My husband and I stayed at the Boots Motel during our Route 66 honeymoon trip. From the moment we first met Debbie we were made to feel extremely welcome. She showed us two rooms which were both beautiful. The room we chose was very spacious and clean, and it had many interesting original features that have been restored to a high standard. I loved that the rooms had a radio instead of a TV since they were restored to how they would have been in 1949, before TV came to Carthage. The radio was tuned to a station that played hits from the 40s and 50s, and it was easy to imagine that I had really gone back in time and was staying at the Boots in the days before interstate travel. It was obvious that the Boots Motel is being restored with genuine passion and I would highly recommend it as a must stop for all Route 66 and 40s/50s enthusiasts.
- 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