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Blue Swallow Motel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My husband and I picked this motel out of our Route 66 travel guide and were so glad we did. The bed was super comfy, the family that owns the motel were extremely nice and accommodating, price was a great value, and the motels neon lights and murals made for an iconic Route 66 stay. Highly recommend!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amid two months of travelling across America and staying in a variety of accommodation this one will be remembered. Authentic, spotlessly clean, excellent service, interesting other guests. We are not avid Route 66 travellers or car/bike fanatics, but have followed and I thought I might feel like a fraud, but this place is perfect to make you feel part of...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want your kids to really get a feeling for the setting of the movie Cars, here's the place. They can experience a little of the old Route 66, while seeing how their grandparents (or perhaps great-grandparents) traveled a while back. We had a lovely stay at the Blue Swallow Motel. Two generations of family welcomed us (with a...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to book a room at the Blue Swallow Motel. Upon check-in, the owner personally showed us the room and explained a little of the history of the property and how he and his wife came to own it. The room was clean and comfortable, although my husband (who is 6'4") found the...

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Norman, Oklahoma
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the individual garages (with murals!), to the rotary dial phones, to the bedside reading material, this is a step back in time. Owners/Hosts Kevin and Nancy bend over backwards to give you an authentic "Route 66" experience without breaking your wallet. The rooms are cozy, the beds comfy, the outdoor chairs great for relaxing and watching the sunset and...

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want modern luxury, this is not your hotel. But if you want a friendly greeting and a nostalgic 50's motel this is your place. If you are in Tucumcari I highly recommend this as a clean and interesting place to stay, you won't regret it.

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Right on, and could not agree more! We aren't a Hilton, and NEVER want to be! However, we believe it is important to point out that we have gone to great lengths to make sure our beds are the most comfortable on the road (many say better than their mattress at home!), our sheets are 600-thread count, and our towels...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute place! Comfortable accommodations and friendly people. Quiet and cozy. Make sure you step outside after dark to see all of the neon, and maybe there will even be a fire in the fire pit. 👍🏼

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Drummond, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the absolute pleasure of staying one night in this little gem on Route 66. My son and I stayed in the 2 room Redman Suite, named after a former, long-time owner. The bed was very comfortable and the claw foot bathtub was charming. Our host was very friendly and helpful. Don't pass up the chance to step back in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to be transported in time, look no further than the Blue Swallow Motel. Super friendly staff. Super friendly doggies.Beautiful and comfortable rooms. The attention to detail and love that has been put into this unique motel is amazing. I highly recommend getting a Rt. 66 soda and sitting outside your room in the patio chairs and...

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Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough how awesome this motel is! Love the restoration and how the owners are keeping it true to the payday of Route 66. Super friendly, warm and welcoming..Exactly what you would expect! The room was clean and decor just added to the stay! Must stop and stay for anyone traveling the mother road!

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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: $127 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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“Each room is unique & decorated in a vintage style”
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“Book early for warm-weather stays - they fill up FAST!”
 of 5 bubbles HarveyStone2014, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have a special request, just call the Blue Swallow directly. They are great to work with and will accommodate you if they can.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarakouba, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms have been great, mirror space is a premium if several people are trying to get ready at once.”
 of 5 bubbles F2958VHjuliek, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Family Suite. 2 bedrooms. 3 beds. If there's more than three of you traveling, it's great.”
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