98 unit five-story Laurel Motor Lodge and Restaurant opened
for business in about 1964. The site was uniquely placed between
the North and Southbound lanes of U.S. 1 through Laurel, and
featured a "canopy" Gate Lodge.
Motor Lodge remained a Howard Johnson's into the 1990s. Its
last HoJo's owner was a large Howard Johnson's franchisee
operation called Emerald Hotels.