Would any of you guys tell me if Cabana Motel located at12291 Harper Avenue used to be the old Holiday Inn back in the late 1970's? Thank you.
No, the Holiday Inn was 11560 Harper at the corner of Conner Avenue. I believe at one time it was also a Quality Inn and had had several other names as it slid downhill.
Thanks a lot Citylights. I stayed there a while in 1979 and tried to locate the place via Google maps. If my memory serves me well there was a small restaurant at corner of Harper and Gratiot. I travelled from coast to coast and back home with less than $1000.00 U.S. How time flies. If time allows and I remain healthy I might be tempted to follow the same itinerary some time in 2014 and 2015. I had no safety issue back then in that area but it might be different now. Thanks again.
You might want to rethink that plan for the current times. That location seems to have become a "Travel Inn", and appears closed based on the Google street view photo. It does get three stars in Google reviews, but probably not for the reasons most travelers are looking for.