I kept a list of motels we stayed at on the trip. These prices were for two double beds or one king-size and included tax.
Sept.22nd, 23rd- President Abraham Lincoln Hotel- Springfield, Il.- $106 a
night, including parking.
Sept. 24th- Munger-Moss Motel- Lebanon, Mo.- $47
Sept. 25th- Townsman Motel- Miami, Ok.- $41
Sept. 26th- Executive Inn- Oklahoma City, Ok.- $52
Sept. 27th- Baymont- Amarillo, Tx.- $59
Sept. 28th- Rodeway Inn- Albuquerque, NM- $39
Sept. 29th- El Rancho- Gallup, NM- $61
Sept. 30th- Motel 6- Flagstaff, Az.- $50
Oct. 1st- Rodeway Inn- Williams, Az.- $50
Oct. 2nd- Travelodge- Kingman, Az.- $50
Oct. 3rd- Budget Inn- Victorville, Ca.- $57
Oct. 4th and 5th- Redondo Pier Inn- Redondo Beach, Ca.- $90 a night
Oct. 6th- Travelodge- Las Vegas, Nv.- $110
Oct. 7th- Motel 6- Cedar City, Ut.- $42
Oct. 8th- Country Inn- Grand Junction, Co.- $42
Oct. 9th- Royal Colonial- North Platte, Ne.- $50
Oct. 10th- Days Inn- Des Moines, Ia.- $60
From the 6th on, we were on our return trip.
The Munger-Moss and El Rancho motels are the real old timey places on Rt. 66. The M-M is a mom and pop place, be prepared to talk 66 with the Lehman's.
The El Rancho dates to the 20s and many movie stars have stayed there.
The Abraham Lincoln is in downtown Springfield with all its nightlife and history, two blocks from the Lincoln Home and about five from the new Lincoln Museum.
The Rodeway Inn is within a few blocks of downtown Williams with all its 66 stuff and unique old bars. However, the next time through, I would stay at the Grand Motel or the Lodge, both heavy into 66 and the real deal.
The Redondo Pier Inn is a couple blocks from the famous Redondo Pier, right on the Pacific Coast Highway, and well worth a visit. We spent a lot of hours up at the top of Tony's enjoying the music, drinks, and friendly folks.
Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to stay in either Wig Wam motel in Holbrook, Az. or Rialto, Ca. We were at both places too early in the afternoon.
We generally picked our motels from the travel coupon books or 66 knowledge. We also looked for places within walking distance of a bar whenever possible. Had to get that road grit out of our mouths.
Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway. -RoadDog