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Blue Swallow Motel

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get tired of staying in chain box motels, so I recently booked a night at the Blue Swallow. It was a treat, and about as far from Hotel X Suites Express etc. as you can imagine. The rooms are restored, and only modestly updated, to look and feel like the Route 66 motor lodges of the 50s. The beds...

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to stay the night. The fantastic staff walk you to your room So clean, we just melted into the comfortable bed. We will stay again. Dels is a wonderful close restaurant. A wonderful town to spend the night.

Thank Linda R
Fullerton, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the Blue Swallow Motel through TripAdvisor and Yelp, my "go-to" reviewing sites/apps for finding the "perfect" hotel. At the top of the list in Tucumcari is a quaint, throwback motel called the Blue Swallow Motel. Sadly, we only needed the motel for a night; however, what transpired there in that one night shows the value of this place....

Thank ethansmom00
West Newton, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little room just as described. One of the last privately owned motels left on route 66. Not only do they pay attention to the historic details, but to all the things that make this a personal stay. Owners and their family are right there all the time - they do everything themselves and are dedicated to giving great service.

Thank Paula B
Flint, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great motel! We stayed in the suite and it reminded me of a small replica of my grandparent's home - right down to the chenille bedspread and claw-footed bathtub. The working rotary phone was an extra delight! The owners were so friendly - they showed us our room before we ever checked-in - that just does not happen...

Thank ddevillers2016
Apalachicola Fl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must stay here. Murals in the attached garages are amazing. Original rotary phones. Good beds and linens. Friendly owners and official greeter (golden retriever). A must on a Route 66 odyssey. Good coffee and conversation in the office in the am.

Thank gypsy32320
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little roadside hotel, dating back to the glory days of Route 66. Kevin (the owner), and Max (his cat) were very hospitable, and rightly proud of this neat little inn. Period furnishings, mixed with modern conveniences make this a great place to stay.

Thank mxbailey
International Falls, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Take a step back in time by spending a night or two in this extremely comfortable motel! The rooms are small but back in the day that's the way it was. The owners are very personable and friendly. Our room had two really comfortable beds, was very clean and was decorated in a 1950's type style. VERY COOL and we...

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A gem among classic independent roadside motels, largely for the way the retro vibe has been carefully maintained but made to suit modern tastes and expectations. The rooms are small but clean and full of character. The owner-operator family is friendly, knowledgeable and responsive to guests. A great find and memorable stay on this stretch of historic Route 66.

Thank Goldilocks420
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I showed up without a reservation and they couldn't have been nicer. Room was small and cozy but perfect for just me. It was clean and comfortable. Loved the look and feel of the place. The owners suggested a place called Del's for dinner down the street which was outstanding (think Wisconsin supper club). Would stay here again, it was...

Thank HKutz

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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 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
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“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
“There is one larger room with a large free-standing bathtub. A nice feature after a long day's drive.”
 of 5 bubbles 110barryb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet, quaint, and quirky.”
 of 5 bubbles ethansmom00, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would think all rooms (there are only 14) would be great!!”
 of 5 bubbles 168laurieh, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tell Kevin what you need and he'll match you up with the best choice”
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 of 5 bubbles X-NYr, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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