How to Book Hotels & Motels on Route 66

This article is essential to plan your road trip on Route 66. It answers many of the questions you have asked us when organizing your road trip on Route 66.

How do I organize with the hotels? Where do I sleep? Where is it cheaper or more welcoming

How to book hotels & motels on Route 66?

How to organize hotels on Route 66

We always book on the same website, Booking.com; the reason is that it is easy, has hotels all over the world, is trustable, has many comments from other customers.

And usually allows you to make reservations without paying in advance and thus cancel the reservation if something happens, at least up to 24 hours before.

So with this post, we pursue two things fundamentally, the first is to teach you how to manage this platform if you do not know it, and the second is to give you already selected a battery of hotels so that you do not have to look too much.

So you can spend your time planning other aspects of your trip and not the hotels of Route 66.

Note: you can skip this part and go directly to the book section.

When you access booking.com allows you to search by entering a few data. Just enter the destination and optionally the dates on which we want to stay.

There is also the option to search for a hotel for work or leisure. This is fine because they filter the result according to different needs:

  • For work: they look at breakfast, Wi-Fi, or parking
  • Leisure: Search by price, location, or ratings of other travelers.

Date selection. Are you flexible? Then you’ll save money with the hotels on Route 66

Until recently, to make a booking reservation and know on any other hotel platform, it was necessary to indicate the dates when you were going to stay. With the booking, you can do something similar to what we do with Skyscanner.

You tell it which city you want to stay in, but you don’t indicate dates, and what does it make a booking?

Because it shows you a very mono graphic where it tells you which days are the cheapest hotels and which days are the most expensive.

Thus, combining this hotel selection tool with the flight selection tool provided by Skyscanner minimizes your costs.

If you already have your planning closed, then you won’t be able to use this tool to search for route 66 hotels, but don’t worry about us taking a hand.

How to refine your search in Booking.com

When you search booking.com, you see a hundred hotels, and also, the ones that put you above are the ones that interest them but that are not normally the ones that interest us because they are expensive.

So it’s time to refine your booking search, and for this, you have two powerful tools; the first one is the filters, and the second is like sorting the results.

Filters on Booking.com. First filter!

Filters on Booking.com are one of its most powerful alternatives; you can filter the list of hotels by almost anything you need.

A filter can remove from the selection of those hotels that do not meet the requirements of the filter.

You can filter by user reviews, for example, which is super useful because that’s how you really find out how the hotel is. So that’s already saved us from some upsets.

The filters you can apply are:

  • Star. With this filter, you indicate the number of stars of the hotels you want. You can select several of the options, so it’s also worth leaving everything selected except what you don’t want.
  • Type of accommodation. With this filter, you indicate the type of accommodation you want or don’t want. You can choose hotels, motels, cottages, inns, resorts, houses, chalets, hostels and the latest I have seen private rooms in private homes.
  • Score. One of the most important and super useful filters. It allows you to filter accommodation by user reviews and by the rating given to the accommodation. I don’t look at anything below an 8 if I can choose, logically. If there’s nothing else, at least you know what you’re going to do.
  • Services. This filter is basically used for Wi-Fi so that I can choose accommodations with Wi-Fi. You can also filter whether or not you have a gym, whether it is pet friendly, whether it has a spa, parking, restaurant, or swimming pool.
  • In-room amenities. This filter I use little or nothing. You can filter by whether it has air conditioning, hydromassage, or kitchen.
  • Area. This filter is super useful because it allows you to choose which area of the city you want to stay in.
  • Chain. I don’t have any preferences for any brand, and I don’t know of any that are bad enough to exclude it, so I don’t use this filter either.

Sort in Booking.com

Well, now that you’ve filtered the results and only accommodations that meet all your requirements and need already appear, that’s when it makes sense to apply an order to the results.

Booking.com lets us sort by:

  • Your recommendations
  • Price
  • Number of stars
  • Distance from the city centre
  • Score

For me, the most useful thing logically is to sort by price and by distance from the city center.

Booking Guides

This is a novelty that has included booking.com, and that is very good. Once you have finished making your reservation with booking.com, they provide you with a guide to the city where you will go.

Normally they are in English, and you also have them available in your booking account at all times.

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Hotels on Route 66

Well, now that we know how to use and book in booking.com, we can already do a little more focused search on our goal than are the stops on Route 66 that we’re going to do.

Each of you will have different planning, so I put my planning here to start, and as you make inquiries, we will add new accommodations for these places.

Also, if you know one that we have not included or you can give us some assessment that we do not know, great, we will include it without delay.

So let’s start just as we have our planning, from Los Angeles to Chicago.

In these big cities, it’s worth looking for hostels or motels; they’re cheaper compared to hotels. But they are almost always very well located.

Please note that what we are doing here is saving you the search, but we have not been to most of these sites, and therefore we cannot give you our opinion. We can only sleep in one hotel/motel at a time, lol.

That’s why we’ll tell you accommodations that have a good rating from users.

Another detail, we are doing Route 66, so we assume that you have your own car or means of transport and therefore we will not give importance to the distance that the accommodation of the center is in the big cities.

Los Angeles. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

Motels in Los Angeles

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Friendship Motor Inn8,5$45Well located. Close to the center
Super 8 Culver City8,1$75Near Santa Monica
Crystal Inn Suites & Spas8,1$41Near El Segundo and Manhanttan Beach

Hostels in Los Angeles

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
USA Hostels Hollywood8,4$45Well located. Close to downtown and Santa Monica Boulevard
HI – Santa Monica / Los Angeles8,2$45In the heart of Santa Monica by the beach

Barstow, California. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Rodeway Inn Barstow8,2$24You can book with free cancellation.
California Inn Barstow8,1$29You can book with free cancellation.

Needles, California. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Rio Del Sol Inn Needles8,3$30It has a swimming pool, parking, and Wi-Fi.

Kingman, Arizona Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
The Trovatore Motel8,1$30Free Cancellation. Breakfast is not included. Wi-Fi
Best Western Plus A Wayfarer’s Inn & Suites8,4$45Free Cancellation. Breakfast included. Wi-Fi. Pool. Laundry and Gym
Best Western Plus King’s Inn and Suites8,5$47Free Cancellation. Breakfast included. Wi-Fi. Pool. Laundry and Gym.

Holbrook, Arizona. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Motel 6 Holbrook8,0$23Free Cancellation. Breakfast is not included. Wi-Fi and swimming pool
Quality Inn Holbrook8,0$28Wi-Fi and swimming pool
Globetrotter Lodge9,2$34Free Cancellation. Breakfast included. Wi-Fi. Pool. Very careful. Very well decorated. Very good service
  • Classic Motel: Wigwam Motel, at Holbrook, AZ. Make the reservation in advance.

Grants, New Mexico. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Quality Inn & Suites Grants8,0$33Wi-Fi, Free Parking and Indoor Pool

Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Comfort Inn Santa Rosa7,9$44Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Pool and Jacuzzi
Econo Lodge Santa Rosa7,8$25Wi-Fi, Free Parking
Quality Inn Santa Rosa7,8$31Wi-Fi, Free Parking and Swimming Pool

Amarillo, Texas. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Comfort Suites South Amarillo8,2$36Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Swimming Pool and Gym
Ashmore Inn and Suites Amarillo8,2$39Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Gym and Outdoor Patio with Terrace and Gazebo
Comfort Inn and Suites Medical West8,6$43Wi-Fi, Free Parking, an indoor pool, hot tub, and rooms with microwaves.
  • The Big Texan Motel, Amarillo, Texas

Clinton, Oklahoma. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Super 8 Clinton8,2$23Wi-Fi, Free Parking, 32-inch flat-screen cable TV, MP3 alarm clock, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee-making facilities
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Clinton7,9$22Wi-Fi, Free parking.

Tulsa, Oklahoma. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Best Western Plus Downtown Tulsa/Route 66 Hotel9,1$39Wi-Fi, Free Parking, 32-inch flat-screen cable TV. Breakfast Included. Very well located, and you don’t have to stray
Sleep Inn and Suites Central / I-448,5$31Wi-Fi, Free parking. Pool and Jacuzzi
Ramada Tulsa8,3$35Wi-Fi, Free parking. Pool and Jacuzzi. Next to I-44, don’t stray.

Springfield, Missouri. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Greenstay Hotel & Suites8,9$33Wi-Fi, Free parking, fitness center, outdoor pool. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel and is included in the price. So we have to deviate a little bit.
Quality Inn & Suites Chesterfield Village8,5$28Wi-Fi, Free parking. Indoor pool and rooms with a flat-screen TV. You have to deviate a little bit because it’s south, but it’s worth it.
Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven8,3$31Wi-Fi, Free parking. 1950s themed hotel. Breakfast is included. Located in downtown Springfield.

St. Louis, Missouri. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Seven Gables Inn8,1$37Wi-Fi and restaurant. Breakfast included. Irish pub. Very well maintained and well located

Bloomington, Illinois. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Baymont Inn & Suites Bloomington8,0$27WI-FI and free parking, outdoor pool, and small gym
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center9,0$42Wi-Fi and free parking, indoor pool. Very well decorated. Very clean. Well located in downtown Bloomington. Breakfast included

Chicago. Accommodation and Hotels on Route 66

Motels in Chicago

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Urban Holiday Lofts8,4$45Well located. It is a hostel. Clean and well decorated. Common or private rooms. Includes breakfast

Hostels in Chicago

AccommodationScorePrice per person per day (approx)Observations
Chicago Getaway Hostel8,2$61Well located. Close to downtown Lincoln Park north of Chicago. Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.
HI Chicago Hostel 8,8$109It’s in the heart of the city. It’s a very nice Hostel. It organizes activities for guests, such as walking tours and free excursions throughout the city.

The property also offers discounts for several local attractions near the subway.

Please note that in this selection that we have prepared for you, we have been very exigents. There are many more establishments where you can stay; we here have tried to select the best, at the best price/quality.

We sure it’ll help you and save you a good amount of work and time.

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Last Updated on 9 July, 2021 by Veronica

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