CONOCO MOTEL, Grand Island NE
   
   

"The Conoco Motel, Café and Service Station.” Who wouldn’t want to spend a night in a place named after a famed petroleum distributor?

“FREE Television – FREE ice cubes.” Fie to the greedy profiteers who charge for ice!

Contemporary reviews are not kind.

Advertised as 24 hour checkin, yet when I woke up with bed bugs all over me they would not answer the door or telephone calls.

its a flop house now. Dirty rooms, broken fixtures, strange guests. Foreign owned and operated. I dont mind Mom and Pop small motels and I am not a neat freak but this place is gross. I stayed here many times in the 70s, 80s and 90s but after a 13 year break my stay in 2006 was awful. I would have felt safer and would have been cleaner if I stayed in an I80 rest area.

 

Ah, but once upon a time: