Roy’s Motel


There’s really not much going on at this roadside “cafe…” which as been closed since dog knows when. But it’s a very Instagrammable place…for those who are interested in that kind of thing!

2013-03-05_11-51-42_742There’s also an adjacent old motel that has been decorated all Mad-Men style…but is not open for business. I think you can do photo shoots out there, though….so photographers, hit me up if you wanna go!!

2013-03-05_12-04-10_512The location of this jewel is on old Route 66, just south of Interstate 40 near the Amboy Rd. junction. There’s not much else around for miles. YAY! Although if you do head west about another hour, you’ll hit the Bagdad Cafe.

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7 Responses to Roy’s Motel

  1. sand says:

    Watch to original movie “The Hitcher” with Rutger Hauer. Roy’s is featured in movie. Amputated finger in the fries scene. Must see.

    • wonderhussy says:

      OMG I’ve seen that movie, but didn’t realize it was shot there…..I *LOVE* Rutger Hauer; I even named my gun after him (Rutger Hauer, der Sig Sauer). I’ll have to check it out again!!

      • Tom Frye says:

        I thought the guy who calls himself “The Yankee Marshal” on YouTube was nutty(8-). He named his Glock Gary, and has had troubles with that spoiled, delinquent critter ever since (8-). In
        one episode, Gary got to hangin’ out with some Barettas who still had connections to “the mob”…wasn’t pretty(8-). Then he got to hittin’ the gun oil pretty heavy…he got hooked on the synthetics.
        Bad deal(8-).

  2. Mike says:

    Cool place. We pass this while taking the scenic and quiet way via Kelso on the way to Desert Hot Springs. Great views and better than taking I-15 from Vegas

  3. Byron Allen says:

    You mentioned that you wanted to know and befriend the owner of roy’s ,well his name is Albert Okura 909-885-6324. He owns the Juan Pollo chicken restaurants ,there are videos on his dream. It might make a good return story and allow you to dig into all the bldg. s there. Would love to see you do a follow up story on the Amboy area and also on him

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