rendering circa 1960s: unknown
Brochures circa 1970s: Kummerlowe
New Orleans-Downtown, LA
 -- 330 Loyola Avenue

The complex which offered guests free parking was located across from Duncan Plaza, the Louisiana Supreme Court building, and the New Orleans City Hall. It was a jewel in HoJo's crown when it opened in 1968, and was a franchised unit. It remained a full service hotel and was a well regarded property until its conversion into a Holiday Inn during the early 1990s.

Comfort and Convenience ... Reasonable Prices
The DownTown Howard Johnson's offers 300 luxurious rooms in the heart of downtown New Orleans. Every room has a balcony overlooking either New Orleans' Civic Center or the lovely pool and terrace deck. Doubles, twins, studio--all rooms feature color television with bedside control, custom-made mattresses and other extras. Every room is furnished in the sumptuous New orleans manner.

Close to exits from Interstate and other principal highways, as indicated on the map, which shows its ideal location for you, placing you near these important New Orleans places:

A The DownTown
    Howard Johnson's
B Civic Center
C Canal Street shops and stores
D French Quarter
E SuperDome
F International Trade Mart
   and Rivergate Convention Hall
G New Cultural Center and
    Municipal Auditorium
H Mississippi River Bridge
I   Fair Grounds Race Course
Matchbook cover circa 1970s: Kummerlowe
Brochures & Postcards circa 1970s: Kummerlowe

you receive the warm welcome that New Orleans is famous for, and you will quickly know the friendly, efficient service that will delight you throughout your visit.

In the modern 17-story structure convenient to the city's business and financial centers, there are 300 luxurious rooms. Every room or suite has an inviting balcony and an inviting view.

You will appreciate also the enclosed garage with space for 500 cars, located on the lower service floors of the building--near your room. You have secure parking, as you park and lock your own car. Parking service is free for registered guests.

The New Orleans-Downtown Motor Lodge featured both a full service Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor. While the Restaurant may have originally been called a Howard Johnson's it was usually referred to in advertisements as the John James Audubon Room. Located to the left of the lobby at ground level, the restaurant was decorated in rich wood tones, and large Audubon prints graced the walls. The Ice Cream Parlor was immediately behind the registration desk. Amazingly both facilities were still in the Motor Lodge in 1991 just before it was converted into a Holiday Inn.
Meeting Rooms are efficient and flexible, providing the right space for executive groups of 20 to 200. All are equipped to use audio-visual equipment and presentation facilities.
give you opportunity for a vigorous swim, a relaxing sun bath, and tremendous view of the city. Convenient to all meeting and public rooms, the Pool and Terrace offer a fine area for refreshment and relaxation between business sessions.

Although the Motor Lodge was largely standardized, it featured some unusually appointed rooms.

Above: Note the 1968 Howard Johnson's directory on the counter!

The Elegant Suites are spacious and interestingly different, with contemporary or traditional motifs in furnishings, drapery and art. Color tones give restful harmony.Comfortable Bedrooms have custom made mattresses for sound sleep. The color TV set has bedside control. Every room is so large that there is a sitting room area, with table for family snacks or fun, or helpful work space for the business man.
1982 AAA TourBook page 105: Kummerlowe
1984 AAA TourBook page A44: Kummerlowe
Photograph circa 1980s: unknown
Matchbox 1991 from my room overlooking the Hibernia Tower: Kummerlowe
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