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Baxter Inn 4 Less, Baxter Springs

Baxter Inn 4 Less, Baxter Springs

“My wife and I spent five days there during the recent festival. Nice room, low rates. Our five-day stay there was pleasant.” “The room was adequate in size and in very good condition. There was a free ice machine right down the hallway from our room and there was free internet service throughout the building.”… Read More

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn and Suites, Flagstaff

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn and Suites, Flagstaff

Okay, so it’s not quite as unique as a night in a giant wigwam but at least you know what you’re getting with a Best Western motel! It was clean, comfortable – and given that we opted for a King Suite – very spacious. However… be warned that the incessant honking of trains as they pass by… Read More

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, Springfield

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, Springfield

This refurbished hotel has been providing rooms for Route 66 travelers on vacation for fifty years. As with the Munger Moss it also has themed rooms – the Elvis and Monroe suites each come complete with a hot tub! There’s an outdoor pool and spa for guests. “We were driving Route 66 East to West, so it was… Read More

Boots Court, Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court, Carthage, Missouri

Located in Carthage, Missouri, the Boots Court was built in 1939 by Arthur Boots, and still carries his name today. The “Motel” was saved from demolition by two sisters who are presently restoring the property to the way it was in 1949, and with the five rooms in the detached annex being completed and opened-for-business… Read More

CarlinVilla Motel, Carlinville

CarlinVilla Motel, Carlinville

Spend a day cruising up one alignment of Route 66 and back down another to the CarlinVilla Motel.  Relax after your travels in their hot tub and pool, or just lounge in the comfortable lobby area. Located near the heart of historic Carlinville, the CarlinVilla makes for a good get away. Located in a quiet… Read More

Comfort Inn, Santa Monica

Comfort Inn, Santa Monica

It’s a Comfort Inn so you know what you’re getting here – it’s a good basic hotel that’s far enough away from the beach if that’s not your thing but not so far that it can’t be reached by foot (although expect a half hour walk). Complementary continental breakfast and free internet access are always welcome,… Read More

Drury Inn & Suites, Springfield

Drury Inn & Suites, Springfield

The Drury Inn & Suites in Springfield, Illinois, is not your traditional Route 66 accommodation by any means, but this hotel comes highly rated and provides weary travelers with many creature comforts. Although slightly further outside the downtown area than other hotels, this hotel offers a pool and hot-tub, free internet access, free breakfast, and free… Read More

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

El Rancho Hotel and Motel, Gallup, NM

The El Rancho Hotel and Motel was opened in 1937 as a base for movie productions by the brother of film director D.W. Griffith. It was the temporary home for many Hollywood movie stars including Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne! According to author Russell A. Olsen, “As you enter… Read More

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Rey Inn, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This historic Santa Fe hotel offers 86 delightfully different and charming accommodations, including spacious suites with fireplaces & kitchenettes. Built on the Original Route 66, El Rey Inn’s guests enjoy modern amenities, friendly service, lush gardens on 5 acres, and a Southwestern style that is memorable. “This was a pleasant surprise. Much nicer than I… Read More

Fender’s River Road Resort, Needles, California

Fender’s River Road Resort, Needles, California

This funky little 1960’s-era resort is minutes off of interstate I-40. It’s a perfect place to get away and relax in your very own comfortable room, or your own RV space with full hookups, or you can even pitch a tent right down by the Colorado River. At Fender’s River Road Resort, families and groups of… Read More