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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight travelling Route 66. We received a friendly welcome and were shown our rooms which were lovely, clean and comfortable. This was one of our favourite and memorable overnight stops in our month long holiday. It was like stepping back in time but with all modern day comforts. Coffee was provided throughout and we enjoyed time sitting outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The couple running this beauty take their time to walk you around. The rooms are clean, well maintained and take you back in time (without lacking modern comfort like AC and WIFI). Your car will be sleeping in the 'room' next to you... Unique! While travelling Route 66 you must stay here.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Blue Swallow the beginning of August and it was terrific. We were doing a trip down Route 66, a dream of my husbands, and staying at the Blue Swallow was at the top of his list of things to do. The owners were wonderful, and we loved their puppy Obie. What a nice way to be... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed here overnight on our travels across the country. Being two 20-something women traveling alone, we wanted to make sure that we had a safe place to sleep while also experiencing a classic Route 66 motel. The owners were very kind listening to all of my questions and reviewing in detail the measures they take to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very fun place to stay on your Rt 66 trip.. or any trip. A delightful experience from the old car greeting you out front to the flashing neon signs and chenille bedspreads. The owners are super nice folks and have done a great job with restoration and yet making it comfortable for today's travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! I stumbled upon the reviews for the Blue Swallow Motel and after reading the reviews, I had to see it. It did not disappoint! It was a highlight of our trip! We stayed in room 3. It was so quaint. I loved the vintage decor. Very clean and very comfortable! Best night's rest I've had on the... More 

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Fort Garland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our family road trip! We took ten days and stayed in a different place each night and the Blue Swallow Motel was hands down the best. The Muellers were very helpful, friendly and treated us like family. Even our children, ages 9 & 10, loved our room especially after I taught them how to use... More 

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Greenup, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back from the Grand Canyon. We were running a little late so Kevin made special arrangements for us to get checked in to our rooms. Ultra cool neon, clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff made our stay GREAT! I highly recommend this motel. Don't forget the complimentary coffee in the office at 6:00am.

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

This motel was on our route 66 list of places to visit and it was definately a must stay. Retro chic outside and in. Bright neon lights and quirky garages for each motel room. We absolutely loved staying here and it was a shame we had to leave. The owners made us extremely welcome, recommending other places to stay during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two and a half weeks on the road driving Route 66. We saw a lot of motels. This was by far the best. Friendly, heartfelt greeting, delightful period decor, and for the British traveller abroad, Yorkshire tea specially shipped in, with proper milk and a freshly boiled kettle. You've no idea how much that means!

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