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1023 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3034
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 05/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 23 hotels in Tucumcari
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
The Roadrunner Lodge Motel is an award winning fabulous retro-boutique 1960s motel decked out in mid-century style located directly on historic Route 66. We won USA Today's #1 roadside motel in 2021 (thank you, former guests and fans!) and we consistently earn high praise from many of our guests. That said, we aren't for everyone. For the traveler wanting the big chain experience, we might not be the best fit. But for those on an adventurous road trip, we are just the ticket! We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms. Please contact us directly to confirm availability of a suitable room for you and your pup(s). This motel offers period accommodations with modern amenities including premium bedding, plush towels, lightning fast Wi-Fi internet, and satellite channels on HDTVs. If the weather is right, bring your favorite beverage out to either of our fire pits and share your road trip experiences with our guests from around the country and around the world. Ask for our lawn bowling set or other outdoor games or just listen to our 1960s radio station complete with music and commercials from the time. Our guest rooms were built in the 1960s and are smaller than new facilities. They do NOT have coffee makers, refrigerators, or microwaves in them. These amenities are available either in our lobby or in our shared courtesy room along with ice and a coin-operated laundry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Bowling offsite
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Gift shop
Parking
Wifi
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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Judy W wrote a review Aug 3
5 contributions4 helpful votes
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My husband was hesitant about booking the Roadrunner because he likes luxurious, modern accommodations, but he agreed to give it a try and we had so much fun. The owner was friendly and we loved meeting Elvis, the motel pup. We sat outside by the fire pit and reminisced about our childhood road-trips in the 1960’s. The bed was comfortable, the AC kept us cool, and the Magic Fingers were a fun blast from the past. This may not be the place for everyone, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, and my husband is interested in trying more properties that are unique.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bigthicket wrote a review May 2022
520 contributions222 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favorite
I love everything about this lodge. I loved the decor, the music playing on the radio in our room when we arrived, the moon pies, the highly absorbent towels, the sanitary wrap around the toilet when you got there, the great water pressure in the shower, the gift shop with fun stuff reminiscent of hotels in the 60’s, and the very nice staff that help make the whole experience fun. The rooms open to the outside and at night an enclosed fire is lit that you can sit by and visit with other guests. I’m sad to say I didn’t get to enjoy that part because I was tired from a long day of travel but my husband did. He even took his guitar out and played a few songs. They have a great pet area too. Just know check- in doesn’t start till 4. I can’t wait to return to this lodge.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check in doesn’t start till 4pm. Kix on 66 diner is right across the street and has a great...
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded May 14, 2022
We're so glad you found Roadrunner Lodge Motel! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us so much and we look forward to seeing you and your husband again someday. It's nice you arrived on a day when we could light a fire. I hope your next visit you are able to enjoy it, too. Safe travels!
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Lynda H wrote a review Aug 2
Worthing, United Kingdom51 contributions108 helpful votes
Plenty of easy parking. Friendly and easy check in. Spacious modern room with lots of retro touches. I loved the old radio playing 50s music when we arrived. There are a few restaurants nearby and although it was nice to have a walk around the neighbourhood there is very little around.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Margery F wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff were very friendly, quick check in. There were waters and Moon Pies in the spotless room which had been pre-cooled for us. Loved the 60’s decor! The water pressure was great and the towels huge and fluffy. We were on motorcycles so appreciated the short walk to restaurants. Overall one of the best hotel stays of our entire 10 day trip.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded 5 days ago
We're glad you found Roadrunner Lodge Motel and we're even more glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again. Safe travels!
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Geneva H wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here during a cross country road trip and we’re very satisfied with our stay. From being warmly greeted by Elvis at check in to discovering the fun treasures in the snazzy 60’s room, to walking to quaint restaurants for dinner and breakfast, we had a wonderful time. The bed was super comfy and the room was sparkling clean. We parked right outside our door. We ate dinner at Del’s, a short walk down the road and had a quick breakfast at the diner across the street.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Geneva, thank you for choosing Roadrunner Lodge Motel. Thank you for taking a moment to review your stay. We're glad you had such a wonderful stay. Safe travels!
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mommermom wrote a review Jul 2022
Chino, California174 contributions64 helpful votes
We stopped here for one night on a road trip. I have always wanted to stay in a vintage motel and this met every expectation and then some! The room was not only cute and functional, it was also very comfortable. We loved all the attention to vintage details, comfortable bed, and the nice towels in the bathroom. Took advantage of the table and chairs outside of our room but because of an early start the next morning, did not get to sit and enjoy the grass area. We enjoyed the magic fingers bed and put a few quarters in that machine! Loved that they had a small personal fan in the room. They were very kind to us when we arrived a bit early but they really do have a check in time of 4:00 so don't plan to arrive early.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Check in time is at 4:00 p.m.
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded Jul 3, 2022
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Sometimes we are able to accommodate an early check-in but usually not. Thank you for your patience. I hope the rest of your trip was just as fun. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels!
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LenoreH wrote a review Jun 2022
Claymont, Delaware84 contributions20 helpful votes
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Outstanding stay at this quaint throwback motel on Rt66. The management was helpful beyond measure and allowed me an early checkin after a long day on a motorcycle. The room was styled in the heyday of Rt66 but absolutely spotless with retro/antique furnishing and a fabulously comfortable bed. The outstanding view of Mount Tucumcari was the icing on the cake! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Hello Lenore, we're glad you found us and chose to stay with us. We don't often have the opportunity to grant early check-in, but you caught us on a day we were able to accommodate. You had #theviewfrom32 which has the best view of Tucumcari Mountain from any lodging property in Tucumcari, in my opinion. 😁 Being upstairs gives you a view over the landscape and that room is far enough west that the image of the mountain doesn't have anything else blocking it. I hope you caught it while the sun was setting the dramatic contours were visible in the shadows as they move across the mountain. We hope to see you again someday. Safe travels!
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Ivy Y wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions
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I came through on 6/18-19/2022 while riding Route 66 with 40 women (Chix on 66) and this place was AMAZING! Super clean and infinitely comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and gracious. The personal touches in the room were much appreciated. I will stay here every single time I come through Tucumcari. Thank you, Roadrunner Lodge!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded Jun 26, 2022
Hello Ivy, your group was an absolute blast! We're so glad Chix on 66 chose us as one of your hotels for your Route 66 trip. We look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels, always!
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Rebecca T wrote a review Jun 2022
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
The Roadrunner lodge truly delivers a unique experience for Tucumcari and along Route66. A sense of nostalgia in every detail and an overall wonderful experience. Even though the rooms make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, they are fully up to date with comfortable beds, linens, and of course Wi-Fi and TV. The rooms are clean and spacious and they’ve got the best crew in town!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded Jun 7, 2022
Thank you for your review! We have to agree, we have a fantastic crew keeping this place in top notch condition for travelers and tourists alike. We hope to see you again soon in Tucumcari. Safe travels!
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James B wrote a review Jun 2022
15 contributions7 helpful votes
The Roadrunner Lodge is a solid, comfortable hotel for the money. Not a lot of fluff and frills but a quiet room, comfortable bed and the owner checks you in. Seriously, what more can a weary traveler ask for. It’s far enough off I-40 and US 54 so that you’re not hearing trucks all night but close enough to be convenient for the overnights on both routes. Stayed here on three different trips and each one has been a restful night. At my age, these are like finding gold. There are a couple of other good hotels on the 66 strip in Tucumcari and I have tried them. None beat the Roadrunner. Final note, the air conditioner pumps plenty of cold air and doesn’t sound like an Airbus taking off.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Dinner at Del’s a block away.
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Response from David Brenner, Owner at Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Responded Jun 7, 2022
Thank you for choosing Roadrunner Lodge Motel over and over again! Your ongoing patronage is sincerely appreciated. We look forward to seeing you on your next stay and in the meantime, we wish you safe travels!
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNew MexicoTucumcari
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roadrunner Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop (0.1 miles), Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory (0.6 miles), and Tee Pee Curios (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
Is parking available at Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watson's Bbq, Kix on 66, and Del's Restaurant.
Is Roadrunner Lodge Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Tucumcari.
Are any cleaning services offered at Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Roadrunner Lodge Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Roadrunner Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.