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Golden W Motel / Budget Inn

824 W. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM

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Marvin & Alice Whittington opened the Golden W Motel and Restaurant in 1953 and sold it a few years later. Subsequent owners included Mr. & Mrs . C. W. Bryan followed by Belva & Katie Miller followed by others later. It eventually became the Budget Inn shown in this 2015 photo.

The Whittingtons built or owned a number of motels in Tucumcari including the Golden W Motel, the Sahara Sands Motel, the Pony Soldier Motel, and the La Cita Restaurant,

Vintage Advertising Highlights

Mid 60s Postcard
Golden W Motel
Dial 461-xxxx
West on Highway 54 & 66
Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401
Diners Club
American Express
Carte Blanche
Forty-five comfortable rooms
Ref. Air
Individual Heat
Heated Pool
Owned and Managed by Belva & Katie Miller




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