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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

Flamingo Inn, Elk City, Oklahoma

Flamingo Inn, Elk City, Oklahoma

The Flamingo Inn is a classic motel on Route 66 and has been nicely remodeled without ruining the all important “Route 66” feel. It is an inexpensive stay with plenty of charm and character. Each renovated room comes with a large flat-screen TV, good internet service, microwave, coffee machine and mini fridge. The owners are very welcoming… Read More

Grand Canyon Caverns, Arizona

Grand Canyon Caverns, Arizona

Fancy spending the night in what is described as the “oldest, darkest, deepest, quietest, and largest suite room in the world”? Well, as of 2010, now you can at the Grand Canyon Caverns! The only room in the caverns is 22 stories down and over 65 million years old! Tours of the caverns depart every… Read More

Guest House Motel, Carthage, Missouri

Guest House Motel, Carthage, Missouri

“An amazing house over 100 years old and the owners were incredible. We had the whole house to ourselves, the breakfast was great value for money, it really was home from home with a difference. Also it is really close to the Cars on the Route gas station in Galena Kansas.” “If you can time… Read More

HI Chicago Summer Hostel, Chicago

HI Chicago Summer Hostel, Chicago

A cheap and cheerful way of seeing Chicago prior to undertaking Route 66, this hostel is situated in the heart of downtown Chicago. “This is probably one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in – clean, friendly, good atmosphere and awesome location. I’d recommend it over the other Chicago Hostels – it’s a little more pricey but… Read More

Highlander Motel, Williams

Highlander Motel, Williams

Founded in 1952, the Highlander Motel now offers travellers a refurbished, inexpensive and convenient lodging experience following it’s 2005 renovation. All rooms feature mountain views, a flat-screen satellite TV with pay-per-view channels, a microwave and a small refrigerator. The Highlander is situated a short drive from Bill Williams Mountain, Grand Canyon Deer Farm and the Arizona… Read More

Homestyle Inn & Suites, Springfield

Homestyle Inn & Suites, Springfield

The Homestyle Inn & Suites is a reasonably priced motel situated just a few blocks from the State Capital building and Lincoln Library. The main draw to this hotel was the price and location; inexpensive and central to downtown. It’s ideally located if you want to make an early start to check out Lincoln’s home and… Read More

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff

The Hotel Monte Vista opened for business on New Year’s Day, 1927, having been funded by a group of prominent Flagstaff citizens who recognised that Flagstaff was in need of a first class accommodation for the rising tourism in the area. In the 40’s and 50’s, as the popularity of western films was on the rise,… Read More

Inn at Lincoln Park, Chicago

Inn at Lincoln Park, Chicago

If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your head before embarking on your road trip then you could do far worse than The Inn at Lincoln Park. It’s a cosy hotel just a short bus/taxi ride from the center of Chicago and is a great location for a spot of sightseeing. The front desk is… Read More

Motel Safari, Tucumcari

Motel Safari, Tucumcari

Established in 1959, the Motel Safari has been welcoming Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years and has become one of the iconic motels along the route. Very highly rated on TripAdvisor, this motel features artwork of original photo archives from Tucumcari’s Route 66 heyday in each of the guestrooms, as well as old linen… Read More