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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this motel. Great price, clean and comfortable. We booked a king bed room on the road about 2 hours away. We received a phone call making sure we had directions...very nice. The one thing I thought was a little odd was that when we got there I unloaded my 4 month old from the car and as I... More 

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Edmond, OK
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pictures on the website don't do this place justice. Beautiful carpet, king bed with luxury linens, fresh paint and the best towels we've ever had in any hotel. It was exceptionally clean and the bed and pillows were high quality. The manager/owner even showed us the room when we checked in. It was quiet; it was the end of... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice motel. Found it to be very clean and newly refurbished. Owner was helpful in giving recommendations as to dinner choices and also explaining room features. Loved the old replica radio that was playing as we walked into the room. Very nice feature. Very inviting and comfortable. Would stay again!

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home south jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice to see an old motel from the 50's that's not a broken-down fleabag. Nothing fancy; it is, after all, a motel. I second the "clean and comfy" review. The room number plaques on the doors are in the shape of the US route signs; cute. No breakfast, though. I reserved because of a recommendation in the book "Road... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night on a Route 66 road trip. The motel itself is obviously dated, but it's been kept up nicely. The paint is fresh, the linens are new, and it felt clean and comfy. When we checked in, we were shown personally to the room, told about any idiosyncrasies we might encounter (a few of the plugs only worked... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place if you're just looking for a place to spend the night - which most people are. The beds were alright. My left hip hurt the next morning. It was definitely quiet here - it was a Tuesday night, raining, and there were only maybe two other occupants there. My biggest gripe is that there were... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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