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Blue Swallow Motel

815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
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#1 of 22 hotels in Tucumcari
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Try something different tonight! 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, and retain an authentic feel from the heyday of route 66 travel. Premium creature comforts including ultra-comfortable mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Many of the 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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Free airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
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Tawnya W wrote a review Aug 9
Bakersfield, CA19 contributions10 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of meeting the new owners. They are doing an amazing job of keeping the legacy of the Blue Swallow alive. As we have come to expect from previous visits, rooms were spotless, and the hospitality is second to none. The fun tradition of sitting on the front porch and visiting with other tourists continues. This classic motel along Route 66 is a must!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
swajets wrote a review Aug 8
Buckeye, Arizona11 contributions
The Blue Swallow Motel is a unique trip back in time on route 66. Rob and Dawn are the proud new owners of this timeless gem and they are such a fun and excited pair! They treated us like long lost family! The rooms are spotless, the bedding is new and comfortable, all the neon at night and the outside music and a garage for your car, make this a charming and timeless nostalgic trip down memory lane and a great place to unwind after a day on the road. We were traveling from AZ to OK and stayed going eastbound, and loved it so much we stayed going back home. We have also recommended this to our family and friends. Drop down off the Interstate and have a visit with Rob and Dawn, you will not want to miss this!
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Date of stay: August 2020
momof2girlsArkansas wrote a review Aug 8
Arkansas128 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed for one night on our way to California. Enthusiastic owners (and sweet doggo) made us feel very welcome. Our room was cool, clean, and comfortable. They have lots of details in the rooms that are so charming. A real treat!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Tiffany wrote a review Aug 3
5 contributions
We found this route 66 gem along our road trip moving cross country. The Blue Swallow Motel is clean with so much wonderful history and charm! We had the pleasure of meeting the new owners Rob and Dawn who welcomed us like family--Dawn even called to check on us when we we're running behind schedule after getting caught in a late night thunderstorm. I've already recommend this place to family and friends, you won't be disappointed in your decision to travel off the main highway and stay here. A must see and we will definitely be back. Thank you and best of luck with your new adventure, Rob and Dawn!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
debtay71 wrote a review Jul 2020
Portland, Oregon41 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is an absolute gem! Rob and Dawn (the new owners) have done a fantastic job! The rooms are clean and comfortable and the property is full of retro charm, right down to the Neon signs and the music playing outside. Take a drive off the beaten path and stay here!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$96 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Swallow Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory (0.4 miles), Tee Pee Curios (0.10 miles), and Murals of Tucumcari (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Swallow Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watson's Bbq, Kix on 66, and Del's Restaurant.
Does Blue Swallow Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Swallow Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Blue Swallow Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Tucumcari.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.