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!
- 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