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“We loved it and we will be headed through there in a week.”
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Blue Swallow Motel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
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“We loved it and we will be headed through there in a week.”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

Best place in New mexico. Small motel with the best hospatality you could ever find. I loved it!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

I can't say enough about how great our stay was at The Blue Swallow. Bill and Terri were so friendly and accommodating, personally showing us to our room, Bill taking the time to show us the awesome Cars murals, and just being down to earth honest people. The motel had the most wonderful retro vibe, and THE most incredible neon sign!! If you are anywhere near Tucumcari, New Mexico, you must experience this wonderful motel!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

Bill and Terri are simply the friendliest hosts. Our amazing experience started with a really funny phone conversation. Upon our arrival Bill gave us a tour of the property and our fabulous room. They really went out of their way to get vintage accessories to make all the rooms as wonderful as they are. The really fancy bath towels and fresh laundry smell was a blessing. We had a blast at the Blue Swallow Motel and met the greatest people Route 66 / America has to offer. If you wish to join the hangout and share great stories or get inspired by others make sure to stay the night.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

What a fantastic Route 66 experience. The motel has been restored beautifully. Bill was such a great host, like being with family. He made my nieces whole trip showing her the "Cars" mural. I hope to do this trip again and will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

i really love this place. this was my third time to stay here and as always, i have a great time. not only are Bill Terry the friendliest folks on the good ol RT 66, but it seem that their kindness and hospitality rub off on everyone who stays here. rooms are always clean, great water pressure in the showers, and comfy beds only add to the fantastic experience.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Before booking we had a look at Tripadvisor. We relied on the numerous positive experiences other travellers had before, booked this motel on our Route 66 trip. There are lots of motels at Tucumcari, but we were very happy having chosen Blue Swallow Motel. We appreciated our stay very much. The hosts Bill and Terri are very friendly, helpful and sympathetic. They give reliable recommendations regarding restaurants, local attractions, etc.
The motel itself is really old fahioned, perfectly matching to old Route 66, clean, well-kept, and very cosy. You feel like staying with friends. Guests are sitting in front of their rooms, having drinks, talking with each other and the hosts. Great atmosphere!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 27, 2011

wonderful vibe to the place, owners that really care. great place to sit outside and watch the world go by. nice clean rooms, and the BEST shower I've had in years!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Property: Blue Swallow Motel
Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Location: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BREAK THE CHAIN! 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, but retain an authentic feel from the heyday of route 66 travel. Premium creature comforts including wonderful mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Most 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! ... more   less 
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