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Americana Motel
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66"Tucumcari Tonite" . Although there may not be as many rooms advertised on the signs these days, Tucumcari is still a flashback in time with old motels such as the Americana Motel lining Tucumcari Blvd. 06-06

 

 

Sun 'n Sand Motel
Santa Rosa, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The Sun 'n Sand Motel in Santa Rosa, NM features a marquee that was redone and had its neon fixed a few years ago. 06-06

 

 

Royal Palacio Motel (Closed)
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66Check out the marquee for the Royal Palacio Motel of Tucumcari, NM. 06-06

 

UPDATE 07/10 : The site of the Royal Palacio Motel is now home to the Route 66 Motel. 07-10

 

El Don Motel
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The El Don Motel features another of the motel marquees that was redone a few years back with money set aside for Route 66 preservation. 06-06

 

 

Premiere Motel
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The Premiere Motel is one of the several remaining motels that still feature its classic signage along Central Avenue. 06-06

 

 

Lariat Motel
Moriarty, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66Moriarty, NM is home to the Lariat Motel and this roadside sign that attempts to pull weary travelers off the road. 06-06

 

 

 

 

Trade Winds Motor Hotel (Demolished)
Albuquerque, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Travelers to Albuquerque for the first time will be amazed at the miles of old Route 66 signs and businesses along Central Avenue. Though some of the signs have disappeared or have been replaced over the years, such as this one for the Trade Winds Motor Hotel, there is still much to see here in Albuquerque. 08-06

 

UPDATE 05/09 : According to KOB.com, the Tradewinds Motel was demolished Friday May 29 after having been closed down by the Safe City Strike force due to illicit activity. The 1960's era motel that had been renamed the Economy Inn in recent years featured a towering marquee as well as a googie front to the motel. The Tradewinds look went visibly downhill during stops at the motel through the years. 05-09

 

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