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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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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drive to New Mexico every year to visit family and look for interesting sites on the way. After finding this gem on the internet, we stayed there as part of our trip. What a great place! The owners were helpful and friendly, and there was a shuttle bus to a local restaurant. We will staying there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The blue swallow was one of my hi lights going into our Route 66 drive it did not disappoint me at all. It was a great restored old motel the people that own it were and are working hard at making it better. They had a great area outside where we started a fire and had a few drinks. They... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved staying here - the decor was gorgeous, the location perfect for our stop, and the family who own it are so friendly and welcoming. If you're driving Route 66 this is a must-stop location! And make sure you sit outside at night at take in the neon :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is the bomb but, only if you are into retro historic stays. It is authentic and well kept. The owners are a hoot. S'mores and corn hole games included as a bonus. Had a wonderful time. Book ahead as it is a very popular stop along Route 66.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at the Blue Swallow Motel. While it is true that the Blue Swallow offers an authentic trip into the past, with her period decor and wonderful neon lighting, we also offer premium, modern comforts that are better than almost any other accommodations on the road. You do... More 

Belen, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kevin & Nancy have made so many improvements to the Blue Swallow since we first visited in 2012. The Blue Swallow is really a destination plus a must-stop for anyone traveling Route 66. They are making the Blue Swallow into something "more" than it ever was!!! If you don't have a trip planned......maybe it's time to get out the map... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great place to stay on our way to the Grand Canyon! So comfortable, afforadable, and perfect blast from the past on the mother road! I highly recommend staying here! Run by such friendly helpful folk!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was driving on my own with my young daughters to Santa Fe from Dallas. We stopped in Tucumcari to break up the drive. The owners are so lovely and accommodating. It is such a nostalgic place! Recommend for families with children and anyone else on 66!

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Sumerduck, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a marvelous place! We read the reviews and have to agree, this place is awesome. Cameron and Jessica were both friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was great and the wonderful surprise of our own garage topped it off. If you're in the area and can get a room - DO IT!

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Lithia Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our most anticipated booking for our Route 66 trip, and it didn't suck! We LOVED it!!! Cameron and Jessica were the perfect hosts, with their passion, energy and enthusiasm for their iconic property. The amount of work they've put into restoring and preserving this motel is noteworthy. Very comfortable room, with both a claw-foot tub and a shower.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our family vacation on Route 66 heading to the Grand Canyon! Wow, we had a fun time here! Love the décor and all the neon! The Blue Swallow neon sign is my favorite! This place has so much history and has been beautifully restored! It was fun driving up and seeing the vintage truck... More 

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