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April 10, 2022

Vintage Postcards Show Hawaiian Hotel Rooms in the Late 1950s and ’60s

Late 1950s and ’60s ushered in a golden age for the hotel industry. Between the post-war economic boom, increasing urbanization, and expansion of social benefits like holidays, travel was more accessible than ever to the average American family. The response was a surge of new hotels in the United States, with over 2,000 motels and 80 hotels built in the year 1962 alone.

Gone were the days when more travelers could expect little more than a cramped cabin with a bed and a desk lamp. Hotel rooms finally had televisions (some even in color!), quality furniture, and the most iconic hotel perk of all: the mini-bar.

Here is a set of vintage postcards that shows inside of Hawaiian hotel rooms from between the late 1950s and 1960s.

Bedroom, Hanalei Plantation, Kauai, Hawaii

Bedroom, Hanalei Plantation, Kauai, Hawaii

Coco Palms Hotel, Hawaii

Hanalei Plantation, Hawaii.

Holiday Isle Hotel, Hawaii

Hotel Hana Maui, Hawaii

Hotel Room, Hawaii

Kauai Beachboy Hotel, Hawaii

Kauai Surf Hotel, Kalapaki Beach, Hawaii

Kauai Surf Resort, Hawaii

Kauai Surf Resort, Hawaii

Kona Inn, Hawaii

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii

Poipu Beach Hotel, Hawaii

Royal Lahaina Hotel, Hawaii

Royal Lahaina Hotel, Hawaii

Sea Shore Hotel of Waikiki, Hawaii


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