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 Route 66. It was magical! A real find on our journey!
- 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! We also have 5 carports to protect guests vehicles from weather. Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Court! ... more less