Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beam's Motel and Restaurant - Lufkin, Texas

Beam's Motel and Restaurant - Lufkin, Texas
Hwy. 59 and 69
Lufkin, Texas
Master Charge and Bank Americard Accepted

City Squire Motor Inn - New York, New York

City Squire Motor Inn - New York, New York

Broadway, 51-52nd Streets
New York, N.Y. 10019
A 21 story, 727-room motor inn. Fully air conditioned. On the Great White Way. Free in-hotel parking. Year round swimming pool and Finnish Sauna baths. Famous Red Coach Grill-cocktail lounge. Coffee Shop.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Syl-Va-Lane Motel and Restaurant - Sylvania, Georgia

U.S. Route 301 - South
in City Limits
Sylvania, Georgia
31 Luxurious Rooms, Room Controlled Heat - Air-Conditioning - Room Phones - Television - Swimming Pool - Restaurant. AAA Approved.
C.F. Lane, Owner - J.W. Lovett, Mgr.

Mailed from Sylvania, Georgia to Mrs. Janet Laser c/o Nelson Jewelry of E. Cleveland, Ohio on September 30, 1964:

Hi Laser,
So far we are just driving trying to get to an area where we want to see something. Had rain off & on up until noon today. Now it is just plain hot. Margie

Royal Motor Inn - Baker, Oregon

3rd & Broadway
Baker, Oregon
Tel. JA 3-6324
The newest and finest motel accommodations in Baker. 37 attractively furnished units, executive suites, heated pool, all units air conditioned, TV, phones. Sincere, courteous service. Close to shopping area. Member of the Best Western Motels.

Mailed from Baker, Oregon to Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Sisco of Chula Vista, California on May 29, 1965:

Hi Regina, Your mom wrote to me & sent the clipping of the 1st lady postman there. It was a very nice article and you sure look good as postman. It would be a much better job in Calif. than in Ohio or Indiana. Good luck to you. So sorry your husband isn't well & also that we were not near while in Calif. to call on you. We were so busy and so many around most all of the time and know that you are busy too and I'm sorry I didn't get around to calling you. Time went so fast. We enjoyed visiting Marilyn & family in Hawaii. - Hazel & Geo. Newcomb

3rd & Broadway
Baker, Oregon
One of Baker's finest motel accommodations. 36 attractively furnished units, executive suites, heated pool, air conditioning, color TV, direct dial phones. Sincere, courteous service. Close to shopping area. AAA approved.

Mary-Lynn Motel - Monroe, North Carolina

21 Modern Units
Room Phones - Free Room TV - Air-Conditioned.
Wall-to-Wall Carpet - Bonfire Restaurant Next-Door.
Telephone AT 3-8161 - Monroe, N.C.
Highways U.S. 601 & U.S. 74

This eve. Nov. 2 - 61
We are staying here tonight. Weather fine. Lives are beautifull. We have had wonderfull roads 85 miles on W. Va. Turnpike, Didn't go through Kentucky. Love, Flossie.

Cliff-View Motel - Cincinnati, Ohio

Cliff-View Motel - Cincinnati, Ohio

1 block off I-75 at Hopple Exit
Brand New - Just Completed - Air Conditioned
Free TV, Telephone, Hot Water Heat
5 minutes to: Downtown Cincinnati, Zoo, Crosley Field, Hospitals, University of Cincinnati, Eden Park, Burnett Woods; 20 minutes to Coney Island
Beautiful Scenic View

Mailed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Misses Mary & Sara Moyer of Souderton, Pennsylvania on June 16, 1967:

This is the place where we are staying Mon, night. We had rain until Morgantown. Then we had a nice day. The air was cool when you got out of the car. Arrived in Cinn about 6 o'clock were to church tonight. Made 598 mi. It is almost 11 o'clock and we are getting ready for bed. - Ella/

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dunes Motel - Bend, Oregon

1515 E. 3rd Street, Bend, Ore.
Highway 97
It's entirely new. One of Bend's most attractive and beautifully furnished motels. 30 comfortable units, all with phones and TV. Near shopping areas and recreational advantages.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kona Kai Motel - Anaheim, California

1820 S. West St.
Phone JEfferson 4-5911
Anaheim, California
A Touch of Old Hawaii at Disneyland
Simple rooms to complete apartments. Individually controlled heat and air-conditioning.Heated Pool - Free TV - Hi-Fi - Room Telephones. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines.

Be In - With "The In Crowd"
....Sophisticated Economy....
Walk to Disneyland
1820 S. West St. Anaheim, Calif. 92802
On Convention Center Square
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning - Free TV, Heated Pool - Hi-Fi - Optional Room Telephones - Single Rooms...Family Units....Kitchens...Suites

Bambi Motel - Perry, Florida

Bambi Motel - Perry, Florida

U.S. 19, 17A and 98
Perry, Florida
31 100% Air conditioned units, ceramic tiled baths, tub and shower combinations, electrically heated. Restaurant across the street. T.V. in the rooms, swimming pool, wading pool and playground. Family accommodations. Recommended by AAA and Duncan Hines.

Plaza Motel - Bend, Oregon

Located two blocks from city center; across the street from Pioneer Park on the banks of the famous Deschutes River. Motel units have steam heat, tiled showers, tubs, carpeted, TVs, telephones, extra long beauty rest beds. Quiet off truck route, with ample parking.

Maverick Motel - Bend, Oregon

437 East 3rd
Bend, Oregon 97701
Located on Highway 97, two blocks from Bend Plaza Shopping Center, we have sixty beautiful units, with every convenience for your pleasure - individually controlled heat, direct dial telephones, color television and for your pleasure, a heated pool. An attractive restaurant on the premises adds to the convenience.

Westgate Motel - Tulsa, Oklahoma

2700 W. Skelly Drive
Tulsa, Okla.
On U.S. 66 By Pass and Interstate 44. Phone HI 6-6639. A first class motel at reasonable rates - room phones - free TV and coffee in rooms - refrigerated air-conditioned - wall-to-wall carpeting - tile baths and hospitality plus.

Writing on the back:
We stayed at this motel Monday June 4, 1961 on our way to New York - Conchita & Bill

Old Dominion Motel - Roanoke, Virginia

Air-Conditioning and Heat - Individually Controlled. Tile Baths, Tub and Shower Combination. Wall-To-Wall Carpet. Free TV in Every Room. Family Units. Howard Johnson's Restaurant 1/2 Block. Room Phones. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel
7540 Williamson Rd.
Roanoke, Va.
EM 6-8893
Owner - R.M. Jennings. Mgr. Mrs Mary Fisher

Surf & Sand Hotel - Laguna Beach, California

1465 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, Calif.
Ocean front, private beach, two heated pools. Luxurious Rooms, Suites, Penthouses, featuring complimentary continental breakfast. Home of the Exotic Outrigger Restaurant and within easy reach of Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, and Marineland. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Laguna Beach, California to Mrs. Della Willmot of Ganettsville, Ohio on January 30, 1966:

Dear Grandma,
Just a card to say hello from Laguna Beach, California. John and I have a room at this motel and we'll be here for two night and then go back to Eastern. Boy California is nice.
Love, John

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Homestead Motel - Columbus, Ohio

4182 East Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 4313
Williamsburg Construction - Early American decor throughout 22 spacious rooms. Color TV available. 2 pools, playground, valet service and newspapers. Restaurant next door, golf, bowling and airport nearby. AAA. 5 1/2 miles east of downtown on US 40 close to both I-71 and 70.

Thunderbird Motel - Portland, Oregon

Portland's finest & friendliest
1225 N. Thunderbird Way
BE 5-8311
Portland, Oregon
Panoramic views of the Williamette River, across from the Memorial Coliseum, 5 minutes from downtown Portland and Lloyd Center. Conference rooms, banquet facilities, coffee shop, dining room and lounge with entertainment; 170 air conditioned units with TV and private line telephone.

Treadway Inn - Lebanon, Pennsylvania

70 room structure, four private dining rooms, banquet room, cocktail lounge, swimming pool and cabana units.

Mailed from Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Mrs. Lanani Dessner of Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 1962:

Hi Lan!
We spent the night here. It sure is a beautiful place to stay at. I think maybe I am on my second honeymoon. Haha. I will be leaving this place tomorrow. See you soon.
Shirley & Ed

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Inn on the Park - Toronto, Ontario

A Four Seasons Motor Hotel
Superb international cuisine served in luxurious surroundings...tables beautifully appointed with elegant pewter, intimate candlelight. Floor-to-ceiling wine rack displays finest vintages. Choice prime beef and petit poulet specialties...fully licenced.
Eglinton at Leslie, Toronto (Don Mills) Canada

Stone Crest Motel - Bedford, Pennsylvania

R.D. 2, Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Phone 1184
Located on Route U.S. 220, just north of The Pennsylvania Turnpike at Bedford Interchange. Ceramic Tile Baths - Television in Rooms - Guest Controlled Hot Water Heat - Wall to Wall Carpet - Close to Restaurant. Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Ott, Mgrs. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.

Mailed from Bedford, Pennsylvania to Miss Susan Davison of Upper Montclair, New Jersey on August 6, 1956:

Dear Susan
How are you? Yesterday we went through 4 long tunnels. How's Tiny Tears? Love, Carol

Phone 1184
R.D. #2
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Located on U.S. 220 just North of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Bedford Interchange. 40 Rooms, Front and Rear, Air Conditioned, Guest Controlled Heat, with Ceramic Tile Baths, Wall to Wall Carpet, Room Phone and TV. Close to Restaurant. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ott, Mgrs.

Northland Motel - Waters, Michigan

On U.S. 27 Between Grayling and Gaylord
Exit Interstate 75 at Waters - Then 2 Miles No. Efficiency Units - TV - Guest Lounge with TV - Patio - Shuffleboard - Badminton - Picnic Area - AAA and Duncan Hines Recommended. Write: Waters, Mich.
Owned & Operated by Ted & Evelyn Kramer

Mailed from Michigan to Mr. & Mrs. F.K. Duffy of Steubenville, Ohio on July 29, 1969:

Dear Mama & Dada,
This is the motel we are staying at. We had nice weather until 2:00 & every since it's been storming. We are leaving tomorrow morning for Petoskey. Tell everyone "hello." Love & Kisses, Nity

"Relax in the North Land"
9 Miles South of Gaylord - Exit I-75 at Waters, Mich. 1 1/2 Miles North on U.S. 27
Fireside Guest Lounge - Continental Breakfast During Ski Season - Radio - TV - Carpeting - Efficiencies - Private Beach - Picnic Area - Patio
P.O. Box 96 - Waters, Michigan 49797
AAA Approved.

America West Towne Motor Hotel - Seattle, Washington

2205 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
MAin 2-3434
100 Spacious Rooms, Executive Suites, Color TV and Radios in every room, 24 Hour Switchboard Service, Elevators, Ample Parking, Dining Room and Lounge. Within easy walking distance Seattle Center or Downtown Shopping Area

STATUS: The building was still standing as of 2015, although it is completely empty. It appears to have been a Days Inn before it was abandoned.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Inn - Ozark, Alabama

P.O. Box 411
U.S. Highway 231 and Deese Street
Teletype: Ozark, Ala. 6073-X
Phone: PRospect 4-5166
Free Ice - Baby beds - Dog Kennels - Swimming Pool - 24. hr. Phone - Air Conditioned - Teletype Reservations

Tri-State Motel & Gift Shop - Angola, Indiana

On U.S. 27 at North City Limits
Angola, Indiana
20 rooms. Open year around. Thermostat controlled and central hot water heat. restaurant convenient. TV, carpeting, ceramic tubs and showers, playground, air-conditioning. Recommended by Duncan Hines. AAA Approved. Phone 916.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Imperial '400' Motel - Seattle, Washington

325 Aurora Ave.
Seattle, Wash.
At the Corner of Harrison. America's fastest growing partnership motel chain. Recommended by Diners' Club, American Express and Carte Blanche. Air Refrigeration, Room TV, Kitchens, Room Phones, Heated Pool, Free Coffee. Free advance reservations/coast to coast.

325 Aurora Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98109
Air conditioned rooms, telephones, color TV. Heated swimming pool, free coffee, restaurant adjacent, major credit cards accepted.

Travelodge - Seattle, Washington

Via Flickr:
8th & Bell
2213 8th Avenue
Seattle 1, Washington
Phone: MAin 4-6300
Note world famous space needle in the top picture. We're 6 1/2 blocks from downtown shopping, have dial telephones, free TV, radios, complimentary coffee bar, 3 adjoining restaurants and cocktail lounges for your convenience.

New Town House Motel - Crescent City, California

24 units, free 23" TV in every room, unit control electric heat, near the ocean.
Hiway 101
So. City Limits
Crescent City, Calif.
Phone INgersoll 4-4743

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Driftwood Motel - Ormond Beach, Florida

657 S. Atlantic Avenue
Ormond Beach, Florida 32074
Rooms, efficiencies and apartments, fully air conditioned and heated, cable color TV, direct dial phones and wall-tp-wall carpeting. Large pool, shuffleboard court and barbeque grill. There's always fun in the sun for everyone on our great beach.

Mailed from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Mr & Mrs. Dale Larkins of Sebring, Ohio on June 8, 1984:

Hello -
X marks the spot where were stayed. Tues PM left Myrtle early Tues A.M. Lis came down with Chick. pox Sat. PM. They all were enjoying themselves. How's things in Sebring? Our love to all.
B & A.

Western Hills Hotel - Fort Worth, Texas

This fabulous resort hotel is located at the west entrance to Fort Worth on Highways 80, 180 and 377. Overlooking this beautiful, tropical scene is the terraced dining room of one of the West's most hospitable stop-overs for travelers, vacationers and business men.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fairway Motor Hotel - McAllen, Texas

The new Fairway Motor Hotel, McAllen, Texas, is located on the International Highway to Mexico, only ten minutes from Reynosa on the border. The Fairway affords year-round vacation facilities. Falcon Dam, Padre Island and the mile-high mountains of Mexico are an easy jaunt away. The Fairway is adjacent to the golf course and airport, just outside the downtown McAllen business district. Each of its 82 rooms and suites has its private patio and all are 100% air conditioned with free room TV and radio. The Restaurant is area famous and the hotel is Triple AAA and Master Host Approved.

Landmark Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

20th Avenue at 4th Street, No.
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Across the street from the Famous Sunken Gardens. In town – St. Pete's newest and most modern – free T.V. in rooms – swimming pool - air conditioned – electric heat – cocktail lounge and restaurant adjoining. Phone: 896-4636-7

Buccaneer Motor Lodge - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Buccaneer Motor Lodge - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island - One of Georgia's Golden Isles. Provides Swimming, Golfing, Fishing & Tennis Year 'Round.

Butler Ent., Winston-Salem, N.C.

Buccaneer Motor Lodge - Jekyll Island, Georgia

Spacious accommodations and activity-filled days make this the perfect family resort... located on the beach of historic Jekyll Island, 3500 acres of pure pleasure on the Atlantic. Golfing, swimming, fishing and tennis are yours to enjoy year round on this Golden Isle.

Belle Ingram Motel - Hyannis, Massachusetts

Belle Ingram Motel - Hyannis, Massachusetts

West Main St.
Hyannis, Mass. 02601
Located in the heart of historical Cape Cod. One mile to famous Craigville Beach and Hyannis shopping district. Near Oyster Harbors, Wianno, and Hyannisport golf courses, theaters, and fine eating places.

Merry Acres Motel - Albany, Georgia

In city limits on U.S. Highway 82 West. Completely air conditioned. Phones, radios, wall to carpet. Ten acres of beautiful grounds in quiet residential section. Restaurant adjacent. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Phone HEmlock 2-7481

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sir RuDimar Motel - Anaheim, California

615 W. Katella
Anaheim, California
On the Magic City Around Disneyland
Phone KEystone 5-5445
Your shangri-la in a resort area designed to capture every ingredient for a memorable vacation.

White Pillars Motel - Norwich, Ohio

P.O. Norwich, Ohio
On U.S. Highways 40 and 22
9 Miles East of Zanesville
14 Miles West of Cambridge
Phone Norwich 2-3518
Hot Water Heat - Clean and Comfortable - Beautifully Landscaped.

Presque Isle Motel - Erie, Pennsylvania

2750 W. 8th St.
Alt. Rt. 5
Erie, Pa.
All rooms completely equipped with television - radio - telephone - tub and shower - air conditioning - carpeting. Family units and meeting rooms. 24-hour service. Continental Breakfast. AAA Approved. For reservations call TEmple 3-1116.