The Oatman Hotel is located on Main Street in Oatman, Arizona, along Historic Route 66. It was constructed in 1902 as the Durlin Hotel with the intention of catering to the local miners. After two major gold strikes in 1908 and 1913 Oatman's population grew to 10,000 and the hotel flourished. A devastating fire hit the town in 1921 razing much of the town. The Durlin survived and re-opened in 1924. It is said that film stars Glark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon night, March 29, 1939, here at the Durlin, having been married earlier that day in nearby Kingman. Their honeymoon suite is preserved in the hotel. Between 1924 and 1941 the mines in Oatman were shut down, but the town still flourished on the new Route 66 which ran directly through town. By the 1950's Interstate 40 bypassed much of Route 66 in the area, and shortly thereafter Oatman became a ghost town. The Durlin was renamed the Oatman Hotel in the late 1960's and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Today Oatman flourishes once again as an historic ghost town and visitor attraction along Route 66.