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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Check in with Nancy and Kevin was very personable. Loved their dog Bessie. Family suite was perfect for family of 5. Loved the nostalgic atmosphere, the antique cars, the James Dean mutual and old time chairs to enjoy the neon lights. Do the family a favor and stay here: it's unique, friendly and peaceful. Great morning coffee too!

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Chanute
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my favorite place that we stayed during our two-week trip. It definitely was not the most luxurious, but it had the most character and the bed was really, really comfortable. I loved being able to sit outside during the evening and talk to the neighbors. Felt like we were back in a more friendly, simple time. The owners... More 

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Galt, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have had the pleasure of staying at this motel. This time they only room they had was the Lillian Room and OMGosh what a treat! Clawfoot tub, privacy screen, AC and living room!!! Must pout on your "to do" list if your going through Tucumcari, NM!!

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

I stayed at the Blue Swallow last night and it is just adorable, there are only twelve rooms on a little forecourt and each room has their own garage with different characters painted inside - perfect for people travelling Route 66 as I am. Basic but clean rooms. Kevin and Nancy the owners are extremely welcoming and accommodating and made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are doing Route 66 and we stopped off here for a night. We happened to get lucky as no pre booking went into it from our part, and they had a room. They are usually booked up so you may want to book in advance. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owners are very friendly, we got the suit/special annex room for 3 adults (there is sort of a living room with a fold-out, a bed room, a bathroom and a large bathtub! Toiletries and bathrobes were provided. Very lovely building and inside very comfortable. AC works well but is a bit loud. The best is to sit outside upon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here while on our Route 66 vacation and loved it. The motel caretakers are so nice and hospitable. You can tell they take great pride in their motel. The rooms are clean, cute, and comfortable. It was so nice to have fresh coffee and breakfast bars before departing in the morning. We will definitely stay here again!!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked room 15 (two double beds) a couple of months in advance. I was glad I did as there were "no vacancies" the night we arrived. Owners Kevin and Nancy were so friendly and informative about the hotel and the town. They don't just give you a key and send you on your way, either. Kevin walked me to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our road trip from AZ to WI. The staff was extremely nice. Especially Obi (the dog). We got a room without a carport, which was kind of a bummer, but I loved that all the fellow travelers sat out on their stoops enjoying each others company. The area is small and if you... More 

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Minneapolis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first motel we booked when planning our 3-week family road trip and it was absolutely the best! After checking in at the front desk, Kevin showed us to our room and pointed out everything we needed to know about the room and the motel, and he offered us dining options for dinner too. Our room was perfect! The beds... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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, Tucumcari, NM 88401
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 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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