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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Blue Swallow Motel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this little Motel. The owners are very friendly and the bed was so comfortable and the room was very clean. We really felt we were back in the 60s on vacation. Would definitely stay agan. Sat outside and enjoyed the breeze before bedtime. Got to meet a couple of neighbors and relaxed before hitting the road again on Route... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I made The Blue Swallow Motel one of my places to experience on a drive cross-country and it did not disappoint. The room was clean, comfortable, and had the vintage decor just as described. (along with the modern day perks of wifi and TV) As soon as I checked in the owners personally showed me to my room. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a darling motel that reminded me of the places I stayed as a child vacationing with my parents. They are so charming and the outdoor seating is enjoyed by guest and they visit with others staying there. The amazing thing is the nostalgic feeling of safety had me sleeping like a baby. For one night we became a... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I imagine most people looking to stay here are traveling route 66 as this motel sits on it. Regardless of itinerary, this is the place to stay if you're anywhere near. I believe it's been running since 1939 and only has about a dozen rooms. We stayed in the Lillian Redman suite which has been refurbished to a high standard.... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Knowing the Muellers for several years now and having travelled with Kevin on the NM Summer 66 motor tour, I know how dedicated these owners are to the history of the Swallow, the whole 66 experience, and making sure everyone who stays at the site has the genuine feel of a 40's, and 50's motor court overnighter. There couldn't be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved staying here and catching a little glimpse of Route 66. BOOK EEARLY! I saw a lot of people turned away due to being booked up. It was fun chatting with other guests in my "driveway". I would definitely stay again!

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Huntington, WV
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic stop off and stay over for anyone looking to relive the glory days of Route 66! The motel is one of the cleanest and family friendly places I have ever stayed. The owners take pride in ensuring your visit is special. If you can't stay the night, it is worth stopping by to take some pictures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I usually try and stay here at the Blue Swallow whenever I'm passing through New Mexico. I'll drive just that little bit more in order to stay here! If you're like me and vintage motels strike your fancy then you'll love this place! The vibrant neon will surely draw you in! The owners are very nice and always helpful. One... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my second time staying at the Blue Swallow, the first time I was alone but my wife was with me on this stay. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. They are not large rooms, motels in the time the Blue Swallow was built were not like the rooms in modern hotels. The beds were very comfortable and... More 

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Landskrona, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the last Motels on Route 66 that kept the neons up during the years! This is a must see if you like Route 66. The city Tucumcari was one of the last cities to be "by-passed" and have a LOT of abandoned newer buildings but the Blue Swallow Motel is the real deal! The rooms are renovated like... More 

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