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Blue Swallow Motel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've driven by this icon Route 66 motel several times, and were finally fortunate enough to stay here on this trip. There is so much to gush about this place. The owners were amazing! They took us on a personal tour of the property, explaining everything. They even told us that if we needed something after hours to just knock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Towards the end of our 13,500km motorcycle trip we had booked at the Blue Swallow knowing it would be a highlight , talk about going back in time this is how motels used to be , so authentic but clean comfortable & everything working, Nancy & her team were great hosts , even down to taking one of our group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here overnight as part of our Route 66 experience. We booked months in advance and were not disappointed. This place has charm. It was probably built back in the early 40's and has been carefully maintained to represent the decor of that era. From the moment you opened the door the furniture, the light stands,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a treasure not to be missed. The photos say it all. The rooms are small but very comfortable and clean. We stayed in Room 1, which I liked because we could park next to the room. Some rooms do not have a garage but what motels do anyway. The garages are painted with classic Route 66 images,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here as a family of 5 for 1 night only. We had a two bedroom suite which was excellent. Clean motel, friendly owners and good coffee. There were excellent clothes washing and drying facilities and comfy beds. Real good Route 66 experience...our kids loved it! Definitely a must on Route 66!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing could have improved our stay at the Blue Swallow...other than more time there! The room was comfortable and clean and I felt as though we stepped back in time into a more peaceful and gentle world. My bucket list won't be complete without a return to the Blue Swallow Motel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Blue swallow was a wonderful stop on Route 66. When we arrived we were greated by Kevin with a friendly smile and set us up for our wonderful stay. Having found out that we were from England he promptly offered us a cup of tea and even went out of his way to fetch some milk for us! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving our 1950 Chevy convertible on Route 66 mother Road this Blue Swallow Motel was definitely the highlight on our trip!!!! We took lots of pictures under the neon sign and in the quaint motel garages. The rooms are absolutely perfect ,very chaming,very clean, AC which our Chevy didn't have.. Love the chenille bedspread and old phones in each room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If your family took road trips and stayed in local motels back in the 50s, this is the place for you! The Blue Swallow has been beautifully restored - and improved with the addition of a number of restored old cars standing around the property. It makes an attractive setting for vacation photos! The website includes lots of pictures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying at The Blue Swallow was a wonderful experience. The host/owners were gracious, friendly and helpful. The rooms are well appointed, clean and comfortable There are working telephones in each room dating from 1939. Two old restored cars on the property and each room has a garage. Murals depicting vehicles from the movie "Cars" are painted inside the garages. Outdoor... More 

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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 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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