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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
  • 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an iconic Route 66 motel which is fun & quirky. Gail was so helpful, giving us lots of leaflets and information about the area. The room was very clean and large. The bed was lovely and the pillows so good! The shower was one of the best we have had so far on our trip. Gail also recommended... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Motel is clean, with very comfortable beds. It is a quintessential motor court furnished in a classic 50's motif. Gail is very friendly and helpful and it is located across the street from the more iconic Blue Swallow Motel. It is a terrific bargain and a classic Route 66 experience. Would stay here again and recommend it to others.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My mother, husband and I stayed here on our way to Arizona and loved it!! The owner was kind and I loved how she walked us to our room and explained everything. The beds were very comfortable! I am a clean freak and I was VERY impressed on how clean it was! The shower was hot And perfect pressure. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If traveling on Route 66 through eastern NM and plan to stay in Tucumcari this is the place to stay. It is very clean inside and out. The owners are very personable, the rates are very reasonable and we love the retro look"

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Temecula, California, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Beautiful place to stay. Staff was friendly so check in was easy and pleasant. The room was small but adequate for 2 adults. Beds were very comfortable. There was a lot of attention to detail. Would definitely stay again.

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Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Travelling on Route 66, this is a clean and very "retro" place to stay. Accommodated us with a room near their PATIO so we could park our 16 foot Scamp trailer while we walked a few blocks to get something to eat. Very comfortable; hope to stop again!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Been there twice and will always stop there if in the area. Clean, friendly, quaint. Love this place, right on Route 66. They have kept the 50's look with the old dial phone (non functioning) and old radio with dial knobs etc... Beds are very comfortable washroom upgraded and clean but kept the old look.

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Mackinaw City
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This hotel has been beautifully updated. It reminded me of the motels I used to stay in when I was a child. (I am in my 60's) It was a small room but very comfortable. Everything was very clean and neat.The beds were very comfortable. It was very reasonably priced. My friend and I are driving Route 66 and this... More 

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Keller, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for the night on our way to Santa Fe. Very friendly staff and clean, comfortable beds, convenient to highway! We loved the historic retro charm with modern conveniences! Highly recommend if you are looking for a cool place to stop with kids!

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Buckeye, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I stayed at this motel on my way to AZ from the east coast as I was moving. This was by far the best and most interesting place I stayed at on the way. When you first see it you are instantly transported back in time just from looking at the exterior. The woman at the desk was very friendly... More 

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