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Corydon, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are normally skeptical of small family run motels. However, my sister in law and girlfriend had stopped here enroute to California on Rte 66. Had so much fun. Owners dubbed them Thelma and Louise. Told us we should stop on the way back home. (They drove her car out from Indiana and flew home. we flew out and drove... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we booked well in advance, as when we arrived to check-in, there were two people standing in line before they opened trying to get a room. It's everything you expect and then some. We were pleasantly surprised when they started a bonfire as the sun went down. Grab a cup a coffee in the morning and enjoy the smell... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival we me the owners and were shown our room BEFORE we checked in. We were told if there were any problems they wanted to address them first. There were no problems. Every room has a garage and for those on 2 wheels (like we were) having a garage is important. The owners let us know of some good... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a large, modern hotel room, stay elsewhere. If you are interested in a very well maintained, comfortable piece of history run by very friendly, helpful owners, this place is for you.

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Lawndale, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife stayed at the Blue Swallow in 1957 when her family moved from New York to California. They went to Chicago, Illinois first so they could drive the entire Route 66. It looked exactly like she remembered it on the outside. What she did not remember were the murals in the garages and on the outside wall. The interior... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed just one night while traveling through Tucumcari and it was a great night! Fun historic hotel on Route 66 was just what we needed after a long drive back from Sedona. The hosts were so friendly and helpful and the hotel has more charm than imaginable! Rooms are small but authentic and VERY clean. The fun family atmosphere here... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was really an iconic Route 66 landmark and a must place to stay on Route 66. The room was small, but clean and comfortable and I loved the sitting area in front of room. Unfortunately our room didn't have the the garage. We stopped to overnight in Tucumcari only because of Blue Swallow Motel.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay at the Blue Swallow with our Route 66 tour group. The owners were wonderful. They have taken great pride in the remodel of the motel. The detail to what this motel was in the old days was great. Even down to how to use a rotary phone. The extra touches such as campfire and smores... More 

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Glensted Mo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While making our western U.S. trip, we planned a one night stay at the Blue Swallow. It is a very nice vintage '60's motel, with all correct decor. It is a destination stop for Rt. 66 travelers. While we were there we met a couple traveling the entire Rt. 66 corridor in a 1949 Buick Special, which was restored to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've wanted to stay here for years, but it was always booked. We made a reservation this time and this motel totally lived up and surpassed my expectations! Very cute, clean and comfy. We used the vintage phone to order some food from down the street. Brought back some great memories! We did sit outside and chatted with some neighbors... 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: $125 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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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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