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Motel Safari

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722 East Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a night when we had trouble finding a motel in another city our problem was solved by finding this small gem in Tucumcari, NM. This is a Route 66 motel throwback to the sixties for sure, but it has been upgraded beautifully for comfort that competes well with modern road motels and the price was most reasonable. The proprietor,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved staying here. Lots of retro charm with modern updates like flatscreen TV and big comfy bed. The room was very clean and well appointed. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would come back again. Great way to experience Route 66 and also a really great value.

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New Mexico
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I travel to Tucumcari, NM once or twice a year on business and always stay at Motel Safari. Clean rooms, quiet, very comfortable beds, nice showers and parking in front of your room. The motel host is very nice who opens up your room for you and ensures that everything is up to your expectations. Great value! I highly recommend... More 

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice motel! I have never stayed at a "motel" before but it was a wonderful experience. The host was friendly and made sure she met all of our needs. The AC worked pretty well for the 100 degree heat. The rooms were quiet at night and the TV was nice. It is basically across the street from Motel Safari,... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at Motel Safari the last several years on our way from Dallas out to northern New Mexico/southern Colorado. Has proved to be a consistently clean, pleasant, and comfortable nights stay in Tucumcari. More than affordable rate. We tend to plan our trip around staying in Tucumcari, so that we can stay at the Safari, and eat at Kit's... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this classic Route 66 town its nice to have a place to stay that reflects the glory days of the Mother Road. Motel Safari has the charm and modern conveniences that are a welcome sight after exploring this small town. From the moment I checked in, Gail, the co-owner/manager, made me feel welcome and valued as a guest. My... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided at the last minute to stay in Tucumcari. Honestly we wanted to stay at the Blue Swallow but the were sold out. Turned out to be the best thing. I made the reservation online and maybe 30 minutes later Gail the owner/manager called to confirm the time we would arrive since the office closes at 10pm, and to... More 

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Windham, Maine
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 20 y.o. daughter and I have to leave tomorrow after spending a very pleasant week in this clean, comfortable spot on classic Rte 66. The first couple of days, I was very frustrated with the car rental company , and the folks here were so helpful and kind . After that mess was sorted out , Gail helped me... More 

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Selinsgrove
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through to California and it was a must to stay at an authentic Route 66 motel! What a great stay. The rooms were retro, and so well kept. The manager also gave us recommendations for restaurants and a great map to visit all of the great murals throughout town. Please stop when on Route 66 and experience the history!!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This older motel has been nicely detailed. The murals, and paint job, give it a retro feel that was really enjoyable, and is evidence of the care they have given to the Route 66 heritage in this area, and appeal to the Route 66 crowd. Traveling on motorcycles, we parked in front of our doors. The on-site owner/manager was very... More 

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