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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

Very clean and the staff is very friendly. The room is beautiful and spacious. Inside of the room Good temperature and come Back the next holidays. Thank you for everything. PERFECT for family and people Explorer the road Mother.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

My Wife, Grandson & I stayed at The Blue Swallow Motel at Christmas time 2014 while on a Route 66 trip from Carthage, MO to Santa Monica, CA. We had a great stay at this Route 66 icon/historical landmark. Cameron showed us a couple different rooms to pick from and our Grandson picked the one with the hideaway bed that... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

After two days of hard driving, the Blue Swallow was just what I needed. Jessica and Cameron were like two old friends welcoming the weary travel. They gave me helpful directions to a store and personally showed me the room. ...and the room. Recalling the halcyon days of motor hotels, the room was just the right amount of original charm... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 11 January 2015

I travel a lot for work, and usually stay at the Hamptons, or Courtyards of the world because it is easier. But on this trip I had the time and was by myself, so I sought out a historic Route 66 motel. I was not disappointed. If you are looking for in room mini fridge, HDTV, and a spa tub,... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

No matter where we go or where we stay. I always rely on the advice of fellow travelers through Trip Advisor. Hats off to them for a job well done & also helping small business owners spread the word on what they have to offer. Such as, the small travel lodge call the Blue Swallow, in Tucumcari, NM. As a... More 

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

Thank you for the review! We appreciate the kind words and description of our motel. We try to treat all of our guests just like we would want to be treated when checking into a small motel. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip through Tucumcari! More 

Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

If you need a modern motel with big rooms, this is not for you. In fact, I don't think there is a place for you in Tucumcari. But, if you'd enjoy a night of true old Route 66 nostalgia, I doubt you can find a better place to stay. This is a very old motor court with tiny rooms, most... More 

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Black Canyon City, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

Tucumcari is our half way point when traveling to our sons home in MO. We have stayed at many nice motels over the years, however, this one is the most unique, warm, comfortable place on our path. Everything from the welcome to having your vehicle in a garage is so very special.

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Joshua, Texas
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

On our recent trip west, we decided to avoid chain lodging in favor of older properties that we could find on TA or other reviews. The Blue Swallow turned out to be one of the best we chose on this trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I cannot remember the last time I was shown to the door... More 

Thank David E
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We decided to be adventurous and stay at one of the historic motels in Tucumcari. We were not disapointed. Our room (2) was tiny but perfect for us. Spotlessly clean and cozy. The bed is very comfortable! Our host were gracious and helpful- happy give dinner recommendations, take us on a tour, answer our questions and to talk about their... More 

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Provo, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Cute, comfy, clean room and a garage to park in to boot! The owners are so friendly and have kept the historical quaint atmosphere while providing every amenity needed. An informative binder in the room included great historical info and a wonderful travelers prayer that I took a picture of and shared with family and friends. I was SO impressed!... More 

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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: $117 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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