Monday, January 31, 2011

Holiday Inn of Chicago-South - Lansing, Illinois

U.S. and Interstate 80 at Torrence Ave.
Phone: GRanite 4-6300
Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations

Sunday, January 30, 2011

St. John's Motor Court - Kearney, Nebraska

Hwy. 30, 1 Mile W. Town Center
Close to Interstate # 80
Attractive Guest Rooms - Beautiful Heated Pool - Inn Room Coffee - Muzak Radio - TV - Direct Dial Telephones, Air Conditioned, Restaurant and Campground on Grounds.
American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club.
Hart St. John

Holiday Motel - Prairie du Chein, Wisconsin

On Highways 18, 60 and 35
Prairie du Chien, Wis. 53821
One Mile South of Civic Center
D.D. Phones, Cable Color TV, Individually Controlled Heat and Cooling. M/C & Visa Cards.
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Glesne - Proprietors

Harbor Lights Motor Lodge - Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Broadway & Chicago Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. 08742
Phone: 201-295-3440
Twenty Brand New Ultra Modern Rooms, Color Cable TV, Air Conditioned, Heated Swimming Pool, Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Walking distance to ocean bathing, fishing piers, restaurants, shopping centers and parks. Race track and golfing nearby. Watch for opening of proposed addition of Racquetball & Health Club to Motel.
Your hosts Michael and Ruth Gilbert

Resort Norris Dam Motel - Norris, Tennessee

Located on U.S. Highway 441, Norris, Tenn.
Overlooking Beautiful Norris Lake
New and Ultra Modern rooms, with homelike atmosphere, and nice shady lawn. Boating and fishing on Norris Lake. Fine Food at adjoining Restaurant. Owned and managed by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mars. AAA Approved. Phone Norris 7258.

Western Hills Motel and Restaurant - Bowling Green, Kentucky

AAA Approved - 45 Rooms - Air Conditioning - TV - Phones - Radios - Continuous Music - Swimming Pool
Near Western Kentucky University
Jct. U.S. 231 & U.S. 68 - Phone: 502-842-5633
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101

Kudar's Log Cabin Lodge & Motel - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Phone 123-W
40 Deluxe Modern Units, Private Bath. Oil and Steam Heat, Gas and Oil. Free hunting and fishing information.

Cianci's Motor Lodge - Greenville, Pennsylvania

Cianci's Motor Lodge - Greenville, Pennsylvania

Route 58, Mercer Road, Greenville, Pa. 16125
27 Modern Rooms - Air Conditioning - TV in Every Room - Wall to Wall Carpeting - Beauty Rest Mattresses - Individual Heat Controls - Phones in Rooms - Fine Food.
Greenville's Finest Motel, Golf Course Nearby. 8 Miles to Pymatuning Lake.

Amity Hotel Courts - Cincinnati, Ohio

Amity Hotel Courts - Cincinnati, Ohio

7733 Reading Road - Phone: Poplar 1-6420
50 New Modern Fireproof Hotel Rooms
Steam Heat - Tile Baths - De Luxe Furnishings
Telephones in Rooms
Always Open - Reservations Accepted.
Five Restaurants Nearby
Located at North City Limits on U.S. Highways 25 and 42

Writing on the back:
10/2-1957 $10.00

STATUS: Long gone. Summit Plaza is currently on this site.

Womack's Motel - Ritzville, Washington

Ritzville, Washington
Strictly modern single and double units.
Equipped with Simmons Beautyrest beds. Modern showers. Wall to Wall carpeting. Individually controlled central heat. Free radios. Air-Conditioned.
Write Box 827 - Phone Ritzville 338J.

Texan Motel and Lodge - Lake George, New York

Route 9N (Bolton Road)
1/2 mile north of Lake George Village
Housekeeping Available
All rooms heated, tubs, shower
Wall-to-wall Carpeting and TV - Swimming Pool - Restaurants - Boat Rentals and Scuba Diving Nearby. Hunting - Fishing
George Schuessler-Owner
Phone NN 8-2572

Park Motel - Cody, Wyoming

Highway 14-16-20
Air Conditioned - TV
Phone 587-2657 - Cody, Wyoming

Mailed from Cody, Wyoming to Mrs. Dorothea Miller of Chicago, Illinois on June 8, 1967:

Hi Mom!
This is where we stayed last night. Beautiful drive over the Big Horn Mts. yesterday. Went through a terrific rainstorm then a big snowstorm in the Mts. Going into Yellowstone Park this morning. Hope you are feeling fine - Lou & Flo

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Brandon Motor Lodge - Brandon, Vermont

Brandon Motor Lodge - Brandon, Vermont

14 Miles North of Rutland on U.S. Route 7
Brandon, Vermont
Tel. Brandon 247-9594
Doreen and John Trimmer, Hosts

Simwestco Hotel-Motel - Grand Falls, Newfoundland

Greetings from Simwestco Hotel-Motel
50 Moderns (sic) Units...Radio, TV, Electric Heat individually controlled...4 pc. baths...Wall-to wall broadloom in all rooms. Licensed Dining Room. Cocktail Lounge. Dancing & Entertainment in the Birch Room. Located on the Trans-Canada Highway in GRAND FALLS, Newfoundland, Tel.: 2116

Mailed from St. Jean Sur-Richelieu, Quebec to Concours De bonne humeur a/s Telemetropole Case Posat 10 Station C in Montreal, Quebec on May 6, 1983:

Bonjour Michel
J'adore ton programme, felicitation a tout le monde. Une fidele auditrice. Mme. Clotide Demers 89 Trepanier Noyan (Quebec) J0J 1B0

The Sunday House - Fredericksburg, Texas

Hwy. 290 E - 501 East Main
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
100 Units - Restaurant - Private Club - Coffee Shop - Dining Room - Convention Facilities - Swimming Pool.

Dillard Motor Lodge - Clayton, Georgia

Clayton, Georgia
Dining rooms, Buffet Style - American or European Plan - Air Conditioned - Cable TV - Room Phones.
Phone 782-4207

Mailed from Georgia ro Mr. and Mrs Virgil Davison of Visalia, California on September 29, 1975:

See you soon. Love, Ben.

Capri Motel and Cafe - Raton, New Mexico

Capri Motel and Cafe - Raton, New Mexico

North Highway 95
Foot of Raton Pass, Raton, New Mexico
19 large air conditioned, Luxurious Rooms - Combination tub & shower, tiled baths - TV & telephones in rooms - Wall to Wall Carpeting. Excellent Restaurant Attached.
Julio & Joe Marchiondo, Owners
Phone 861-282

Loew's Midtown Motor Inn - New York, New York

Open-air roof-top swimming pool, free to guests. Free indoor parking. 360 spacious air conditioned rooms and suites, all with free TV and radio. "Showcase" restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Eighth Avenue Between 48th AND 49th Street,
New York, N.Y., 10036, Tel. (212) LT1-7000
A Loew's Hotel. A Master Hosts Motel.

Sunset Motel - Knoxille, Tennessee

Route to Great Smoky Mountains on U.S. 441
Knoxville, Tennessee
Air Conditioned - Free Television - Tile Baths - Electric Ceil. Heat
Owned and operated by
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh H. Raney
Phone 577-6222

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bonneville Motel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Bonneville Motel - Salt Lake City, Utah

On U.S. Highway 40 East
1325 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Near Wasatch Mountains overlooking Salt Lake City. 10 minutes from city center. Air conditioning, telephones, combination tubs and showers, kitchens, TV, in room coffee, 44 units. Adjacent to shopping center and restaurants. AAA Approved.

Huntington Motel and Coral Room Restaurant - Wilson, North Carolina

U.S. Hwy. 301 - 2 miles south, Wilson, N. Carolina. 35 Air Conditioned Modern Units, Central Heat, Television - Room Phones - Swimming Pool, Motel Phone 237-1178, Restaurant Phone 243-3634.
Banasiak & Cline, Res. Owners and Operators.

El Vista Lodge - Woodland Park, Colorado

We're stopping here at El Vista Lodge tonight. It's really a beautiful place - right on U.S. Highway 24 in Viewful Woodland Park, Colorado, just eight scenic miles north of world famous Pikes Peak. it really is cool here, especially at night - and boy, can you sleep!
P.S. The hospitality is superb.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Travelodge - Eugene, Oregon

540 East Broadway (Hwy. 99)
Eugene, Oregon
2 1/2 Blocks from Business District
35 Units - Heated Pool - Room Phones - Air Conditioning - TV (5 Channels) - Electric Heat

Monaco Luxury Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

On the Ocean at 175th Street
Miami Beach, Florida
Only 90 Rooms and Efficiencies on 200 feet of Private Beach. Air-Conditioned throughout - Private Pool - Coffee Shop - Cocktail Lounge. The apex of leisurely living in Florida.
Mike Wassell and I.J. Lovitt, Management. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels. The Diners' Club Credit Card Honored.

On the Ocean at 175th Street
Miami Beach, Florida
Rooms and efficiencies on 200 Feet of Private Beach. Air-Conditioned throughout - Private Pool - coffee Shop - cocktail Lounge, The apex of Leisurely living in Florida.
Mike Wassell and I.J. Lovitt, Management

On the Ocean at 175th Street
Miami Beach, Florida
Free Color Television in every room. Air Conditioned, Kitchens, Cocktail Lounge, Coffee Shop, 200 foot Private Beach, Free Refrigerators in every room, Children's Pool, Child Counselor, Planned Activities, Free Parking.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge & Restaurant - Lumberton, North Carolina

I-95 at NC 211
Lumberton, N.C.

Holiday Inn - Auburn, New York

75 North Street
P.O. Box 711
Auburn, New York 13021
Deluxe Accommodations and service in the heart of the Finger Lake Region. Our specialties include: the ACT IV Restaurant featuring superb cuisine, the Center Stage Lounge presenting top entrainment, and the tropical Courtyard complimented by a heated pool.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ocean Shore Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

On the Ocean at 186th Street, Miami Beach 41, Florida
On Highway A1A. Florida living at its best.
200 feet of private beach. Free beach chairs and umbrellas. Coffee shop for informal dining. Air Foam Mattresses, Spacious, tastefully furnished air-conditioned rooms with tile bath and shower. Private parking space in front of your own door. A striking Semi-Tropic setting, only minutes from shopping centers, golf courses, tennis courts and movies. Completely pollen free for relief of Hay Fever and Rose Fever. AAA Approved, MBM Member.

Mailed from North Miami Beach, Florida to Mrs. Martha Reggiri of Frederick, Maryland on December 26, 1957:

Having a swell time - Beautiful every where - But rain today. - Ruth.

Ocean Palm Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

"The Gem of Informal Living"
Collins Ave. at 158th St. on the Ocean
Miami Beach 41, Florida
WI 7-5671
Private Beach with Ocean front Patio. Every room and outside rooms, overlooking the Ocean. Hotel rooms and apartments, 100% air-conditioned and luxuriously furnished. TV and Card Room. Sensible Rates, daily, weekly, or seasonal. Fresh Water Pool and Continental Breakfast Free. AAA Approved.

"The Gem of Informal Living"
Collins Ave. at 157th St. On the Ocean
Phone: North Dade 6-5671
Private Beach with Ocean front Patio and Cabanas. Every room an outside room, overlooking the Ocean. Hotel rooms and apartments, 100% air-conditioned and luxuriously furnished. TV and Card Room. Sensible Rates, daily, week or seasonal.

Golden Strand Hotel and Villas - Miami Beach, Florida

Oceanfront at 179th Street
Miami Beach
Florida's most fabulous showplace, 500 foot private beach. Olympic Swimming Pool. Crystal Dining Room. Shamrock Cocktail Lounge. Completely Air-Conditioned. Open All Year.

Mailed from Hollywood, Florida to Mrs. Dean Weibly of Ludlowville, New York on February 27, 1963:

Dear Adaline -
This is a beautiful place and the last few days the weather has been perfect. Boys are having a good time. I am feeling fine. Love, Elsie

Lincoln Trail Motel - Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Beautiful Colonial Style with Pool, TV, Phones and Dining Room
1 mile west of I-65 on U.S. 62
First exit off I-65 from north - Second exit from South
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
AAA Approved

Rodeway Inn - Asheville, North Carolina

70 East at I-40, Exit 55
P.O. Box 9566
Asheville, NC 28805
Rodeway Inn, nestled among the mountains; with pool, satellite color TV. Cinclair's Rustic Garden Restaurant, and Cinclair's Lounge with live entertainment nightly. Recently renovated. Rodeway Inn offers spacious rooms, pleasant decor, comfort for the traveler.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mission Motel - Las Cruces, New Mexico

At the South Edge of the City on Highways U.S. 80 and 85. Near the Majestic Organ Mountains. 37 Rooms - Restaurant - Room Television - Room Telephones - Swimming Pool - Shuffleboard - Playground and Wading Pool - Free Coffee - Kitchenettes. AAA Approved.
New Mexico's Friendliest and Finest
Ernie Bruce - La Vi Bruce

Royal Palm Motor Lodge - West Palm Beach, Florida

King Thaxton, Mgr. Phone 3-1677. 30 units with private baths, swimming pool patio, sun deck and room phone service. 7000 South U.S. Route No. 1, West Palm Beach, Florida. Superior Courts United.

Mailed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Miss Mary Ruth Shiffer of Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1952:

I am spending a lovely vacation in Florida. Thanks for the valentine and the note.
Billy Trout

Phone JU-2-2501
7000 S. Dixie U.S. No. 1. West Palm Beach, Fla.
30 Units with Private Baths. Room Telephones, Swimming Pool, Patio, Sundeck, Shuffleboard, Air Conditioned, Electric Heat, Restaurant. Near Golf Course, Beaches and Theatres. Member AAA, Superior Courts United, Congress of Motor Hotels.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thunderbird Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

World's Most Luxurious
Ocean at 185th St., Miami Beach, Fla.

Luxury With Informality
Ocean at 185th St., Miami Beach, Fla.
Telephone: WIlson 7-4521

Walter Winchell
"more like a palace..."
Luxury With Informality
Ocean at 185th St., Miami Beach, Fla.
AAA Approved

Dear Folks,
Miami Beach is wonderful. Last night was tops. Saw this Frankie Scott. He is great. We were in stitches. He will be at the Thunderbird Pow Wow Room all season. You must see him. This motel is fabulous. Fondly,

Driftwood By The Sea - Palm Beach, Florida

Directly on the Ocean
3600 South Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
On A1A - 2 miles south of Lake Worth Causeway
Private Beach. Swimming Pool. Shuffleboard Courts. Efficiency and Bedroom Apts. Hotel Rooms. Automatic Heat and Air Conditioning. Reasonable Rates. Open Year 'Round.
Owner-Manager Virginia Wood

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mull's Motel - Hickory, North Carolina

68 Modern Units
Air-Conditioned - Telephone - Tile Bath - TV - Excellent Restaurant - Service Station.
Drive-In Theatre adjoining
U.S. Highways No. 64-70-321
2 Miles East of Hickory, N.C.
Telephone DI-5-2268

Vogue Motel - Maumee, Ohio

2201 S. Reynolds Road
Maumee, Ohio on U.S. 20 & By-Pass 23, 24 & 25
1.1 Mi. North of Exit 4, Ohio Turnpike
Large, beautiful, one and two room units. TV - Air Conditioned - Hot Water Heat - Beauty Rest Beds - Tiled Combination or Shower Baths. Playground - Cribs and Rollaways - Excellent Food Nearby. AAA Approved.
Phone: 893-8941
Toledo Area Code: 419

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Don Dee Court and Restaurant - New Market, Virginia

One of Virginia's largest and most modern Motor Courts. 40 units with central heating, air conditioning and television. One mile south of New Market in the scenic Shenandoah Valley directly on US 11 - West side. Excellent food service. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

O'Hare Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois

Fabulous New
Mannheim and Higgins Road
Des Plaines, Illinois
VAnderbilt 7-5131
400 Air-conditioned Suites - Sound-Proofed - Henrici Restaurant, Famous Since 1868 - Cocktail Lounge - Free Parking - Free TV - Swimming and Wading Pools - Banquet Rooms - 1,200 Seating Capacity Convention Hall.
2 Minutes North of O'Hare International Airport Rts. 12 & 45 at Intersection of Rt. 72 adjacent to Illinois Toll Road.

Motel Fort Henry and Restaurant - Wheeling, West Virginia

A truly outstanding motor court within Wheeling City Limits, East on U.S. 40. Providing twenty-four hour service in sixty individually controlled air conditioned rooms, with phones and air conditioned Restaurant.

John Yancey Motor Hotel - Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

North Carolina's largest ocean resort. 1,100 feet of golden sand private beach. Swimming pools, recreation facilities, luxurious rooms and efficiencies. New for the 70's - year around swimming pool, large recreation room. Children free - special Family Plan. Large convention center, meeting rooms, superb food.

There is printing on the back that says:
N.C. Public School Maint. Assoc.
September 24-26, 1976
____ Efficiency @ 28.00
____ Oceanfront @ 24.00
____ Pool-Side @ 22.00
____ Non-Oceanfront @ 18.00

Sheraton Motor Inn - Springfield, Massachusetts

70 Chestnut St.
Springfield, Mass. 01103
Springfield's most inviting Inn with a Heart of City Location. Adjacent to everything. Free Parking. In-room coffee makers, Free Ice Cubes, "Launderin." TV and Radio. Air Conditioned. Swimming Pool.
Insured Reservations at Guaranteed Rates Confirmed in Seconds via Sheraton's exclusive "Reservatron II."

King's Motel, Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge - Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Adventure in Gracious Living and Dining in the The Crown Room Cocktail Lounge
50 Units - Air Conditioned - Phones - Television. Route 15 - 1-Mile South of Williamsport, Penna. Phone - 322-4707 Area Code 717