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Blue Swallow Motel

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Reviewed 27 March 2015

We have stayed here several times and the owners have become like family. Some people we have met because of the Blue Swallow are now friends of ours. We even had a "reunion" at the motel to see people we have met while staying there. Even if you haven't stayed there before, you will feel very welcome. The rooms are...

2Thank Mamasans
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Reviewed 26 March 2015

On recommendation from a friend, my husband and I stayed at the Blue Swallow in the Lillian Redmond Suite. We were totally delighted with the entire motor court. I even bought a keychain and postcards for keepsakes! The bed was super comfy and the claw foot tub was awesome. Bath salts and handmade soap was a bonus. The lobby was...

1Thank Gardengirl2006
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 24 March 2015

One of the best mom and pop motels ever, if not the best we've ever stayed in. Beds and bedding equate to the best hotels. Had a wonderful night's rest. Found this motel by chance, but if you are looking for a room to book before you leave home, put this one on your list! If you are traveling on...

Thank Pamela K
Cisco, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We have stayed at this motel twice and can not wait to go again. If you want a step back in time with great comfort and style this is the place to go. The owners Kevin and Nancy are very helpful and kind people. You will feel at home from the first step into the office. Beds and comfortable and...

Thank Dora H
Kerrville, Texas
Reviewed 24 March 2015

What a great place to stay on Route 66! We had a room with an adjoining garage - special. This is what travel used to be like. The rooms are small, but adequate. Much better than any modern hotel. This is a Route 66 icon. A rare travel court experience.

Thank swannzee
Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 21 March 2015

I have travelled extensively all of my life. I have owned a travel agency and recommended lodging for my clients. I have held top level loyalty accounts at two major hotel chains. This is the first time I have ever bought a T-Shirt (that I wear all of the time) or postcards to remember such a great experience. I was...

Thank LucyLou54
Napa, California
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Nostalgic Route 66 gem. Super comfortable beds. Great linens and towels. We arrived on a cold and snowy night so having the room all warm and lights on was a nice touch. Super friendly and helpful owners. Dinner at Dels also really good.

1Thank JJ2sail
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Such a cute spot! Quaint, clean rooms & Kevin was very accommodating during the booking. Served it's purpose of wary travelers needing to rest & my kids got a taste of Route 66. Comfy beds are all we really needed & we got those for sure! The larger rooms were booked but we got 2 next to each other for...

2Thank BeyondDallas
krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, and so glad you enjoyed your stay! Nancy has gone to great lengths to make sure our mattresses and bedding are the most comfortable you will find anywhere. Hope you will join us again, if your travels should bring you to Tucumcari again in the future. Happy Trails, Kevin

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We were traveling across country from Cincinnati, Ohio and the weather was a real concern for us since snow and freezing rain were forecast for much of our week of travel. We opted to swing north from our planned southern route to miss the snow and ice, and considered staying overnight in Tucumcari, New Mexico. I checked-in with Trip Advisor...

1Thank 1lacrosse
Kansas City
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We loved this old motor court. It was clean and warm and comfortable. The heater was a bit noisy when it kicked on and off but overall we enjoyed our stay. I'd like to stay there in the warmer months when we can sit outside and talk to those in the neighboring rooms. It was a fun place to stay...

Thank Deborah I
krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay, and you are right, there is nothing quite like sitting out on a warm evening under the glow of the neon lights. Most people do find the occasional ticking of the gas furnaces a less obnoxious alternative to the blowing, noisy hot air of most other hotels. Thanks for staying with us! Kevin & Nancy

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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 

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Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: $125 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms have a garage. Great for the 2 wheel crowd.”
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