I'm an active duty Marine who was traveling cross country from Virginia. Tired and hungry, I pulled into Tucumcari looking for a place to bed down for the night. Calling back home to Virginia, asked my wife to choose for me where to stay...she said, "Honey, you gotta stay at Motel Safari! Trust me!" She couldn't have been more right. A vintage Route 66 hotel so well put together that it made me wonder how fun those decades must have been. This place was spotless, extremely cozy (beds, license, and pillows were just incredible), and run by a wonderful family genuinely concerned about your comfort and visit to not only their Motel, but to the gem of a city that is Tucumcari. And wouldn't you know it, the owner is also a Marine. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm conversation on the patio, and as Marines typically do, enjoy a nice cold beverage and sharing stories. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay traveling to my new duty station in San Diego...give them a try, you won't be disappointed! Semper Fidelis...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world famous Motel Safari on Historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, has been a Mother Road icon for almost 60 years! We invite you to skip the big chains, drive out a little further and experience road travel the way it used to be. Enjoy an authentic slice of Americana with mid-century modern accommodations that don't sacrifice comfort and modern amenities. Relax on our Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses with down surround pillows, enjoy 32-inch flat panel HDTVs with cable, cool off with remote-controlled Frigid-Aire, refresh with Speakman Anystream showerheads, stay connected with fast, free WiFi, and wake up to in-room coffee makers. And you can park right at your room! Head outside to unwind on the patio and visit with fellow travelers. We're centrally located, close to dining, shopping and attractions, with several places just a short walk away. When getting your kicks on 66 in Tucumcari, make the Motel Safari your home away from home. Just look for the camel! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Motel Tucumcari