This place was "recommended". It was highly touted in TripAdvisor and they took dogs, but it was a bit overrated. Great mid century modern exterior, but the rooms could really use some rehabbing. It's good to be retro, but this was just old. Beds were good and comfortable and the linens were nice. The rooms were paneled I that dark cheap wood or wood-like paneling that was really popular in the 50s or 60s. A bit worse for wear. The carpet was a worn dark teal. Not sure if the place would have originally had carpet or linoleum, which was new and considered really modern, but with the dark paneling, this just made the room dark. Part that I loved was that the whole front, facing the parking lot, was floor to ceiling windows. That would lighten the place up, but it would also expose one to the highway and everybody else who drove in or walked by. Think it would probably be great with a courtyard and with sheers under the heavy drapes. The bathroom was more than tired. And it smelled like someone had been smoking, but they tried to cover it up with cleaner smell. Probably would go back, but not if I wanted to shower. Nice woman at the desk. Never saw the man. We had a flat tire and she volunteered their compressor to pump it up in the morning. However, they wouldn't be up until later than we were ready so we called AAA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Route 66 Motel is a mid-century modern hotel that is similar in style and atmosphere to hotels and homes designed by Mies van der Rohe, Joseph Eichler, and Oscar Niemeyer. Built in 1963, both the exterior and interior is more than a little reminiscent of "California Modern", a style that was so popular until the latter sixties. Our mission is to provide clean, private, and comfortable overnight accommodations for guests at an extremely reasonable rate. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in select rooms. The Motel also includes a popular European Style Espresso Bar on the west wing where guests receive a 10% discount on all items and an exterior corridor, where guests can park directly, or nearly directly, in front of their rooms. The Historic Route 66 Motel is operated by a professional staff directly managed by the owners. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Historic Route 66 Hotel Tucumcari