Monday, December 31, 2012

Hotel Drake-Wiltshire - San Francisco, California



FABLE RESTAURANT - CAMEO LOUNGE
Hotel Drake-Wiltshire. John B. Quigley, Manager. Stockton at Sutter Street, 1/2 block from Union Square. Fable Restaurant and Cameo Lounge

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Townsend Manor Inn - Greenport, Long Island, New York



GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Townsend Manor Inn
"Directly on the Water"
Greenport, Long Island, N.Y.
SWIMMING POOL - RESTAURANT - PRIVATE DOCK
Erected in 1802 as the home of a Whaling Captain and late converted into the present Inn, it still retains its attractive colonial atmosphere and hospitality with a perfect blend of yesterday tradition and today's comfort and efficiency.
Phone GReenport 7-0323

Mailed from Shelter Island Heights, New York to Mr. and Mrs. B.G. Woodland of Homewood, Illinois on June 1, 1964:

Dear Mary, Bert, Trevor and Alan,
We're having a holiday on the north fork of Long Island. Today we are going to the beach at Orient Point. This is certainly a beautiful place. Warmest regards to you all.
Dorothy & Bill

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Colonial Motor Court Motel - Springfield, New Jersey

Colonial Motor Court Motel - Springfield, New Jersey

U.S. 22
Springfield, N.J.
50 Rooms, Open All Year, Fireproof Construction. Radio, TV. Phones and Air Conditioning. 15 Miles from New York - 5 Miles from Newark. Coffee Shop on premises. Bus connections Close By.
Mr. Imbriaco, Manager
Phone: Drexel 9-5272

Miami Motel - Salisbury, Maryland



Located on U.S. 13 one mile north of Salisbury, Maryland. 30 Beautiful rooms with radiant heat, tile baths, TV and telephones. Air-Conditioned. Member AAA and Ocean Hiway. Call Pioneer 9-7300 for reservations. Mr. & Mrs. Earl Stone - owners.

Hotel Wellington - Albany, New York



DRIVE RIGHT INTO
Hotel Wellington
136 State Street
Albany's Largest and Only
"Garage-In" Hotel
Convenient to transportation line, shopping district and State Office Buildings.

Hotel Governor Clinton - New York, New York



Seventh Avenue at 31st Street
New York City
Opposite and connected by Underground Passage with Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal
1200 Rooms, 1200 Baths, 1200 Servidors; Circulating Ice Water and Refrigerated Air in all Public Rooms; Three Splendid Restaurants and Coffee Shop; Dinner and Supper Dancing; Closet and Full Length Mirror in every room; Bed-head Reading Lamps. Fine Sample and Display Rooms. High speed selg-leveling Elevators. Garage and Automobile Service.
RATES: Rooms (all with Private Bath) $3.00 and up.
Ernest G. Kill, General Manager



A Kenton Hotel
Seventh Avenue at 31st Street
Opposite Pennsylvania Station
1200 Rooms
Telephone PE 6-3400
All with Private Baths, Servidor - Circulating Ice Water - 21' RCA TV - most with Air Conditioning.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Fontainebleau Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida



New Fontainbleau (sic) Hotel, between Indian Creek and the Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, Florida.

Mailed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Mr. J.L. Johnson of Ewing, Kentucky on May 16, 1954:

Sat. A.M.
Dear Uncle Bud,
We appreciated your nice letter so much. I talked to Billie last night, she said she hadn't seen you for a while, but was going to right away we will be up before too long & plan on visiting with you. I will let you know when we will be there. Hope you are feeling better. Don't try to do too much. Take it easy. I have some sewing I want to do before we leave for up there. Love, Marie



World famous "Fontainebleau", largest and newest hotel in Miami Beach, Florida



The fabulous new Fontainebleau Hotel, glittering like a jewel in the tropical night at Miami Beach, Florida



The lush and beautiful gardens of the fabulous Fontainbleau (sic) Hotel.



Dominating the Miami Beach Skyline is the fabulous oceanfront hotel, the new Fontainebleau, world's largest Resort Hotel, Cabana and Yacht Club. The Picture shows also the beautiful formal gardens of the great hotel.

Mailed from Miami Beach to Mrs. James Doyle of May's Lick, Kentucky on July 18, 1956:

Tues. P.M.
Mommy - The front hotel picture - that's where Eliz. & Edith are stying; that's where the convention sessions will be held. We came to Miami Beach last night; have spent the day swimming in the pool, ocean & slept this afternoon. While it rained. Having a great time. Eliz & Edith are giving me a time.



Featuring 14 acres of resort pleasure, world-famous Hotel Fontainebleu has won international acclaim for its superb service and facilities. 1,000 rooms. Complimentary golf, tennis, ice-skating, bowling, billiards and galas in the evening.



Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida

Mailed from Miami, Florida to Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell of Columbus 14, Ohio on May 9, 1957:

May 9
Dear Friends
We are enjoying our stay in Miami. Drove to Key West yesterday. Mrs. Martin and Meta say they were very happy you stopped.
Mary R.



The world's most fabulous resort Hotel Cabana and Yacht Club. Largest and newest at Miami Beach.

Mailed from Hollywood, Florida to Miss Helen Schaeffer of Union, New Jersey on November 7, 1957:

Hi Helen,
Now I can see why you liked Fla. waters, we love it here. Twas 84° today in the shade. Will phone later.
Aunt Babe & Geo.



America's largest and finest resort hotel, cabana and yacht club, on the former Firestone estate...a masterpiece of design, air-conditioned comfort, and hospitality supreme, curving majestically above the ocean and bay.
Oceanfront, 44th to 47th Streets
Miami Beach, Florida
OPEN ALL YEAR

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mrs. Maureen Sendlinger of South Bend, Indiana on June 6, 1958:

Dear Friend:
Doctors of chiropractic from all over America are enjoying the National Chiropractic Convention at the Fontainebleau Hotel here in Miami Beach this week.
Outstanding leaders and educators are conducting scientific seminars and panel discussion on chiropractic technic, public health, X-ray, physiotherapy, psycho-therapy, and other scientific subjects which will prepare us to better serve you upon our return to the office.
Home about Dr. Wilcox.



Olympic Size Swimming Pool at Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida.



Dominating the Miami Beach skyline is the fabulous oceanfront hotel, the new Fontainebleau, world's largest resort Hotel, Cabana and Yacht Club.

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. D. Dearringer & Carol of Easton, Pennsylvania on May 28, 1959:

Hi,
Well, here we are having a marvelous time! We took a cruise on a boat similar to the one on this card. We were out for about one hour yesterday on the ocean cruise. It was really nice!
See you soon,
Betty & Johhny



The Fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida

Mailed from Hollywood, Florida to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Overly of Huntington, Indiana on January 24, 1962:

Jan 23
We appreciated receiving your card at holiday time. It meant much to me personally. I received good wishes from several brothers who had seen the reference to me in the Calendar. I also got a nice floral piece from Amity Lodge. Ovid Holmes former of Htgn. & now living in Pompano Beach near here called on me personally, having seen my name in the Calendar. It's a wide world, and it's nice to be remembered when you've been in the hospital. Am getting along O.K. & feeling fine.
Lucille & Eldon



Fontainebleau Hotel at Miami Beach, Florida

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. J.L. Johnson on Ewing, Kentucky on July 16, 1963:

7-15-63
Dear Dad - We had a nice flight down - it was a sellout. The weather is warm outside but the meeting rooms are COLD! Plan to call Mildred McWilliams, if I can reach her. - Mary



Hotel, Cabana and Yacht Club
America' finest and most complete resort featuring 1,000 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, 4 tennis courts, putting greens, golf at exclusive country club...1,000 feet of beach, 300 cabanas, two swimming pools..."Holiday" Award cuisine.
Oceanfront, 44th to 47th Streets
Miami Beach, Florida

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Debbie Bolecz of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 2, 1963:

GREETINGS!
Here for the convention of DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA. - It's the greatest! Fondly, Miss Jeanne



America's premiere resort hotel featuring 1,300 feet of beach, 3 swimming pools, 1,288 luxurious rooms, and the world's most modern Spa facility. Complimentary golf, tennis, ice-skating, bowling, billiards and galas in the evening.



Hotel, Cabana and Yacht Club
America's finest and most complete resort featuring 1,000 luxuriously appointed guest rooms . . . 4 tennis courts, putting greens, golf at exclusive country club, Bowling Lanes, Billiard Room, Ice Skating Rink . . . 1,000 feet of beach, 300 cabanas, two swimming pools . . . "Holiday" Award cuisine.
Oceanfront, 44th to 47th Streets
Miami beach, Florida

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. John Neate of Upper Sandusky, Ohio on July 10, 1965:

Dear Etta and John,
The prices here for board and room are O.K but the tips are killing me. Best wishes
Leo & Ruth



The original "Surfside 6",with the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in background,as seen on TV nationwide. Courtesy of Surfside 6 - Floating House, Inc. "Builders and Designers of Distinctive Homes That Float", Miami Beach, Florida.

Bar-X Motel - North Platte, Nebraska

Bar-X Motel - North Platte, Nebraska

112 E. 10th St.
North Platte, Nebr.
For cars traveling West, 3 blocks over the viaduct. Near downtown North Platte, Steam heat - wall to wall carpeting - Inn Room coffee - room phones - television - ceramic tile baths & showers - restaurant on premises. On Highway 83 & 30 - 18 units - Phone office LE 2-0664, if no answer LE 2-2454.

Orderville Motel - Orderville, Utah



On U.S. 89 four miles north of MT. CARMEL Junction, centrally located between Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks. panel ray heating, individual controls, tiled baths, Some kitchenettes.

Lariat Motel - Craig, Colorado



"Your Comfort First"
16 Units - Free TV - Air Conditioned - Telephone in Every Room
On U.S. Highway 40
Craig, Colo.
AAA Approved

Harold's Pony Express Motel No. 1 - Reno, Nevada



Entrance from U.S. 40, showing lobby in front. Each room has phone, radio, tile bath, beautifully furnished. Approved by AAA. Conveniently located. Quiet. Member United Motor Courts.

The Shoreham-Norman Twin Hotels and Motels - Miami Beach, Florida



Twin Hotels and Villas "Famed for Friendliness"
Oceanfront - Fifth to Sixth Streets, Miami Beach 39, Fla.
Complete Resort Hotels - 50% air-conditioned - 220 rooms - 220 baths - 50 Villas - Swimming Pool - Private Beach - Cocktail Lounge - Dining Terrace - Oceanside - Coffee Shop - Dancing - Planned Entertainment - Private Parking Space. Recommended by AAA - Duncan Hines.
Open Year 'Round

Mailed From Miami Beach, Florida to The A. Eitmarts of Cincinnati, Ohio in June 7, 1951:

Dear Al & Clara:
X marks the spot where we are staying. Sure wish you were with us. It is sure wonderful.
Love Ruth & Al



Twin Hotels and Motels
"famed for friendliness"
Centrally Air-Conditioned & Heated
JE 1-7481
Ocean Front - fifth to sixth sts. - Miami Beach
Choice of Hotel (150 Rms. - 150 Baths) 50 Motel units (50 Kitchenettes) - Swimming Pool - Private Beach - Cocktail Lounge - Oceanside Coffee Shop - Entertainment - Free Adjacent Parking. Rec. by Diners' Club & Amer. Exp. - Surprisingly Mod. Rates Frank Fishman, Pres. Henry J. Stupell, Mgr.

RATE APR. 20 to DEC. 20 $5.00 A DAY DLB. OCC.

Mailed from Miami Beach, Florida to Elise Roth of Metairie, Louisiana on July 1, 1965:

We learn, friend...that you are planning a Miami beach Vacation.
Well, we confidently believe we can provide an excellent solution to the problem - Won't you please write for color brochure and tell us your requirements. Thanx. You'll be glad you did!
Henry J. Stupell, Mgr.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Battery Park Hotel - Asheville, North Carolina

Battery Park Hotel - Asheville, North Carolina

Terrace Dining Room
Asheville, N.C.
The air conditioned dining room features a unique and varied menu that justifies Duncan Hines' rating of quality cuisine for a fifth of a century. AAA Approved.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Inn - Winston-Salem, North Carolina



127 S. Cherry St. and Brookstown Ave.
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free TV - Free Holidex Reservations.

Holiday Inn - Bowling Green, Kentucky



I-65
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
U.S. 231 & I-65
Swimming Pool - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Free Color TV - Free Holidex Reservations - Children's Playground & Cocktail Lounge - Hilltopper Meeting Room will hold 75
Bridge Meeting Room will hold 20

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hotel New Yorker - New York, New York



HOTEL NEW YORKER, New York City,
at 34th and 35th Streets and 8th Avenue, is the largest hotel in the world. it contains 2,500 rooms and baths. it is 43 stories high and its foundation is 72 feet below street level, cost about $22,000,000.



34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York City
Private Tunnel to Pennsylvania Station
2500 Rooms, Each With Radio; Both Tub and Shower; Servidor and Circulating Ice Water. Four Popular Priced Restaurants. Dancing Nightly in the Terrace Restaurant. Rates: $3.00 a day and up
Ralph Hitz, President

Mailed from New York, New York to Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Williams in Man, West Virginia on December 9, 1934:

We arrived safely and there is no snow. Will write you when to meet us.



34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York City
Private Tunnel to Pennsylvania Station
2500 Rooms, Each With Stromberg-Carlson radio; both tub and shower; a Servidor; circulating ice water; full-length mirrors; French-type telephones. Four popular-priced restaurants - Terrace Restaurant, Manhattan Room, Empire Tea Room, and Coffee Shop. Dancing nightly in the Terrace Restaurant.
RATES: $3.50 a day and up
RALPH HITZ, Managing Director



34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York City
Private Tunnel to Pennsylvania Station
2500 Rooms, Each With Radio; Both Tub and Shower; Servidor and Circulating Ice Water. Four Popular Priced Restaurants. Dancing Nightly in the Terrace Restaurant. Rates from $3.50 a Day.



34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York 1, N.Y.
Private Tunnel to Pennsylvania Station
2500 Rooms, Each With Radio; Both Tub and Shower; Servidor and Circulating Ice Water. Four Popular Priced Restaurants. Featuring the World Famous Terrace Room.



Smart travelers to New York select the 2200 room Hotel New Yorker as their headquarters. In addition to its central location, excellent service and superb food, guests also enjoy the recently redecorated and refurbished facilities. Home of the colorful "Lamp Post Corner" bar and restaurant. Telephone: LOngacre 3-100. Teletype: NY 1-1384. A Hilton Hotel.

Hotel Monteleone - New Orleans, Louisiana



Contains 600 rooms; is located in the center of the city's activities; convenient to all railway terminals, theatres, and Vieux Carre. Rates moderate.



New Orleans La.
Largest Hotel in the Fabulous French Quarter
700 Rooms, 500-Car garage Connecting Hotel. All Rooms Air-Conditioned and Equipped with TV.

Mailed from Natchez, Mississippi to Mrs. Philip Raymer of Camden, Maine on March 18, 1964:

March 15-64
Going from here to Natchez, Miss for a a gala on tour. Thinking of you. M.McMahon



The Carousel at the Monteleone
800 Rooms, 500 Cara Garage Connecting Hotel. All Rooms Air-Conditioned and Equipped with TV.



Visit the Carousel at the New Monteleone Hotel
With its revolving bar and new adjoining lounge



Largest hotel in the fabulous French Quarter.
800 rooms, 500 car garage connecting hotel. All rooms air-conditioned and equipped with TV.

Fairmont Hotel and Tower - San Francisco, California



The magnificent Fairmont Hotel and Tower - symbol of the grace, charm and dignity that is San Francisco. Enhanced with roof-top garden, glittering Crown Room and outside Skylift, the luxurious Fairmont is the place to stay in San Francisco.



The colorful Tonga Room of the fabulous Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, famed for Cantonese food and exotic drinks. Thrill to exciting tropical storms - dance to soft romantic music played by native musicians aboard a raft adrift in the Tonga pool.



San Francisco's most original room featuring Chinese and South Sea Island foods
Cocktails, Dancing and Entertainment Nightly
atop Nob Hill
Ernest Drury, Manager


"The Smartest Night Spot in San Francisco"
Famous Dancing and Cocktail Room of the Fairmont Hotel
Atop Nob Hill - San Francisco 6, California
Ernest Drury, Manager



The Cirque Room "The Smartest Night Spot in San Francisco"
Famous Dancing and Cocktail Room of The Fairmont Hotel Atop Nob Hill - San Francisco 6, California
Ernest Drury, Manager

Hotel Mark Hopkins - San Francisco, California



The Golden Gate from the Top of the Mark
Twenty floors above the crest of historic Nob Hill - towering half the height of the Empire State Building - a glamorous, glass-walled tower with a 50-mile panoramic view of sparkling cities, two mighty bridges, and the blue Pacific. Truly the world's most spectacular cocktail lounge!
Geo. D. Smith, Gen'l Manager



The Top of the Mark is located high in the sky on the topmost floor of Hotel Mark Hopkins. The luxury and glamour of this unique room and the breath-taking panorama from its windows combine to make it America's most spectacular cocktail lounge.
Geo D. Smith, Gen'l Manager



Twenty floors above the crest of historic Nob Hill is this glamorous glass-walled tower with a 50-mile panoramic view of sparkling cities, two mighty bridges, and the blue Pacific. Truly the world's most spectacular cocktail lounge!



Twenty floors above the crest of historic Nob Hill is this glamorous glass-walled tower with a 50-mile panoramic view of sparkling cities, two mighty bridges, and the blue Pacific. Truly the world's most spectacular cocktail lounge!



This view from atop Nob Hill shows some of the financial and business districts, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the lights of Metropolitan Oakland in the distance.



Vienna Coffee House
Hotel Mark Hopkins
Nob Hill, San Francisco