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El Vado Motel: "Get your kicks on Route 66" New Mexico Hotel Tip by jayhawk2000

New Mexico Hotels: 65 reviews and 118 photos

Route 66 trailblazed the era of drive-in motels and the American Southwest still has some remarkable examples of these motor inns.

El Vado Motel at 2500 Central Avenue SW in Albuquerque is a prime example of the kitsch architecture that epitomises the Route 66 character.

Unique Qualities: Built in 1937 from adobe bricks to resemble an Indian pueblo, El Vado is listed on the National Historic Register.

The rooms are cheap, heavily varnished and a bit 'rustique' but you'd be hard-pressed to find anything with more charm and character!

Address: Near the plaza on old Route 66
Price Comparison: least expensive
Phone: 505/243 4594
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Motel

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 9, 2005
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