Hotel and Motel Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Greenbrier
Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for a resort that has a lot of history about it although most of it came after this ad was printed. The ad has a stately picture of the building with immense columns under a headline that announces that "A wonderful new Greenbrier will open April 19th" and the text explains that the outside is the same but each room has received individual attention from the noted Dorothy Draper. The ad has no mention of the underground bunkers or any plans to build enough secure space to house the President and anyone else that might be deemed important. Shades of Dr. Strangelove.
April 5, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.00
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Greenbriar
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their palatial Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. There is a picture of this resort from the front and another, larger picture that shows the large pool and the scenic landscape behind it. They call it "A resort that's a way of life..." and the text talks about the various ammenities offered here.
June 1959
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Hotels 14

Hilton
Black and white 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the variety of Hotels that the Hilton company had around the United States at that time. The ad has a picture that shows a large Bellman waiting to help and he is surrounded by various other Bellman doing some of the tasks they do every day for the paying public. Each Bellman has the name and location of a Hilton Hotel listed next to him. There is The Stevens in Chicago, The Roosevelt in New York, The Town House in Los Angeles, the Dayton Biltmore in Dayton Ohio, the Hilton Hotels in El Paso and Lubbock Texas, the Hilton Hotel in Albuquerque New Mexico, the Palacio Hilton in Chihuahua Mexico, the Palm Beach Biltmore in Palm Beach, the Bermuciana Castle Harbour in St. George Bermuda, the Neil House in COlumbus Ohio, the Palmer House in Chicago, The Mayflower in Washington D.C. and The Plaza in New York. The ad claims that these Bellmen "... answer over 25,000 calls every day".
April 5, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.00
View Hotels 7

Hilton
Full color 9 1/4" x 13" ad for the chain of Hilton and Statler Hotels. The ad specifically mentions the "Two Great Hilton Hotels in Washington", the Mayflower and Hotel Statler. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 21, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hilton
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that introduces the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The ad has an overhead view of this glamorous, three-winged hotel under a colorful star with the words "Introducing America's Most Sumptuous Hotel. The Beverly Hilton". They then say that "Synonymous with the gracious living of Beverly Hills, the magnificent new Beverly Hilton is the most recent member of the famous Hilton family of distinguished hotels. Ideally located at Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel is of California contemporary style and has 450 air-conditioned rooms, many with private balconies".
August 15, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hilton
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the fact that you can reserve a room at any of their hotels by phone. The headline, over a payphone, says "Worldwide Hilton reservations at local prices" and the text talks about the 305 local offices around the world that will make the reservations for you.
December 1967
Fortune
1
$7.50
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Holiday Inn
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for some of the Services that you can take for granted at every Holiday Inn you choose to stay at. There is a picture of a proud looking woman standing in a spotless hallway of a Holiday Inn and the headline identifies her as "Mrs. Clean". The ad indicates that you may never see her but the results of her work are evident everywhere. They claim that, around the world, they have thousands of people just like her, making every Holiday Inn a clean place to stay.
August 25, 1972
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Howard Johnson
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the motel chain that is ready to help you. There is a picture of a lady being helped from a car parked in front of a Howard Johnson by a State Trooper and another man. The headline begins the story by saying "A family far from home, hurt and shaken; their car demolished and The Spotlight's on You" and the text continues with the story. It talks about a family who was taking their daughter to college when they were thrown out of control by a patch of ice. The one severely injured person was taken to the hospital and the police drove the rest to the nearby Howard Johnson. The owners, Mr and Mrs. Theodore Ravenel, welcomed them, drove them around and offered help for weeks to come. The ad has a picture of this wonderful couple at their Warenton, Virginia motel as it gives them that month's "Spotlight Award". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 26, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Howard Johnson's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that wants to highlight the fact that only the Best kind of people work at their establishments. The headline establishes "A rainswept highway; a sudden crash; a trapped victim and The Spotlight's On You". The text talks about five employees of the Howard Johnson's Commissary in Bedford, Pa driving home on a rain-swept highway when the sight of a young man frantically waving to get their attention. They stop and find that he had been an occupant in a car driven by another young man and the car had slid off the road, flipped and was upside down at the bottom of a gully with the driver trapped by a crushed roof. The Howard Johnson's employees sent the other boy to get an ambulance and the five men crawled down the steep bank and began to work in the pouring rain. It took nearly thirty minutes of work but they were able to free the trapped driver just as the ambulance was arriving. The driver is now doing nicely and these five employees have been awarded the Howard Johnson's Spotlight Award which is something that hundreds of other Howard Johnson's employees have already earned. These five employees are pictured in their work clothes and the ad reminds you that this is the kind of people that Howard Johnson's hires and tries to keep.
September 18, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Marott
Black and white 5" x 13" ad for this incomparable hotel located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The ad has a photo of the outside of the building taken at night and smaller photos that show the twelve function rooms, the Waterloo Bar and the Driftwood Dining Room. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 23, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
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National Hotel Management
Black and white 9" x 12 1/2" ad that talks about some of the special skills that the employees of this nationwide hotel chain possess. There is a picture of a lady standing at a blackboard and teaching several young men the proper way to call out and announce that a call is waiting for someone. "Why a Telephone Girl Teaches our Bell-Boys" is the headline and the text talks about the logic for doing it this way. Listed at the bottom of the ad are the nine hotels that were in this chain.
May 2, 1938
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Sands
Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad with actor Danny Thomas for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. The ad has a picture of the entertainer sitting on a burro in the middle of the desert and the headline "Get off your Burro!". The ad text encourages you to take the fastest way possible to get to Las Vegas and mentions the many things to keep you occupied once you get there. At the bottom of the ad is a list of the different offices they have around the country where you can book a room.
December 6, 1963
Time magazine
&
January 1964
Playboy
2
$7.50
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Sheraton
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a colorful hotel with a green car pulled up to the front door. The ad headline says "In Washington - Sheraton - Park Hotel" and in the lower left hand side of the ad there is listings for the 16 hotels that they had in the United States and five in Canada. About this hotel they call it a "Favorite Washington address of many a famous visitor - formerly the Wardman Park - largest hotel in the nation's capital. In a country-club setting - with 16-acre garden, private tennis courts and swimming pool - yet only minutes from downtown Washington. A thousand rooms - with air conditioning and TV. Great new Convention Hall available 1955. Under the Sheraton Family Plan, there's no room charge for children under 14".
September 20, 1954
Life magazine
2
$8.00
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Hotels 2

Statler
Black and white 9 3/4" x 14" ad with a six-piece cartoon strip at the top of the ad. In the first one a man is sitting getting his fortune told by a fortune teller. She says that she sees that he is taking a trip to New York and he responds that he is going there but he doesn't have a room. In the second frame she says that she sees a key for a nice room at the Hotel Pennsylvania and he responds that is great because that is the New York Statler. In the third frame she says "Go" and he responds that he can't quite believe it but he will try anything once. In the fourth frame it shows the fourtune teller down at the telegraph station sending a telegram to, somewhere. In the fifth one he is walking into the Hotel Pennsylvania hoping to test her luck. In the sixth and last one, he is standing at the desk, identifies himself as Mr. Holmes and the clerk stops him and says they have a nice room all set for him. The ad text states that "A reservation, made far enough to advance so that we may confirm it" and that "Although certain inconveniences are unavoidable in wartime, the really important Statler services are still being maintained:. There are the prices of rooms in the Northeast being shown and they range from $3.00 to $4.50. Progress.
June 19, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Hotels 15

Statler
Black and white 9" x 13 1/2" ad for the fact that anyone, no matter how important they may be, will enjoy staying at one of their Hotels. There is a five frame cartoon telling the story of the night before Christmas and how everyone at the North Pole could not find Santa Claus. They were looking through igloos and asking each other before wondering if he might be staying at the nearest Statler. The next frame shows Santa waking up, well-rested, from the comfortable bed in a Statler room and two people from the group who was looking for him helping him to get dressed. The last picture shows him climbing out of the window to go up to his reindeer and sleigh who stand waiting on the roof. The ad lists the Statlers' that were operated by the company and the other Statler hotels with the starting prices for the rooms.
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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