Route 66 Times header image
Home > NM > Grants >

Sands Motel

112 MacArthur St., Grants, NM

East < GO > West

The Sands Motel has a sign right on Route 66 but the motel itself is actually a 1/2 block north of 66. They also offered a restaurant, a cocktail lounge, and a service station. In the 1970s the business was owned by Jim and Billie Shue.

xThe business still operates as a motel, The Googie style neon sign is pretty cool.

Vintage Advertising Highlights

1/2 Block Off U.S. Hwy. 66 ... 112 MacArthur St.

Jim & Billie Shue, Owners
Quiet - Relaxing-Off The Highway
Modern, New Carpeted Rooms, Restaurant, Cocktail Lounge & Service Station. Free TV's & Telephones in all rooms. Air-Conditioning & Automatic Heat ... Baby Beds
"Your Comfort is Assured"
TELEPHONE (505) 287-****

NOTE: This early 70s postcard covers most of the basics, except how many guest rooms there are in the motel.

Photo(s): 2015



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.