Thursday, April 28, 2011
Typical of the Memphis East Ramada Inn is the atmosphere of friendly welcome for the weary traveler, the vacationist or the casual party-giver...the Chez Bon restaurant and coffee shop is another exciting feature...the guest rooms and suites are all beautifully decorated and designed for comfort...
5225 Summer Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38122
Mailed from Shreveport, Louisiana to Mr. & Mrs. Willie Fusan of Niles, Michigan on December 23, 1967:
Enjoying our visit here & certainly having beautiful weather. Temp has been 72 degrees and cool at nights. Having a ball hunting in these hills. Have had good luck so far - wish you folks were here with us -
Al, Lorraine & Joann
Highway 65 North
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Phone JEfferson 5-1200
TWX Pine Bluff 652
Swimming Pool - Free TV - 24-hour Phone Service - Air-conditioned - Restaurant - Room Service.
140 Rooms, Swimming Pool - Free TV in All Rooms - Year 'Round Air-Conditioning - Free Dog Kennels - Baby Sitters - Meeting Facilities - Restaurant - Room Service - Playground.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Exotic Japanese Motif
At Thruway Exit 44 - Victor, New York
105 Rooms with an Oriental Flair - Superb Japanese and American Restaurants - Exciting Jade Tree Cocktail Lounge - Relaxing Tear Drop Pool. Banquet - Party and Convention Facilities for 250. Completely air-conditioned with individual room controls. AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
MAIL: VICTOR, N.Y. 14574
PHONE: VICTOR, (716) WA 4-2131
A Fine Name in Motor Inns
Another Fine Trenholm Motor Lodge at Exit 46.
Exotic Japanese Motif
At Thruway Exit 44 - Victor, New York
105 Rooms with an Oriental Flair - Superb Japanese and American Restaurant - Exciting Jade Tree Cocktail Lounge with Live Entertainment - Relaxing Tear Drop Pool. Banquet - Party and Convention Facilities for 275. Completely air-conditioned with individual room controls. Color TV. A Best Western Motels.
2000 Foot Airstrip on Premises
J.D. Small: Photographer - Okemos, Michigan 48864
McGrew Color Graphics
US-41 (Tamiami Trail) Downtown.
Each Room Tiled Shower or Tub Bath, Electric Heat. Air Conditioning Optional.
Convenient to beaches and all activities.
Howard Johnson Restaurant opposite.
21 Units. Your Hosts - The Jesters. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
El Cajon, California 92021
El Cajon's newest luxury motor hotel, Superb Furnishings, Reasonable Rates, Sauna Baths, Therapy Pool, Swimming Pool, Color TV in all Rooms and Suites, Bar in all Suites, Private Balconies or Terraces, Coffee King Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge, Shopping Center, other fine restaurants nearby.
11740 Stanton Ave. (Hwy. 39)
Phone TWinoaks 3-0541
Located 10 minutes from Disneyland, 10 minutes from Knott's Berry Farm and 10 minutes from the ocean. Heated swimming pool, free TV, kitchenettes and refrigerated cooling.
On the Border of Old Mexico
341 Fourth Street
RELAX AND BE COMFORTABLE - Each guest will find in his rooms FREE TV - A REFRIGERATOR with ice cubes and a container of cold water - COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE - and AIR CONDITIONING by YORK. Outside, the Swimming Pool, the water's always "just right."
Mailed from Calexico, California to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Kress of Santa Rosa, California on May 20, 1965:
Dear Marge & Fred,
We are staying at this motel while going to see a Dr. in Mexicali for Millan's psoriasis. This is our second visit - it's a long way to come be he has done wonders for their people.
Millan feels fine & hope his skin will clear up soon. Our very best wishes.
Antoinette & Millan
Highways 51 and 6
21 Modern Rooms - Air-Conditioned - Panelray Heat - Room Phones - Free TV - Tile Baths - Restaurant Recommended by Duncan Hines - Only 8 Miles from Sportsman's Paradise, Enid & Sardis Lakes - Boating - Fishing - Swimming - Largest Crappie in World Caught at Enid Lake. AAA Approved.
The Egberts, Your Hosts
30 Keller Ave.
Jct. Rts. 22 & 501
Phone Lancaster 717 EX. 3-1551
HEART OF THE PENNA. DUTCH COUNTRY - Guided Tours - 200 Rooms & Suites - RESORT LUXURY AT MOTEL RATES
Restaurant - Coffee Shop - Lounge - Dancing Nightly - 3 pools - 4 Tennis Courts - Ice Skating - Golf Minutes Away.
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Mailed from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Mr. & Mrs. D.R. Spencer & Family of Reno, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1966:
We arrived here at 4:30. We had rain to Breezewood & sunny from there. Watched some ice skaters here - Don't know what is on the schedule tomorrow. Mum
Monday, April 18, 2011
8th Avenue at Ash Street
San Diego, California
Phones: BElmont 9-2764 - BElmont 9-0353
Spacious rooms and suites, some with kitchens. Telephone in each room - Television - ample free parking - modest rates. Adjacent to Balboa Park with world-famous zoo. Walking distance to all points of interest - downtown business, theatres, restaurants and cafes.
Recommended by AAA and Auto Club of Southern California.
8th Avenue at Ash Street
San Diego, California
Phone Belmont 3-8826.
Heated swimming pool. Refrigerated air conditioning. Spacious rooms and suites, some with kitchens, telephone in each room, free television, free parking - modest rates. Adjacent to Balboa Park with world famous zoo. Walking distance to all points of interest - Downtown business, theatres, restaurants and cafes. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
A Fidelis Ektachrome
A Koppel Card
Luxurious Living in Downtown Zanesville, Ohio
One Block off Interstate 70 on U.S. 22 West
New motel with 47 units - 100% air-conditioned - fireproof - soundproof - TV - Restaurant - 24 hour switchboard service - King Size Beds - Meeting Rooms. AAA Approved.
135 N. 7th St.
Zip Code 43701
50 Sixth Street
Oakland 7, Calif.
Beside Nimitz Freeway (Route 17). Take Oak. St. off ramp from south (San Jose). Take Jackson St off ramp from north (S.F.). 33 deluxe units, room phones, breakfast coffee, 21" TV, conference rooms and kitchenettes. AAA Approved. Diners' Club and American Express Accepted.
Rt. 3, Box 75A - National 2-2397 - Placerville, California
Twenty-one modern units, located on the hillside, one mile East of Placerville, on Hiway 50. Just 55 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Pool - TV - Electric Heat - Refrigerated Air. Your hosts, "Shorty" and Erma Moore. AAA Approved.
Highway 75 North, Exit 24
Dallas-Richardson City Limits - 12 minutes to downtown Dallas - 150 deluxe rooms - Stalls for Horses - Pool - TV - Phones - Restaurant - Meeting & Banquet Rooms. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Telephone Dallas - Adams 5-8321
P.O. Box 669 - Richardson
The New and Beautiful
ASTORIA MOTOR LODGE
Hurst, Texas. BU 2-2578
On Highway 183 facing Bell Helicopter Plant, convenient to Fort Worth and Dallas, is this new 120-unit Motor Lodge, with air-conditioning, 24-hour Restaurant, room service and switchboard.
We have convention meeting rooms, wall-to-wall carpeting, swimming pool, service stations, family and commercial rates, all reasonable. Only ten minutes from Six Flags Park.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
650 North Mollison Ave.
El Cajon, California
Located in beautiful El Cajon Valley only 2 minutes drive to shopping, restaurants, theaters, night clubs, bowling; 3 minutes to Gillespie Field (popular County Airport); 7 minutes to four Championship Golf Courses; 15 minutes to downtown San Diego, zoo, and beaches. 30 minutes to Old Mexico. Member of the Best Western Motels
Phone FIreside 7-4251
25 Units - Ceramic Tile Showers - Individually Controlled Heat - Air-conditioned - Complimentary Morning Coffee - Available TVs.
On Direct Route to Yellowstone & The Blackhills National Parks. AAA Approved
Your Host & Hostess
Mr. & Mrs. O.O. Outland
Rushmore Road - U.S. Highway 16 South
Rapid City, South Dakota
Just 1/2 hour from Mount Rushmore, the new Bel Air Motel offers accommodations to fit your individual needs, including family units and kitchenettes. The carpeted and air-conditioned units are serviced with TV. Phone FI 3-5126. Member of AMHA.
U.S. Hgwy. 80 West
4808 West Wall
Midland, Texas 79701
52 Units - room phones - 24 hr. hotel service - wall-to-wall carpet - air conditioned - combination bath - electric heat - swimming pool - free coffee in lobby - newly decorated - family units - salesmans headquarters.
Owner and Manager: Marvin Eastman
Member of MMA
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
New Holstein, Wis. 53061
17 Units - Hot Water Heat & Air Conditioning - Individually Controlled - Tubs & Showers - Phones - Color TV.
Owner & Operated: Jerry & Pat Bertram
Mailed from Wisconsin to Mr. & Mrs. Tim Marcoulius of Lynn, Massachusetts on September 17, 1974:
Dearest Judy & Tim,
Leaving Cudahy in the AM for Duluth, Taking a sweet Auntie E to visit her daughter there. She's all alone here & lives in an Apt. She was robed (sic) on the street not too long ago. Everyone treating us royally!! Oh! for good eating1 Met a crowd of people last nite who live hee but were from Greenbush. Loads of Love. Take care, Dad & Mother
Fourteen modern housekeeping cabins nestled in the pines on Highway #395. Service station, store, cafe and cocktail lounge to accommodate you the year around. Hunting, fishing, skiing or just plain vacationing.
Route 3, Bishop, California
Phone: Lee Vining 7502
Just 6 Miles East of Downtown Baltimore
AT THE GATEWAY TO DIXIE
Just Below the Mason-Dixon Lane
"WE STAYED HERE LAST NIGHT" - WHERE WERE YOU?
For Reservations Phone MUrdock 6-0400
On U.S. 1 and 23 in City Limits - Waycross, Ga.
24 Modern Rooms - Electric Heat - Air Conditioning - Room Telephone and TV - Tile Baths with tubs and showers - Situated 300 feet off highway - Quiet and restful - Finest Restaurants nearby. AAA Approved. Phone 4500.
Status: Probably gone.
On Highway 13, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814
First Motel entering the city from the south. Fascinating panoramic view of Lake Superior Shore, Apostle Islands and Yacht Harbor. Near restaurants and boat landing. All rooms on lakeside and with blacony, TV, Kitchenttes or Inn-Room Coffee, Family Units.
4012 State Line
Interstate 30 and Highway 71
74 Beautiful Rooms - Pool - Color TV - Direct Dial Phones - 5 Minutes from Downtown.
Dobbs House Open 24 Hrs.
Cattlemans Steak House
On Old 27-I 75 Business Loops
Spacious and Luxurious Units
Air Conditioned - Individual Climate Control - Bathroom Heat Lamp - Cable Color TV - Mobil Service - Greyhound Agency - Open All Year - Major Credit Cards Accepted.
123 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, Colorado
U.S. Highway 24 - 4 Miles West of Colorado Springs
In the Shadow of Pike's Peak
Heated Swimming Pool - Refrogerated Air. Centrally located for all Scenic attractions. The Center of Vacationland in Colorful Colorado
Douglas R. Smith
Picture Publishers, Inc.
123 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Spring, Colorado
On U.S. 24 By-Pass and on U.S. Highway 24. 4 miles west of Colorado Springs, in the shadow of Pikes Peaks...Large heated swimming pool....Kiddies pool...TV...refrigerated air...Centrally located for all scenic attractions.
"For Those Who Care."
BEN FRANKLIN MOTEL
East on U.S. 66 and 89. In the shadow of the San Francisco peaks. Air conditioned by nature. New and strictly modern. Tile baths, radiant heat, each unit individually controlled with thermostat - Ray A. Younge, owner. AAA Approved. Phone 039 J2
8401 West U.S. Hwy 54
Wichita, Kansas 67209
28 Units of comfort with wall to wall carpeting - Color TVs - Individually controlled Heat & Air Phones - Heated Pool - AAA Approved
Owned & Operated by Joe & Kathleen Gallatin
Route 11 and 460
5 Mi. W. of Roanoke, Va.
20 Air Conditioned rooms with tile bath and TV. Wall to wall carpeting - Air conditioning individually controlled. Family Units.
Restaurant serving fine food near.
Playground for children.
Reservations: 1908 West Main St., Salem, Va.
DuPoun 9-2631 DuPont 9-7990
Mgr. and Owner, Mrs. Effie B. Snead
"We invitie you to inspect our rooms"
AAA Approved. A Quality Court.
Refrigerated Air - Panel Ray Heat
Quiet - Clean and Respectable
Room Phones - Television
- Large Storm Cave -
On Hiways 18 & 3 on By-Pass 270
In N.E. Section of Shawnee, Okla.
1105 N. Harrison Phone BR 3-3524
Mailed from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to R.R. Janssen of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on May 7, 1966:
Just south of Okla. City tonight. Too bad you didn't go this wk. About 600 miles today. Very tired. Goodnight. - J.
6925 S.W. 8th St., 50 Units
On U.S. 41 - Tamiami Trail, Miami, Fla.
Close to downtown Miami and approximately 3 1/2 miles to Tropical Park Track, to Hialeah Track and to Flagler Kennel Club. New modern hotel rooms and efficiencies. Also bedroom Apts. accommodating 5. Private tile bath, tub and showers. Coffee Shop - Ample parking - Popular rates - Air conditioned.
Louis Meritzer, Owner
N. Recht, Mgr.
Route 301 - 35 Miles North of Rocky Mount, N.C.
85 Miles South of Richmond, Va. - 2 Miles South of Weldon, South Carolina
Dining room and Fountain Service - Open All Year
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
U.S. Route 301, 34 Miles North of Rocky Mount, N.C.
85 Miles South of Richmond, Va.
WELDON, NORTH CAROLINA
32 Ultra-Modern Rooms - Tile Baths with Tub & Shower - Hot-Water Heat
Telephone: Weldon 9-8851
World's Most Famous Beach
1993 S. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fla. 32018
Deluxe units, Large Ocean Fronts. Fully carpeted. TV, A.C. All electric kitchens. Full size tubs & showers. Recreation Lounge with free coffee, shuffleboard. Opposite full service restaurant and shopping center nearby.
Make your reservations early!
Mailed from Jacksonville, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. G. Fritzsch of Wayne, New Jersey on February 1, 1984:
Having a real nice time, the weather is just perfect 70-75. You would juts love it. I know we do. Hope all us well. Love, Helga & Don
51 deluxe units right downtown
Desert Inn Motel
5th and "F" St., San Bernadino, California
Phone: TUrner 9-9763
Large, airy, sound proof rooms. Private phones. Free TV. Refrigerated air conditioning. Heated Pool. Complimentary Coffee. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Mailed from California to Mr. & Mrs. J. Jalinski of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 28, 1972:
Hi! We arrived night before last, already saw Disneyland, it was really terrific. We didn't see all the characters, we were on the Mark Twain boat when they had the parade, We made just about every ride & didn't even stop to eat, just drink because it was hot. We were there for 8 1/2 hrs. & really loved it. On the way back we we want to see Bedrock City in Ariz. where Flintstones are, we see the G. Canyon already. I just loved N. Mex, Tex. & Ariz. & Anaheim Calif. is very pretty. Well I guess will see you in a few days now. Love, Connie, Dick & Little Connie
1461 University Avenue
Seven blocks west of University of California campus, 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, 42 new modern units. Cafe adjoining. Television and phones. AAA Approved. Phone: THornwall 3-3840.
Mailed from Berkeley, California to Bruce B. Cohen of Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 31, 1960:
We arrived here about 8:30 pm (Pacific time) and are now going out to eat. We will visit the Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley tomorrow. We tried to call you Sunday morning our time. Will try again. Love, Dad. Rec'd card & letter from you.
Modernized Old Southern Colonial. Seven Miles South of Fredericksburg, Va., facing U.S. Highway No. 1, about 400 feet back. Tile Bath and Shower in every Room. Rates moderate. Featuring in Our Own Dining Room Fried Chicken, T-Bone Steak, and Virginia Ham Dinners. Also Restaurant on property Open Day and Nights. P.O. Address: R.F.D. 3, Fredericksburg, Va. Phone: Fredericksburg 9276-J1. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Martin, Owners and Operators. Member American Motel Association.
Mailed from Florence, South Carolina to Mr. T. Edward Benscoter of Shickshimmy, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1952:
It has rained all the time since we left. We are staying at Florence, S. Carolins tonite Tues. This picture is where we stayed outside of Redding, Va. Last night. If all goes good we will be in Fla. tomorrow night. Lots of corn & cotton yet to pick. Wheat just staring to get green since rain, a lot not up yet. Fred & Mary
Located at the Junction of U.S. Route 13 and U.S. 40
NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE
5 Miless South of Delaware Memorial Bridge
AIR CONDITIONED - TELEVISION
26 Modern Units with Tile Baths - Individual Garages
Convenient to Restaurants
Phone: New Castle: 3114
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
N.J. Turnpike Exit 11 - Woodbridge-Amboy Exit 11.
Junction Routes U.S. 1 and N.J. 9. 22 miles south - Woodbridge, New Jersey. Largest modern motels near New York. 7- Air Conditioned Rooms - 70 Baths - Television - Good Restaurants. Sightseeing Trips around New York.
Monday, April 11, 2011
17338 Pacific Hwy. S. (U.S. 99)
Seattle, Washington 98188
260 rooms, Heated Pool, Color TV, Top O' The Inn Cocktail Lounge, Top O' The Inn Revolving Restaurant
Country Kettle Coffee Shop
Banquet & Facilities Up To 450
Five Minutes from the Center of Dayton
On U.S. Route 25 South
50 Fine Rooms - Completely Air Conditioned
Telephone in Every Room - Free Continental Breakfast
Member Quality Courts United and AAA
Telephone: OXmoor 3553
ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S TRULY FINE MOTELS
Note on the back:
Stayed here & saw Variety show
April. 28 - 57