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Best Budget Inn

13011 State Highway 96, Carthage, MO 64836
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Ranked #3 of 5 Carthage B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015
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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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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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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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36 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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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Brookfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

again we returned a nice little place, clean . paula the owner very friendly. the price was great . missed the pool as weather made it slow to open this year.that was a disappointment but nothing they could do about that.we will return again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Can only agree with other reviewers, pointed here by Gary from Gay Parita, we had a wonderful unplanned stay here at the lake. Friendly, very helpful proprietors. The pool in the back was a treat for whole family after a long day on the road, before we went out to the Drive-in! A bonus is the laundrette. Also get coffee... More 

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maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

While traveling Rt 66 we were also referred to this motel by Gary at the historic Sinclair station near Halltown. He recommended this place and even drew us a map to get there. We were planning on staying at the Boots motel but decided to stay here instead. We were not disappointed with our decision, the proprietors were polite and... More 

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Brookfield, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

we were driving route 66 and met a local man at his display garage.he called this motel as they were friends and referred us .what a great surprize a great price value and the room was very clean it was quiet here.the pool was great we had it all to ourselves except the visit by a frog.guess he thought it... More 

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