Friday, August 31, 2012

The Monaco - Las Vegas, Nevada

Adjoining Desert Inn Hotel & Country Club, center of the Fabulous Strip, named after the famous French Resort, is the newest and most glamorous of Las Vegas' Motels - 71 large, elegantly furnished units with dressing rooms, queen size beds and large family units fit for a king, at low prices to suit every man's purse, plus refrigerated air-conditioning and a heated swimming pool.
3073 Las Vegas Blvd. So.,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(Corner Desert Inn Road & "The Strip")

Mailed from Las Vegas, Nevada to Mr. & Mrs. Russell Fenton of Springfield, Ohio on July 27, 1974:

Here's where we stayed in Las Vegas. Never felt the heat so hot, almost breathtaking. It's some town alright and an experience. The trip is going well and we've seen mant things - Howard & Willa

The Davenport / The Davenport Western Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Davenport Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Mailed from Spokane, Washington to Miss Helena Alison of Ellis, Kansas on June 20, 1916:

Received your kind letter. Glad to hear from you. Bet at Colfax Wed. about 5 days then return. Remember to send my love to Mr. & Mrs. Rine.

Davenport Hotel - Spokane, Washington

The Davenport Hotel is Spokane's largest  and most beautiful hotel. It has 500 outside guest rooms, 4 dining rooms and every modern convenience for the the pleasure and well being of its guests. This is a view of its spacious lobby.

Davenport Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Mailed from Spokane, Washington to Beverly Mickelson at the Registrar of Deeds at the Court House in Watertown, South Dakota on September 20, 1957:

Dear Bev & Bill,
We are sitting in the lobby of the Davenport hotel (thurs) as usual. We got here early and have been shopping downtown. We have a real nice motel, Ate at Tanias. Will be in Portland tomorrow. Warden
  Davenport Western Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Distinguished visitors have called the Matador, at the Davenport Western Hotel, in Spokane, "one of the most exciting specialty rooms in America today." From food specialties both native and exotic...and a wide selection of wines and liquors...the guest is invited to turn a luncheon, the cocktail hour, or dinner, into a gala event.
The DAVENPORT Western Hotel - one of the great hotels of the world. Spokane, USA.

The Davenport Western Hotel - Spokane, Washington

Distinguished visitors have called the Matador, at the Davenport Western Hotel, in Spokane, "one of the most exciting specialty rooms in America today." From food specialties both native and exotic...and a wide selection of wines and liquors...the guest is invited to turn a luncheon, the cocktail hour, or dinner, into a gala event.

Mailed from Portland, Oregon to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arnholm and Family of Croton-on-Hudson on July 29, 1965:

Had a wonderful dinner here last night. Very fancy and very good - on our way to Crystal Lake now. Love to you all. - xxxxxxx Grandma & Harry

The Roosevelt Hotel - Seattle, Washington

Featured in the Lanai Room of Seattle's Roosevelt Hotel is the exotic Fountains of Music, with stereo background music for delightful dining in a leisurely manner.

The Heathman Hotel - Portland, Oregon

The Aloha Room
Aloha is the perfect symbol of the Hawaiian Islands, for its many meanings encompass almost every emotion the visitor might fell. Friendship, affection, love, welcome and farewell with the promise of an early return comprise the meaning of Aloha. Such is the feeling the Aloha Room in the Heathman Hotel at Portland, Oregon wishes to convey to its own guests.

Marriott Motor Hotel - Washington, D.C.

Key Bridge
Washington 7, D. C.
225 rooms overlooking the Potomac River and Old Georgetown. Just 3 minutes from the White House

U.S. 1
On the shores of the Potomac only 5 minutes from downtown Washington and the Washington National Airport. Twin Bridges on Washington, D. C.
National 8-4200
A Quality Court

NAtional 8-4200 Washington 1, D.C.
Teleteype ARL VA 991
375 air conditioned, completely sound-proofed rooms. Free 21 inch television and Hi Fi radio. Free parking adjacent to rooms. Swimming Pool in the Summer, ice rink in the winter. 5 minutes to downtown Washington, D.C., National Airport and The Pentagon on US Route 1 and Virginia Route 350.

Hot Shoppes Restaurant
On the shores of the Potomac only 5 minutes from downtown Washington.
Twin Bridges on Washington, D.C. National 8-4200.
"Washington's only outdoor ice-skating rink. Open all winter"
A Quality Court

Twin bridges, on U.S. 1, Washington, D.C.
Sirloin & Saddle Room
Featuring char-broiled steaks over the open broiler. A Quality Court.

Air Host Inn - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Airport
310 luxury rooms, swimming pool, patio - Delicious food at The Three Hearths - Cloud 9 Lounge for intimate cocktails - Ideal meeting and banquet facilities.

STATUS: Gone. Swallowed in to the Atlanta Airport. Sunshine Skies has a neat write-up on the Air host

Atlantan Hotel - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlantan Hotel - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta's finest moderate price hotel located in the center of the downtown Business, Entertainment and Shopping Area.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Hacienda - Las Vegas, Nevada and Fresno, Indio & Bakersfield,California

FRESNO HACIENDA - Highway 99 at Clinton Avenue just north of Fresno. World's finest and largest convention motel. The finest dance music, food and floor shows every night. Our famous Sunday Smorgasbord and daily Chuck Wagon will keep your mouth watering and your stomach happy.

LAS VEGAS HACIENDA - Only the Hacienda offers all rooms at $10 a day and a nite-lited golf course with a $5,000 Hole-In-One Jackpot. For the kiddies, the Hacienda's 1/4 Midget Race track is open daily with 1/4 midget cars available. The 3-in-1 Olympic-size Swimming Pool is the largest hotel pool in Nevada.

BAKERSFIELD HACIENDA - Highway 99, Bakersfield, California. Fabulous luncheon and dinner buffets, Dining and dancing nightly. Never a minimum or a cover. Banquets and parties our specialty - Complete motel facilities.

INDIO HACIENDA - Highway 99 at Clinton, Indio, California - Now Open. Complimentary continental breakfast served daily in your room - King-sized beds - TV available - Room phones.

The Edgewater - Honolulu, Hawaii

Popular Priced Bungalow Hotel
2169 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Mailed from Honolulu, Hawaii to Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Maine of Osceola, Indiana on March 24, 1952:

Hi There -
We leave here 3/29/52 on United Airline Flight 34 - 6:30 P.M. Arrive L.A. 7 A.M.April 1st.
Turn on the warm weather. We are fine. Ray & Marge
See you around April 10.

The Fallsview - Ellenville, New York

Open the Year 'Round
Tropicana Indoor Pool and Health Club... Indoor Ice Skating Rink... Fabulous Nite Club.. Air Conditioned Throughout... Championship Golf Course on Premises.

Fantasy Room Nite Club...Indoor Pool and Health Club...Indoor Skating Rink...Championship Golf Course on Premises...Indoor-Outdoor Tennis...Racquetball.

The Escape - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Gay splash parties at our large fresh water swimming pool. Malay Lounge, Malayan Dining Patio, Bali Bar, Par-3 golf course, TV in each room.

THE ESCAPE - A Gill Hotel

The Palmer House - Chicago, Illinois

Created and Supervised by Trader Vic
The Traders at The Palmer House
bringing to Chicago the atmosphere, food and splendor of the South Sea Islands - fabulous run drinks, barbecued meats from Chinese ovens, and the finest Continental cuisine.

The famous Empire Room of the Palmer House is renowned for its presentation of America's finest floor shows and outstanding dance orchestras.

The Empire Room
Famous for its "Parade of Stars" the green and gold supper club presents the greatest stars in the entertainment world and dancing nightly until 2 A.M. French cuisine and service are specialties for luncheon and dinner.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. M.H. Wessel Jr. of South Bend, Indiana on April 2, 1969:

Just a few lines to say hello. The sessions are very good - weather not bad.
Will write more when I arrive back home. Love, Mom.
P.S. Enjoyed your visit.

A Hilton Hotel
The elegant Palmer House lobby reflects the opulence with which Potter Palmer designed and built the original hotel more than a century ago. The present structure also includes this enclosed shopping arcade where visitors enjoy browsing through dozens of shops.

Mailed from Kouts, Indiana to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on June 20, 1979:

Lila Rommelmann
Kouts, Indiana
Age 5

The Portland Hilton - Portland, Oregon

Premier Hotel of the Northwest
Complete Convention Facilities. Unique DRIV-OTEL features Conveniences of a Fine Motor Inn, with Downtown Location. Heated Swimming Pool. Superb View. Canlis Restaurant on Top Floor.
921 SW 6th Street
Portland 5, Oregon

Wherever you go use CARTE BLANCHE the all-purpose credit card

Clift Hotel - San Francisco, California

Clift Hotel - San Francisco, California

THE FRENCH ROOM - adjoining the famous Redwood Room, has a quiet, elegant atmosphere, warmly lighted by 17th century crystal chandeliers. The French Room features the same fine cuisine as in the Redwood Room. Service from London Simpson carts, featuring Road Beef served with Yorkshire Pudding, and other daily specialties.

Clift Hotel - San Francisco, California

The Redwood Room
One of San Francisco's famous restaurants. Fine food in an atmosphere of elegance and dignity. Prime Rib at its best, served from London Simpson carts, with Yorkshire Pudding and Creamed Horseradish Sauce.

 Clift Hotel - San Francisco, California

The Redwood Room - is unexcelled for fine dining. With its huge panels of 2000-year-old Redwood and the spacious bar, it conveys a feeling of masculinity that has for years appealed to leading San Francisco executives and their wives. Service is from the London Simpson carts featuring Roast Beef served with Yorkshire Pudding, as well as other daily specialties

The Saharan Hotel - Hollywood, California

7212 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, California
Hollywood's newest and finest hotel, located on palm-lined Sunset Blvd. in the heart of the film capital of the world.

William Hilton Inn - Hilton Head, South Carolina

Entrance to the dining room at the ocean front William Hilton Inn, Hilton Head, South Carolina. The dining room features Carolina Low Country cuisine and local sea food.

Holiday Inn - Jackson, Tennessee

U.S. Highway 45 North
Enjoy southern hospitality, Holiday Inn style, in Jackson, the home of Labuth College and Union University.

Tanglewood Lodge - Shreveport, Louisiana

U.S. 79 & 80 (West)
5700 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, La.
The Home of Gracious, Old Time Hospitality awaits your stay among the Pines at Tanglewood. We strive to make your visit an enjoyable one. 32 Units. Room TV. Heated Swimming Pool. 100% Air Conditioned. Children's Playground. Wall to Wall carpeting. Restaurant. Tile baths.
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. H. Schaub Owners & Operators. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Member of the Best Western Motels.

The Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California

Located in the fashionable Oak Knoll district of Pasadena and surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens with its valuable collections of ships models and paintings,

Mailed from Industry, California to Mrs. Harry Hupp of San Gabriel, California on January 8, 1977:

Dear Lita,
Greetings from S.G.
(This is not where I am asking you & Ginny to lunch!) however, I'd love to take you both someplace we would all enjoy.
Please give me a call one of these day & I hope we can all get together soon, Love, Rosemary

Tuesday, August 21, 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.

Yankee Clipper Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Air view of famed
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A Gill Hotel

Mailed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Miss Terry Lynn Derr of Pickerington, Ohio on February 7, 1966:

Mon. A beautiful day, we've been in the pool & the Ocean. Going to Pompano to the Races tonite - We may fly over the Nassau Wed - Mother & Dad

Dancing and entertainment nightly in the beautiful Polynesian Rooms. Completely air conditioned, each room has private balcony and TV.
A Gill Hotel - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Your complete vacation resort

Westward Ho Hotel - Phoenix, Arizona

Swimming Pool and Patio at Hotel Westward Ho - Phoenix, Arizona

Mailed from Phoenix, Arizona to Mrs. D. Dearringer of Easton, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1963:

Sorry to hear you were in hospital - hope you are now 100% again. Remember us to all the family. If you ever get out this way come and see us. "The Vreelands"

Weatherford Hotel - Flagstaff, Arizona

Grand Canyon Stop-over
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Mailed from Flagstaff, Arizona to Miss Martha I. Schlosser of Montgomery, Pennsylvania on July 30, 1969:

It is a pleasure to have nice FOLKS like you. I hope you enjoyed your stay at the WEATHERFORD HOTEL ---
Please come again
Alma Stegmeier, Manager

Walnut Park Plaza Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Transient - Residential
Sixty-Third & Walnut Street
Philadelphia 39, Pa.

The Statler Hilton - New York, New York

Conveniently located on 7th Avenue at 33rd Street facing Pennsylvania Station. 2200 completely air conditioned rooms with bath, circulating ice water, radio and television. Direct underground passageway from Pennsylvania Station. Telephone: PEnnsylvania 6-500. Teletype: NY 1-2793
Hilton Carte Blanche welcomes you here and everywhere

The St. Charles - New Orleans, Louisiana

A Dinkler Hotel. A landmark of old New Orleans, within walking distance of all the scenic and historic points of interest in the fascinating French Quarter; close to business and shopping areas. A gracious reflection of New Orleans life, FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED, and providing luxurious comfort and every modern facility. TELEVISION.

The Skirvin Hotel & Skirvin Tower - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Now accommodating you with newly decorated guest rooms...and introducing as a part of the Southwest's finest and most extensive convention facilities....eight new private dining rooms...and Oklahoma's colorful new entertainment center...the fashionable Persian Room of the Skirvin Tower.

The Sheraton-Atlantic - New York, New York

Broadway and 34th Street
New York, N.Y. 10001
This long-favored hotel has a "new look" along with a new name. Formerly the Sheraton-McAlpin, dramatic changes have taken place from lobby to roof-top, making this hotel more popular than ever. Free TV and radio in newly modernized and air-conditioned guest rooms. Conveniently located in the heart of the shopping and business area.
Insured Reservations at Guaranteed Rates Confirmed in Seconds via Sheraton's Exclusive "Reservatron II"

The Sands Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

The superlative Sands Hotel is done in the latest Bermuda modern style of architecture and is the "lucky seventh" of the fabulous Strip hotels.

Mailed from Las Vegas, Nevada to Mr. & Mrs. William Sargent of Milford, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1963:

You should see this out here. Just wonderful. Hope everything is OK. Have been here 4 days now. Best regards to all. Marion C.

Pusateri's Hotel New Yorker - Kansas City, Missouri

1114 Baltimore - VIctor 2-9711
In Downtown KANSAS CITY, MO.
Beautifully Appointed Rooms and Suites
One Hundred Per Cent Air-Conditioned
Excellent Cuisine
Home of the Famous Esquire Room
Where the Traveler is Never a Stranger

Manger Hotel - Rochester, New York

The Purple Tree Lounge
Rochester's unique lounge in the city's largest and best located hotel.
Dancing nightly except Sunday.
The Manger Hotel
26 Clinton Avenue South
Rochester, New York

Mailed from Rochester, New York to The Janssens of Canaga Park, California on May 3, 1967:

Hi. My what a dirty town this is - we are having a grand time - we are going to Niagara Falls tomorrow - and will be going home Sunday, it will take me two weeks to rest up - will write more when I get home. Love, Lucille Mom

The Hearth and Embers
Rochester's unique cocktail lounge in the city's largest and best located hotel.
Dancing nightly except Sunday
The Manger Hotel
Rochester, New York

Manger Motor Inn - Indianapolis, Indiana

Purple Tree Lounge
Indianapolis' unique cocktail lounge in the city's finest motor inn.
Entertainment nightly, except Sundays.
The Manger Motor Inn
1530 N. Meridian at 16th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

Manger Hotel - Cleveland, Ohio

The Purple Tree Lounge
in the 100% Air-conditioned
Manger Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland's smartest, most luxurious entertainment spot; featuring piano entertainment.