Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Aime's Motel and Restaurant - St. Johnsbury, Vermont


Greetings from
Aime's Motel and Restaurant
Junction U.S. 2 and Vt. 18
St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Where the rare combination of excellent motel accommodations, fine food, and refreshing beverages is found.

STATUS: I think this was Aime's. It's at the junction of U.S. 2 and Vermont 18.

Holiday Inn - East Springfield, Illinois


3100 South 31st St. - U.S. 66 Bypass and Interstate 55
Lounge - Swimming Pool - Coffee Shop
Dining Room - Banquets to 750 persons

Traveler Motel - Oskaloosa, Iowa


On Highways 92 & 63
Near 163-137-309
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

27 Deluxe Units - Charming Bridal Suites - Color TV - Stereo Music - Direct Dial Phones - Hot Water Heat - Central Air Conditioning, Room Controlled. Ceramic Tile Baths - Velvet Soft Water - Wall to Wall Carpeting - Excellent Sound Proofing - Approved Credit Cards Accepted - Restaurant Adjacent. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Emil & Darlene Buechler, Owners & Operators

Apollo Motel - Titusville, Florida


U.S. South 1
Titusville, Florida
112 Units. Steam rooms, golfing privileges. Swimming pool.
OVERLOOKING BEAUTIFUL INDIAN RIVER AND MOON ROCKET AREA.
Dutch Pantry Restaurant next door.

STATUS: The motel and restaurant buildings are still standing of the July 2015 street view but both are abandoned.

Race's Motor Court - Wiscasset, Maine

Race's Motor Court - Wiscasset, Maine

On U.S. Rte. 1, one mile west of Wiscasset.
Accommodations for 50 people in one and two room units, each with private bath, thermostatic electric heat, free television in every unit.
Open April 15th to November 15th
Phone Wiscasset - TUxedo 2-6911

Mailed from Maine to James V. Feenstra of New York, New York on September 13, 1966:

September 13
Hi hon,
First step on our way to Bangor with Lamar. What country! Have followed the Coast line most of the way.
Love, Mum & Kermit

San Simeon Lodge - San Simeon, California

San Simeon Lodge - San Simeon, California

Closest Lodge to Hearst Castle
Ocean Front
Accommodations for over 200 Guests
Large Dining Room - Cocktail Lounge - Swimming Pool
Tel. Cambria WA 7-4601
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Lancaster Motel - Lancaster, New Hampshire

Lancaster Motel - Lancaster, New Hampshire

Lancaster, New Hampshire
Tel. 8-4921
Routes U.S. 2 & 3
35 modern, comfortable Units in the center of a lovely Old New England town. Exceptionally large lobby for guests' enjoyment. Open year round. Unsurpassed scenic drives in eevery direction. AAA Approved.
Your hosts - Norman and Catherine McLaughlin

Monte Villa Inn - Monte Vista, Colorado

Monte Villa Inn - Monte Vista, Colorado

Motor Inn - Coffee Shop - Travel Center
Restaurant and Bar
925 First Avenue
Monte Vista, Colorado
Located in the beautiful sunlit San Luis Valley in downtown Monte Vitsa on the Navajo Trail, deep in the heart of Rio Grande Vacation Land on U.S. Hwy 160. Luxury Accommodations - Quality Food.

Berris Motor Inn and Restaurant - Danielson, Connecticut

Berris Motor Inn and Restaurant - Danielson, Connecticut

Route 6, Danielson, Conn. 06239
Exit 90 Conn. Turnpike
Motel, Coffee Shop, Israel Putnam Dining Room, Wolf Den Lounge, Connecticut Banquet Room, Swimming pool, room phones, air conditioning and TV. Early breakfasts to late snacks. AAA Approved. Cue and Mobil.

Dodd Motel Friendly Restaurant - Statesboro, Georgia

Dodd Motel Friendly Restaurant - Statesboro, Georgia

On U.S. 301 - 1 Mile North Statesboro, Ga.
Preferred Route to Florida
Get a most courteous welcome at this safe, comfortable, colorful court. Retire to spacious spotless accommodations with Simmons furnishings. Tiled baths, safe electric heat and air-conditioning. TV and radio, children's playground, large filtered pool, children's pool. New modern 76 seat restaurant serving delicious foods - Snack bar. For Reservations call Poplar 4-9081.

Writing on the back:
Vacation trip
Traveled 2966 Miles
Sunday, May 14, 1961

Shaw's Motel - Tampa, Florida

Shaw's Motel - Tampa, Florida

1509 E. Hillsborough Ave.
On U.S. Hwy. 41 & 92 - Phone 34-4191
Tampa 10, Florida
21 New and modern units in city - all electric heat and completely air-conditioned. Convenient to good restaurants, shopping center and theatre. TV in all rooms. AAA Approved.
OWNED AND OPERATED BY MR. and MRS. C.E. Shaw

Hickory Motel - Hickory, North Carolina

Hickory Motel - Hickory, North Carolina

57 Rooms - Free TV - Room Phones - Air Conditioning
Phone DI 5-4191
Highways 64, 70 & 321
Hickory, North Carolia
Mr. & Mrs. H.R. Ruth, Owners
Mr. & Mrs. S.D. George, Managers
Adjoining Howard Johnson Restaurant
W.C. Coggins, Mgr. Phone DA 4-2974

The Gill Motel - Key West, Florida


Route #1 On Roosevelt Blvd. and Florida Bay
P.O. Box 446
Key West, Florida
Modern Motel Rooms and Efficiencies...Air Conditioned...Heated...Cable TV...Sundeck overlooking Beautiful Florida Bay...Swimming, Boating and Fishing at your door.
Mr. and Mrs. Gill Jones, Own.- Mgrs.

Palmyra Motel - Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Palmyra Motel - Palmyra, Pennsylvania

U.S. 422, R.D. #1, Box 66
PALMYRA, PENNSYLVANIA
4 Miles East of Hershey (The Chocolate Town). In the Heart of "The Penna. Dutch Country" Surrounded by Beautiful Farmland. 30 Rooms - Air-Conditioned - Television - Wall-to-Wall Carpet - Tub & Shower Combination Baths. AAA Approved.
EXCELLENT RESTAURANT - COFFEE SHOP - CONFERENCE ROOM

Quality Motel Town House - Albany, Georgia

Quality Motel Town House - Albany, Georgia

Downtown on U.S. 82 and 19
Albany, Georgia
51 rooms, Color TV, Phones, Piped Muisc, Room Control Heat & Air-Cond. Family Units. Sun Decks, Swimming Pool. Restaurant & Cafeteria directly across street. P.O. Box 2464. THE DOZIERS.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
701 Oglethorpe Ave.

Stone Mountain Inn - Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain Inn - Stone Mountain, Georgia


16 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, in the center of beautiful Stone Mountain Park. 90 spacious guest rooms, heated outdoor pool. Daily luncheon buffets, including a special selection Sundays, are fast becoming an INN trademark.

Royal's Inn Motel - Calhoun, Georgia

Royal's Inn Motel - Calhoun, Georgia

50 Luxurious Rooms
Pool - Restaurant - Gift Shop
Air Conditioning - Color TV
U.S. 41 at I-75 North
Calhoun-Resaca Exit
Calhoun, Georgia

Camden Motor Lodge - Kingsland, Georgia

Camden Motor Lodge - Kingsland, Georgia IN CITY LIMITS
New, modern court. Restaurant adjoining. Air conditioning, electric heating, tile baths.
MR. and MRS. W.J. BRANNEN
Owners & Operators

Mailed from Kingland, Georgia to Mrs. Nelson Summerfield of Bradford, Rhode Island on April 3, 1961:

Sat PM
Rested here on our way home - hope to be back by Wednesday afternoon. 50,00 college boys in Fort Lauderdale last week - saw some today hitching ride with signs "Take us home to Mother" See you soon, Arthur & Ben

Longhorn Motor Lodge - Sweetwater, Texas

Longhorn Motor Lodge - Sweetwater, Texas

East on Highways 80 and 84. Eighteen NEW large room with garages, wall-to-wall carpeting, fully tiled baths, phones in every room, Panelray heating, REFRIGERATED AIR CONDITIONING together with real Southern Hospitality. Phones L.D. 17, locals 4334 and 4669,
"For the Rest of Your Life"

Point Loma TraveLodge - San Diego, California

Point Loma TraveLodge - San Diego, California

5102 No. Harbor Dr. at Rosecrans
San Diego, California
45 Units, Coffee in Rooms, TV, heated Pool. Sundeck overlooking sportfishing Piers and Harbor, good restaurants nearby. Close to Naval Training Center, Shelter Island, Sea World, Cabrillo Monument, 3 minutes from Airport and downtown San Diego.

Mailed from San Diego, California to Mr. Hans E. Peterson of Eagle Grove, Iowa on January 28, 1971:

Dear Dad,
Yesterday we went out on a large boat to find the big grey whale going south to bear their young/ We saw 4 and got some pictures. Hope you are fine. Greetings from Harold & family.
Love, Orville & Margaret

Point Loma Travelodge - San Diego, California

5102 No. Harbor Dr. at Rosecrans
San Diego, California 92106
45 units, direct dial phones, air conditioning, and Cable TV (some color), complimentary coffee in rooms; heated pool, sun deck overlooking Sport Fishing Piers and harbor, with good restaurants nearby. Close to Naval Training Center and Shelter Island, Sea World, Cabrillo Monument, 3 minutes from Airport and downtown San Diego.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Motel Ett-Mar - Portsmouth, Ohio

Motel Ett-Mar - Portsmouth, Ohio

Kendall Ave., Portsmouth, Ohio
Phone Elmwood 3-4122.
Television lounge, full tiled bath and shower, electriglass heating, large double-single units, air-conditioned, wall-to-wall carpeting, private telephone, spacious parking, close to recreation, 5 minutes from downtown, excellent restaurant.

Stardust Motel - Redlands, California

Stardust Motel - Redlands, California

200 The Terrace
The Newest and Finest in REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA 92373
Heated swimming pool. Extra large rooms. Air conditioning. Free color TV. Room phones. Close to shopping and entertainment. (Heading West, take 6th St. Off-ramp. Heading East, take Orange St. - Downtown off-ramp. Left on Orange.) AAA Approved. Member of the Friendship Inns of America.

Cotillion Motel - Atlanta, Georgia

Cotillion Motel - Atlanta, Georgia

South Expressway at Lakewood Ave.
U.S. 41 & 19 - Atlanta 15, Ga.
Eight spacious acres just three miles south of downtown. 64 soundproof rooms. Also, one and two room suites with completely equipped kitchenettes. Room phones, TV, individual air conditioning and heating. Swimming pool and restaurant. Pets welcome. Office and switchboard open 24 hours. Parking at room door. POplar 6-8395. AAA Approved.

Four Acre Motel - Bainbridge, Georgia

Four Acre Motel - Bainbridge, Georgia

"Rest at the Best"
FOUR ACRE MOTEL
Bainbridge, Georgia
Junction U.S. Highways 27 and 84 West
New, fire proof and modern in every respect, Private tile baths, Air-Conditioned and Air Cooled, Central steam heat. Restaurant.
Telephone CHerry 6-0547

Hodges Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Hodges Motel - Statesboro, Georgia

Rest at New Refreshingly Modern HODGES MOTEL
Situated Among Georgia's Whispering Pines
4 Mi. N., Statesboro, Ga. on U.S. 301
Shortest ROute to Florida
Fully Insulated Construction, Fire proof, Radiant Heat, Air-Conditioned. Private Tile Baths, Interior colorfully decorated, furnished and appointed. Enjoy home cooked food in ultra-modern air-conditioned retaurant. Open 6 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. AAA Approved.

Sheldon's Motor Court - Keysville, Virginia

Sheldon's Motor Court - Keysville, Virginia

Modern Court. Air Conditioned. Private baths. TV. Dining room serving all meals.
Telephone 2016.
Mr. & Mrs. G.L. Sheldown, Owners, Mgrs.
On U.S. 15 and U.S. 360, 1 mile north of Keysville, Virginia.

Smith's Modern Cabins - Jacksonville, Illinois

Smith's Modern Cabins - Jacksonville, Illinois

Open Year Around
On U.S. 36, 54 and 104 at Shell Service Station. Private Showers - Electric Fands - Simmons Innerspring Mattreses - Heated.
State Rating AA - Rates Reasonable
Jacksonville, Ill.
Phone 1150

Mailed from Jacksonville, Illinois to Mrs. Lucy De Camp of Cincinnati, Ohio on September 1, 1949:

Thurs Eve. 6 P.M.
Here is where we are sleeping to-night. Lovely cabins so clean & nice. Drove 363. We are not so tired. Vern did all the driving, have about the same tomorrow. We stopped several time and are all cleaned up and ready for supper. Love, Alice.

Miller's Modern Motor Court - Alexandria, Virginia

Miller's Modern Motor Court - Alexandria, Virginia

11 Miles South of Washington, D.C. and 3 miles south of Alexandria, Va. on U.S. Hwy. No. 1
First Class accommodations - Televison - Air-conditioned units.
Mailing address: Box 753, Route 4, Alexandria, Va.
Phones: Alexandria 1674 - Temple 9591.
AAA Approved. A Superior Court.

Mailed from Winter Park, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. J. White of Rochester, Virginia on February 18, 1953:

Dear Folks.
Here we are again in beautiful Orlando. We had a nic trip. The weatherhere is fair. The temp 70-80 better than snow.
Love, Naja & Franc

Tampa Auto Haven - Tampa, Florida


12600 Nebraska Ave. (U.S. 41) Tampa, Florida
A Night of Luxury
Quiet rest assured by individual cottages of red brick amid acres of landscaped grounds. Tiled baths. Ample electric heat - guest controlled. Air conditioned rooms. Beautyrest mattresses. Free radios. Good restaurant nearby.
The flowers always bloom at Tampa Auto Haven
Member QUALITY COURTS UNITED. Endorsed by AAA.
Recommended by DUNCAN HINES and A. Lowell Hunt

Sunday, March 27, 2011

B-Gay Motor Lodge - Reno, Nevada

B-Gay Motor Lodge - Reno, Nevada

525 West 2nd Street
Reno, Nevada
Phone FA 2-2230
45 deluxe units only 3 blocks from the Gay White Way and downtown Casinos.
Your Hosts: Ben and Bernice Ogron
With hospitality the keynote.

King Arthur's Court - Arlington, Virginia

King Arthur's Court - Arlington, Virginia

Kitchenettes - Free Indoor Parking - Five Minutes to D.C. - TV and Hi_Fi - Fingertip Temp. Control - Bus at Door - Courtesy Coffee - Family Rates - Sightseeing Service - Near Arl. Cemetery
2250 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.
Albert F. Sauve, Manager

Baronet Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Baronet Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

3001 Pacific Ave.
Atlantic City, N.J. 08401
Truly superior accommodations in the finest section of Atlantic City - Free Parking Facilities - Heated and Air Conditioned throughout - Ocean-view Lounge and Sundeck - Group Meeting Room - Free Cable Color Television - Near Ocean, Boardwalk, and fine Restaurants.
Only 1 Block from the New Tropicana & Golden Nugget Casinos. Open Year 'Round

The Wilshire - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida



Watch for the Twin Wings
1/2 mile south of Aquatorium, opposite London Wax Museum directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
The Wilshire
5550 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete BEACH, Florida

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Melody White of Des Moines, Iowa on December 29, 1970:

Mel,
Hi there! How are ya? How'd Steve like the Christmas present? Its really great down here - but my tan will be gone by the time I get home. Met 2 guys - nothing great-tho. I dread coming home with those 2 history things due! See ya, Cathy.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Miami, Florida

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Miami, Florida

10201 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida 33156

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Saddle & Surrey Motel - Estes Park, Colorado

Saddle & Surrey Motel - Estes Park, Colorado

P.O. Box 591
Estes Park, Colo. 80517
1 1/14 Miles South on Highway 7
At the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park
15 Modern Rooms - clean, quiet and comfortable ranch house type.
AAA Approved. Mobil & Bank Americard Accepted.

Julian Mays' Motor Hotel - Columbia, Tennessee

Julian Mays' Motor Hotel - Columbia, Tennessee

Highway No. 31 - For Reservations Phone EV 8-6570
46 Units - Simmons Furniture - Air-Conditioned - Restaurant - Tile Bath and Showers - Electric Heat - Beautyrest Mattresses - Television - Swimming Pool.
AAA Approved - A Quality Court

Oxford Inn - Kennett, Missouri

Oxford Inn - Kennett, Missouri

"A Nice Place"
Corner of Hwy 412 & 25
Kennett, MO 63857

Monterey Motel - Mexico, Missouri

Monterey Motel & Restaurant - Mexico, Missouri

Dine with atmosphere. Mexico's finest eating establishment. Motel and restaurant. Located on US Highway 54. 2 miles south of Mexico, Missouri.

Monterey Motel - Mexico, Missouri

On Highway 54, 1 1/2 miles south of city limits. 40 units - 100% Air-Conditioned TV - Room Phones - Ceramic Tile Baths - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Restaurant - Central Missouri's Finest. Dining Room and Coffee Shop. Food with atmospheric and friendly service. Member of the Best Western Motels. Bettie & Bob Hook, Owners

Island Inn - Grand Island, Nebraska

Island Inn - Grand Island, Nebraska

Grand Island's newest and finest motel at 2311 So. Locust.
44 rooms with color TV, Intercom and Music, Sauna Bath, Individual Air Conditioning and Electric Heat.

Wm. Penn Court - Darien, Georgia



"One of America's Finest"
Air conditioned - New Modern - Brick construction. Luxuriously furnished. Excellent dining room. Telephone 893R.
Owner-Management
On U.S. 17, 60 miles south of Savannah, Ga. 100 miles to Jacksonville, Fla.
AAA Approved

Black's Motel - Fort Payne, Alabama

Black's Motel - North Fort Payne, Alabama

U.S. Highway No. 11
Complete Tile Bath - Electric Heat - Cross Ventilation - Ultra Modern Furnished - Restaurant Conveniently Located. Real Southern Hospitality.
Phone 521 J

Sage Motel - King City, California

Sage Motel - King City, California

633 Broadway - In "Down-town" King City, Calif.
Phone: 663
22 new, "De Luxe" units. Singles, doubles, suites. TV, Large swimming pool. Walking distance to good restaurants.

Mailed from King City, California to Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Evans on December 5, 1957:

Wed. Dec 4 - 57
Dear Folks, Well here we are at this place our room is about where the red car is. So far as I could tell I never saw any of this route except Camp Roberts altho we came over it 7 yr. ago. A lot of the way now high ways have been built and are still building more. There are a lot of oil wells along the highway. Bye, Love, Mom & Dad.

Holiday Inn Downtown - Decatur, Alabama


Junction of U.S. 31 and Alt. U.S. 72
6th Avenue, N.E. at Wilson Avenue
Overlooking beautiful Lake Wheeler, Holiday Inn Downtown offers comfort, convenience, and warm, friendly service.

Mailed from Decatur, Alabama to Miss Rose Barrett of Dunlap, Iowa on May 6, 1977:

Dear Rose: Dick and I are on the last leg of our trip. Have driven over 3000 miles and hope to be home this coming Sunday. One day soon will tell you all about it. Keep well & love to all. Dick & Gin.

Bonaventure Motel & Cabins - New Mills, New Brunswick

Bonaventure Motel & Cabins - New Mills, New Brunswick

Route 11, NEW MILLS, New Brunswick
For a perfect vacation. Wonderful location on Baie des Chaleurs, combing woods and seashore. Family cottages, motel units. Private beach. Licensed dining room. Seafood. Laundromat.

Mailed from New Brunswick to Mrs. W.N. Volleck of Schosurberg, Ontario on August 2, 1966:

Dear Evelyn,
Thinking of you while driving through such lovely country. The scenery is beautiful and roads are good. We will be starting up the Gespe tomorrow. Love, Bernice

Motel 6 - Portland, Oregon

Motel 6 - Portland, Oregon

17950 S.W. Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97223
120 Units, Pool, TV.

Mailed from Otis, Oregon to Marilyn Shaefer of Oak Park, Illinois on July 21, 1972:

The Pacific Northwest is beautiful country! We've been through 5 states and find the mosquitoes big. We've rented a tent trailer part of the time and gone to state & National campgrounds. Dick, Sharon, Eric & Robert Johnson

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crawford W. Long Inn - Jefferson, Georgia

Crawford W. Long Inn - Jefferson, Georgia

In Downtown Jefferson on U.S. 129 State 15 and 11. Beautiful Motel designed for comfort away from home. Full Tile Baths. Air Conditioning and Heat Thermostatically Controlled. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. TV. Restaurant Nearby.

Mailed from Jefferson, Georgia to Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Hollingsworth of Los Angeles, California on August 23, 1971:

Hello. We got home tired, Friday night. We stayed at this motel Wed. night. We enjoyed our visit with you all. Frank worked today is asleep now. We are going to see the new granddaughter tonight. Bye bye. Love, Elsie & Frank

Hitching Post Inn - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Hitching Post Inn - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Motor Hotel and Restaurant
1600 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
250 luxurious, air-conditioned accommodations. Year around swimming, two heated pools, Gracious dining...Coffee House, Cocktail Lounge, Health Studios, Sauna Baths, Therapy Pool, Tennis Courts. Complete hotel, banquet and convention facilities. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Sharpe of Holly Hill, Florida on July 23, 1980:
Hi - got here Monday at noon. This place had a vacancy. Prices are high. Seven dollars for a ticket to rodoe (sic) & $8.00 for the night show. Nice weather. By now. Tom & Louise

Otsego Motel - East Springfield, New York

Otsego Motel - East Springfield, New York

Gigantic Swimming Pool
Restaurant - Gifts
U.S. Route 20
P.O. Box 21
East Springfield, N.Y. 13333
3 Miles to Otsego Lake; Modern Motel, 22 Units, each with tile bath, heated, cross ventilation, free TV and wall to wall carpeting. Well back from road on shaded lawns, Regular meals in Restaurant.