Shamrock Country Inn motel in Shamrock, Texas

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I hadn’t planned to stay at the Shamrock Country Inn motel in Shamrock, Texas on my Route 66 road trip. Originally I was meant to spend two nights in Oklahoma City then drive to Amarillo (and stay at the Big Texan motel). But I had a lot of ground to cover and a lot of roadside attractions to see and was itching to move on and pack in as much as I could. So I left Oklahoma city a day early and decided to split up the drive.

Shamrock Country Inn motel in Shamrock, Texas - Route 66 motel
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Shamrock, Texas is the first Texas town you’ll come to when driving Route 66. The town has strong Irish ties and, while there, you can visit Shamrock attractions such as the Blarney Stone Plaza, the Fake Blarney Stone, and the Welcome to Shamrock Sign. But it’s probably best known for the historic Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café.

The Shamrock Country Inn motel is a classic roadside motel in a classic Route 66 town.

The hotel opened in September 1959 as the Shamrock Ranger Motel. A large U-shaped courtyard surrounded a large swimming pool and “31 Ultra Modern Units, Room Phones, Free TV, Refrigerated Air Conditioning, Hot Water Heat, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Tub and Shower Combination, Swimming for our Guests and lots of Hospitality”.

Shamrock Country Inn motel in Shamrock, Texas - Route 66 motel

While the pool is long gone, you’ll still find the familiar U-shaped courtyard with plenty of free parking and rooms with little frills but comfy beds, Wi-Fi, TVs, private bathrooms, coffee machines, and a 24-hour front desk.

Before heading off and hitting the road on the rest of your road trip, stop by the breakfast room for a complimentary breakfast. Be sure to get a Texas-sized Texas-shaped waffle.

Texas shaped waffle at Shamrock Country Inn motel in Shamrock, Texas - Route 66 motel

Shamrock Country Inn

Address: 711 E 12th St, Shamrock, TX 79079
Cost: Rooms start at $38
Hours: Front desk open 24/7

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The Shamrock Country Inn motel is a classic roadside motel in a classic Route 66 town.  The hotel opened in September 1959 as the Shamrock Ranger Motel. Stay at this hotel overnight on your Route 66 road trip and be sure to get a Texas shaped waffle for breakfast.   #RoadTrips #RoadTripStop #Route66 #Route66RoadTrip #TexasRoute66 #Texas #TexasRoadTrip #TexasRoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica #RoadTrip

VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!