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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
    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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Montrose, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A true vintage Route 66 experience and decor. The owners/managers are great. My sister and I met here (she from TX and me from CO). Highly recommend this neon lighted motel with open garages. Some nights all are invited to bonfire with s'mores! Not just a room - a memory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove from TN to AZ this was by far the best motel we stayed in highly recommend. And we stayed in variety of hotels from holiday in express to the Marriott. Don't miss this hidden Gem. Staff was great and cleanliness was of the highest quality.

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Swallow Motel will take you back into the 1950's. Kevin and Nancy have preserved the feel of the days gone by with period decor, furnishings, linens and very cool garage murals. The hospitality is top notch and the vintage automobiles that come through for a short visit or a night or two stay are so, so cool! If... More 

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72 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Blue Swallow is a court styled motel that is superbly maintained by Nancy and Kevin along with their son and daughter in law (all supported by Bessie the dog) and oozes Route 66 soul. The rooms are a delight, true to the period (chenille bedspreads!!) and so very clean. We had our own garage decorated in a Cars theme.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 3rd visit to Blue Swallow and 2nd stay with my wife. The owners are on-site and provide personal attention and information on Route 66 and area. This is a historic, nostalgic Route 66 motel/motor court with single garages next to most units. Think of it as your own "Back to the Future" adventure. The neon, decor, furnishings take you... More 

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

Hello! Thanks for the kind words for the second time! We try to have information that people will find helpful as they travel the country. You are 100% correct about reservations. With only 12 rooms and high demand, we generally fill very quickly. Happy motoring and we will see you next time! More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Charming place in iconic town. Hosts are lovely and gave us some great recommendations for later in our holiday. Place is 1950s but 2015 clean. One of our favourite places on our trip. Local restaurant and a bar up the road who will collect you . great neon lighting collection.

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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We knew we would arrive late so called in and received instructions on how to get into our room. Man, it just felt so homey. I'm not sure why (because my home is super quiet) but even with the tiny bit of traffic noise we slept like a rock. I guess I'm a 50's girl at heart and everything from... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here April 29,2015 on our way home from Mesa, AZ to MN. Tried last year but they were booked up. It is located on Old Route 66 (business I40) in the heart of old Tucumcari. It was a fun place stay. Originally built in early 1940s it has been updated but still has the old charm of a... More 

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

We stopped here while travelling 66 and loved everything about our stay here. The reviews speak for themselves, this is such an iconic place and the owners were lovely! There were old classic cars outside the night we visited and plenty of photo ops of the neon sign! Rooms were great, very nicely furnished, wifi worked well and bed was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far our favorite hotel on route 66. The staff were friendly and kind to offer suggestions on things to do and places to eat in the area. The whole place is kept in amazing shape and the neon’s are just beautiful. The rooms are true to the era and very clean. Don’t miss this one if you... More 

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