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El Trovatore Motel
Kingman, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Route 66The El Trovatore Motel in Kingman is another of the Route 66 motels that feature a nice marquee off the roadside. The 100 foot tall tower sign can be seen from a distance, especially at night when the El Trovatore green and red neon lettering flashes on and off. The El Trovatore Motel originally had 30 rooms and expanded.

 

El Trovatore Motel
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The El Trovatore was built in 1939 and was known by a slightly different name as the El Trovatore Court. The motel and signs were painstakingly restored in 2012. The walls around the motel were painted with really cool graphics.

 

The El Trovatore Motel lobby at dusk before the neon lit up
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

The El Trovatore Motel sign in 1998
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The tower on the hill
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Whiting Brothers Motel
Yucca, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Route 66Here's all that's left of an old Whiting Brothers Motel in Yucca, AZ. Although there is a gas station sign on the same lot that still remains. 06-06

UPDATE 09/21 : The Whiting Brothers Motel is now home to just the old Motel sign. In fact, parts of the sign are now disappearing and the "pool" panel disappeared a few years ago. The gas station and the motel building itself were demolished in the late 1990s. 09-21

 

Motel sign
Yucca, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Here is a photo of the Whiting Bros Motel taken in 2021. See how the bottom panels of the sign are now gone.


Yucca, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Arizona 9 Motor Hotel
Williams, AZ
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Route 66Check out the Arizona 9 Motor Hotel in Williams. This Route 66 motel was being worked on a few years ago. It's good to see that the sign is still being maintained.

The motel was originally developed as Sutton's Hotel Cottages back in 1927 when it was a combo gas station and motel. In the 1940's, the motel changed name from Sutton's Court to the Whiting Brother Motor Hotel, back when Whiting Bros was prevalent all across the old road. In the 1990s, the motel became the Arizona 9 Motor Hotel. 08-06

Arizona 9 Motor Hotel in 2000
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

UPDATE 09/21 : The Arizona 9 Motor Hotel still features the same marquee and motel and is in great shape in the busy Route 66 town of Williams, AZ. Given that Williams is also known as the Gateway to the Grand Canyon, it's not surprising to the see the crowd here every time I visit. 09-21

Arizona 9 Motor Hotel
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The sign in 2020
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

 

El Rancho Motel
Williams, AZ
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Route 66This roadside motel sign for the El Rancho Motel still stands along Route 66 at the end of the loop in Williams, AZ.

 

The El Rancho Motel dates back to 1956 originally had 18 units available for its tired customers. 08-06

 

 

El Rancho Motel
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The motel is AAA approved and advertises low rates according to the sign in this photograph taken in 2000.

 

 


UPDATE 09/21 : The El Rancho Motel has stood the test of time and still stands tall along the edge of the downtown Williams area of Route 66. 09-21

El Rancho Motel sign still looks good in 2020
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The motel in 2020
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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