Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bel-Air Motel - Bemidji, Minnesota

Bel-Air Motel - Bemidji, Minnesota

On Highway No. 2 West
Bemidji, Minn.
15 modern, attractive units - 6 two-room units, 8 single units, one kitchenette - All have hot water heat, individual thermostatic heat controls, comfortable beds. For the best in test and comfort, stop at Bel-Air. TV - Hi-Fi - Telephones.
Phone 751-3222
AAA Approved.
Earl and Joyce Frennea, Proprietors

The Sands Motel - New Orleans, Louisiana

4480 Chef Menteur Highway
U.S. 11-90 East
New Orleans, Louisiana
40 luxurious units on spacious grounds. Completely air conditioned. Individual controlled heat. Tiled combination baths. Television. Large swimming pool and diving board. Children's playground. AAA Approved.
Phone: WHitehall 9-7567

Monday, November 29, 2010

Diplomat Motel - St. Louis, Missouri

Diplomat Motel - St. Louis, Missouri

Kinghighway at Waterman
St. Louis, Mo.
St. Louis' Finest - 200 Modern Rooms and Suites at Moderate Prices - Complete Facilities For Conventions, Meetings, Receptions - Ideal For Businessmen - Families. Home of the Renowned Embassy Dining Room. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from St. Louis, Missouri to Mr. & Mrs. Irl Hoffman of Reece, Kansas on April 20, 1964:

St. Louis, Mo.
Leland & Wilma took me for short vacation & stayed at this motel - it's a lovely place (but I was ailing) but had a wonderful time. All my love, Caroline.

Virdan Motor Lodge - Danville, Virginia

U.S. Highway 28, South
In Virginia at Danville
Telephone 3124
Recommended by Duncan Hines
25 colorfully decorated rooms, each with individually controlled air conditioning and heat. Circulating Ice Water. television. Free Radios. Restaurants near. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Thunderbird Motel - Elko, Nevada

On US 40
345 Idaho Street - Elko, Nevada 89801
TEL: (702) 738-7115
70 luxurious rooms all with TV and direct dial phones. Executive suites and family units available. Heated pool. Located in the center of town, close to all activities and entertainment. AAA Approved.

Thunderbird Motor Inn Jantzen Beach - Portland, Oregon

1401 North Hayden Drive - Portland, Oregon 97217
Phone: (503) 283-2111
AAA Approved
"The Thunderbird has it!"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Travelodge - Winslow, Arizona

Winslow Newest
1216 E. 3rd St.
Winslow, Arizona
On Highway 66 East
Heated swimming pool. Free television, Refrigerated air, Rom phones, inn room coffee, 29 units - Restaurant across street.
Phone: 289-2491
Travel in comfort - Let us make your advance reservation - A member of the world's largest network of fine motels.

Monterey Lodge - Phoenix, Arizona

901 So. 17th Ave., Phoenix, Ariz.
U.S. Highway 80 West. 6 Blocks South of State Capitol.
25 Immaculate units, 16 kitchenettes. Refrigerated and air-conditioned. Beautiful Patios, Shuffleboard, carport. TV available.
Jack and Jeri Scheets. AAA Approved.

Motel LaBelle - Sidney, Ohio

Sidney, Ohio, on U.S. 25, one and one-half miles north of city limits. Ultra modern accommodations. "The rest of your life."
Owned and operated by
Ralph and Grace Baumgardner
For Reservations, Phone 8555-1

Sidney, Ohio, on U.S. 25, one and one-half miles north of city limits. Ultra modern accommodations. "The rest of your life."
Owned and operated by
Ralph and Grace Baumgardner
For Reservations, Phone 8555-1

Holiday Motel - West Springfield, Massachusetts

1254 Riverdale Street
West Springfield, Mass.
U.S. Route #5 REpublic 2-2382
Television in Every Room
Open All Year
Fine Motel For Travelers

Country Squire Inn and Restaurant - Grayson, Kentucky

Country Squire Inn and Restaurant - Grayson, Kentucky

I-64 Exit 172
57 Units, Individual Heat and Air Conditioning, Cable Color TV, AM-FM Radio, Room Phones. Open 24 Hours a Day, Minutes from Carter Caves, Greenbo, and Grayson State Parks. Two Covered Bridges Nearby. AAA Approved
Phone 606/474-6605 - Grayson, Kentucky 41143

Red Cricket Inn - West Dover, Vermont

Route 100 at Mount Snow
West Dover, Vermont
21 rooms, private bath, 2 family suites, all rooms color TV. Individual thermostats, sauna, game room, BYOB fireside bar. Catering to Families, Ski Clubs & Senior Citizen Tours.

Winter Garden Manor - Phoenix, Arizona

A Residential Apartment Hotel in a Peaceful Citrus Grove
Out North Central at 39 West Maryland
Phone AM 6-9632
Swimming Pool - Filtered - Chlorinated - All Apartments With Kitchens

Friday, November 26, 2010

Motel Time - Nogales, Arizona

50 units - Air Conditioned - FREE TV - In Room Coffee - Room Phones - Swimming Pool - Next door to Denny's Coffee Shop - One mile from Mexican Border. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Nogales, Arizona to Mrs. Joe Hoffman of Reece Kansas on February 16, 1965:

Tues. Feb. 15
Dear Fern - Opal & Pops & us left our place 7 a.m. now we are here at this motel. Just had supper. We stop at the mission San Xavier 6 mi. So. of Tucson and then at the Tumacacori mission & got to Nogales at 1:30 P.MM. then we went into Mexico & spent the afternoon. We plan to go through Tombstone on our way home tomorrow. Opal plans to leave next Sat. We went to Tonto Ruins & other places. Love, Mamie

Clock Inn Motel - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Clock Inn Motel - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

On N.E. Expressway at North Eastern
6 Miles West of Turner Turnpike Gate - U.S. 66
33 Beautiful Units with tile baths, wall-to-wall carpets, vented heat, refrigerated air conditioning, foam rubber mattresses, radios and television. For reservations phone VIctor 3-6322 or write P.O. Box 3064, Oklahoma City. AAA Approved.
"As we travel through Life let us Live by the Way"

Writing on the back says:
Stayed here on Sunday Sept. 8. Rubie cracked his head on light over bed "we laughed"

Brittany Motel - Wildwood, New Jersey

Brittany Motel - Wildwood, New Jersey

WILDWOOD, N.J. 08260
This year, stay with friends at the BRITTANY, Wildwood's most luxurious motel. Ideal family location, in the center of town.

The Palm Beach Royal - Palm Beach, Florida

2840 South Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, Florida
Telephone: JUstice 2-2551
On both Ocean and Lake
Hotel Rooms, Apartments, Swimming Pool - Dining Room - Cocktail Lounge - Deluxe Hotel Service

Mailed from Palm Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. H.F. Brown of South Bend 15, Indiana on May 23, 1961:

Greetings from all at the Royal. Hope we may meet again this summer.
The Le Suers
P.S. The weather's fine

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rober's Hotel, Motel & Restaurant - Barryville, New York

Corner Route 97 and 55
Barryville, New York
Phone: 914-956-6222 or 914-956-9922
Famous for Good Food and Continental Atmosphere. Completely Air-Conditioned, Deluxe Motel with private baths. Gift Shop.

Covered Wagon Motel - Lovelock, Nevada

Covered Wagon Motel - Lovelock, Nevada

Quiet - Off Highway 40 - Center of Town
P.O. Box 121, Lovelock, Nevada 89419
Refrigerated Air Conditioning - Free TV - Panel Ray Heat
GUS and NAN FORSBERG, Proprietors

Wagon Wheel Motel - Salinas, California

1217 No. Main St. Salinas, Calif.
Tel. HArrison 2-7426
Highway 101 North
A very attractive modern 35 unit motel. Fully insulated and sound proofed. Thermostat controlled heat. Full tiled showers. Wall to wall carpets. Heated swimming pool. Room phones. Free TV in every unit. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

McGibbons Inn and Cabins - Niagara Falls, Ontario

On the front of this card is a panorama view of part of McGibbon Inn and cabins. Here is accommodation for over 100 persons. Parties of from two to twelve may find comfortable quarters in the cabins and cottages on this location. There is hot and cold water, and also many of the cabins and cottages have baths and showers. Free kitchen privileges and spring mattresses also add to the comfort of the visitors who wish to enjoy the many attraction in this vicinity for a few days. A first-class Restaurant in connection serves at all hours full course meals and lunches at reasonable prices. Steak and chicken dinners.

Uncle Sam's Hotel & Cabins - Niagara Falls, Ontario

Accommodation for 200 guests. Hot and cold water in each cabin. Showers and toilets. Specializing in chicken dinners. Two miles from Niagara Falls.

Holiday Lodge - Fremont, Nebraska

1220 East 23rd Street
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
(402) 727-1110

25 minutes from Omaha - 100 rooms - Color TV & Radio - Swimming pool - King Arthur Dining Rom - Circus Coffee Shop - English Pub Lounge with live music for dancing - Friendly Fremont offers 20 fun-filled lakes, 6 tennis courts, archery field, 2 golf courses, 3 bowling alleys, roller skating rink.

Sahara Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Phone 344-8951
100% air conditioned and heated - free TV - swimming pool - cocktail lounge - bedside telephones - free parking - elevators - piped music -center of all activities.
Open Year Round

Holiday Inn - Marion, Virginia

Interstate Highway No. 81 Exit 17
U.S. Hwy. No. 11 East, Phone: AC: 703, 783-3193
Home of Hungry Mother State Park situated in the Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Harvest Moon Motel and Restaurant - Linden, Pennsylvania

Located between Williamsport and Jersey Shore on U.S. Route 220. Attractive modern new motel with television, clock radios, and cross room ventilation. Adjacent to restaurant, ample parking space. Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Neill, owner & manager. Ph. Jersey Shore Express 8-2590, Linden, Pa.

Quality Court Motel and Restaurant - Jellico, Tennessee

Interstate 75 and U.S. 25 W.
Jellico, Tenn. 37762 Ph. (615) 424-7211
Well back from the highway in a quiet scenic mountain area. 60 attractive well-furnished units have TV, telephones, air-conditioning, thermostat controlled electric heat and combination baths, 65-ft. Olympic Pool and Children's Playground. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Wheatland Motel and Restaurant - Regina, Saskatchewan

Located on Trans Canada Highway East at the By-pass... 7 Minutes from Downtown shopping area. TV, Phones, winter plug-ins, Singles, Doubles and kitchenettes.
Phone Area Code 306-527-5664
Your hosts: Dallas and Elmer Friesen.

Coliseum Motor Hotel - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Coliseum Motor Hotel - Ft. Wayne, Indiana

505 East California Road
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46805
Direct Dial Phones - Color TV in Each Room - Convenient Shopping - Located 1/2 Mile West of Coliseum.

Trade Winds Motel - Forsyth, Georgia

U.S. 175 at Exit 83, Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Phone: (912) 994-9383
"Pleasant accommodations for the whole family."
100 Beautifully-decorated, air-conditioned, spacious rooms - Color TV - Sprinkler system in every room - Wading pool for children - Restaurant adjacent - Economy gas. Credit cards honored: Diners Club, Master Charge, Bank Americard, American Express.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dowdy, Managers.

Dogwood Motor Hotel - Woodville, Texas

Dogwood Motor Hotel - Woodville, Texas

Land of Dogwood and Texas Great Lakes.
Historical and Scenic Area. U.S. Highways 69-190-287. Restaurant - Magnolia Ballroom - Complete convention facilities - 72 delightful rooms - heated swimming pool - TV and FM radio. Children under 12 our guests.
Dick Roberts, mgr. - Phone BU 3-3741

Monday, November 22, 2010

Falls View / Driftwood / Driftwood Falls View Motel - Idaho Falls, Idaho

Falls View Motel - Idaho Falls, Idaho

P.O. Box 383
575 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Phone 523-1146
Newest Modern Motel. 2 Blocks North of River Bridge overlooking scenic Falls. 24 Units - Carpeted Floors - Shower & Tub Combination Baths - Ref. Air Conditioning - Room Phones - TV.
Idaho Falls' Most Beautiful Location

Driftwood Motel - Idaho Falls, Idaho

JA 3-2242
845 River Parkway - 2 blocks West and 2 blocks North of City Center. Across River from L.D.S. Temple as seen on picture side of card.
Idaho Falls' newest and finest. Tiled combination tubs & showers. Wall-to-wall carpeting. Room controlled hot water heat and refrigeration air-conditioning. Room phones. TV.
Marwood & Wallace Sayer, owners & managers. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Color by Eric J. Seaich

Made by Dexter

Driftwood Falls View Motel - Idaho Falls, Idaho

575 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
Located two blocks north of River Bridge with view of Idaho Falls, and Beautiful Mormon Temple. For the traveler interest in staying on the banks of the famous Snake River, one of Idaho's most scenic wonders. Yet just a step from downtown. Two heated swimming pools. Deluxe Kitchenettes. AAA Approved. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Holiday Inn - Grand Rapids, Michigan

U.S. Highway 131 and 28 S.W. (So. Beltline)
Telephone: GL 2-2131 - TWX: GR 46
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations.

Driftwood Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

The Driftwood Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

171st and Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Fla.
The Right People awarded overwhelming recognition to this new Motel. Each room is equipped with private tub and shower, running ice water, and air conditioned. On the premises is our own private pool - surf bathing - shuffle boards - golf range - horse shoes, and other sporting activities. Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant on the Premises. The Driftwood is truly a Vacation Paradise.

Mailed fro North Miami, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair Russ and Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Chantler of St. Thomas, Ontario on March 7, 1953:

Hello Folks:
Left home Sat. Feb. 28 and followed U.S. 25 to Savannah (Monday Evening). The we stayed in St. Augustine, Daytona, W. Palm Beach and now here at Miami. Weather is lovely and warm - getting lots of swimming. - Cliff and Elanor Withington

Driftwood Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

On the Ocean at 171st Street & Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
Wilson 7-4441
Member of American Express and Diners Club. AAA Approved.

Driftwood Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

Driving or walking Motel Row in the evening offers many beautiful sights such as the DRIFTWOOD MOTEL, Miami Beach, Florida.

Howard Johnson Cabins and Restaurant - West Thornton, New Hampshire

Your Headquarters fro a restful visit to the White Mountains
Distance from Howard Johnson's To:
Twenty-eight heated cabins. Modern facilities. Gift Shop, situated in foothills of White Mts., West Thornton, N.H.
John H. Knox, Host

Windrift Motel - Hallandale, Florida

2064 So. Ocean Drive - (A1A) Collins Ave
Hallandale, Florida
South Florida's newest and most beautiful resort motel...private beach...private pool, coffee shoppe, COCKTAIL LOUNGE, air-conditioning, heated, hotel rooms and kitchen apartments. Phone and radio in every room...complete hotel service. Free parking.
For reservations phone: WAbash 3-4621
Open All Year

Villa Inn Motel - Effingham, Illinois

900 E. Fayette - Highway 40 East
Effingham, Illinois Phone 342-3921
DeLuxe Lodging - Heated indoor swimming pool. Air conditioned. Tub and showers. Carpeted. Room phones - Tile baths - TV - Baby Cribs.

Fontana Motor Hotel - Mission, Texas

"The finest, cleanest and friendliest in the Lower Rio Grande Valley"
P.O. Box 913
Mission, Texas 78572
Centrally located on highway 83 between Mission and McAllen, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. TV, Air-Conditioning, Restaurant, and large swimming pool. 24-Hour Switchboard Service.

Rodeway Inn - Mobile, Alabama

I-10 at 1724 Michigan Avenue, Mobile, Alabama
153 Rooms. Latest in luxury accommodations. Pool, Color TV, Air Conditioning, Piper's Pantry Restaurant and Lounge, Entertainment Nitely. On I-10 minutes from downtown, quick beltline access to all other points.

Mailed from Mobile, Alabama to Mr. & Mrs. F.E. Reagan of Newburgh, Indiana sometime in 1972:

Dear Folks,
Spending night here. Had to stop in Nashville and have car fixed (springs). This is a pretty old city, would like to spend more time. Can't tell you how much we loved being with you again it puts me right with the world. Love, Julie

Highlander Motel - Williams, Arizona

U.S. Highways 66 and 89 - Telephone 635-2541
Williams, Arizona
Elevation 6750
Ceramic Tiled Baths...Wall-to-Wall Carpeting...Electric and Vented Wall Heat, Individually Controlled...TV....12 Units...Air Conditioned by Refrigeration.
Gateway to Grand Canyon
Marshall and Ruth and Duncan, Owners.
AAA Approved.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spanish Trail Lodge - Fort Stockton, Texas

Intersection Hwy's 67-290-285
Fort Stockton, Texas
Refrigerated Air, Palnel-Ray Heating, Carports, Radios & TV, Wall to Wall Carpets, 24 Hr. Telephone Service, Room Service, Baby Beds.
For reservations, - Phone EDison - 63381
Owned & Operated by Mr. & Mrs. M.C. Slaten. AAA Approved. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels.

Kemethese Motel - Elk River, Minnesota

U.S. Highways 10, 169, 52
30 miles from the Twin Cities. 40 deluxe units - carpeted, full bath, TV, comfort control. Heated pool, patio for relaxing. Full service dining room, quick service coffee shop. Special facilities for business and convention meetings. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Mike Korfiatis, owner. Phone 612-441-2424

Mailed from Ottertail, Minnesota to Eloise Overholser of Goshen, Indiana on June 16, 1969:
Dear Eloise & Mary -
We are 760 miles from home, was nice to travel, its quite cool here. Sure cost to stay at this motel. Are settled at our cottage now. Had fish Sat. evening. Arrived here early Sat. before noon. Hope you are both O.K.
from Mary & Russell
Don't get dark here until 11P.M.

Redwood Center - Angola, Indiana

U.S. #20 West
Angola, Indiana
Motel - Heated Pool - Conference - Family Rooms - Supper Club - Bowling - Billiards - Platners providing finest prepared food in Northern Indiana.
Phones - Restaurant 665-3562, Motel 665-9451 Supper Club 665-6865, Bowling Lanes 665-6218

Redwood Motor Lodge - Roscommon, Michigan

1/2 mile from Higgins Lake, Mich.
Carpeted Rooms with Tubs and Air Conditioning - Electric Heat. Also Kitchenettes. Moderate Rates by Dar or Week. Good Restaurant and Gas nearby. Free TV and Coffee. Playground Area and Games for all ages. For reservations call Long Distance Operator or write Rt. No. 1, Roscommon, Mich. 48653. 30 Units. Jackie and Larry Post - owners and operators.
Turn off Exway At Higgins Lake Park Rd.

Harold's Motor Court and Restaurant - Sanford, North Carolina

18 Modern Fireproof Units
Radiant Heat - Tile Shower Baths - Air Conditioned
On U.S. Routes 1-15-501
5 Miles South of Sanford, North Carolina
Phone 1227-J-I

Mailed from Augusta, Georgia to Miss Barbara Cole of Brockton, Massachusetts on August 6, 1953:

Hi Honey
I sure miss you very much. You be a real good girl and I will see you Christmas say hello to mom & dad and Sis. Good by for now. Love, Uncle Fred