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Rt. 66 Roy's Motel Cafe & Gas Station

87520 National Trails Hwy, Amboy, California 92304 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Sat 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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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Reviewed by
irishk0101

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 5, 2014

Was here in January 2014.... Gas station is still operational, along with cold drinks, some packaged snack items, and plenty of Route 66 postcards (some featuring Roy's), maps, and tee shirts. Only stop for a while in the Mojave on the way from Palm Springs to Vegas. And free public BATHROOMS thank god! Hotel still NOT operational. If you love history, or roadside America, definitely check it out! Great photo op standing on the platform under the giant iconic Roy's sign! :)

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Reviewed by
shoneequah

  • 9 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 2, 2014

Super cute little spot but don't expect to get gas here. It's $5 a gallon. Seriously. Do go in and buy the Route 66 Rootbeer though. Amazing!

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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,160 Reviews
  • 589 Helpful
August 30, 2014

I wasn't initially planning on visiting here because I took a stupid detour off Rte. 66 to Vegas and needed to make up time. But, then at the last minute I got off the interstate and hopped on old Rte 66 and thank GOD! This place was freaking awesome. There's nothing but sky so it's basically a photographer's playground. I got so many awesome shots of my little boy here and it's such an iconic spot, I'm so glad I took the time to visit.

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