Roy's Motel & Cafe

87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, California 92304 USA

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Open Now
Tue 8a-8:30p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
  • Public
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“iconic route 66 gas station”

Roy's is located on Historic Route 66 in Amboy, California. The town of Amboy itself is in the Mojave desert. The site of Roy's has become an icon for a lonely desert gas stop due to the multiple appearances of Roy's in movies. Amboy has it all: airport, garage, cafe, school, church, graveyard, even a volcanic crater. Yet all but the post office is not operating anymore. "Roy’s Motel, café and gas station are perhaps most beloved and considered particularly important relative to other Route 66 properties because of the remote desert location." says Glen Duncan, Route 66 Preservation Foundation president and author of Route 66 in California. "Traveling east or west, it was and still is a long way to go for gasoline, a bed or something to eat. Roy’s was a godsend for travelers." The World Monuments Fund (WMF) recently announced its 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites which included the entire 2,448 mile long Route 66. -  BIM.GOV

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Neerali T.

Roy's Motel & Cafe is located on the iconic Route 66. Driving from Nevada to California, this stop offers (after a long haul) great cold drinks along with a chance to get your photos with the... Read more

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Joy D.

Roy's Motel and Cafe is in a Ghost town. Amboy California in the Mojave Desert at Route 66. When the Interstate Highway System was constructed, boom towns like this slowly withered away as Route... Read more

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Trent B.

this place was amazing for a stop on our road trip to California and Vince was an amazing person to talk to and just knew what a person wants as a employee in California because they aren't... Read more

Roy's Motel & Cafe

87520 National Trails Hwy
Amboy, California
92304 USA


Open now until 8:30 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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