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  • Meagan Butler

Route 66 RV Resort

Route 66 Casino RV Resort

Route 66 RV Resort, RV park, RV park review, New Mexico

Route 66 RV Resort Rating (1-5): We rated this park a 5.

I’ve stayed here multiple times on my way to and from Arizona. It is now one of my favorite stops. We have stayed at the resort together as a couple, and I have stayed here on my own. I am always excited when I know that my travels will take me through the Albuquerque area, and I can eat, sleep, and gamble!

Location: Exit 140 on Interstate 40.

(505) 352-8000

Open year-round

Proximity to town: Located about twenty minutes outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Cost: Varies by the type of space you reserve. There are deluxe and luxury back-in and pull-through sites. I have only stayed in the pull-through spaces. My cost varies from 50-60 dollars a night depending on the space I choose. 

*We save 10% by using our Good Sam’s Club Discount Card. 

Dates: The most recent stay was December 25, 2017.

October 2016 and October 2017  

About our rig: Heartland Road Warrior 355 Toy Hauler. The Road Warrior 355 is a double-axle, forty foot long toy-hauler with three slides, three awnings, and a retractable back-patio. 

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort.

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort.

I’ve also traveled solo pulling my 2016 T@B 320 S Outback. The T@B is a single-axle, 15-foot long teardrop-style camper. The total length of the camper is about 17 feet when considering the additional length of the trailer.

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort

My T@B the morning after a rainstorm at the Route 66 RV Resort.

Spaces / Facilities / Amenities: One of the reasons we like to stay here is that this resort provides a fast on-and-off the Interstate. It is located just west of Albuquerque on Historic Route 66. I don’t have to spend a lot of time leaving the Interstate, which is key, especially when we are just staying overnight on our way to another location.

The gas station and travel center are clean and spacious. RVers can get gas, diesel, propane, and a variety of snacks and beverages here. Stop at the gas station coming into the resort or leaving the resort, as it is located right next to the roundabout that directs travelers east or west.

The park has excellent Wi-fi as well as a business station with computers for guest use. The business station is large and even has printers for guests who might need to print something for the next leg of their journey. When I was traveling solo in October, I needed to print something for a prospective job, and I didn’t want to tow my RV into a FedEx parking lot. Route 66 Resort to the rescue! 

The spaces are large. I’ve never felt like I was sitting on top of my neighbor. In the 5th wheel, we could have easily deployed the back patio and still had plenty of room. The spaces have cement pads, picnic tables, and fire-rings. Each and every space is clean and cared for. The rocks are even groomed!  Every time I come to the RV Resort, I wish that I could stay for one more day.

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort

The clubhouse at the Route 66 RV Resort.

The amenities are what make this place so wonderful! Every time we stay, we have the free shuttle pick us up at our site and bring us to the casino. The food at the casino is good, and the casino itself is so much fun. Even when I traveled by myself, I had a shuttle take me to and from the casino. I even won money one time! Aside from the casino, there is a pool, a great dog area, and the best clubhouses I’ve ever seen at an RV Park. As I mentioned before, the clubhouse has a business center, but it also has billiards, a fireplace, a large TV, a small kitchen, a coffee center, a book trading area, impeccable bathrooms and showers, and a foosball and shuffleboard table. If you aren’t into gambling, you can hang out in the clubhouse for hours!

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort

The bathrooms inside the clubhouse are impeccable!

Other information (road noise, etc.): This is a safe place to stay. The gated resort with wide-open spaces and beautiful sunsets only contribute to the amenities of the RV resort. Even though it is located adjacent to a casino and an interstate, the park is very quiet. I’ve spent my evenings (after visiting the casino) inside my RV listening to the rain on my RV roof and relishing in the joy my RV brings to me.

Because of the location of the Route 66 RV Resort, it can get very dark, quickly. Dark is perfect for star-gazing, but it is troublesome when you are trying to navigate an RV into your spot for the night. The spaces are not numbered consistently, and the numbers are painted on the front of the cement pads. During the day, the spots are easy to find. At night? It’s a whole different story. I hope that one day the resort will have a resort guide in a golf cart take us to our spots. It would be very helpful to weary-eyed travelers, especially at night!

Our Heartland Road Warrior at the Route 66 RV Resort

Our experiences: This resort makes me so happy. I have a place to stay that is almost exactly halfway from my home in Colorado to my family’s home in Phoenix, AZ. I travel back and forth a few times a year, so having a place that is comfortable and convenient is perfect. Taking the guesswork out of an RV trip is nice since everything else associated with planning an RV vacation can be complicated. Also, I know when I travel by myself that I have a safe and secure place to stop for the night. I am certain that all solo-female travelers would agree with me on this! 

I also like that the employees want to build relationships with the people who stay at the resort. Last time I stayed, I was with my puppy Theodore in the dog run area. The manager, Carlos, saw my puppy and came outside to chat with us. He had a bag of dog treats ready to share, and that made him our new best friend. After talking for a bit, we learned that the resort is always making improvements, and a new dog wash area will be ready sometime in the spring. It’s the little things, like making conversations with the people who own and run RV parks, that make travelers comfortable. We want to know that we are safe and taken care of while we are on the road. I truly feel that Route 66 RV Resort provides the comfort and the amenities that will keep me coming back year after year.


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