Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant in Springfield, Mass.

Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge and Restaurant in Hyannis, Massachusetts


Photographs August 26, 2004

 Springfield-West, Massachusetts
1150 Riverdale St


It is likely that this Mansard Motor Lodge and Restaurant complex was opened in the Fall of 1973 to replace Springfield's cut off and aging location on 333 Columbus Ave. Less a traditional Motor Lodge and more a "highway-hotel," the high-rise guest building departed from Howard Johnson's normal balcony style. Rather than screen mesh open railings the balconies featured solid barriers.

By 2004 the location had been converted into a Quality Inn. Up until recently the Guest rooms had remained much as they were from the Motor Lodge's HJ days. Unfortunately the Landmark Supply furnishings had been removed and were behind one of the buildings piled up in stacks to be discarded.