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Best Budget Inn

13008 State Hwy. 96, Carthage, MO 64836
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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 138 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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Watervliet
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is bare bones but very clean, nicely furnished, comfortable, quiet, very friendly and reasonably priced family owned motel. Everything worked well and the property was very well maintained.The very limited breakfast was the only complaint we have. They have a special rate for Route 66 travelers and along with the senior discount made it very reasonably priced.

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Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

At the recommendation of a roadside attraction host on old 66, we stopped here in Carthage for a night on our Rt66 adventure. This is a classic motel (we like in-front parking to keep an eye on our car and for convenience) right on Rt66 but it's just outside of town in a lovely quiet spot by a lake. You... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

While it is a little but out of the centre of Carthage I would still recommend this place! It is on old Route66, next to a lake in a beautiful setting. The owners are friendly, the rooms are nice and clean and the prices fine. What more Could you want?

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