Posted 2 years ago
This is where I stayed for one night in Kingman Arizona on Route 66. It was built in 1939. As is typical of Route 66 motels it is understated and minimalist. OK it is really completely over the top. When I checked in I got good 10-15 talk on the history of the motel and who stayed there. Also don't drive through town at 105 MPH. A certain current movie star did and got a large fine. Plus he had to come back for a few weekends to pick up trash.
I had a choice of the James Dean room or the John Wayne room. I went for John Wayne. James Dean was a guy in his 20s playing teenagers. Every room has a theme. I thought the bathroom was the most interesting part with a rather large tile shower.
Every outside wall is covered with murals. One of the claim to fames is the world's largest Route 66 map which is painted on the outside wall. In the meantime check out the striking scenery in the last photo. It is worthy of any classic western.