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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Pahrump, Nevada
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12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historical places, you'll love this. Most of the furnishings and decor look original. It's clean, awesome, and comfortable bed. The owner had me inspect the room before I checked in. Then, I forgot my pillow and she called me as soon as she found it. I was still close enough to go back and get the pillow.... More 

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Dryden, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of road experience you share with others. I took lots of pictures and have shared the living history of this wonderful motel/"court" with my friends. Thanks for the courage to invest in Tucumcari's past on Route 66 and may it inspire it's future.

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Winder, Georgia
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82 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Blue Swallow Motel in hopes of avoiding another interstate exit chain hotel experience, and the proprietors swung for the fences and scored a home run. I was overjoyed to find the beds in near-Westin fashion, and enjoyed one of the best night's sleep I've had in years. The gas furnace in the room was quaint and... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm traveling Rte 66, and this is an iconic motel along the way. It was beautiful. Everything is bright, cheery, well kept. the room is small, given current mcmansion standards, but it wasn't cramped. It was cozy, and the furnishings - even to the wall art - have been carefully chosen. Each painting is individual art, framed in natural wood... More 

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

Lisa, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others who might be interested in staying with us. Also, the gifts you left were enjoyed by Cameron and Jessica that evening. Until the next time your travels bring you through Tucumcari, travel safe and enjoy! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice if you are looking for a unique hotel! Comfy and cozy, The Blue Swallow makes you go back in time and feel you really are in the 66 route of the past. Perfect decoration and everything is spotlessly clean. Wonderful hosts. It was a pleasure to relax in the reception, sipping tea and exchanging experiences with other guests... More 

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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was a step back into the past. The owner was awesome and made me feel at home. The room was nothing fancy but it was cool being in a place that was part of history and it was clean and comfortable. The neon sign at night was awesome and they have some great murals on the outside of... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop in Tucumcari about 4 times a year and always used to stay at the Hampton Inn. When it burned I started looking for another place to stay and found the Blue Swallow. It is everything the reviews say it is. clean modern quaint with excellent service. It is convenient to the best local eating places on old route... More 

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OKC
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this quaint motel while on a roadtrip to California. My husband wanted to revisit places he had gone to as a child when traveling with his parents. Blue Swallow didn't disappoint! It was pretty much exactly as he had remembered. I believe it was Kevin Mueller that assisted us during check-in and was kind enough to take... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 2015 we completed our "mission": we have stayed once in each room of our favorite motel, The Blue Swallow. On our way back from California to Indiana after Xmas and New Year we started our "Second Series" on January 11/12, 2016. Nancy, Kevin, Jessica and Cameron have made their motel into a home. In this home you stay in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family stayed here in August 2014, October 2014, and May 2015. It's a charming, well-run, clean, original Route 66 motel. We'll stay here again any time we're driving across the southwest. The gracious and welcoming owners are constantly improving the place, without harming the appeal of period fixtures, old telephones, and lots and lots of neon. Important upgrades have... More 

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