Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NVPostmarked in 1964 I’ve been collecting postcards since early 1990’s, on many topics like cats, amusement parks, various cities, restaurants and ah, yeah, ugly motel rooms. But for various reasons such as vision issues, I’ve decided to stop connecting postcards, and this postcard above is the last one that I’ve purchased, […]
Cosmic Age LodgeAnaheim, CA1960’s? Greetings, people. I know this blog has been inactive for some reason, and it’s likely to remain that way. But here’s a postcard that I couldn’t resist blogging about. In addition to its goofy space-age motif, my family actually stayed at this motel one night on a trip to Disneyland in […]
Mark Twain HotelElmira, NY1950’s? It’s Monday, so it’s time for a post about another depressing hotel room. Look at these institutional green walls — who thought they would be a good idea? And these cheap-looking blue bedspreads add all the cheerful atmosphere of a retirement home. That little sad-looking vase of white flowers on one […]
Little AmericaFlagstaff, AZ1970’s? This small chain of motels, Little America, seems to be rather fond of harvest gold (see a previous Little America postcard and another.) I mean, look at these harvest gold bedspreads, harvest gold carpet, harvest gold drapes and…well, you get the idea. Heck, there are even matching luggage racks upholstered in harvest […]
Captain Thompson’s Motor LodgeAlexandria Bay, New York1970’s What makes this room Seventies-que? Let us see. Fake wood panelling on walls? Check. Harvest gold bedspreads? Check. Drop ceiling? Check. Old-school ceiling light, the kind that has a frosted glass plate suspended from the ceiling? Check. Ugly curtains? Check. Dentist’s waiting room artwork on the wall? Check. […]
Skylark MotelSpringfield, VA1950’s Here is the postcard that inspired this blog, Ugly Motel Rooms. To be fair, the room isn’t all that ugly — in fact, I think it’s groovy with all these Scandinavian modern furniture and fixtures. (And look at that cute little old-timey phone in the corner between the sofas.) But when I […]
Marunouchi HotelTokyo, Japan1970’s? For unknown reasons, the red decor craze swept American hotels and motels in 1960’s and 1970’s. It looks like other countries might not be immune to this craze, as you can see from this postcard of a hotel in Tokyo. Observe the red-black checkered carpet and international orange bedspreads. Everyone in in […]
Kenlake State Resort ParkHardin, KY1970’s? My friends, it’s time for another ugly bedspread posting, so gaze upon the sheer ugliness of this room. Enlarge the photo if you must, to appreciate just how ugly it is. And let us not speak of the matching drapes….
Satellite MotelNear Plattsburgh, NY1950’s or 1960’s Look at this curious photo of furniture apparently circled around the television. One cannot help but wonder what is going on. What can they be talking about? Different ways to torture room guests, such as tripping them in the middle of the night?
Madonna InnSan Luis Obispo, CA1970’s?Room 163 – Old-Fashioned Room It’s been a while since we last did a Madonna Inn post, so here we are. You can reenact your favorite scene from the show Westworld in this imaginatively named “Old-Fashioned Room”. Lots of deep red in this room. And check out the settee (these things […]