Wonderful experience and a fantastic motel! If you are looking for big rooms, pools, hot tubs, flat screen tvs, free breakfasts, etc. this is not the motel for you. This motel was built prior to the heyday of Route 66, and was renovated to reflect that classic time in Amercian history. The owners, Kevin & Nancy, are outstanding hosts who went out of their way to not only make our stay comfortable but really worked hard at keeping the "Americana" aspect of the experience alive. Our evening was filled with relaxing outside our room sitting on the chairs every room has outside, passing the time conversing with the other guests as we imagined it was like back in the day. Then, to everyone's delight, watching the famous neon sign light up at dusk. This is an absolute must stay if you are "Route 66er."
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
- Blue Swallow Tucumcari