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Blue Swallow Motel

Travelers' Choice award winner
815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Blue Swallow Motel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I LOVED the Blue Swallow Motel. The staff was excellent, very friendly, and made you feel right at home. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. Throughout our Route 66 adventure, this was by far our favorite place! I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

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Gainesville, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is like stepping back in time!! We decided to stay on Route 66 and what a delight it was to stay here. We called ahead and they did have a room. We were only here 1 night, but felt like we had known Kevin and Nancy for a long time. They were so friendly and made us feel... More 

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We do try to treat all of our guests like family, so that you can have a comfortable and restful night here. In days gone by, the Blue Swallow advertised as "your home away from home", and we try to live up to that every day. Thanks, and hope you will visit... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have stayed here numerous times and through 3 owners. Rte 66 is alive & well complete with great neon lights for photos. Left item behind, called, and sure nuff found & I got on my return. New owners Kevin & Nancy are great & neat items added for "souvies". Baseball hats--terrific! Must call in advance to get reservations here. Very... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautifully renovated and lovingly kept motel is a walk back in time. We did book ahead even though it was early in the season and glad we did. Room 3 is delightful - the chenille bedspread, old dial phone, Tiffany style lamps, comfortable armchair and period style pictures were wonderful. Management/staff are friendly and helpful and went out of... More 

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Matera, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend 1 night here, while travelling along Route 66 and we're happy we did! Kevin was so nice, he even showed us the room before accepting our booking! And the room was amazing: everything was just the same as it was in the 1930's! The furniture, the lamps, the bathroom, everything threw us back in time...And the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit the Blue Swallow, we are treated with courtesy, respect and small town hospitality. If you want a car positioned under the canopy for a keepsake photo, Kevin will do his best to accommodate you. If there aren't enough pillows or blankets in your room, Nancy will bring more right to your door. That's the way it... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful night at the Blue Swallow reliving our childhood. It has been restored to its 1950s splendor--great attention to detail. Nancy and Kevin are wonderful hosts and make sure you have an authentic "road" experience. They'll even share wine glasses because, according to Nancy, "No one should have to drink wine out of a plastic glass." We... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a nice hotel. Such memories it brought back. Wonderful family running it. Well worth the money, which wasn't much! Would definitely recommend and stay again. Great stay and fun. Next time we are coming through with the kids.

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Shorewood, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay for those that are doing Route 66 or want to see the type of place your parents or grand parents may of stayed at in the early days of cross country travel. The rooms small but quaint and comfortable. The current owners are very friendly as having just relocated from Michigan, If you... More 

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Malden, Missouri
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here one night on our way to the Grand Canyon from the midwest. We had driven by it over the years but were never able to stay so this time I planned the trip around a night here. We arrived mid afternoon and Nancy checked us in. We were also greeted by Bessie, their dog.... More 

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