Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thunderbird Inn - Williams, Arizona

642 E. Bill Williams
Williams, Arizona
East End of Town
Phone 635-4431
Gateway to the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and glorious Indian country. Highway 66 and 89. Hunting and fishing in season. 96 luxurious rooms, Queen-size beds, room phones, swimming pool, TV, gift shop, restaurant and cocktail lounge. Member of the Best Western Motels. Carte Blanche and American Express Card and Diners Club. AAA Approved.

Desert Sun Motel - Winslow, Arizona

Desert Sun Motel - Winslow, Arizona

East End on West Bound Highway 66
Winslow, Ariz.
33 comfortable and atrractive Air Conditioned Units with finest furnishing; Tiled Baths, Tub and Shower, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Room Phones, Playground for children. Free Radio available. Away from railroad noise. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

The Ambassador Motel Apartments - Seaside, Oregon

The finest on the West Coast - new and beautifully furnished. Located in Seaside, Oregon. Beach Drive at U Street. Phone Seaside 1104.

Mailed from Seaside, Oregon to Mrs. Barbara Kraus of Portland, Oregon on September 6, 1958:

My Dear Miss Kraus -
How lazy can one be? and we are enjoying it - Weather has been beautiful off & on - in spite of it - we are walking on the Prom & I take a 3 mile walk daily - Many people are still here - This place is quite attractive with the new addition & swimming pool - Trust that these few lines will find you as well as chipper as you were when we left - The best of everything to you from Riley yours, E.H. Lou.

Chateau Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

Chateau Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

Everyone Loves The
Breathtaking New Chateau Resort Motel
5 Acres of Oceanfront Gold Coast
On The Ocean 191st to 193rd St. Collins Ave.

Chateau Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

The Breathtaking Chateau Resort Motel
5 Acres of Complete Oceanfront Resort Facilities.
On The Ocean 191st to 193rd St., Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Florida

Chateau Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

Everyone Love The Breathtaking New
Chateau Resort Motel
5 Acres of Oceanfront Gold Coast
On the Ocean 191st to 193rd St., Collins Ave.
Pool Patio

Pan American Publishing Corp. - North Miami, Fla.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Branding Iron Auto Lodge - Laramie, Wyoming

Branding Iron Auto Lodge - Laramie, Wyoming

On U.S. Highway 30 - New Ultra Modern Rooms - Individual Tile Showers - Steam Heat - Finest Beds - Near Snowy Range, the West's Greatest Winter Sports Ares, 3 Ski Tows, Trout Fishing, Camping and Picnic Grounds.

Mailed from Laramie, Wyoming to Louis Robert Coatney of Galesburg, Illinois on June 15, 1951:

Thurs Nite.
Dear Lou: - This where we're staying all night on ot way to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. We certainly have seen the sights today. Came over from Glenwood via Loveland Pass through Rock Mtns. Nat'l Park which were over 12000 feet high. The snowbanks were way higher than the car. Daddy took a picture of me beside a snowbanks as high as my head or higher. We saw snowplow machines clearing the snow away as we would have a nice road to 90 on. We enjoyed it but it would have made you tired driving so much. Love, Mommy.

Stagecoach Motor Hotel - Phoenix, Arizona

4311 East Van Buren
Phone Bridge 50262
Phoenix, Arizona
Air Conditioned - Panel Ray Heat - Cafe Nearby - Member AAA.

Mailed from Los Angeles, California to Mrs. Evero Towne Jr. of Merrimac, Massachusetts of December 8, 1952:

Dear Tommy, Townie & Bobbie,

Isn't this a beautiful place. We stayed here (Dec. 3rd) last night. Has tiny kitchenette, etc. Just adoreable! Pamela was playing house in the kitchen. Arizona is very nice. Beautiful motels. Palm trees are so pretty. What a spot! We really are enjoying ourselves. May stay another night over. Pull in Sat. afternoon at Muriel. Then up to Friscoe! It's warm now.
Love, Bunny, Darren & Pamela.

Stephenson Motel - Nebraska City, Nebraska

Jct. U.S. 73-75 Neb. 2
Nebraska City, Nebraska
50 Combination Tub and Shower Units.
Area Code 402-873-6616

Mailed from Lincoln, Nebraska to Mary Hatfield of Pico Rivera, California on August 10, 1972:

From Nebraska City
The Home of Arbor Day!

West Point Motel - Highland Falls, New York

361 South Main Street
Highland Falls, N.Y.
(3 Mi. North of Bear Mountain Bridge)
(1/2 Mi. South of West Point)
21 Modern Units, some connecting suites and efficiency units. Central Heating - Individual thermostat controlled heat - Air Conditioned - TV - Swimming Pool - Picnic area, tables and benches. Stone built barbeque grills - Children's play area, swings, etc. Restaurants nearby.
914 Highland Falls 6-8726
Your Hosts and Owners - Mr. and Mrs. Christ Mellis. Member of the AMHA.

Tropic Shores Apartments - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

Directly on the ocean
4436 El Mar Drive
Telephone 565-1832
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida
New one and two bedroom apts... Efficiencies and Hotel Rooms... Daily maid service. Room Phones.
Pool - Shuffleboard - TV - Air-Conditioned - Heated... Close to Restaurants, Shopping Centers, Churches, Pier and Deep Sea Fishing, Golf Courses.

Saltaire Apartments - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2831 Vistamar St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 1/2 blocks from the Ocean - One, Two, and Three Bedroom Apts. - Efficiencies and Hotel Rooms. Open Year Round, Free Television in each Apartment . Tel. Logan 4-9139.

Holiday Inn East - Montgomery, Alabama

Interstate Highway I-85 and Eastern Bypass
Restaurant and Golden Torch Lounge
Entertainment Nightly
Two direct dial phones in each rooms - Remote Controlled Color TV - Shuffle Board - Swimming - Meeting Rooms to 150.

Mailed from Alabama to Mr. & Mrs. J. Josutis of Chicago, Illinois on November 24, 1972:

Joe, Manda, Breesy & Jeanne -
Just a few lines to you know that we miss you and we are settled in the house, it sure is pretty and we are real proud of it. Write as soon as you can and we will do the same.
Bob & Eva
Charo & Baby
603 Planters Road
Montgomery, Ala. 36109

Motel Demopolis - Demopolis, Alabama

On U.S. Route 80 and 43
Demopolis, Alabama 36732
103 Rooms and 5 Kitchenettes designed and air-conditioned for your comfort - Direct dial phones - Cable TV - Pool - Restaurants close by.

Tally-Ho Motel - North Kingsville, Ohio

Phone: 4-1661 - Box 165
7 Miles East of Ashtabula
5 Miles West of Conneaut
1 Mile from Lake Erie
Central Heating - Television - Drive-In Theatre - Good Eating Place Nearby.
A.F. MACKAY, Owner
AAA Approved.

Mailed from Ashtabula, Ohio to Mr. & Mrs. R.R. Ross of Lowville, New York on February 4, 1953:

Here we are Mon night on way to see Nancy at Cleveland. It Snowed & Blowed from Syracuse to here. Slippery in places. Expect to be home about Friday.
Mr. & Mrs. M.H. Ross

Holiday Inn Downtown - Knoxville, Tennessee

U.S. Highway 331 (Chapman Highway) at Blount Avenue
Service, comfort, and convenience are always yours in Knoxville, the home of the University of Tennessee.
Tel: 524-5451 - AC: 615

Ten Eyck Motel - O'Brien, Oregon

Five Miles North of California-Oregon Border on U.S. 199, Redwood Highway
Modern In Every Respect - Coolers and Heaters - Mahogany Walls - Carpeted Floors...
Streams for fishing close by, Trout and Salmon, in season Deer and Pheasant hunting. Stream swimming. Rock hunting, gold panning, rest and recreation in the woods...
28 Miles from the famous Oregon Caves. Children Welcome, Moderate Rates....

Desert Inn Motel - San Diego, California

Desert Inn Motel - San Diego, California

6160 El Cajon Blvd.
Bus. Route 8, San Diego, California, 92215
Direct Dial Phones - Large Heated Pool - Television in rooms - Large Kitchen Units - Weekly & Monthly Rates.

Caravel Motel - Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Caravel Motel - Swift Current, Saskatchewan

On Trans Canada Highway No. 1 East on North Service Road
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada S9H 3X6
28 deluxe air-conditioned units, some kitchenettes, color TV, winter plug-ins.
Bath & shower, individual thermostat and hot water heat. Approved Government Accommodations. AAA and CAA Approved.
Your Hosts: Jean and Jo Maxwell

New Wort Motor Hotel - Jackson, Wyoming

New Wort Motor Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming, centrally located in the world-famous Jackson Hole. Trout fishing, big game hunting, summer pack trips, unexcelled skiing and winter sports.

Invitation Inn - Edgewood, Maryland

1709 Emmorton Road
Edgewood, Md. 21040
(J.F. Kennedy Highway)
80 ultra modern rooms featuring TV, Heat/Air Conditioning. Room Phones, Combination Tub & Shower, Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Swimming pool. Playground. Automat Restaurant. 24 Hr. Switchboard. Major credit cards accepted. FOR RESERVATION CALL (301) 676-5000. AAA Approved.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Apple Motel - Yakima, Washington

All New
416 North First St., Yakima, Washington, U.S. 97
Right down town Phone GL 3-5641
24 hour desk service - refrigerated air conditioning - TV, radio - room phones - electric heat - king size beds - sample room. Pool under construction. AAA Approved.
Harry and Dorothy Christy, Managers and Owners
Swim in the "Delicious Apple" Pool. Heated Giant Size: Large Sun Patio

Cloud Motel - Lakewood, California

Cloud Motel - Lakewood, California
"For the Rest of Your Life"
5227 Lakewood Blvd.
Lakewood, California
Phone: MEtcalf 4-0510
Largest and newest motel in Lakewood. Adjacent to Lakewood Center. Air-Condition, 24 hour phone service. Complimentary TV, Refrigerators & Coffee. Heated Pool. Excellent Restaurant near-by. 5 minutes to Long Beach. AAA Approved.

Holiday Inn East - Amarillo, Texas

1411 Amarillo Blvd., East
U.S. Highways 60 & 66
Amarillo, Texas
The beautifully decorated Villa Restaurant, featuring the finest in Mexican food, offers a most comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for dining.
Tel: 373-8316 - AC: 806

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Charlie's Motel - Britannia Heights, Ontario

Charlie's Motel - Britannia Heights, Ontario

Highway 15, R.R. 1, Britannia Heights
4 1/2 miles west of Ottawa.
Lounge room with TV. Baseboard heated rooms. Restaurant. Open all year 'round.
Charles Leduc, Prop.

Sandman Motel - Phoenix, Arizona

2120 W. Van Buren
Phoenix, Arizona
One of Arizona's newest luxury motel, The Sandman is conveniently located close to downtown Phoenix, and is easily accessible from all main highways into the city. AAA Approved.
George and Margaret Houck, Owners and Managers.

By-Pass Motel - Lexington, Kentucky

By-Pass Motel - Lexington, Kentucky

273 New Circle Road, N.E.
Lexington, Ky. 40505
1 1/2 miles from I-75 and I-64 interchange for U.S. 27 and 68, Exit 113
New Circle Rd. & Bryan Sta., 2 miles northeast of downtown. All modern air-conditioned rooms with ceramic tile baths and free TVs. Restaurant and parks nearby. AAA Approved.
Dial (606) 299-4162

Thursday, December 23, 2010

El Pueblo Motor Lodge - Taos, New Mexico

North State Highway No. 3
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Box 92 - 758-3121
Recommended by AAA, modern one and two bedroom units. Tiled combination tub and shower baths. TV - Playground - Heated Swimming Pool - Room Telephones - Fireplaces.
Owned and operated by Jack Hamman.

Berg's Motel - Bend, Oregon

Berg's Motel - Bend, Oregon

7th and E. Greenwood Ave.
Bend, Oregon, On U.S. Highway #20 East
New & Modern Units
All King-Size Beds
24 Hour Ice Service

Rancho Grande - Wickenburg, Arizona

Downtown, convenient to restaurants and shops. Heated Swimming Pool, Telephones and Color Television in every room, Air Conditioned. House-keeping Apartments. Ph. 602-684-5445. AAA Approved. A Best Western Motel.
Your Hosts - Betty & Roy Coxwell

John's Motel II - Atlantic City, New Jersey

At Beach and Boardwalk
"The Showplace of Atlantic City"
3106 Pacific Avenue
Phone 5-2500
John and Frances Ginnetti - Owner Mgrs.
AAA Approved

Holiday Inn - Abilene, Texas

Enjoy sizzling Texas-style steaks from the open-hearth broiler of the Red Coals Restaurant. The Holiday Inn is on U.S. Highway 80 West. 2 miles from downtown.
Spacious banquet and meeting facilities available.
Phone 692-3022 - Area Code: 915

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stockmen's Motor Hotel - Elko, Nevada

"The Old West in Modern Splendor"
Elko, Nevada, center for vast stockraising, mining, and vacation land. Its attractive shops, modern Hotels, Restaurants and hospitable bars and casinos welcome the visitor into its midst.

Bard's Inn - Ashland, Oregon

Bard's Inn - Ashland, Oregon

132 N. Main, Ashland, Oregon
Phone 482-0049
On Hwy. 99 one half mile off Interstate 5 - Quiet and restful - 32 new, beautifully furnished units - TV, heated pool, air-conditioning, phones, room music - Walking distance from downtown - 3 blocks from the famous Shakespeare Theatre and close to Southern Oregon College. Your hosts Mr. & Mrs. Bamforth.

Mailed from Medford, Oregon to Mr. Bill Steller of Dundee, Oregon on August 29, 1974:

Hi Folks:
Temp. at least 100. Thank goodness for this (air-conditioning). Will see Hamlet tonite. - Neil & Gerry

Ingram Court Restaurant & Motel - Cheraw, South Carolina

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. State Board of Health Rating, Grade "A". Air Conditioned. Telephone 7119, Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Ingram, Owners & Mgrs. 6 Blocks South of Public Square, On U.S. 1, U.S. 52, & S.C. 9, in Cheraw, S.C. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Sea Breeze Motor Hotel - Phoenix, Arizona

2701 E. Van Buren St. on Hiways 60-70-80-89
Phoenix, Arizona
One of the largest and finest Motor Hotels in the entire Southwest. Refrigerated cooling, steam heat, heated swimming pool. Telephones in every room. Modern lobby open 24 hours a day. Television. Spacious grounds beautifully landscaped. Recommended by AAA.

The Town & Country Motel - Fort Stockton, Texas

U.S. Highways 67-285-290
Fort Stockton, Texas
Television, wall to wall carpet, combination tile baths, refrigerated air, restaurants within walking distance.
For reservations telephone ED 6-2651. Reasonable rates. Owned and Operated by Jim & Julie Leitner.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fairways Motel/Weston's Lamplighter Motel - Twin Falls, Idaho

Fairways Motel - Twin Falls, Idaho

On Highway 93 North of Twin Falls on Blue Lakes Blvd. N.
32 beautiful rooms; TV; Refrigerated air; delightful pool; Radiant heat; room phones; A spot you will remember long after your vacation.
Member of the Best Western Motels

Weston's Lamplighter Motel - Twin Falls, Idaho

 906 Blue Lakes Boulevard, North
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Heated swimming pool, free ice cubes, direct dial phones, color TV, free parking, supper club 1 block west, refrigerated air conditioning. Convenient location 3 miles off Interstate 80 N on Hwy. 93 - 3 miles N. of city center - Directly E. of New College of Southern Idaho. Points of interest: College of Southern Idaho, Civic Center, Shoshone Falls, Trout Farm, Many parks and picnic areas, Craters of the Moon National Park 7 miles N., Sun Valley 70 miles N.

Thoroughbred Motor Court - Winchester, Kentucky

All rooms have picture-window view of Kentucky's famous Bluegrass country. Modern design by Raymond Loewy. Private sun-and shade decks. Telephones. Air-conditioning. Golfing privileges. Thoroughbred Motor Court, Winchester, Kentucky. A Quality Court. Copyright 1952 Thoroughbred Motor Court, Inc.

H & H El Centro - Kadoka, South Dakota

U.S. 16, I-90 & S.D. 73, Kadoka, South Dakota
Phone 837-2410
Gateway to Badlands. 40 Modern Units - some with TV. Air conditioned - Heated Swimming Pool - Restaurant - Complete Texaco Service. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Kadoka, South Dakota to Mr. & Mrs. Q. Wilhelm (John & Suzanne) of South Bend, Indiana on June 24, 1966:

Hi Folks. This is where we stayed, wonderful country, but I don't like their storms, wind & tornado warnings. Have had good roads & not much traffic all the way, will go thru Badlands today. Sure a lot to see. We are taking it easy. Ralph hasn't driven fast - Mabel & Ralph.

The Carriage Inn - Huntsville, Alabama

3811 University Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
225 modern rooms; bridal & Presidential suites; individually controlled heat & air conditioning; remote controlled TV, radio & music; complimentary limousine to & from Jetport; banquet facilities from 10 to 800; show lounge, Chances 'R' Supper Club; Vienna Coffee Shop; musical swim pool.
Most Major Credit Cards Honored.
AAA Approved. Member of Master Hosts Hotel Motels & Hotels.

The Lodge Motor Hotel and Dining Room - Bellows Falls, Vermont

Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls, Vt.
On route #5 near the exit from Interstate #91 and just south of route #103. Centered among summer vacation-land, many of the best ski areas and Fall Foliage country. The finest accommodations and dining facilities. Cocktail lounge, superb food.

Holiday Motor Lodge - Jefferson City, Missouri

1937 Christy
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
(314) 635-4175
CAPITOL CITY - 40 miles to the Lake of the Ozarks - Restaurant - Pool - Lounge - Direct Dial Phones - Free local calls - Color TV in each room - Meeting facilities for 100.

Princess Lee Motel - Richmond, Virginia

On U.S. Route #1 - 3 Miles North of Richmond, Virginia
3 Miles Off U.S. Route #301
2 Miles North of Richmond - Petersburg Turnpike (Exit 16)
Excellent Restaurant - Swimming Pool - "AIR CONDITIONED" - TELEVISION - 24 HOUR SERVICE
62 Rooms - 40 in French Provincial Decor.
Telephone Richmond COlony 6-2444
Mailing Address: P/O. Box 9487, Richmond, Va.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Holiday Inn - Lanett, Alabama

U.S. 29, next to I-85 - P.O. drawer 449 Lanett Dwtn. 1 mi; Airpt 2/1/2 mi., free trans. 100 rms. Mtg. rms to 125. Suites avail. Tax 4% EP $2.
1 Person - 1 Bed $8, 2 Beds $10, Special $10
2 Persons - 1 Bed $10, 2 Beds $12, Special $12

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Capri Motel - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Capri Motel - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Route 6 - North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747
85 Luxurious Units - TV (Deluxe Rooms with Color TV) - Air Conditioning - Pool - Function Room - Free Continental Breakfast. Rte. 195 to Reed Rd. (Exit 17) to Rte. 6, then left 1/2 Mile on Rte. 6.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Plattsburg, New York

Interstate 87 & Route 3 - Plattsburg, N.Y. 12901
Howard Johnson, offer 120 comfortable rooms with several poolside tooms, a spacious indoor pool, sauna, exercise room and two restaurants serving breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Embassy Villas - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2713 N. Ocean Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Air-Conditioned, Heated, Pool, Patio, Sun Deck and one block from the Ocean. Large efficiencies and 1,2 and 3 Bedroom Villas, with full kitchen for long term occupancy. Open all year, shopping 2 blocks. 100% parking, children welcome. LO 4-2619

Mailed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Robert De Graff of Canton, Illinois on December 16, 1966:

Bob & Carolyn & Kids -
Had a nice trip down here. Got to Clearwater yesterday (too cold) so here we are. Plan to stay here untuil Jan 2. Have a real nice and big place. Hope to swim tomorrow. Saw Santa tonite to tell him we moved (for Kevin and me). Goodybe, Jim

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant - Tampa, Florida

3688 Gandy Blvd., Corner of Dale Mabry Hwy. and Route 92, Tampa 11, Florida. Phone 68-1511.51 Units - Private Swimming Pool - Luxurious Appointments - Moderate Rates - Free TV - Phone in Every Room - Central Air Conditioning and Heat - Open 24 Hours Every Day.

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Mrs. Mary Donovan of Haledon, New Jersey on November 24, 1958:

Hi Ya! Guess we passed on the way. Had a nice trip down. Stayed here one night. In a lovely spot on Treasure Island, St. Petersburg. Hope you enjoyed your vacation. We should be back by Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Minnie.