Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Betsy Ross Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida

Betsy Ross Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida

On the Ocean at 1440 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
Private pool, Ocean bathing from your door. Wide, sandy beach. Air-conditioned rooms, completely equipped kitchenettes and apartments. Card room - TV room - Solaria. Elevator. In the tradition of Southern Hospitality. 2 blocks to Lincoln Road shopping. JE 4-4651

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Miss R. Greenhouse of Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 1968:

Dear Rebecca
Hope this finds you will. Spending my vacation here. Place & weather are perfect. Regards - Tillie

Hotel Algiers - Miami Beach, Florida

Oceanfront, 25th to 26th Street, Miami Beach
"A World-in-Itself"

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. J. Dutchman of Chicago, Illinois on November 13, 1959:

Finaley got away to get down here for about 10 days. Weather great 80°. Staying in this hotel. Margaret & Roy

Martinique Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida

Directly on the Ocean at 64th St.
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
"Miami Beach's most Popular Resort"

Moulin Rouge Resort Motel - Miami Beach, Florida

41st Street & Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, Florida
100% Air-conditioned and heated, Two swimming pools - Private Dock - Fishing - Boating and Skiing, two elevators - coffee shop and lounge. TV, card and children's play rooms, Free indoor parking.

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rosenfeld of Herkimer, New York on October 17, 1966:

Hi Folks,
Well, Here we are in Miami Beach. The weather is beautiful.
Best Regards,
Nate & Fam

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Iwo Jima Motor Hotel - Arlington, Virginia

On Rt. 50, 1501 Arlington Rd.
Arlington, Virginia 22209
JAckson 4-5000
A luxurious Motor Hotel, completely air conditioned, restaurant, heated swimming pool, TV in every room. One mile from downtown Washington, near Memorial, Roosevelt and Key Bridges, Iwo Jima Statue, and Arlington Cemetery. AAA Approved. A Quality Motel.

Holiday Inn - East Springfield, Illinois

3100 South 31st St.
U.S. Bypass and Interstate 55
Lounge - Swimming Pool - Coffee Shop - Dining Room - Banquets to 750 persons.
248 units

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mayflower Hotel - Los Angeles, California

535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles 17, California
In The Heart of Downtown Los Angeles
350 outside rooms with television and radio. Airline bus service at our front door every 30 minutes.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Southern Hotel - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore 3, MD.
The Southern Hotel stands on the site on which once stood the famous Old Fountain Inn of Colonial days where General George Washington and his staff were entertained. It was one of the best known hostelries in this part of the Country and remained a land-mark until 1871. The following year the Carrollton Hotel was erected on the site, being quite up-yo-date for the times and named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last survivor of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Carrollton Hotel was destroyed in the great Baltimore fire of 1904.

Hotel Dixie - New York, New York

The Drive-In Hotel - Free Parking
43rd Street - West of Broadway
In the Heart of Times Square - New York City - 700 AIR-CONDITIONED outside rooms, each with private bath, 21" television and radio. HOME OF THE FAMOUS PLANTATION BAR & LOUNGE. AAA Approved. ASTA.

For Reservations at any CARTER HOTEL-Inquire at Front Desk
Hotel Essex - Hotel Avery
Hotel Wellington
Hotel Dixie - Hotel George Washington - Hotel Manhattan Towers
Hotel Lafayette

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hotel Washington - Washington, D.C.

An Affiliated National Hotel
Pennsylvania Avenue at 15th and F Sts., N.W.
Completely Air-Conditioned - Television - Radios - Drive-in Motor Lobby
Opposite the United States Treasury and Overlooking the White House and Parks.
Washington, D.C.

Hotel Lenox - Boston, Massachusetts

Boylston Street at Exeter, Copley Square
Boston, Mass.

Outrigger Hotel - Honolulu, Hawaii

The Outrigger Hotel located on the beach in the heart of Waikiki - Honolulu, Hawaii, offers the best swimming area in the Islands. Every room has an ocean view and a private lanai, TV, and refrigerator. Shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges and nightclub attractions are features.

Waikiki Beach
The finest swimming, surfing, and outrigger canoe rides are at the doorstep of Wiakiki Outrigger Hotel guests.

The Outrigger Hotel located on the beach in the heart of Waikiki
Honululu, Hawaii
Offers the best swimming area in the Islands. Every room has an ocean view and a private lanai, TV, and refrigerator. Shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges and nightclub attractions are features.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mallard Motel - Klamath Falls, Oregon

Greetings From Klamath Falls
Mallard Motel
Route 3, Box 1348, Hwy. 97 North
Klamath Falls, Oregon
16 attractive units on spacious grounds. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. AAA Approved

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Holiday Inn - North Platte, Nebraska

Junction U.S. 83 & I-80
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations. Cocktail Lounge.

Mailed from North Platte, Nebraska to Mr. Al Hunt of South Haven, Michigan on August 7, 1972:

Aug. 6
Hi Buzzing Cousin,
Our first stop, were on our way to see Loretta in California. 28 yrs. Ralph & I did it - Hope you are O.K. - Ruth & Ralph & Bob & Carol

Hotel Statler - Detroit, Michigan

1000 Rooms with Bath and Radio Reception
Facing Grand Circus Park at Washington Blvd. and Bagley Ave., convenient to all downtown Detroit. Operated in connection with Hotels Statler, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, St. Louis Hotel Buffalo, Buffalo, and Hotel Pennsylvania, New York.

Mailed from Detroit, Michigan to Mrs. A.F. Dinwiddie of La Porte, Indiana on November 14, 1938:

Sun night.
Hello Cooksie
Turning in 10 o'clock just got through seeing the Rangers beat the Red Wings 4 to 3 playing Hockey so good night tell the boys hello. Love, Dad

The Cody Inn - Cody, Wyoming

The Cody Inn, spacious, comfortable. Warren Operated Hotel, the Inn offers the best in food, accommodations.

Mailed Salt Lake City, Utah to Lena Lee of Fort Worth, Texas on July 22, 1953:

Dear Anut Lena,
We are having a good time. We saw 24 Bears.
Love Pamela

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sheraton Hotel - Akron, Ohio

259 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio
Telephone: Jefferson 5-1871
Teletype AK-99
Akron's finest hotel with 450 modern, attractive rooms, each with bath, radio, free TV and air conditioning. Central location. Superb food and entertainment nightly. New Merry Man Tavern--Promenade Lounge. Coffee shop open all day, popular prices. Famous "Gorgeous George" Plantation Bar. Free overnight parking for registered guests. Free Sheraton Direct Line Teletype Reservation Service

Mailed from Akron, Ohio to Mrs. Howard Cross in Valley City, Ohio on July 12, 1960:

Two ring for you sure on Tuesday at 7 PM. Beacon Journal come to 3rd floor.
Thanks a lot, Helen Waterhouse

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hotel Fort Des Moines - Des Moines, Iowa

Where Excitement Begins
10th and Walnut

Casa Blanca Auto Court - Salt Lake City, Utah

Casa Blanca Auto Court - Salt Lake City, Utah

(Spanish for White House)
Strictly first class. Steam heat, hot water, tile bath, complete kitchenette, oak floors with rugs, radio, - all the comforts of a good hotel with less expense.
1489 South State Street :: Salt Lake City, Utah
One-day Jaunts Around Salt Lake City
First Day - Liberty Park, Eagle Gate, Beehive House, Lion House, Temple Square (free organ recital at noon): Saltair - bathing, dancing, etc. etc.
Second Day - Mormon Church offices, State Capitol, Rotary Park, Memory Park, Brigham Young's Grave, University of Utah, U.S. Fort Douglas, Hogle Garden's Zoo, Bonneville Golf Course.
Third Day - Bingham, 28 miles South-west: typical mining town; one street wide, three miles long: world's largest open cut copper mine, blasting about 4 o'clock

Blue Star Motel - White Marsh, Maryland

Blue Star Motel - White Marsh, Maryland

U.S. Route #40 - 12 Miles North of Baltimore
Clean - Comfortable - Modern Rooms furnished with Beautyrest Mattresses - Hot Water Heating - Private Baths
Owner & Manager: R.T. Webster
Phone: Chase-4584

Crystal Lodge Motel - Crystal River, Florida

Crystal Lodge - Crystal River, Florida

Modern Motel - Restaurant
H. Daugherty, Owner :: Phone 2791
Gulf Coast Highway No. 19

Crystal Lodge Motel - Crystal River, Florida

On U.S. No. 19, Crystal River, Florida. AAA and Duncan Hines recommended. Finest Fishing in Florida. Boats, Guided. Private dock. Overnight, Week or Entire Season. Excellent food in our Dining Room. We cater to Fishing Parties. Mr. and Mrs. Chas K. Miller, Owners-Managers.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Ambassador Hotel - Washington, D.C.

Washington's newest 500-room downtown hotel. Completely air-conditioned. Reasonable Rates. Radio in every room. Garage Parking.

Hotel Humboldt - Winnemucca, Nevada

NORTHERN NEVADA'S LARGEST HOTEL - LOCATED ON U.S. HIGHWAY 40 and 95, 100 first class air cooled rooms, TV's, free parking area adjacent to hotel, CAFE, BAR, CASINO and LIBERAL SLOT MACHINES

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sands Motel - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Very nice accommodations, west edge of city, 814 W. 27th St. on Hwy 71. Room phones, tiled baths, fully carpeted. Refrigerated air conditioning. Cable TV and radios. Quiet, hot water heat. AAA Approved.

Towson East Motel - Baltimore, Maryland

1507 East Joppa Road
Baltimore (Towson), Maryland 21204
Baltimore Beltway (I-695) Exit 29
Owner-managed accommodations. Comfort and convenience at moderate cost. Minutes away from shopping, nightlife, sports and theatres. Soundproof, carpeted rooms and efficiencies. TV - Radio - Individually controlled heat and air conditioning - Family-sized combination baths - Telephones - Free Coffee - Valet Service - Pets Allowed. AAA Approved.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Garden Kenlake Hotel - Hardin, Kentucky

View of Kentucky Lake, From Roof of Garden Kenlake Hotel
Kentucky Lake State Park
Located on the Western Shore of Kentucky Lake at the intersection of U.S. Highway 68, Ky. 80, 94, 98, near Eggner's Ferry Bridge. Beautiful Kentucky Lake State Park is one of the finest in the United States.
The large Sun Terrace above the excellent Dining Room is enjoyed by all visitors.

Dulles International Airport Holiday Inn - Washington, D.C.

1000 Sully Rd. (Va. Rt. #28 near junction Va. Rt. #606)
1 mile north of Airport Access Rd.
P.O. Box #17244 Dulles International Airport
Washington, D.C. 20041
The luxury inn with country club setting and facilities plus complete business and convention accommodations. Courtesy transportation from Dulles Air Terminal Building.

Grande Courts - Orange, Texas

Hi-way 90, West of Orange, Texas
35 Modern Units. Telephone in every room. Good Food. Cafe open 24 hours. Fan in every room. Finest service.

Mailed from Orange, Texas to Mary Jo Black of Selman City, Texas on August 8, 1952:

Dear Jo (correction Windy)
Just a line to tell you how much I care. Make like the wind, blow. Love always, Jack Chandler

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Sorrento - Miami Beach, Florida

NEW...and breath-takingly beautiful
The Sorrento
On the Ocean at 44th Street
Completely Air-Conditioned...Salt Water Pool. Cabana Colony...Most Rooms with Private Balconies...Radio and Circulating Ice Water in every room...Music for Dining and Dancing Nightly...Open All Year

Mailed from Hato Rey, Puerto Rico to Mrs. Harold Ulter of Savannah, New York on April 15, 1959:

Dear Katharine,
Enjoy a short vacation down here. Would love to hear Sav. news whenever you have a writing moment. - Peg Eliott is Caygua Hall - Willard N.Y - She's nursing there.
Best regards

Travelodge - Nashville, Tennessee

800 James Robertson Pkwy
City Routes 41A, 31W, 431 & 41
82 Units with central heating and air-conditioning. Direct dial telephones. Television, AM and FM radio. All long beds, heated pool.

Sheraton-Kimball Hotel - Springfield, Massachusetts

400 modern guest rooms equipped with radio and TV. Town Room - Coffee Shop - for excellent food. Famous Pickwick Cocktail Lounge. "The Leading Hotel in Western Massachusetts."

Mailed from Springfield, Massachusetts to Miss Candace Kimmburgh of Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 13, 1956:

Dear Candace:
Hope you are well. I am in a big city. Autos go fast here. When in traffic you have to step lively to cross the street.
See you soon "Uncle"Bill" Spoerer

King Tower - Portland, Oregon

Portland's most dramatic, new hotel apartment...twelve stories of beauty, comfort, convenience for hotel or apartment residence. Rates begin at $6.25 single and $7.00 double. The finest address...the most spectacular view...the most comfortable design for living in Portland, Oregon