Photographs 2006:Courtesy of Bob Venditti
York's Motor Lodge lasted as a Howard Johnson's until about 1992 and miraculously evaded most of Cendant's ruinous mandates. However even as the guest buildings retained their basic form, exterior modifications nonetheless diminished the property's curb appeal.

Above: Unsightly plywood covered sliders on one of the original circa 1962 guest buildings which was damaged when a tornado blew past.
Right: The "Roof Logo" HoJo's street sign was recycled by the property's latest occupants.
Lower: After the Motor Lodge had been operating for several years, a newer style guest building was added -- probably during the 1970s.

Brochure circa 1980s: courtesy of Dan Donahue
Above: In addition to the A-frame Gate Lodge, the Motor Lodge also featured a "public area" for its guests in the connector building between the two original guest buildings. The connector served as recreation space as well as the entrance to the exterior swimming pool. Eventually the connector came to serve as the property's office.

Below & Lower: Guest rooms were kept up to date, but by the middle 2000s little of their original Howard Johnson's character remained. Bob Venditti's first floor single room was in the newer wing and he noted that it was "surprisingly nice" considering the tornado damaged and otherwise shabby exterior of the former Howard Johnson's turned Days Inn.
Photographs courtesy of Bob Venditti