To experience the history and beauty of Route 66, it's best to spend a couple of weeks exploring all the different sights, smells and sounds. From California in the west to Illinois in the east, you'll no doubt get to see a variety of destinations that leave a lasting memory of your time on Route 66.
Of course, this includes your accommodation. In every state along Route 66, we have scouted out places for you to stay which will enhance your overall experience. Hotels, motels, cabins - you name it! Our accommodation options are renowned in the industry.
Interested in learning more about where you might stay with Route 66 Tours? We've got the details for you below!
How is accommodation packaged into the tour?
Regardless of which tour you choose, all your accommodation is included as part of your package. Over the past decade, we've got to know the best places to stay and have formed great connections with these providers.
Depending on the accommodation, it's possible to get upgrades and other loyalty benefits prior to the tour commencing. Please get in contact with us if you want to know more about these options.
Where do I stay?
What Route 66 has to offer is pretty special, which is we like to keep a few secrets about our accommodation to ensure our guests get an authentic road trip experience. The places that we stay in aren't all one chain, they've been hand-picked over the years for particular reasons. This includes location and history, as well as ease of parking and access to high-quality restaurants and bars.
Of course, there are some locations that we can tell you about! Here's a snapshot of a few places where you'll stay for the night.
Munger Moss Motel (Lebanon, Missouri)
Located in the heart of Missouri, southwest of St. Louis, the Munger Moss Motel is a vintage auto court that has been run by Bob and Ramona Lehman since 1971. With its classic 50s -style bright neon sign and plenty of Route 66 memorabilia, this stop showcases everything good about this part of the world.
El Rancho (Gallup, New Mexico)
El Rancho's tagline is 'Home of the Movie Stars'. Built some 80 years ago, El Rancho has the look and feel of the Old West - underpinned by its connections to some of the most famous western stars of the 30s and 40s. John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, former President and actor Ronald Reagan - they all stayed and enjoyed the hospitality at El Rancho.
La Posada (Winslow, Arizona)
Built in 1929, La Posada is one of the last great railroad hotels constructed during this time. As a luxury hotel, you're treated to handmade Ponderosa pine beds, handwoven Zapotec rugs and authentic Mexican tin tile mirrors. The rooms are cosy and quaint, yet showcase the wonderful architecture of the decade.
La Fonda (Sante Fe, New Mexico)
As another luxury accommodation option along Route 66, La Fonda is steeped in history. Built in 1922, and inspired by Spanish and Mexican architecture, the hotel has spectacular hand-carved beams, stained glass skylights and even a 25-foot cathedral ceiling. At the heart of the American Southwest, La Fonda is a location that strikes a chord with anyone who is lucky enough to stay for a night or two!
Grand Canyon Railway Hotel (Williams, Arizona)
Located adjacent to the William Depot train station, this hotel is ideally positioned for access to the Grand Canyon. You will be met with a welcoming atmosphere that perfectly reflects the history of the area. Route 66 is all about exploration and adventure and this is exactly what the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel has to offer.
Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel (Chicago, Illinois)
After flying in from Australia, it's important that you can recover from jet lag as quickly as possible before launching into Route 66. As such, you'll stop in at the Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel for a couple of nights for a little rest and relaxation. Enjoy the fitness center and Club lounge or explore the surrounding shops and casinos. In a matter of days, we'll be off on a trip to remember!
What's special about where we stay?
With Route 66 Tours, you're guaranteed an experience made by the people you meet and the places that you visit.
Our long-standing relationships with the accommodation providers on tour allow our guests to learn more about the history of Route 66. Whether this is the hotel owner sharing their knowledge about the location or telling stories about its past over dinner, these are experiences that you simply can't find anywhere else.
We want you to meet the real people of Route 66 - the individuals who live and breathe it every day. On Route 66 Tours, our accommodation options include quality, comfort and history - allowing you to both visit the iconic locations as well as the luxury that you deserve on holiday.
If you would like more information about where you'll stay along Route 66, feel free to get in touch with our expert team today - we'll be more than happy to discuss this part of the tour with you!