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“A must for the Route 66 traveler!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Route 66 Motel
195 W Main St, Barstow, CA 92311   |  
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Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
North East
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must for the Route 66 traveler!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2007

This motel is must for any one who is going to Barstow with Route 66 on their mind. Ved and Mridu (owners) are amazing persons. I checked in - as I was checking in Mridu presented me with the "history" note book - A MUST SEE!

This motel is NOT a Holiday Inn Express ("I'm not a photographer but last night I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express... bla bla bla)

The rooms and bed are clean. The configuration of the rooms is bit quirky (I like quirky) -

If your looking for a "paris Hilton experience" this is not your place. If you want to experience a character that seems too missing in today -- NOT a "corporate" cookie cutter serve me another big mac that tastes the same as the last big mac - You may learn a bit more about who you really are, and who you may become...

This is definitely your place!!!!

I absolutely love this place! This is an example of a time that seems to have moved past a majority of Americans.

Charles Miller
charles.miller@myfreeagent.com
http://www.charles-miller.org

  • Liked — the service and the room
  • Disliked — the seemingly unknown nature of the historic landmark
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2006

We found this not so ordinary little Route 66 Motel on our road trip to Las Vegas. Nice stop. Clean. Cool round beds. Nice folks. Lots of different things to see on the property. More interesting than a commercialized Holiday Inn. Check them out if you want something a little different from the norm.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2005

I was in Barstow visiting the Route 66 attractions and happen to come across this motel. I was unsure at first, but come to find the property and all of its unique route 66 artifacts to be a lovely stay. I slept on their famous round beds!! So I was a 70's hugh for a night :) I also got a chance to take a lot of great pictures. Many wonderful memories. I highly recommend this place as a unique memory and must stay in Barstow.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2002

The Route 66 Motel in Barstow has quite the exterior with a large collection of old cars and lots of neon including the trademark Route 66 sign. However on the two occasions I stayed there (room 101 and 104) I found the property very poorly maintained with garbage under the beds, walls with several clearly visible patches and a uselessly small bathroom. Obviously no money is spent on maintaining this early motel. The sign promises the "best price in town" but reality is they are one of the highest, $35 on a recent weeknight. There is no heat in the rooms and a rickety central swampcooler suffices as air conditioning. The Barstow Budget Inn and their ilk down the road offer far better accomodations at lower prices. It is very clear that this motel survives on gimmicks it's Indian operators do absolutely nothing toward maintaining the property. Too bad other motel operators maintain their properties well. The verdict? Avoid this place at all costs!! 1!
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Additional Information about Route 66 Motel

Address: 195 W Main St, Barstow, CA 92311
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Barstow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World-Famous Route 66 Classic Motel in the heart of Barstow, California.San Bernardino County's Route 66 motel offer a glimpse into the past.This undiscovered World-Famous Route 66 Classic sits in the heart of Barstow. The only renovated motel to have antique cars to photograph and 'round beds' for a quiet night sleep. Offering great room rates and clean, comfortable rooms. "10 great places to stop along the way (Route 66)" - USA TODAY ... more   less 
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