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El Trovatore Motel
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Kingman
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184 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great owners, great place! We were looking for some place different and we found it at the El Trovatore Motel. The owners are great people who take pride in their hotel and want to make sure your stay is the best. They provided us with a lot of information about the area and places to see and places to eat

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay .Sam and Monica were so friendly and helpful. I loved the character of the place from the funky murals to the older style accomodation. We found the room clean and the bed really comfortable. It is an experience to stay here and a must stay on your route 66 adventure. I would definitely stay again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Well, where do we start. We have travelled Route 66 twice now, and am sorry we missed this place first time round.
We arrived late one evening and were welcomed wholeheartedly to this wonderful establishment with information and maps and detailed history of Kingman and surrounding areas. Taco was present throughout and our son built up a great rapport with him over our three night stay, despite being scared of dogs! So much so that he wanted to buy him from Sam and Monica!!

We stayed in a Marilyn Monroe themed room which was spacious with plenty of storage and very clean. It was very quiet too, but one usually gets at least one inconsiderate patron who either talks loudly at 1am or revs his car at 5am. Oh well, all part of the motel/hotel experience.

Sam and Monica have put a great deal of time and effort (I am sure money too!) into restoring this wonderful Route 66 motel. They are genuine lovely people who we went to have a chat with each evening - they were probably very busy, but still had time to talk and Taco was never too tired to show us a trick in return for a treat!
Please, please do not bypass this hotel - it is one of a kind, clean rooms, a cute dog and the unrivalled hospitality from two people you are ever likely to find.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Vancouver WA
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My wife & I booked this hotel based on reviews and pictures. Upon our arrival, Sam, the owner spent at least 30 minutes giving us a narrative of the history of the hotel, Kingman & surrounding area, including an alternate route when we left town by traveling through Oatman, (don't miss it). He also gave us maps with areas of interest he marked. Then we got to pick our room, we chose the Marlon Brando room! The motel was built in 1937 and the new owners have been working the past 3 years to refurbish it after it had been sorely neglected for several years. They have done an admirable job so far and admit that they have much more they want to do. But our experience was that the motel "felt" like it may have in the 30's-50's on Route 66! The character of the room from the original front door to walk-in tiled shower was great. We enjoyed the comfortable bed as well as great service on TV and WiFi. The room was very clean. We were some distance from office but had no problems with signal.
We toured Kingman and enjoyed a beer at Black Bridge Brewing (great beer) & dinner at Dambar Steak House near the motel. Food & service were excellent.
Although motel had many guests, our evening was enjoyable & quiet even with railroad tracks near by (my wife is light sleeper).
We will be back in October & plan to stay at the El Trovatore again!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Exterior classic Route 66 and local history information by the owner was detailed.
The door frame on the room was splintered, as if it had been kicked hard at some time.
The "Elvis theme" was 3 pictures on the wall (stayed in a "Hawaiian" room in Seligman and it was done properly): pretty disappointing and shabby.
The shower room was gloomy, sink and toilet cramped, and no hot water. I was told this was down to a maintenance man.
I really looked forward to staying here and was most disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This motel was very cheap, but looked like a classic Route 66 motel and we were not sure what to expect when we booked it. When we arrived, Sam the owner spent some time describing the history of the hotel and the town. We were charmed. The hotel itself is very old, but the rooms (we stayed in the James Dean room) are spotlessly clean and decorated with loving care. We walked downtown to a local eatery and ended up at a microbrewery and met some great people. We took a cab back to the motel and Sam said we should have called him for a ride home. These are really good people, and there motel was the coolest place we stayed in on a 2 week vacation through Arizona.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The price is right, but there are definite negatives. We stayed in the Audrey Hepburn room and the main objection was that the carpet is dirty and stained. The bathtub faucet is broken, tho the shape the tub is in, it would not be inviting anyway. The bed sagged in the middle.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: El Trovatore Motel
Address: 1440 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401-6254
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Location: United States > Arizona > Kingman
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Kingman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Trovatore Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are on Route 66 in downtown Kingman, AZ. We have Legendary Hollywood Icon Themed Rooms/Marilyn Monroe,Elvis Presley,John Wayne and many more. There are many murals including a 206' 3D map of Route 66 and famous 100' glowing neon tower. Come and join us for the ulimate Route 66 experience! Classic cars/neon/Specialty rooms/King size and doubles/Kitchenette/Suite. ... more   less 
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