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Route 66 Motel

195 W Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-2220
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#12 of 30 hotels in Barstow
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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mattaria wrote a review Nov 2019
Musselburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
I initially refrained from writing this review as I try not to be reactive in the heat of the moment, especially where someone else's livelihood is concerned, and have never felt strongly enough to complain about single night accommodation before however 6 months on and this experience still leaves a sour taste in my mouth so here's hoping this review provides some sort of catharsis. Put simply this is nothing like the pictures they use to sell the place. My girlfriend and I had booked to stay here for one night in June 2019 when visiting from Scotland, We were leaving for Death Valley early the next morning so when booking this seemed like the perfect place to stop, enjoy some retro Americana and get a good nights sleep before heading out the next morning. So we pulled in and it seemed alright, the classic cars around the parking lot seemed to be being used as storage for old bedding and other such things, which retrospectively was probably the first red flag. We checked in and went to the room, we were disappointed to find an incredibly small, outdated, unclean, smelly room which seemed to be devoid of any maintenance, where broken items had just been removed and never replaced. Not only that but in place of the promised round bed was a regular old boring rectangular bed. Immediately I went back to reception and query'd the situation, The man I was speaking to was incredibly dismissive and didn't seem interested in resolving or even acknowledging this problem at all. I was informed that there was in fact only one room with a round bed, that it had been taken for the night and "you wouldn't fit on the bed anyway" (side note, I'm 6ft 2" and around 250 pounds, my girlfriend being 5ft 6" and around 110 pounds). I was genuinely taken aback at being spoken to like this and just wanted out of the exchange and indeed away from the motel. It was at this point I asked for a refund as I had no intention on staying on the property, the man I was dealing with refused stating that we had paid now and there were no refunds. We placed the key on the counter and left the motel, quickly booked a replacement and had a good nights sleep. As stated in other reviews there was no apology, no empathy or understanding of the situation. I later, after a couple of emails and a few phone calls managed to secure a refund through the third party booking site, even if I hadn't I still would rather have lost my money than spent a night here. We were not expecting the world, but we were expecting what was depicted in the pictures they use to advertise the property, a neat, clean, interesting place to stay for the night, The Route 66 Motel was none of these things and honestly, if I were you I wouldn't waste your time.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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shnpan wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, Alabama1,023 contributions144 helpful votes
We didn't stay in this motel but drove in the parking lot to see the decor. If you are a Route 66 fan, it's worth a drive to see the old cars and other items in their parking lot when in Barstow, California.
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Date of stay: October 2019
SusanandJeff65 wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada32 contributions17 helpful votes
We were quite excited about staying at the RT66 motel with a round bed. It didn’t let us down. The room was clean, and about what you would expect retro wise. We would recommend motel to anyone driving the mother road.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Laurie P wrote a review Oct 2019
Racine, Wisconsin34 contributions6 helpful votes
This was the last night of our route 66 girls trip. The motel was very quaint and the perfect place for our last night. Our room didn't have any of the round bed, but the couple in the next room let us see theirs. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Mick G wrote a review Jun 2019
Victoria2 contributions
Great place close to everything, good staff. I would be very happy to stay here again when I do my next trip. There is a lot to see with museums and a lot of memorabilia. I enjoyed the walk around to visit every place.
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Date of stay: July 2018
$56 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Route 66 Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Route 66 Motel?
Nearby attractions include Route 66 Mother Road Museum (0.5 miles), Outlets at Barstow (4.8 miles), and Western America Railroad Museum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Route 66 Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Route 66 Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Route 66 Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Route 66 Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lola's Kitchen, Oggi's Sports/Brewhouse/Pizza, and In-N-Out Burger.
Is Route 66 Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Barstow.
Are there any historical sites close to Route 66 Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Main Street Murals (5.4 miles).
Is Route 66 Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.