Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Dolphin - St. Petersburg Beach, Florida



A Step to Private Beach
6801 Sunset Way
St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
Motel Rooms, Efficiency and Bed Room Apts. Open All Year.
Stan & Ann Gorr, Res. Owners & Mgrs.

Safari Beach Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

Safari Beach Motel - Daytona Beach, Florida

357 So. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida
Tel, Clinton 3-0571
Directly on the Ocean, Three Blocks South of the pier. Incomparable Beauty in a Tropical Setting awaits the Guests of this ultra modern Motel. 100% Air Conditioned Rooms and Apartments with Free TV. Individual Telephone Service. Unlimited Accommodations for Large Families, Parties and Conventions because of our connecting Doors between all units. Heated Swimming pool. Coffee Shop, Cocktail Lounge and Shuffleboard Court on premises. Free Transportation to and from Court on premises. Free Transportation to and from Airport, Railroad and Bus Depots. Reservations Advised. AAA Approved. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels. The Ashers - Owners.

Silver Saddle Motel - Ames, Iowa



Jct. 69 & Rte. 30
Ames, Iowa 50010
1 1/2 Miles West of I-35
Enter 1 block north on Frontage road. Swimming pool, play area, color TV. phones. Individual air-conditioning, hot wate and heat. Truck parking, winter plug-ins, credit cards accepted. 65 rooms. Several excellent restaurants nearby. AAA Approved.

Red Carpet Motor Lodge - Reno, Nevada

Red Carpet Motor Lodge - Reno, Nevada

Downtown Reno, Nevada at 140 Court Street
108 Spacious and lavish rooms. Some with kitchenettes. Walking distance to all famous casinos and clubs. Free TV and FM music in every room. Direct dial phones. Heated pool, elevators, restaurant, cocktail lounge, Boutique, barber and beauty shops, Sauna bath, covered off-street parking, guest laundromat, banquet and meeting rooms. Unequaled Red Carpet Service and hospitality.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Paddock - Yachats, Oregon



U.S. 101
Yachats, Ore.
One of the Finer Resort Motels in the Pacific Northwest. Year round hotel service. Excellent food. Charcoal Broiler.

Fisherman's Wharf Boatel and Marina - Frisco, North Carolina

Fisherman's Wharf Boatel and Marina - Frisco, North Carolina

IN CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE
Bait-Tackle-Ice-Texaco Gas & Marine Products
Boat Rentals - Cottage Rentals - Harbor Facilities
Lots For Sale - Crosby Fiberglas Boat Sales
Inge Wick - Owner, Manager
P.O. Box 127 Frisco, North Carolina 27936

Aztec Motel - Orangeburg, South Carolina

Aztec Motel - Orangeburg, South Carolina

U.S. Highway 301
Orangeburg, S.C.
Tel. JEfferson 4-7530
New, Ultra Modern Units. Individually controlled Air Conditioning and Electric Heat. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting, Soundproof, Tile Baths, Tubs or Showers, Room TV, Restaurant. Swimming Pool and spacious safe playground.
Delmar E. and Marion K. Holstad, Owners-Mgrs.
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Aztec Motel and Restaurant - Orangeburg, South Carolina

US Highway 301
28 Modern Units. Individually controlled Air Conditioning and Electric Heat. Wall-to-Wall Carpeting, Soundproof, Tile Baths, Tubs or Showers, Room TV, Restaurant. Swimming Pool and spacious safe playground.
Delmar E. and Marion K. Holstad, Owners-Mgrs.
AAA Approved. A Superior Motel.

Wonder Palms Hotel and Guest Ranch - Palm Springs, California



Wonder Palms Hotel and Guest Ranch Nestled in Wonder Date Garden
Palm Springs, California

Mailed from Palm Springs, California to John Fair of Detroit, Michigan on December 22, 1948:

Dec 21 48
Still having (doodle)
Mad.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, California



The most sumptuous hotel in the world. Features 450 air-conditioned rooms, sunken swimming pool, cabanas, smart shops, four distinctive restaurants, five superb cocktail lounges and parking for 1,000 cars.

Lake View Arms Motor Hotel - Bijou, California

Lake View Arms Motor Hotel - Bijou, California

 Nick Pandelis'
LAKE VIEW ARMS MOTOR HOTEL
"Where The Stars Stay"
Ski Run Boulevard
On The Lake
Panoramic Views - Heated Pool - Restaurant - Free Transportation to and from Casinos - TV - Telephones - Adjoining Beach and Marina - 86 Spacious Rooms - Some Kitchenettes - Free Garage Parking - Finnish Baths - Approved Credit Cards Accepted - Special Attention to Convention Groups. AAA Approved. Member of the Best Western Motels.
P.O. Box 54
Bijou, California
KImball 4-4141

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hotel-Motel Ragan - Florence, Oregon

Motel Ragan - Florence, Oregon

On U.S. Highway 101 neat Siuslaw River Bridge. Completely Modern - Electric Heat - Reasonable Rates - Gifts and Antiques.
Howard and Janet Ragan

Hotel-Motel Ragan - Florence, Oregon

On U.S. Highway 101 neat Siuslaw River Bridge. Completely Modern - Electric Heat - Reasonable Rates - Coffee shop - Gifts and Antiques.
The Ragans

Mailed from Portland, Oregon to Miss Florence Adams of Fostoria, Ohio on April 1, 1967:

Yesterday I came up by bus all along the ocean from Humboldt Bay - and a what a scenic joy every mile! And I couldn't resist this card from YOUR town. Portland is full of pleasure too but I'll probably take off for Ohio about the 6th - Hasta la vista - Dick

Bruno's Motor Lodge - Monterey, California

Bruno's Motor Lodge - Monterey, California

2050 Fremont Street
Monterey, Califonia
Phone 2-0453 for Reservations
The newest, most ultra modern motel on the Monterey Peninsula (golf capital of the world). Complete with tiled showers, thermostatic heat, and choice of tiled wall to wall carpeted floors. Radios in every room. Elevated for a sure restful sleep. AAA Approved.

America House Motor Inn and Restaurant - Chesapeake Beach, Virginia



On Eastern shore of Virginia at Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Plaza.
40 acres of family seaside fun! Ten-acre private sandy beach, world's best sports fishing, sailboats, swimming pools, putting green, driving range, playgrounds, picnic grounds, indoor and outdoor game facilities, famous Chincoteague ponies. Soaring observation tower gives beautiful view of Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean.

STATUS: I really don't know. I can't find it.

Riverside Motel and Restaurant - Grants Pass, Oregon

Riverside Motel - Grants Pass, Oregon

971 S.E. 6th St.
GR 6-6873
Grants Pass, Ore.
Grants Pass' newest, largest and most modern motel on the banks of the famous Rogue River. Air conditioned, sound-proof, and fire proof. Telephone, free television, private balconies, sundecks. Three blocks to downtown.
Recommended by AAA and Tour. Member of the Best Western Motel.

Riverside Motel and Restaurant - Grants Pass, Oregon

971 S.E. 6th St.
GR 6-6873
Grants Pass, Ore.
Grants Pass' largest and most modern motel on the banks of the famous Rogue River. Air conditioned, sound-proof, and fire-proof. Telephones, free television, private balconies, sundecks. Three block to downtown. Heated Pool, member of Diner's Club and American Express. AAA Approved. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Riverside Motel and Restaurant - Grants Pass, Oregon
971 S.E. 6th St.
GR 6-6873
Grants Pass, Ore.
Grants Pass' largest and most modern motel on the banks of the famous Rogue River. Air conditioned, sound-proof, and fire-proof. Telephones, free television, private balconies, sundecks. Three blocks to downtown. Heated Pool, member of Diner's Club and American Express. AAA Approved. A Member of the Best Western Motels.


Riverside Motel and Restaurant - Grants Pass, Oregon

971 S.E. 6th St.
Grants Pass, Ore.
Grants Pass' largest and most modern motel on the banks of the famous Rogue River. Air conditioned, sound-proof, and fire-proof. Dial telephone system, free television, private balconies, sundecks. Three blocks to downtown. Two heat swimming pools and therapy pool. Luxurious executive suite and bridal suite. AAA Approved. A Member of the Best Western Motels.

Villa Nova Cottages and Apartments - Ocean City, Maryland



Box 267
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Five minutes to beach. Spacious play and picnic area. Swimming pool. Recreation building. Fishing accommodations arranged. 36 completely furnished housekeeping units
Paul and Henrietta Bodolus
Owner-Mangers

Mailed from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to The Dale Larking Family of Sebring, Ohio on August 2, 1972:
Hi - "X" marks the stop. Just came from the ocean - the waves were too wild. Rained sun but its been nice since. Take care. Patsy.



Box 267
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Five minutes to beach. Spacious play and picnic area. Swimming pool. Recreation building. Fishing accommodations arranged. 36 completely furnished housekeeping units
Paul and Henrietta Bodolus
Owner-Mangers

Mailed from Ocean City, Maryland to Mr. & Mrs. George CiFrancis & Family of Steubenville, Ohio on August 13, 1973:

Hi - Having a great time. Staying in "Indiana" Cottage. 90° here. Love, Di Domenicas

Friday, February 17, 2012

Green Well Motel - La Grande, Oregon

Green Well Motel - La Grande, Oregon

305 Adams Ave.
WO 3-4134
On U.S. 30, 6 blocks west of business center. Hot water heat with room thermostat Air Conditioned units, Free T.V., Radio, Beautyrest Mattresses.

Twin Island Motel and Ogles Cafe - Gatlinburg, Tennessee



"On the Little Pigeon River"
In the Great Smoky Mountains.
This is different! Twin Island Motel of twenty units, each with private dressing rooms and porches over the Little Pigeon River where years ago the stream cut twin channels creating two islands. Here complete privacy is enjoyed, yet right in the heart of Gatlinburg and on U.S. Highway 441 and Tenn. 71.
In connection with the Motel is Ogles Cafe. Completely air-conditioned - specializing in country ham, steaks, chops, southern fried chicken and regular dinners - our salad tray is passed for your selection; open from 6 am till 10 pm.
Luther Ogle, Owner;
Telephones: Motel-88; Cafe-149
AAA Approved

Mailed from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Mr. & Mrs. George T. Russell of Palmer, Massachusetts on June 11, 1955:
We are having a nice vacation. I hear you're doing fine about your diet. Please write me about "things" and your diet. Much love, Rose

Swan Motor Lodge - Richfield Springs, New York



A modern motel. Six units, each with private bath, radio and television. 13 miles to Cooperstown. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Swanson. Tel. 135J3, Richfield Springs, New York.

Mailed from Niagara Falls, New York to Mrs. James S. Barry of Medford 55, Massachusetts on July 7, 1957:

Sat Night.
Had a beautiful ride today on route 20. It was a glorious day, Felt fine after my ordeal. We are staying at Batavia, 52 miles from Niagara Falls. We are in ho hurry so did a lot of browsing around today!
Love, Elva

Town 'n Country Motor Inn - Raynham, Massachusetts



Town 'n Country Motor Inn
Route 44, Raynham, Massachusetts
1 miles East of Taunton
Completely air-conditioned
Telephone Van Dyke 4-8647

Mailed from Taunton, Mass to Pin-Pal Candlepins for Cash at WNAC TV in Boston, Massachusetts on October 3, 1975:

Knock-em Dead
Mildred Woodman
Berkley Street RFD #1
Taunton, Mass.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Holiday Motel - Salt Lake City, Utah

Holiday Motel - Salt Lake City, Utah

One of Salt Lake's Newest and most Modern Motels. Beautiful all tiled, refrigerated units. Phones and Free TV in all Rooms. Heated Swimming Pool. AAA Approved. Member of the Congress of Motor Hotels. The Diners' Club accepted. Located on U.S. Hiway 89-91 and Alternate 50.
3035 So. State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Phone IN 6-6774 Reservations
"Enjoy your Holiday at the HOLIDAY"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Travelodge - Salem, Oregon



1555 State St.
Salem, Oregon
Salem's modern motel accommodations. 43 units, close in, located on Rt. 22, 3 blocks east State Capitol & Willamette U. Air Conditioned, heated pool, phone, electric heat, TV. Quiet location and soundproof rooms.

Drama Motel - Cherokee, North Carolina

Drama Motel - Cherokee, North Carolina

U.S. 441 - Heart of CHEROKEE, N.C.
Television - Electric Heat - Air Conditioning - Ceramic Tile Combination Tub and Shower, With Separate Dressing Room. At Entrance to Cherokee Drama, "Unto These Hills," On Banks of Oconaluftee River, Best Trout Stream in Eastern America. Centrally Located To Restaurants and Amusements. AAA Approved

Mailed from Cherokee, North Carolina to Mr. Robert Mayer of Rochester, N.Y sometime in 1967:

Sun Nite
Hi
We went from Sea Level to 3200 ft. up today. Temps in the 80's. Tomorrow will see the Smokys the take it easy along the Blue Ridge Pkway & Skyline drive. This is a real Indian town, Real hammes up too.
See you,
Mom & Dad

La Jolla Beach Travelodge - La Jolla, California

La Jolla Beach Travelodge - La Jolla, California

In Beautiful La Jolla, California
The "Jewel City" in the fairest corner of Heaven on Earth
412 Playa Del Norte
Television - Telephones - Heated Pool - Complimentary Coffee - Kitchens and Apartments Available - Radiant Heat - Sun Deck - One block from Wind and Sea Beach.

Mailed from Bakersfield, California to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Tuttle of Medford, Minnesota on August 25, 1965:

Hello!
We had a grand week end in San Diago. We stayed on the ocean so watched the boys serfing. We loved the zoo. On the way home we stopped at Seaside to see the Dickensons. They are fine and looked very comfortable. We will start home Wednesday.
The Tuttles
Thanks for the letter!

Flamboyant Motel - Miami, Florida

Flamboyant Motel - Miami, Florida

THE FLAMBOYANT MOTEL, consisting of twelve Motel Units and two apartments, located 1 1/2 miles south of South Miami on U.S. Highway #1, is ideally situated in the center of Miami's most famous attractions. Bathing beaches and quality restaurants are within a dew minutes drive, and the adjacent cities of South Miami and Coral Gables conveniently afford the visitor the finest shopping facilities.
Reasonable Rates throughout the year. For reservations call John J. Cahill, Prop. Mo. 1-2024 or write Box 503, Kendall, Fla. 8935 South Dixie Highway.

Hunters Lodge Hotel and Motel - Lakeview, Oregon

Hunters Lodge Hotel and Motel - Lakeview, Oregon

Restaurant - Lounge - Swimming Pool - Mineral Baths. Perpetual Geyser, one of the wonders of Oregon surrounded by lakes, covered with waterfowl. 1/8 mi. off highway 395 for restful and quiet sleep. Located in center of greatest hunting and fishing country in the West.
You will enjoy your stay at HUNTERS LODGE.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Motel New Yorker - Miami, Florida

Motel New Yorker - Miami, Florida

6500 Biscayne Blvd., U.S. 1, Miami, Fla.
"One of the Finest Motels on U.S. 1"
Motel Rooms & Efficiencies - Completely Air Conditioned & Heated - Free TV in Rooms - Maid Service - New Swimming Pool - Shuffleboard - Free Parking - Phones: PLaza 1-5031, PLaza 8-9321.

Mailed from Miami, Florida to Mr. & Mrs. A.H. Simcox of Ithaca, Michigan on April 16, 1964:

Came here this A.M. Had lunch at the same restaurant we eat 2 yrs ago when we drove thru! Only didn't stand in line. Guess we will go to Fort Myers tomorrow & try to find Milt. He is living alone. We are getting a good suntan. May go to Dog Races tonight. Wish you were here to go, too. Ruth.

Arrowhead Motel - Miami, Florida

Arrowhead Motel - Miami, Florida

"Gateway to the Keys"
Arrowhead Motel
1050 Brickell Ave. Route #1
Miami, Florida
100% Air Conditioned and Heated. Quiet, Luxurious, amidst tropical gardens. Modern Lobby and Television. 2 Minutes to the heart of Miami, Theatres, Restaurants, Shopping and Nite Clubs. Free parking at your door. Open All Year.

The Nautilus Hotel - Miami Beach, Florida



Air-Conditioned and Heated
The Nautilus Hotel
Color TV in every room - Private Pool - Sauna - Private Beach. On the Ocean at 18th St
Miami Beach, Florida 33138
1825 Collins Avenue

Cortez Trail Motel - Cortez, Colorado

Cortez Trail Motel - Cortez, Colorado

Hwy. 666 in Cortez, Colorado
44 new units with television, swimming pool, children's playground.
A Master Hosts Motel - Your Master Host on the Navajo Trail

Q-Motel and Restaurant - Quinter, Kansas



Quinter, Kansas
Air conditioned rooms, TV & Phones
Good Food and Prompt Service
Phillips "66" Service
Located Halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70
Jimmy and Evelyn Graham