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Roy's Motel & Cafe

87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, CA 92304-9800
+1 760-733-1066
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One of the Two Gigs in Town

Roy’s Motel Cafe and the post office are the only two gigs in town. There’s not much to the store... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaleoGypsy
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Great place to stop

This is our third visit to Roy’s - it’s a necessary when travelling on this section of Route 66. Be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madjude
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87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, CA 92304-9800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roy’s Motel Cafe and the post office are the only two gigs in town. There’s not much to the store, the gas is overpriced, and the bathrooms are stinky and dirty. But, that’s the point, right? Take a trip in the way-back machine to Route...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit to Roy’s - it’s a necessary when travelling on this section of Route 66. Be aware that gas is not cheap - currently $5 a gallon - inside is nice and cool - grab a Route 66 Route beer and...More

Thank Madjude
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We stopped here on a recommendation from a friend. We had a quick bite to eat and a drink. Both our fathers are harley davidson fans so we brought them some souvenirs. The man behind the counter was polite and friendly and offered to post...More

Thank Edward G
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Roy's is the epitome of Route 66. There isn't much left and, frankly, it's unclear how much there was at the peak of the Mother Road, but the photos are iconic. The service station itself has restrooms, cold drinks, packaged snacks, a few souvenirs, and...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

I was out here a few years ago and it was quite an experience, I would like to see it again, one of my most favorite places on 66.

Thank Brad R
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Nice place to stop and rest, or get out and stretch the legs. The Cafe does not have a grill and only serves snacks and cold drinks. Souvenirs are limited but available.

Thank bstreetkid
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Historic gas station and motel on Route 66. We didn't really expect a lot, except for a photo op - and it's definitely worth stopping just to take pictures. But there is a lot more: The gas station is actually operational, and it looked like...More

1  Thank delfhedde
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

My hubby and I stopped at Roy's Motel & Cafe to feed our SUV "Spartacus" dinner (gas). It was evening before the sun set and the white sands, scrubs, and eerie desert buildings with a huge Route 66 logo on the road gave the location...More

3  Thank Angie Y
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Thank you, Roy's, for providing public restrooms for history buffs traveling old Route 66. The historic value of this place is not to be discounted, and the availability of refreshments, souvenirs, & restrooms is appreciated.

3  Thank Susan K
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

This was an interesting stop on Route 66. There isn't much to the place anymore, but I imagine in it's heyday that it was a sight for sore eyes for travelers on Route 66. If you are a history bluff or just like to see...More

Thank Ric L
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MrBoulanger
July 5, 2017|
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Response from Mou2 | Reviewed this property |
Roy's Motel is today more of a historical site and seen by many as a ghost town. It is a wonderful place to view what life on the road would have been like back in the glory days of Route 66.
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