The former Royal Palacio Motel became the Historic Route 66 Motel and
is located at 1620 E Route 66 (Tucumcari Blvd.) on the east end of town.
It is designed in the International style with floor to ceiling windows.
The motel opened in the mid 1960s and seems to have maintained its original
motel features a coffee shop and cable TV.
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
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.