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Blue Swallow Motel

815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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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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Canyon, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this motel online and was impressed by the website and the good reviews. We were not disappointed and had a very enjoyable stay. The friendly, helpful owners have obviously put a lot of time, effort, and love into returning The Blue Swallow to its original Route 66 grandeur. Our room was clean, comfortable, and also a lot of... More

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South Jersey
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176 reviews 176 reviews
19 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I spent a night at the Blue Swallow last week during our cross country road trip. We had read reviews of the motel and after a long drive from Arizona arrived in Tucumcari early evening. I met Nancy at the front desk who showed me an available room. To me the experience was like stepping into the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was rated #1 with the Trip Advisor website. I was disappointed. The rooms were clean. Very retro decor. If you don't want to go back to the 50's, stay at the Holiday Inn off the freeway. Owners were very friendly. No breakfast, yet we paid nearly $100. Not worth the price. Toilet had no cover. Very small bath. Worried... More

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SoCal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up watching "Route 66" every week. I've seen all the documentaries, studied the history. The Blue Swallow Motel is more than a great place to sleep (clean, comfortable, quiet, cute, friendly), it is like a trip back in time. I stayed there on Thursday, 10 April 2014. I arrived just after sunset and the beautiful neon lights were... More

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

Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate you staying with us. We do work hard to meet expectations, but with so many wonderful people staying and visiting with us, it makes work not at all like work! We will keep striving to make the experience that is a stay at the Blue Swallow the best it can be. Safe... More

Dubuque, IA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great stay at the Blue Swallow March 20, 2014. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and decorated with cool 50’s period furnishings. Owners Kevin and Nancy were very friendly, as were the other guests who came from all over the world. In the morning, homemade muffins and hot coffee were available. We only stayed for one night this year,... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stayed at the Blue Swallow and really enjoyed our visit. The owners are great and make you feel at home. Vintage automobile out front and memorabilia inside the lobby. They directed us to the Pow Wow restaurant....a great suggestion. This is a step back in time and the motel is in great shape!

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Noblesville, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to change plans due to some medical issues w our son. We had to go through Tucumari anyway and I decided to tell them in person we were not coming that nite. I expected to pay for the room anyway because of the late decision. The owner said he couldn't take my money given the situation, even after offering... More

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

Glad we could be of help. We'll see you another time! Kevin & Nancy More

Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older style motel on Route 66. Room number 5, Nancy explained, was how it looked in 1934. (I think that was the year.) Very clean and comfortable, I regret I didn't take a photo. There was a nook with an easy chair and lamp for reading. She spectulated it was a kitcenette at some point. Some of... More

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Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to describe how warm a welcome you'll get first from Bessie, the amazing pooch, and then from Kevin and Nancy Mueller, the proprietors. Then there's the neon greeting, the Blue Swallow in flight, and the visual feast of the old-time motor court, come to life. There are the warm southwestern colors, a palate of turquoise, cinnamon, adobe, sage,... More

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Johnston, Iowa, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Swallow Motel was a lot of fun for our family. The kids were worried when we first pulled up, as it's so different than the Marriott's and such that we normally stay in. Of course, this was the point, but they didn't know that. We met Nancy (a lovely woman!) and she showed us to our room. We... More

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Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Hotel
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Address: 815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 22 hotels in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BREAK THE CHAIN! Travel just a short distance away from the I-40 off-ramp to experience the best of the past, with old-fashioned hospitality that is all too rare these days. The Blue Swallow Motel is a classic Motor Court established in 1939 on historic Route 66, and one of few anywhere still operating in its original configuration. Rooms are clean and comfortable, but retain an authentic feel from the heyday of route 66 travel. Premium creature comforts including wonderful mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Most rooms include a garage to make you feel more at home while you are on the road, and these are perfect for parking your motorcycle or classic car for the night. All rooms are non-smoking. One of the best neon displays on Route 66! Come spend a memorable night and experience the home-style hospitality of a bygone era at the Blue Swallow Motel! ... more   less 

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