Driving America’s most iconic highway is a must if you’re planning a trip to the United States, and for many it is a lifelong dream. There is almost no other area of the country that truly captures the quintessential American vibe and spirit, and with plenty of inspiration having been drawn from this highway that has appeared in music, films and books, there’s plenty that draws in a huge number of tourists, year on year, to this iconic road. This 200-mile road goes from Chicago to Los Angeles, and travels through eight states, three separate time zones and some of the most rural parts of America. If you are heading to the country, make sure that you apply for an ESTA visa with our quick and easy ESTA application process. Here, we’re taking a look at some of the best places to stay along Route 66.
Three Roses Bed & Breakfast, Illinois
If you’re looking for a classic bed & breakfast, there’s no better option than the Three Roses, Illinois. Having originally been built in 1890, featuring its own beautiful porch and plenty of warm hospitality that you expect from a traditional American B&B, this charming property really is a treasure. Everything that you eat during breakfast is made from scratch with the love and care of Sharon Hanson. She believes that you should always give customers more than what they pay for, and that’s exactly what you get with the Three Roses Bed & Breakfast. You can choose from plenty of food for breakfast, including pancakes, eggs Benedict, granola and much more, so you are certain to be full before you depart on the next leg of your Route 66 adventure.
La Posada Hotel & Gardens, Arizona
If you’re looking for a special treat, then the Spanish colonial building that makes up La Posada Hotel and Gardens in Arizona is the perfect choice. Originally designed by Mary Colter, and features the first restaurant chain to be located in America, known as Harvey Houses. There’s a walking tour that you can enjoy too, so even if you are unable to stay for the night (it’s not the cheapest destination on Route 66 by far), you can still enjoy this classic, historic location throughout your trip of Route 66. If you can stay however, then you can enjoy luxury, and treasure your memories of this hotel for years to come.
The Wigwam Motel, California
If you’re looking for something iconic and distinctive to show your family and friends then the Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino, California is the perfect the spot. These are concrete Wigwam shaped rooms, that are absolutely immaculate, and truly show a bit of culture. They were originally built back in 1949, but they have been renovated to ensure that they are as comfortable as any hotel. The teepees themselves offer free Wi-Fi, feature a mini-fridge and also TVs. In addition to this, you can enjoy the garden that comes with the Motel, and features a swimming pools, fire pit and plenty of classic cars to marvel at in true American, Route 66 style.