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Blue Swallow Motel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great trip to another era”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

I enjoyed the room, small but cute and comfortable. It was just such a trip to be there in that time frame again. The restaurant referrals were perfect, I got to meet the muralist, and I was reminded of the annular eclipse. So it became a visit with a variety of personal experiences.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

the rooms are clean, the beds are the most comfortable that i have slept in and the best thing about the blue swallow is Kevin & Nancy they are some of the best people that I have ever met.
if you go thru tucumcari and dont stop than you have missed a truley awesome experiance.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

My daughter and I stayed here on a drive from Phoenix to our home in Minnesota. Being a Route 66 nut, I had read all about the Blue Swallow on the various Route 66 websites. It is THE quintessential Route 66 motel! If nostalgia is your thing, this is the place to stay. I loved it and my daughter loved it. The rooms are clean and well appointed. The beds are very comfortable. Every room has a garage so you can park your car inside for the night! You will never find that at the Marriott Courtyard. Stepping into the room is like stepping back in time to the mid fifties. I clearly remember staying at places like this with my parents back int he late 50's. It was awesome. The owners took us on a tour and provided a bit of history of the place. I would drive by one thousand Hilton's to stay here again!

Room Tip: We stayed in 15 and it was perfect, my guess is they are all perfect.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

The owners have done a great job of turning a has-been into the best place to stay in Tucumcari. The rooms are spotless, the beds very comfortable, and if you drive a small car or ride a Harley, you can even have a garage.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a really great place to stay, very clean and very nice people.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Duarte, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Kevin and Nancy are cool!
They were like concierge services at the big hotels. Their remodel of the Rte 66 motel was bright and colorful. The rooms were historically appointed and comfortable. We had the one room in the complex with a fold out single which I slept in and even IT was comfortable! I liked the dirt driveway and chairs everywhere for visiting people on their trips.

It was worth the 17 hours from LA to our room!

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Whether you're a fan of the "Mother Road" or not you will love this place. I stayed with my wife and son for one night. Everything was immaculately clean, spacious, and the hosts were very accommodating and friendly. Some other patrons that we met didn't even know what Rt. 66 was but commented how they will definitely be back... as will we.

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Property: Blue Swallow Motel
Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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