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Motel Safari
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is in the middle of nowhere . We stayed when we were doing Route 66 . Its everything you would expect for a motel . Rooms were clean so happy with that . Town is small . It was 105 degrees out when we stayed and the owner came over and asked us why we were sunbathing in this heat . We explained as we were from Scotland we make the most of the sun LOL . Would stay again if passing through .

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

After many nights in sterile motels, this was a real treat. The rooms are small, but lovingly remodeled just enough--new carpet, paint, beds, tv, etc. But otherwise, it is just like it was in the 60's. Reading the story of the motel, only three owners before current owners, and much of the furniture is original. Obviously, the motel was well built at the time, and taken care of by its prior owners as many of the old motels in Tucumcari are not worth saving which is so sad. It is heartbreaking to drive thru town and see all the closed up stores and shops. Two thumbs up for this place. p.s. Blue Willow looked interesting too, and was totally filled the same weekday night, but we were happy where we were.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed at this motel for 1 night on our way to Arizona. The owners were very pleasant & helpful when we checked in. They walked us to our room & explained everything about the room. The room was decorated in a 1960 style with updated comforts (AC, king bed, flat screen tv, etc). The owner also suggested a restaurant & gave us a 10% off coupon for the restaurant. The restaurant was very good.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed at the safari whilst driving west on Route 66. The motel was a pleasant surprise having been staying in large chain motels, it is as it says squeaky clean with all the amenities required for a very Comfortable stay and the bed is big and very very comfortable.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Couldn't get into the blue swallow so they suggested the safari across the street. Authentic Route 66 motor hotel down to the furniture. As has been said, beds are unbelievable especially after driving all day. Extremely clean and surprisingly quite. Would stay here again. No pool.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This is our second stay with Safari and we not disappointed. Great bed! Clean, friendly, and retro. Loud A/C? That's the way they were in 1959! What do you expect? It is a fun place to stay for the night.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Most comfortable beds ever. Did not want to leave!
Only negative was having to ask for ice but the owner was very nice and accommodating. She didn't even complain about the loud nose made by my teenager. And she is one loud, giggly girl :)

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Additional Information about Motel Safari

Address: 722 E Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3142
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range: $44 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari

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