Friday, December 18, 2015

Siesta Motel - Marathon, FL

Oh, that sign. It's why I bid to win this one on eBay. And I certainly hope that's co-owner "Mrs. Charles N. Greene" inserting herself into the photo there.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Imperial "400" Motel - Everett, WA

Only interesting thing to note is that this Washington motel has a toll-free number, plus a different number to call from Texas. WTF?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Parkview Motel - Gunnison, CO

Owned by Dody and Gale Meldrum. Wow. As with so many other 1960s marvels, it's all about the sign.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Capri Motel - Medford, OR

You'll be quite the pampered Duchess at The Capri, where "everything has been done to create the finest in motel living".

Friday, November 27, 2015

El Capitan Motel - Gallup, NM

Mine was mailed June 29th, 1964. "Folks, arrived here in Gallup at 3pm. Plan to get up tomorrow at 6am and go to the Grand Canyon. - Tom & Carolyn"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Flamingo Motor Hotel - Tucson, AZ

Apparently a property in the "Dinkler Hotel Corporation". Also: "free teletype reservations".

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sundowner - Albuquerque, NM

"Engaging entertainment, dancing, cocktail lounge, epicurean dining....all confirm that positive feeling that everyone wants you to stay"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Space Age Lodge - Anaheim, CA

Part of the glorious series of interstellar-themed motels that popped up around Disneyland in the 1960s. The back of this says, no kidding "Acclaimed by thousands as 'the finest motel'".

Thursday, June 11, 2015

PIlgrims Inn - Belleville, IL

Forgive me Father, for I must have sinned for you to have delivered me to the Pilgrims Inn.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ranchinn Motor Lodge - Elko, NV

Look closely and you'll see the "Roy Linden and the Whippoorwills" are playing the 24-hour coffee shop.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tam O'Shanter Motel - Las Vegas, NV

Zero in on the trio sitting by the pool. Looks like granny's a bit of a "third wheel" - and knows it.

Monday, June 1, 2015

O-Mi Motel - Chicago, IL

A classic boring motel that merits inclusion here with a great name.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nampa Chief Motel - Nampa, ID

Defamation League alert! Features both the "Wigwam Steak House" and the "Pow-Wow Room".

Monday, May 25, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tiny's Motel - Reno, NV

Stunning design. My card was mailed February 16th, 1970 by an "MLB" to the Fabians in Lukasville, PA. Postage was 5 cents. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bird-in-Hand Motor Inn - Bird-in-Hand, PA

"Your Hosts: The Smucker Family". Also features the bluest bedspread in all of creation.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mansion View Lodge - Sacramento, CA

Downtown, right opposite the Governor's Mansion. Check out the Midas sign in the back; they still exist and look like that across California to this day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Desert Sky Hotel - Phoenix, AZ

And we're back! Sorry about the year-plus absence, folks. Stay on the ready for many more like this one in the weeks, months and years to come. Here's a 60s gem from Phoenix, "designed with an accent on vacation luxury".