I’ve stayed at this location a few times before and have reviewed it before in Feb, 2011.
But tonight when I went to unlock the door with the old fashioned key, the door pushed open, it wasn’t latched. And the first light I turned on looked like the light from a 15 watt bulb. The door did close and lock, it just took a really good slam. Buy then I had an uneasy feeling that I just couldn’t shake.
HOWEVER, everything was clean, quiet and the water was hot … right away.
The sink, toilet and tub were all fairly new and clean, no dirt, no chips, no water stains. The sheets are old and maybe not even the right size for this bed, but they were clean.
Over the next week I have stayed at $100 a night motels that have had water stains on the tub, paint ‘bumps’ in the sink, 15 watt lights and a tub that wouldn’t drain. Those things all make this place look pretty good.
The Tucumcari Inn also has food next door something the east end motels no longer have now that Denny’s moved to the Flying J. Big rig parking is where you find it here, lots of open space.
The sign out front says ‘American Owned,’ the sign at the motel next door says ‘Genuine American Owned’ and is $34. The Tucumcari Inn has dropped it’s price from $26 in 2006, to $25 in 2010 and now $24 in 2013.
This is one of the few towns where the old motels haven’t been dozed to drive up the prices for the major chains. The number of motels is going down and most prices are going up, but there is still one motel for under $20, five more for less than $30 plus another 10 old motels that are not posting prices.
Sorry, no photo’s from any of the four motels from this trip. Someday when I have a smaller rig, I am going to stop and take pictures of the dozen old motels in this town.
- Also Known As:
- Tucumari Hotel Tucumcari