when you meet the owner the first thing I thought of was she was very nice and she proved it every time I talked to her. with that in mind she is also housekeeping and outside cleanup. the neon light that everyone else wrote about is half burnt out taking away from the "US 66" aspect of it. the room was "ok", the window shades are "almost" see-through so be careful with the lights on in your room at night. the room was kinda clean, shower really needed some bleaching. if you're on the "right" side of the motel keep the bathroom door closed or you'll be blinded as the sun comes up as there's no shade other than the "frosted" window in the bathroom. carpet needed to be vacuumed again and maybe once more after that. with all that said "I" would stay here again.
ever hear the Black Sabbath song Neon Knights ? the neon was blazing at The Palomino the night i rolled into Tucumcari, N.M. i thought i might stay at the Blue Swallow motel but it looked closed as there was a bucket truck parked in front of the office door. so the lights were on at the Palomino so i went there. i asked the elderly owner to see a room, she showed me, it looked clean & up to date so i rented it. at 34.95$ i thought it was a bargain & i got to stay at a classic RTE 66 icon.the neon sign out front was lit up, as was the neon along the fascia on the rooms. try it, you'll like it ! adios amigos !
It's everything you'd expect for the price plus more! Wifi, soft beds, dog-friendly, well managed, and AC. Like every Motel along Route 66, it's somewhat dated. But isn't that why you're staying here anyway? For the experience. I, personally, was happy with my stay. Save your complaints and if you have any, move on to somewhere else.
Anytime I go thru Tucumcari, this Is the place I stop at! Yes It Is dated but It's kinda like going to Grandma's and the lady that runs this place Is amazing, she Is so friendly and keeps this place clean, you can always count on a clean room, linens and towels and a friendly welcome. A/c is cold and the showers are hot! Even when other motels do not open till 4pm or later you will find the Inn keeper here with a smile to greet you :) As another guest had written, a route 66 classic oh and I should add If you travelling route 66 as I was there Is fast free Internet and laundry
The lady working was very nice,I ask to see a room first. It was so gross! The carpet had not been vacuumed and bits of TP were on bath floor. We ended up across the street for same price,it was much cleaner by far.
The owner was friendly and chatty. The sheets were clean, but that was about it. The rug hadn't been vacuumed in awhile, but I didn't mind wearing shoes. What I draw the line at is bugs. The bed spread had fleas, so I stripped that off, but then noticed marks on the sheets that might have been from bed bugs, though I didn't find any in my room. Still, I'd recommend anyone who stays here check their room for bugs, unless you want to bring home some unwelcome hitch-hikers. Next time I'll pay a few extra bucks so I can get a decent night's sleep.
Time has not been friendly to The Mother Road, and nowhere is the more evident than the seedy stretch of the former glory road in Tuscumari, New Mexico. I always stop if I'm in the area to see the DinoSaur Museum, but usually stay in a more modern motel. When I passed the Palomino, though, I saw the sign. "$19.95, why pay more", and more importantly, "Fast wireless internet". When I pulled in, the office was locked, but out of nowhere, Mr. Patel (who else?) appeared in his car and rented me a room and checked it personally for clean towels, toilet paper and squatting hobos that might have sneaked in the bathroom window. Look, let's be realistic here. Everything is relative, and what can you expect from a motel room for less than Twenty Bucks? The air worked, the internet worked, the bed was comfortable and the shower hot. The place was ancient, but relatively clean and more than adequate. For those on a budget or just wanting to do the Rt. 66 experience, I recommend it.…
We drove though town and liked the name and neon sign. We are horse lovers. Its a nice little cozy motel. the rooms are clean and comfortable, it had a new a/c unit that worked real good and it was a hot day. We had a nice king size bed. the lady at the desk was like my mother....she was nice and we talked for a while. the price was real affordable....in the 28 dollar range. We were very satisfied....we will return.
The woman who owned the hotel wasn't very polite. She explained one price over the phone and changed this when I went to check out the room. I ended staying as I was tired from my trip. When getting unpacked I noticed the rooms were very run down and small. I would have to say they were clen I just didn't think the price was worth it. Please be sure to clarify the price of room before paying. Look around in town before staying in this motel.
The sign in front of the Palimino says 'why pay more?" and if all one wants is a bed for the night and nothing else, why pay more indeed? Old Route 66 through Tucumcari is awash in deteriorating 1950s-vintage motels. These places offer very cheap basic lodging to someone traveling alone who just wants a no-amenities bed. I've stayed at the Palamino several times over several years, and have always gotten my $22 worth--thats tax included. By my moneys worth I mean the bed was servicible, the room was quiet, the TV and the plumbing and air conditioning worked. One gets what one pays for. Prisses and carps be forewarned...places like the Palamino and the many similarly priced motels on old 66 arent for you. Go down to the east end of 66 to one of the chains and pay twice as much for the same thing. …