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Motel Safari

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been staying at the Motel Safari for years on our annual pilgrimage to Santa Fe. The motel has been restored beautifully and is super clean ! We really like the Wanda Jackson suite . It's full of fun memorabilia and is very spacious. Gail , the proprietor, is very friendly and helpful with suggestions on places for dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is the second time I have stayed at this great retro motel. My husband & I stayed here 2 years ago while driving Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. This year I took my sister with me as we drove toward a family vacation in Colorado. Loved it on our first trip & loved it even more this... More 

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a gem of a motel. A perfect stop along I-40 at a very reasonable price. Gail was a very gracious host. She even offered us to use her covered parking for our motorcycles as it was storming and gave us good tips on where to eat. We would definitely stay here again.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice small original Rt 66 motel that has been nicely remodeled and is super super clean. The owner Gail ( I believe that's her name and if not I apologize) is very nice, helpful and accommodating. The rooms are very spacious with good air conditioners, nice TVs, plenty of hot water and super clean. The towels... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little gem of a hotel. We arrived an hour before standard check in time but the owner let us check in anyway. She personally showed us to our room and double checked it before we entered. The room was spotless! Two very comfy beds, good size room. The owner also gave us some good options for eats and... More 

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Cabestany, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the road... After a previous bad experience, the Motel Safari had a real Route 66 atmosphere with tiny but correct and charming rooms named after the 60's celebrities who slept there. We had the "Wanda Jackson" room for $75 the night. The outside was decorated with mural paintings and vintage decoration inside. No breakfast included but a coffee maker... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Our most recent stay at the Motel Safari exposed us to the Wanda Jackson suite. It was terrific. The room was spotless and modern. The suite essentially combines two rooms and provided us with a king size bed, refrigerator, a large flat screen TV, and a spacious sofa. The room was tastefully decorated with "period" photos mainly devoted to rockabilly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I decided to stay here after reading the positive reviews that were given about this hotel. Wasn't sure what to expect at first; however, I was not disappointed. My room (22) was large, clean, and quiet. Got to meet the owner who showed me the room and informed me of what was nearby to get something to eat. The ambience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed with two adjacent (connected) rooms with 2 adults and 3 kids. Rooms were good and clean and we enjoyed our stay. Service was very attentive, we eg had radios on playing nice music when we entered rooms. Motel has good retro feeling including some murals. No breakfast but there is a good breakfast place (Kix) in walking distance.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We had two families and rented 3 rooms. Clean, neat, simple, refurbished, classic motel rooms on Route 66. Not fancy, but appropriate. Good value compared to other refurbished motels in the area. Locally owned, of course. WiFi is not robust, but adequate for checking in with emails and such. No videos and such. Would stay here again.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
MOTEL SAFARI (est. 1959) - A Route 66 Icon for more than 57 years! Welcome to the world famous Motel Safari on historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. Vintage motor hotel lodging with today's modern amenities, squeaky clean rooms and the best beds on the Mother Road! We feature: Sealy Posturepedic plush 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, experience road travel the way it used to be and get your kicks on Route 66. Don't just dream about legends of the road - STAY IN ONE! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Safari

Address: 722 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3142
Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: $73 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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