Monday, May 30, 2011

Motel Royal - Butte, Montana

3 3/4 miles S. on 10s. 14 Spacious, nicely furnished rooms in a well-maintained motel; Vented heat and combination baths. Telephones, free radios, cribs; 10 garages. No pets. Phone 6579. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Coulee Dam, Washington to Mrs. Pauline Szyzygiel of Utica 4, New York on September 27, 1961:

25 Sep 61
Dear Mom,
We just finished taking a day 2 tour of Yellowstone. We intended to stay only one day but there was so much to see so we decided not to miss it. There's wasn't a lot of snow as we heard on the news. We even brought snow chains. We decided to miss Glacier Nat. Park in Montana as we are tired of seeing snow & cold weather. We are about 600 miles from Mt. Rainier in Washington. We are enjoying the scenery very much. We have been taking movies & are keeping our fingers crossed they come out. Hope every thing & every one is fine. We are.
Love, Bud & Monica.

Desert Breeze Motel - Willcox, Arizona

Desert Breeze Motel - Willcox, Arizona

U.S. Highway 86 - Within City East of WILLCOX, ARIZONA
Telephone 157 - TV Lobby
Cooled by Refrigeration - Wall to Wall Carpeting
Thermostatically Controlled Individual Heat
Ceramic Tiled Showers - Moderate Rates - Carports.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Holiday Motel - Iron Mountain, Michigan

Located 1/2 mile east of Business District on U.S. 2. Telephones and Television in every room. Wall to wall carpeting and Tiled Bathrooms. Steam heated with Thermostat in each room. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Escanaba, Michigan to Ben Prensins of Preston, Minnesota on July 5, 1959:

Sunday A.M.
Did I even get around to telling you we were going on a trip?
We left Friday morning. Camped along the road that night! Last night we had supper with friends here & stayed at this here motel. Good weather. Kids quite good too. We'll probably be home next Fri. night.
We're going across Lake Michigan in a boat.
Love, Lois

The Guys' Chalet Motel - El Portal, California

Box 250
El Portal, CA 95318
On the bank of the Merced River 200 yards from park boundary and 12 miles from Yosemite Village. River patio is favorite place to relax and enjoy sight and sound of water cascading down canyon. Excellent views of surrounding mountains from rooms.

Writing on the back:
July 27, 1969
July 28, 1969

Sunny Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

105 Coronado Drive
The Perfect Vacation Location
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Hotel rooms, efficiency and bedroom apartments. All electric kitchenettes, Tile bath (tub and shower). Electrically heated and air conditioned. COLOR TV. Maid Service. Heated swimming pool, beach, yacht basin, fishing cruisers - at our doorstep.
Mel & Eileen Clawson - Owners

Fabulous 7 Motel - El Cajon, California

1527 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021
In the sunny suburban community of El Cajon, only minutes by freeway from downtown San Diego, the Fabulous 7 Motel offers 100 spacious rooms, each individually heated and air conditioned and all with queen size beds. Free television, heated swimming pool.
Aunt Emma's Family Restaurant offers a delightful menu 24 hours a day, private banquet rooms for parties up to 100 and cocktails, dancing and entertainment at the famous "Diamond" lounge.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rick's Motel and Date Shop - Indio, California

Highway 60-70-99
Indio, California
World's finest dates sold in our DATE SHOP. World famous Date Milk Shakes. Send for our free price list of Gift Packs. We ship all over the world.
Highway 60-70-99
Indio, California
The finest small Motel in Indio, located in a setting of producing date palms. Large family units available. Panel-Ray heat. Refrigeration in the summer. Reasonable rates.

Tomahawk Motel and Restaurant - Ahoskie, North Carolina

On Highway U.S. 13
Ahoskie, N.C.
22-Units in City, room telephone, free TV, Central air-conditioned, swimming pool, Wall-to-wall carpeting.
Restaurant - Featuring Steaks, Seafood, Chicken, Home made pies.
The "Pow-Wow" room available for private parties. Attractive and pleasant atmosphere.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Recommended by Duncan Hines

Writing on the back:
Ginger, Ruth, Kate & Ann - 8-19-63

D. Orr Haus - Traverse City, Michigan

D. Orr Haus - Traverse City, Michigan

3022 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, Mich. 49864
Located on Miracle Mile near 3 Mile Road 1 1/2 miles north of the city. Efficiency Apts., Cottages, Overnite Rooms, Trout Stream, Swimming Beach, TV, Air-Conditioning.
Don & Betty Orr, Owners

Louisville Manor Motor Court - Louisville, Kentucky

4600 Dixie Highway - Louisville 16, Kentucky
2 Miles South on U.S. 31-W & 60
50 Modern Units with Tile Baths, Telephone in each Room, Beautyrest Mattresses, Steam Heated, 100% Air-Conditioned, Free Continental Breakfast served to each Guest, Free Radios. Restaurant Nearby - Office open all night - Reservations Suggested. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Phone: Atwood 5838.

Mailed from Louisville, Kentucky to Mr. & Mrs. R.G. Patton & Lita of Los Angeles 27, California on October 23, 1955:

Hi ya'll! - We stopped here tonight. It's a motel paradise. Had dinner at Howard Johnson's - First we had a Mint Julip - a classic Kentucky special. We are have a grand trip - all getting fat as pigs. I'd live to continue on and on. Yesterday and today - we came through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and W. Virginia. The autumn leaves were beautiful. Love, Bessie & Johnnie

Holiday Inn - Williston, Florida

South Junction U.S. Highway 41 and 27
Alternate North
Telephone: JA 8-4801 - TWX: WLSTN FLA 347
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Teletype Reservations

Mailed from Williston, Florida to Miss Marie Studer of Bradenton, Florida on September 25, 1961:

Silver Springs was O.K. Miami beach and the Seaquarium is still top on our list next to the swimming and white sand. Got to Williston about six - had a swim - dinner - home work - ready for bed at 9:00 PM. Pam has her sweater on tonight.

Aztec Inn - Tucson, Arizona

Aztec Inn - Tucson, Arizona

102 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona
Western Hospitality & Cosmopolitan Elegance in the Fabulous Southwest. 94 Luxurious Suites and room, health club, convention and banquet facilities all within strolling distance of shops, golf course and tennis courts.

Mailed from Tempe, Arizona to Mrs. William Perry of New Haven, Connecticut on June 7, 1970:

I marked our room on the other side. It is perfect, has a bar & double doors to halls. Also it is filled with happy memories of talking to you.

Henniker Motel - Henniker, New Hampshire

P.O. Box 622
Henniker, NH 03242
A modern, four-season motel at the foot of Pats Peak Ski Area.
Open all year.

Fireside Motel - Yachats, Oregon

"Gem of the Oregon Coast"
Quiet, off the highway, on the beach, ocean view, beach access, tide pools, driftwood, agates, fishing, TV, elec. blankets, FM music. On Hiway 101.
Your Hosts: Wilbur & Harriet Williamson
Box 648 Star Route North - Yachats, Oregon 97948

Friday, May 27, 2011

Crown Motel - Portland, Oregon

Crown Motel - Portland, Oregon

5226 N. Interstate Ave. U.S. Hi-Way 99
Portland 17, Oregon
1 1/2 Miles, Less Than Five Minutes From City Center - Telephone Switchboard Service - Cable Electric Heat - Radio - TV - Air Conditioning - Tile Tubs and Showers. One Block South Intersection Killingsworth and Interstate Ave. Good Restaurants Near By. Near E-R Center.
Phone ATlantic 8-5277
AAA Approved

MWM Color-Litho Card

Crown Motel - Portland, Oregon

5226 North Interstate Ave. US Hiway 99W
Portland 17, Oregon
Central Location - 2 1/2 Miles, Only Minutes from City Center. Near Lloyd's Shopping Center. Modern New Building - Refrigerated Air-Conditioning - Cable Electric Heat - Telephone Switchboard Service - Free TV, Radio, Morning Coffee - Tile Tubs and Showers. Good Restaurants and Park Nearby. Phone 288-5277. AAA Approved. Member of the Congress Motor Hotels

Crown Motel - Portland, Oregon

For a Good Rest Stop at
5226 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
5 minutes from Coliseum, Lloyd Center and Downtown Portland. Color TV, Direct Dial telephones. Morning coffee - Heated Pool - Restaurant Nearby. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Portland, Oregon to GUNS MAGAZINE of Skokie, Illinois on October 29, 1975:

J.O. Truitt
1905 NW Glisan
Portland, ORE.


Crown Motel - Portland, Oregon

For a Good Rest Stop at
5226 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97217
5 minutes from Coliseum, Lloyd Center and Downtown Portland. Color TV, Direct Dial telephones. Morning coffee - Heated Pool - Restaurant Nearby. AAA Approved.

Hibbard's Crescent Shore Apartments - Sarasota, Florida

Route 4, Box 840 - Sarasota, Florida
Ideally located on Florida's finest bathing beach.Modern, up-to-date efficiency apartments, completely furnished. Will accommodate up to four persons. Automatic Panelray heat for the cool evening. Seasons rates.
Telephone: RIngling 917101

Ocean Heights Cottages - Daytona Beach, Florida

2551 So. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, Florida.
Phone 9326.
Modern Cottages, Apartments with accommodations from 2 to 10 person. Also Hotel rooms. Complete kitchens. Air cooled. Maid service. Private garages. On the Shores of the Atlantic Ocean. "Come Live By the Sea - For a Day or a Year"

Royal Motel - Secaucus, New Jersey

Route 3, Secaucus, N.J.
ten minutes from New York City via Lincoln Tunnel
Buses direct to Times Square
TV - Radio - Air Conditioned
For Reservations call: UN 7-9600

Mailed from New York 1, New York to Mr. & Mrs. F. Nagy of Kenmore 17, New York on July 10, 1959:

Frank & Mary Nagy
Greetings from NYC. and friends. Made the usual visit and did all right. We'll see you next week and tell all. With pleasure & regards,
Andy & Jean

The Augusta Inn - Augusta, Arkansas

Arkansas' Most Distinctive
22 ultra-modern units, with individual air-conditioning and heat, featuring excellent restaurant on the premises. Located at NE edge of Augusta on U.S. 64 and State Rt. 33, midway between Memphis and Little Rock. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Augusta, Arkansas to Mrs. June Mundy of St. Louis, Missouri on January 29, 1970:

Hi Mary
Miss. I love you very much. Keep smiling.
Love, Bill

Days Inn and Tasty World Restaurant - Hahira, Georgia

Days Inn and Tasty World Restaurant - Hahira, Georgia

I-95 and SR-122
Hahira, Georgia 31637
Restaurant - Swim Pool - Playground
120 large rooms, attractively furnished, color TV, 24 hour phones. Luxury at Budget Prices.
You'll be glad you chose Tasty World and Days Inn.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Holbrook Motel - Holbrook, Arizona

U.S. 66 East
Holbrook, Arizona
62 Modern units - TV - ceramic tiled showers, wall to wall carpeting, refrigerated air conditioning, individually controlled wall heaters. Away from the railroad noise and focal point for the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon and the Indian Country. Phone JA 4-6216.
Restaurant - Excellent Food

Sandy Shores Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

"Directly on the Ocean"
16251 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, Fla. 33160
Designed to assure you the utmost in carefree vacationing - 100% Air-Conditioned & Heated - 150 feet Private Beach - Swimming Pool - Surf Bathing - Tropical Patios, Sun Decks, Coffee Shop and Cocktail Lounge - Free TV in All Rooms - Free Parking - Laundromat on Premises - Telephone - Pier & Deep Sea Fishing - Golfing, Race Tracks, Churches minutes away - Open Year 'Round. AAA Approved. Member of the Greater Miami Beach Motel Association.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Christy's Hotel Court - Michigan City, Indiana

Christy's Hotel Court - Michigan City, Indiana

33 Mi. to South Bend - 53 Mi. to Chicago
5 Min. to The Beach
Air-Conditioned. Phones-TV in Rooms
on U.S. just East of Highway 421
5 mi. NORTH from Toll Road Exit 4
1/4/ mi. East on U.S. 20
For Reservation Call TR 2-5501
AAA Approved

Astro Glendale Motel - Glendale, California

Astro Glendale Motel - Glendale, California

Telephones, Color TV, clock radios, air-conditioning and electric heating. Sauna bath and heated swimming pool. Lounge with free coffee.
326 E. Colorado St.
Glendale, Calif. 91205

40 Winks Motel - Venice, Florida

340 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, Florida
Located in the heart of Venice on U.S. 41, One half mile from Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus Winter Home. Overnights, Efficiencies and Apartments. Air-conditioned or heated rooms - TV in all rooms. Tile showers - Restaurant adjacent - Coffee in rooms - Seasonable rates.

STATUS: Still standing but now known as the Island Breeze Inn.

Royal Inn - Barstow, California

1350 W. Main St. at "G"
Barstow, California 92311
Barstow's newest and most luxurious. Reasonable guaranteed rates. Central air conditioning. Color TV every room. Large heated swimming and therapy pools. Sauna baths. Extra long, Queen and King size beds. Barstow's most popular restaurant next door. Major credit cards accepted. First turn-off Interstate 15 from L.A., third form Las Vegas and Highway 66 from Needles, one mile West on Main St. entering from Bakersfield. AAA Approved.

Writing on the back:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mayo Ranch Motel - Big Spring, Texas

9 Blocks from downtown
East H'way 80
Big Spring, Texas
Dial 4-2581
A deluxe motel - Brick construction. Western Ranch Hospitality. Carpeted floors, beautifully furnished, tile baths with tub and shower. Custom made furniture, professionally decorated. Garages, panel ray heat, refrigerated air. Radio, television, telephones, insulated, soundproof. Fine restaurant 4 blocks. Free morning coffee. Beautiful heated pool. Owned & operated by Mr. & Mrs. P.B. Baldridge. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Big Spring, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Janssen of Conoga Park, California on December 6, 1962:

3rd day out. Making out about 400 miles a day. Left @ 6:00 arrived here at 5:50. Beautiful day but cold in the early hours.
Love, Marie

Tropic-Air Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

"On Sparkling Clearwater Beach"
35 Devon Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33515
Motel rooms, one and two bedroom efficiency apartments, air conditioned, heat, color TV. Just a few steps from beach, charter fishing boats, restaurants, bus and shopping area. take Memorial Causeway (Rt. 60) to Clearwater Beach, go left on Coronado Drive to third motel on left.
Tony and Betty Fernandez

Mid-Lakes Motel - Leesburg, Florida

"For the Rest of Your Life"
On U.S. Highways #27 and #441. Central Heat and Air-Conditioning Optional. Telephone and TV in every room. Recreation area, Swimming Pool, Most Modern, Designed and Decorated for your pleasure and comfort. Restaurant adjoining. Quality Court Approved and AAA. Phone STate 7-3343.

Dor O Mar Cottages - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dor O Mar Cottages - Daytona Beach, Florida

2300 So. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Modern housekeeping all-electric cottages. Completely appointed for your comfort and enjoyment. Centralized heat and hot water. "The Famous Beach" is just across our property. Week, Month or Season. D.B. Johnson, Manager. Phone 8152.

Oakwood Motor Court - Sarasota, Florida

2450 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida
One Mile North of Business Section on U.S. 41. Ten Modern Units, Tile Baths, Panelray Vented Wall Heaters. Shuffleboard for your entertainment.
AAA Approved

North Shore Villas Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

6918-6950 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach, Fla. Teleph. UN 6-3936
All year Around Resort
Kitchens in every unit. 400' water front. Olympic salt water pool. Free parking on premises. 100% air conditioned.
Le Rendez-vous des Canadiens out Tout Notre Personnel Parle Francais.

Archway-Oceanic - Miami Beach, Florida

Archway-Oceanic - Miami Beach, Florida

Overlooking the Ocean at Sixty-Seventh Street
6780 Collins Avenue - Miami Beach

Writing on the back:

Archway-Oceanic - Miami Beach, Florida

Overlooking the Ocean at Sixty-Seventh Street
6780 Collins Avenue - Miami Beach

Mailed from Miami, Florida to Mrs. E. Henion of Schenectady, New York on May 16, 1972:

Staying here for a very short vacation. Weather is ideal. My best wishes to all - Love Eva Kulle

The Colonnade Motel & Apartments - Clearwater Beach, Florida

"Hoosier Hospitality and Florida Friendliness"
674 Bayway Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Air conditioned. TV in rooms. Radiant heat. Fresh water swimming pool. Overlooking Gulf of Mexico. Private dock on Clearwater Bay. Good Fishing. Close to shopping centers and excellent restaurants. Golf and other sports nearby.
Phone: 3-8025

Dolphin Motel - Vero Beach, Florida

Dolphin Motel - Vero Beach, Florida

John and Ginney Dunayczan, owners-managers
"People is our Business"
1850 South U.S. #1, Vero Beach, Florida 32960
In City
Gas heat, air conditioning, color TVs, connecting rooms, rollaways and cribs, near ocean, restaurants, shopping plaza. A Rating. Master Charge accepted.

Mailed from Vero Beach, Florida to Mr. W.L. Ticknor of Falls Church, Virginia on January 28, 1974:

Dear Son,
So far so good. Fine trip from Sav. to here. Ocean and air same temp - 76 degrees. People in swimming. I waded. No gas shortage - just a constant threat. Shirt sleeve weather. Love, Dad & M.

Boob Palmer, Photography
Insilcoo by Dukane Press

Dolphin Motel - Vero Beach, Florida

Two blocks south of Business section on U.S. 1
Vero Beach, Florida
14 Deluxe Rooms. Tile Baths, terrazzo Floors, Central Heat, Individual room Air Conditioning, 5 minutes to beach and golf courses. Restaurants nearby. Pool. AAA Approved.

Holiday Inn 87th Street - Miami Beach, Florida

8701 Collins Avenue
Located directly on the ocean, this beautiful Holiday Inn offers swimming in the heated, fresh water pool or in the ocean, facilities for conventions and for small meeting, luxurious rooms and superb dining in the Terrace Room overlooking the ocean.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Holiday Inn Jr. - Columbus, Texas

2208 Highway 71 at I-10
Near Goose & Deer Hunting
48 Rooms - Restaurant - Meeting Rooms to 100 - Free Holidex Reservations.

Westerner Motel & Restaurant - Port Allen, Louisiana

Highway 190
Located one mile west of the Mississippi River Bridge on Highway 71 and 190. For your vacation or overnight pleasure we provide the following: Air-Conditioning, TV and Telephones. Restaurant and Swimming Pool. Phone DIckens 4-8544.

Downtowner Motor Inn - Lexington, Kentucky

Downtowner Motor Inn - Lexington, Kentucky

155 air-conditioned rooms with TV, Musak, pool, direct dial phones. In the center of town, 5 blocks from UK. Bar and restaurant.
347 E. Main St., Lexington, Kentucky

Royal Inn - Grants Pass, Oregon

110 NE Morgan Lane
Grants Pass, Oregon 91732
60 new and luxurious rooms and suites. Sauna baths, interior therapy pool, heated swimming pool. Color TV in each room. Jolly King Family Restaurant and Lost Knight Room on premises. Central heating and air conditioning.

Mailed from Grants Pass, Oregon to Margaret McGlenn of Tustin, California on April 11, 1973:

Apr. 10
Hi - We are on our way home - the trip has been great - no rain - imagine Oregon dry.
Many wildflowers but too early for azaleas & rhododendrons.
We went to Cape Keivanda but the bunkers were flat, but we did see it at least.
Oregon is delightfully green. See you soon - Cec & Verle

Thursday, May 19, 2011

El Rancho Motel - Tillamook, Oregon

El Rancho Motel - Tillamook, Oregon

1/2 mile N. On U.S. 101
27 modern units, Kitchens available, TV, BEAUTY-REST, Automatic self-controlled electric heat. Restaurant adjoining. Route 1, Box 558.
Phone VIctor 2-4413
Ray & Gladys Harrington

Imperial Lodge - South Lake Tahoe, California

Corner of Poplar and Manzanita Ave.
P.O. Box 4159 - South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 95705
New Modern Imperial Lodge gas Queen Size Beds, TV, Fresh Coffee in the Lobby. A Heated Swimming Pool for your enjoyment. Walking Distance to the Casinos, also beach privileges.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kimble Motel - Junction, Texas

U.S. Highways 83-290-377
Junction, Texas
Located in a scenic valley between two rivers, in a sportsman's paradise for hunting and fishing, the Kimble Motel become a pleasant memory of your travels. Restaurant, and TV are some of the convenient accommodations offered. For reservations, call HIckman 6-2535 or write Manager, 1110 Main Street.

City Center Motel - Traverse City, Michigan

City Center Motel - Traverse City, Michigan

833 E. Front St.
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Near the heart of Traverse City, on U.S. 31 north and right on the west arm of beautiful Grand Traverse Bay with warmth and friendliness. 8 ultra modern units with tile bath, tub and showers - 15 modernized cottage units with twin beds, doubles, kitchenettes, tile shows. All 23 units with free TV and individually controlled heat with thermostats. Beautiful terrace, sundeck, private pure sand beach. Fine restaurants, shuffleboard, tennis courts nearby. Close to downtown.
Your hosts, Ardyce & Wally Adomat

Berthoud Falls Inn and Ski Lodge - Empire, Colorado

Berthoud Falls Inn and Ski Lodge - Georgetown, Colorado

U.S. Highway 40
Located just 50 short scenic miles west of Denver, Berthoud Falls Inn and Ski Lodge offers the finest accommodations for either cool summer or mild winter diversion. Appetizing food, bar and lounge with its inviting fireplace, modern cottages and a fascinating curio shop. AAA Approved.
Gil and Ula Hankel - Your Hosts