I used to spend a lot of time during the holidays in Pembroke, Ontario to visit my wife’s family.
We stayed at various hotels/motels over the years, but this one was the best deal in town:
There is no date on the postcard but I estimate it is from the 1970s. But when we stayed there a few years ago it looked pretty much the same. But it’s great that these types of motels – and their postcards – survive.
This postcard is one of the longer postcard sizes at 22.9 centimetres. Most of the postcards in the Collection this size are from motels. I guess they just had so much they wanted to show off that it wouldn’t fit on standard sizes.
The back of the postcard (unsent) captions the motels features “Modern air-conditioned rooms with cable colour TV and direct-dialing room phones.” Direct-dialing phones are really special apparently, as the motel’s website still prominently promotes them.
The postcard is a prime example of the typical give-away postcards that motels across Canada and the United States used to give out. For some great examples, check out the awesome collection at MotelPostcards.com.