Monday, October 31, 2011

Redwood Motel and Coffee Shop - South Burlington, Vermont

South Burlington, Vermont
on U.S. Route 7, Near Interstate 89
57 New Ultra-Modern Units - luxurious Penthouse - Room of tomorrow - 4-room Prestige Suite - Famous Vermont Breakfast - Beautiful rooms feature Simmons furniture - Ceramic Tile Showers and Baths - Free Cable TV and AM/FM radio - Phones in all rooms - completely Air-Conditioned - Sound Proof - Wall-to-wall carpet - Heated 53' Swimming Pool - Stereo and Phone at Poolside - Open all year.
AAA Approved. Mobil card accepted

Holiday East Motor Hotel - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

For the rest of your life....
HOLIDAY EAST along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at Harrisburg East Interchange. Luxuriate in comfort in large, beautifully furnished, comfortable rooms. Singles, double and studio styles. All have air-conditioning, TV and telephone. Swimming pool. Excellent coffee shop and restaurant. Also Holiday West at Gettysburg Interchange, where excellent facilities are available for conventions and sales meeting. For reservations write, P.O. Box 1092, Harrisburg, Pa.

Holiday Inn East - Columbus, Ohio

4801 East Broad (near U.S. Hwy. 40)
Columbus, Ohio
For your convenience this beautiful Holiday Inn, only two miles from the airport, features The Hunt Dining Room and The Red Fox Tavern.

Holiday Inn East - Lexington, Kentucky

In the heart of the Blue Grass Country
Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge
826 New Circle Road
Lexington, Kentucky

Ramada Inn - Salina, Kansas

Jct. I-70 and U.S. 81 North
Phone TA 5-1571
109 New and beautiful rooms & suites - 24 hour direct dial telephones - Heated swimming pool - Restaurant - Private Club - TV, Radio & Muzak in each room - Free Teletype Service.

El Camino Motel - Riverside, California

El Camino Motel - Riverside, California

Rt. 6 Box 323
PHONE 2408 or 2405
(AAA) El Camino Motel, 1616 E. 8th St., on U.S. 60 and 395; located in an orange grove. 24 de luxe units, each with private tile shower, toilet and lavatory; eight rooms with twin beds. Beautiful Monterey furniture; fully carpeted floors. All of the units are steam heated and insulated. Attractive lounge with open fireplace. Hotel service. Frank L. Kinney, Managing Owner.

El Camino Motel - Riverside, California

Rt. 6 Box 323
PHONE 2408 or 2405
(AAA) El Camino Motel, 1616 E. 8th St., on U.S. 60 and 395; located in an orange grove. 24 de luxe units, each with private tile shower, toilet and lavatory; eight rooms with twin beds. Beautiful Monterey furniture; fully carpeted floors. All of the units are steam heated and insulated. Attractive lounge with open fireplace. Hotel service. Frank L. Kinney, Managing Owner.

Quality Inn Austin South - Austin, Texas

2200 South Interregional
Austin, Texas 78751
178 Beautiful Rooms - 4 Luxurious Suites - Crosstails Restaurant - Complete Meeting and Catering Services for up to 700 people - Heated Pool and Delightful Patio Area - Complimentary limousine service from the airport - 5 minutes from the Capitol and LBJ Library - Free Parking - All Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Sheraton-Columbus Motor Hotel - Columbus, Ohio

In the heart of Ohio's capital city. One of the nation's most advanced hotels; with the Compass Points Restaurants offering unmatched cuisine and a panoramic view of the city; year-round lagoon swimming pool and street garage; at Third and Gay Streets. Free parking. Family plans.
Insured Reservations Confirmed in Seconds via Sheraton's exclusive "Reservatron II"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Porter House - Show Low, Arizona

A new concept in motels
Highways 60-77-173-160-789
Show Low, Arizona
Member of AAA
Gateway to White Mountains
Summer - Winter - Vacation - Sports - Hunting - Fishing - Water and Snow Skiing - TV - Room Phones - Room Service. Carte Blanche, American Express and the Diners' Club cards accepted.

Mailed from Show Low, Arizona to Mrs. Thos. F. Witt of Olivia, Minnesota on January 28, 1963:

Dear Babs
Here at 5 PM today & nice place. Get to Elsies early tomorrow, only about 160-70 miles to go. All OK but a bit tired of driving. Crossed the Cont. Divide today - saw lots of dead craters & lots of lava. - Dad

Golden Nugget Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

"A Golden Vision in the Sun"
Miami Beach, Florida
Completely air-conditioned and heated - 120 rooms and efficiencies - 2 pools - 400 feet of private beach - Coffee Shop - Dining Room - Cocktail Lounge - Children's facilities - Free Parking - Boat Docks - Tennis Courts - Putting Green - Free Radio in every Room.

Mohawk Motor Inn - Cincinnati, Ohio

2880 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
Dining Room - Meeting Room - Executive Suites
Buffalo, N.Y. - Saracuse, N.Y. - Rochester, N.Y. - Philadelphia, Pa. - Baltimore, Md. - Indianapolis, Ind.

Holiday Inn - Saratoga Springs, New York

U.S. Highway 9 near I-87
Broadway and Circular Street
Holiday Inn beckons you to Saratoga Springs - the city of mineral waters, the capital of thoroughbred racing, and the home of Skidmore College and the National Museum of Racing. Dine in the beautiful Saratoga Room Restaurant. Holiday Inn's convention facilities seat over 800 persons banquet style.

Holiday Inn Central - Knoxville, Tennessee

Dale Avenue at 17th Street
This beautiful new addition to the Knoxville area Holiday Inns offers the finest in comfort, convenience and service.

Mailed from Knoxville, Tennessee to Mrs. George CiFrancis of Steubenville, Ohio on August 31, 1971:

Our room was on the 4th floor and I rode the elevator. So there. - Josephine

Blue Ridge Motel - Front Royal, Virginia

Blue Ridge Motel - Front Royal, Virginia

Southern Hospitality! North town limits, 14th and Shenandoah Ave., 27 units, tiled baths, air conditioned; TV, large swimming pool and playground; pets allowed. Restaurants nearby. Co-owners: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Knowles. Tel. Front Royal MElrose 5-3210. AAA Approved.

Blue Skies Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

Blue Skies Motel - Clearwater Beach, Florida

406 Poinsettia Avenue
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Efficiency apartments and hotel rooms. Air-conditioned and heated. Just a few steps to Florida's finest beach; to the fishing fleet, fine restaurants, and shopping areas.
E.F. Davenport - Owner
E.T. Walton - Manager

Motel Aqua Marina - Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

A Brand New Modern First Class Resort in Mazatlan. Swimming Pool with Treated Fresh Water. Restaurant, Bar, 9 Hole Putting Green.
P.O. Box 301
Tel. 37-48
Mazatlan Sin., Mex

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dolphin Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

Dolphin Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

1350 34th St. North
(Highway U.S. 19)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Beautifully furnished rooms, efficiencies, and apartments. Tile baths. Heated and air-conditioned. TV in all units. Maid service. Eleven blocks from shopping district. Coffee shop, and shuffleboard on premises. The center of all vacation activity.

Motel 10 & 52 - St. Cloud, Minnesota

On Hwys 10 & 52. Carpeted floors, TV and Phones, comb. Tub and Showers, Hot water baseboard heat, Thermostatically controlled, a good rest assured. AAA Approved.
Charles Bohnen, Owner & Operator

Mailed from Stevensville, Michigan to Mr. & Mrs. J Heringer of Anamoose, North Dakota on June 25, 1959:

Stopped at St. Cloud overnight Sunday and got home 8:30 Monday Eve. tired, but everything under control. We all had a wonderful time and sure hope you all will recover & get back to normal, after having such a crowd.
Martha & Alfred

Holiday Inn - Fresno, California

4278 W. Ashlan at 99 Freeway
Whether you stay a week or a night, you'll never enjoy it more than at the Holiday Inn of Fresno.

The Shanty Motel - Havre, Montana

838 1st St. (U.S. 2 & 87) - Havre, Montana
A very attractive ranch style motel of 40 modern units with showers and combination baths. Some kitchenettes. TV, telephones and radios, and featuring an "Esther Williams" swimming pool. New modern restaurant with bar and lounge in Connection. One of the finest and most complete motels in Montana. AAA Approved.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ramada Inn - Minot, North Dakota

Highway 83 North
Swimming Pool - Airport Courtesy Car
The Ramada Inn Roadside Hotel with 104 luxurious guest rooms, all with TV, Radio and Air Conditioning. Also a coffee shop, dining room, and beautiful Candlelight Lounge with entertainment nightly.

College View Court-Hotel - Waco, Texas

College View Court-Hotel - Waco, Texas

1123-27 Elm Ave., Waco, Texas
Waco's Finest for Negroes.
Located in most exclusive district - 35 modern rooms, tile baths - air conditioned.
Prof. J.W. Yancy, II, Owner

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sleepy Hollow Motel - Mankato, Kansas

Where the East ends and the West Begins
Phone FR 8-3641 - Mankato, Kansas
U.S. Highway 36 East Mankato
Room Phones - Television - Refrigerated Air

Written on the back:
Tommy, Martin & Maude 5/16/1963

Blue Moon Lodge - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Blue Moon Lodge - Colorado Springs, Colorado

1018 S. Nevada Ave.
Highways 85-87
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Spacious Garages - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Panel Ray Heating - Tile Baths - Rubber Foam Mattresses

Crown Motel & Cottages - Cameron, Missouri

Crown Motel & Cottages - Cameron, Missouri

Approved by State Board of Health
AAA Approved
17 Units - 17 Baths
Cool in Summer
Steam Heated in Winter

The Melrose Motel - Prospect, Kentucky

Prospect, Kentucky
Phone: Harrods Creek 68
Here, amid lovely Kentucky Bluegrass scenery, 9 1/2 miles from the noises of the city, located on spacious grounds with a practice golf course and children's playground is a beautiful motel with 30 distinctive, personalized rooms, bridal suite, one, tow, three room suites with kitchenettes. Air-conditioned throughout, steam heat, wall-to-wall carpeting, free radios, TV, and rooms for commercial men. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Adjoining is Melrose Inn - Serving fine food.

Cherry Hill Inn - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill Inn - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Just a Few Minutes from Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike on Route 38.
(5 miles from Philadelphia-Camden Bridge)
One of the Seven Wonderful Inns of the World.
Completely air-conditioned Cherry Hill Inn combines the best features of a hotel, motel and resort. Fascinating new Convention Building feature the most extensive and modern function rooms accommodating groups from 10 to 1000. Magnificent restaurant, bar and cocktail lounge. Year round swimming pool - golf nearby.

Cherry Hill Inn and Lodge - Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Rt. 38
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Two of the Seven Wonderful Inns of the World.
500 beautifully appointed rooms in Inn and Lodge combined.
Magnificent cuisine, from buffets to banquets.
All-weather heated swimming pool, badminton, horseshoes, croquet, volleyball, with golf club just five minutes away
15 minutes from center city Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell

Mailed from North Suburban, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on December 28, 1977:

Tina Capuzzi
xxxxx Medinah
Medinah, Illinois 60157
Age: 11

New Oregon Motel & Restaurant - Eugene, Oregon

1655 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Across Franklin Blvd. from University of Oregon Campus
72 Units, individually controlled heat and air conditioning
Covered Parking
Heated Pool
One Day Laundry and Dry Cleaning - Family Units - Free Television - Coffee - Display and meeting Rooms
Taxi Available Anytime
All at Sensible Rates
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Cee Motel - Deming, New Mexico

Cee Motel - Deming, New Mexico

West Side - On U.S. Highways 70 and 80
Refrigerated Air Conditioned - All Units. Automatic Heat. Large, Comfortable, home-like rooms...excellently furnished. Carpeted...with beautifully appointed tiled baths. Complete accommodations from single units to family suites.
Cadmus and Ruth Wallace - Owners-Managers.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Congress Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Congress Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 30 - 4 Miles East of Lancaster, Penna.
Phone EX. 7-3871
72 modern units - each with tub and shower, ceramic tile bath with vanity, TV, telephones, wall to wall carpeting, Massage-A-Matic mattresses and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.
Member of Congress of Motor Hotels and AAA approved. American Express, the Diners' Club and Hilton Carte Blanche credit cards accepted.

Holiday Inn - Roanoke, Virginia

Intersection U.S. Rt. 11, 220 & 117
2 Miles North of Roanoke, Va.
TV - Swimming Pool - Air Conditioned
French Provincial Decor
"Your Host From Coast to Coast"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cadillac Motel - Florence, South Carolina

Cadillac Motel - Florence, South Carolina

Two miles North of town.
U.S. Highway 301 and 76.
30 modern rooms with private tile baths, wall-to-wall carpet, air-conditioned, TV, telephones and electric heat.
Home of the famous "Fireplace Restaurant" Large swimming pool and dining rooms.
Phone or write box 645, Florence, South Carolina
Owner Operated

Tradewinds Motel - Homestead, Florida

846 N. Krome Ave.
Homestead, Florida
Air-Conditioned Accommodations. Located at Gateway to Everglades National Park and Florida Keys. 129 miles from Key West - Close to Good Restaurant, Beach and numerous attractions. Spend a Quiet and Restful night at
Phone CI 7-5050

Saturday, October 15, 2011

O'Hare Concord Motor Inn - Des Plaines, Illinois

6565 No. Mannheim Rd.
Des Plaines, Illinois
Adjacent to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. View of Lobby - 200 luxurious rooms

Holiday Inn North - Des Moines, Iowa

3501 East 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
1 Mile South of Interstate 80 and U.S. 6 on U.S. 69
Cocktail Lounge - 24-hour restaurant
Giant heated swimming pool
Color TV in every room
Complete hotel and convention service

Patrick Henry Motor Lodge - Latta, South Carolina

On U.S. Highway 301 - 501 - 95
Latta, South Carolina
16 Modern Units - Air Conditioned - Electric Heat - T.V. in Each Room - Wall-to-Wall Carpet - All Tiled Baths - Tub and Shower - In Heart of Town - Theatre - Glass Haven Restaurant Nearby. 40' Swimming Pool. D.D. Roper, Owner-Operator. AAA Approved.

Quality Inn - Rawlins, Wyoming

1617 West Spruce
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
Home of the famous Golden Spike Restaurant, Iron Horse Lounge, Little Red Caboose Gift Shop. Facilities available for all needs of the traveler.

Travelers Motel - Elko, Nevada

On U. S. 40 East of Business District.
Air conditioned. Hot water heat, Wall-to-wall carpeting, all tiled combination tubs and showers. TV. AAA Approved

Holiday Inn West - Macon, Georgia

Interstate 475 & U.S. 80
Whether you stay a day or a week, you'll never enjoy it more than at this beautiful new Holiday Inn.

Sun and Surf Apartments and Bungalows - Wildwood, New Jersey

Via Flickr:
Taylor Avenue at Ocean
Wildwood by the Sea, N.J.

Writing on the back:
Saw this. Summer of 1969! Patsy

Holiday Inn - Brockton, Massachusetts

Routes 24 & 27 at Westgate Drive
Whether you stay a day or a week or a month, you'll never enjoy it more than at this beautiful Holiday Inn.

Arnold's Motel - Fairfield, Maine

Arnold's Motel - Fairfield, Maine

Between Waterville and Fairfield, Maine
On Routes U.S. 201, 11 and 100, 2 miles South of Fairfield Interchange Interstate 95. Air Conditioned - TV - Radios - Telephones Heated Pool - Coffee Shop - Thermostatically Controlled Hot Water Heat.
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel

Carousel Inn - Watseka, Illinois

Carousel Inn - Watseka, Illinois

Carousel Inn and Sirloin Steak House
East on Highway 24 & 1
Watseka, Illinois 60970

Mailed from Watseka, Illinois to Miss Lynn Jannasch of South Bend, Indiana on June 29, 1971:

We stayed here last night.
Love Ricky.

Ranger Motel - Laramie, Wyoming

Ranger Motel - Laramie, Wyoming

469 No. Third
U.S. Highway 30
Interstate 80 and 287
Laramie, Wyoming
Open all Year - 24 hours service-46 Units-Ceramic Tiled Baths-Room Telephones - Free Radios and TV - Wall to Wall Carpeting - 3 Blocks from Center of Town - American Express, Diner's Club, and Hilton Carte Blanche Credit Cards accepted.
Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Richard, Owners & Operators.
AAA Approved. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels.

Del-Mar Apartments - Wildwood, New Jersey

Del-Mar Apartments - Wildwood, New Jersey

1804 Ocean Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey
"Fifty Feet From the Beach"
1 and 2 Bedroom Apts. with Living Room, Modern Bathroom and Fully Equipped Kitchens, Free Parking, Shuffleboard, Lounging Chairs and Umbrellas, Television in every unit.
Owner-Managed by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller
22 Melrose Dr., Pine Hill, N.J.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Royal Motel - Miami, Florida

7600 S.W. 8th St., Miami, Florida
On U.S. Rt. 41, at city limits. 28 units, new, modern, air-conditioned rooms. Swimming pool. Hot water heat. Near restaurants, shopping center, sporting events and Coral Gables. Ample parking. Wm. H. Strecker, Owner. Phone MO 1-9394. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Mailed from Miami, Florida to Mrs. O. Willey of Chicago, Illinois on February 18, 1957:

Down here is the place to come. So many older people live here. So little expenses. SO many things to enjoy. They claim it adds 10 years to your life. My vacation here has been wonderful. Hope you both are well.
Luella B.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Pacifica - Stockton, California

443 Glendora
Stockton, California
Air Conditioned - Badminton Court - Shuffle Board - Heated Pool
1 and 2 Bedroom Deluxe apartments
Carpeted throughout
Built-in Electric kitchens
Near transportation and shopping

Hatteras Inn Cabanas - Hatteras, North Carolina

Hatteras Island newest and finest
"Ocean Side"
Equipped for everything for that overnight stay, or the week long fishing or relaxing. Cabanas are equipped with Air conditioning - Hot water - Bath with shower and tub - Refrigerator and range. Plus all the comforts and hospitality of a quality home.