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Roy's Motel, Cafe & Gas Station

87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, California 92304 USA

129 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Wed 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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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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Bradley H.

We enjoyed our stop at Roy's today on our way home from Laughlin! Miss Nicole was helpful and friendly. I got a cup of espresso per her recommendation and it was great! As usual, we picked up a... Read more

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Jason V.

No, it is not a motel or cafe (at least when I was there last year), but at one time it was. The owner of the place, Albert Okura, was still alive at the time of my visit but he wasn't there. He... Read more

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Alyssa A.

We had been to the Amboy Crater in the past and saw this little Cafe in the distance, so we decided to drive out and check it out while we were staying in Joshua Tree. It's about an hour drive... Read more

Roy's Motel, Cafe & Gas Station

87520 National Trails Hwy
Amboy, California
92304 USA
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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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