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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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    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
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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owner greeted us on arrival went so far as to park our rental moving truck for us. We got good recommendations on places to eat in Tucumcari. Room was immaculate, and we got a much needed good night's sleep, an the price was very fair. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this Route 66-style motel to others.

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33 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the amenities of home – a king sized bed, parking right in front of the room, in-room coffee maker and fridge, in the ambiance of a restored 1959 motor hotel. Very clean, super-fluffy towels and great sheets. Innkeeper showed us to our room and brought us ice. Really outstanding option for an excellent price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way back from Tioga, Tx to Tijeras, NM - after that long drive it was great to pull into Motel Safari and get a room. We had a chance to stay in the luxury suite, and what an awesome job the owners have done to this room. It was beautiful, spacious, and very clean. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Safari has very clean rooms. The linens were of a very good quality. Owners were very nice and helpful. Would stay again for sure. It was very nice to sit on the patio and visit with other travelers

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Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motel Safari is an excellent place to stay on historic route 66. The rooms are clean and well maintained. We loved the vintage look without the vintage inconvenience. The flat screen TV's were a bonus. We have stayed here at least six times and have never been disappointed with the service or the cleanliness of the rooms. The only problem... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing stay at this motel! We were a little hesitate at first, just because of the look from the street, but once inside our room we were happily surprised! Lady showed us our room and was extremely friendly! The room was very clean and tidy! Vintage styled furniture and decor really made it super cool! We were able... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stay overnight in Tucumcari on the way to Santa Fe each year. The past few times we have stayed at the Motel Safari. It is a great spot and gets a little better every year! The owners are constantly adding some nice touch for their guests. This place is the 1950's classic Route 66 experience all... More

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember traveling Route 66 in the mid-1960s. It's sad that many of the attractions are now gone, but fortunately a few have been revived. The Motel Safari is one such place. It is like stepping back 40-50 yrs. If you want a hotel with all the bells and whistles, this isn't the place for you. But if you want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd trip to Tucumcari, but our first at this hotel. It has been redone with a retro feel. The color scheme is very nice and the rooms look great. The bedding/towels were an AMAZING surprise especially at the price. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This hotel is a gem and a must stay on Route... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic made new, but retro! Clean, quiet and comfortable Motel Safari did not disappoint. The rooms have some of the most comfortable towels and linens I have ever used in a motel and the beds are amazing. The motel has a great area set up outside to sit and relax in the evening and the owners are super nice.... 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): $
Also Known As:
Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari

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MOTEL SAFARI (est. 1959) - A Route 66 Icon for more than 55 years! Welcome to the world famous Motel Safari on historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. Classic motor court lodging with today's modern amenities, squeaky clean rooms and the BEST beds on the Mother Road! We feature: Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, hypoallergenic down pillows, luxury cotton bath linens, premium bath amenities, 32 inch flat panel HDTV's, in-room coffee makers with coffee, free Wi-Fi and great rates. Journey through time and experience road travel the way it used to be, get your kicks on Route 66! ... more   less 
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