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Boots Court Motel

107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
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Boots Court Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Carthage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Boots doesn't look like much from the outside, still being renovated, but the inside is a different story entirely. I think the Boots was apartments after the Route 66 heyday so the rooms aren't just spacious, they're big, and immaculately clean. From the vintage furniture (in perfect condition and covered with hand crocheted doilies), chenille spread on the bed,... More

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Kaufman, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a little doubtful when we pulled in but our fears were soon relieved. My wife went to check us in and came back 20 minutes later with all the history of the motel and the city of Carthridge. We were more than pleased with the room and didn't miss having a Television at all. We took a walk... More

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Cypress, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful place to stay. The rooms have been beautifully restored and are keep in excellent condition. We lived our stay and the wonderful conversation that we had with Debbie. She gave us a tour of the place and told us of it's history. She also told us of many of the attractions in the area. If you... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Boots Court. We try to make each of our guests feel welcomed and comfortable. It's always nice to know when we have succeeded. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our visit and look forward to seeing more completed rooms. The motel was very quiet and the room was extremely clean. The manager was very gracious, especially since we arrived around 1am.

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196 reviews 196 reviews
18 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice visit while in Joplin this past May. We just happen to be there on the reopening of Boot's birthday. Deb was nice enough to show us around and give us a lot of history. While there we meet Ron “Tattoo 66 Man” Jones, who was also spending the night. How nice that rooms have been restored... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! You are right - we are in the process of restoring two more rooms in the front building, built in the early 1940s. These rooms saw much more hard use than those in the back building, so their restoration is more complicated, but we plan to #5, and #6 (the "other" Clark Gable room, where... More

Dayton, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may need to make advanced reservations to get one of the five currently restored rooms. The one we stayed in was absolutely gorgeous! The wood floors and bathroom tile are original as were the small table and built-in vanity. Both wood pieces were made my Mr. Boots himself. Everything in the room was in pristine condition. Rooms have air... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Boots is high on the list if you are doing Route 66...so retro. It is being lovingly restored, a few rooms at a time. The original black and white bathroom tiles are highlighted with b&w towels. Everything is extremely clean. An old time radio is playing when you enter your room. We had a large room, hardwood floors. A photo... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you liked about Boots Court and what you thought could use improvement. For us, owning the Boots is like having a never-ending house party, with a constrant stream of friends stopping by for a visit! We wish we could provide each guest with exactly the right bed for that... More

Dublin, Oh
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We began our stay by talking with Deb Dee, the onsite manager, who was so friendly and welcoming and full of interesting stories. The Boots itself had been rescued by her friends, and they are in the process of restoring it to its 1940's heyday. When we entered our room, we stepped back in time. The room was large and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We loved it here. Super friendly, Debbie Dee provided a little tour and history of the motel. Currently there were five rooms that were beautifully restored. Debbie Dee also gave us all kinds of information on what to do in Carthage and sent us over to Read Oak II where we got to meet Lowell Davis. This is a gem... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We do enjoy talking to our guests and helping them find all the little gems of things to do in Carthage. For a small town, there is an amazingly lot of it! We look forward to being your hosts on your next trip through Carthage. More

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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154 reviews 154 reviews
34 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went by the Boots Court in 2007. I stopped, took a picture and dreamed what it would have been like to stay there. I figured the place was on the icon chopping block. I was happy when I found the Boots had been bought and renovation had started. My dream came true this past weekend. My wife and I... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It would be great to see you on your anniversary every year! You will be pleased to know we are starting on the restoration of the rooms in the front building, including the OTHER Clark Gable room, #6. We hope to complete the next four rooms in the next six months or... More

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Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
Location: United States > Missouri > Carthage
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The Boots Motel is an iconic historic motel on Route 66, at the intersection of historic U.S. Route 66 and U.S. Route 71. It features two buildings built in 1939 and 1946 in the Streamlined Moderne style. Neglected for years, it is currently being restored to its 1940s appearance. Five rooms in the 1946 building are now completed and ready for occupancy. They feature spacious rooms with the original hardwood floors, ceramic tile bathrooms with shower stalls, and built-in vanity dressers. They are individually decorated and furnished with period furnishings such as chenille bedspreads and 1940s-style furniture,and some have the original round mirrors still installed over the dressing tables. There are no televisions because television was not available in the Carthage area until the mid-1950s, but, as originally advertised, there is "a radio in every room," and the motel does offer free WiFi. Each room is individually heated and air conditioned, just as advertised in the 1940s. Experience a time when room service delivered your ice to your room and your room key fit into an actual lock! We also have 5 carports to protect guests vehicles from weather. Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Court! ... more   less 
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