Vintage Postcard – Gem Motel Montreal
In Montreal, the Gem Motel Dining Room & Cocktail Lounge. 6914 Upper Lachine Rd., HU 1-4374, HU 1-5835. on Routes, 2-4-9 C-17. 10 minutes to heart of city. Open all year. 34 units, individual room controlled hot water heat, t.v., tiled baths, carpeted wall to wall. French cuisine. Open 22 hours daily.
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This vintage postcard has the Diner’s Club and AAA logos. It is postally unused. I spared your vision…the type on the card back is all in caps. I have no idea what all the codes are on it. Phone numbers? Streets? Silly Canadians! I am assuming it is the dining room that is open 22 hours daily and not the hotel. Which two hours do you suppose they are closed?
The October 3, 1970 Montreal Gazette has an ad listing for the Gem Motel and a ski trip:
Get away from it all, see Montreal by day, Ski up north by night and avoid the crowd. Special 2 day rates, any day of the week. $28 double occupancy including transportation to slopes. Please phone for reservations: 481-0331, 6950 St. James West.
Otherwise, I can’t find anything on this old gem. And that is truly a shame.
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