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.