Thursday, April 28, 2011

Memphis East Ramada Inn - Memphis, Tennessee

Typical of the Memphis East Ramada Inn is the atmosphere of friendly welcome for the weary traveler, the vacationist or the casual party-giver...the Chez Bon restaurant and coffee shop is another exciting feature...the guest rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated and designed for comfort...
5225 Summer Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38122

Mailed from Shreveport, Louisiana to Mr. & Mrs. Willie Fusan of Niles, Michigan on December 23, 1967:

Hi Folks!
Enjoying our visit here & certainly having beautiful weather. Temp has been 72 degrees and cool at nights. Having a ball hunting in these hills. Have had good luck so far - wish you folks were here with us -
Al, Lorraine & Joann

Holiday Inn Hotel - Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Highway 65 North
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Phone JEfferson 5-1200
TWX Pine Bluff 652
Swimming Pool - Free TV - 24-hour Phone Service - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Room Service.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Trenholm East Inn - Victor, New York

Exotic Japanese Motif
At Thruway Exit 44 - Victor, New York
105 Rooms with an Oriental Flair - Superb Japanese and American Restaurants - Exciting Jade Tree Cocktail Lounge - Relaxing Tear Drop Pool. Banquet - Party and Convention Facilities for 250. Completely air-conditioned with individual room controls. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
MAIL: VICTOR, N.Y. 14574
PHONE: VICTOR, (716) WA 4-2131
A Fine Name in Motor Inns

Another Fine Trenholm Motor Lodge at Exit 46.

Sea Shell Motel - Naples, Florida

Naples, Florida
US-41 (Tamiami Trail) Downtown.
Each Room Tiled Shower or Tub Bath, Electric Heat. Air Conditioning Optional.
Convenient to beaches and all activities.
Howard Johnson Restaurant opposite.
21 Units. Your Hosts - The Jesters. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Royal Inn - El Cajon, California

1274 Oakdale
El Cajon, California 92021
El Cajon's newest luxury motor hotel, Superb Furnishings, Reasonable Rates, Sauna Baths, Therapy Pool, Swimming Pool, Color TV in all Rooms and Suites, Bar in all Suites, Private Balconies or Terraces, Coffee King Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Shopping Center, other fine restaurants nearby.

Starlite Motel - Stanton, California

11740 Stanton Ave. (Hwy. 39)
Stanton, California
Phone TWinoaks 3-0541
Located 10 minutes from Disneyland, 10 minutes from Knott's Berry Farm and 10 minutes from the ocean. Heated swimming pool, free TV, kitchenettes and refrigerated cooling.

The El Rancho Motor Hotel - Calexico, California

On the Border of Old Mexico
AAA Approved
341 Fourth Street
Calexico, California
RELAX AND BE COMFORTABLE - Each guest will find in his rooms FREE TV - A REFRIGERATOR with ice cubes and a container of cold water - COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE - and AIR CONDITIONING by YORK. Outside, the Swimming Pool, the water's always "just right."

Mailed from Calexico, California to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kress of Santa Rosa, California on May 20, 1965:

Dear Marge & Fred,
We are staying at this motel while going to see a Dr. in Mexicali for Millan;s psoriasis. This is our second visit - it's a long way to come be he has done wonders for their people.
Millan feels fine * hop his skin will clear up soon. Our very best wishes.
Antoinette & Millan

Skyline Motel & Restaurant - Batesville, Mississippi

Highways 51 and 6
Batesville, Mississippi
Phone 7671
21 Modern Rooms - Air-Conditioned - Panelray Heat - Room Phones - Free TV - Tile Baths - Restaurant Recommended by Duncan Hines - Only 8 Miles from Sportsman's Paradise, Enid & Sardis Lakes - Boating - Fishing - Swimming - Largest Crappie in World Caught at Enid Lake. AAA Approved.
The Egberts, Your Hosts

The Host of Lancaster - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

30 Keller Ave.
Jct. Rts. 22 & 501
Lancaster, Pa.
Phone Lancaster 717 EX. 3-1551
Restaurant - Coffee Shop - Lounge - Dancing Nightly - 3 pools - 4 Tennis Courts - Ice Skating - Golf Minutes Away.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Mailed from lancaster, Pennsylvania to Mr. & Mrs. D.R. Spencer & Family of Reno, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1966:
We arrived here at 4:30. We had rain to Breezewood & sunny from there. Watched some ice skaters here - Don't know what is on the schedule tomorrow. Mum

Monday, April 18, 2011

Town House Lodge - San Diego, California

8th Avenue at Ash Street
San Diego, California
Phones: BElmont 9-2764 - BElmont 9-0353
Spacious rooms and suites, some with kitchens. Telephone in each room - Television - ample free parking - modest rates. Adjacent to Balboa Park with world-famous zoo. Walking distance to all points of interest - downtown business, theatres, restaurants and cafes.
Recommended by AAA and Auto Club of Southern California.

Town House Motel and Restaurant - Zanesville, Ohio

Luxurious Living in Downtown Zanesville, Ohio
One Block off Interstate 70 on U.S. 22 West
New motel with 47 units - 100% air-conditioned - fireproof - soundproof - TV - Restaurant - 24 hour switchboard service - King Size Beds - Meeting Rooms. AAA Approved.
135 N. 7th St.
Zip Code 43701

Civic Center Lodge - Oakland, California

Civic Center Lodge - Oakland, California

50 Sixth Street
Oakland 7, Calif.
HIgate 4-4139
Beside Nimitz Freeway (Route 17). Take Oak. St. off ramp from south (San Jose). Take Jackson St off ramp from north (S.F.). 33 deluxe units, room phones, breakfast coffee, 21" TV, conference rooms and kitchenettes. AAA Approved. Diners' Club and American Express Accepted.

Mother Lode Motel - Placerville, California

Rt. 3, Box 75A - National 2-2397 - Placerville, California
Twenty-one modern units, located on the hillside, one mile East of Placerville, on Hiway 50. Just 55 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Pool - TV - Electric Heat - Refrigerated Air. Your hosts, "Shorty" and Erma Moore. AAA Approved.

Dallas Continental Inn - Dallas, Texas

Dallas Continental Inn - Dallas, Texas

Highway 75 North, Exit 24
Dallas-Richardson City Limits - 12 minutes to downtown Dallas - 150 deluxe rooms - Stalls for Horses - Pool - TV - Phones - Restaurant - Meeting & Banquet Rooms. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Telephone Dallas - Adams 5-8321
P.O. Box 669 - Richardson

Astoria Motor Lodge - Hurst, Texas

Astoria Motor Lodge - Hurst, Texas

The New and Beautiful
Hurst, Texas. BU 2-2578
On Highway 183 facing Bell Helicopter Plant, convenient to Fort Worth and Dallas, is this new 120-unit Motor Lodge, with air-conditioning, 24-hour Restaurant, room service and switchboard.
We have convention meeting rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting, swimming pool, service stations, family and commercial rates, all reasonable. Only ten minutes from Six Flags Park.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Mollinesian Motel - El Cajon, California

650 North Mollison Ave.
El Cajon, California
Located in beautiful El Cajon Valley only 2 minutes drive to shopping, restaurants, theaters, night clubs, bowling; 3 minutes to Gillespie Field (popular County Airport); 7 minutes to four Championship Golf Courses; 15 minutes to downtown San Diego, zoo, and beaches. 30 minutes to Old Mexico. Member of the Best Western Motels

Sun Valley Motel - Worland, Wyoming

Hiways 16 & 20 - Worland, Wyoming
Phone FIreside 7-4251
25 Units - Ceramic Tile Showers - Individually Controlled Heat - Air-conditioned - Complimentary Morning Coffee - Available TVs.
On Direct Route to Yellowstone & The Blackhills National Parks. AAA Approved
Your Host & Hostess
Mr. & Mrs. O.O. Outland

Bel Air Motel - Rapid City, South Dakota

Bel Air Motel - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rushmore Road - U.S. Highway 16 South
Rapid City, South Dakota
Just 1/2 hour from Mount Rushmore, the new Bel Air Motel offers accommodations to fit your individual needs, including family units and kitchenettes. The carpeted and air-conditioned units are serviced with TV. Phone FI 3-5126. Member of AMHA.

West Wind Motel - Midland, Texas

U.S. Hgwy. 80 West
4808 West Wall
Midland, Texas 79701
52 Units - room phones - 24 hr. hotel service - wall-to-wall carpet - air conditioned - combination bath - electric heat - swimming pool - free coffee in lobby - newly decorated - family units - salesmans headquarters.
Owner and Manager: Marvin Eastman
Member of MMA

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Starlite Motel - New Holstein, Wisconsin

Highway 57 South
New Holstein, Wis. 53061
17 Units - Hot Water Heat & Air Conditioning - Individually Controlled - Tubs & Showers - Phones - Color TV.
Owner & Operated: Jerry & Pat Bertram

Mailed from Wisconsin to Mr. & Mrs. Tim Marcoulius of Lynn, Massachusetts on September 17, 1974:
Mon. Eve.
Dearest Judy & Tim,
Leaving Cudahy in the AM for Duluth, Taking a sweet Auntie E to visit her daughter there. She's all alone here & lives in an Apt. She was robed (sic) on the street not too long ago. Everyone treating us royally!! Oh! for good eating1 Met a crowd of people last nite who live hee but were from Greenbush. Loads of Love. Take care, Dad & Mother

Clayton House Motel - Waterloo, Iowa

Clayton House Motel - Waterloo, Iowa

Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
300 W. Mullan Avenue - Waterloo, Iowa
100 Rooms - Banquet Rooms for 500

Crestview Lodge - Lee Vining, California

Crestview Lodge - Lee Vining, California

Fourteen modern housekeeping cabins nestled in the pines on Highway #395. Service station, store, cafe and cocktail lounge to accommodate you the year around. Hunting, fishing, skiing or just plain vacationing.
Route 3, Bishop, California
Phone: Lee Vining 7502

Duke's Motel - Baltimore, Maryland

Just 6 Miles East of Downtown Baltimore
Just Below the Mason-Dixon Lane
For Reservations Phone MUrdock 6-0400

Arcade Motel - Waycross, Georgia

On U.S. 1 and 23 in City Limits - Waycross, Ga.
24 Modern Rooms - Electric Heat - Air Conditioning - Room Telephone and TV - Tile Baths with tubs and showers - Situated 300 feet off highway - Quiet and restful - Finest Restaurants nearby. AAA Approved. Phone 4500.

Status: Probably gone.

Seagull Bay Motels - Bayfield, Wisconsin

On Highway 13, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
First Motel entering the city from the south. Fascinating panoramic view of Lake Superior Shore, Apostle Islands and Yacht Harbor. Near restaurants and boat landing. All rooms on lakeside and with blacony, TV, Kitchenttes or Inn-Room Coffee, Family Units.

Town House Motel - Texarkana, Arkansas

4012 State Line
Texarkana, Arkansas
Interstate 30 and Highway 71
74 Beautiful Rooms - Pool - Color TV - Direct Dial Phones - 5 Minutes from Downtown.
Dobbs House Open 24 Hrs.
Cattlemans Steak House

Ashbury Motel - Niagara Falls, Ontario

Ashbury Motel - Niagara Falls, Ontario

Highway 20 & 3A
Modern units, swimming pool, air condition available. Restaurant opposite Motel. 1 Block West of Queen Elizabeth Way, 3800 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Canada.
Zoltan & Elizabeth Palinko.

Gay-Sego Motel - Gaylord, Michigan

On Old 27-I 75 Business Loops
Spacious and Luxurious Units
Air Conditioned - Individual Climate Control - Bathroom Heat Lamp - Cable Color TV - Mobil Service - Greyhound Agency - Open All Year - Major Credit Cards Accepted.

La Fon Motel - Manitou Springs, Colorado

123 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Spring, Colorado
On U.S. 24 By-Pass and on U.S. Highway 24. 4 miles west of Colorado Springs, in the shadow of Pikes Peaks...Large heated swimming pool....Kiddies pool...TV...refrigerated air...Centrally located for all scenic attractions.

Ben Franklin Motel - Flagstaff, Arizona

Ben Franklin Motel - Flagstaff, Arizona
"For Those Who Care."
Flagstaff, Arizona
East on U.S. 66 and 89. In the shadow of the San Francisco peaks. Air conditioned by nature. New and strictly modern. Tile baths, radiant heat, each unit individually controlled with thermostat - Ray A. Younge, owner. AAA Approved. Phone 039 J2

Sands Motel - Wichita, Kansas

8401 West U.S. Hwy 54
Wichita, Kansas 67209
28 Units of comfort with wall to wall carpeting - Color TVs - Individually controlled Heat & Air Phones - Heated Pool - AAA Approved
Owned & Operated by Joe & Kathleen Gallatin

Windsor Court Motel - Salem, Virginia

Route 11 and 460
5 Mi. W. of Roanoke, Va.
20 Air Conditioned rooms with tile bath and TV. Wall to wall carpeting - Air conditioning individually controlled. Family Units.
Restaurant serving fine food near.
Playground for children.
Reservations: 1908 West Main St., Salem, Va.
DuPoun 9-2631 DuPont 9-7990
Mgr. and Owner, Mrs. Effie B. Snead
"We invitie you to inspect our rooms"
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Howard's Seabreeze Court - St. Augustine, Florida

208 Anastasia Boulevard
Davis Shores
U.S. A1A Telephone 1941-W
St. Augustine, Florida
10 Minutes to Beach
Beauty Rest Mattresses - Electric Kitchens

Shawnee Motel - Shawnee, Oklahoma

Refrigerated Air - Panel Ray Heat
Quiet - Clean and Respectable
Room Phones - Television
- Large Storm Cave -
On Hiways 18 & 3 on By-Pass 270
In N.E. Section of Shawnee, Okla.
1105 N. Harrison Phone BR 3-3524

Mailed from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to R.R. Janssen of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1966:

Hi -
Just south of Okla. City tonight. Too bad you didn't go this wk. About 600 miles today. Very tired. Goodnight. - J.

Tropic Garden Motel - Miami, Florida

6925 S.W. 8th St., 50 Units
On U.S. 41 - Tamiami Trail, Miami, Fla.
Close to downtown Miami and approximately 3 1/2 miles to Tropical Park Track, to Hialeah Track and to Flagler Kennel Club. New modern hotel rooms and effiiciencies. Also bedroomm Apts. acommodating 5. Private tile bath, tub and showers. Coffee Shop - Ample parking - Popular rates - Air conditioned.
Louis Meritzer, Owner
N. Recht, Mgr.

Log Cabin Courts - Hot Springs, South Dakota

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New Yorker Restaurant & Motel - Weldon, North Carolina

Route 301 - 35 Miles North of Rocky Mount, N.C.
85 Miles South of Richmond, Va. - 2 Miles South of Weldon, South Carolina
100% Air-Conditioned
Dining room and Fountain Service - Open All Year
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
AAA Approved

U.S. Route 301, 34 Miles North of Rocky Mount, N.C.
85 Miles South of Richmond, Va.
32 Ultra-Modern Rooms - Tile Baths with Tub & Shower - Hot-Water Heat
Telephone: Weldon 9-8851
AAA Approved.

The Dunes - Daytona Beach, Florida

World's Most Famous Beach
1993 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32018
Deluxe units, Large Ocean Fronts. Fully carpeted. TV, A.C. All electric kitchens. Full size tubs & showers. Recreation Lounge with free coffee, shuffleboard. Opposite full service restaurant and shopping center nearby.
Make your reservations early!

Mailed from Jacksonville, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. G. Fritzsch of Wayne, New Jersey on February 1, 1984:

Having a real nice time, the weather is just perfect 70-75. You would juts love it. I know we do. Hope all us well. Love, Helga & Don

Desert Inn Motel - San Bernadino, California

Desert Inn Motel - San Bernadino, California

51 deluxe units right downtown
Desert Inn Motel
5th and "F" St., San Bernadino, California
Phone: TUrner 9-9763
Large, airy, sound proof rooms. Private phones. Free TV. Refrigerated air conditioning. Heated Pool. Complimentary Coffee. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from California to Mr. & Mrs. J. Jalinski of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 28, 1972:

Staying here.
Hi! We arrived night before last, already saw Disneyland, it was really terrific. We didn't see all the characters, we were on the Mark Twain boat when they had the parade, We made just about every ride & didn't even stop to eat, just drink because it was hot. We were there for 8 1/2 hrs. & really loved it. On the way back we we want to see Bedrock City in Ariz. where Flintstones are, we see the G. Canyon already. I just loved N. Mex, Tex. & Ariz. & Anaheim Calif. is very pretty. Well I guess will see you in a few days now. Love, Connie, Dick & Little Connie

California Motel - Berkeley, California

California Motel - Berkeley, California
1461 University Avenue
Berkeley, California
Seven blocks west of University of California campus, 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, 42 new modern units. Cafe adjoining. Television and phones. AAA Approved. Phone: THornwall 3-3840.

Mailed from Berkeley, California to Bruce B. Cohen of Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 31, 1960:

We arrived here about 8:30 pm (Pacific time) and are now going out to eat. We will visit the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley tomorrow. We tried to call you Sunday morning our time. Will try again. Love, Dad. Rec'd card & letter from you.

Martin's Manor Motel - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Modernized Old Southern Colonial. Seven Miles South of Fredericksburg, Va., facing U.S. Highway No. 1, about 400 feet back. Tile Bath and Shower in every Room. Rates moderate. Featuring in Our Own Dining Room Fried Chicken, T-Bone Steak, and Virginia Ham Dinners. Also Restaurant on property Open Day and Nights. P.O. Address: R.F.D. 3, Fredericksburg, Va. Phone: Fredericksburg 9276-J1. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Martin, Owners and Operators. Member American Motel Association.

Mailed from Florence, South Carolina to Mr. T. Edward Benscoter of Shickshimmy, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1952:

It has rained all the time since we left. We are staying at Florence, S. Carolins tonite Tues. This picture is where we stayed outside of Redding, Va. Last night. If all goes good we will be in Fla. tomorrow night. Lots of corn & cotton yet to pick. Wheat just staring to get green since rain, a lot not up yet. Fred & Mary

Delaware Auto Court - New Castle, Delaware

Delaware Auto Court - New Castle, Delaware

Located at the Junction of U.S. Route 13 and U.S. 40
5 Miless South of Delaware Memorial Bridge
26 Modern Units with Tile Baths - Individual Garages
Convenient to Restaurants
Phone: New Castle: 3114
AAA Approved

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dutch Maid Motel - Woodbridge, New Jersey

N.J. Turnpike Exit 11 - Woodbridge-Amboy Exit 11.
Junction Routes U.S. 1 and N.J. 9. 22 miles south - Woodbridge, New Jersey. Largest modern motels near New York. 7- Air Conditioned Rooms - 70 Baths - Television - Good Restaurants. Sightseeing Trips around New York.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Holiday Inn Sea-Tac - Seattle, Washington

17338 Pacific Hwy. S. (U.S. 99)
Seattle, Washington 98188
260 rooms, Heated Pool, Color TV, Top O' The Inn Cocktail Lounge, Top O' The Inn Revolving Restaurant
Country Kettle Coffee Shop
Banquet & Facilities Up To 450

Red Horse Motor Inn - Dayton, Ohio

Five Minutes from the Center of Dayton
On U.S. Route 25 South
50 Fine Rooms - Completely Air Conditioned
Telephone in Every Room - Free Continental Breakfast
Member Quality Courts United and AAA
Telephone: OXmoor 3553

Note on the back:
Stayed here & saw Variety show
April. 28 - 57

Holiday Inn Lawrence Avenue - Chicago, Illinois

U.S. Highways 12, 14 & 41 North
4800 North Marine Drive
Easily reached by all main roads and only ten minutes from Chicago's famous "Loop", Holiday Inn - Lawrence Ave. featuring the Highlander Restaurant and the Highland Fling Cocktail Lounge offers the ultimate in luxury facilities.

Diplomat Motor Hotel - Washington, D.C.

Diplomat Motor Hotel - Washington, D.C.

New York Avenue and Bladensburg Rd., N.E.
Washington, D.C. - LA 6-1400
Located in the heart of the Nation's capital, The Diplomat has 200 luxury rooms and suits, an Olympic swimming pool, a cocktail lounge, ample parking and complete air conditioning. It is only minutes away from train, bus and airport terminals, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, Jefferson's Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Immaculate Conception Shrine.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Flagship Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

Redington Beach
17040 Guld Boulevard
St. Petersburg, Florida
Right on the gulf...22 New, ultra modern, air conditioned units (acc. 2-4 persons); each consisting of luxurious "stateroom", deluxe "sleeping quarters", all electric "galley", ample "locker and chest" space abd private tile bath. Parking on the deck at your cabin door. Private Beach.

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Maage of Lyman, Massachusetts on February 18, 1954:

Hi Dear Folks,
It is beautiful here. We were on our way home in South Carolina and they insisted for us to come back with them. Will tell you all about it. Love, Dan & Jeri

Bon-Air Motel - Jesup, Georgia

Bon-Air Motel - Jesup, Georgia

On U.S. 301 and 25
1 Mile N. Jesup, Georgia
Phone GA 7-2018
34 Soundproof Rooms, Carpeted. Part Built in 1958 - large de luxe with dressing room. Shower or tub bath comb. Room controlled heat and air-conditioners. TV. Restaurant adjoining. Fishing Lake, Playground, Swimming Pool. Room Telephones. Owned and Operated by Mr. & Mrs. D.L. Madray. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.