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Boots Motel

107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
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Boots Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Carthage B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Everything is charming and comfortable. Loved the floor furnace. Brings back fond childhood memories. However as WiFi isn't authentic...a tv would have been nice. My family had one in 1955. They came out in 1947. If you heave wifi, shampoo dispensers and air conditioners, you might as well throw in a TV. And a secondary door lock would be great.... More

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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our overnight stay at the Boots Court left us charmed and anxious to return again. You couldn't ask for friendlier and cleaner accommodations. Debbie Dee provided tours of each of the five available rooms allowing us our choice. It was wonderful to hear all about the history and of the future plans as they continue revitalizing the property. We intend... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We drove Route 66 for our honeymoon and ran into a couple in Illinois who insisted we had to stay at Boots Motel in Carthage. We timed our trip around when we'd arrive in Carthage and, based on all the wonderful things we had heard from other Route 66-ers (business owners and travelers alike!) I called early to make a... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Group of four travelling Route 66 in Sept. Thought my luck was surely in when booking so late and getting two rooms here. Had us in the Econolodge originally until I heard about this place. At the time of our visit only five rooms were completed from refurbishment as they carry out a superb job in getting this place back... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wind back the clock, and be prepared for lodging from another era! The old Boots Court (pre-dating motels in the USA) was built in the 30s, and added to in the 40s. Later on, it was changed to the Boots Motel, and basically ruined. Under new ownership now, it is slowly being re-modeled to it's original appearance. The 1940s wing,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Some people might comment that the front of the building looks old fashioned and they are right. The building has seen some very hard times but now is being brought back to former glory, an expensive and time-consuming process. The rooms that have been renovated are amongst the best rooms you can find in the whole of the US. They... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Motel, responded to this review

Dries, thank you so much for your generous comments. We love it when visitors to the United States make the time to stop for a while at Boots Court. And, we like to know that their stay with us has been pleasant. Thank you for taking the time to comment! We ARE still working on the exterior - having the... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It's true. My husband and I pulled up on to the forecourt to work out where we were on Route 66 when we were invited in to look around and see all the work that is going on to restore the property to it's original elegance. We spent an hour being shown round and sharing stories about our experiences on... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Motel, responded to this review

That happens a lot! We are always thrilled to show our little treasure to passers-by - and many of them stay if the timing is right! Thanks for being one of those who stayed. More

Washington, DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a really lovely find on Rt. 66. The little motel has been restored to, I believe 1949, so they do have air conditioning, but they don't have television. Each room is lovely and clean. They work hard to give you a special experience. When we opened the door of our room, they had the old fashioned radio playing... More

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debye2, Owner at Boots Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments! We really appreciate that our guests take the time to give us feedback on their experience. We may not always respond to them, but we do always read them. Comments are a big help to let us know what our guests like (and don't like) about their stay at the Boots. We... More

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Additional Information about Boots Motel

Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
Location: United States > Missouri > Carthage
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Carthage
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Motel! ... more   less 

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