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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a night at the Blue Swallow Motel recently, and it set a whole new standard. Not only was it clean and economical, it was nostalgic, colorful, romantic, and quirky, in the best possible way. Kevin and Nancy were warm and welcoming, personally escorting us to our room and attached garage, explaining the history of the motel as well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to stay at a historic place on Rt. 66. Couldn't have done better. The owners have restored the place to maybe even better than it was in the highway's heyday. Very welcoming hosts, clean rooms, great dog, etc. Couldn't of asked for anything more.

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Lindsborg, Kansas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get a room at the Blue Swallow. We were welcomed by Kevin and shown a lovely room. From the moment we arrived our stay felt like going home...back in time to a simpler day with many fond memories keeping us company! The room was so clean and the bed most comfortable. Coffee and delicious muffins... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is no secret to Route 66 fans. I'm almost hesitant to give it the high review it deserves because if everyone knew, it would always be booked. The owners are fabulous and knowledgeable and have done a great job with their renovations. We stayed in Room 2, the car room. My husband stayed up super late reading the historic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this motel, and the couple running the place could not have been nicer or more helpful. Showed me an alternate route to Santa Fe that I wouldn't have traveled otherwise and it was fantastic. I will definitely be stopping in again next time I am out that way.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed one night while travelling from Holbrook to Amarillo. We had room 12 which I had chosen when I made the reservation but it was a tight fit with our luggage. Still it was only one night. Welcomed by Kevin and his wife Nancy who took over motel 3 years ago. Having stayed the previous night at Globetrotters it was... More

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

The Globetrotter is a great place, and they have done a nice job with it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Checked the faucet this morning, and you are right, it was difficult to shut it off all the way. We have our plumber in there right now! Safe travels, and thanks for making the Blue Swallow part of... More

Canyon, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thanks for making the Blue Swallow part of your trip! We are especially glad when someone from a younger generation begins to discover old-fashioned things in "their natural habitat," and has the opportunity to learn what travel was like back in the old days. As long time owner of the Blue Swallow used to share with her guests, "We are... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, and we are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit. It sounds like we dropped the ball in a couple of areas, but we would like to respond your comments for the sake of those interested travelers who might be considering a stay at the Blue Swallow. The toilet seat lid had been broken off... More

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel 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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