Hilstan Motel

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Vintage Postcard – Hilstan Motel

Hilstan Motel

Hilstan Motel
1317 South Federal Hwy. (U.S.1)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Spacious Pool. Modern Motel Lodge with Hotel Rooms, One Bedroom Studio Apts. Completely Furnished. Shower and Tub, Tile Bath. Air Foam Mattresses. Air Conditioned. Telephones in Rooms. Reverse Cycle Heat. Large and Spacious Parking. Tropical Patio for your relaxation. In the heart of Fort Lauderdale. For information write, phone or wire.
Hilstan Motel – Phone: 523-5280

Tom Neel Color Cards, P.O. Box 13, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This lovely vintage postcard was mailed from Ft. Lauderdale in February 1966 using a grey four cent Lincoln log cabin stamp (like this one here) to Mr. & Mrs. David Hilton & Family, Beacon St. Framingham Mass. It reads:

Hi folks:

This is where we’re staying here in Ft. Lauderdale. Had a nice trip – it’s been rainy but warm. Getting a nice change. Will be back Mar. 4.
Everett, Esther & Ron Ryder

Good news, friends. The building still stands, and it’s now a Budget Inn (Google Street View):

budget inn

The bad news is that it doesn’t get very good reviews. On Yelp!…bedbugs. Gross!

More in Fort Lauderdale here:

Sand Castle

Cadillac Motel

White Star Motel

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