Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant in Holyoke, Mass 


Postcard circa 1965

 Holyoke, Massachusetts
1515 Northampton St


An early Motor Lodge, Holyoke opened in the Fall of 1961. It was built on a hill with a commanding view of Holyoke's commercial district. It is likely that when it was built that motorists traveling on I-91 had a clear view of the Gate Lodge's gleaming Orange Roof both day and night!

By the early 2000s the property had been converted. While the Restaurant became a branch bank, the Motor Lodge carried on as a Cendant branded Super 8 Motel. Until recently the guest buildings remained intact and true to their original form and purpose. Unfortunately the current owners removed the sliders and hacked off the balconies.

 Brochure 2001 (Before the sliders and balconies were removed)

Photographs August 26, 2004