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Boots Court Motel

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New Harmony, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My room was clean,comfortable and came with a great 1940s style radio and beautiful black and white photographs of Route 66. A must stop for all Route 66 and enthusiasts 😃 A wonderful restoration of roadside history!! I will look forward to another visit.

Thank Roadqueen21
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We search out unique lodgings run by local people who care. By that standard, Boots Court can't be beat. From the outside it looks like a vestige of Route 66 glory days that somehow miraculously survived. Step into the small office, with the Zenith console TV with porthole-shaped screen and 1930's-style table phone and you realize you've entered a world... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the history lesson at check in, through the entire stay (sadly only one night) was going back in time. It may not be the high times, cushy room, but our trip over Route 66 is about the traveling in the past. This place is da BOMB!!! Well worth the price for the experience and good night sleep listening to... More 

Thank Frederick A
Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We try SO hard to make your stay at the Boots Court a memorable, enlightening, and fun experience for all of our guests. It is so nice to hear that we have succeeded. Thank you for taking the time to share your good experience with others! More 

Lima, Peru
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this little motel. I called ahead about an hour before we arrived to check that rooms were available, but that was unnecessary. We were 2 of about 6 travelers staying there. It should be more. The grounds have been beautifully restored, the rooms are air conditioned and comfortable. The lady at the front desk has... More 

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We are always grateful for each and every guest who cares enough to write . We want our guests to feel like they stayed with friends... REALLY SHORT friends, maybe.. (haha). We sympathize about the shower and try to view it as "educational". More 

Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Traveling Route 66, we try to at least see all the icons along the way, the Boots Court being one of those. We expected to snap a few photos and move on down the road as it was only around 5pm. Not realizing the establishment was actually operating, and finding the office open, we went in to peek, were greeted... More 

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Pontiac, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We stayed here in November of 2015, and it was charming. The rooms are restored to the 1940s....no TV or phones, but a radio in every room! :D It was extremely clean and the attention to detail is amazing. Very friendly staff. Since we have been there, they have restored the neon on the building, and I can't wait to... More 

Thank roadtrippinchick
Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We always appreciate you taking the time to let us know that we have succeeded in pleasing you. We look forward to seeing you again. If you don't have a FREEBOOTER CARD, be sure to remind us ..We really love giving them to our frequent guests. More 

Mendota, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were driving from Illinois to California on Rt.66. We didn't have reservations but we're lucky enough to get a room. It was next door to Clark Gables. The motor court in being restored to original. Not all the rooms are complete but you can tell it's a labor of love. There are no tv s but... More 

Thank JoAnn1956
Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

It is so nice of you to take the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourself. We hope you will stay with us again soon. More 

Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This place was awesome. We are doing route 66 and we try to book rooms in all the "famous" motels. Boots was a nice surprise because of all the love the owners put in there. The repairs, eye for detail, the neon sign, choice of furniture... it is like taking a time capsule. Reception was perfect. We got told lots... More 

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your time with us. It is always gratifying to hear that our guests were pleased with our efforts but we particularly appreciate it when they care enough to share that pleasure with others in a public forum such as this. More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We booked one night, and were forced to spend another due to storms in OK. The hotel was great, on a Route 66 trip, a must. The best was Debbie, who not only checked us in, but went over and above. A wealth of visitor information. Gave us great suggestions of places to visit, that gave us unforgettable memories!

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

Thank you so much for your nice review. We hope you will stay with us again soon!l More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you are ever close to Carthage, MO and need a place to rest your head, the Boots Court is the place to stay. The rooms are refurbished as they were in the 1940's. All rooms have double beds and feather pillows available upon request. No in room phone or TV. Just a radio playing 40's & 50's music, a... More 

Thank ljc232
Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to let others know that they enjoyed themselves. We hope you will fill up your FreeBooter Card and get your free room very soon! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boots Motel is an iconic historic motel on Route 66, at the junction of historic U.S. Route 66 and U.S. Route 71. It features two buildings, one built in 1939 and one in 1946, in the Streamlined Moderne style. Neglected for years, it is currently being restored to its 1949 appearance. Five rooms in the 1946 building are now completed and ready for occupancy. They feature spacious rooms with the original hardwood floors and built-in vanity dressing tables,and ceramic tile bathrooms with shower stalls They are individually decorated and furnished with period furnishings such as chenille bedspreads and 1940s-style furniture. Some still have the original round mirrors installed over the dressing tables. There are no televisions since 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 was a real key that fit into an actual lock! We also have 5 double-carports to protect guest's vehicles from weather. Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Court! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boots Court Motel

Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
Location: United States > Missouri > Carthage
Price Range: $66 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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