling Swimming Pool in our beautiful Tropical Gardens - 142 Delightful Rooms. A Quality Motel.

Mailed from a post office in Florida to Mrs. Donabelle Fischer of Mishawaka, Indiana on February 23, 1973:

Dear Sweetie Pie:
Hope you are feeling real good. I also hope your Mother and Mr. Gardner are also enjoying good health. We think of all of you. Miss you and your little visits. Wish you were here so you could enjoy this place we are staying at. See you soon. - from your secret admirer. Ha. (G).

Motel Capri - Twin Falls, Idaho

1/2 mile from center of town on Highway 30-E, near City Park. 24 deluxe units. Individually controlled radiant heat and refrigerated air conditioning. Combination tubs and shower. TV and radios. Telephones in each unit.
Phone 733-6452

Friday, October 22, 2010

Edgewater Motel - Pismo Beach, California

On Beautiful Pismo Beach, Calif.
Phone: Poplar 6-2233

One of California's finest and most recommended motels. Rooms, suites and fully equipped apartments. Wall to wall carpets. Tile baths. Soft water. Television in units. Close to famous restaurants. No pets. Year 'round swimming. Clamming and fishing. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Turf Motel - Miami, Florida

7000 N.W. 27th Avenue (State Highway No. 9)

Fully air conditioned - Beautifully Furnished - Some with kitchens - Tile Baths - Private Parking - At your Doorstep - Within 10 Minutes of all three race tracks. Congenial atmosphere. Phone 65-9251.

Dreamland Motel - Savannah, Georgia

Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge
P.O. Box 353 - Savnnah, Georgia
4 Mi. N.W. on US 17 - 1/2 Mi North of Jct. U.S. 80 & State 21

Savannah's in-town resort designed with your every comfort and enjoyment in mind.
41 attractively appointed units - have telephone, TV, air-conditioning, thermostat controlled heat, combination shower and bath and kitchen units.
Over 26 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds with swimming pool, putting green, 9 hole pitch and putt, golf course, fish pond, lawn games, playground, recreation room and Beauty Salon. Owner-Managed by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Figg

Mailed from Savannah, Georgia to Mr. & Mrs. John Saurson of Erie, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1976:

Here is our home "down South". Good trip & no rain so far, but threatening. Keep smiling - Jess & Pearl

Aiken's Lodge - Kanab, Utah

Modern the heart of Scenic Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks.
Especially styled for your convenience and comfort with private telephones; Kitchenette Apartments; individually air cooled units; Hot Water Heat; Beauty Rest Mattresses.

Mailed from Kanab, Utah to Dr. R.C. Woodman of Middletown, New York on June 17, 1957:

This is our motel where we called from tonight - two rooms, 1 bath, 2 double beds for $10. That isn't bad. We rode down into Bryce Canyon on horses today. The children loved it. I was scart to death - but I loved it too. Tomorrow to North Rim Grand Canyon. Love, Flo.

STATUS: Still there. Still Aiken's Lodge. Now with more paving.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Drake Motel - Vero Beach, Florida

Drake Motel - Vero Beach, Florida

U.S. 1 and Route 60
Swimming Pool, 18 Large Comfortable Units, 100% Air-Conditioned, TV & Phones in all Units, Central heat. Self Service Ice. Restaurants, Shopping Center, Theatres, Golf Course, Shuffleboard, Fishing, Skiing & Boating. Close by Home of L.A. Dodgers.

Ramada Inn Northgate - Seattle, Washington

240 N. Northgate Way
Tel: (206) 365-0700
Seattle, Washington 98133

138 Luxurious Rooms / Executive Suites / Direct Dial Phones / Color TV / Heated Pool / 24 Hr. Restaurant & lounge / Courtesy Car / 7 Minutes to downtown Seattle / The luxury & convenience of RAMADA INN makes your visit one you'll be sure to repeat.

Skyway Motel - Seattle, Washington

20045 Pacific Hiway So.
TRinity 8-8816
On U.S. 99, 1 mile south of Seattle - Tacoma Airport. Free TV - Kitchenettes - individually controlled heat - convenient restaurants, shopping and service stations.
American Express cards honored.

Straughn's Best Western Motel - Twin Falls, Idaho

Twin Falls' largest Best Western Motel, 50 units, all ground floor. 100% parking - Ceramic tiled Baths, Color TV. Direct dial phones - Ref air conditioning - thermostatically controlled heat. Restaurant close by. Location on west end of Town on U.S. 30 & 93 in Twin Falls, Idaho. Major credit cards accepted.

20 Mule Motel - Mojave, California

20 Mule Motel - Mojave, California

On U.S. 466 - Just off U.S. 6,
near Marine Air Base
Mojave, California
Phone 3
A new, 15 unit, nicely furnished motel with tile showers and wall-to-wall carpets. Vented wall heat. Cooled by Refrigeration.

STATUS: The building is still standing and is now known as the Palm Inn.