Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oakland Broadway Motel - Oakland, California

4140 Broadway
Oakland, California
Where Rail and Water Meet - The Gateway to the Pacific. Deluxe one and two-bed units - Studios and Studio Apts. AAA Approved. For reservations, phone OLympic 3-0458

Motor Haven Motel - Medford, Oregon

Compliments of
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Partch
Owners and Managers
Medford, Oregon

Park Motel - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

On U.S. Highway 26, Historical and Scenic Route to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole and The West Coast.
Modernly appointed motel built to give comfort and pleasurable lodging. Direct dial room phones, colored TV on Cable, wall to wall carpeting, tile baths. Restaurant next door. Free coffee in lobby.
Vernon T. Schick - Owner
Melvin Purse, Mgr.
A Friendship Inn

Georgian Motel - Columbus, Georgia

P.O. Box 1127
Telephone 7-7474
Columbus, Georgia
20 Rooms - all with private baths. Equipped with Beauty Rest innerspring mattresses and box springs. Air conditioned and centrally heated. Playground for children. Restaurant next door. One mile south of Columbus, Georgia on Routes U.S. 27 and U.S. 280.

Writing on the back:
6182 G. Motel
5760 Left Buds

Stayed Sun. night June 23, 1957

Bowie's Motel and Restaurant - Lorne, Virginia

Bowie's Motel and Restaurant - Lorne, Virginia

P.O. Lorne, Virginia
Located on U.S. 301 - 20 miles North of Richmond, Va. - 13 miles South of Bowling Green, Va.
MOTEL - 29 units with individual controlled Heat & Air-conditioning, Free TV, Ceramic Tile Baths, Children's Playground. Phone - DAWN WYman 4-3371
RESTAURANT - Seating Capacity 150, Specializing in "Chicken-In-The-Rough," Gift Shops adjoining.
Owned & Operated by: Mr & Mrs. F.E. Bowie
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel

Cactus Motel - Tallahassee, Florida

Cactus Motel - Tallahassee, Florida

New and modern. 20 units. All tile baths, tub and shower. Panel ray and electric heating. Air-conditioned. TV, private phones.
Swimming Pool
Conveniently located on U.S. Highway 90 and Florida 20, two miles west of Tallahassee.

Motor Hotel Lafayette - Marietta, Ohio

"The Ohio Valley's Finest Motor Hotel located right on the banks of the Ohio River."
S. Durward Hoag, President and Manager
When you register at this unusual Motor Hotel, be prepared for a new and pleasant ravel experience. Warm and friendly hospitality, luxurious Guest room accommodations, superb food and service await you! Here, you are provided with every conceivable convenience including TV, Radio, automatic elevator service, air conditioning, free ice cubes, plus three convenient Motor entrances and 200 clean paved and floodlighted-at-night PARKING places completely surrounding the hotel. MOTOR HOTEL LAFAYETTE is operated informally, so come as you are and enjoy life at its best. Room rates begin at $7.50. Special Family rates. Pets allowed. Travel desk.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Travelodge - Dania, Florida

1634 N. Federal Highway U.S. #1 - Dania, Florida
50 Modern Units - Elevator - In Room Coffee - Heated Pool - Guest Dial Phones - TV.
South Border of Fort Lauderdale, Directly across from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Completely air conditioned and heated.

Rodeway Inn - Tucson, Arizona

950 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona
Speedway Turnoff to Stone Avenue. Closest Motel to the University of Arizona. Automatic Guest Dial Phones. Located Down Town - City Park in Area.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lake Texoma Lodge - Kingston, Oklahoma

On U.S. Highway 70, fifteen miles West of Durant, Oklahoma at West End of Famed Roosevelt Bridge.
Located on Magnificent Lake Texoma, with more than 1200 miles of scenic shore line.
Lake Texoma Lodge has 300 completely air-conditioned rooms, cottages and cabins. Mailing address is Kingston, Oklahoma.

Mailed from Kingston, Oklahoma to Mrs. Henry Hermann of Niles, Michigan on August 22, 1963:

8/21, 63
Dear Flo:
Violet & I stopped to see some of the sights en route to Okla City. We left El Do. 8/20 about 3 PM & came via Texarkana & Paris Tex. Love to all, Walter.

This attractive terrace offers a popular place for relaxing and viewing the lake. The Lodge is located on U.S. Highway 70, P.O. Box, Kingston, Oklahoma.

Friday Oct. 23 - 1964:
Dear Brother, Having such a nice time, waiting to play Bingo. This is a lovely place, will go home Sunday afternoon, will expect next week. Love & kisses, Joy

Little Charm Motel - Rushville, Indiana

1 Block North of Rushville, Indiana on Highway 3
13 Air Conditioned Units - Tile Showers - Central Heating - Television, Optional - Bridal Suite as Shown on Reverse Side. Approved by AAA.

Centre Denver Motor Lodge - Denver, Colorado

Centre Denver Motor Lodge - Denver, Colorado

SO ideally Located! - 143 units, dining room, coffee shop, cocktail lounge, 5 banquet rooms. "BIG enough to serve YOU! Small enough to know YOU!"
6th and Federal - Denver, Colorado

Friday, June 24, 2011

Le Mar Motel - Fort Myers, Florida

Ceramic Gift Shop
3511 Cleveland Ave. (So. Tamiami Trail)
Fort Myers, Florida
Individually Air-Conditioned and Heated, TV in Every Room. Overnights and Efficiencies. Restaurant and Public Golf Course Opposite. AAA Approved.

Mailed from West Palm Beach, Florida to The W.E. Beyers Family of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania on March 17, 1959:

We had a lovely trip thru Florida & saw many friends & their lovely homes.
Rebecca is fine.
If you go to Ritts for Easter and want to stay in our house, the key is at Edgars - he has the garage key - we locked the storm doors on account of the wind - Do go make yourselves at home.
Love, A. Winifred & U. Henry

Webb's Motel & Restaurant - Dillon, South Carolina

Members of Diners' Club. 40 Modern Rooms, Highway 301, 3 Miles South of Dillon, S.C. Radiant heat, Thermostatically controlled in each room - Air Foam Mattresses - 100% Air Conditioned - Room TV. Mr & Mrs. Nathan Webb, owners & operators. Swimming Pool.

Mailed from Pee Dee, South Carolina to Mrs. Herbert Chaffin of Millers Falls, Massachusetts on October 30, 1964:

Staying here to night, had a good day, tired, food is very good. Carl is tired, his feet are bad, he is going to see a Dr. as soon as he gets to Milbourne. It is very warm to day. Bye, MB.

El Portal Motel and Apartments - San Diego, California

El Portal Motel and Apartments - San Diego, California

"Doorway to Western Hospitality"
5252 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego 15, California
Business Route U.S. 80 just of 54th Street
Phone: JUniper 2-4851
A new 54-unit motel with full tile baths and showers, free TV, Hi-Fi, kitchens, heated pool. Near good restaurant and shopping centers. Daily, weekly, monthly rates.

Ramada Inn - Victoria, Texas

2702 Houston Hwy.
Victoria, Texas 77901
125 Deluxe Units - Restaurant - Lounge & Supper Club with Live Entertainment - Open to the Public - Meeting Rooms seating 40 to 200 - 1 & 2 Bedrooms with king-sized beds - 50 - 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Units - Special Group rates to school and religious groups - Toll Free Ramada - Inn-stant reservation service.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

White House Motel & Cabins - Beauport, Quebec

550 St. Anne Blvd.
Beauport, P.Q., Canada - ph. MO. 3-6601
2 Miles from Quebec on highway no. 15 to St. Anne de Beaupre. 34 modern units, wall to wall carpet, bath & shower. TV & Radio. Heated individually by electricity with Thermostat. Reasonable rates. Vezina, prop.

Mailed from Quebec City, Quebec to Mrs. Mary August of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1963:

Hi Mary,
it is raining & damp here to day (Thurs) this is where we are staying.

Ashburn Motor Inn - Ashburn, Georgia

Ashburn Motor Inn - Ashburn, Georgia

INTERSTATE HWY. 75 Ashburn Rebecca Exit
Room Phones - TV - Cribs - Family Rooms - Air Conditioned - Heated Baths, Tub & Shower - Swimming Pool - Kiddie Pool - Playground. We accept credit cards from American Oil Co., Standard Oil (Indiana), American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners' Club.
Mr. & Mrs. H.K. Rigdon
Box 101
Ashburn, Georgia

Ashburn Motor Inn & Honeybear Restaurant - Ashburn, Georgia

INTERSTATE HWY. 75 Ashburn Rebecca Exit
Room phones - TV - Cribs - Family Rooms - Year 'Round Air Conditioned - Heated Baths,Tub & Shower - Swimming Pool - Kiddie Pool - Playground - Pony Rides - Instant Buffet - Dinners - Snacks - Sandwiches. We accept credit cards from American Oil Co., Standard Oil (Indiana), American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners' Club, Phillips 66, C & S Interbank Card, Bank Americard, all Major Credit Cards. AAA Approved. member of the Best Western Motels.
Call Collect for Reservations
Mr. & Mrs. H.K. Rigdon
Box 101 - Tel. 567-3346 Ashburn, Ga. 31714

Schilling's Motel and Restaurant - Covington, Kentucky

Accommodating 250 guests - 100 rooms - telephone - radio - TV - Hi Fi - Room Service - totally air conditioned. Swimming Pool and Cocktail Lounge.
Northern Kentucky's Largest and Finest Motel
1939 Dixie Highway - Routes 25 and 42
2 1/2 miles south of Cincinnati
Covington, Kentucky
Motel: EDison 1-1400
Restaurant: EDison 1-3130

Ramada Inn East - Williamsburg, Virginia

In Town Williamsburg
351 York St. (Rt. 60 East)
P.O. Box 519, Williamsburg, Va. 23185
2 Blocks from Historic Area
Near College of William & Mary and Anheuser Busch Development
142 Rooms, Heated Pool.

Tangerine Cove Motel & Restaurant - Crescent City, Florida

U.S. Hwy. 17 - Located N. City Limits
Swimming - Boating - Skiing - Fishing and Everything for the Fisherman. Fronts on Lake Crescent - "Bass Capital of the World." 21 New - Modern - Completely Air Conditioned Units. Room Controlled Heat - Combination Tub and Showers - Terrazzo Floors - TV in Every Unit - 5 Kitchenettes
Hosts, Jessie & Bill Hollis

Desert Inn - Phoenix, Arizona

Desert Inn - Phoenix, Arizona

950 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona
80 beautiful rooms, in the heart of the city on Hiway 80. Refrigerated air conditioning, hot water heating, and a coffee shop and dining room serving excellent food. One of the most beautiful pools in Phoenix. Affiliated with El Rancho Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, and El Rancho Motor Hotel in Needles, California.

Mailed from Phoenix, Arizona to Mr. & Mrs. Wally Merritt of Whittier, California on March 25, 1955:

Dear Elvia and Walter,
Stopped over here on our way to Tucson to visit Robin for a few days. O.K. is trying to shake a cold.
Weather is perfect - as always - wish you were here.
O.K. and Jillian

Holiday Inn Auto Lodge - Edgehill, Virginia

U.S. 301
Edgehill, Virginia
Telephone Spruce 5-335 - King George
50 Miles North of Richmond, Va.
12 miles South of Potomac River Bridge
Dining Room - Complete Menu - Home Cooked Meals - Every Room has Free TV - Air Conditioned - Tile Bath, Tub & Shower.
Chas. & Lucille Jordan, owner & operators.
Member of the American Travel Association

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rose Motel - Winter Haven, Florida

815 6th Street N.W. on US 17
Winter Haven, Florida
Ph. 2-6731
Centrally located in the midst of Florida's main attractions: Cypress Gardens, Bok Tower, Passion Play Amphitheatre, Great Masterpiece, and Florida Citrus Museum. New, excellent accommodations equipped with modern tile baths, beautyrest beds, soft water, centrally located, hot water heat, cross ventilation and air conditioning, TV, lounge, 1 block to beach.
AAA Approved. A Courtesy Court.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wingate, Owners-Managers

Hy-Tyde Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

View of our sea wall patio. In the center of Florida's vacation paradise. Luxuriously furnished "Efficiency" (kitchenette) apartments. Completely equipped. Tile baths. Air-conditioned and heated. A short walk to the finest beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
HY-TYDE MOTEL, 105 Brightwater Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida. Telephone 36-759.

Lion Motor Court - St. Augustine, Florida

420 Anastasia Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida
Telephone VA 9-2912
On Highway A1A South, 4 Blocks South of Bridge of Lions. Convenient to Beaches, Points of Interest. Restaurant Adjacent. 28 Rooms Air Conditioned - Hot Water Heat - Television Optional - New Swimming Pool.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mickler
AAA Approved. A Courtesy Court.

Guy Lombardo's Port-O-Call - Tierra Verde, Florida

Swimming Pool at "Port-O-Call", located on Tierra Verde, Florida's new miracle Island City in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Anchor Motel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1400 South Federal Highway, U.S. No. 1
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Attractive Modern Hotel Rooms and Apartments. Quiet Rear Suites, Tubs, Showers and Kitchenettes. Safaire thermostat hot air heat. Air Conditioning optional. Television. Swimming Pool. Door Parking. Moderate Winter Rates. Very low rates April thru November. Close to Restaurant and Shopping. 2 minutes to Beach on new causeway. Phone JA 2-9480. AAA Approved.

Fountain Motel - Pinckneyville, Illinois

First Class Units - Hot Water Heat
Chilled Water Cooling Unconditionally Guaranteed - TV - Good Reception - Quiet and Comfortable
Cliff and Velma Varnum - Owner-Operators

Mailed from Pinckneyville, Illinois to Mr. John McIntosh of Macon, Georgia on June 16, 1969:

Sun. Nite
Dear John,
Stopped here for tonight - Just below St. Louis, Mo. in Ill. (S.E. from St. Louis). Take care of yourself - Love Mother & Daddy. Wish you were with us.

Lakeside Motel - Leesburg, Florida

1 Mile North of Leesburg, Fla. on U.S 27 and 441
Motel units and Efficiency Apartments. Heated, Air Conditioning, Shower or Combination Bath, Connecting Rooms, Cribs, Free TV, Private Beach, Fishing on Premises. Free coffee and donuts. AAA Approved
Rt. 3, Box 594, Leesburg, Fla. Phone ST 7-5334

Mailed from Leesburg, Florida to Beth & Susan Peters of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on December 28, 1961:

Howdy Girls,
We got to Leesburgh, Fla at 6:15 our time, Still about 100 miles to go. Late start did it. We are staying at this motel. Going to eat now. Ate lunch in Tallahassee. Love, Daddy
L.D. Jenkins, Owner

Wayside Motel - Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

A delightful, new, modern Motel. Three minutes from shopping center. 19 miles from historic Boston. On Route 9 - 1 mile East of Interchange 12 and 2 miles West of Interchange 13 of Mass. Pike (Interstate 90)
Pool - TV - Air Conditioning - Phones

Writing on the back says:
July 3, 1962

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Southern Gentleman Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

"Every room Directly Facing the Gulf of Mexico"
New, Modern Apartments and Motel Rooms - all Electric Kitchens - Free Air Conditioning & TV in Rooms - Daily Maid Service - Sparkling, Heated, Fresh Water Swimming Pool - Excellent Fishing and Golfing Nearby - Convenient to Shopping and Fine Restaurants.
14010 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach
St. Petersburg, Florida 33708
Helen & Ray Henke, Owners-Manager

Mailed from St. Petersburg, Florida to Mr. J. Galvin of North Easton, Massachusetts on March 21, 1971:

This is a great spot right on the gulf. Wonderful swimming. Ate at Careless Navigator.
Frank & Rita

Bell Motor Hotel - Glendale, California

Bell Motor Hotel - Glendale, California

1126 E. Colorado St.
Glendale 5, Calif.
PhonesL CHapman 5-1765, CItrus 4-4755
Centrally located to all points of interest and activity. Out of the congested area and only 20 minutes to Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. 5 minutes to the beautiful Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 23 unit air conditioned. Ref. Heated Pool.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. Gruen - Owners & Operators

Renfro Valley Lodge - Renfro Valley, Kentucky

On U.S. 25, 14 Miles South of Berea, Ky.
Alpha Smith, owner
An ideal vacation spot, boardinghouse style restaurant, year 'round lodging, C.B.S. Radio Broadcasts and Gift Shop.

Mailed from Renfro Valley, Kentucky to Mrs. Lena Petersen of Plainwell, Michigan on July 19, 1967:

Dear Aunt Lena,
We left home Sunday and drove to Renfro Valley which is 366 mi. This is where we are staying. Hope to see you sometime next week. Love,
Edna, Lawrence & Shonna

Holiday Inn - Lawrence, Kansas

Highways 59 & 10
Ph; VI 3-9100 - AC: 913
TV, radio and Music in every Room
Swimming Pool - Restaurant
Complete Banquet and Meeting Facilities.

Mailed from Lawrence, Kansas to Mr. & Mrs. Armond Croteau of Fairfield, Maine on May 20, 1969:

Dear Dad & Mom,
The kids are finally sleeping and Louie is going to get a pizza down the road here. The weather was 85 today and very sticky. The country is real flat and very green. I never realized how large the U.S. was. We're all fine & hope you are too. Take care, we love you very much.
Love, Louis, Anne & kids

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Marco Polo Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

On the Ocean at 192nd Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33160
550 Oversized Rooms - Each with 2 Double Beds, Color TV and Refrigeraor - Free Self Parking - Casually Informal - Tops in Dining - 2 Pools and Wide, Sandy Beach. AAA Approved. Mobil Guide "4 Star"

Mailed from Miami, Florida to Gimbels Dept. Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1971:

Hello: Having a great time. Plenty of rest. See you soon. Linn & Herman.

Night View of Fabulous Marco Polo Motel on Glamorous Miami Beach, Florida

Sheraton Carleton House - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Motor Inn & Restaurant
Downtown Rocky Mount, N.C.
62 Sound Proof Rooms in Center of City. Jct. U.S. 301A and 64, 1 blk from Post Office, Banks, Theaters, Stores, Churches. Central Heat, Air-Cond., Room Thermostats, Forced Fresh Air, Pool, TV, Room Phones.
Thos. L. Endemann, gen. Mgr.

Dunn Motor Inn - Dunn, North Carolina

Dunn Motor Inn - Dunn, North Carolina

Lodging at Its Best
Senior Citizens Discount
120 lovely rooms - Color TV and direct dial phones in each room - Extra long beds - Hospitality or meeting rooms to seat 35-40 people - Swimming Pool
Located 11 miles from Campbell College and half way point from New York to Disney World.
Exit 72 at I-95 & Pope Road.

Dbl. $15.88
Sgl. $11.88

Bellemont Motor Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez, Mississippi

Bellemont Motor Hotel - Natchez, Mississippi

61 South and 65 South
Natchez Finest
Phone 8291
Natchez, Mississippi
This modern motor hotel of 66 rooms and tiled baths offers the ultimate in service to discriminating guests whether traveling for business or for pleasure. Suites; hot air heat; air conditioning; phones; dining room; dining terrace; cabana room; swimming pool; shuffleboard.
Karl R. Ewald, Jr. - Arthur C. Lewis, Jr., - co-owners
Paige Bellican, hotel manager
Mrs. Hart, catering manager.

Bellemont Motor Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez, Mississippi

Highway 61, South at City Limits
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Professional Tennis Court - Swimming Pool - Dining Terrace - Spacious Cabana Dining Room. French Room for meetings and banquets - Five Acres of Beautiful Landscaped Grounds.
Southern Hospitality at its Best

Bellemont Motor Hotel and Restaurant - Natchez, Mississippi

Hiway 61 South at City Limits
Natchez, Mississippi
Famous Cabana Room, Cocktail Bar, Professional Tennis Court, Pool, Dining Terrace, Five Acres of Landscaped Grounds. Southern Hospitality at its Best.
AAA Approved. Member of the American Hotel & Motel Association and the Mississippi Innkeepers Association

Ingleside Motel & Skyview Restaurant - Staunton, Virginia

1 Mile N. of Town on U.S. hwy. 11
130 air-conditioned rooms with telephones, TV, 18 hole golf course - 2 swimming pools - Tennis.

Silver Princess Motel - Ocala, Florida

One-Half mile South of Ocala, Florida
On U.S. 27, 301, 441
Gateway to Silver Springs
19 Beautiful Rooms. Electrically Heated, Air Conditioned, Tile Baths. AAA Approved. Phone MA 9-2247

Mailed from Lake City, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. K. Miller of Lancaster, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1957:

Staying here tonight. Saw the show at Cypress Gardens today. We are having some rain now. Had dinner at H. Johnson's right across from motel.
Dad & Gertrude

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Bougain Villea - Miami Beach, Florida

9340 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.
Hotel Rooms, Efficiencies and Bedroom Apartments. Located in the exclusive North Beach Section, convenient to Theatres, Shops and Churches