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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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Done in the Doo-wop or Googie style of the 1950s, it has been fully restored and is a gem. The price is right, too. It's on the old Route 66 strip and so is an easy walk to other businesses on the street, some renovated, some still vacant. There has been a lot of work done to get the wonderful... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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 November 20, 2014

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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari

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