Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Friday, November 27, 2009
Howard Johnson Airport Shut Down
After a CBC investigation, the Howard Johnson hotel on Ellice was shut down after not meeting fire code rules.
The hotel reviews for this particular hotel have done Winnipeg no favours over the years. It appears social services have been using the hotel as a long term stay for people in need. It shows.
It is surprising that Howard Johnson allows their name to be associated with this ramshackle and now dangerous place.
All things considered, the hotels around the airport have improved over the years. The Sandman Hotel, Sheraton Four Points, Hilton Suites, Comfort Inn, Greenwood Inn and Victoria Inn have either just been built or have been renovated to improve their competitiveness.
The Howard Johnson has probably lured more than one unsuspecting airport patron. It is time the name was stripped from this substandard building.