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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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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The owner was so nice! We were traveling through town with our classic car trans am club, and the owner gave us a tour. He also let us take 1000 pictures with our cars! What a super nice guy! So gracious with his time! I only wish we would of stayed for the night... Next time!

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Tustin, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I can't say enough about the Blue Swallow. The ratings and reviews speak for themselves. Not only is this motel restored beautifully, but the family who own it take pride in everything they do. My wife and I were welcomed by Cameron and Jessica who treated us like old friends. They were so personable with us and we had great... More 

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Berkeley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Blue Swallow based on other Trip Advisor reviews, which pretty much matched our experience. There are only 12 rooms and the place is popular, so reservations are a good idea. The staff/owners are friendly, helpful, and live on-site. The rooms are clean, comfortable and small; walking in is like stepping back to the 50s: chenille bedspread,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove cross country moving from CA to MO and added in the Blue Swallow Motel simply due to its history. We opted for Tucumcari as a stay-over stop. Jessica (the daughter-in-law of owners) checked us in. All owners were on site doing business (and live on site, which is cool). This is not your usual hotel check-in. before she... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop on R66. Gives a good feel for the "Route". More than friendly staff, helpful and full of insights. Rooms authentic and along with other similar stops on the really added to the experience.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can really see why this is such an iconic place to stop on Route 66. OK it is basic but so quaint it really takes you back in time and the owners error lovely and accommodating. We couldn't find that much to do in Tucumcari as museums were closed on Monday but it was still nice sitting in the... More 

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