Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Miami Springs Villas - Miami Springs, Florida

500 Deer Run
Miami Springs, Florida
Luxuriously Furnished - Air Conditioned - Heated - Private Bath - Sound Proof - Maid Service - Quiet Atmosphere - Parking Facilities.
Art Bruns - Managing Director
Phone TU 8-4521

Edson Motel - Miami, Florida

Edson Motel - Miami, Florida

70 S.W. 7th Street
Miami, Florida
A Home Away From Home
Individual completely furnished efficiencies accommodating 1 to 5 persons. Electric Heat. Air Conditioning and TV. Rent by day, week, month, season.
Grace and Edson Smith - Owner Mgr.

The Golden Tee Resort Lodge - Morro Bay, California

19 Country Club Road
Morro Bay, California
Member of the Best Western Motels
98 Deluxe Units - Dining Room - Direct Dial telephones - Convention Facilities - Cocktail Lounge - Banquet Rooms
Adjacent to:
18-hole Golf Course (Public)
30 Miles to Hearst Castle and Morro Bay State Park

Highland Court - Fayetteville, North Carolina

On U.S. 301, two miles south of downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. 18 luxurious air-conditioned rooms, all with tile baths (tub and shower), hot water heat. Wall-to-wall carpets, Simmons furniture, free TV and room telephones, Beautyrest mattresses, swimming pool, Howard Johnson restaurant opposite and Belair restaurant adjoining. Near Fort Bragg.
W.C. Coleman, Owner
Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Bradshaw, Resident Managers
Mail Address: 2502 Gillespie Street
P.O. Box 3005, Fayetteville, N.C. 28306

Glasgow Motel - Glasgow, Kentucky

1 Block off 31-E on 90, Glasgow, Ky.
21 Brick Units, Air-Conditioned, Hot Water and Electric Heat - Wall-to-Wall Carpets - Tile Baths - Tub and shower. Free TV and Radio in each room. Beautyrest Mattresses - 20 Miles to Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park - Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pedigo - owners and operators. AAA Approved

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Keno Motel #2 - Reno, Nevada

331 West Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
One block to town. Free TV and Ice. Beautyrest mattresses, bathtubs and showers. Family units. Baby sitters available.

Cabana Motel - Reno, Nevada

Cabana Motel - Reno, Nevada

370 West Street
Reno, Nevada
At Interstate 80. One block to Casinos. Free TV, Coffee and Ice. Phones in Rooms. No charge for local calls. Air conditioned. Individual heat. AAA Approved. Diners' Club and Carte Blanche accepted

Monday, September 26, 2011

Welsh Motor Court/Erin Plaza Court and Hotel - Ogallala, Nebraska

31 steam heated and air cooled cottages. All with individual tile baths. Three sets of twin beds and ten apartments with two bedrooms. Will accommodate 96 persons. Two blocks from theaters and cafes.
Reservations held only until 9 PM
Recommended by Duncan Hines, United Motor Court and AAA
PHONES: 386 and 215

Ogallala, Nebraska
Ph. 215
50 Air Conditioned Units - Spanish Architecture - Carpeted Rooms - Tile Baths - 50 Steam Heated Units. E.E. Murray, General Manager. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines.

Mailed from Grand Island, nebraska to Mrs. H.H. Smith of Zanesville, Ohio on September 5, 1959:

Fri Night
Dear Mother,
We left Rocky Mt. National Park after lunch today & got this far. Karl wants to get home tomorrow night, but it will be a long, long drive. We've had a wonderful time & have had no mishaps. Two nights ago we decided to camp out in the mountains & just about froze. There was ice in our wash basin in the morning. But it's hot here in Nebraska. Love, Margaret.

New Stanton Motel - New Stanton, Pennsylvania

1/4 Mile South
Pa. Turnpike Interchange on Route 119
New Stanton, Pa.
New Brick Court of Original Design
Latest Accommodations - For Your Assurance of a Restful Nite
Phone: WAlker 5-7606

One half mi. S.W. of Pa. Turnpike exit 8 on Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 119.
AAA and Superior recommended
Box 225, New Stanton, Pa. 15672

Cardinal Motel - New Stanton, Pennsylvania

Cardinal Motel - New Stanton, Pennsylvania

1/4 mile south of New Stanton interchange of Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Ultra Modern Rooms with ceramic Tile Baths, completely carpeted and beautifully furnished. All units have television and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.
Restaurant directly across the street - Family rates
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Baur Jr. - Owners

Writing on the back:
We stayed here Monday - August 4, '69 - Patsy

Bay Breeze Motel - Traverse City, Michigan

Bay Breeze Motel - Traverse City, Michigan

828 East Front St.
Traverse City, Michigan
On U.S. 31, M72 &37 in City
Across from Municipal Park with shuffleboard and tennis courts. Sunbathing, swimming on beautiful Grand Traverse Bay. 12 modern units - air-conditioned - TV & FM Radio - phones - hot water heat. Close to good eating place. Your home away from home. Credit cards honored.
Frank & Dorothy Chapman

Mailed from Traverse City, Michigan to Mrs. George Larkins of Sebring, Ohio on October 8, 1969:

Hai Dot -
Stayed Monday Nite in Niles, Mich. and am stopping here tonite. Rained last nite and tonite. Having a nice time and am feeling OK. How's Petey? Hello to all!

Holiday Inn - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

3355 N. Federal Highway (U.S. 1) 33306
Pool - Putting Green - Shuffleboard - Restaurant - Lounge - Playground - Meeting Rooms

Mailed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Dan Irving of Sebring, Ohio on February 11, 1974:

Hi! Sorry I missed you both that one day but left you a note. My aunt in Canton died & we were over to funeral so stopped to see you. Weather is great her. As ever - Jean

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Travelodge - Twin Falls, Idaho

Downtown off Main Street
248 2nd Ave. West
Twin Falls, Idaho
Beautiful & Modern - 40 Units - Electric Heat - Cooled by Refrigeration - Room Phones - Cable TV - Radios - Heated Pool - Family Units - Connecting Rooms - Baby Cribs - Restaurants Close.

Mission Motel - Boise, Idaho

On U.S. Highways 20-26-30 - W. side of Town
27 Units - Restaurant - Lounge
Set Among Spacious Lawns
Large Comfortable 1 & 2 Room Units
Also Smaller 1 & 2 Room Units
Kitchenettes - Central Heat - Room Phones
Television & Radios - Phone 2-6591
Boise Headquarters for Tourists, Sportsmen & Commercial Men.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Olentangy Inn - Columbus, Ohio

1299 Olentangy River Road
Columbus 12, Ohio
Phone AX 4-5211
"An Alsonett Hotel"
5 minutes from downtown Columbus. 5 blocks from Ohio State University Stadium. 118 rooms - all air-conditioned with TV. Coffee Shop. Dining rooms, French Side-Walk Cafe. Year 'round swimming pool. Cocktail Lounge with entertainment. Banquet and meeting room facilities.

Holiday Inn - Richmond, Kentucky

Corner I-75 and Lancaster Eastern Bypass
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations

Holiday Inn - Waterbury, Connecticut

88 South Elm at Union
In traditional Connecticut, enjoy the fine traditions of comfort, convenience, and service at this beautiful Holiday Inn in Waterbury.

Penn Manor Motel - Bedford, Pennsylvania

U.S. 220
Every luxuriant feature of modern motel living - In The Heart of Pennsylvania's Picturesque Allegheny Mountains! Each lovely guest room has wall-to-wall carpeting, Individually-controlled heat and air-conditioning, personal phone, Color TV, ceramic tile bath. Heated pool and wading pool. Only 2 miles from charming, historic Bedford Village, and the Fort Bedford Museum. Excellent Hunting, Boating, Fishing and Golf facilities within a few miles of the Manor.

Marriott Motor Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

City Ave. off Schuykill Expwy.
Minutes from 30th Street Station, International Airport and downtown Philadelphia. Beautifully appointed guest-rooms. Specialty Restaurants and Cocktail Lounges. Convention Facilities.

City Ave. off Schuylkill Expwy.
Philadelphia, Penna. 19131
The exotic Kona Kai Polynesian restaurant and cocktail lounge features authentic food and drinks served in a romantic South Seas atmosphere. Beautifully appointed guestrooms. Convention facilities.

Davis Plaza Motel - Lima, Ohio

Davis Plaza Motel - Lima, Ohio

E. edge of City Limits at Junc. of Interstate 75, U.S. 25, U.S. 30-South and Ohio 117 Highways.
32 Modern Units All Air Conditioned - with Phone and TV.
Swimming Pool - Putting Green - Conference Lounge - Coffee Bar - Fine Restaurants Nearby - Close to O.S.U. Branch, Airport, Golf Courses, Fairgrounds and major industries. AAA Approved.

Holiday Inn - Bloomington, Indiana

State Highway 37, North
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations - Home of Indiana University

Camelot Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Camelot Motel - Atlantic City, New Jersey

605 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, N.J.
Conveniently located to theatres, Beach & Steel Pier - Free TV & Hi-Fi - Air conditioning in every room - Continental Breakfast - Sun Deck.

Magic Isle Apt. Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

16785 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach 41, Florida
100% Air Conditioned - Heated..Large Spacious Rooms & Apartments. Private Tiled Baths & Showers. Coffee Shop...Cocktail Lounge...Private Beach...Swimming Pool...Free Parking. Near Shopping.
Tel. 81-6-2641

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Browns Store in Mishawaka, Indiana on January 22, 1953:

Hi Folks,
Arrived 11 a.m. All Settled, feeling fine. Had a good trip. A little cool here but nice.
Neal & Jeanne

16875 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach 41, Florida
100% Air-Conditioned, Heated
Large Spacious Rooms & Apartments - Private Tiled Bath and Showers - Coffee Shoppe - Cocktail Lounge
Near Shopping

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ralph's Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

124 Burdette St.
Two Blocks East of the New Straits of Mackinac Bridge Approach
St. ignace, Michigan
We Welcome You to the Gateway to Michigan's Beautiful Upper Peninsula
New Double Decker Units Luxuriously Furnished and Carpeted. Accommodates 2 to 6 guests. Ceramic Tile Baths. Most with Tub & Shower Combinations. Hot Water & Electric Heat. Free TV. Near excellent Restaurants & Entertainment. Phone St. Ignace 1074. "THE RALPHS"

Mailed from Mackinac Island, Michigan to Mrs. Monroe Stanley of Stevensville, Michigan on August 27, 1963:

Hello Caroline & All -
We didn't make it to "Smoky" by went up to Portage & The Dells then came up here. Making a real trip of it. Will stay 2 more days & home again. The last in Mich for me. Love, Winnie

Chalet North Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

Chalet North Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

1140 North State St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781
The hospitality motel of St. Ignace overlooking Mackinac Island. 70 luxury rooms, air-conditioned, heated pool, sauna, color cable TV, HBO, indoor game room, nature trails. Picnic area, barbeques, children's playground. Private sandy beach. Electric Heat.

Del Mar Motel and Apartments - Daytona Beach, Florida

Del Mar Motel and Apartments - Daytona Beach, Florida

805 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32018
100 ft. from the World's Most famous Beach! Located in fashionable Seabreeze, the heart of the convention are and all major attractions. 24 rental units, 1-2 & 3 bedroom apts. Ideal for large groups or families. By week, month or season.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mar-Del Motel - DeLand, Florida

In Orange Grove
On U.S. Routes 17 & 92 one block north of city limits.
DeLand, Florida
Home of Stetson University
22 miles to Daytona Beach and near the banks of the St. John's River, Florid'a best fishing.
1010 North Blvd., DeLand, Florida
Phone Redwood 4-0670

Mailed from Jacksonville, Florida to Mrs. William Ritchie of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on June 6, 1960:

Dear Dora Dear:
Monday A.M.
Had a good trip up - seat mate was a the wife of A Rogen Jr. Hi Coach - it's good to see and be with all the family from Atlanta and Tallahassee.
See you later,

The Lincoln Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

1503 South Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Florida
The fabulous new Lincoln Motel is located in the Central Area on the "World's Most Famous Beach." Air-Conditioned - Private Swimming Pool - TV and Room Phones.
Mrs. Robert Utterberg

Holiday Shores Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

Directly on World Famous Daytona Beach
1015 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach's Largest & Finest Motel - Room Controlled Air-Conditioning & Central Heat, Radios & Music - TV & Telephones in all rooms - Daily & Weekly Special rates - Planned Activity - Ocean-front efficiencies & Apartments - Hotel Rooms - Private Balcony - HEATED SWIMMING POOL.
Robert Cordes, Gen. Mgr.

Beach Town Motel & Apts. - Daytona Beach, Florida

Beach Town Motel & Apts. - Daytona Beach, Florida

1022 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida
A1A Highway Directly on the beach with paved parking lot. Modern 2 & 3 bedroom apts. New Motel rooms with air cond. & TV in all units.
Ford & Jean Blevins Owners-Managers

Executive Inn - Dallas, Texas

Located at 3232 W. Mockingbird Lane, at the entrance Municipal Airport (love Field), East of Stemmons Expr'way (U.S. 77) and Harry Hines Boulevard
Telephone: FL-7-5601
200 Air-Conditioned Units - Heated Swimming Pool - Mayfair Dining Room - Jubilee Key Lounge - Coffee Shop - Banquet Facilities
Operated by Executive Inn Motor Hotels Corp.

Crestview Motel - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Crestview Motel - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

"The Soo's Newest and Finest"
Luxurious furnishings - Hot water heat - Tubs and showers - Soundproofed - Wall-to-wall carpeting - Phones in all rooms and some air-conditioned - At foot of Ashmun Hill - Overlooking both Soos, American and Canadian - Open year around. James Lambros, Prop. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 45 Units. AAA Approved.

Writing on the back:
Stayed here 9-2-69
Fehrmanns & Us

Bel-Aire Motel - Sioux City, Iowa

Bel-Aire Motel - Sioux City, Iowa

New - All New - Built in 1956
Sioux City, Iowa
Phone 23206
Hub of all Highways 75-77-141 on 20 East. Television, telephones, Ceramic Tile Bath with Tub and Shower. Wall to Wall Carpet. Silent Central Heating and Air Conditioning. Sound Proof Walls. Off the Highway. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Terrace Motel - Bedford, Pennsylvania

Turn Right off Turnpike on U.S. Highway 220
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Room Phones - Open All Year - Ceramic Tiled Baths, Tub and Shower Combination - Guest Thermostat controlled Hot Water Heat - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Air-Conditioned. Free TV - Swimming Pool. AAA Approved.

Chief Wauseon Motel - Wauseon, Ohio

Chief Wauseon Motel - Wauseon, Ohio

20 Units - AAA Approved
"Chief" Wauseon Motel
Intersection State Routes 2, 20A & 108
1 1/2 Miles South and 1/2 Mile East of Exit 3 on Ohio Turnpike
Television - Air Conditioned
Rt. 2, Box 36, Wauseon, Ohio

Rankin Apt. Motel - Treasure Island, Florida

Rankin Apt. Motel on beautiful TREASURE ISLAND. Ideally located 4 blocks to JOHN'S PASS, across Gulf Blvd. from the safe, spacious, sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico and to the rear Boca Ceiga Bay with row boat for guests. Good fishing! Efficiencies, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all electric kitchens and tile shower. Air cond. optional. Close to shopping. 12321 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, Florida. Phone Charlie or Mary Appel, Owners-Managers, St. Petersburg 22-4711.

Great Lakes Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

In the Pines at Evergreen Shores approximately five miles North of Mackinac Bridge. Single rooms and family units. Showers, tubs, electric heat. Close to a beautiful sandy beach and good eating places. Phone 1142. Joseph and Lydia McGuinty.

Motel Glen Eden - Watkins Glen, New York

21 motel units on South Franklin St., Watkins Glen, N.Y. 1/2 mile south of main entrance to the Beautiful Watkins Glen State Park with 19 waterfalls. N.Y. State Route 14. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Quality Motel Jackson - Jackson, Michigan

Int. 94 & Elm Rd., Exit 141
Jackson, Michigan
Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
113 guest rooms - individually controlled air conditioning and heat - TV - kitchenettes - direct dial telephones - swimming pool - meeting rooms.

Mailed from Jackson, Michigan to Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Phillips of Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 1965:

Sun P.M.
This is where I took Joe & helen to eat today. Good meal except the coffee. Rainy day so I'm "in" now for the night.
Got Dr. Culver's bill - $145.00 - not bad for a specialist. Made a call every day the hospital. - Maryanne

Griffin Motel - Griffin, Georgia

52 Units
Griffin, Georgia
1/2 Mile North City Limit - U.S. Highways 19 and 41
TV - Room Phones - Air-Conditioned
100% Safe Electric and Gas Heat
Swimming and Wading Pools

Mailed from Barnesville, Geogia to Mr. & Mrs. Earl V. Smith of Canton, Ohio on August 12, 1965:

Dear Mother & Dad,
Everyone except Dick went swimming the pool last night - it was great. Went through downtown Atlanta yesterday - very nice. Hope you are both feeling better & "Sox" & "Mac" aren't too much work.
Love, Shirley

Chilhowee Tourist Court - Knoxville, Tennessee

Chilhowee Tourist Court - Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee
P.O. Box 1786
On Tenn. Route 71
6 Miles East of the City
16 Modern Cabins Operated Strictly For Tourists
Phone 3-7686
AAA Approved
Buckles Bros.

Mailed from Knoxville, Tennessee to The Kolson Family of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 1942:

Dear Folks,
Are just outside Knoxville on our way to Gatlinburg. Scenery as pretty as ever. Stopped at out favorite tourist home near Noris Dam. Having nice time. Love, Dorothy & Harry

Chilhowee Tourist Court - Knoxville, Tennessee

6 Miles S.E. of Knoxville on Tenn. 71. The Shortest Route to the Smoky Mountains. 16 rooms with private baths, fans, and electric heaters. Lounge for guests. Phone 3-7686 P.O. Box 1786. AAA Approved.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Suwanee River Motel - Old Town, Florida

For motel reservations, including free swimming in beautiful Fanning Springs to Motel Guests - Please call Trenton, Fla. Hopkins 3-2161. Suwanee River Boat Rides every hour.

Toledo Turnpike Motel - Toledo, Ohio

2325 Reynolds Road
Toledo, Ohio 43614
10 minutes from downtown Toledo. Just north Exit 4, Ohio Turnpike. 120 spacious air-conditioned rooms, TV, telephones in rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms, heated pool. Special accommodations for families and salesmen. For RESERVATIONS, phone TW 3-8701

Mecca Motel - Colorado Springs, Colorado

W. Highway 24
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Me. 4-1922
On U.S. 24
3518 West Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Air-Conditioned by Refrigeration
Twenty-one Modern Units, Showers and Tubs
Heated Swimming Pool, Free TV.