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Winterset, Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third renovated historic Route 66 motel that I've stayed in while in Tucumcari. Each is unique, and the Blue Swallow is probably the most unique. My room was small, but very comfortable. There was a flat screen TV, free wifi, and the bed was one of those most comfortable I've slept in at any hotel anywhere. One...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved it - loved it - loved it!!!!! AND want to go back again, sometime soon (hopefully during warmer weather). The proprietors were friendly & informative. We selected & reserved our room online and when we arrived, the owner walked us over to our room to show us all about it. The bed was very comfy with the vintage looking...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a trip back in time with Kevin and Nancy at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari NM. Originally opened in 1940 as the "Blue Swallow Court" this is a must stay for anyone with an interest in the "Mother Road," Route 66. It sits right on an original section of Route 66 and it beckons you with its very...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my first visit in December, I sadly discovered later that my camera had malfunctioned, and all photos were lost. I felt it entirely necessary to re-do the trip, primarily so that I could recapture the photos of this place (and others, of course). For anyone remotely interested in Route 66 folk culture, places as well-preserved as The Blue Swallow...

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Huntington, New York
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Take a trip down memory lane to a time where the luxury of time to take in the sights of America, one small town to the next, existed via Route 66. Kevin & Nancy Mueller purchased this unique 12 room motel several years ago and have given those who stay there a peak into this slice of South West Americana...

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 February 2017

If there was a way to give Kevin and Nancy more than 5 stars, I would in a heartbeat! If you are going anywhere near Tucumcari, NM, Blue Swallow Motel is a must stop. My Uncle and I were driving my 1939 Ford Woodie from CA to PA and had planned to stop at a few motels on Route 66....

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have both of you here! Hope all is well with the Ford. It is indeed a special car with a great history in your family. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to or through New Mexico. Thanks again, Kevin & Nancy

Oak Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Each year as we travel from IL to AZ, The Blue Swallow is the one hotel stay we always look forward to. It is such fun to experience the nostalgia of old Route 66 at this lovely, restored motel. The owners, Nancy and Kevin are the perfect hosts, and they are always willing to share stories and offer warm hospitality...

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Lillian Redman's 40-year record of hospitality on Route 66 is a hard act to follow, but we do work hard to honor her traditions, and to make sure we provide a comfortable, friendly "home away from home" for our guests. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope you will visit again when your travels bring you through our little...

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

On our way from Minnesota to Arizona we picked this spot for a nights stay based on the great reviews. Loved the back to the 50s feel and the personal touch from the proprietors. Clean and comfortable.

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Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After a long day of driving, this was a welcome site. The bed was great and the charm was amazing. Beautifully restored back to 1939. Clean, quiet and the hosts were like family. If you are doing the Route 66 tour or just want to remember your childhood, stop in and spend the night. It will be worth the trip.

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Arvada, United States
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Amazingly awesome motor lodge! Very clean! Comfortable beds with wonderful bedding. Wifi is fast and easy connection! We stayed in the Redman Suite and the claw foot tub was a huge plus! VERY friendly staff had great ideas on tours and dining options.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BREAK THE CHAIN! Travel just a short distance away from the I-40 off-ramp to experience the best of the past, with old-fashioned hospitality that is all too rare these days. The Blue Swallow Motel is a classic Motor Court established in 1939 on historic Route 66, and one of few anywhere still operating in its original configuration. Rooms are clean and comfortable, but retain an authentic feel from the heyday of route 66 travel. Premium creature comforts including wonderful mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Most rooms include a garage to make you feel more at home while you are on the road, and these are perfect for parking your motorcycle or classic car for the night. All rooms are non-smoking. One of the best neon displays on Route 66! Come spend a memorable night and experience the home-style hospitality of a bygone era at the Blue Swallow Motel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: $130 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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“Each room is unique & decorated in a vintage style”
 of 5 bubbles 802SusanP802, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early for warm-weather stays - they fill up FAST!”
 of 5 bubbles HarveyStone2014, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have a special request, just call the Blue Swallow directly. They are great to work with and will accommodate you if they can.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarakouba, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms have been great, mirror space is a premium if several people are trying to get ready at once.”
 of 5 bubbles F2958VHjuliek, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Family Suite. 2 bedrooms. 3 beds. If there's more than three of you traveling, it's great.”
 of 5 bubbles toasterdon, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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