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Blue Swallow Motel

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Room & Suite (380)
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Try something different tonight! 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, and retain an authentic feel from the heyday of route 66 travel. Premium creature comforts including ultra-comfortable mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Many of the 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Free airport transportation
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Telephone
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Green
Languages Spoken
English
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mudcatjp wrote a review Dec 2023
Sewell,NJ3 contributions
What a great place. Like stepping back in time but everything updated. I would recommend room 14 if you want a quiet room with two beds. Everything about this place is excellent and as a bonus, the owner Rob makes a great cup of coffee. Owners live in an apartment behind the office so they are very hands on. Highly recommend the Blue Swallow even if you have to gout of your way to get there. Classic Route 66 motor court.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tina C wrote a review Nov 2023
Arnold, United Kingdom78 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in our route 66 trip. Had a wonderful time sitting out in the afternoon listening to the music. Similarly in the evening with a beer. Had such a good vibe. One of the best stays on our whole trip Cool souvenirs on sale as well
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gearguy55 wrote a review Oct 2023
38 contributions21 helpful votes
Just might be the best place that I ever stayed! Not the biggest, not the fanciest but the most iconic. Original Route 66 charm, awesome owners and you will meet some of the best people ever by sitting in the motor court. Safe and close to resturants. I will now make a point to come back just to stay here!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maryann g wrote a review Oct 2023
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Such a cool cool place!!from the owners to the room to the music played while sitting outside enjoying a drink! I would most definitely stay here again! Rooms were clean! Beds were comfortable. Laundry facilities available.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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TrailBlazer48240 wrote a review Oct 2023
Dallas, Texas2 contributions
This motel is fun overnight stay. Much nicer than cookie cutter options. Each unit with own garage and outdoor seating area. Easy to meet fellow travelers from all over country and even Europe. Clean comfortable and cozy.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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six2win wrote a review Sept 2023
Knoxville, Tennessee4 contributions2 helpful votes
I don’t even know where to begin, this place is a must stop for the evening. You will meet friends you never knew here as you sit outside and listen to the streaming music. The owners will personally show you to the room and you can park your car in the garage by it. You can listen to the radio stream about the place, or make a phone call on a rotary phone, which is a party line! And the bed was the most comfortable bed I’ve slept on in my whole weeks worth or trip so far. Don’t miss this stop for the evening, if you can get in!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jegmag wrote a review Sept 2023
Pottstown, Pennsylvania80 contributions31 helpful votes
This motel is so cute and so well kept — in the 50’s with a dial phone! Even chenille bed spreads. The owners take great pride in the property and it shows. You are escorted to your room and told a little about it as well as about the motel. Most units have a little garage space. The owner even cleaned out a space with a concrete floor for some bikers to park under cover. Everything is done right here and the neon is great!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Martin wrote a review Sept 2023
Chelmsford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Authentic rooms and friendly owners made our stay a delight and essential for those wishing to enjoy the history and style of Route 66. Personal touch made for an enjoyable stay, sitting outside of an evening under the neon lights sharing stories with other travellers undertaking Route 66
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret M wrote a review Sept 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom151 contributions176 helpful votes
So glad we decided to stay in this iconic motel, and glad we chose the Lilian Redmond suite as it had a separate lounge area. All the furniture is a real blast from the past right down to an old dressing table and candle wick bedspread. The wifi isn’t the best, but we were only there for one night. We really enjoyed sitting outside in the courtyard in the evening chatting to the other guests, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a washer and dryer on-site (though I actually hung our stuff on the outdoor line to dry as it was really warm and windy). Cost is only five dollars. Thanks to Robert and Dawn who are really trying to make a go of the Blue Swallow…so nice to see it doing well when others nearby have closed down.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Buck.Swafford wrote a review Aug 2023
Fogelsville, Pennsylvania57 contributions20 helpful votes
This place has had it's up's and down's since it was built in 1939. It's a great story that you will have to get from Robert ... the current owner. All of the rooms with their garages have been restored and are beautiful. It is obviously a labor of love. Seeing this place at nite with all of the neon is unforgettable.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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AU$206 - AU$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United StatesNew MexicoTucumcari
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Swallow Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Nearby attractions include Murals of Tucumcari (1.1 km), Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory (0.7 km), and Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Swallow Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watson's Bbq, Kix on 66, and Del's Restaurant.
Does Blue Swallow Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Swallow Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Blue Swallow Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Swallow Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Is Blue Swallow Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.