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Motel Safari

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722 East Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful surprise. This great motel is modern clean and very comfortable. It was perfect stop after several hours on the road. Lovely quality bedding comfortable bed. Had a great sleep just what was needed. If ever we were in the area would definitely stay here again.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Perfect after a long drive, clean, comfy. One of the original Route 66 motels in true Googie style. Friendly owners. Updated but still has all the mid-century charm. Free wifi and flat screen tvs. Kids loved it. Owners have lots of recommendations for breakfast and dining. Highly recommended!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When approaching this motel from the west on Rte 66 we passed by some abandoned gas stations, restaurants and hotels which made me wonder what I had gotten us into. Surprise! a beautifully maintained older motel and an amazing room. We stayed in the newly renovated Wanda Jackson suite - gorgeous décor and totally unique. The bed was great and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My sister and brother-in-law always stay at Motel Safari when they travel through and recommended this motel to me. This motel was squeaky clean, the beds were fabulous, (much, much better than the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Maryland for example), and was just overall a very nice place to stay. When I travel through Tucumcari again, there's no decision on... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is an old Rt 66 motel. The age doesn't matter. Well kept. Modern conveniences. Wonderful ownership that makes you feel welcome. I stayed in the Wanda Jackson room, which is a king suite. It had a suite layout with a large screen TV. My friend had a king room, which was equivalent except for the size and smaller TV.... More 

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North Hero, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

After 11 hours on the road, we wanted a great place to spend the night. The Safari was all that and more. The owner was very friendly and the room clean and uniquely retro with a super comfy mattress. What more could you ask for.....

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Gayle (Owner) is very pleasent and owns / manages a superbly authentic clean, well appointed, air con, Tv, tea / coffee, well sited motel on the high road at Tucumcari. A choise of good restaurants within walking distance and Circle K store / gas station at the end of the road for wine / beer supply!! Great stay would thoroughly... More 

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Los Osos, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Blue Swallow was booked the night we were driving through. After reading some reviews on Motel Safari we booked it. AWESOME!! No its not Route 66 nostalgia, but is is exceptionally clean, beds are bliss, desk staff is excellent. This motel almost doesn't belong in Tucumcari. Built in 1959, this ex-Best Western is great. HIGHLY recommended. After you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. The whole town is a hidden treasure. This hotel was recommended by the dinosaur museum. They said it had the most comfortable beds, and they were right. Comfortable mattress, nice soft sheets and comforter. It was very clean and quiet. And you can't beat the price.

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N. Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We were traveling east on Route 66 and found the Motel Safari on Tripadvisor. I booked the reservation on line @ the motel website. Before we arrived, we received a call from the motel to inquire if we needed any help with directions and to check what time we would arrive. When we arrived and registered, we were led to... More 

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