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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This motel is like a step back in time. This was the most relaxing stay I think I have ever had at a motel. The motel room is very small compared to what you would think of today but it has everything you could need. There is a rotary dial phone, what a blast from the past! The bathroom is... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us, and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Tucumcari, and hope you will come again soon! In the meantime, always take time to smell the roses! Sincerely, The Muellers (Cameron, Jessica, Kevin, and Nancy) More 

Arlington, VA
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573 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to try this authentic Route 66 motel, built in 1939. The rooms are small and definitely a throwback. Staying here is a reminder of how motels were in the early decades of motor travel through the 1960s. Certainly this one has lots of personality and owners who are really enthusiastic about it. They have maintained the charm and... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed description of your experience with us. Just wanted to clarify one area, regarding the number of electrical outlets in our rooms. Unlike many historic properties, the Blue Swallow has received electrical upgrades that include numerous outlets in each room. Every bathroom has a GFCI outlet for shavers or blow-dryers (most... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the true highlights of our Route 66 adventure! One of the true old motels on the Route we had booked well in advance and were not to be disappointed. The owners and other guests alike were very friendly and welcoming to a couple of guys from England. The rooms were simple but comfortable and although now... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends and I were driving Route 66 and wanted to spend a night in this iconic motel on the way thru. I wanted 4 rooms so decided to call from our home in Australia just to make sure everything went smoothly. It was actually after hours when the call went thru but Cameron helped me out with the booking and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Nancy, Kevin, Jessica, and Cameron,the wonderful team of the Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari on route 66 : Your motel was a memorable stop on our road trip. We immediately fell in love and appreciate it even greater now, back home. It was indeed as if stepping into Edgar Hopper or Norman Rockwell painting! Well noted and appreciated you are... More 

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Sherwood Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique motel with a garage with each room. The staff were very friendly and even provided micro fibre cloths to wipe down our motorcycles. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. Enjoyed our stay.

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kutztown, pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling the Mother Road you must stay at the Blue Swallow!! It is indeed lovingly restored and just plain fun. Get there early enough to sit out in front of your room and share road warrior stories with fellow travelers--notice I said travelers not tourists because it is a special breed that takes the road less traveled.... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari was one of the highlights of a Route 66 photography road trip with two friends. This motel has been restored and is so charming. The couple who own it were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this as the place to stay in Tucumcari.

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in mid-October. Had only planned on 1 night, but found it so delightful, we extended the stay. The motel is exactly as described - lots of neon, extremely clean, wonderful owners, etc. We stayed here and used it as home base for traveling Route 66 into Texas (Amarillo) and New Mexico. Not only are the... More 

2 Thank paintby
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel awesome vintage feel! Nice comfortable clean rooms that still appeal to the history of this vintage hotel!!! staff was friendly and overall awesome! If you are ever in Tucumcari you need to stay here!

Thank Thomas W

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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: $126 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Tell Kevin what you need and he'll match you up with the best choice”
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“Any room. They are all great.”
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“All rooms are good here, all about preference.”
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“All rooms have a garage. Great for the 2 wheel crowd.”
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“There are only 12 rooms so book as early as possible.”
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