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Former Sands Motel

1800 W. Vega Blvd., Vega, TX
Phone: 806-267-2131

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This photo is from 2012, but the former Sands Motel / Best Western / Country Inn was wearing an America's Best Value Inn / Country Inn sign when we went by in the spring of 2015. This is a rather good sized motel on the west side of Vega. The motel opened in 1963 with 42 rooms.

Vintage Advertising Highlights


On U.S. Highway 66 & one mile west of State
Hwy. 385

Air Conditioned ... Central Heating ... Wall to Wall Carpeting ... Free Room TV ... Combination Tub & Shower ... Heated Pool ... Excellent Restaurant Adjoining ... Member Diners Club
Area Code 806 + 267-****

(Logos for Best Western, America Express, Standard Oil, and AAA)

NOTE: The image on the front of the postcard shows the sign listing FREE TV as an amenity. The small blue and white sign at ground level boasts of offering "Day Sleeper" rates, which probably refers to folks who preferred to travel at night to avoid high daytime heat.


Photo(s): 2012



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