Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ramada Inn - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1401 Northeast Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
175 luxurious rooms. Swimming pool, children's playground, Coffee Shop and Dining Room. Complete hotel services. Free TV and Radio.

The Sands Hotel - Phoenix, Arizona

3320 East Van Buren
Phoenix, Arizona
SANDS HOTEL occupying an entire square block in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the newest, largest, most modern motor hotels in the Southwest. Covering ten acres of land, the hotel and shopping center offer guests every hotel convenience and service combining motor hotel advantages with complete luxury resort living. Convenient to airport and ideal for tourist, businessman and conventioneer.

Lazy Daze Mobile Home Park and Motel - Phoenix, Arizona

4202 W. Van Buren
Largest lots in Phoenix, Arizona
4 miles from downtown - 10 Unit Motel - Modern spaces with cement patios for any size trailer - Heated Pool - Individual locked mail boxes - round up room - shuffleboards.
Phone AP 8-2236

Mailed from Phoenix, Arizona to Mrs. Charles Guerlach, Sr. of Penfield, New York on July 2, 1962:

You will be welcome at LAZY DAZE MOTEL. Comfortable accommodations at very reasonable rates.
Sincerely, Andy Anderson

Vitek's Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

3 Miles north of Mackinac Bridge
I-75, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781
Centrally located to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, and Soo Boat Locks, in Michigan's beautiful vacationland. Spacious Units - TV - Carpeting - Tile Tub & Shower Combination - Restaurants and Entertainment nearby.
Tony & Helen Vitek

Tradewinds Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

3 Miles north of Mighty-Mac Bridge
St. Ignace, Michigan 49781
25-Spacious units - Tastefully decorated in a perfect blending of smart modern styling & informality. Off the highway restful surroundings. Heated Pool - Completely Carpeted - Ceramic Tile Baths - Hot Water Heat - Playground - Picnic Area - Inn Room Coffee - For Reservations Phone St. Ignace 169.
Your Hosts - Stan & Fran Gierlaszynski

Melody Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

4 Miles North of the Mackinac Bridge
On Business Loop 75, in Evergreen Shores
St. Ignace, Michigan 49781
21 Modern Units - Electric Radiant Heat - Individually controlled. Playground and Grill on 300 ft. Sandy Beach. Excellent eating facilities and Cocktail Bay adjacent. Fine Hunting and Fishing in the "Land of Hiawatha." TV
For reservation write - or phone 1096. Steve Tokarski.

Golden Anchor Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

700 N. State St. (I-75 Bus. Loop)
St. Ignace, Mich. 49781 - Phone 1296
Hot Water Heat – Room Thermostats Tubs – Showers – Free TV Balconies Overlooking Bay and City Mobil Guide Quality Rated (Special Low Rates Sept.-Oct., May-June)
AAA Approved

Million $ View Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace, Mich. 49781
1/2 Mile From Bridge on U.S. 2 West
Take Escanaba Exit, First Motel on Left. 28 Ultra Modern Units overlooking famous Mackinac Bridge - Hot Water Heat - 3 Excellent Restaurants Nearby - Motel is next to Golf Course.
Leonard and Hazel France.

1/4 Miles from Bridge on West US 2
27 Ultra modern units, next to Golf course. Ideal Family vacation spot with picnic area overlooking the Big Mac. Open year 'round. Reasonable rates. For reservations call your Host, Harry or Noreen Church. Phone 643-7616

Ralph's Motel - St. Ignace, Michigan

124 Burdette St.
Two Blocks East of the New Straits of Mackinac Bridge Approach
St. ignace, Michigan
We Welcome You to the Gateway to Michigan's Beautiful Upper Peninsula
New Double Decker Units Luxuriously Furnished and Carpeted. Accommodates 2 to 6 guests. Ceramic Tile Baths. Most with Tub & Shower Combinations. Hot Water & Electric Heat. Free TV. Near excellent Restaurants & Entertainment. Phone St. Ignace 1074. "THE RALPHS"

Mailed from Mackinac Island, Michigan to Mrs. Monroe Stanley of Stevensville, Michigan on August 27, 1963:

Hello Caroline & All -
We didn't make it to "Smoky" by went up to Portage & The Dells then came up here. Making a real trip of it. Will stay 2 more days & home again. The last in Mich for me. Love, Winnie

Timbers Motel & Restaurant - Shelton, Washington

628 Railroad Ave.
Shelton, Washington
33 deluxe units - Heated pool - Individually controlled electric heat - Free TV - Room phones - Kitchen Facilities - Piped room-music and Banquet room. Our new motel is located on Hwy. 101, gateway to the majestic Olympic Peninsula - the Northwest's finest vacation land. AAA Approved.

Royal Crest Motel - Medford, Oregon

409 Barnett Road
Medford, Oregon 97501
TV - Color and Black & White.
Located Medford's south freeway interchange 24-hour restaurant and service station 24-hour phone service, local calls free.
Your Hosts: Walt and Betty Burgess

Chief Motel & Steak House - Custer, South Dakota

Chief Motel - Custer, South Dakota

18 beautiful units - free TV, carpeted - ceramic tile bath - individual electric heat - easy parking - after repeat business. AAA Approved. Recommended by NAT.
Proprietor: Dale McDermand

Chief Motel & Steak House - Custer, South Dakota

On U.S. 16-385-S. 89
Dale McDermand, Owner
Carpeted - Electric Heat - Air Conditioning - Tiled Baths - TV - Quiet. Excellent Menu Service and Famous Ranch Style Suppers.
Our best advertising is the folks that stay with us.

Writing on the back:
Evelyn, Ann, June & Myself stayed here
July 10-11 - 71
Custer, S.D.
18.90 ea. 2 days
37.80 for 2 for 2 days

Candlelight Motor Lodge - Hyannis, Massachusetts

Candlelight Motor Lodge - Hyannis, Massachusetts

447 Main Street
Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
A distinctive 42-unit motor lodge featuring large comfortable rooms with individually controlled heat, phones, color TV, and congenial cocktail lounge. Located in the center of Hyannis within walking distance to shops, restaurants, churches, beaches, and island boats. (A convenient headquarters for exploring the entire Cape.) Open year round.

Ramada Inn - Flagstaff, Arizona

601 Mike's Place
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
At the gateway to Grand Canyon in northern Arizona's famed year 'round playground. Complete hotel service. Excellent Chez Bon Restaurant and coffee shop. Free TV in every room. Free TV in every room. Free teletype reservation to any Ramada Inn across the nation.

Colonial Pines Motel - Chatsworth, Georgia

Colonial Pines Motel - Chatsworth, Georgia

1 Mile South of Chatsworth on U.S. Highway 411. Air Conditioned and Stream Heated. Private Tile Baths. Combination Tub and Shower. Wall-To-Wall Carpet. Television. Swimming Pool. Large Rooms. A-1 Restaurant Adjacent. North Georgia's Newest and Most Modern Motel. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cole - Owners. AAA Approved
Phone OX 5-9146

The Cross Roads - Schiller Park, Illinois

4201 North Mannheim Road
Schiller Park, Illinois
170 Deluxe Rooms - Two Swimming Pools - Free TV - 24 Hour Switchboard - Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge - Nightly Entertainment - Courtesy Coffee - Meeting and Banquet Facilities - Free courtesy car service to and from O'Hare - 18 Minutes to Chicago Loop

Motel Las Palmas - Matehuala, San Luis Potosi

The best on Central 57 Highway.
El mejor en la Carretera Central
Km., 617

Restwood Motel - Sarasota, Florida

1 mile north of city limits
AAA Approved.
A new, attractive court with every modern facility. Well furnished units have tile showers and Panelray heat. Air-conditioning optional. Situated well back from the highway on 100,000 sq. ft. of well tended lawn. AAA Approved.
Telephone 4-2861
Mr. & Mrs. T.F. Clark

The Breakers - Waikiki, Hawaii

250 Beach Walk, Waikiki, Hawaii
View showing the casual, carefree life in the lovely tropical garden around the fresh water swimming pool of Waikiki's most distinctive resort hotel.

El Paso Manor - El Paso, Texas

El Paso Manor - El Paso, Texas

The most distinctive motor hotel in the Southwest. Home of the Mardi Gras Club, the Manor provides a restaurant, 24 hour coffee shops and heated pool for your pleasure; close to downtown, TWC, Sunland Park and Juarez.
4151 N. Mesa
El Paso, Texas
A Dinkler Hotel Affiliate

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Knowles Motel and Pottery - Clearwater, Florida

1585 South Ft. Harrison (Alt. U.S. 19)
Clearwater, Florida 33516
18 Modern Units, all Air-Conditioned, Electric Heat, Free TV, Hi-Fi, "In-Room Coffee". Kitchens Available, Reasonable Rates, Beautiful Shade Trees, Near Business Centers & Beaches.
"The Largest Display of Pottery in Florida"

Antlers Resort Motel - Lake George, New York

Safe Children's Play Area Adjacent to Beach
Lake George, N.Y.
A complete, modern lakefront summer resort with private beach, all land and water sports, directed activities and superb cuisine.

STATUS: Not sure exactly where the Antlers was located or what happened to the diapered child on the teeter-totter. Both may still be there.

UPDATE: I think this is the place.

Topper Motel - Bowling Green, Kentucky

On U.S. 31-W By-Pass
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
40 complete modern units - Wall to Wall carpet - Air-conditioned - Electric Heat - Tile Baths - Radio - TV - Pool - Room Phones. 7 close-by restaurants.

The Coast Inn - Laguna Beach, California

Overlooking a fine, private beach along the picturesque seashore. Open all year.

Shoreline East Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida

14231 Gulf Blvd. Madeira Beach
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Opposite the Shoreline on Gulf Blvd. - 10 completely new one bedroom efficiency apartments - Color TV - Wall to Wall carpeting - Completely equipped kitchens - Central air - All units accommodate 4-6 persons - Off-street parking lot - Shopping next door - Use of Shoreline pool and 200 feet of beach on Gulf of Mexico

Grand Prix Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

2015 S. Atlantic Ave, (A-1-A)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Directly on the World's Most Famous Beach
Ultra modern motel facilities with Efficiencies, Built-in Kitchens, to Connecting Rooms and Hotel Rooms. Free TV and Radio. Centrally Air Conditioned and Heated. Tub and Shower conveniences. Heated Swimming Pool. Shuffleboard and beautifully landscaped recreation facilities. Good Restaurants and Shopping Centers nearby. Open the Year Around.
Room Phones
The MORGANS - Owner-Managers

Mailed from Daytona Beach, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. N.L. Deck of Roanoke, Virginia on June 11, 1971:

Having a wonderful time but peeling like an onion.
The motel is only half fill. Weather nice. Rain only once.
See you soon.
Fred & Jean

Friday, June 7, 2013

Town Aire Motel - Reno, Nevada

690 West 4th St.
Reno, Nevada
The Town Aire Motel - Reno's most friendly - with 42 deluxe units.
The Town Aire is completely air-conditioned.
Features Free TV - Ice - Phones and heated pool. The Town Aire is conveniently located only 5 blocks from downtown Reno. Spend a restful evening at the Town Aire Soon.
AAA - Diners - American Express

El Rancho Tel Motel and El Rancho Villa Restaurant - Bettendorf, Iowa

El Rancho Tel Motel and El Rancho Villa Restaurant - Bettendorf, Iowa

2205 Kimberly Road
Bettendorf, Iowa
Beautiful 47 unit motel - air conditioned - phones and TV in rooms - guest lobby - some carports - recreation area.
Phone 5-1858
EL RANCHO VILLA RESTAURANT - one of the finest in this area - on same grounds as motel - facilities for private parties. Phone 5-9988
Located 1 1/4 miles north of Bettendorf Bridge on U.S. 6 opposite Davenport's Duck Creek Golf Course.

Hudson Manor Motel - Longview, Washington

Newest, most convenient motel, 25 units. Luxurious furnishings. Wall-to-wall carpets, extra-length beds, Beautyrest mattresses, tile baths, tubs or showers, room telephones, free TV in each room. Some kitchen facilities. Individually controlled baseboard electric heat. HAmilton 5-1100.
AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
1616 Hudson
Longview, Wash.

City Center Motel - Salem, Oregon

City Center Motel - Salem, Oregon

510 Liberty Street S.
Salem, Oregon
Telephones - Free TV.
Luxury at economy prices.
All units air conditioned and electrically heated. Breakfast coffee and rolls
Some queen size beds
Major credit cards.
AAA Approved.

City Center Travelodge - Santa Barbara, California

City Center Travelodge - Santa Barbara, California
1816 State St.
Santa Barbara, California
24 spacious units in the heart of the medical center. Four blocks from main shopping district. Just a few steps to coffee shop and restaurant. Stay with us "For the Best Rest East or West"

Travelodge - Encino, California

16117 Ventura Blvd., on U.S. 101
Encino, California
Telephone STate 4-6214
Recommended by AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California

El Rancho Motel - Dunsmuir, California

El Rancho Motel - Dunsmuir, California

400 S. Highway 99 - 1/2 mile to City Center
Twenty units - AAA approved - In the heart of the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland. Fishing-Hunting-Skiing.
P.O. Box 695
Phone Cedar 5-2884

Motel Two Harbors - Two Harbors, Minnesota

Two Harbors, Minnesota
On U.S. Highway No. 61
AAA Recommended, Within City Limits
Telephone No. 919.

5-20 Motel - Waterloo, New York

Between Waterloo and Geneva - on Routes 5 & 20 - Two miles west of junction to Thruway interchange 41 - Spacious rooms - Modern heat - Television - Family rates - Excellent restaurants nearby - Open all year. AAA Approved. Your hosts Mr. & Mrs. Rocco Mariano.

STATUS: I am pretty sure that the image below is the same place. It appears to be apartments/residences now.

Cross Country Motel - North Conway, New Hampshire

Cross Country Motel - North Conway, New Hampshire

Large 16' x 14' Rooms, Private Bath and Shower, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Two Full Size Beds. Forced Hot Water Heat. TV in Rooms. Excellent Eating Places nearby. Open year Round.
Opposite Shop in the Woods
On Rt. 16 & 302
1 Miles North of North Conway, N.H.

Kipp's Modern Motel - Hyde Park, New York

AAA & AMA approved. Open all year. Simmon's furniture. Heated. Hot Water. Individual showers. Connecting rooms if desired. 1/4 miles north of Roosevelt's Home and Memorial. Television in some rooms. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Kipp. Owner-Mgrs.
On Route 9
Hyde Park, New York

The Elms Motel - Corning, New York

One of the two sections that comprise THE ELMS MOTEL on Route 17, two miles east of Corning, N.Y., and three miles from the famous Corning Glass Center. Sheltered by giant elms, this friendly motel is known for many features including large family rooms, TV in every room, foam air mattresses and hot water heat. Restaurant adjoining. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith operate THE ELMS. Telephone Corning 25368.
ATA Recommended

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Terrace Plaza Hotel - Cincinnati, Ohio

400 outside rooms, each with tub, shower, circulating ice water, 6-station radio. Four restaurants. Entire hotel completely air-conditioned. Television in all public rooms. R.C. Kroger, Resident Manager, Max Schulman, General Manager.

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Randolph at La Salle - Chicago 1, Ill.
Famous for hospitality, the Bismarck has been a great center of Chicago for 60 years. Newness everywhere distinguishes the "Loop's" newest hotel. Its location in the heart of Chicago is but a step from theater, wholesale and financial centers.

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Dance Floor - Main Dining Room
New Bismarck Hotel, Chicago

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bisek on June 25, 1933:

Spent the day at the Fair & I'm so tired I don't feel like moving. But you must be sure to see it. Stasia

The Gugler Litho
Number Unknown
The Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Dutch Room (Bauernstube)
Beamed walls and ceilings, subdued lights, blue table covers - creating an atmosphere both intriguing and full of romance.

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Aero Distributing
C.T. Art-Colortone by Curt Teich

 Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Randolph at La Salle - Chicago 1, Ill.
Known the world over for its excellent food. Located in the hear of the city, it is next door to the shopping, theatrical and financial districts. The friendliness, beauty and charm of the Bismarck is best typified by its lobby. The famous Palace Theater and Metropolitan Building are also part of the Eitel Block.

C.T. Art-Colortone

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Swiss Chalet
Dining at its Best.
Luncheon - Dinner - Supper

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Swiss Chalet
Favorite Rendezvous Before and After Cinerama Next Door
Luncheon - Dinner - Supper

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Old Vienna
Randolph at La Salle - Chicago 1, Illinois
Chicago's newest and smartest soda fountain and coffee house. Authentic Viennese decor. Delightful ice cream creations, Viennese pastries and dainty sandwiches served in an atmosphere of continental charm. New door to Eitel's Palace Theatre.

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Main Dining (Walnut Room)
Bismarck Hotel, Chicago
Renowned orchestras and entertainers lend charm and gaiety to the beautiful Walnut Room, famed for its cuisine.

Bismarck Hotel Swiss Chalet - Chicago, Illinois

Featuring Nightly at Dinner and Supper
Endre Ocskay his famous violin and orchestra.

Dexter Press

Bismarck Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Randolph at La Salle
Chicago 1, Illinois
Known the world over for friendliness, beauty and charm, as well as the excellence of its cuisine, the Bismarck Hotel is located in the heart of the city. Cinerama, startling new movie technique, now showing in connecting Palace Theatre.