Roadrunner Lodge, Tucumcari
The owners of the Roadrunner Lodge have painstakingly worked to keep the 1960s vibe alive, even going so far as to broadcasting a short range radio station playing hits and commercials from that era. The 60's memorabilia and vintage design features really do a great job of transporting guests back to a time when motor hotels such as this were thriving along the route.
This is a truly authentic Route 66 motel and deserves it's many five-star reviews on TripAdvisor. Guests also receive a complimentary breakfast at the "Kix on 66" diner across the road.
As their Facebook page says, the Roadrunner Lodge provides the modern Route 66 road tripper a classic Americana lodging experience with 21st century comforts, including air conditioning, Wi-Fi and HD satellite TV.
The Roadrunner Lodge has been through several name changes over the years and was originally two distinct properties - the La Plaza Court on the west side and Leatherwood Manor on the east. The two sides were run as separate properties for many years. When they were combined into a single property, the roofline of the Leatherwood lobby was extended to cover both properties.
The extensive investment of time, love and money over the last few years are on show for all to see - the Roadrunner Lodge has rebuilt a lost piece of classic Americana.
"I had a wonderful stay here and can attest to the comfort of their beds and the warmth of their showers! In the summer months the air conditioning is a godsend. The owners were very pleasant and had good local knowledge."