Random thoughts: We do ~10 day trips in the West and stay in motels. Towns are far apart along the dirt roads we take, so riding until we feel like stopping is rarely an option. We used to wing it a lot, and I don't remember ever getting shut out. Now we make reservations at least a few days in advance. We also usually have a fairly large group of maybe 10 riders. So that is a factor. We have stayed in Cameron AZ a few times. There is only one hotel there, and it can be hard to get into. I have been very displeased lately with Google searching for motels. The first page of entries is full of Ads for Expedia and the like. I would greatly prefer dealing directly with the hotel. However after some fiddling and or waiting Google will show a map of motels near where I want along with a phone number directly to the motel and some ratings info. I use this a lot. I would never have believed that the canned travel sites could consistently get one a lower rate. We have had a few instances of all the online reservations sites saying a given town or motel was full, but when we called we got rooms. I also don't like the way the travel agency sites charge your credit card immediately. I have never tried Booking.com. I just figured it was another Travelocity or Expedia. I am too old for something like Airbnb or the taxi sites.