Skip to main content

You've searched: All Collections

  • All fields: Motel
(26 results)



Display: 20

    • Capitol View Motel - H.S. Crocker Co.

    • 1963
    • Shown at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sixteenth and N streets, in this circa 1963 postcard, is the Capitol View Motel. Built in the 1950s, the motel, also known as the "Capitol Vu," offered carpeting, room patios, free morning...
    • BBSAC440
    • Crest Motel - Colourpicture Publication

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows the Crest Motel, located along West Sacramento's West Capitol Avenue. Located across from the famous El Rancho Motel, the Crest, like most spots of its kind, offered a swimming pool, televisions, orthopedic...
    • BBSAC448
    • The Flamingo Motel - Rory Foster

    • 1963
    • This 1963 postcard shows West Sacramento's 21-unit Flamingo Motel at 920 West Capitol Avenue. In the 1968 Sacramento phonebook, the motel claimed to have "one of Sacramento's finest" heated swimming pools. It also boasted "courtesy coffee,...
    • BBSAC450
    • The Caribbean Room at the Capitol Inn and Motel

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard shows the extravagant Caribbean Room at the Capitol Inn and Motel at 1130 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento. While most knew the motel for its replica appearance of the California State Capitol building, few likely...
    • BBSAC639
    • Capitol Inn and Motel

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 postcard shows the administration building of the Capitol Inn and Motel, located one-and-a-half miles west of Sacramento, on the Davis Highway. The complex was built in 1945/46 and cost 400,000 dollars. Features of the 120-unit...
    • BBSAC436
    • Sacramento Motel - On U.S. Highway 40 and 99E

    • 1945
    • Offering deluxe rooms for $2.00, the Sacramento Motel on U.S. Highway 40 and 99 E in North Sacramento was similar to dozens of locally owned and run motels and auto courts in the Sacramento Valley. Before the rise of freeways that bypassed the...
    • BBSAC486
    • Indo Arch Installation

    • 1980
    • This April 1980 photograph shows the installation of the Indo Arch, a public art piece design by Sacramento State University Art Professor Gerald Walburg. The sculpture's appearance came with criticism. It was felt, particularly by historian and...
    • 1946a
    • Sky Ranch Motel, West Sacramento, Calif.

    •  
    • The aqua-blue of the Sky Ranch Motel pool sparkles beneath a deep blue sky in this 1960s postcard promoting the business at 1800 West Capitol Avenue. A modest alternative to the nearby Capitol Inn and Hotel El Rancho, guests would still be close to...
    • BBSAC500
    • Imperial 400 Motel - Fred M. Shorthill

    • 1966
    • This circa 1966 postcard shows the Imperial 400 Motel and Eppie's Restaurant at 1319 Thirtieth Street and 3000 N Streets, respectively. Eppies locations - a common sight throughout the second half of the twentieth-century in Sacramento, were the...
    • BBSAC459
    • Florida Inn Motel

    • 1938
    • This June 21, 1938, photograph captures the Florida Inn Motel, located at 6150 Auburn Boulevard. Owned by Henry and Ann Coldani, the Florida was a classic roadhouse, offering its signature half-fried chicken, some of the best parties and live...
    • 578
    • Ritz Motel

    • 1952
    • The Ritz Motel at 2228 Auburn Boulevard, also known at the U.S. Route 40, was one of many lodges - the Rolling Green, Town and Country and Pacific - that lined the pre-U.S. 80 stretch between Sacramento and Reno. With the advent of the super...
    • 865
    • White House Motel

    •  
    • The White House Motel is the subject of this postcard. It rested along Business Route 40, which eventually became known as Auburn Boulevard. The opening of the North Sacramento Freeway, in 1947, germinated a slow decline of the litany of small,...
    • BBSAC513
    • Y Motel

    •  
    • Depicted in this postcard is the Y Motel at 2600 Auburn Boulevard. It was located just across from the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course.
    • BBSAC514
    • Midtown Motel - Sirlin Studios

    •  
    • The Midtown Motel at the corner of Twelth Street and G Street hasn't changed much since this postcard was circulated over 40 years ago, though the neighborhood has. A fence now surrounds the structure, though it is still within "walking distance of...
    • BBSAC469
    • Rolling Green Motel - L.E. Lindholm

    • 1968
    • This circa 1968 postcard shows the Rolling Green Motel. The following description, taken from the postcard's back, promoted one of the many popular motels and lodges that once appeared at regular intervals along Sacramento-area main thoroughfare...
    • BBSAC473
    • Beauty Rest Motel

    •  
    • Art view of the Beauty Rest Motel at 5969 Stockton Boulevard "within city limits" as stated on the postcard. The California State Automobile Association star of approval on the front was a valuable marketing technique and the card proved an...
    • BBSAC433
    • Caravan Inn - An Albert Pick Motel

    • 1965
    • Shown in circa 1965, are the swimming pool, room units and front parking lot of the Caravan Inn on Auburn Boulevard at Bell Street. When this postcard was new Auburn Boulevard served as part of Highway 40 and was a main thoroughfare dotted with...
    • BBSAC437
    • El Cortez Motel - Colourpicture

    • 1954
    • Shown in 1954 is a rendering of the 20-unit El Cortez Hotel. Resting on the Roseville Freeway and Auburn Boulevard, the motor court sat across the street from the Sacramento Municipal Golf Course. It also offered steam heat, radios, and tiled...
    • BBSAC447

QuickView

Display a larger image and more item information when the pointer pauses over a thumbnail
 

Layout options:

Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK