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Blue Swallow Motel
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed September 8, 2007

For Labor Day (2007) my husband and I stopped in Tucumcari while on a motorcycle trip to the Grand Canyon. It was the 2nd time we've stayed at the Blue Swallow and as last year, were extremely pleased. The rooms are clean, cozy and comfortable. You will definitely experience nostalgia. Bill and Terri are wonderful and have made us feel like family, as they do all of their guests. The motel has been freshly painted and the neon is brighter than ever before. We recommend the Blue Swallow for all travelers, especially motorcyclists so you can protect your ride in a garage attached to your room! Bill and Terri will share information about the Blue Swallow and its history, as well as restaurant suggestions and the town's attractions. Tucumcari is quaint and easy to get around. We were fortunate to spend the weekend there before heading on the Grand Canyon, allowing stress relief at the onset of our vacation. On the way back to Texas we stayed with Bill and Terri again. It is the only place we will stay in the area!

  • Liked — Our room with garage and the owners
  • Disliked — Nothing - we loved it all!
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2007

We stayed here on our way to the Grand Canyon last fall.When we pulled up, Bill (the owner) came out of the office, greeted us by name, and gave us a tour of our room (# 1 ). He has every reason to be proud ; this one of the nicest rooms we ever stayed in. The room was of good size (cozy,but not tiny),very clean and had lots of character. At night we sat in our vintage "motel" chairs and watched the twilight turn into evening--relaxing to the point of sublime. Bill and Terri were very gracious hosts,and were nice enough to give us a photo of ourselves in front of their cool neon sign. Would we stay here again? You bet!

  • Liked — friendliness,cleanliness,retro ambience
  • Disliked — nothing.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business 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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