Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Corral Motel - Ardmore, OK

The Corral Motel - it has one of the biggest roofs in Ardmore - and "24-hr. phones".

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hotel Hiwayhouse - Phoenix, AZ

This is a true gem - a motel with its own kiddie train! Motto is "All The Charm And Deep Down Comfort of the 90s But With Service And Convenience of Tomorrow". I think they mean 1890s. Surprised to see the 19th century invoked in the 1960s that way, am I right?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sun Tan Hotel Court - Biloxi, MS

My postcard, postmarked May 20th, 1965, was sent by "Ethel & Red" to their pals back in Quincy, MA, saying, in its entirety, "Hi - homeward bound - nice place for our first night out".

Friday, July 26, 2013

Motel Maywood - Portland, OR

A first in my motel postcard collecting - a motel with its own putting green!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hillcrest Motel - Oakland, CA

I wouldn't have thought so from looking at it, but apparently this was "The Bay Area's Leading Motel". How about that?

Monday, July 15, 2013

City Center Motel - Newport, OR

Not to be confused with the Salem, OR City Center Motel I posted last week. This one's in coastal Newport, and is owned by Elmer & Mary Hess. The sign appears to be celebrating the rotary-dial telephone.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Rainbow Inn - El Cajon, CA

Ugh. I feel hot and greasy already. I do like that the motel features a "package liquor store", though.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dunes Motel - Bend, OR

Stunning, full-color Arabesque sign - one of my all-time favorites. You're wondering if this lasted past 9/11, aren't you?

Monday, July 8, 2013

City Center Motel - Salem, OR

We're back! Sorry for the 3-week delay there. Here's a nice one, promising "Luxury at economy prices".