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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I loved it here. The room (#10) is compact, but L- shaped which was perfect as I was traveling with my mom whose sleep cycles are different from mine. There were so many fun, cheerful touches throughout. Cameron and Jessica had great suggestions for dinner. I felt instantly welcomed and would love to go again.

1Thank DaisyKatz
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Stayed here for one night and it was one night too long!!!!! OK it's iconic but just driving to it and taking a few pictures is all you need. Didn't find the owner as hospitable as the reviews stated, she stood and talked to us but seemed very disinterested. The room was very small and cramped and not terribly clean,...

3Thank Z3sweetpea
krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

We apologize that we did not live up to your expectations after reading over 950 excellent reviews. We strive everyday to please every guest who walks in the door and most of the time we do that. We are sorry that we didn't meet your expectations. As for the sticky mess from the previous guest, our housekeeper does a fabulous...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2015

A stop over on the way to Tulsa and an echo of a bygone era, the rooms around the courtyard of the motel are from the 50's and 60's but with all the amenities you require for a evening stop over. The owners of the motel are very welcoming and set you up for the evening with directions to local...

1Thank david_fletcher
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Stopped in and tried room #11 this time. The bed was comfy and the room clean. These are not large rooms but comfy for the price. Kevin and Nancy are very nice. They are constantly improving the property. See you next yr. Thanks

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I LOVED the Blue Swallow Motel. The staff was excellent, very friendly, and made you feel right at home. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. Throughout our Route 66 adventure, this was by far our favorite place! I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

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Gainesville, Texas
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This hotel is like stepping back in time!! We decided to stay on Route 66 and what a delight it was to stay here. We called ahead and they did have a room. We were only here 1 night, but felt like we had known Kevin and Nancy for a long time. They were so friendly and made us feel...

1Thank aandpyoung
krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We do try to treat all of our guests like family, so that you can have a comfortable and restful night here. In days gone by, the Blue Swallow advertised as "your home away from home", and we try to live up to that every day. Thanks, and hope you will visit...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Have stayed here numerous times and through 3 owners. Rte 66 is alive & well complete with great neon lights for photos. Left item behind, called, and sure nuff found & I got on my return. New owners Kevin & Nancy are great & neat items added for "souvies". Baseball hats--terrific! Must call in advance to get reservations here. Very...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This beautifully renovated and lovingly kept motel is a walk back in time. We did book ahead even though it was early in the season and glad we did. Room 3 is delightful - the chenille bedspread, old dial phone, Tiffany style lamps, comfortable armchair and period style pictures were wonderful. Management/staff are friendly and helpful and went out of...

Thank Tina M
Matera, Italy
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We decided to spend 1 night here, while travelling along Route 66 and we're happy we did! Kevin was so nice, he even showed us the room before accepting our booking! And the room was amazing: everything was just the same as it was in the 1930's! The furniture, the lamps, the bathroom, everything threw us back in time...And the...

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McHenry, Illinois
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Every time we visit the Blue Swallow, we are treated with courtesy, respect and small town hospitality. If you want a car positioned under the canopy for a keepsake photo, Kevin will do his best to accommodate you. If there aren't enough pillows or blankets in your room, Nancy will bring more right to your door. That's the way it...

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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 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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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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