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Western Scene Motel
Santa Fe, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Here's an old sign at the Western Scene Motel in Santa Fe. 10-08

 

 

 

 

 

El Rancho Hotel & Motel
Gallup, NM
Photo courtesy Larry Glass

Route 66Here's the world famous El Rancho Hotel and Motel in Gallup, NM. The El Rancho marquee proudly states "home of the movie stars" as a reference to the many movie celebrities that have graced the motel due to the multitude of films that were made in the area. According to the official El Rancho Hotel & Motel website, the guest register has captured such names as Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lucille Ball, John Wayne, and many others. In fact, the lobby and upstairs is lined with many old autographed photos from such stars.

The El Rancho was built by Joe Massaglia in 1937 for R.E. Griffith. In 1986, well-known businessman Armand Ortega purchased the hotel in 1986 and proceeded to restore it to its former state.

The El Rancho Hotel & Marquee now stands prominently on old historic Route 66. 04-09

 

 

El Capitan Motel
Gallup, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The El Capitan Motel features one of the giant marquees that still remains off of the 66 in Gallup. 04-09

 

 

Encino Motel
Encino, NM
Photo and info courtesy Larry Glass

Check out this old faded out sign for the Encino Motel located in Encino, NM. Love the Under "New Management" and "Lo, Low Prices". The Encino Motel is closed. 04-09

 

 

 

Hiway House Motel Albuquerque NMArrowhead Lodge
Gallup, NM
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Check out this sign for the Arrowhead Lodge in Gallup, NM. This motel is one of the remaining motel signs still found off of Route 66 in town. 11-10

 

 

Hiway House Motel Albuquerque NMHiway House Motel
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Here's the old marquee for the Hiway House Motel, its sign found along busy Route 66 or Central Avenue. The lettering shows off the motels mantra of "Sleep is our business", which was a familiar theme back in the day. 11-10

 

 

Hiway House Motel Albuquerque NMHubbell Motel
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

 

Hiway House Motel Albuquerque NMThe Hubbell Motel is one of the many old roadside motels that used to be prevalent on Central Avenue in Albuquerque, NM. Like many of the old Route 66 motels, the Hubbell has faded away as the years have gone by with just this weatherbeaten sign remaining from the once proud motel. 11-10

(Far right) The forlorn sign standing next to the empty lot that used to be home to the Hubbell Motel

 

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