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Cuba, Missouri
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Step away from romanticizing about the olden days that never actually happened, and you are being charged a modern price for a clean room with minimum / spartan facilities. The furniture is the low end of 'shabby chic' - open the drawers and the stain goes no further than the front of the drawer. The table had peeling veneer and...

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Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Oh, gosh! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we COULD charge just the $2.50 that Arthur Boots charged in the 1940s? In the 1940s, that was an exorbitant rate, but he charged it to "keep the riff-raff out," according to his son. But, unfortunately, we couldn't pay the rent if we did that, much as we would like to do so....

Merrimac, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 October 2015

What an iconic Route 66 motel. This place sure was a gem. We got adjoining rooms in the back of the place. There is no TV, which didn't go over well with my 2 boys, but they have old fashioned radios in every room. We had to play cards instead. The rooms were very nice and clean and newly renovated....

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Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Sorry your boys didn't appreciate having to play cards instead of watch television. In the front office, we do have some old-fashioned board games (checkers, Pit, UNO, Monopoly,) available to take back to your room in case someone is bored with no television to watch. Our adult guests don't care, but kids are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We hadn't planned to stay here on our Route 66 trip but we're both very glad we found this gem! We luckily rocked up and nabbed one of the last two rooms available. The whole motel is being restored to it's original route 66 glory, the rooms are very clean and spacious and even come complete with an old working...

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Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Boots Court, and thank you for the nice review. We love to talk to our guests who arrive from far away places. Minding the motel makes it hard for us to travel, so we really appreciate that you bring the world to us! Hope you can make it to Carthage again sometime,...

Reviewed 22 September 2015

Spent the night here on a trip along old Route 66. The owners have taken great pains to restore the rooms to their 1940's glory and they have done an excellent job. Clean and comfortable and walking distance to a pancake house and a "fancy" fast food restaurant (Braum's). It is important for those of us who care about Americana...

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I'm late in writing this. As a retirement "gift" my wife and I decided to take a Route 66 trip this past spring (mid-April). Our intent was to stay at as many "original" Route 66 establishments as possible, and Boots Court was our second stop after spending the first night in Cuba, MO. Carthage is a great little town, full...

Thank Phil J
Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you chose the Boots Court as part of your retirement celebration. It's always nice to have guests stay with us who are making a trip for a special reason - just makes things more festive all around! Hope you had a wonderful stay and a wonderful trip, and we also hope you will come stay...

Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Many people have stayed here in its long history, including Clark Gable. The newest owners have done an admirable job of restoration. The A/C was awesome with 80% humidity. This is a perfect stopover during a Route 66 drive, Debbie Dee the manager is a wealth of historical information.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2015

we stayed here for 1 night on our route 66 trip! this place is amazing! its like taking a step back in time. the room was clean and the bed was comfy. there was TV just a little;e old radio playing old songs with hiss and crackles like the old days. For us younger ones it made you remember and...

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Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the "time capsule" effect of staying at the Boots Court. Although we have updated the mattresses and added WiFi for the convenience and comfort of our guests, we do try to make it as close as possible to its 1940s appearance based on what we can learn from older people...

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Real icon from the old route, the place is going on renewal and getting back all its history. Owners ready to help and talk about the place. We stayed in two communicated rooms, in one of them stayed Clark Gable and he even gave an autograph to a girl in town. If you happen to be in Carthage on the...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Stayed at the Boots Court as part of our cross- USA trip - I'm so glad we did! Debbie Dee showed us round the rooms, told us the story of the motel and much more ( she pointed out so much more of Carthage's history). We bumped into "the Canadians from Smithville Ontario" again! Debbie took photos fro us and...

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Debye H, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Wow! What a ringing endorsement! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Boots - we love to hear that our guests had a good time. Please come back next year when we will have the new restoration NEON up! We'd love to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Called on-spec from Spencer after lunch and reserved a room. Arrived and was checked in by the delightful Debbie on reception. This was a lengthy process as Debbie is wonderfully chatty and just dying to tell you all about the place and Carthage itself. The room was exactly as billed (free radio!) and was a gorgeous 40's/50's era style, with...

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bootsmotel, Owner at Boots Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and appreciative review. It is always our goal to have 5 star ratings in all areas, so we would appreciate it if you would let us know what we could have done better to have won a top rating from you in all categories. We take our ratings very seriously and will make...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Boots Motel is an iconic historic motel on Route 66, at the junction of historic U.S. Route 66 and U.S. Route 71. It features two buildings, one built in 1939 and one in 1946, in the Streamlined Moderne style. Neglected for years, it is currently being restored to its 1949 appearance. Five rooms in the 1946 building are now completed and ready for occupancy. They feature spacious rooms with the original hardwood floors and built-in vanity dressing tables,and ceramic tile bathrooms with shower stalls They are individually decorated and furnished with period furnishings such as chenille bedspreads and 1940s-style furniture. Some still have the original round mirrors installed over the dressing tables. There are no televisions since television was not available in the Carthage area until the mid-1950s, but, as originally advertised, there is "a radio in every room," and the motel does offer free WiFi. Each room is individually heated and air conditioned, just as advertised in the 1940s. Experience a time when room service delivered your ice to your room and your room key was a real key that fit into an actual lock! We also have 5 double-carports to protect guest's vehicles from weather. Welcome back to the 1940s at the Boots Court! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Boots Court Motel

Address: 107 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836-1702
Region: United States > Missouri > Carthage
Price Range: ₹ 4,436 - ₹ 4,772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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