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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Blue Swallow Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Hudson Oaks, TX
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151 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My praise for the care and concern shown by the owners of this establishment. At the time I made our reservation I mentioned a couple of items related to allergies. Early morning on the day of our stay the owner phoned to ask questions and offer additional recommendations on accommodating my concerns. This was so very much appreciated. The owners... More 

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Marion, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clean room, friendly staff, just a great place to stay on the Mother Road. We stayed there on our way to Arizona and then again on our way back through. I highly recommend. The rooms are smaller than modern rooms, but the furnishings and comfortable bed make up for it.

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Sonoma County, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful stay in this little slice of Americana. Stayed in the "Family Suite" which nicely accommodated our family of four. The owners' love for their place is so evident and so appreciated, and they care just as much about travelers. When Route 66 calls, spend some time relaxing and reminiscing at the Blue Swallow.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely , welcoming, ideal place . Brought back very fond memories of childhood family vacations .We loved everything about our room , down to the Blue Swallow ice bucket and Real old time room key. Clean ,relaxing and adorable . We regret that it rained so we were unable to enjoy sitting outside our door to visit with our "neighbors".... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second stay at the historic Blue Swallow Motel. We were welcomed by Kevin and he walked us to our room 11. As always Kevin made us feel welcome, explaining the features of the room. He recommended several places to eat and see. Our time with Kevin and his family was very enjoyable they made our USA HOLIDAY... More 

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Wilton, IA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the old-time Motel look and feel. The courtyard as you drove in was just as it would have been 50 years ago. The room was a hoot! Lamps from the 50's tile bathroom from the 40's. Air conditioning worked fine in the 100 degree heat. Owners give a personal tour of your room and the... More 

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Spicewood, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room #12 and it was perfect. This little motor court is well maintained and clean, and the owners were friendly, hospitable, and it is obvious they truly love this place. The bed was comfortable and the room had everything we needed, including covered parking with a mural! We really enjoyed the neon in the evening as well... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Blue Swallow as a family while completing the Route 66 from Chicago to LA. It's an amazing place and the family have made sure it is a genuine experience of how Route 66 was in years gone by. We had rooms 2 and 14 and they were lovely and had all the special details we had expected.... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvellous retro motel.... very helpful staff, which made our stay all the more pleasant. We were advised where to eat (and where not to!) in Tucumcari, which was very helpful. Neon sign was switched on for us.....a few faulty letters due to the previous few days' rain but we got our essential Route 66 photos!

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Chatham, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

in planning our route 66 trip we wanted to ensure that we stayed at the iconic Blue Swallow motel. Much had been said about the property from our research and it didn't disappoint. It was like traveling back in time when people traveling across country on the old Route 66 stayed at these wonderful motels in small town America. The... More 

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