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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Blue Swallow Motel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out of our way over spring break to stay at the Blue Swallow. I had known about it for years, and we finally had the chance to go. It was even better than I had hoped. The owners are so friendly. He walked us to our room and showed us around, then handed us the key. We stayed... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Swallow Motel is such an iconic Route 66 motel that I felt like I went back in time, very cool. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly and the room was super comfortable and historic in feel. Just a real pleasure. It was a freezing night but I was toasty and in bliss. Thanks Cameron for your excellent... More 

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Oklahoma City, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay was truly like staying with family. We got stuck in Tucumcari due to a snowstorm, and my friend found Blue Swallow on Yelp. We called, made a reservation, and arrived. We got to our really nice, comfortable, warm room and we were hungry, so Jessica, one of the owners, called a local restaurant, who came and picked us... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, excellent place. Friendly owners, great touch, brilliant rooms...I cannot explain enough how brilliant this place is. I'd move in permanently if I could! - Made to feel special in this well kept piece of route 66 heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a prearranged stop here on our way to the Phoenix area. We were definitely not disappointed! Talk about a "step back in time!" It was like when we used to travel as kids with our parents, before Interstates. Kind of like being in the movie "Cars!" :-) I especially liked the restored 1939 phone, that actually worked! The... More 

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Orange, California
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3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice classic style road motel on the Route 66. Most of the rooms have their own garage for your car (sadly I didn't get one of those). The neons are fancy and beautiful. The people there was so nice to me, and I felt welcome all the time. They also have a lot of recomendations about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here twice. The rooms are wonderful and clean. Cameron and Jessica are wonderful hosts and do everything to make your stay here wonderful. We have stayed in both room 12 and 14 and they were a blast from the past with everything you might need.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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83 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Originally built in 1939, but meticulously restored, the property has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1993. The rooms take you back in time-attached garages which can still be used by motorcycles, gliders and old fashioned lawn furniture outside your room, awnings over the windows, shells sculptured into the exterior, and neon blue swallows outside between the... More 

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This route to wherever you need to stop at this memory 60 ' s place . It just adds to your book of memories for ever. Just stay and see you will not be disappointed. Going back again. Remember the days of being in your car , dad not stopping and you passed this place , now stop and enter... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others who may be traveling and wondering whether the Blue Swallow Motel would fit their overnight accommodations. Come back and visit if you are ever in the area! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

On our way to NM to ski we decided to stay the night over Christmas, very last minute. We called Christmas Eve and they told us they would be expecting us the next evening, and couldn't wait to see us. The hotel had an incredible retro look that could only be pulled off on old RT66, with plenty of personality... More 

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Address: 815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari

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