We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Tripadvisor
Amboy
Save
Review Highlights
Nice Stop

June, Heat, a few Harley's on a long haul - was a nice spot for a short stay, a cake, few selfies... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
LennoxMike
,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Always worth a stop if only for that sign!

I pass through here every couple of years, and each time the place looks a little different. The... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2019
jimcN847LY
,
Port Hueneme, California
Read all 168 reviews
  
Reviews (168)
Filter reviews
168 results
Traveler rating
44
62
39
16
7
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveler rating
44
62
39
16
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviews historic route palm springs mojave desert buy gas photo opportunity worth a stop step back in time fun stop gift shop bucket list amity souvenirs americana restore california school movie
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 6 of 168 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

June, Heat, a few Harley's on a long haul - was a nice spot for a short stay, a cake, few selfies, a chat to truckers, water and off you go again...no need to recommend, there is nothing else near - so go for it - ATT Toilets not too recommendable...

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LennoxMike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 11, 2019

I pass through here every couple of years, and each time the place looks a little different. The old "cabins" always look like maybe they might be ready for folks to stay, but they never are. It would be cool if we could stay there for a couple of days, "just because." This trip I didn't get to chat, as the shop was very busy, which was good to see. A number of bikers pulled in just ahead of me, and a tour bus pulled in a minute later. Several folks were already there. Really nice to see lots of business, especially as it was a Friday afternoon.

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank jimcN847LY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

The motel closed down. There is still a small petrol station with a very friendly lady, where you can grab coffee.
If you are looking for a place to stay, you will have to drive to Needles.

Date of experience: September 2019
3  Thank olazrm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to go there while I was nearby because aside from it being a neat little stop, it was also a filming location for “The Hitcher” (1986 version). Right now, it’s still just a gift shop, and they have snacks and soda as well as gas. Things are a bit pricy, but you have to remember it’s in the middle of nowhere, and they are working on it little by little. The Route 66 “Route Beer” is $3, and I can get it at home, but I’m happy to help out just a bit. There is no kitchen yet. As I understand it, they’re having issues getting reliable clean water. Hopefully when they do, they’ll also open the bungalows up for lodging.

Something else that keeps coming up is Route 66 being closed in the area. About 7-8 miles east of Roy’s is Kelbaker road, which you can only turn north (left) on. 66 is closed at that intersection. But if you turn onto Kelbaker, I-40 is about 10 miles ahead, so while you have to detour, you don’t have to backtrack.

Roy’s, if your reading this - it might be fun to put a couple booths back in by the front windows for the movie fans.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank TPAjet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Roy's is a must see if you are passing through the area or if you are doing Route 66. Don't get your hopes up though, it is not a fully functional cafe. They have snacks and pastries, but no operating kitchen. The building and sign look really good. We were just passing through, so I have no idea what the motel part of the place is like. I would guess pretty basic though. The inside is mostly gift shop and there are a lot of newspaper articles hanging up about the place. This is a great piece of Americana History and should be seen and preserved, so stop in and spend a few bucks.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Frank D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews