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722 East Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Motel Safari
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

EVERY time I am in Tucumcari, I stay at the Motel Safari. The rooms are retro style and the beds are simply the best beds on Route 66! It is a very clean property and right on the heart of Route 66. It is a nice change of pace from the 'chain' hotels and motels most usually stay at. They... More 

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Altadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I drive to OK every year to visit his family and generally Tucumcari is our last overnight stay. We've stayed at Motel Safari twice and have been VERY pleased with the stay and would always stay there again. Tucumcari fascinates me as a glimpse into the wonderful past of the American Road Trip (my favorite way to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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170 reviews 170 reviews
85 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Safari was brought back to life several years ago but, while I've driven and walked by the place a few times, this was my first stay. Modern amenities with enough 1960s flavor to satisfy nostalgia hunters on cruising Route 66.

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los angeles
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tumcumcari is a fascinating place, ravaged by the decimation of Route 66 but struggling valiantly to come back around. The Safari is a great example of a vintage motel being restored with modern comforts yet retaining its original charm. Service was very sweet and the room and bed were extraordinarily comfortable. Hopefully efforts like this will put this hard luck... More 

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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are looking to stay at a reasonably priced, well maintained motel run by wonderful people while on route 66. Then you should definitely stay at Motel Safari. You get the feel of traveling back in time but with the comforts of today. I highly recommend this motel.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed at the Motel Safari in mid-October, as a way point in a trip between home and Santa Fe. The facility is a restored 1950's-era motel, with evidence that a lot of time and effort had been placed into revitalizing the mid-century modern architectural details, and anyone who likes the space-age era Googie or Doo Wop styles will dig... More 

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marssl
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43 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Staying here was really fun. We planned to stop here for the night while traveling on I-40. They have managed to maintain a vintage feel while updating the furnishings. Room was spotless. The desk clerk was very friendly. It turned what would have otherwise been a boring overnight stay into a memorable experience.

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Limerick, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Motel safari is awesome! The rooms were perfect the hotel was exactly what we expected from a Route 66 point if view and we were not disappointed! The lady was very nice when we arrived early for check in, we came at 11.am and I don't think they check in until 3 but she let us check in no problem!... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I made the mistake of making a reservation early in the day( Leaving Las Vegas) expecting to arrive around 7:30 pm , due to unforeseen circumstances and too many gas stops, my GPS put me there at 9:50, 10 minutes before closing of the front desk. Needless to say I was exceeding the posted speed limit to make sure I... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is adorable and indeed, had THE most comfortable bed we'd slept in on our 2 week route 66 tour. The book said they were Sealy Posturpedic mattress toppers and now I know why people buy those things...divine! The billboard said the rooms were "Squeaky Clean" and that was no lie either. I loved the retro wall designs and... More 

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Address: 722 East Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Family Hotel in Tucumcari

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