Friday, January 31, 2014
Central and Grand Aves.
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
90 luxuriously furnished temperature controlled air conditioned, KINGSIZE and twin double bed units. Kitchenettes available. T.V. and Radio, background music, heated swimming pool, coffee shop and 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
"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 Maudie sing you don't love me but I still care.
Mrs. Elmo Stricklen.
(An Alsonett Hotel)
"The South's Finest - One of America's Best"
Completely air-conditioned; private automobile entrance; nationally famous orchestras in the famous "SKYWAY" and PLANTATION ROOF.
E.C. Kropp Co.
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.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
"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.
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
The impressive RECEPTION BUILDING features huge fishnet chandeliers, a solid coral floor, lava rock walls and immense triangular windows giving a cathedral effect.
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.
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.
HOUSE OF PRIME RIB - Casual Dining
MANDARIN ROOM - Oriental Cuisine
CASCADE TERRACE - 24 hour dining
LANDMARK THEATRE - 2 Star-Studded Show Nightly
NIGHTHAWK LOUNGE - Continuous Entertainment
SKY BAR - Cocktails & Dancing
LUXURIOUS BINGO - Only Bingo Game on "Strip"
Hotel & Casino
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
A fine modern Hotel with every convenience, excellent Dining Room, Large Casino, Bar with Star entertainment in the Lounge, Big Bingo Games throughout the afternoon and evening. Connects directly with their own Bowling Alleys, the biggest and most modern in Las Vegas.
This is one of the Nations' 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.
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
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 courtesy car, Olympic swimming pool, 24-hour Coffee Shop, Beauty and Barber shops. Convention Center for up to 1,500.
29th and Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83704
On the banks of the Boise River...325 luxurious rooms all with color TV and King or Queen size beds, Free airport courtesy car, Olympic size swimming pool, 24-hour coffee shop. SandBar Restaurant at poolside. Beauty, Barber, and Gift Shops. Convention Center for up to 1,500. Children FREE in same room as parents. AAA Outstanding. **** - Mobil Travel Guide.
U.S. Highway 301...2 Miles North of Ocala, Florida
Reservations Telephone MArion 2-7342
Tiled Showers...Baseboard Hot Water Heat
Mr. & Mrs. B.E. Fletcher
Owners & Operators
The Yacht Club (a most unique cocktail room) and The Village Green (an outstandingly beautiful cocktail bar and lounge)
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. F.P. Sanmann of Champaign, Illinois on December 31, 1928:
We arrived here today. Appreciated your Xmas card. Thanks for letter. The flu is affecting conference somewhat. See you soon.
Made by Curt Teich Co.
This hotel is superbly situated at the north end of Lincoln Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan, with a thousand feet of fine beach and a beautiful promenade.
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Motor & Brake Parts of Columbus, Ohio on July 23, 1939:
To the hole crew I am in the big city and am haveing a grand time.
Max Rigot Selling Agency, Chicago
American Colortype - Chicago - New York
Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago
MARINE DINING ROOM
Outstanding Among America's Most beautiful Dining Rooms
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Beddome of Portland, Oregon on February 12, 1954:
Dear Mamma & Gay,
After a beautiful trip east I am really enjoying the luxury of nothing to do. The weather is cold & sunny which makes it pleasant. Our room is big & lovely. The store are so attractive, too.
With love, Bunny & Patricia
Printed by The Max Rigot Selling Agency
Edgewater Beach Hotel
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
S.S. Edgewater Beach
Having a wonderful time at the....
EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL
Chicago's incomparable "country club" hotel.On beautiful lake Michigan shore...yet just 18 minutes from the Loop. 1,000 outside rooms, five famous restaurants, cocktail lounges, swimming pool. Dancing and floor shows nightly. Plenty of parking.
Wish You Were Here
5300 Block, North Sheridan Road, Chicago 40
Chicago 40, Illinois
The new OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL with its heated and filtered water, and Cabanas, offers a fabulous addition to its many resort features.
1700 Rooms with Bath
Lasalle and Lake St.
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:
Doing some buying this week. Hope your O.K.
La Salle and Randolph
Exotic Panther Room and Malaya Room of the College Inn...Great Swing Masters...Flaming Sword Dinner
Red, White and Blue Rooms
"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 bath....drive right into the Hotel Sherman garage.
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.
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.
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
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.
1501 rooms with bath - 1001 things to see and do inside this great hotel. Chicago's celebrity hotel...located at Randolph, Clark and La Salle streets. Chicago's most convenient hotel.
Chicago's only Loop Hotel with Drive-In garage
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Mr. W. Ogleby of Astoria, Long Island, New York on May 13, 1961:
Hello, Walt. Still going along! Jim
Monday, January 13, 2014
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.
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
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
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 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
Highway 99 - 1 Mile N.E.
18 Deluxe units - Some kitchens - Steam heat - Wall to Wall carpet - Telephones - Television - Garages - Tiled showers - Tubs.
Recommended by Duncan Hines and AAA.
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,
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.
Mailed from Chicago, Illinois to Bozo's Circus at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1975:
xxxx S. Throop St.
Chg., Ill. 60608
"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