Monday, November 16, 2009

Santa Fe Motels on Route 66

My husband and I have just returned from a long-weekend getaway to Santa Fe, New Mexico. While driving around the town, we came across a strip of historic motor courts on Route 66. Many of the motels still have their vintage neon signs, like this beauty at Cottonwood Court. 
Vintage neon sign at King's Rest Court Inn
This Santa Fe Lodge sign was right in front of a gas station. At first I thought only the vintage sign remained of the old motel, but then I saw the motel tucked behind the convenience store. 
Western Scene Motel
The El Rey Inn has loads of character and looks clean and well maintained.  My photos really don't do it justice. It was cold and beginning to rain, so I snapped the photos rather quickly.
If we had known about this motel when we planned our trip, we would have booked a room. We already had reservations at another hotel. We're looking forward to staying at the El Rey Inn on our next trip to Santa Fe. 



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have stayed at both the El Rey and the King's Rest. Both were fabulous. Love the shakers. Looks like something your husband would go for.

jaspreet singh said...

MOtel 6 is also one motel which used as Long term Stay motel in tulsa ok

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