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Blue Swallow Motel

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a vintage motel so set expectations accordingly. Very friendly owners who help to ensure you are settled. Great to be able to park car next to room and love the murals in the garages but also around town. Room was a bit dull and not quite as pretty as Boots in Carthage but it was ok. Love the... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing motel. The place was exactly as I expected and more. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and I felt it was kept as close as possible to the way it was back in the day. The garage murals were a nice added touch. The retro metal chairs in front of each unit were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our night at Blue Swallow was delightful!! It was so nostalgic and took me back to the days of my youth driving down Route 66 and staying at little places. The owners were helpful and friendly and we love sitting outside our room that evening and looking at all the neon! Definitely recommend!

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Commerce, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked at the Blue Swallow motel because the pictures reminded me of a place I stayed as a child on Route 66. This place might be the same place! It is awesome, from the chenille bedspread to the 1939 rotary dial phone to the period bathroom. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was great. Everyone was walking... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our one night stay here. Loved the garages attached to the rooms and would have loved to have sat longer outside our room chatting to other travellers however the rain came on. Nice places to eat within walking distances too.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment of meeting Cameron in the reception we knew we had picked a real route 66 motel. A warm and friendly welcome. An insistence to show us our rooms before we paid to ensure we liked them. The reception area is a hub of history, somewhere you can get a coffee or a huge mug of English tea.... More 

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Adair, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tucumcari was our first stop on our Route 66 road trip from OK to CA. Our stay at Blue Swallow was short as we arrived late and left fairly early the next morning, but it is one of the most memorable stops of our trip! The owners are so nice and their story is so inspiring and even though we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Blue Swallow Motel for one night and had a great time! It was like we were taking a step back in time. Our room was really nice and the bed was super comfortable. The owners were nice as well. We would for sure stay here again.

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Weslaco,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The motel was very charming..Took you back in time...Very clean, the owners Nancy and her husband were very helpful with recommending places to eat etc...Stayed in room six..Loved it. Room 6 was a suite..chenile bedspread, clawfoot bath tub with rubber ducky...Furniture was 50s 60s...Very colorful exterior all garages had murals..A great experience, I highly recommend this small quaint lovely motel..

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Essington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The blue swallow motel is a must a great friendly couple run the motel our room was the Lillian Redmond suit very old and lovely after dusk you get to see people coming along for photos would recommend you book this motel

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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 

Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: $65 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
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