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Ramblin' Rose Motel
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Another Route 66 motel, the Ramblin' Rose Motel along Andy Devine in Kingman still looks like an inviting roadside stop.

The Ramblin' Rose Motel originated as a TraveLodge back in 1958 as a proud part of the chain. Featuring 32 rooms, the TraveLodge competed with many of the other roadside motels along the old route in Kingman, many of which had catchy names like the El Trovatore and the Hill Top

 

 

Motel Unique (Demolished)
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66This marquee for the Motel Unique in Seligman sat off of the Mother Road. The motel closed down in 1991 however the sign stood around through the end of the decade.

Ironically, the sign still had its vacancy panel intact to the end. The sign is now gone. Plus the sign is somewhat "unique" in its own right featuring distinct circular lettering that was huge by today's standards. This unique route 66 motel is now just a distant memory, even in a historical conscious town like Seligman.

 

 

 

Motel Unique
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Motel Unique along the road
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Supai Motel
Seligman, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Route 66Check out the nice sign for the Supai Motel in Seligman, AZ, which was restored in 2006. Seligman is the Route 66 town which some say is the birthplace of the rediscovered Route 66. The Supai opened in 1952 and is note in the National Register of Historic Places which recognizes the Seligman historical district.

 

Supai Motel off historic Route 66
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

UPDATE 09/21 : The Supai Motel has aged well over the years and the sign looks pretty much the same over two decades later after these photos were taken. The original owner was Hosea Lanier who built the Supai Motel. Since then there has been multiple owners of the Supai. I had the opportunity to meet who I believe is still the current owner a few years ago. He certainly demonstrated a passion for the motel and upkeep of the neon sign. By the looks of the sold out rooms that night, that passion and care was contagious. 09-21


Here are more photos of the Supai Motel.

Supai Motel sign close up
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Supai Motel sign
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Gateway Motel
Williams, AZ
Photo courtesy Jodey Elsner

Route 66Here's a shot of the Gateway Motel off the main drag in Williams, AZ. The motel opened in 1936 and the double boomerang styled sign dates back to the 50's or 60's.

 

UPDATE 01/09 : The Gateway Motel is now the Gateway Plaza, transformed from the motel just before 2010. The old motel office has been transformed into a coffee shop called JD's Espresso and Internet Cafe.

Gateway Plaza
Williams, AZ
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

 

Fortunately, the sign was reused for the new business instead of unceremoniously dumped. 01-09


UPDATE 09/21 : Here are more photos of the Gateway Motel from back in the day. 09-21

Gateway Motel 1999 close up
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Gateway Motel 1999
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Gateway Motel 2000
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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