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April 24, 2021

Vintage Postcards of Hotel and Motel Rooms From the 1960s to 1970s

The “handsomely decorated” retro interiors are always a wonder to behold, whether it’s a cheap roadside motel in Tennessee or a chic Hawaiian resort. Be prepared for a plentiful supply of wood paneling, tiny televisions, and gaudy wallpaper.

Take a look inside the rooms of 31 U.S. hotels and motels from the 1960s to ’70s through these beautiful vintage postcards:

Best Western Rondee, Sedona, Arizona.

Herkimer Hotel, Herkimer, New York.

Hotel King Kemehameha, Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

8 Inn Motel, Manchester, Tennessee.

Wenonah Hotel, Bay City, Michigan.

Windjammer Motel, Newport, Oregon.

Lake Merritt Travelodge, Oakland, California.

Kauaui Beachboy Hotel, Waipuli Beach, Kauai, Hawaii.

Nixon Hotel, Butler, Pennsylvania.

Hotel Executive, Madison Avenue, New York, New York.

Colonial Brick Motel, Hallstead, Pennsylvania.

Town & Country Motor Hotel, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Hotel Commodore, Park Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, New York.

The Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

Congress Inn, Monroe, Ohio.

The Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Wingate Motel, Wildwood, New Jersey.

Broadview Hotel, Wichita, Kansas.

Town House Motor Inn, Fargo, North Dakota.

Bo-Bet Motel & Coffee Shop, Plack Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, New Jersey.

Quality Motel, Perry, Georgia.

Copper Hills Motel & Coffee Shop, Miami, Arizona.

University Hotel, Athens, Georgia.

Sea Horse Motel & Apartments, North Wildwood, New Jersey.

Abbey Hotel, 51st Street, New York, New York.

The Diplomat Motel, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Hill Top Motel, Belmar, New Jersey.

Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California.

Thunderbird Motel, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Quality Courts Motel, Pocomoke, Maryland.

Colonial Motel, Rockford, Michigan.

(via Flashbak)


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