Welcome to the Hotel Historian Blog

This blog is devoted to saving images and information about hotels, motels, inns and tourist items.  The images are largely from my travels. The accompanying information is mostly from reference and archives material located in the Hospitality Industry Archives here at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, located at the University of Houston.

My goal is to document properties that are significant to me.  As a historian of the hotel industry I selected these structures because they may be demolished or significantly altered from their present form.  I also freely admit that I passed up other interesting properties that should have been documented but was unable to stop and take pictures.  This is a random list, subject to the normal conditions of weather, time of day, and most important the patience of those traveling with me.

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The Herring Hotel, Amarillo Texas

Childress, Texas

Caprock Hotel, Claude Texas

The Motel Rita Blanca, Dalhart Texas

Hereford, TX

Junction, Texas

Ozona, Texas

Travelers Motel, Seymour Texas

The Old Plainview Hilton, Plainview Texas

The Airport Motel, Plainview Texas

Hotel Eklund, Clayton New Mexico

“Unknown name” Motel, Grenville New Mexico

Hatch, New Mexico

El Portal Inn, Raton New Mexico

Yucca Hotel, Raton New Mexico

Motel Capri, Raton New Mexico 

Tularosa Hotel, Tularosa New Mexico

Yeso, NM

“Rain of Arrows,” Mancos Colorado

Palace Hotel, Antonito Colorado

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