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“A motel you will remember, because of the wigwam rooms.”
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Wigwam Motel
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in San Bernardino
Antwerp
2 reviews
“A motel you will remember, because of the wigwam rooms.”
Reviewed 11 October 2009

A different stay in a positive sense. The wigwam rooms makes it nice. Friendly people at the reception, the rooms are a bit dated, but clean. Neighbourhood is ok

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wigwamrte66, Manager at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 30 October 2009
The wigwams do make it fun! And having you stay with us made our night! Hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

We had a great stay in the Wigwam motel. The innkeepers were very friendly and are doing a great job with keeping this icon so neat. The pool was gorgeous (although it was too cold to swim when we arrived). The teepees were bigger than expected, with a great shower and comfortable beds. And what we enjoyed most, the absolute peace and quiet. This was one of the best motels we slept in so far.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 9 October 2009
We are happy that you enjoyed the bed and showers! Hope to have you revisit with us again soon.
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

Wigwam Motel is a great place to stay if you're wanting to experience American history first hand. It's a truly unique experience from a bygone era of when businesses relied on novel marketing gimmicks to bring in customers from route 66.

The nearby McDonald's museum is a must see. Interesting stuff!

I highly recommend the Wigwam Motel. :)

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 9 October 2009
Thank you for recommending the Wigwam Motel! Hope to see you again as you travel Historic Route 66
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Leeds
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

The Wigwam Motel is a charming place with friendly warm service from its resident joker on reception. The mock 'wigwam' in itself is an amusing touch although i'm not sure those of native origins would endorse the brand. However, the rooms were spacious and clean but the picture of the pool was deceptively bigger on the website than in real life and not heated as apparently.... "your not in LA now"... more's the pity.
On route to the motel the area of San Bernardino looked something like the set from a post apocolyptic disaster movie. Our fears were confirmed when asking were was a recommended place to eat to which i was told "If I were you I wouldn't go out, i work here and i don't go out as its not safe at night". So takeaway pizza it was.
Therefore, as we arrived at night and left early morning to continue our road trip, i cannot comment on San Bernardino by day. However, by night i would stay well clear. Would i recommend this motel to others? Yes i would...It is quirky and if you have enough booze packed in your car etc then there is fun to be had in its compound like setting. It certainly brought our group closer together having to find things to amuse ourselves with.
All in all, nice place in wrong area.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 9 October 2009
Thanks for coming out to a stretch of California's Old Route 66, where you are able to take a drive into the past. We acknowledge the importance for good recommendations, so we will be using a new list of recommendations for dining locations and activities nearby for our guests.
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Bristol
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

one of the highlights of travelling Route 66. We managed to stay in both Wigwam motels on the route, and it was a blast! We don't have anything like this in the UK that is fun and quirky. Really helpful friendly owners, that have done a fantastic job at renovating the Wigwams. Hopefully they will be around for many other generations to enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 9 October 2009
That is exciting that you stayed at two Wigwam Motels while traveling on Historic Route 66! Please stop by for a night or two or three when you come back this way.
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Long Beach, CA.
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

Great nostalgic trip on Route 66......we had a great even for a business trip.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 28 September 2009
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, even if it was for business. That makes it more fun!
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San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

Spent a wonderful weekend at the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, CA. Clean, spacious rooms (it's a wigwam!) and friendly, attentive staff. Added much to the Route 66 experience. Will definetly stay again!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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wigwamrte66, Owner at Wigwam Motel, responded to this review, 28 September 2009
Staying in a wigwam is always FUN! The staff enjoyed taking care of you.
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Property: Wigwam Motel
Address: 2728 W Foothill Blvd, Historic Route 66, San Bernardino, CA 92376-5333
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Region: United States > California > San Bernardino
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in San Bernardino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wigwam Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Route 66! One of the few remaining classic motels. This family-fun roadside attraction was built in 1949 and has undergone a renovation phase. The motel offers a complete guest room in a peculiar fashion of actual wigwam units. The motel comprises of all the standard hotel amenities ! ... more   less 
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