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Motel Morgue 1 — Alabama to California

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Alabama, Mobile

Old Spanish Fort Tourist Village
Located 7 miles east of Mobile, Alabama, at the junction of U.S. Highways 31 & 90, is built on the site of the last battle of the War Between the States (April 8-9, 1865). The 60 unit motor court, restaurant, etc. (Air conditioned) enjoy a Coast-to Coast reputation for excellent service and genuine hospitality.
Alabama, Montgomery

Davis Tourist Court
Brick and tile construction. Each room full tile private bath. Box springs and innerspring mattresses. Air cooled, vented steam heat in every room.
Alabama, Montgomery

Doby's Hotel Court
42 Beautifully Furnished Units, all with tile baths, tub or shower. Carpeted floors. Airfoam and beautyrest mattresses. Air conditioned. Room Telephones. As modern as tomorrow.
Arizona, Flagstaff

Du Beau's Motel Inn
23 fully modern, fire-proof units with private tile baths. Hot water heat. Closed Garages. Lobby.

Arkansas, Fort Smith

Massey Motor Court
11 Clean-Comfortable Cottages. Air Conditioned. Safe Vented Furnace Heat. 3-1/2 Miles East of Down Town on Hy-way 22.

Arkansas, Fulton

Cox Tourist Court
Sleep in Safety and Comfort Without Extravagance, where it is Cool and Quiet. All Modern Cottages. Private baths and Locked Garages. We service Your car While You Sleep.
Arkansas, Hot Springs

Best Tourist Court
"America's Finest Tourist Court." Free Garage. Simmons Steel Furniture, Beauty Rest Mattress, Beauty Rest Spring, and Beauty Rest Studio Couch. Tile Tub and Shower Baths. Ceiling Fans, Gas Range, Electrical Refrigerator. Tile Kitchen Cabinets. Hardwood Floors Throughout. Cottages all Insulated. Maid Service — I Furnish Everything. Strictly Modern. Hot and Cold Water. Rates by Day, Week or Month. Look for sign on U .S. 70 and 270.
Arkansas, Hot Springs
Burch Court
U. S. 70. 45 Modern Brick Cottages. Furnace Heat. Free Garage - Ceiling Fans. Simmons Steel Furniture, Beautyrest Mattress. Tile Baths, Gas Range, Electric Refrigeration. Hardwood Floors. Cottages all Insulated. Strictly Modern. Hot and Cold Water.

Arkansas, Hot Springs

Jack Tar Court Hotel
Watch For The Sign of "Ship-Shape-Service." The Nation's Finest. The absolute best in Hotel accommodations and service, with the privacy and convenience of a court. Completely Air Conditioned.

Arkansas, Hot Springs

Jack Tar Court Hotel - Rainbow Room
Watch For The Sign of "Ship-Shape-Service." Arkansas'Distinctly Different Restaurant Offering only the Finest Service and Cuisine. In connection a Liquor Store, Fountain, Drug Sundrie Counter, and News Stand. Curb Service
Arkansas, Hot Springs

King Arthur's Court
State Highway 7. 1501-03 Central Ave. Modern in every respect. Temperature controlled. With or without kitchenettes. Combination tub and shower baths in every cottage.
Arkansas, Hot Springs

Oaklawn Tourist Court
Private Garage, Bath and Toilet, with each apartment. brick and Tile Construction.
Arkansas, Hot Springs

Parkway Court
Arkansas Highway 7, U. S. Highway 70. 815 Park Ave.
Ultra-Modern. Large Brick Cottages. With or without Kitchenette. Tile Baths. Thermostat Controlled Heat. Air Cooled. Nice Shady Lawn and Plenty of Parking Space. Our Slogan is Cleanliness.
Arkansas, Hot Springs

Perry Plaza Motel
U. S. Highway70, State Highway 7. 1007 Park Ave.
Fireproof rooms or Kitchenette Units. Air Conditioned or Air Cooled. Tile Baths with Tub and Shower. Five Minutes from Bath House Row.
Arkansas, Hot Springs

The Romer Hotel Court
111 Prospect Ave. at Central. Air-Conditioned — Television. 116 brick cottages, apartments and hotel rooms, each with phone and private tile bath. Furnace heat — Free garage. One block from bath house row. One of the largest Hotel Courts in the United States.
Arkansas, Little Rock

Colonial Tourist Court
3405 Roosevelt Road. 40 Cottages - Each with Bath. Beauty Rest Innerspring Mattresses. Kitchenette Apartments - Electric Refrigeration. Air-Conditioned - Private Garages.
Arkansas, North Little Rock

Blue Bird Tourist Court
Highways 67 - 70. 24 cottages, completely modern with innerspring mattresses, gas heat, shower baths and hot water 24 hours a day. Private Garages.
California, Coronado

Coronado Motor Inn
Orange Ave. at Third St. Located at the heart of beautiful, world-famous coronado is this beautiful, ultra-modern Motor Hotel. World travelers acclaim the unusual excellence of the accomodations. Just ten minutes from downtown San Diego via ferry.
California, Long Beach

Manor House Apt. Motel
New, beautifully furnished, clean and quiet. With or without kitchens. Tile baths, excellent beds. One hundred feet to superb beach — 6 min. to center of city. We also offer de luxe oceanview apartments, accommodating two to six people. Moderate rates.
California, Los Angeles

Mission Village
Fine Beds, Tile Showers. Electric Refrigeration. Sunny, cozy, and Quiet. Friendly and restful. Easy access down town Los Angeles, Beaches, Hollywood and Studios.
Designed, Erected, Owned by Robert E. Callahan, Author…

San Diego, California

Beautyrest Motel
4139 Pacific Highway U.S. 101
50 De Luxe tourist cottages with knotty pine interiors. Beautyrest mattresses throughout. Tile showers or tubs. Nearest Motel to down-town San Diego. Near Marine Base. All units back from Highway,
Pitzer's Cafe in Connection Serving Fine Food.
Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Pitzer, Mgrs.

California, San Diego

Young's Auto Court
One block off U. S. 101. 50 Modern 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Room Cottages, by day or week — Barber Shop — Drug and Grocery Store Meat Market — Cafe and Service Station on the Grounds.
California, San Francisco

Mission Auto Court (1)
6843 Mission St. 110 Modern Apartments and Cottages. 32 Varieties of Accommodations.
California, San Francisco

Mission Auto Court (2)
6843 Mission St. More than 100 modern apartments and cottages. Close in auto court.
California, Santa Ana

Golden West Lodge
U. S. 101. A new 21 umit, nicely furnished motel with tile baths, tubs or showers. Carpeted wall-to-wall. Panelray heat. Radios. Some Kitchenettes. Close to good Restaurants.

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