Sunday, July 31, 2011

Uptown Travelodge - San Diego, California

Gateway to Balboa Park
Washington Freeway at Campus, U.S. 80
San Diego, California
Phone: Woodcrest 8-3848
Recommended by: AAA, Duncan Hines, Automobile Club of Southern California.

Motel Troy - Troy, Alabama

Motel Troy - Troy, Alabama

U.S. Highway 231, two miles north of Troy, Ala.
Phone 2297
Troy's motel of distinction. 48 units, 100% air-conditioned, circulating ice water, all rooms equipped with combination tubs & showers, phones and TVs, spacious lobby, playground and swimming pool. Restaurant on premises. AAA Approved.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tolomato Lodge - St. Augustine, Florida

U.S. Route 1 - 3 1/2 Miles North
St. Augustine, Florida
Phone: Valley 9-8059
Ultra modern - Tiled showers - 100% Air-conditioned - Radiant heat - Fire-proof construction - Restaurants close by. AAA Approved.
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Marchioli, Owners

Sheraton Sandcastle Motor Inn - Sarasota, Florida

1540 Benjamin Franklin Drive (Fla. Rte. 780)
Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida
"Where Informality and Relaxation Are a Way of Life"

Mailed from Sarasota, Florida to Margaret Rose Scheer of South Bend, Indiana on April 1, 1969:

My dearest, most wonderful, funny, sweet, lovely, smart, intelligent, wise, warm, frigid, helpful, thoughtful, forgetful, but for the most part fantastic person - I really mean all of this about you Tom - I think your great. From, Rosie
I know this is what you would've written about me, sheer, you creep, if you were in warm sunny Florida.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Town Park Motel - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

32 N.E. 23 St., Okla City, Okla.
3 blocks west of state capitol
Hwy. 66 City Route - 77-62-270.
92 Beautiful New Units right downtown - Electric Heat - Free TV - Radio & Complimentary Coffee - Heated Swimming Pool. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Phone JA 4-2287
For Reservations Call JA 8-2922

Writing on the back:
Vacation Aug. 1963
Stayed her Aug. 18 and Aug. 22. Okla is a nice city.

Holiday Manor Motel and Restaurant - Cleveland, Georgia

Holiday Manor Motel & Restaurant - Cleveland, Georgia

 "Picturesque, with Soothing Ripples of the Waterfalls"
Hiking-Swimming-Playground-Fishing-1 or 2 Bedroom Units-Kitchenettes
BUFFET STYLE RESTAURANT for the Family - Country Hams-Steaks-Chicken
Open Every Day-All Year
7/10 of a mile North of Cleveland, Ga. on U.S. 129

The Mariner - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

On the Gulf of Mexico
4220 Gulf Boulevard - Belle Vista
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida 33736
Comfortable air-conditioned apartments. All with TV, phones and electric kitchens. 180 ft. private beach, fresh water swimming pool, tropical patio, shuffleboard courts, porches overlooking the Gulf. Welcome year around.

Smith's Ranch Motel & Restaurant - Greensboro, North Carolina

Top Quality Accommodations and Food
Large Spacious Rooms with Air-Conditioning - Wall-to-Wall Carpet - All Private Tile Baths - Room Telephones - Television - Shuffleboard Courts.
On 220 South at City Limits - Greensboro, N.C.
Just 1/2 Mile from U.S. 70-29-421
Owned and Operated by Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Smith
AAA Approved.

Motel El Dorado - Jacksonville, Florida

Motel El Dorado - Jacksonville, Florida

3332 Expressway South
Junction U.S. 90 & U.S. 1 - Alternate Expressway
Jacksonville 7, Florida
100% air conditioned - Electric Heat - Television - Channel Radio - Coffee Shop - Spacious Grounds. AAA Approved.
FLanders 9-0300

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Bear Motor Lodge and Restaurant - West Yellowstone, Montana

Forty units. Tub and shower combination tiled baths. Gift shop. Free ice. Soft drinks. Information and reservation service. Located 2 1/2 blocks west of Park gate on hiways U.S. 20 and 191. Heated Swimming Pool. TV. AAA Approved.

Portland Motor Hotel - Portland, Oregon

Portland Motor Hotel - Portland, Oregon

1414 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, Oregon
Located in the heart of downtown Portland - Air conditioned - 180 deluxe units - Ample free parking - TV - Direct dialing phones - Portland's finest dining and lounge.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

White House Motel, Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge - Newburg, Maryland

U.S. Route #301 - 3 miles North of Potomac River Bridge
Newly Constructed - Beautifully Decorated and Furnished - 100% Air Conditioned - Telephone - Television in Each Room - 265 Miles South of New York City - 40 Miles South of Washington, D.C. - Telephone: La Plata, Md. 7461. A Courtesy Court. Member of the National Association of Travel Organizations, Washington Board of Trade and Maryland and Virginia Travel Councils

Holiday Inn River Bluff - Memphis, Tennessee

340 West Illinois Avenue
Visitors to The Roman Room Restaurant and The Zodiac Lounge, Top O' The Bluff on the sixth floor of the Holiday Inn River Bluff, are treated to a panoramic view of the mighty Mississippi River and the bridges that span the historic stream at Memphis.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Holiday Inn South - Atlanta, Georgia

Highway 41 South Expressway
Atlanta, Georgia
Ph: PO 6-7511, AC: 404
106 Air-conditioned rooms...Swimming Pool...Restaurant...Meeting Facilities...Putting Green.

Travelodge - Santa Cruz, California

525 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060
55 Units - Heated pool - Television - Radios - Automatic Dial Telephones - Electric Heat - Individual Air Conditioning. 24 Hour Restaurant on Premises. Several good eating places and shopping within walking distance. Located at the corner of Ocean Street and Soquel Avenue. Two Blocks from City Center.

Mailed from Millbrae, California to Mrs. A.C. Morgan of LaMarque, Texas on June 27, 1967:

Dear Family -
Santa Cruz is as wild as L.A. They hold the Miss California Pageant here last night and all the contestants, judges and even the press are staying here at the Travelodge.
Having fun, Tess

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Empire Motor Lodge and Henderson's Tru-Blu Restaurant - Abingdon, Virginia

Empire Motor Lodge and Henderson's Tru-Blu Restaurant - Abingdon, Virginia

Exit 9 - Hwys. 11-58-19 and Interstate 81
Abingdon, Virginia
One mile East of Historic Abingdon, Va.
"Home of Barter Theatre"
MOTEL - Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Ceramic Tile Baths, Air-Conditioning, Hot Water Heat, Telephones, Inter Com Music, Television, All Rooms Beautifully Furnished. Bridal Suite. Room Service.
Owned & Operated by Mr. & Mrs. Earl Blevins and Family
AAA Approved
RESTAURANT - Specializing in Home Cooked Southern Foods, Steaks and Va. Country Ham. Open from 6:00 A.M. to 11 P.M. Banquet Rooms.
Operated by Mr. & Mrs. Tom Henderson

Atlantic Shores Motel - Key West, Florida

Atlantic Shores Motel - Key West, Florida

510 South Street
Key West, Florida
The only Motel in Key West on its own private beach. Fishing Pier and fresh water pool right on the ocean. Solarium and recreation room. Fully air-conditioned and heated. Telephone in rooms. Color tile private baths, efficiences, free parking on the premises. Acclaimed the finest Motel in Key West.
AAA Approved. American Express, Hilton, Carte Blanche accepted.
Mr. & Mrs. M. Mazur, Owners-Managers.
Phone Cypress 6-2491

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Del-Ray Motel - Indianapolis, Indiana

Del-Ray Motel - Indianapolis, Indiana

2 miles west of City on Rt. 40
Indianapolis 19, Indiana
Hot water, T.V., phone, fan every room.
Friendly people.
"Night or Day - Stay Del-Ray"

Top Rail Motel - Cheyenne, Wyoming

5 Minutes from Downtown
TV- Phones - Individual Controlled Heat - Air Conditioned - Barber Shop
2520 East Lincolnway on East Hiway 30
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Al & Jan Lind
Member ATA

Mailed from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Mrs. Harold Heck of Springfield, Illinois on June 25, 1968:

Having a good time. Cold, 48 degrees and rainy. We will be in Colorado tomorrow. Decided to see Wyoming since we were so close. All anxious to see the mountains. Plan to be home the 3rd. Plan to go to Colo Spring, Pikes Peak, etc. and into Denver. Hope the sun shines tomorrow.
Love, Mary

Midwood Motel Court - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Midwood Motel Court - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

U.S. Rt. 301
5 miles south Rocky Mount, N.C.
Restaurant adjoining, 34-ultra modern rooms with ceramic tile baths, tub and shower combination - wall-to-wall carpeting - completely air-conditioned - TV and radio - Family Units - SWIMMING POOL - Mailing address: P.O. 302, Rocky Mount, N.C. Phone Elm City, N.C. CEnter 6-4336. "Owners operated."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Los Angeles, California

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge - Los Angeles, California

"In The Heart of the San Fernando Valley"
15433 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks), Calif.
(Off the San Diego and Ventura Freeways)
14 Story High Rise, all with individually controlled Air Conditioning and Heating. Famed Howard Johnson's Restaurant; Cocktail Lounge. Free and easy in-door parking. Terrace swimming pool and sun deck.

El Patio Motel - Denver, Colorado

El Patio Motel - Denver, Colorado

8400 East Colfax, Denver, Colo.
Denver's Newest and Finest
On Highways 36, 40, 287 - Phone DE 5486
Shower and tub in each room; Soundproof, Telephone in each room.

Alex-City Motel - Alexander City, Alabama

Air-Conditioned, Summer and Winter - Foam Rubber Mattresses - Tiled Baths - Beautiful Blond Oak Furniture - Free Room TV. Located on the Florida Short Route, U.S. Hwy. 280 (2 Miles South). AAA Approved
Alexander City, Alabama
Phone Adams 4-3812

STATUS: Still there. Still the Alex City as of 2014.

Travelodge - Greeley, Colorado

721 13th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631
Central Air Conditioning - Phones - Color TV - AM-FM Radio - Courtesy Coffee. Located in the downtown area on U.S. 85 midway between Denver and Cheyenne. On U.S. to Estes Park. 3 blocks to University of N. Colorado. Heated Pool.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flamingo Colony Motel - Sarasota, Florida

Flamingo Colony Motel - Sarasota, Florida

4703 North Trail (U.S. 41)
Sarasota, Florida
Close to all Major Attractions...23 rooms and efficiencies on spacious landscaped grounds. Completely Air-conditioned, free TV in room, tile baths, steam heat, and daily maid service...Large fresh water swimming pool...first class restaurant adjacent....minutes to 6 golf courses, fishing and shopping centers. Open year round.
Write P.O. Box 2245
Joseph B. Pace, Owner Manager
AAA Approved. Diners' Club, Hilton, American Express Accepted.

Mailed from Brandeton, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Stover of Tiffin, Ohio on July 29, 1963:

Hi Marie & Ralph:
Well we made it and things are fine so far, having a wonderful time. Love, Edith

Flamingo Colony Motel - Sarasota, Florida

4703 North Tamiami Tr.
Sarasota, Fl. 34234
Family Owned and Operated - AAA Approved
Color Cable TV, Heated Pool. Restaurant Adjacent, Rooms and Efficiencies. 1/2 mile from Airport, Ringling Museum and Asolo Theatre.

Burgess Photography
Dynacolor Graphiccs

Albert Pick Motel - Bridgeton, Missouri

4625 North Lindbergh Boulevard
Bridgeton, Missouri - U.S. By-Pass 66, 67
Phone: HArrison 9-7470 - Teketype PTNVL-309-X
180 Air-conditioned rooms, all with TV, radio, 24-hour telephone service. Heated swimming pool. Restaurant. Ideal meeting facilities. Free parking. Children free under 12. AAA Approved.

Mailed from Bedford, Pennsylvania to Roger Coppock c/o Howard Miller of Lawrenceville, Illinois on July 21, 1960:

Bedford, Penna
Mon. Night
July 20, 1960

Dear Rogie,
Mommie and Daddy have a motel about 280 miles from New York, just off turn pike. Be a good boy,.
Love, Mommie

STATUS: Now a runway for the St. Louis Airport

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Tides - Seaside, Oregon

Tel. REdfield 8-6373
Everything by the sea * heated pool, TV, fireplaces, kitchens * 600 feet to golf course * riding, clamming, boating, fishing in the ocean or nearby Necancium river. For the "rest" of your life you'll remember the TIDES, by the sea.

Stedman's Motel - Panama City, Florida

4911 W. Hwy 98.
Panama City, Florida
Open Year 'Round
Free Cable TV, Air Conditioned Motel Rooms and Kitchenettes. One mile to Deep Sea Fishing Boats. Adjacent to Restaurants.
Mr. & Mrs. Stedman, Owners-Managers

Mailed from Panama City, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. Alan McIntosh of Macon, georgia on November 9, 1966:

Dear Mr. & Mrs. McIntosh,
We want to thank you so much for visiting us. You were 2 of the nicest we have had. Lots of good luck & hope you will visit us again.
Mrs. Stedman

Skylark Motel - Springfield, Virginia

The Incomparable
10 Miles South of Washington on Shirley Freeway
Rt. 350, P.O. Springfield, Va.
125 Air Conditioned Sound Proof Units, Singles, Doubles, Studios, Suites. Crystal Swimming Pool, Kiddie's Pool, Playground, Dining Room, Coffee Shop, Telephone in every room, Television, Service Station. Telephone: Washington, D.C., Temple 6-6900
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Glen Comfort Store & Cabins - Drake, Colorado

Glen Comfort Store & Cabins - Drake, Colorado

Big Thompson Canyon
P.O. Drake, Colo.
5 miles East of Estes Park on U.S. 34
Navajo Rugs - Indian Jewelry - Souvenirs
Picnic & Fishing Supplies

Friday, July 1, 2011

Holiday Motel - Cloverdale, Virginia

Holiday Motel - Cloverdale, Virginia

Member of Roanoake Valley Motel Association and American Motor Hotel Association
Diners Club Credit card honored. 14 rooms - Tile baths - tub and shower. Completely air conditioned. Free TV in each room. Adjoining Traveltown Restaurant. Free swimming pool and children's playground. 6 Miles North of Roanoke on U.S. 11, Cloverdale, Virginia. Exit #44 from Interstate 81.
Owners and Managers - Willie and Ruth Dillon

Nordic Inn Motel - Fresno, California

Nordic Inn Motel - Fresno, California

949 North Parkway Drive
Fresno 5, California
Between Olive Ave. and Belmont Ave. Freeway and Turn Offs, 48 Spacious Units. Queen Size Bed, TV and Phones in rooms. Cooled by refrigeration. De Luxe Pool. On way to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Hawkins Motel - Baltimore, Maryland

Hawkins Motel - Baltimore, Maryland

7 Miles North of Baltimore on U.S. Rt. 40
26 Modern Units - All Air-Conditioned, Plus TV & Dial Own Heat. Tile Baths & Telephone in Each Room. Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Restaurant & ESSO Station Next Door. AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.
P.O. Address: 9225 Pulaski Hwy.
Baltimore, Md. 21220
(Between Exits #2 and #3)

Gateway Motel - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Gateway Motel - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Patio of the Gateway Motel
115 No. Federal Hwy. (on U.S. #1) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. LO-4-5911
35 Units...Motel Rooms and Apartments...30,000 gallon Swimming Pool....Air Conditioning...Television in Rooms...Shuffle Boards....One Block to Restaurant, Movie and Shopping Centers....3 Minutes to Beach or Downtown. AAA Approved.