The restored motel has individual parking garages, with murals inside. you can usually park your car in the one beside your room. My room was great, with period furniture and pictures on the walls. All in like new excellent shape. I really enjoyed staying in it. Had a good mattress and pillows. everything was clean and functional. The bedspread even had a blue swallow embroidered on it - nice touch. The person at the desk was very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a couple friendly dogs, I think labs, that roam around and wait to be petted. You can also go for a walk and see some of the other buildings along the street that are cool and route 66 "ish".
- Also Known As:
- Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
- Blue Swallow Hotel
- Blue Swallow Tucumcari
- 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