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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Motel on Route 66. Great sized room with dressing area leading to bathroom. Extremely clean with comfortable bed. This is an old style motel but that's Route 66 - as I was travelling by bus was picked up and dropped off - thanks so much

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little gem to stay at it has all you need while your there, has great service, it is a slightly older hotel but this does not detract from the charm, coffee in rooms microwave and fridge, movie channels,and free WiFi..Mike the owner wonderful person cannot do enough for you, this is the only hotel in the town...

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norborne
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had called ahead to book room. Told him we would be in at 8:00. Told him we had to have a non-smoking room. When we got there he gave us room 103. The key to the room would not work & even his master key would would not work. So he put us in room 101 of which the...

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mawais53, General Manager at Tristar Inn Xpress, responded to this review

With all due respect, the room you stayed in #101 is strictly a Non-Smoking room and there is no stale smoke smell or any other smell at all.

Arizona
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't know the Tristar Inn Xpress was open. We need a place stay in Tucumcari that took pets. I read the reviews so we decided to take a chance. What a pleasant surprise. Mike who checked us in was very helpful. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The only problem is the air. If you are...

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I changed hotel booking in this cross country trip and was unsure if it would be good. I sent a request to the hotel to NOT have a polyester bed spread. The owner Mike emailed me directly and he removed the spread and placed an extra cotton top sheet on our bed. The out side of the motel may not...

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mawais53, General Manager at Tristar Inn Xpress, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Tristar Inn Xpress.

Phoenix, United States
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and I thought we would drive straight thru to Tulsa from Phoenix. We found we needed to rest somewhere and we were close to Tucumcari. I had stayed at the Tristar about a year ago by myself and was pleased....and it's inexpensive. Wife was a little skeptical. Mike the innkeeper of course had a room and it was...

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Thank you for staying at Tristar Inn Xpress.

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Very rustic location to stay. I picture this hotel to once be a booming place to stay for the night during an era when a travelers only choice west was on Route 66. The interstate has bypassed all that. The town itself appears to also be an aging and crumbling memory of prospering days past with vacated properties upon vacated...

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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

May 17 2016 Stayed one night. Mike is great. Loved visiting with him at his bar and the young men playing pool. Room was great and the beds were very comfortable. Would stay again. It was quiet and clean. No complaints.

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Yosemite National Park, California
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Travelling from Winslow, Arizona to Amarillo, I didn't know where to stop off the I40. Tucumcari came up, and by this time I needed to stop. I was very lucky and pulled in to the tristar to meet the owner Mike. A great, honest, hardworking fellow. Got a great price in a great room with anything you might need, the...

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The room was clean but it does really need updating. Cracks around the fixtures and a mustiness are a few of the issues. The staff however is very helpful and eager to please. Huge selection in the bar for such an out of the way town and I had fun playing "stump the bartender " with another couple.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Caravan Xpress Grill
Caravan Xpress Grill
Cuisines: Italian
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable guestrooms on historic Route 66 with a pool in the summer and an on site bar! Whatever you need, we've got it all and for an affordable price. Spacious guestrooms with king and queen size beds available, recliners in some rooms, satellite TV with multiple premium channels, FREE Wi-Fi, parking, on-line reservations and an outdoor pool available during summer months. We're also close to area attractions, entertainment and shopping. Within walking distance to the New Mexico Route 66 Museum and the Tucumcari Convention Center. So sit back and relax at our hotel or enjoy the night out at our on site bar, the Caravan. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tristar Inn Xpress

Address: 1302 W Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3327
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: $68 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tristar Inn Xpress 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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“hi the hotel is old but well worth a stay rooms nice and clean bed was great had a good night sleep”
 of 5 bubbles roncarol, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure he is available prior to getting into your room”
 of 5 bubbles 40pattyc, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check out the room before you pay.”
 of 5 bubbles DarrylL833, 19 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in room 118 - very dated. According to one reviewer they had a room that was updated. I should have asked for a updated room.”
 of 5 bubbles 922suzic, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Just tell Mike what you are looking for.”
 of 5 bubbles FancyGeomancy, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
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