Thursday, December 29, 2011
City Squire Motor Inn - New York, New York
Broadway, 51-52nd Streets
New York, N.Y. 10019
A 21 story, 727-room motor inn. Fully air conditioned. On the Great White Way. Free in-hotel parking. Year round swimming pool and Finnish Sauna baths. Famous Red Coach Grill-cocktail lounge. Coffee Shop.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Syl-Va-Lane Motel and Restaurant - Sylvania, Georgia
U.S. Route 301 - South
in City Limits
31 Luxurious Rooms, Room Controlled Heat - Air-Conditioning - Room Phones - Television - Swimming Pool - Restaurant. AAA Approved.
C.F. Lane, Owner - J.W. Lovett, Mgr.
Mailed from Sylvania, Georgia to Mrs. Janet Laser c/o Nelson Jewelry of E. Cleveland, Ohio on September 30, 1964:
So far we are just driving trying to get to an area where we want to see something. Had rain off & on up until noon today. Now it is just plain hot. Margie
Royal Motor Inn - Baker, Oregon
3rd & Broadway
Tel. JA 3-6324
The newest and finest motel accommodations in Baker. 37 attractively furnished units, executive suites, heated pool, all units air conditioned, TV, phones. Sincere, courteous service. Close to shopping area. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Mailed from Baker, Oregon to Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Sisco of Chula Vista, California on May 29, 1965:
Hi Regina, Your mom wrote to me & sent the clipping of the 1st lady postman there. It was a very nice article and you sure look good as postman. It would be a much better job in Calif. than in Ohio or Indiana. Good luck to you. So sorry your husband isn't well & also that we were not near while in Calif. to call on you. We were so busy and so many around most all of the time and know that you are busy too and I'm sorry I didn't get around to calling you. Time went so fast. We enjoyed visiting Marilyn & family in Hawaii. - Hazel & Geo. Newcomb
3rd & Broadway
One of Baker's finest motel accommodations. 36 attractively furnished units, executive suites, heated pool, air conditioning, color TV, direct dial phones. Sincere, courteous service. Close to shopping area. AAA approved.
Mary-Lynn Motel - Monroe, North Carolina
21 Modern Units
Room Phones - Free Room TV - Air-Conditioned.
Wall-to-Wall Carpet - Bonfire Restaurant Next-Door.
Telephone AT 3-8161 - Monroe, N.C.
Highways U.S. 601 & U.S. 74
This eve. Nov. 2 - 61
We are staying here tonight. Weather fine. Lives are beautifull. We have had wonderfull roads 85 miles on W. Va. Turnpike, Didn't go through Kentucky. Love, Flossie.
Cliff-View Motel - Cincinnati, Ohio
1 block off I-75 at Hopple Exit
Brand New - Just Completed - Air Conditioned
Free TV, Telephone, Hot Water Heat
5 minutes to: Downtown Cincinnati, Zoo, Crosley Field, Hospitals, University of Cincinnati, Eden Park, Burnett Woods; 20 minutes to Coney Island
Beautiful Scenic View
BEST FOR LESS
Mailed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Misses Mary & Sara Moyer of Souderton, Pennsylvania on June 16, 1967:
This is the place where we are staying Mon, night. We had rain until Morgantown. Then we had a nice day. The air was cool when you got out of the car. Arrived in Cinn about 6 o'clock were to church tonight. Made 598 mi. It is almost 11 o'clock and we are getting ready for bed. - Ella/
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Dunes Motel - Bend, Oregon
1515 E. 3rd Street, Bend, Ore.
It's entirely new. One of Bend's most attractive and beautifully furnished motels. 30 comfortable units, all with phones and TV. Near shopping areas and recreational advantages.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kona Kai Motel - Anaheim, California
1820 S. West St.
Phone JEfferson 4-5911
A Touch of Old Hawaii at Disneyland
Simple rooms to complete apartments. Individually controlled heat and air-conditioning.Heated Pool - Free TV - Hi-Fi - Room Telephones. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines.
Be In - With "The In Crowd"
KONA KAI MOTEL
Walk to Disneyland
1820 S. West St. Anaheim, Calif. 92802
On Convention Center Square
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning - Free TV, Heated Pool - Hi-Fi - Optional Room Telephones - Single Rooms...Family Units....Kitchens...Suites
Bambi Motel - Perry, Florida
U.S. 19, 17A and 98
31 100% Air conditioned units, ceramic tiled baths, tub and shower combinations, electrically heated. Restaurant across the street. T.V. in the rooms, swimming pool, wading pool and playground. Family accommodations. Recommended by AAA and Duncan Hines.
Plaza Motel - Bend, Oregon
Located two blocks from city center; across the street from Pioneer Park on the banks of the famous Deschutes River. Motel units have steam heat, tiled showers, tubs, carpeted, TVs, telephones, extra long beauty rest beds. Quiet off truck route, with ample parking.
Maverick Motel - Bend, Oregon
437 East 3rd
Bend, Oregon 97701
Located on Highway 97, two blocks from Bend Plaza Shopping Center, we have sixty beautiful units, with every convenience for your pleasure - individually controlled heat, direct dial telephones, color television and for your pleasure, a heated pool. An attractive restaurant on the premises adds to the convenience.
Westgate Motel - Tulsa, Oklahoma
2700 W. Skelly Drive
On U.S. 66 By Pass and Interstate 44. Phone HI 6-6639. A first class motel at reasonable rates - room phones - free TV and coffee in rooms - refrigerated air-conditioned - wall-to-wall carpeting - tile baths and hospitality plus.
NAN AND ALLEN CLAVER - OWNERS
Writing on the back:
We stayed at this motel Monday June 4, 1961 on our way to New York - Conchita & Bill
Old Dominion Motel - Roanoke, Virginia
4 miles north of Roanoke on U.S. 11 and 220. New and modern. Radios. Tiled baths, tub and shower combination. Radiant hot water heat. Back from highway. One block from Howard Johnson's restaurant. Mail R.F.D. No. 1, Hollins, Va. H.L. Hancock, owner-mgr. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.
Jack M. Taylor
Air-Conditioning and Heat - Individually Controlled. Tile Baths, Tub and Shower Combination. Wall-To-Wall Carpet. Free TV in Every Room. Family Units. Howard Johnson's Restaurant 1/2 Block. Room Phones. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel
7540 Williamson Rd.
Owner - R.M. Jennings. Mgr. Mrs Mary Fisher
Surf & Sand Hotel - Laguna Beach, California
1465 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, Calif.
Ocean front, private beach, two heated pools. Luxurious Rooms, Suites, Penthouses, featuring complimentary continental breakfast. Home of the Exotic Outrigger Restaurant and within easy reach of Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, and Marineland. AAA Approved.
Mailed from Laguna Beach, California to Mrs. Della Willmot of Ganettsville, Ohio on January 30, 1966:
Just a card to say hello from Laguna Beach, California. John and I have a room at this motel and we'll be here for two night and then go back to Eastern. Boy California is nice.
Surf & Sand Hotel
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California
You start the day with a Continental Breakfast in you rooms, then Cocktails and Luncheon in the elegant Towers Restaurant overlooking the Blue Pacific from the ninth floor.
After a relaxing day at the beach and pool, dinner at the exotic Polynesian Outrigger or the distinctive Towers Restaurant.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Homestead Motel - Columbus, Ohio
4182 East Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 4313
Williamsburg Construction - Early American decor throughout 22 spacious rooms. Color TV available. 2 pools, playground, valet service and newspapers. Restaurant next door, golf, bowling and airport nearby. AAA. 5 1/2 miles east of downtown on US 40 close to both I-71 and 70.
Thunderbird Motel - Portland, Oregon
Portland's finest & friendliest
1225 N. Thunderbird Way
Panoramic views of the Williamette River, across from the Memorial Coliseum, 5 minutes from downtown Portland and Lloyd Center. Conference rooms, banquet facilities, coffee shop, dining room and lounge with entertainment; 170 air conditioned units with TV and private line telephone.
Treadway Inn - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
70 room structure, four private dining rooms, banquet room, cocktail lounge, swimming pool and cabana units.
Mailed from Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Mrs. Lanani Dessner of Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 1962:
We spent the night here. It sure is a beautiful place to stay at. I think maybe I am on my second honeymoon. Haha. I will be leaving this place tomorrow. See you soon.
Shirley & Ed
Modern 130 room Inn located 10 minutes from Pennsylvania Turnpike. Banquet & conference rooms, dining room, cocktail lounge, swimming pool, wading pool, hotel-motel facilities.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Inn on the Park - Toronto, Ontario
A Four Seasons Motor Hotel
THE VINTAGE ROOM
Superb international cuisine served in luxurious surroundings...tables beautifully appointed with elegant pewter, intimate candlelight. Floor-to-ceiling wine rack displays finest vintages. Choice prime beef and petit poulet specialties...fully licenced.
Eglinton at Leslie, Toronto (Don Mills) Canada
Stone Crest Motel - Bedford, Pennsylvania
R.D. 2, Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Located on Route U.S. 220, just north of The Pennsylvania Turnpike at Bedford Interchange. Ceramic Tile Baths - Television in Rooms - Guest Controlled Hot Water Heat - Wall to Wall Carpet - Close to Restaurant. Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Ott, Mgrs. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Mailed from Bedford, Pennsylvania to Miss Susan Davison of Upper Montclair, New Jersey on August 6, 1956:
How are you? Yesterday we went through 4 long tunnels. How's Tiny Tears? Love, Carol
Located on U.S. 220 just North of the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Bedford Interchange. 40 Rooms, Front and Rear, Air Conditioned, Guest Controlled Heat, with Ceramic Tile Baths, Wall to Wall Carpet, Room Phone and TV. Close to Restaurant. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ott, Mgrs.
Northland Motel - Waters, Michigan
On U.S. 27 Between Grayling and Gaylord
Exit Interstate 75 at Waters - Then 2 Miles No. Efficiency Units - TV - Guest Lounge with TV - Patio - Shuffleboard - Badminton - Picnic Area - AAA and Duncan Hines Recommended. Write: Waters, Mich.
Owned & Operated by Ted & Evelyn Kramer
Mailed from Michigan to Mr. & Mrs. F.K. Duffy of Steubenville, Ohio on July 29, 1969:
Dear Mama & Dada,
This is the motel we are staying at. We had nice weather until 2:00 & every since it's been storming. We are leaving tomorrow morning for Petoskey. Tell everyone "hello." Love & Kisses, Nity
"Relax in the North Land"
9 Miles South of Gaylord - Exit I-75 at Waters, Mich. 1 1/2 Miles North on U.S. 27
Fireside Guest Lounge - Continental Breakfast During Ski Season - Radio - TV - Carpeting - Efficiencies - Private Beach - Picnic Area - Patio
P.O. Box 96 - Waters, Michigan 49797
TED & EVELYN KRAMER
America West Towne Motor Hotel - Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington 98121
100 Spacious Rooms, Executive Suites, Color TV and Radios in every room, 24 Hour Switchboard Service, Elevators, Ample Parking, Dining Room and Lounge. Within easy walking distance Seattle Center or Downtown Shopping Area
STATUS: The building was still standing as of 2015, although it is completely empty. It appears to have been a Days Inn before it was abandoned.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Holiday Inn - Ozark, Alabama
P.O. Box 411
U.S. Highway 231 and Deese Street
Teletype: Ozark, Ala. 6073-X
Phone: PRospect 4-5166
Free Ice - Baby beds - Dog Kennels - Swimming Pool - 24. hr. Phone - Air Conditioned - Teletype Reservations
Tri-State Motel & Gift Shop - Angola, Indiana
On U.S. 27 at North City Limits
20 rooms. Open year around. Thermostat controlled and central hot water heat. restaurant convenient. TV, carpeting, ceramic tubs and showers, playground, air-conditioning. Recommended by Duncan Hines. AAA Approved. Phone 916.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Imperial '400' Motel - Seattle, Washington
325 Aurora Ave.
At the Corner of Harrison. America's fastest growing partnership motel chain. Recommended by Diners' Club, American Express and Carte Blanche. Air Refrigeration, Room TV, Kitchens, Room Phones, Heated Pool, Free Coffee. Free advance reservations/coast to coast.
325 Aurora Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98109
Air conditioned rooms, telephones, color TV. Heated swimming pool, free coffee, restaurant adjacent, major credit cards accepted.
TraveLodge - Seattle, Washington
8th & Bell
2213 8th Avenue
Seattle 1, Washington
Phone: MAin 4-6300
Note world famous space needle in the top picture. We're 6 1/2 blocks from downtown shopping, have dial telephones, free TV, radios, complimentary coffee bar, 3 adjoining restaurants and cocktail lounges for your convenience.
Travelodge at the base of the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Photo taken April, 1978
New Town House Motel - Crescent City, California
24 units, free 23" TV in every room, unit control electric heat, near the ocean.
So. City Limits
Crescent City, Calif.
Phone INgersoll 4-4743
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Western Hills Hotel - Fort Worth, Texas
Patio and heated outdoor pool as seen from palmetto-thatched Cabanas at distinctive WESTERN HILLS HOTEL
6451 Camp Bowie - Fort Worth, Texas
200 air-conditioned rooms...cabanas...Guest Hosts...Honeymoon Cottages
William J. Davis, Dallas, Texas
Dextone by Dexter Press
Fringed by palmetto-thatched Cabanas, gracefully formed outdoor pool at Western Hills is heated for your year-round comfort. Swimming and golf are free to Hotel Guests
Western Hills Hotel
6451 Camp Bowie - Fort Worth, Texas
"Resort and Country Club luxuries at Hotel Prices"
William J. Davis, Dallas, Texas
Dextone by Dexter Press
This fabulous resort hotel is located at the west entrance to Fort Worth on Highways 80, 180 and 377. Overlooking this beautiful, tropical scene is the terraced dining room of one of the West's most hospitable stop-overs for travelers, vacationers and business men.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Fairway Motor Hotel - McAllen, Texas
"ELEGANCE ON THE BORDER"
The new Fairway Motor Hotel, McAllen, Texas, is located on the International Highway to Mexico, only ten minutes from Reynosa on the border. The Fairway affords year-round vacation facilities. Falcon Dam, Padre Island and the mile-high mountains of Mexico are an easy jaunt away. The Fairway is adjacent to the golf course and airport, just outside the downtown McAllen business district. Each of its 82 rooms and suites has its private patio and all are 100% air conditioned with free room TV and radio. The Restaurant is area famous and the hotel is Triple AAA and Master Host Approved.
Landmark Motel - St. Petersburg, Florida
20th Avenue at 4th Street, No.
St. Petersburg, Florida.
Across the street from the Famous Sunken Gardens. In town – St. Pete's newest and most modern – free T.V. in rooms – swimming pool - air conditioned – electric heat – cocktail lounge and restaurant adjoining. Phone: 896-4636-7
Buccaneer Motor Lodge - Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island - One of Georgia's Golden Isles. Provides Swimming, Golfing, Fishing & Tennis Year 'Round.
Butler Ent., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Spacious accommodations and activity-filled days make this the perfect family resort... located on the beach of historic Jekyll Island, 3500 acres of pure pleasure on the Atlantic. Golfing, swimming, fishing and tennis are yours to enjoy year round on this Golden Isle.
Belle Ingram Motel - Hyannis, Massachusetts
West Main St.
Hyannis, Mass. 02601
Located in the heart of historical Cape Cod. One mile to famous Craigville Beach and Hyannis shopping district. Near Oyster Harbors, Wianno, and Hyannisport golf courses, theaters, and fine eating places.
Merry Acres Motel - Albany, Georgia
In city limits on U.S. Highway 82 West. Completely air conditioned. Phones, radios, wall to carpet. Ten acres of beautiful grounds in quiet residential section. Restaurant adjacent. AAA Approved. A Quality Court. Phone HEmlock 2-7481
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Sir RuDimar Motel - Anaheim, California
615 W. Katella
On the Magic City Around Disneyland
Phone KEystone 5-5445
Your shangri-la in a resort area designed to capture every ingredient for a memorable vacation.
White Pillars Motel - Norwich, Ohio
P.O. Norwich, Ohio
On U.S. Highways 40 and 22
9 Miles East of Zanesville
14 Miles West of Cambridge
Phone Norwich 2-3518
Hot Water Heat - Clean and Comfortable - Beautifully Landscaped.
Presque Isle Motel - Erie, Pennsylvania
2750 W. 8th St.
Alt. Rt. 5
HEATED SWIMMING POOL
All rooms completely equipped with television - radio - telephone - tub and shower - air conditioning - carpeting. Family units and meeting rooms. 24-hour service. Continental Breakfast. AAA Approved. For reservations call TEmple 3-1116.
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