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“Another Step Back in History”
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Boots Court Motel
Ranked #1 of 6 Carthage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at Boots for three days while we visited the town and relatives. Debi is the neatest lady to talk to. She has so much knowledge of the town and the motel. She is a delight. She handles the whole place by herself so if you arrive and can't find her, check the property.
We really got a feel for what motels and 'motor lodges' were like back in the forties.
For you youngers I'd advise you to get a hotel if you are not looking for historical places. There is no tv, access to wall plugs near the beds is not easy. But, if you want to hear 'Swap Shop' on an old 40's radio, this is the place. We loved it. Debi also let us know that we were in Clark Gable's room. If you don't know him, don't stay here.
The "Boots" is near restaurants of all kinds. If you go, tell Debi we said hi! Don't let the first set of buildings fool you. The motel is in great shape. She is working hard to get them 'show and stay' ready again.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We welcome those that appreciate the historic ambiance as well as those who are just looking for something different. We have found that guests who stay here don't miss the television at all and say it is relaxing to not have one for a night or two. We do have rooms that Clark Gable DIDN'T stay in (as far as we know), so even guests who don't know who he is are welcomed. We look forward to being your hosts again!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We just recently stayed at the Boots Motel. We loved everything about it from the wood floors with all of the character it adds to the room to the wonderful tiled bathroom!. Debbie Dee was the greatest manager. Very friendly and very willing to share all of the history of the Boots Motel. I would recommend Boots to any and everyone traveling through Carthage. We will return again and again! Thank you for the wonderful stay!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

It was just a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again, and thank you so much for the kind words about our efforts. Our aim at Boots Court is to make your trip better than you expected.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very friendly people! Debbie Dee is the kind of manager every hotel/motel should have. Wonderful warm hearted woman, who really enjoys telling us about the motel and it's history. Great ambiance, and very nice restored rooms.
Thank you so much for having us...!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful little place, paying homage to the 30s and 40s.

Debbie the Manager is just wonderful, showing us every aspect of the motel and very proud of its history. We could have chatted for longer, since we were made to feel so at home.

A wonderful motel with a fantastic host. A definite must for bikers on Route66.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Well this place is just awesome - there are still rooms being restored to their former glory and the ones that have already been painstakingly and lovingly refurbished are a throwback to the 1940s. Old style radios in rooms (tune into 1490AM for old time classics), no TVs but just lovely original floors, tiles and furniture indicative of the Route 66 heyday. Lovely manager Debbie made us so welcome and was so patient and informative. Three cheers for this Route 66 icon - keep the project going, it's a winner!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

We were so glad you chose the Boots Court for your stay in Carthage during your trip! And we really appreciate the kind words. Thank you so much!

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Boots Motel 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836
If you are travelling down Route 66, this is what motel dreams are made of, and the service and quality of this experience is second to none.
The two lovely ladies, who run this motel, are very nice and will show you around, and tell you about each different room that they are re-decorating, and the famous people who have stayed at this wonderful, Route 66 Motel.

All my reviews are written from the heart, and how each place made me feel, I never write a negative review, due to the fact that if I have a problem or complaint, I open my mouth while I am there, let’s be fair and give people a chance to rectify problems, stop all this negativity.

Lee Wood at Pendle Pictures

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thank you so much for your great review! We try to give our guests the best possible experience, and it's good to know when we succeed. There are a number of great motels on Route 66, and it's good to know you think we rank among them.
Debye

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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Boots motel while doing the route 66 and it was clearly one of the best motels on the whole journey. The staff is incredibly nice and welcoming and you can tell that they are truly passionate about the hotel and its history. We got to know everything about the motel during the tour (especially about Clark Gable's stays) and also fell in love with the motel. The room are really clean and spacious and the furnishing is historically relevant (very nice parquet and radio). Staying at the Boots was a truly memorable experience!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank sigigrau
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debye2, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Sigi, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We love having guests from faraway (to us) places come and share our special spaces. We hope you will stay with us again someday.
Debye

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Additional Information about Boots Court Motel

Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1702
Location: United States > Missouri > Carthage
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carthage
Price Range: $66 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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 

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