Tuesday, November 30, 2010
On Highway No. 2 West
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.
Earl and Joyce Frennea, Proprietors
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
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.
In Virginia at Danville
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.
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.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
1216 E. 3rd St.
On Highway 66 East
Heated swimming pool. Free television, Refrigerated air, Rom phones, inn room coffee, 29 units - Restaurant across street.
Travel in comfort - Let us make your advance reservation - A member of the world's largest network of fine motels.
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.
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
Owned and operated by
Ralph and Grace Baumgardner
For Reservations, Phone 8555-1
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
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.
Out North Central at 39 West Maryland
Phone AM 6-9632
Swimming Pool - Filtered - Chlorinated - All Apartments With Kitchens
Friday, November 26, 2010
IT'S MOTEL TIME
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
6 Miles West of Turner Turnpike Gate - U.S. 66
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
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"
Palm Beach, Florida
Telephone: JUstice 2-2551
On both Ocean and Lake
Hotel Rooms, Apartments, Swimming Pool - Dining Room - Cocktail Lounge - Deluxe Hotel Service
OPEN ALL YEAR
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
Corner Route 97 and 55
Barryville, New York
Famous for Good Food and Continental Atmosphere. Completely Air-Conditioned, Deluxe Motel with private baths. Gift Shop.
SHOWPLACE OF THE DELAWARE VALLEY
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
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.
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.
1220 East 23rd Street
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
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.
PENNA. AVE OFF THE BOARDWALK
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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
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.
Interstate 75 and U.S. 25 W.
Jellico, Tenn. 37762 Ph. (615) 424-7211
"THE QUIET ONE"
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.
Phone Area Code 306-527-5664
Your hosts: Dallas and Elmer Friesen.
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.
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.
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
P.O. Box 383
575 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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
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
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.
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:
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
On the Ocean at 171st Street & Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
Member of American Express and Diners Club. AAA Approved.
Driving or walking Motel Row in the evening offers many beautiful sights such as the DRIFTWOOD MOTEL, Miami Beach, Florida.
Your Headquarters fro a restful visit to the White Mountains
Distance from Howard Johnson's To:
MT. WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY - 45 MILES
THE TRAMWAY - 21 MILES
OLD MAN OF MTS. - 20 MILES
THE FLUME - 17 MILES
INDIAN HEAD - 16 MILES
LOST RIVER - 16 MILES
POLAR CAVES - 12 MILES
Twenty-eight heated cabins. Modern facilities. Gift Shop, situated in foothills of White Mts., West Thornton, N.H.
John H. Knox, Host
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
Effingham, Illinois Phone 342-3921
DeLuxe Lodging - Heated indoor swimming pool. Air conditioned. Tub and showers. Carpeted. Room phones - Tile baths - TV - Baby Cribs.
"The finest, cleanest and friendliest in the Lower Rio Grande Valley"
FONTANA MOTOR HOTEL
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.
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:
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
U.S. Highways 66 and 89 - Telephone 635-2541
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.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
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.
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.
U.S. #20 West
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
1 1/2 mi. East of I-69 on U.S. 20
Indiana Toll Road
Motel - Heated Pool - Conference - Family Rooms - Supper Club - Bowling - Billiards - Platners Restaurant providing finest prepared food in Northern Indiana. AAA approved.
L.L. Cook Co.
1/2 mile from Higgins Lake, Mich.
NEW HEATED POOL
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.