by Amanda Norcross
Wagon Wheel Motel is the oldest continuously operating motel on Route 66. The hotel—which has been completely restored through the years—offers comfortable guestrooms and suites, some of which welcome pets. Suites also have mini-fridges and microwaves. Visit the onsite gift shop for odds and ends, plus coffee and wine.
Our Editor Loves
- Historic motel
- Suites with mini-fridges
- Wine and coffee onsite
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed here for one night early October 2019 as part of our Route 66 trip.
The little chalets are basic, no coffee in room, but coffee available in reception.
Reception also has a gift shop. The rooms are not huge, but beds were clean and comfortable. Shower was tiny. The tap on the washbasin was loose, as was the door handle to the chalet, and the coat rack on the wall. If you want somewhere just to lay your head for the night it is ok. Parking outside your chalet.
This was our second stay at the Wagon Wheel. Our first was 2015. This historic motel is clean and well maintained. Connie is friendly and welcoming. We had dinner at The Fourway which was recommended by my friend Rich Henry at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch. The Wagon Wheel is unique as it’s the only cabin style stone motel operating on Route 66.