We selected Motel Safari for a stop over enroute from Alabama to Las Vegas. The reviews on tripadvisor convinced us to give it a try and we were not dissapointed. As other reviewers have noted, this is probably as clean a motel as we have ever stayed in from low end to high end.
Gail greeted us in the office and then walked us over to our room to explain how to operate everything and to make sure everything was OK. She referred us to the local restaurants and sights
We had planned to stay in Santa Rosa on the return trip but we enjoyed the one night at Motel Safari so much that we decided to drive the extra hour coming home and stay a second stay at Motel Safari. As it turns out we had a mechanical problem with our vehicle and had to stay overnight for a second night while parts had to be shipped in to the local GMC dealer from Amarillo. Three days is more than ample time to see everything in Tucumcari, but the folks there are all friendly and helpful.
If we ever drive west again and the times fall right, we will most certainly stop in again at Motel Safari. The only thing missing in the room was a hair dryer, so we purchased one the second visit at a local variety store. Come to think of it, I don't remember hair dryers being around when this 1950's motel was constructed, so no hair dryer is part of the nostalgia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MOTEL SAFARI (est. 1959) - A Route 66 Icon for more than 55 years! Welcome to the world famous Motel Safari on historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. Classic motor court lodging with today's modern amenities, squeaky clean rooms and the BEST beds on the Mother Road! We feature: Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, hypoallergenic down pillows, luxury cotton bath linens, premium bath amenities, 32 inch flat panel HDTV's, in-room coffee makers with coffee, free Wi-Fi and great rates. Journey through time and experience road travel the way it used to be, get your kicks on Route 66! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Motel Tucumcari