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Motel Safari
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Hays, Kansas
1 review
“A GREAT START TO OUR TRIP!!!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2010

What can I say about this place, besides UNBELIEVABLE. 7 guys on Harleys, decided on this hotel from what we read on TripAdvisor and other websites. Just looking for a good nights rest and a relaxing evening. We got much more than that!!!! We got in around 4 or 5, got off the bikes, and went in the motel lobby and we met our new found friend Richard. Very polite, very interested in our trip!!! Then his wife Gale, showed us to our rooms, which we thought was awesome, told us about the room, showed us how to work everything, and we thought that would be the last we will see of them. Gale came back after checking everyone in there room, with Towels for our bikes, and Aloe Vera lotion for our sun burns from being on the road all day. Which is top shelf service, no other hotels did this on our 8 day trip. Then low and behold, Richard came and talked to us about the history of Route 66, his hotel, and happenings around town. He did this with everyone that showed up that night. We didnt want to leave. Great Stay, Great Hotel, and most of all GREAT PEOPLE!!!! If you want a place where everyone is friendly including guests, this is the place to stay. We will go out of our way to stay here again on our next trip!!!! Great Job Richard and Gale!!!!!! Thank you!!

  • Stayed June 2010
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Reviewed June 15, 2010

If you are weary and need a VERY clean, comfortable, reasonable place to stay, THIS IS IT. It was very clean. When I asked for a quiet room, I got one. This place tops the chains and then some.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

A well run motel with friendly and welcoming management who take time to hear your roadside tale.

The rooms have been refurbished and the beds are incredibly comfortable.

There's little to do in Tucumcari apart from cruise up and down and look at other motel's signs. It's the bible belt so don't expect any nightlife or bars.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2010

Small, clean room with COMFORTABLE beds. Loved staying on Route 66. One drawback: neighbors who sat outside talking. We could hear every word & they stayed up much later than we wanted to.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Tucumcari, New Mexico
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

Arrived late in Tucumcari looking for a budget priced motel. I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and attention to detail in this vintage 1950's motel. Comfortable beds, cotton sheets and down pillows...Plus a large flat screen TV. All this and very reasonably priced. Oh, and did I mention the graciousness of the hosts?

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

We stopped here based on previous TA reviews and we weren't disappointed. Hotel owner/manager was extremely friendly and answered alot of questions. We enjoyed our room (which was terrifically clean!) and the nostalgic music played on the room radio. No point in rehashing what others have written, but this place was a great bargain!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

We stopped here for the night on our recent road trip. When we arrived, Gayle was very welcoming and showed us the room and how everthing worked. The owners put a lot of time and research into making this a nice place to stay. I was very pleased with the awesome mattresses and linens. The room was spotless and the retro look was fun. The air worked great. We thought we might hear our neighbors and the road nearby, but we never heard either. The wireless wi-fi is very fast. The owners are very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them. I had wanted to get a picture of their cool sign, but it suffered some recent wind damage (don't let that scare you when you first pull up in the drive---the rooms are fun, clean, and the beds are very comfortable).

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Motel Safari
Address: 722 E Route 66 Blvd, 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 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MOTEL SAFARI (est. 1959) - A Route 66 Icon for more than 57 years! Welcome to the world famous Motel Safari on historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. Vintage hotel lodging with modern amenities, squeaky clean rooms and the best beds on the Mother Road! We feature: Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, hypoallergenic down pillows, luxury cotton bath linens, premium bath amenities, 32 inch flat panel HDTV's, in-room coffee makers with coffee, free Wi-Fi and great rates. Journey through time, experience road travel the way it used to be and get your kicks on Route 66. Don't just dream about legends of the road - STAY IN ONE! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari

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