Saturday, August 31, 2013

Astro Motel - Glendale, CA

Another awesome space-age motel in Southern California, and the second time I've posted a card from this motel on the blog.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dearborn Motel - Inkster, MI

The giant yellow metal claw just might catch your eye after a long drive.

Monday, August 26, 2013

New Frontier Beach Motel - Daytona Beach, FL

You've really got to applaud the chutzpah and imagination of going with a Wild West theme motel on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean in 1960s Florida. This one promises both "weenie roasts" and "dancing" on the back.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hi-Lo Motel and Cafe - Weed, CA

One of the rare motels on this blog that I've actually stayed at. Still there to this day! See the cafe on the left there? They make a damn good cup of coffee, and their cottage cheese plate is to die for.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sandman Motel - Madera, CA

Accepts your BankAmericard, Carte Blanche and Diner's Club card.....and has "free ice".

Monday, August 19, 2013

Suez Motel - Las Vegas, NV

This place used to be on the Las Vegas Strip! My card was sent July 17th, 1963 by Bob & Linda Radner to the Siccardis, whom they'd met a little earlier on their vacation in Boulder, CO. In 4 months JFK would be dead.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Akua Motor Hotel - Anaheim, CA

I've always maintained the best motels and roadside signs in the USA were in Orange County, California, and this awesome postcard bears witness to said claims.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Capri Motor Lodge - Durham, NC

Sent to indecipherable relatives in Baltimore, MD on March 26th, 1963, with the message, "I sure do like this Southern hospitality".

Monday, August 12, 2013

Park Plaza Motel - Fort Worth, TX

Two things I enjoy about this card - the quote on the back that says "Friendly" Fort Worth, Texas; and the phony "Surfside 6 Club Beauty Salon" paper sign that someone carefully placed over the photo on the front. What was it before???!?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Western Motel - Wendover, UT

This looks like a place where bodies are found at 4am. I don't know much about Wendover, but it says on the back that the motel is "Racing Headquarters".

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Motel Samantha - Oxford, AL

Not much to add to this amazing shot - just nice to know there was a Howard Johnson restaurant next door. I fondly remember those.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

DeWitt's Keydet-General Motel - Lexington, VA

Some of my favorite postcards generously list your "hosts" on the back. This one says "Your hosts - 'Buster' and Norma Moore". Postmarked June 17th, 1970.