Howard Johnsons - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 39° 46.989 W 105° 01.528
13S E 497819 N 4403689
Quick Description: This former HoJo's restuarant is now a Mexican Restaurant at 4765 Federal Blvd in Denver, Colorado.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2011 4:34:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMBA64
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
This Howard Johnson's was originally known as Denver-West and was the second HoJo's motor lodge/restaurant complex in Denver. The Motor Lodge is still operating...but the restaurant is now El Padrino Mexican Restaurant.

The Highway Host website (visit link) which catologs most of the former HoJo Restuarants has the following to say about the site:

"This was Denver's second Motor Lodge/Restaurant complex, and was originally designated Denver-North. It was opened in 1969. When Phil visited, the Motor Lodge was waving the Howard Johnson name (which isn't saying much), but the Restaurant had been converted into a Mexican eatery. From the looks of the place I'd say it is in rather poor condition to say the least.

Mr. Edwards had no kind words to describe his brief visit to Denver-West! He had planned to overnight there, and even after seeing that it was not in the best condition, he attempted to check-in. However his experience with the desk clerk changed his mind. Describing her with the most unflattering of terms, Phil said that she expected him to PAY her to scan his TripRewards card. He flatly refused to pay for the free benefit and made a hasty departure!"

The website has a few more photos of the site as well.
Restaurant or Gate Lodge?: Restaurant

Architectural Style Found: Unsure

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