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Wigwam Motel named one of 10 quirkiest July 31, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Motels, Web sites.

TripAdviser.com named its top 10 quirkiest motels from around the world. A Route 66 establishment made the final cut:

7. Chief Light-Wallet: Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, Arizona

Operating along the historic U.S. Route 66, the Wigwams are actually teepee-style, cement tents. The bargain motel features the authentic feel of a 50s desert town — from the furniture, to the vintage cars in the parking lot, to the sounds of the old locomotive passing through town. The rates are also a blast from the past — the average room costs about $45 a night. According to one TripAdvisor traveler, “By the way, the rate is for real … the youngest son of the builder commented to me that they don’t make money operating the motel, they do it ‘as a sort of public service.'” Cash and credit only, wampum not accepted.

There also are Wigwams in Rialto, Calif., and Cave City, Ky. But I guess Holbrook’s got the nod for its combination of antique cars and the reasonable room rates.

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