Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California

Founded in 1922 the Route 66 Motel in Barstow, California, has been greeting travelers for nearly 100 years! Boasting great room rates and clean, comfortable rooms it was voted one of the "10 great places to stop along the way (Route 66)" by USA Today.

The exterior has all the charm that you'd expect from a classic Route 66 motel - neon signage, Route 66 murals and classic cars - while the inside boasts all the amenities a 21st century traveler has come to expect - free WiFi, flat-screen TV's and minibars. What is quite unusual and certainly adds to it's charm is the fact that every room is equipped with a round bed!

The owners have done a wonderful job restoring the property and are keen Route 66 enthusiasts, being very helpful and welcoming. The exterior decor is vibrant and inviting while the interior is every bit as comfortable as you'd like. What is ideal about this motel in terms of it's location is that it's only a 150 mile drive from Las Vegas should you decide to take a side-trip to the strip.

"I stayed at this place on Route 66 and would like to recommend it to other travelers. It's a cute throwback to times of early Route 66 and the place was fun to stay at. It was a blast with their round beds!"

Kindly recommended by Sam Mendell, USA

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