Historic 1950 Motel 66, Retro & Mid-Century Design

Historic motel 66 is an iconic motel in the town of Holbrook, Arizona and surprise, surprise, its along historic route 66.

U.S. Route 66 also called the Main Street of America or “the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.” Many of these old signs still exist, hence why historic route 66 is such a popular attraction to those who love historic sites and photography.

The motel doesn’t look like much at first glance but if you’re a fan of small southwestern towns, vintage signage and authentic retro vibes, a stay at motel 66 will suit you.

The motel is just as it was when it was first built in 1950, Scandinavian chairs and mid century modern tables furnish the interior and exterior of the motel with vintage light fixtures and retro patterned bedding. The surroundings include the petrified national forest and the painted desert.

Down the road you’ll find where an old shootout happened fittingly called bucket of blood saloon or the infamous empty pockets pub. A rock, mineral and petrified wood shop called Stewart’s petrified wood and rock shop where some immaculate specimens can be found.

Quirky and eclectic sculptures are placed throughout the property with an ostrich farm at the entranceway.

Motel 66’s guy in charge, kolby, will hook you up with a homemade chai and friendly conversation during your stay. Grab ahold of the wheel and those nostalgic feels during your travels through Arizona into new mexico at the historic motel 66.