Tuesday, April 30, 2013

El Rio Rancho Motel - Grand Junction, CO

Looks like a late 70s/early 80s card, given that "Free Cable TV" is promoted at the motel.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cloud Motel - Los Angeles, CA

This one's not only a wonderful-looking hotel, but my postcard from 1962 is addressed to DJ Norm Davis at KYA-AM in San Francisco, asking him to play "Bird Dog" by The Everly Brothers. A request by postcard!

Friday, April 26, 2013

El Rio Motel - Socorro, NM (Part Two)

Let's take another look here at the El Rio - in this version, unlike the one I posted earlier in the week, they've got a new sign, and they're really playing up the communal aspects of the property. Just look at that bar. WHAT a bar.

Monday, April 22, 2013

El Rio Motel - Socorro, NM

It seems to me that the "AAA" discount part of the motel sign was a little out of proportion with the rest of the thing, no?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Coronado Motel - Longmont, CO

This "motel" was more than a little sad-looking, so they tarted it up with an excellent diamond lettering motif, two folding chairs - and boom, now I wish I'd stayed here all those trips to Longmont.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Space Age Motel - Caro, MI

Space-Age ANYTHING totally rules, and these guys totally knew they had a great thing going. The back says, "It's New - It's Modern - It's Carpeted". 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Clarion Motor Lodge - Clarion, PA

The beds! The carpeting! The curtains! They even lay claim to a "heated parking garage" - AND a bar.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Olson's Motel - Cedar Rapids, IA

When you're collector of fine things like I am, something you have to pay a pretty penny for the finest. This one I bought on eBay just the other week, and lemme tell ya, it cost more than a dollar fifty.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Capitol Travel Lodge - Sacramento, CA

The motel claims that it has "stereophonic music". Presumably that means a stereo in every room, which shows just how important music/radio was to the 60s/70s traveler vs. the cable TV generation of today.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sea Shell Motel - Lordsburg, NM

Honey, I think there's a man on the roof about to take my picture. I'm glad I packed this saucy gold bathing suit.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Doric Howe Motor Hotel - Vancouver, BC

Take a look at the font/letting on the side of the building. You couldn't get more retro/hipster, except that this is the real 1960s deal.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Dinosaur Motel - Vernal, UT

One of my best recent postcard finds. "Exquisite" gift shop; located at the "Center of Dinosaur Land".