Friday, January 31, 2014

Avanelle Motor Lodge - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Avanelle Motor Lodge - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Central and Grand Aves.
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
90 luxuriously furnished temperature controlled air conditioned, KINGSIZE & twin double bed units. Kitchenettes available. T.V. & Radio, background music, heated swimming pool, coffee shop & restaurant featuring the famous "Sirloin Room".
"Bud" Canada, Manager. Member of the AHF, A Master Hosts Motel , AAA. "Built for Traveling"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hotel Peabody - Memphis, Tennessee

"The South's Finest - One of America's Best"
625 Rooms - 625 Baths
Home of Famous "Skyway" and "Plantation Roof Garden"

Mailed from Memphis, Tennessee to Mr. Joe Mandrel of Memphis, Tennessee on February 26, 1941:

Joe - Please sing a song and dedicate it to Dot and Muadie sing you don't love me but I still care.
Tank you.
MMrs. Elmo Stricklen.

Ottaray Hotel - Greenville, South Carolina

The Ottaray Hotel, situated at the head of Main St., at the highest point in Greenville, was given the Indian name if "Ottaray" which means "Top of the Hill". This hotel is well known for its homelike atmosphere and good food.

So. Roseburg Motel - Roseburg, Oregon

1634 S.E. Stephens St.
Roseburg, Oregon
Phone OR 2-2251

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Top O' The Morn Motor Lodge - Hyannis, Massachusetts

"Cape Cod's Largest" and Best Motel
Route 132 - Hyannis, Massachusetts
1127 Ilyanough Road
Modern Units for 2, 3 or 4 people. Some efficiencies. TV in every room. Forced Hot Water Heat. Til Baths. Airfoam Mattresses. Wall to Wall Carpeting. Private Swimming Pool. Open the Year Round. Seasonal Rates. Convenient to all Activities. One Mile West of Hyannis Airport.

Coco Palms Resort - Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii

Coco Palms Hotel - Kauai, Hawaii

The Outrigger Bed with its Fishnet Bedspread and Paddle Lights in the WAILUA KAI WING.
Inspired by a legend of the people who lived here in "Wailua By The Sea" many years ago.
The Coco Palms Hotel

Color Photo by W.J. Sena
Movie Supply of Hawaii, Honolulu
Mike Roberts Color Production
Hawaii Color Card

Coco Palms Resort - Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

The impressive RECEPTION BUILDING features huge fishnet chandeliers, a solid coral floor, lava rock walls and immense triangular windows giving a cathedral effect.

Coco Palms Resort - Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii

This Oracle Tower was built to the exact scale of structures used in Hawaii over a century ago. The Kahunas (High Priests) would ascend to the various platforms to pray to the gods of the earth, the sky and the sea.

Landmark Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
The cooling beauty of this magnificent pool area, relaxes many guests from their night's fun and excitement. A must see when visiting Las Vegas.

The Showboat Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

This is one of the nation's most unique resort hotels where visitors are greeted with the fabulous illusion of a great Mississippi river boat steaming across the Nevada desert. The Showboat's Hotel, Casino and great stage shows offer a maximum in comfort, convenience and fun.

Mailed from Las Vegas, Nevada to Mr, & Mrs. Leonard Harris of Hutchinson, Kansas on July 20, 1967:

Hi you all
Here is where we stayed last nite. Leaving in a few minutes for the Grand Canyon then on home.
Love, Clara & Lee

Hyatt Lodge - South Lake Tahoe, California

First in Hospitality
P.O. Box 5410, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 95705
Over 100 modern Units - Oversize Beds - Large Heated Pool - Room Phones - Color Television - 600 Feet away from Gaming Casinos on U.S. Highway 50 at California-Nevada Stateline - Famous Hyatt Coffee Shoppe with Room Service - Major Credit Cards honored - Open year round. AAA Approved. Stacy and Peggy Burton - Managers

Rodeway Inn - Boise, Idaho

29th and Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83704
Rated "Outstanding" by AAA. 350 luxurious guest room and suites, all with color TV and King or Queen size beds. Airport coutesy car, Olympic swimming pool, 24-hour Coffee Shop, Beauty and Barber shops. Convention Center for up to 1,500.

Liberty Court Motel - Ocala, Florida

U.S. Highway 301...2 Miles North of Ocala, Florida
Reservations Telephone MArion 2-7342
Tiled Showers...Baseboard Hot Water Heat
Spacious Lawns
Mr. & Mrs. B.E. Fletcher
Owners & Operators

Beach Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Beach Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

Mailed from 22nd St. Station in Chicago, Illinois to Mrs. Harry Goetz of Belknap, Montana on May 10th (Year Unknown - I think it's 1907 or 1908)

Edgewater Beach Hotel - Chicago, Illinois

West Lounge
Edgewater Beach Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

Beach Walk
Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago
View of Beach Walk - Outdoor dancing and entertainment spot on the shores of Lake Michigan

Edgewater Beach Yacht Club
Most Distinctive Cocktail Room in America
On Board
S.S. Edgewater Beach

Flower Shop
F.T.D. Member

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

1700 Rooms with Bath
Randolph, Clark
Lasalle and Lake St.

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

1450 rooms - 1450 baths - 1000 things to see and do inside this great hotel - Chicago's celebrity hotel...located at Randolph - Clark - Lake & la Salle Streets

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. Theodore Telander of Kewanee, Illinois on September 5, 1951:

High Fritz:
Doing some buying this week. Hope your O.K.
Yours, Henry

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

La Salle and Randolph

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

Exotic Panther Room and Malaya Room of the College Inn...Great Swing Masters...Flaming Sword Dinner
Red, White and Blue Rooms

Hotel Sherman - Chicago, Illinois

"Home of the College Inn..."
Still Chicago's most up-to-the-minute hotel, with 1,000 things to see and do...1,450 rooms - with private right into the Hotel Sherman garage.

College Inn at Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois

Tommy Bartlett's "Welcome Travelers" Party - College Inn, Hotel Sherman
Visit "Well of the Sea" seafood showplace of the nation. Ask your grocer for College Inn Food Products.

Greyhound Bus Terminal and Sherman House - Chicago, Illinois

The new Greyhound Bus Terminal, completed in 1953, is located in the hear of the Loop, Chicago's downtown district. In addition to serving as the bus terminal it houses a shopping arcade. The 1,400-room Sherman, site of many conventions, is in the background.
Color photo by Egon Berka, Chicago, Ill.

Mirro Krome by H.S. Crocker Co.

The Sherman House - Chicago, Illinois

Looking west on Randolph Street, Greyhound Bus Terminal in the foreground. The Sherman House is in the heart of the Loop, on Randolph and Clark Streets.

Cameo Greeting Cards
Color Photo by Howard Leibman
Plastichrome by Colourpicture

Sherman House - Chicago, Illinois

The Sherman House offers a wondrous world of facilities...five great restaurants and banquet and meeting accommodations for 20 or up to 2,000. When you visit, dine at the Celtic, College Inn-Porterhouse or Well of the Sea. Great Restaurants.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Grove Motel - Lake Wales, Florida

Junction Fla. 60 & 17
Lake Wales, Fla. Phone 3-2531
One of Florida's most distinctive motels just minutes away from world famous attractions: Passion Play, Cypress Gardens, Bok Tower, Great Masterpiece, Spook Hill. Completely new motel with electric heat, air conditioning and TV in rooms. Pick your own tree-ripened fruit from our orange grove! AAA Approved.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Sullivan, Mgrs.

Quality Inn Dutch Pantry Inns - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Deluxe living away from home
5680 Allentown Boulevard
U.S. 22 and Interstate 81 - Exit 26
Harrisburg, Pa. 17112
Air conditioning, Color TV, Swimming Pool, Two restaurants - Bar service.
AAA Approved. A Quality Inn

Pine Cone Motor Lodge - West Yellowstone, Montana

U.S. Hiways 20 and 191
West Yellowstone, Montana
Completely modern. All electric heat. Room telephones. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Mailed from Yellowstone Park, Wyoming to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Milar of Wendell, Idaho on September 2, 1962:

We started for the Farm and landed here - It is a nice drive - it is cold here to night. We will be home Mon. I think.
Greeting to all.
Art & Clara

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant - Asheville, North Carolina

85 units, Largest in Western North Carolina, Central Air Conditioned, Room Phones, Free TV in Rooms, Private Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard, Recreation Area, Putting Green, Teletype Communication, At Door Parking, Golf Privileges - 3 courses. Open the Year ' Round. On U.S. 70-74; 1 Mile East of Downtown Asheville, N.C.
Telephone ALpine 3-0731
H.C. Wilburn, Managing Director

Monday, January 6, 2014

Stateline Hotel - Wendover, Nevada

Stateline Hotel offers only the best to the traveling public.
Complete One-Step Service in the fabulous state of Nevada. Hotel, Bar, Casino and Cocktail Lounge. Complete care for your automobile - lubrication service provided with a minimum of delay in our new modern service station.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lodoro Motel - Olympia, Washington

Highway 99 - 1 Mile N.E.
Olympia, Wash.
Ph. 2-7693
18 Deluxe units - Some kitchens - Steam heat - Wall to Wall carpet - Telephones - Television - Garages - Tiled showers - Tubs.
Recommended by Duncan Hines and AAA.

The Shelby Motel - Shelbyville, Kentucky

"In the Bluegrass of Ky."
Shelbyville, Ky.
1 mile west of Shelbyville on U.S. 60 and 460. 22 insulated brick units, tile showers and wall-to-wall carpeting. Hot water heat. TV and air conditioning, room phones. Restaurant next door. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Phone ME 3-3350
W.H. Wagg and Elza Dobbs, Owners
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jennings, Mgrs,

Colonial Motel - Baldwin, Wisconsin

Colonial Motel - Baldwin, Wisconsin

Located at Baldwin...Exit on Interstate 94 & U.S. 63.
Beautiful Colonial Decor, away from highway noise. Large children's play area, family size rooms, ceramic baths, tub and shower. Carpeted, free T.V. and Air-Conditioned. Thermostat controlled hot water heat. 24-Hour Cafe and Service Station. Cocktail Lounge and Supper Club. A place to remember to tell your friends about. Owner managed - your comfort is our aim.
Mr. & Mrs. Lemoine Olsen - Mr. & Mrs. Roy B. Nelson.
AAA Approved.

Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1975:

Steven Kaput
xxxx S. Throop St.
Chg., Ill. 60608

Downtown Motor Lodge - Moose Jaw, Saskatechewan

Downtown Motor Lodge - Moose Jaw, Saskatechewan

"In The Heart of the City"
Beautifully appointed units have color cable TV, phones, free coffee, air conditioning. 1/4 block from shopping, dining and lounge. Adjacent to Crescent Park, has indoor and outdoor Olympic sized pool.
AAA and CAA Approved. A Best Western Motel
Your Hosts: Joe and Gerty Fikowski

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Evergreen Motel - Inkster, Michigan

AAA Approved. EVERGREEN MOTEL, Suburban Detroit. Deluxe units, Radiant heat, cross ventilation, beauty rest beds, tile tub or shower, radios, phone, T.V.
Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Lyons, Proprietors
LO-gan 1-6884.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Briscoe's Motor Inn - Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia

Briscoe's Motor Inn - Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia

Downtown - Bristol, Tenn., Va.
2412 W. State St.
Intersection 11W, 421, 58 & Federal 81 Sound-Proof - Phones - TV - Room Control Heat And Air Conditioning - New Ultra-Modern Motor Inn

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Brown Palace Hotel - Denver, Colorado

The Brown Palace Hotel - Denver, Colorado

500 Completely Air Conditioned Rooms

The Brown Palace Hotel - Denver, Colorado

600 Completely Air Conditioned Rooms

Brown Palace Hotel - Denver, Colorado

Unique lobby of the famous BROWN PALACE HOTEL
Denver, Colorado


The Nugget - Aspen, Colorado

Aspen's most distinctive lodge. Centrally located, 32 spacious units, all with large dressing rooms, tub-shower combination, hot water heat with individual room control. Heated swimming pool. Complimentary Continental breakfast served each morning

Conestoga Motor Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Conestoga Motor Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

U.S. Route 222 - 5 Miles North off LANCASTER, PENNA.
"In The Heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country"
40 rooms, each with Bath. Individual Thermostat controlled Heat and Air-Conditioning. TV, FM Radio and Room Phones. Beautiful Colonial Dining Room featuring Penna. Dutch Food Specialties. Open Daily except Sunday. Sunday Breakfast 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Gift Shop featuring Gifts of Distinction.
Mailing Address - Box 1597, Lancaster, Pa.
Carl E. Pyle, Inn Keeper
AAA Approved

Conestoga Motor Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

U. S. Route 222 - 5 Miles North of Lancaster, Penna.
The Jewelry Section of our extensive Gift Shop. We feature a large variety of select domestic and imported gift merchandise.
AAA Approved.
June Louise Evans, Mgr.

Conestoga Motor Inn - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Dining Room
U.S. Route 222, 5 Miles North
Lancaster, Penna.
P.O. Box #1597
A Beautiful Early American Dining Room. Featuring Pennsylvania Dutch Specialties - Roast Beef - Steaks, Chops and Seafood. "Air-Conditioned."
C.E. Pyle, Innkeeper
AAA Approved. Member of the Pennsylvania Dutch Tourist Bureau

Ideal Motel and Restaurant - Berlin, Connecticut

Rtes. 5-15
Wilbur Cross Parkway, Berlin, Conn.
Accommodations for 110 people. Private, Modern Tile Baths, Hot Water Heat - Radio and Television. 6 Miles South of Hartford. Open Year Round.
An Approved Mutual Travel Index Motel.

Hotel Commodore - New York, New York

The Hotel Commodore one of the most celebrated landmarks on Manhattan's busy midtown East Side - is right in the heart of the leading business, shopping and entertainment centers. It contains 2000 large, comfortable outside rooms. Each with private bath. Its 4 from restaurants include the beautiful Century Room, home of America's famous "name bands". A friendly welcome, courteous and considerate service have earned it a nationwide reputation as "New York's most hospitable hotel".

Mailed from New York, New York to Fred J. Kirkpatrick of Fort Plain, New York on April 3, 1951:

Am kept very busy here and I am finding out a lot about criminal - Regards - Felix Aulisi