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Best Budget Inn

13008 State Hwy. 96, Carthage, MO 64836
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Frankfort, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived here on a Thursday night after traveling from Oklahoma. The rooms are comfortable and clean. There is a lake outside with picnic tables. Continental breakfast and the owners are friendly. If you are looking for a comfortable place to sleep at a reasonable price this is it.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted a place a little off the beaten path of I-44. This is about 10 min from the highway but for the price it can't be beat. Clean rooms, nice TV, clean bathroom. Nothing lavish...but perfect for a good quiet nights sleep. Staff is friendly and helpful, check in was quick and easy.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Traveling old RT66 and wound up in Carthage, MO for the night. Older motel of the style you would have seen back in the earlier 60's. Nicely kept up, rooms clean and modern. If ever needing a motel in Carthage, will definitely stay here.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Enjoyed our stay here very much. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable. We had a room on the end with a window view of Kellogg Lake. Everything you would expect to find at a Route 66 motel. Lovely continental breakfast of coffee, bagels, donuts and juice.

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Thank Elphaba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I stayed there while on a Route 66 roadtrip. The couple who owns the place is very nice. When I told them about my trip, they gave me a map of the town and told me about all the interesting places around. My room was very clean and cozy. Breakfast is good enough. The motel is located near a lake,... More 

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Thank Laurent B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here last night with my partner while traveling Route 66. Was very happy with our stay. Room was clean and comfortable and the owners were very friendly and helpful. It is set in a lovely location right on route 66. The rooms are basic but have everything that you need. The bed was very comfortable and sheets were clean... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This (Carthage-Budget Inn)is a very simple, yet clean and efficient place, I stayed with my wife, 2.5 baby gal and mom, while driving to STL from OK, but I realized this is even a perfect place for a 2-3 days of fishing or just resting next to beautiful lake. STaff are super nice and guess what: I forgot my bag... More 

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Thank Frank P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is no fancy place. The decor is very retro and everything besides the TV feels like it is from another time. However, if you want great service, a nice view and a clean spot, then this is for you. Everything was spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed eating our breakfast in front of the lake.

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

If you would like to try something different, the Best Budget Inn (originally known as the Lake Shore Motel) is a great alternative to the chains. Cheap price, very clean, neat, and in a scenic location along Historic Route 66, the care these owners have taken in fixing this place up really shows. I loved the vintage tilework and cool... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

While on another weekend ride, I landed in Carthage, MO again. I decided to stay at the Best Budget Inn. On the outside, it looks nice. It has a large, level, hard surface drive and parking area. My room was very clean. It had a flat screen TV, fridge and microwave. The TV was super easy to operate. They have... More 

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