Dolphin Motel

Saturday, August 24, 2013 0 No tags Permalink

Vintage Postcard – Dolphin Motel

Dolphin Motel

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Margate’s Newest Ocean Front
*Dolphin Motel*
Deluxe Efficiency Apartments
9600 Block at Madison Avenue
All Suites Face Directly on the Beach
Private Balconies, Kitchenettes, TV’s, Maid Service, Parking, Protected Beach, Guards and Beach Chairs Included in Rates.
Open Year ‘Round * Phone: Atlantic City 2-7257

Published by Coast Advertising Agency, Atlantic City, N.J.

Not a bad little motel, really. Right close to the water, nice beach.

The Dolphin has been replaced by a truly hideous apartment block.

Lombardy Motel

Sunday, January 27, 2013 0 No tags Permalink

Lombardy Motel
Boardwalk on Kentucky Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.
Swimming Pool – Coffee Shop – Ice Skating Rink – Free Parking – T.V. – Telephones – Air Conditioned – Elevator – Capacity 700.

46303. A “Superchrome” Color Product by Bill Bard Associates Inc., Monticello, N.Y.

Not postally used.

The Lombardy is noted here to have exposed tradesmen to asbestos. There is no other information I can find on the old place, unfortunately.

Fantasy Motel

Thursday, August 30, 2012 0 No tags Permalink

Fantasy Motel
131 West Rio Grande Avenue
Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
Phone: (609) 522-8551
(609) 522-0757

1978 Color Photo & Card by Aladdin Color
Broad & 3rd Sts., Florence, N.J. 08518
609-499-1100 – Printed in U.S.A.

This motel now appears to be a parking lot; the Fantasy was demolished in 2005.

Tahiti Motel

Sunday, February 20, 2011 0 No tags Permalink

Resort Tahiit Motel [misspelling on card] 7411 Atlantic Avenue
Wildwood Crest, N.J. 08260
Waving palm trees, bamboo, tonga cloth and lava rock bring exotic Polynesian atmosphere to Wildwood Crest at colorful Tahiti Motel, just steps from the beach. Here you will find motel rooms and two-room efficiency apartments with air conditioning or heat, TV, Hi-Fi, off street parking, daily maid service, free ice, two pools and Wildwood’s famous wide, white sandy beach with lifeguard protection.
Tahiti’s phone: 609-522-2984

(c) 1970 – Color Photo & Card by – Aladdin Color, Broad-Locust Bldg., Phila., Pa. 19102 – Printed in U.S.A.

This is an interesting card. I think the white Corvair is a 1962 or 1963 model (I can’t identify the other cars). Tiki culture would put this mid-century motel in the early 1960s. The note of two-room efficiencies probably puts this postcard, dated 1970, later in its existence or is a reprint of an earlier photo.

Aladdin Color is now running an online website with “retro stock photos” and has a 1965 image of the Tahiti at night here. There are also some photos here.

It looks like the motel was demolished in 2004, even after being listed in the Wildwoods Historic Register.