Roy’s Motel & Cafe
Amboy, California
submitted by “BooinLA”


Boo says:
Amboy California was once a busy Route 66 town. Bypassed by I-40, it’s now deserted except for a few Mother Road sightseers. Roy’s Famous Motel and Cafe has a second life – it’ll show up in movies/TV commercials as the Creepy Deserted Motel In The Middle Of Nowhere.

wendyvee says:
Okay, so Boo totally made my day for sharing this with me!!! Roy’s is on my ever-growing list of “places to go” – and I haven’t been out West in years.

Learn more about the history of Roy’s (where rumor has it, Harrison Ford semi-regularly drops in for a cheeseburger). Make your own Roy’s fare with these recipes.

Roy’s has been featured in movies, commercials, and television shows. Perhaps some of the best cinema-graphic shots of Roy’s are in Enrique Iglesias’ video “Hero” (cheesy song – though, for me, the video is saved by a Mickey Rourke cameo. Bonus!)

5 thoughts on “Roy’s Motel & Cafe

  1. We were in the greater Roy’s area last January and were all set to drive out and see the place but the weatherman predicted the roads would be washed out due to flash-flooding so we never made it. Heartbreak! I definitely want to see the place before I die!

    And that is one cheesy video, especially since the dame is Jennifer Love Hewitt of TV’s “The Ghost Whisperer”. Alright…I admit I watch it but only if there’s nothing better on.

  2. Also … the town of Radiator Springs in the movie “Cars” is supposed to be based on a combination of Amboy and Peach Springs, AZ.

    1. Thanks, Boo 🙂 I was just telling John that I would love to have a wall-sized picture of the Roy’s sign for our living room … he just sighed (poor guy).

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