This Arizona town dug its heels into Route 66 way back in the 1800s and has held onto its history ever since. More than just a gas-station stop between Las Vegas and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Kingman has museums, trails and mom-and-pop restaurants that warrant a stay far beyond check-out time. Book one of these top Kingman hotels on Culture Trip today.
Fresh, contemporary and spotlessly clean, this is a no-brainer base for day trips to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and everywhere in between. Uniquely designed suites bring a sense of separation to the sleeping and living areas, making you feel at home when lounging or working at the desk. A small refrigerator, sink and microwave are on hand for a hot snack, but the pub grub and cold beers at Canyon 66 next door is a great spot to mingle with fellow roadtrippers.
Getting to the historic center of Kingman couldn’t be easier from this trad pad. A 4mi (6.5km) drive from the hotel will take you to the Mohave Museum of History and Arts and the Arizona Route 66 Museum. Snap photos at the Route 66 sign and of old steam engines at Locomotive Park. Back at the hotel, you can sit poolside and swipe through your shots before kicking back in your comfortable queen suite.
Even a bucket-list family road trip to the Grand Canyon can feel a little testing after a long drive. Let the family suites at Best Western Plus King’s Inn & Suites give parents and kids the space they need to rest and recharge. The kids can play in the family room and watch TV while the grown-ups can cool off with a late-night swim down at the pool. The full breakfast should have something for everyone on the menu (but there’s a Sonic next door if you have a picky eater in your clan).
No, you’re not seeing double: there are indeed two Best Western Plus locations right across from one another on Route 66. Without any kids in tow, you can splash out on one of their roomy suites, with granite-clad bathrooms. Don’t spend all your time in front of the flatscreen TV or doing laps in the pool, though; the spooky, abandoned Gold King Mansion – just 25mi (40km) away – is well worth a visit.
At this modern, LEGO-brick-boxy hotel, you’ll get spacious suites, a hot breakfast and a cool pool, surrounded by Kingman’s best outdoor spots, such as the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course and the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Too road-weary to go anywhere else? Pull in, restock on snacks for the road at their on-site sundries mart, and soothe your aches in the hot tub. Then, take advantage of a late check-out before hitting the last leg to the Grand Canyon.
Start your day with a free grab-and-go breakfast every morning at this modern roadside inn. You could get a quick workout in at the fitness center, though the spectacular rock formations on the trails at the nearby Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area make for a far more picturesque run than the LED display of the treadmill. You can always cool down afterwards at the indoor swimming pool before refueling at the hotel’s on-site restaurant and bar, which are open late into the evening.
Stay right on historic Route 66 without breaking the bank at Red Roof Inn. Perfect for families with kids, couples with pets or solo travelers who need to ease off the pedal and relax by the pool, Red Roof Inn is a clean, comfortable and budget-friendly place to hang your hat for the night. And if you need any more convincing, it’s just two doors down from a Jack in the Box, the West Coast fast-food chain that is a required stop on any self-respecting road-trip itinerary.
Traveling with your four-legged friend? Give your pup a little room to stretch in Home2 Suites by Hilton. Unpack your bags in a queen-sized studio so Fido can chill on the sofa bed while you plan your day trip to the Grand Canyon at the ergonomic work desk and chair. Before you both turn in for the night, get a nice evening walk in at Firefighter’s Memorial Park, Centennial Park across the street or the Kingman Dog Park – a short hop south.
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