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Tristar Inn Xpress

1302 West Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari, NM 88401
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marana, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed here on a driving trip across country. It was a little hard to check in as we had to find the proprietor, Mike. He was serving customers in his bar when we arrived. The motel is old and the room definitely showed its age. That said, it was a large room and it cost us only $43!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly an older motel, but clean and comfortable. Other reviews stated it needs a makeover, maybe... to that I say keep your expectations on line with the price. If the "look" of the hotel matters, this might not be for you. The owner was very nice and courteous. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again at this motel. My husband... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It's only 4 miles off the highway, but it might seem like further. I found the location to be fine. It's clearly an older motel, but good. The owner/manager was very nice, and offered us an upgrade to a king room with a brand new bed. It was very comfortable. This is a budget trip for us, so I was... More 

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Luck, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Picked this motel because of great reviews on TripAdvisor. Found this motel to be very dated and smelled musty. Needs to be refurbished!! Maybe I'm missing something. Other reviewer said they had a updated room. I should have requested an updated room.

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eastbourne
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We arrived mid afternoon and was greeted by Mike who's really friendly and told us the bar would be open in 15 minutes should we be thirsty after our road trip !!! Ideal !!! We went to our rooms which were newly refurbished (you could smell the new wood) and spotless. After a spot of dinner in the evening we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you want to avoid the chains (not another Hampton Inn!) and get a sense of what the old Route 66 used to be, this is a great place. It doesn't avoid the modern amenities (cable, internet, and cleanliness were all perfect), but the overall idea draws you back to the late 1950s. Mike has restored the bar to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Called in here on our road trip across america, definitely one of the good motels we stopped at! After having dinner we stopped in the bar at the motel for few beers served to us by Mike who is super friendly and helpful. I'd recommend staying here!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

This motel is ok but could be better the outside is ok but the rooms are a bit tired but they are clean which is a start but I will stay at this motel if i am ever in tucumcari and one other thing it is close to the interstate if you need it

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Headed west and happy to be in side on a very cold New Year's Eve 2015. Great rates, old school Route 66 rooms, and lotsa personality. Excellently stocked bar with friendly folks. If you are looking for a little nostalgia along with value, this is your place. Watch out for Mike, he has his own pool cue behind the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I read the reviews on the Tristar and other Tucumcari motels. Tri Star seemed to have the most positive reviews. I usually drive straight thru from Arizona to the Midwest, but my wife convinced me to overnight along the way. After retiring from years of working traveling on the road staying at every chain motel in the country I'm now... More 

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