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Blue Swallow Motel
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was the perfect place to spend time on our Route 66 trip. It gave us a true feel of the historic Route 66 experience. The accommodations were exceptional, quaint, very clean, and odd to have to say this, but smelled clean. The owners are very warm and helpful, plus have hard working and sweet greeter dogs.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The accomodations, service, cleanliness, room decor, office, grounds, you name it, were first class all the way. Kevin and Nancy are great hosts and treat you like family. We had a most wonderful experience, staying both on the way West and on the return trip on Rt66. The Rt66 Guide book recommends this motel as a EXCEPTIONAL place to stay and I couldn't agree more. If you miss this you will be missing one of the most enjoyable stops along all of RT66..BD

Room Tip: All rooms are of 50's 60's vintage decor and are a real treat!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Breezo1
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a wonderful place to stay. the rooms take you back to when people traveled the Route on vacations or going to a new place or experience. The owners are fabulous and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There are chairs in the courtyard and you can enjoy the great Golden Retrievers if you need your doggie fix. Fresh coffee in the morning. This is an excellent and must do Route 66 adventure.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Very clean, friendly motel. We travel with our elderly pooch and felt very welcomed by Nancy and Kevin. Decor brought memories of being a kid in the 50's and the murals in the garage and on the walls were terrific. Highly recommend!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

What a great step back in history! The Blue Swallow Motel brought back memories of vacations staying in motels in the 50's-60's as a child. The interior and exterior of the motel is an A+ right down to the garages with the great murals and Kevin and Nancy's antique cars sitting out front. From the moment we opened the door to our room, the smell in the room and the linens all had the best natural, clean freshest smell I have ever encountered in a motel/hotel. Thanks Kevin and Nancy for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank GeneBob12
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

My husband and I were on our way to the National cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. for the annual Cowboy Artists of America Art Show and Sale. My husband is an artist member of the CAA group. We stayed one night at the Blue Swallow. This motel is a treat and a flash to the past. We were greeted with good old fashioned small town hospitality by the owners. Our room was clean, comfortable and the bed linens were nice. When we come through Tucumcari again we will have a reservation to stay at the Blue Swallow Motel. Thsnk you Blue Swallow. Natalie G. Riddick

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Skeeter123
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

you have to stay here......it looks great.....its clean.....cheap...
fun....sociable.....none of that nasty motel room smell that i
cant stand...lovely owners who really care....two great dogs
who sit on command....close to everything in tucumcari....
and photogenic too......

add it to your list of great places to stay on route 66.......

bobby troup would be proud!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank BobClifford
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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range: $65 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Try something different tonight! 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 ultra-comfortable mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Many of the 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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