Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Shiloh Inn, Now the Days Inn on Texas Avenue

The architecture seems to be original. Taken August 2016, and modified to increase exposure.


We talked about Fort Shiloh, the restaurant, and in the early 1980s, a new two-story motel opened just adjacent to it: Shiloh Inn. Unfortunately, Shiloh Inn didn't actually last long under that name, switching to the nationally-known Quality Inn soon after:

Before Quality Inn switched to the "circle" logo, soon after the Shiloh Inn change

Sometime in the early 1990s, names changed again and it became Days Inn (the first and only Days Inn up until the middle of the 2010s). The motel still has 98 units as always.


Aerial view from Google Earth


Editor's Note: I updated this post in December 2016, just adding a new picture, renaming the post, moving the original aerial down to the bottom of the post, and rewriting the last bit of the post, since after this post was added, the hotel WAS renovated, and two MORE Days Inn hotels are in town. Lastly, I replaced the Editor's Note with this, as the old one discussed the forum and then-contemporary updates to OTHER posts.

3 comments:

downhillcrasher said...

I can only imagine how grody (sp?) that motel must look on the inside if it hasn't been fixed up in 20+ years! I am interested in the "Fully Furnished Apartment - Monthly Basis"; I wonder if that is still a part of the hotel. It seems to really pre-date the whole "Extended Stay" genre, which, as I recall, blew up in the late 90s.

Also, I am enjoying the updates to past posts, keep 'em coming!

Pseudo3D said...

I don't know about the "fully furnished apartment" either, but it seems that while dated, it is well-maintained and not trashy.

http://www.daysinn.com/common/images/branded/DI/images/02460_c1.jpg

Dated? Yes. Scary? No. Heard the Knights Inn up near campus was a lot worse. Pay attention to the updates...I've got stuff planned for next week!

downhillcrasher said...

Cool, I look forward to it!