Thursday, April 30, 2009
at Exit #35, New York State Thruway
100 Beautiful, new, modern, de luxe units; individually air-conditioned and heated. Automatic telephone service. Television in each room. Public secretary and rental typewriters. Excellent food served in our Thunderbird Lounge. Cocktail lounge and meeting rooms. Excellent accommodations at rates you can afford. You can see us from the Thruway.
Phone H.O. 3-0202 Syracuse 6, N.Y.
15014 East New 40 Highway & Interstate 70, 2 Miles west of 71. By pass, Kansas City, MO. 10 Min. to downtown K.C. - 5 min. to downtown Independence, Mo. Restaurant - Large Swim Pool - Play ground, 60 Rooms, Individual Thermostat. Air Conditioning - Heat - Electric - Hot Water Tubs - Showers - Telephones, TB - Radio - Music in each Room. Member AMHA.
Phone CLifton 4-1122
The card was mailed from Kansas City, Missouri to Miss Anne Cleveland of Ascutney, Vermont on June 7, 1971:
Dear Anne- Thanks for the delicious brownies - we are enjoying them as we ride along. Staying here Tonite (sat) Just had a swim. Everything wonderful.
Regards - Don & Grace
U.S. Route #1, Linden, NJ
102 Private Rooms - Tile Baths - Air conditioned - T.V. - Radio - Room Telephones. Swimming Pool - Meeting Rooms - Game Room - Caucus Room - Cocktail Lounge. Restaurant Adjacent. Open All Year - 24 Hours a day 20 Min. to N.Y.C.
Phone: WAbash 5-5300
Courtesy Car to Newark Airport. TWX 201 486-7077
AMHA Member. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels.
Monday, April 27, 2009
New Port Richey, Florida. West coast highway US 19. Located on beautiful Cotee River and Gulf of Mexico. Good fishing, quiet and restful, spacious grounds. "The Best" in tourist courts, carefully furnished for your utmost comfort. Individual units with carports, with or without all-electric kitchens. Shopping area and restaurant nearby.
Phone 2691 Mr. & Mrs. T.RR. Fohlbrook, Owners AAA Approved.
The writing on the back says:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
New Jersey Turnpike at Exit #5
In Historic Burlington County
Mt. Holly, N.J.
59 Beautifully decorated Units - telephone and Television in every Suite - Individually Controlled Heat and Air Conditioning - Switchboard open 24 Hours - Close to Fort Dix and Maguire Air Force Base.
Pets Allowed - Restaurant on premises
New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 5 at Hwy. 541
In Historic Burlington County, Mt. Holly, N.J.
59 Air-Conditioned Suites - TV - Telephones - Heated Swimming Pool - Switchboard open 24 hours - Close to Fort Dix and Maguire Air Force Base - Pets allowed - Restaurant on Premises.
Note on back:
Spent the night of Oct. 25, 1965 here. This is a very nice motel, but the country around here is not pretty. The area has quite a lot of pollution. Ate at the Howard Johnson restaurant. Walked up & down in from of the motel many times enjoying the cool air.
Joseph F. Marsella
THE KING JAMES MOTEL
2835 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
On Route 31- 10 Miles West of Thruway Exit 45. 70 Modern Units with Air Conditioning, Color TV and Room Phones. Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge.
Open for Breakfast 7 AM Daily
Rt. 220 - 5 Miles N. Altoona, Pa.
Pepper Mills ala Minuet!
World's largest collection of unique pepper mills, ranging in size from 3 inches to 7 feet-6 inches. Just one of the many memorable pleasures in store for you at the Minuet Manor is being served freshly ground pepper from this outstanding collation.
Minuet Manor Motel and Dining Room
Rt. 220 5 Miles N. Altoona, PA
Pepper Mills ala Minuet!
World's largest collection of unique pepper mills, ranging in size for 3 inches to 7 feet 6-inches. Just one of the many memorable pleasures in store for you at the Minuet Manor is being served freshly ground pepper from this outstanding collection.
NATURES RANCHO AUTO COURT
17 miles north of Sheboygan on U.S. 141. Wisconsin's newest and finest court. 10 luxurious rooms, beautiful tiled tub and shower baths. Luxury accommodation at reasonable rater. It's new, glamorous and the finest with TV and radio in every room. A stop you'll enjoy and always remember.
AAA approved. Phone Newton 33 2L.
5611 Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Located on US 11 & 64, five miles east of downtown. 27 units, air conditioned, electric heat, tiled tub & shower baths. Restaurant in connection. Avery Little, operator.
1556 9th St.
Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901
East End of Town - 1st off Interstate 80 - 20 Modern Soundproof Units- All New, TV, Tub and Showers - Reasonable Priced Modern Cafe & Service Stations, 100 Ft. P.O. Box 1666.
There is a note that says:
We stayed here Aug. 2
Town House Motel
4800 NE Sandy Blvd., Highway US 30
Portland 13, Oregon
35 Deluxe Units, Kitchens, Individual Switchboard Service, TV, Radio, Refrigerated Air Conditioning, Heated Swimming Pool, Ample Parking. Surround by Restaurants, Shopping and Churches. AAA Approved. Recommended by Duncan Hines.
Phone ATlantic 2-2281
John T. Goss, Owner
Ruth Claiborne, Resident Hostess
The Heraldic Emblem Legend -
Against the blue background is the golden sunburst indicating daylight traveling, with stars depicting travel by night. Upon a white background indicating the broad highway are the four wheels of the automobile. At the bottom of the shield is a bunch of grapes indicating food, with six ermine clusters indicating purity, fairness and luxury.
This Heraldic Emblem will be found proudly displayed at the City Center Motor Hotel, The Travelers Inn, Town House Motor Hotel, and Town & Country Motor Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Cordially your host, John D Goss.
"For You a Rose in Portland Grows"
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Blythe City Limits, East Side
Route US 60-70
Recommended by: AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California
The card was mailed from Blythe, California to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kline of Danville, Pennsylvania on October 3, 1956:
Stopping here tonight on home tomorrow. Had a very pleasant trip down from Seattle. Perfect weather all the way. Got in to Hollywood Fri. evening 7:30-was there until this morning. Not too hot over desert today. Love, Herb & Jean
204 Second St. South, Shelby, Montana 59474
40 Rooms - Phones - Cable TV (5 Channels)
Shelby is the Nothern Crossroads of Interstate 15 and U.S. #2 leading to Alaska and Glacier National Park
"The Midsouth's Finest"
90 Luxuriois Guest Rooms with private baths, Steam Heat. 40 with Kitchenettes. Restaurant on premises serving all meals. Adjacent to Camp Lejeune, World's Largest Marine Base.
Telephone Jacksonville 745
On Ocean Hiway (U.S. 17) in city limits, Jacksonville, N.C.
90 Luxurious Guest Rooms with private baths. Steam Heat. 40 with Kitchenettes. Restaurant on premises serving all meals. Adjacent to Camp Lejeune, World's largest Marine Base. Telephone Jacksonville 7455
D.L. Phillips, Owner
On Ocean Hiway (U.S. 17) in city limits. AAA Approved.
Mailed from Jacksonville, North Carolina to Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Alrutz of Mt. Vernon, Virginia on June 8, 1956:
Sorry we couldn't. Stop in but a powerful hurry to down. We are now engrossed in buying furniture & moving in to our new gov. at. Will promise to come see in Aug. when Roger gets leave. Love, Minn.
P.S. Will write more later.
410 Riverside Avenue
Phones-Heated Pool-TV-Individually Controlled Heat and Refrigerated Air-Conditioning, In town, near restaurant, cocktail lounges, and three golf courses.
Rt. 3. Weirs Blvd., Laconia, N.H.
Modern deluxe units, TV, Automatic Heat, Carpeting, showers, some with showers and tub, swimming pool, walking distance to Weirs Beach. Open May-Oct: Mr. and Mrs. Elwell Sanborn; Tel. 603-366-4453
Monday, April 20, 2009
Offering year-round accommodation for travellers. 54 Units - Guest Lounge - "Islandia"
"Coach Room" - Dining Room - Games Room. Located in the heart of the community on historic site of Summerside's first inn. AAA and CAA Approved.
Writing on the back says:
Stayed here two nights.
28 one- and two-room units-combination tile bath and shower - wall-to-wall carpet - thermostatic controlled heat - air conditioned - phone in each unit - free TV and radio. Located west side across from Fairgrounds, one block north of intersection highway, 87, 89, 91 and 20. Quiet, shady location, 6 blocks from city center, good restaurant nearby. Open all year. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.
Phone: GL 2-6435
Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Rt. 1, Box 22 Phone (206) 457-6113
1 Mile West on U.S. 101
DeLuxe Units - Electric Heat - TV - Gas and Groceries - Coffee Shop and Dining Room - Delicious Seafoods and Steaks - Rendezvouz Room - Ample Parking.
On Rt. 6 - 4 miles east of Providence, R.I.
78 Units - Swimming Pool - Putting Green - Individually controlled Heat and Air-Conditioning. AAA Approved. Opposite Eileen Darling's Restaurant
DUTCH MILL INN MOTOR HOTEL
53 Units - 2 Dining Rooms - Fully Licensed - Sample and Board Room - Nitely Entertainment - Swimming Poll. 299 Dundas St. East (No. 2 Hwy.), Trenton, Ont. 613-392-9121
Sunday, April 19, 2009
We're stopping here at the Motel Winnemucca tonight. It's really a beautiful place - right on highway 40 in Winnemucca, Nevada. The rooms are marvelous - very large, and furnished in smart new modern. We're looking forward to the best night's rest of our whole trip!
Writing on the back:
The Beautiful, New
Desert Village Motel
Fort Worth, Texas
Located at 6651 Camp Bowie Boulevard on Highways 80-180-377, three blocks east of 180 and 183 Traffic Circle. Reservation Phone SUnset 9292. This Motel, with its fine food, refrigerated air, swimming pool, radio, television, telephones, 90 rooms and suites is one the best. AAA Approved.
The Beautiful, New
Desert Village Motel
Fort Worth, Texas
Located at 6651 Camp Bowie Boulevard on Highways 80-180-377, three blocks east of 180 and 183 Traffic Circle. Reservation Phone PE 8-9292. This Motel, with its fine food, refrigerated air, swimming pool, radio, television, telephones, 90 rooms and suites is one the best. AAA Approved.
U.S. Hwy. #41, 2 Blocks No. of Hwy. 24 and 52
Spacious Rooms, Ceramic Tile Baths. Individually Controlled Heat and Air Conditioning. Beautyrest Mattresses. Free TV in Rooms. Nearby Restaurants. AAA Approved.
The writing on the back says:
Monday, May 18, 1959
One of America's Finest
East on US Rt. 40, Springfield, Ohio
3200 E. Main St. - Phone: FA-5-7334
30 Ultra Modern Units-Ceramic Tile Bath and Shower Combination - Radiation Heating - Wall-to-Wall Carpeting - Excellent Restaurant and Theatre Nearby - Free TV - Crushed Ice- Newspapers-Continental Breakfast-Swimming Pool - Air-Conditioned - AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Gila Bend, Arizona
A colorful oasis in the heart of the desert country. Lovely furnished rooms carefully designed with the finest refrigeration and electric heating. A masterpiece in modern design with patio, heated swimming pool, television and wide, sheltered carports at your door.
The card was mailed from Navasota, Texas to Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Carter Gilman City, Missouri on
March 7, 1959:
We got your card and we enjoyed you (sic) visit in Ocean Beach so much. We are at Navasota Texas now at Mareen's. Will be home some time soon.
Highways 85-87N & Interstate 25
Air Conditioned - Room Phones and TV - Combination Baths - Recommended by AAA and Mobil Travel Guide
Your Hostess is EDNA GALLAGHER
"For Those Who Care"
Phone Area Code 816-884-3208
PO Box 58
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
Individually controlled steam heat, 100% air conditioned, ceramic baths, closed garages, Free TV, Room Phones, Inn Room coffee, Carpets, Playground, Restaurants Nearby, AAA Approved.
Ralph & Opal Hawkins, Managing Owners
Telephone: OR 73122
2222 N. Ocean Shore Boulevard
Ormond Beach, Florida
Directly on the Ocean, 30 miles South of Marineland, Florida. 3 Miles North of Ormond Beach, Florida. On U.S. A1A. Hotel or Motel Rooms. Efficiencies & Apartments as you like. Shuffleboard & Surf Fishing. Tomoka Park & Trail within easy distance. Golf, Tennis, Deep Sea Fishing, Cocktail Lounge and good restaurant in close vicinity. Approved by ATA and Florida Motel Ass'n.
Vernon & Fern Rhorer, Owners-Managers
On I-95 take Exits 18 or 22
Tastefully Furnished Rooms, Carpeted Floors, Color TV, Air-Conditioning, Room Phones, Swimming pool for Guests only. Excellent Dining Room & Coffee Shop - Famous for Home-Cooking, Garden Fresh Vegetables & Homemade Pies. AAA Approved. Owned & Operated by J.W. Fell
Corn Palace Motel
Air Conditioned - 36 All Modern Units - Clean - Cool - Comfortable
Chef Louie's Steak House
Featuring "Steaks From the World's Finest Corn Fed Beef" Amid Delightful Surrounding. A Beautiful Cocktail Lounge for your After Dinner Pleasure
The Card was mailed from Kimball, South Dakota to Mr. & Mrs. Alf. Clauson of Ottumwa, Iowa on September 13, 1954:
Made very good time - just wonderful traveling weather. Ate a fine chicken dinner at Emmetsburg & arrived in Mitchell at 6:15 & just got this place right away. Going to see Corn Palace tomorrow. The Grotto was really beautiful - spent one hour there. - Lillian & Walt
"Inspired by the elegance of the Old South". 72 rooms & suites, Robert E. Lee Dining Room. Cocktail Lounge, Indoor Pool, Closed-circuit TV Convention Facilities. Centrally located in scenic Southern Indiana. 201 East Elm Street, New Albany, Indiana, Whitehall 5-3551. AAA Approved.
On U.S. 250 half mile west of Charlottesville, Va.
A distinctively modern motor court, completely air-conditioned, adjacent to an excellent restaurant, TV room phones and radio. Phone 293-6181. AAA Approved. Member of Congress Inns Coast to Coast.
R.D. 1 Penns Grove, N.J.
76 Completely Air-Conditioned Units
Private Phones - Swimming Pool - Bridal Suite - Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
AAA Approved - American Express & Diners Club Accepted - Member of Quality Motels For Reservations-Phone (Area Code 609) 299-3700
R.D.1 Penns Grove, New Jersey
76 Completely Air-Conditioned Units
Private Phones - Swimming Pool - Bridal Suite - Color TV - Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. AAA Approved. American Express and Diners' Club Accepted. A Quality Motel. Copyright 1971 by Bill Bard Associates Inc.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Clay's Motel on U.S. Route 40 - Glasgow, Delaware
Modern Brick Motel - Room Phones - 3 miles from Interstate Highway No. 95, Newark, Del. Exit - Telephone 368-8763 - Area Code 302 - 3 Excellent Restaurants in Block. AAA Approved.
On Hwy. 97 and 26, 3 blocks from city center
26 modern and deluxe units - Heated pool, phones, TV, Air conditioned, Individual heat, Restaurant - Personalized service - Vacation in the heart of Central Oregon's lake county. Rock hunting, fishing and water skiing - View the world's longest fish ladder in the beautiful Deschutes River. AAA Approved
Center on U.S. 27 & US 97 Northbound at 124 - 5th St. One & two room, well kept units. A/C - Direct dial phones - Cable TV - Pool - Restaurant - Lighted boat parking lot. AAA Approved