New Stanton Motor Lodge boasted "87 deluxe, air conditioned
rooms equipped with color TV, radios, and other luxurious
appointments." A somewhat early Motor Lodge, it was opened
in 1960 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike's New Stanton interchange.
Having celebrated in forty-fifth anniversary in 2005, it has
had an exceptionally long run as a Howard Johnson's!
to be confused with the New Stanton Service Plaza Restaurant
along the Turnpike, this was a complete Motor Lodge and Restaurant
complex. The Restaurant had been owned by the Howard Johnson
Company, and was one that was directly acquired by Marriott
in 1985. Like many other Keystone State HoJo's, New Stanton
prospered under the Orange Roof and was not converted into
a Big Boy or other brand. When Marriott exited the restaurant
business it transferred new Stanton to Franchise Associates
Incorporated (FAI) which operated it from 1991 until the late
1990s. Its end came when FAI cashed in on its valuable real
estate and the long-lived restaurant was demolished to make
way for a Sheetz.