Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Hobart House Motel - Pine Valley, California

Pine Valley, California
45 Miles east of San Diego on Highway 80 (Interstate 8). Relaxing mountain air at 3750 ft. elevation. Wooded setting, spacious rooms, heated pool, fine restaurants. AAA Approved.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Velda Rose Motel - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

The Finest Motor Hotel In The South - Downtown near thermal bath housed and shopping center. Country club privileges, 5 minutes to 3 beautiful lakes. Round Table Restaurant, convention hall and conference rooms.
Garland Anthony, Owner
Gerald Vanderslice, Manager

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cottonboll Inn - Marston, Missouri

Cottonboll Inn - Marston, Missouri

I-55 Jct. Box K
Marston, Missouri 63866
Located midway between Memphis and St. Louis on I-55 - Luxurious rooms at sensible rates - Outstanding food served in southern atmosphere.
A Full Service Motel

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wedowee Motel - Wedowee, Alabama

U.S. 431 - Air-Conditioned
Thermostatically Controlled Electric Heat
Tile Baths with Tub & Shower
Spring Air Mattresses & Box Springs
The Quietest Night of Your Entire Trip
Wedowee, Alabama - Phone 3571.
AAA Approved. Member of the Alabama Auto Association

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Manhattan Motel - Glendale, California

1523 E. Colorado Blvd.
Glendale-5, Calif.
Phone Citrus 4-3868
Recommended by Duncan Hines
One of Glendale's Newer and Finer Motels.
All units complete with shower or Tub baths, Twin Suites, some with Kitchens. 10 minutes to L.A., Hollywood or Pasadena on State Hwy. 134 connecting Hwy. 66 & 99.
(1) Mile to Beautiful Forrest Lawn Memorial Park. "No Pets Please"
AAA Approved. Member of the Automobile Club of Southern California

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flying Carpet Motor Lodge - Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Beers School Road
Coraopolis, Pa.
One-half mile from Greater Pittsburgh Airport
135 Rooms - Dining Room - Cocktail Lounge - Swimming Pool - Facilities for meetings and parties up to 600 people.

Kahler Motel - Minneapolis, Minnesota

41 North Tenth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Downtown Minneapolis - Banquet and Meeting Facilities for 300 - Cocktail Lounge, Piano Bar Entertainment - Restaurant and Coffee House - 196 Rooms, Indoor Pool and Saunas

Beaver Valley Motel - Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Beaver Valley Motel - Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

Midway between Chicago and New York on Penna. Rt. 18, 1/2 mile north from Toll Gate, Beaver Valley Interchange, Penna. Turnpike. Ample parking - central heat, individually controlled - showers and tub, ceramic tile baths - 30 rooms, soundproof, wall to wall carpet, air-conditioned - 15 family rooms sleeping 4 or more - restaurants and service stations near. AAA Approved.

Tappahannock Motel - Tappahannock, Virginia

Phone Hillcrest 3-4080 - Tappahannock, Va.
Tile Baths, Air-Conditioned.
Central Heating, Fishing - Hunting - Water Sports - Movies - Choice of Restaurants.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Airliner Motel - Miami, Florida

Airliner Motel - Miami, Florida

4155 N.W. 24th
NE 4-2611
Miami, Florida
Miami's newest & finest Airport Motel - Located at the entrance to Miami International Airport. All rooms air-conditioned & heated. Featuring TV, Swimming Pool, Cocktail Lounge & Meeting Rooms. Gift shop. Barber shop, complete Sports facilities: Volley Ball, Basketball, Steam Rooms & Health Club. Golf Course, Tennis, Beauty Shop.

STATUS: Gone, daddy gone.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

London Lodge Motel - New Orleans, Louisiana

9301 Airline Hwy.
New Orleans 18, La.
Route 51-61-65
HUnter 2-3115
67 Modern Units - Heated Swimming Pool - Completely Air Conditioned - Free Radio & TV - Wall to Wall Carpet - Sightseeing Tours - Phone In Every Room - Shuffle Board - 10 Minutes to French Quarter
Recommended by Duncan Hines. A Superior Motel

International Airport Motel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Adjacent to the Airport
Industrial Highway (Route #291)
Phila. 53, Pa.
Telephone SA 6-9090
Completely sound-proof, air conditioned. Direct dial telephone, TV, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Cocktail Lounge, Swimming Pool.
Herman Cutler, Managing Director

Monday, August 15, 2011

Annie Oakley Motel - Oakley, Kansas

"In The Heart of Downtown Oakley"
- Interstate 70 Loop -
Highways No. 83 & 383
AAA Approved

STATUS: Not sure. Probably gone

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Town House Motor Lodge - Winter Haven, Florida

Cypress Gardens Road, Route 540
Winter Haven, Florida
Luxuriously Furnished - Wall to Wall Carpeting - TV - Telephones - Air-Conditioning - Electric Heat - Pool - Shuffle Board and Free Golf. AAA Approved.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Battle Your Hosts
Phone CY 4-4104

El Sirocco Motel - Deerfield Beach, Florida

Deluxe Bedrooms, efficiency apartments, Penthouse suite. Air conditioning, room phones, daily maid service, room service from restaurant or lounge. Fresh water pool, shuffleboard, cocktail lounge, restaurant, fishing pier.

Mailed from Pompano Beach, Florida to Bramer's Beach at Main & Pierce in Niagara Falls, New York on December 16, 1965:

Hi Gang!
All the good motels were full so I had to stay in this dump. The maid service however is excellent.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Keys Way Motel and Cottages - Florida City, Florida

28 Miles South of Miami, U.S. Highway No. 1 and Fla. No. 27 at Fla. City
Gateway to the Everglades National Park and Overseas Highway to Key West. Convenient to beaches, and famous Fla. Keys Fishing. TV, Air Condition & Efficiencies.
Mrs. Charles De Stefano, Manager
Phone CI 7-4555

Writing on the back:
Keep this March 1962

The Heart of Columbia Motel and Sportsman Restaurant - Columbia, South Carolina

1011 Assembly Street
Columbia, S.C.
Conveniently located in downtown Columbia opposite the State Capital and near University S.C.
100 Spacious Air-Conditioned & Heated Rooms - Free TV - High-Fi Music - 24 Hour Phone - Swimming Pool - Ice - Baby Beds - American Express Honored.

Mailed from Columbia, South Carolina to Mrs. Genevieve Van Sickle of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1966:

Nov 10-66
Made 500 miles yesterday will arrive in Gainesville, Fla. tonite. Take. W.J.N.

Citrus Paradise Motel - Mesa, Arizona

Citrus Paradise Motel - Mesa, Arizona

On U.S. 60, 70, 80 & 89
Mesa, Arizona
Pick your own citrus, large kitchenettes, refrigeration and air cooled. Near Bayless Shopping Center and Restaurants.

Mailed from Mesa, Arizona to Miss Carole Olson of Los Angeles, California on August 21, 1963:

Wed. Eve.
Were at outskirts of Phoenix by 4:30 - stopped at Indio for date malts, ate dinner here & have a very nice motel. Surprised to find many motels closed & the rest cut summer rates. Chaprita is glad for green lawn & out of car. Starting North tomorrow. Love, Mom & Dad

Best Western Inn - Selma, North Carolina

Best Western Inn - Selma, North Carolina

P.O. Box 327
I-95 & Highway 70-A, Exit 97
Selma, North Carolina 27576
In the Hospitality Heartland of North Carolina, halfway between New York and Florida. 105 units, color TV, individually controlled air conditioning, Restaurant, Lounge, Game Room and Swimming Pool.

Motel Royal - Lexington, Nebraska

I-80 Exch. - Hwy. 283
Lexington, Nebraska 68850
Heart of Platte Valley - John Lake nearby - New, attractive - On spacious grounds - Air conditioned - Color TV - Direct Dial Phones - Heated Pool - Restaurant close. Free Coffee.

Islander Beach Lodge - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

1601 South Atlantic Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32065
150 Rooms on the ocean - Complete convention facilities - Lounge & Restaurant - Heated Pool - Shuffleboards - Putting Green - Gift Shop - Golf and Fishing - Playground and Game Room - Supervised Children's activities.

Best Western Guest House Motel - Bushnell, Florida

Best Western Guest House Motel - Bushnell, Florida

I-75 and State Route 48
Bushnell, Florida
Comfortably furnished double bedrooms with all conveniences; playground and pool' adjoining Leopard Inn Restaurant and Jaguar Lounge.

Jasper Motel - Jasper, Florida

I-75 & SR 6
Jasper, Florida 32052
15 Minutes from Stephen Foster Memorial - Short Drive to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lazy K-T Motel - Billings, Montana

"SUPERIOR" Comfort.
1403 1st Ave. No.
Billings, Montana.
Only and easy two-three hour drive to any three Yellowstone Park entrances. Commercial rates. Convenient to business district. Telephone and radio. Free TV. Air-Conditioned. Free Ice. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Tapadera Motel - Pendleton, Oregon

On U.S. 30 & 395 Oregon Hiway 11
105 S.E. Court Ave.
Pendleton, Oregon
Undercover parking. Combination tubs and showers, TV and Phones in every unit. Doubles and Singles. Air Conditioning. Excellent dining room and Cocktail Lounge. Center of City. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Stage Coach Motel and Restaurant - Troutville, Virginia

18 Units
U.S. Highway 11 - Troutville, Virginia
10 Miles North of Roanoke
25 Miles South of Natural Bridge, Va.
Baseboard Hot Water Heat - Cross Ventilation and Air Conditioned - Tile Baths, Tub and Showers - Phone - Roanoke, Va. Troutville Exc. WY 2-2599
Mail R.F.D. - Troutville, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. I.O. Bower
Owners and Operators

Aqua Vista Motel - Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Ultra Modern - Completely Air Conditioned - TV in Each Unit
On Lake Delton at the Dells - With Beach
Phone - Wisconsin Dells-3-66651
Marion and Elden Hendrickson

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bidwell's Motel and Apts. - Pocatello, Idaho

Bidwell's Motel & Apts. - Pocatello, Idaho

On U.S. 30 N, 91 and 191
12 blocks south of City Center
1304 South 5th
Pocatello, Idaho
64 modern, fully carpeted units with tubs or showers, tiled baths. Some complete kitchens. Central heat and refrigerated air conditioning. Telephones in all units. Swim the year around in new completely inclosed (sic) 40 foot heated swimming pool.

Best Western Chilton Inn - Yuma, Arizona

Best Western Chilton Inn - Yuma, Arizona

300 E. 32nd Street
Yuma, Arizona 85364
24 Hour Office - Coffee Shop - 123 Rooms - Free Direct Dial Phones - Heated Pool - Color Cable TV - Lounge - Banquet Rooms - Shopping Center 1 Block - Airport 1 Mile. AAA Approved.

Brainerd Motel - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Brainerd Motel - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Located on U.S. 11 and 64, East. Air Conditioned or Air Cooled, Electric Heat, Tiled Baths. Playground for children. Restaurants convenient. TV Lounge. Phone 4-9187. AAA Approved.

Whiting Brothers Motel - Gray Mountain, Arizona

Gray Mountain - our newest motel at Gray Mountain, Gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other Whiting Motels are located in Holbrook, Winslow, Flagstaff and Williams, Arizona. Barstow, California and Continental Divide, San Fidel Interchange, West Albuquerque and Santa Rosa in New Mexico (all on Interstate 40)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Safari Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

Ed O' Leary's Safari Motel
Miami Beach, Florida
Motel Rooms - Kitchenette
200' Private Beach
Olympic swimming pool. Air-conditioned, heated. Cocktail lounge - Restaurant. TV room - free Parking. Member of Quality Courts United.

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sawyer
RFD #2 Haverhill, Massachusetts on November 11, 1957:

Sunday PM 11/10/57
Hi: Have had a good week her e- moving on tomorrow probably to Palm Beach - hope to June & Vance before I Leave there. Plan on going to St. Pete for a few days also before heading North.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Watertown, New York

Interstate 81 and NYS Rt. 3
Watertown, N.Y.
72 Modern Air Conditioned Units. Executive Type Rooms with Tub Showers, King size double beds, and 24 hour switchboard telephone service.Meeting room facilities - Heated swimming pool - ample free parking - Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge and Banquet Facilities - Room Service.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Executive Inn - Tucson, Arizona

333 West Drachman Street
Tucson, Arizona 85705
Facilities: Extra large rooms - King or double double beds available - Color TV - Direct Dial phones in each unit - Connecting rooms available - Completely air-conditioned - Heated pool - Banquet rooms - Cocktail lounge - Entertainment/dancing nightly - Westwood dining room - Points of interest: Old Tucson "Movie Set" - University of Arizona - World famous Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Kitt Peak, solar telescope - Colossal Cave - Accessible to many golf courses, tennis courts.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Barnesville Court - Barnesville, Georgia

Barnesville Court - Barnesville, Georgia

Recommended by Duncan Hines
Barnesville, Georgia
Completely Air Conditioned - TV in Rooms - On U.S. 341 and Georgia 7, Bypass Macon to U.S. 41 at Perry, Georgia. AAA Approved. Phone 710.

Kidwell's Modern Motel - Georgetown, Kentucky

Sandwiches and Shop
Breakfast a Specialty
6 Miles North of Georgetown, Ky.
U.S. 25 Phone 983-M

Sand-O-Land - Daytona Beach, Florida

Modern Private Baths, Connecting Baths, Tile Showers, Oil Furnace. Convenient to everything. Telephone 5206. Dir. and Mrs. F.J. Marshall, Owners, Managers. 126 South Ridgewood Avenue. (U.S. No. 1), Daytona Beach, Florida

Best Western University Inn - Canton, New York

Best Western University Inn - Canton, New York

Route 11, Canton, New York 13617
The University Inn is located adjacent to St. Lawrence University and is the North Country's finest motor inn. Superb accommodations with luxury suites available, color cable TV, phones, air conditioning, swimming pool and on-premise 18-golf course. Full service dining room and banquet facilities to accommodate 10 to 250 people. Golf and ski packages available.

Berry Bowl Motel and Cafe - Independence, Louisiana

Berry Bowl Motel and Cafe - Independence, Louisiana

In the Heart of the Strawberry Belt
On U.S. Hiway 51
Independence, Louisiana
Tile Baths - Beauty Rest Mattresses - Vented Heat - Air-Conditioned
Phones 6571-4691
Approved Member of AAA

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Heiress Motel - Barre, Vermont

1 Mile West on U.S. Route 302
at 573 N. Main St.
A modern 24 units motel with large, pleasant rooms, 5 channel TV, combination or shower bath, telephones, air conditioning, clock radios, carpets, coffee. Swimming pool.
Open year 'round. AAA Approved.
Jerry Routhier - Prop.

Mailed from Vermont to Mr. & Mrs. Mark Denlinger of Paradise, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1973:

Dear Ruth & Mark,
We stayed here on Wednesday night. Motels are filled up. The leaves are beautiful. Today is a lovely day. Many folks are leaving. We have been at the Long House since Thurday evening. We are meeting alot of "nice" people. Marvin's parents are enjoying it too. Today we want to hike to enjoy some of this good mountain air. We eating two good meals and not getting enough exercise. Did you get away on a vacation yet? Love, Marvin & Betty

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Buckeye Motel - Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Motel - Columbus, Ohio

1300 Harrisburg Pike
BRoadway 9-7427
Columbus 23, Ohio
Located on U.S. Route 62 - Ohio Route #3
10 Min. From Downtown Columbus
16 Ultra-Modern Rooms - Air Conditioning - Beautyrest Mattresses - Free TV - Private Bath. Convenient to Restaurant and Recreational Facilities.

Jack Tar Beach House - Destin, Florida

In the Center of Florida's Silver Beaches
P.O. Box 297
Destin, Florida
Telephone: TErrace 7-2531
Fifteen Miles East of Fort Walton
U.S. Highway #98
Beach and Pool Swimming - Recreation - Entertainment - Lounge - TV - Air Conditioned - Cottages, Kitchenettes and Family Rooms - Children Welcome - Room Service - Excellent Food.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Camellia Court - Citronelle, Alabama

Camellia Court - Citronelle, Alabama

35 Miles North of Mobile, Alabama, on Highway 45.
Direct Route from Chicago, Illinois, to Miami, Florida.

Las Vegas Motor Hotel - Montgomery, Alabama

U.S. Highways 31 South - 80 West
Montgomery's (Ala.) Newest, Finest & Only Suburban Hotel - Circulating Ice Water - Full Hotel Service - 100% Air-Conditioned - Fireproof - Popular Rates - Fines Restaurants - Phone 3-5703. AAA Approved.

Travelodge - Lake Park, Florida

Located on U.S. #1
1025 North Federal Hwy.
Lake Park, Florida
Near The Palm Beaches
Efficiencies - Color TV - Heated Pool - Central Air-Conditioning - Direct Dial System - 109 Units - Ranch House Restaurant - Intimate Cocktail Lounge.
Banquet & Conference Rooms

Park Bay View M/Hotel - Geraldton, Ontario

Located 2 miles east of Geraldton. Modern Motel - Hotel and Restaurant. Single and double units - bath and showers - phones - electric heat. Restaurant noted for home cooked meals.
Write Box 475
Hwy. 11, Geraldton, Ontario
Prop. - Jean Paul Gosselin