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Roy's Motel & Cafe

87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, CA 92304-9800
+1 760-733-1066
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Historic stop on Route 66

This was an interesting stop on Route 66. There isn't much to the place anymore, but I imagine in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ric L
Fuel, restroom stop.

This is set at the start of the iconic Route 66. It used to be a motel years ago but now just a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, CA 92304-9800
+1 760-733-1066
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting stop on Route 66. There isn't much to the place anymore, but I imagine in it's heyday that it was a sight for sore eyes for travelers on Route 66. If you are a history bluff or just like to see...More

Thank Ric L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is set at the start of the iconic Route 66. It used to be a motel years ago but now just a fuel, restroom stop where you can buy a drink/snack and some Route 66 gifts. The toilets are disgusting so be warned, no...More

Thank SandNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just keep on driving... This place is only worth stopping at if you want photos of abandoned rusted Route 66 ruins.

Thank ShanghaiSkater
Reviewed 6 July 2017

OK so this is a rusty old bucket on Route 66, but really, the iconic sign is worth the stop in my opinion. You can buy tshirts and gifts, but the man behind the counter was pretty cranky, and did not seem very hospitable to...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Not worth the stop. Nothing to see, restrooms are horrible, coffee about the same and not very hospitable.

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Ok stop at Route 66 before crater, located at Amboy town. Place is restored to it's "old glory". The reopening was 2008.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Amboy is a cute little ghost town on Route 66. It’s a good place to go to get the deserted R66 experience before you get to the Kingman-Seligman stretch that’s packed full of cars. If you want to take some creative photos, such as you...More

Thank Zulucherry
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you judge Roy's as a cafe or gas station, it's not much. But I think that misses the point. Roy's is history and it's being preserved. The cafe is open for a cold Route 66 root beer, some souvenirs of just a few pictures...More

1  Thank danmcmartin
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Sad to see that only the gas station remains in use but seeing this place in the middle of nowhere with long freight trains passing nearby, is very evocative of what Route 66 must have been like in its day. Only a 10 minute stop...More

2  Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Yes, it's on Route 66 and definately a historic area. But it's certainly not a cafe unless snacks from a rack and sodas from the cooler count. It's a great stop to buy the t-shirt (Amboy, the ghost town that refuses to die) for my...More

Thank ethomps1
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6 July 2017|
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Response from mou2 | Reviewed this property |
Roy's Motel is today more of a historical site and seen by many as a ghost town. It is a wonderful place to view what life on the road would have been like back in the glory days of Route 66.