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Route 66 Motel
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Barstow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Before we left on vacation, we were looking at motels along the way. Found Route 66 motel on the internet and was leery about staying there, but was great!!! We found it at 230am and was treated great. Free Wi-Fi, clean rooms, what more could you want. All the nostalgia, was great. Appreciated it more in the morning.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank ekim60286
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you are interested in the history of route 66 or just old cars and motoring memorabilia this place is a MUST visit and stay. When you enter the courtyard there are old cars, gas pumps and all sorts of old stuff everywhere. The owner was very friendly and helpfull and took the time to tell us the history of the place and also where other interesting places in the town were. The rooms were clean and tidy and the wi-fi was free. We slept 2 nights in the biggest round bed I have ever seen. I will certainly return there one day and would recommend it to everyone who wants to turn the clock back 60 years for a couple of days.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Simon E
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are travelling on Route 66 you have to stay here. The rooms are comfortable, we had a room with a round bed, it also had aircon and free wifi. The old cars and things around the motel were cool and the service was very good, would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Pestypete65
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was a really good place to stay when travelling 66 and I would recommend it highly. The owner/receptionist was so friendly and amicable and offered some great advice on places to visit in the area. He could really not have done more for us if he tried. There are plenty of interesting vintage/classic cars out the front and parking is so convenient and accessible. Comfortable and clean rooms and well worth a visit. By the way if you do get the room you see in my photo, please be careful when locking the bathroom door, I had a hell if a time trying to get back out quietly cause door sticks a bit. Doh!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Voodoochilled1
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Can't understand some of the negative reviews of this Motel. This is a very old Motel, which is kept in pristine condition and it was a pleasure to stay here.
The Indian owner was very friendly on checking in explaining places to eat etc. He has run this Motel over 30 years and seen the fall and rise of route 66. This Motel is not luxurious, but is clean and well kept, with quirky circular beds. Great !!!!
If you are doing route 66 like we were then this is the place to stay trust me.
Lovely old vehicles in the courtyard add to the quirkiness of this nostalgic Motel.
Only downside was that there was no coffee making facilities, which I do miss in the morning.
Barstow itself though is a bit of a dump, with so many closed shops and businesses, I hope it recovers soon.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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5  Thank Greytop13
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed here on a father-son road trip to attend a brother-in-law's funeral. Great neon sign & eclectic decor, run by friendly people (and even friendlier little dogs). Good price for what you get. My son thought the round bed was a hoot - and you can't get out on the wrong side of it, right? Room otherwise was clean, basic, and a bit snug - the uncovered ceiling light fixture was initially disconcerting, but the owner explained that the California-mandated screw-in fluorescent bulbs won't fit otherwise. Lots of channels on the flat-screen TV if you're into that. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: The round beds might be a bit unwieldy for two non-cuddly adults, but seem just fine for adult + kid...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank RCMoeur
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We travelled route66 from Chicago to Santa Monica by the oldest route and therefore tried to stay in historical motels and hotels. This motel is one of the best with the ambience of old rusty cars and other route66 memorabilia in the yard. We had a room with a round bed. That was very nice. The room is small as is the bathroom. The room was remodeled and very clean.
A flat screen tv and free wifi are some of the aminities.
The owners are very friendly and tell you the story of the motel. The motel is a must stay for route66 travellers.
A very happy route66 traveller.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 195 W Main St, Barstow, CA 92311-2220
Location: United States > California > California Desert > Barstow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Barstow
Price Range: $54 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Route 66 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World-Famous Route 66 Classic Motel in the heart of Barstow, California.San Bernardino County's Route 66 motel offer a glimpse into the past.This undiscovered World-Famous Route 66 Classic sits in the heart of Barstow. The only renovated motel to have antique cars to photograph and 'round beds' for a quiet night sleep. Offering great room rates and clean, comfortable rooms. "10 great places to stop along the way (Route 66)" - USA TODAY ... more   less 
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