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“A fun adventure” 4 of 5 stars
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El Trovatore Motel
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Kingman
Miami, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A fun adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This motel is very quaint and historic. It was very clean and lacked no necessity. The owners are very friendly and knowledgable about Route 66, which I enjoyed hearing about. The bathrooms are a little rustic; the shower had no light and was pretty dark. But it was clean and had plenty of hot water! If you're looking for luxury and brand new, probably not the place for you. But if you enjoy historical and vintage places, it's worth a night's stay.

Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved the quirky nature of this motel. We had the John Wayne room and it was lovely, clean and well appointed with the original 1930 s bathroom, briliant, The owners were so friendly and well informed. Would not hesitate to stay here again. xx

Room Tip: The character rooms were a real treat, Elvis, John Wayne, Marilyn etc.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect here but was happy with the result. The rooms were clean and well appointed for such an old establishment, and the owners could not be more friendly and helpful. The themed rooms are a nice touch - not often a chap gets to honestly admit to spending a night in Audrey Hepburn....!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The owners are so nice and friendly and really care about Kingman and Route 66 history! And they want to share it with you. The motel is a work in progress. There are things that need updating, but it's still a clean enough place--old grungy not gross dirty. I hope that the updates can be done without losing the charm of the architecture. The bathrooms are really neat! I have severe allergies and the AC and the carpet got me bad, but I am still glad we stayed here. I see a lot of potential in this property and would love to see it when more fixes have been made.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

What a great place to stay. This is an old Route 66 hotel that the owners have have put a lot of work into restoring and they've done an excellent job. Our room was clean and quiet.

Our air conditioning unit went out and the owners called the maintenance man at 9 pm to come in and replace the unit. Wow... That's customer service.

If you are looking for the Route 66 experience, a great place to stay, the opportunity to meet a mix of guests and interact with the delightful owners and their cute little dog this would be the place to go.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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charleston,illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I just came back from Kingman Arizona. We took the Amtrak from Kansas City. The train was two hours late. We arrived in Kingman at 1:45 in the morning, and the owner of El Trovatore told us to just call and he would come get us. We threw our stuff in the back of his pickup and away we went.We stayed in the Clark Gable room. My wife and I were gone on vacation for ten days. We stayed at major hotel/motel chains, and my wife said the best sleep on the trip was at the El Trovatore. I agree. It's an old Route 66 motel with a map of Route 66 painted from one end to the other on the outside walls of the motel. The bathroom had old black and white tiles. We drove back to Kingman on our tenth day to stay in the motel until the train left for Kansas City at 1:30 in the morning. Again, the owner woke up and drove us to the train station. We were already asleep when the NBC crew arrived to stay to do a feature on the Motel. And rightfully so. We could sit outside our room on plastic chairs and watch the sun come up or go down. The clientel was a mix of people. It was perfect. We had TV/a refridge/a microwave/a dog that did tricks for treats and really nice owners for $46.00 a night. If you go to Kingman, don't miss staying here.

Room Tip: It doesn't matter which room you get. The lady is so particular, any room is OK.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Magdalena, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The owners are so friendly and proud of their restoration, as they should be. The full moon behind their restored neon sign was a beautiful site. We stayed in the Paul Newman room. Loved the original sink and shower. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were crisp and clean. The owners know much history about Route 66, so make time for a conversation. Delightful motel with very reasonable rates.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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