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Sherwood Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at this motel. The staff were very friendly and they provided covered parking for our motorcycles. Very interesting history about the motel. Well lit with neon lights at night. The shower, however, is quite small.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Possibly our favorite stay on our trip. We had so much fun here that we didn't even care about the drawbacks of an older motel. There are two rooms that Clark Gabel stayed in, one with two full beds and one with one full bed ( the room we stayed in) and its a very cozy full size ! We...

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

I just love your review! It is always SO gratifying to please people who don't really expect it. Are any of your photos fit for general audiences? If so we'd love to see some. We do have Wifi because it doesn't affect the historical appearance of the rooms. The password was written on that teensy little paper receipt, but I'm...

Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is an amazing place to stay if your want the feel of what Route 66 represents. It is warm and immaculate. Debbie Dee checked us in and is a sweet, knowledgeable woman. The room had hardwood floors which was wonderful and so clean. The bathroom was small but great. We loved the neon lights at night--so perfect for those...

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your good experience with us and with others who might be considering staying with us. It is very important to us that our guests are pleased with their stay. We hope we will have the pleasure of being your hosts again sometime.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great little motel, Pixie is lovely, one of the owners, very friendly and helpful. Everything has been restored to its former glory. Well done ladies. Rooms are large, clean and compfortable. If your traveling route66 it's a must stop

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had the Clark Gable room. Outside looks a little run down but room was exceptionally clean and loved the decor. Great to have a radio playing old tunes. Was worried the bed would be too small and uncomfortable but we had a cosy nights sleep. The neon light bothered me at first (need complete blackness to sleep) so hung...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 September 2016

First of all, I want to thank both Debbies for their guidance and information about Carthage. Although I had driven to the nearby Civil War battlefield 20 years ago, I didn't know the vast and rich history or realize it was on old US 66. I was given the Clark Gable room and that's not just a title, there is...

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your enthusiastic response. One of my favorite ways to start the day is reading a glowing review such as yours. Thank you for taking the time to share your good experience with us.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

While driving Route 66 Chicago - LA we were fortunate enough stay at The Boots Motel - an absolute must for any serious 66er. The owners are lovingly offering the charm and comfort of yesteryear and deserve a huge word of thank you from travelers. Make sure to spend some time on the street out front after dark. It is...

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Carrickfergus, N.Ireland
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stopped by here to take few photos and bumped into Ron - he's actually living my dream by renovating this fantastic place! We couldn't stay as we'd many more miles to do that day but we'll definitely be back. Ron s hi owed us around and the rooms are truly fantastic and genuine. Loved it!

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

All of our staff members love to show people around the Boots and share with them that special pride one gets from a job well done. Ron is our restoration craftsman and has been with us since the beginning. He is very knowledgeable about Route 66 in southwest Missouri as well as about the Boots. We look forward to the...

Cookeville, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband, cousin and I were making a midwest tour over the Labor Day weekend. My husband chose this motel because it was vintage Route 66 lodging. There are only 5 rooms available so if you want to stay here, make a reservation. We had rooms 10 and 11, as they are adjoining rooms. There is no tv in the...

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your sincere and charming response. We try hard to treat each guest the way we would want to be treated. Debbie Dee is probably the most amazing concierge on all of Route 66. She really cares about each and every one of our guests and is always willing to go the extra mile-and-a-half.

Union, Missouri
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Fun, quiet little 40's motel with super fun nostalgic rooms. Radio in every room... Ours had one from many years ago that still works well! We stayed in room 6 where Clark Gable stayed, so a bit of fun to look up all the movies he was in. Walking distance to the downtown square... Great shops! Excellent greeting with Debbie,...

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Priscilla B, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us plus some of the many interesting things which Carthage has to offer. Debbie Dee loves to find things in the area for people to enjoy. We are very lucky to have her as our concierge.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boots Motel is an iconic historic motel on Route 66, at the junction of historic U.S. Route 66 and U.S. Route 71. It features two buildings, one built in 1939 and one in 1946, in the Streamlined Moderne style. Neglected for years, it is currently being restored to its 1949 appearance. Five rooms in the 1946 building are now completed and ready for occupancy. They feature spacious rooms with the original hardwood floors and built-in vanity dressing tables,and ceramic tile bathrooms with shower stalls They are individually decorated and furnished with period furnishings such as chenille bedspreads and 1940s-style furniture. Some still have the original round mirrors installed over the dressing tables. There are no televisions since television was not available in the Carthage area until the mid-1950s, but, as originally advertised, there is "a radio in every room," and the motel does offer free WiFi. Each room is individually heated and air conditioned, just as advertised in the 1940s. Experience a time when room service delivered your ice to your room and your room key was a real key that fit into an actual lock! We also have 5 double-carports to protect guest's vehicles from weather. Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Court! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boots Court Motel

Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1702
Region: United States > Missouri > Carthage
Price Range: £52 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Any room will be great!”
 of 5 bubbles tootski, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good wifi no tv”
 of 5 bubbles debbiedZ4497NR, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring a small flashlight if arriving after dark, it may be difficult to find the door key hole if you have poor eyesight like me.”
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 of 5 bubbles jesser861, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles brennen2016, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you ask ahead you may be able to stay in the same room Clark Gable stayed in!”
 of 5 bubbles roadtrippinchick, 26 May 2016 | Read review
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