Hotel and motel reviews for places around Tulsa are all over the map, so we decided to take a chance on a place that has almost no reviews. I'm glad we did. The Chelsea Motor Inn is situated on Route 66 in a small town. It's easy to overlook, since it has only six rooms. It's a cute and cozy stopover when you're on the Route.
We were super-impressed with our Route 66-themed room. It was surprisingly big for an old motel. Great decor, extremely clean, complimentary bottled water, a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. All for a reasonable price. Plus, the proprietors were really lovely. They turned the air conditioning on for us earlier so the room was nice and cool on a warm and humid day. We had a chance for a short chat and they are extremely nice.
I had seen a review that mentioned paper-thin walls. That is the case, but it's not unusual for older construction and didn't bother us. I know the train tracks are nearby, but I didn't notice train noise (which I personally love to hear).
This should become our go-to place whenever we need to stay for the night around Tulsa. Very pleased with the whole experience.