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Frontier Motel (Demolished)
Flagstaff, AZ
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Route 66The Frontier Motel is home to a really cool motel sign in blue and pink colors. The motel sign offers the amenities that were popular during the 1990s such as free local calls, coffee, clean rooms, and best of all free HBO.

The motel was demolished and is now an empty lot in between a Culvers and Starbucks on old Route 66. 09-21

Another view of the motel facing the sun



El Rancho Restaurant and Motel
Holbrook, AZ
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Route 66The El Rancho Restaurant and Motel is home to both lodging and a Mexican food restaurant. This place dates back to the 1960's or prior. Back in the day the El Rancho boasted of 14 modern units and air conditioning in addition to serving up Mexican and American foods. 09-21

A view of the El Rancho from Route 66



Arcadia Lodge
Kingman, AZ
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Route 66Located along E. Andy Devine Avenue which is also Route 66 in Kingman, The Arcadia Lodge features a super tall sign that cannot be missed off the road. The distinct yellow ball on top of the sign let's you know that you are somewhat near the old historic downtown.

The Arcadia was originally known as the Arcadia Court when it opened in 1938 and promised luxury and finery for its guests. The motel has 47 rooms and there are still stone statues around the property that reflect back to its sophisticated prior days. 09-21 



Brandin' Iron Motel (Demolished)
Kingman, AZ
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Route 66Check out the rooftop neon sign for the Brandin' Iron Motel. Once located along E. Andy Devine Avenue, the Brandin' Iron featured an eye-catching orange colored sign that partnered well with the El Travatore Motel a bit across the street. The motel featured a U shape with its motel room in a Pueblo style and a large neon sign once sat in the parking lot. Not sure if the sign shown here on the roof is the same sign.

The Brandin' Iron opened in 1953. After closing in the late 1990s, the motel was transformed into apartments and the sign came down. The sign shown on the roof now sits in a lot further down the street. 09-21


The motel was already on sale in 1998
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The rooftop sign could be seen for blocks
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Hillcrest Motel (Demolished)
Kingman, AZ
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Route 66Check out this old motel called the Hillcrest Motel in Kingman, AZ. The Hillcrest Motel opened its doors back in 1935 to travelers offering 16 rooms. Over the years, the motel starting seeing a loss of business especially after the interstate bypassed old Route 66 in Kingman.

Eventually the Ruby's Kitchen took over the motel office location. Finally, this block got razed over to build a new Walgreens. Like the City Cafe, the Hillcrest became just a memory but a 80 year old memory at that. 09-21



Romney Motel
Seligman, AZ
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Route 66The old town of Seligman is home to the Romney Motel. Located right next door to the Supai Mote, the 30 room Romney is sometimes overshadowed by the Supai's great neon sign. Nonetheless, the motel is listed in the National Register of Historic places (Seligman historic district).

The Romney Motel is at the location of the Nomad Motel which was originally built in 1962. In 1970 the motel became known as the Romney Motel which was part of a chain Romney Hotels International. 09-21

Below are more photos of the Romney Motel.

The Romney Motel in 1998
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The motel rooms
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Silver Queen Motel (Gone)
Kingman, AZ
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Route 66The Silver Queen Motel is a can't miss sign with its green and yellow colors not to mention its advertising of $24.95 rooms in the 1990s. The motel used to light up the night as well which made it a real eye-catcher as you exited the I-40 to get into town. It was certainly tempting to stay here during a particular evening where the eyes were dry after hours on the road. In this case, a stop at Arby's hit the spot and I was able to head further down the highway for hours.

Unfortunately, the Silver Queen Motel is no more. I believe it shut down a few years ago. The Silver Queen site is now home to a Knights Inn. 09-21












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