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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This place is exactly like I thought it would be. We stayed here on our route 66 trip and are very thankful that we did. The actual owners of the hotel were on vacation but their son was there and he was very friendly. The rooms are clean and cute with everything you need. Hanging out in front of your room with other travelers is so cool. We chatted with folks for hours while enjoying the view of the spectacular neon sign sipping on adult beverages. Recommended

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very nice motel on Route 66! My boyfriend and I were spending a couple days driving along Route 66 and I had made a reservation to stay here. We loved the quaintness of the motel and it's history! The owners were very nice and gave us a tour of all their old cars, which my boyfriend adores! The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend for a trip back to Route 66 glory days!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Blue Swallow Inn on July 18, 2014, and what a wonderful experience it was! Cameron and Jessica couldn't have been nicer and more accommodating! First of all, our room, No. 10, was wonderful - everything was immaculate and brought back memories of travels with my parents on Rte. 66. The chenille bedspreads, the furniture, the rotary phone, etc. were perfect! Also, Cameron kept the gift shop open late for us so we could shop, and shop we did! Wonderful remembrances of times past were plentiful! If you are ever in Tucumcari, or anywhere near, the Blue Swallow Inn is a treasure that shouldn't be missed!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very sweet motel! Makes you feel like you've gone back in time. The rooms were clean and classically decorated and we loved sitting outside on are little porch relaxing. This hotel has been renovated but be aware it is still very quaint. The rooms are small and cozy, and the bathroom is 1930s true with updated hardware. I loved the antique door handles, old windows, and basic architecture but it won't be right for everyone. This is not a luxury hotel or reliable old Hampton Inn. But if you want the experience of stepping back in time, I couldn't recommend a more charming place!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Great stay in a quaint little town. Nothing fancy but clean and welcoming. Ate at Del's Diner which was very good as well. Would definitely recommend! Owners are great people and fun to visit with. Beds were comfortable. The only negative was low shower pressure but all in all, great place to stay.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of the nicest places on Route 66. It has working antique phones and all the touches that make it comfortable and nostalgic. It is exceptionally clean with luxurious beds, linens and towels. They've added a guest services area with a washer and dryer at a very fair rate. Nancy and Kevin frequently host s'mores get togethers and their dogs are sweet greeters. They whole family is passionate about the hotel and it's place in Route 66 history. The chenille swallow bedspreads make the rooms, giving them a feel of home.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Great trip down memory lane! The chenille swallow bedspreads are iconic! Very clean, lovely family run business, Cameron was fabulous with my 3 year old grandson. The couple running the motel could not have been more friendly or helpful. Worth the stop! Thank you.

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Address: 815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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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