My boyfriend, Stephen and I stayed here on our two week road trip of route 66, and was one of the most memorable on the entire route.
We got there a little earlier than scheduled, but were given the warmest welcome by Kevin and Nancy. We sat putting the world to rights outside our room with a cold route 66 soda watching the sunset. The nice thing about the blue swallow is that you get a real sense of community; lots of other guests were doing the same and we got to chat to everyone staying that night!
The room has been fully restored to what it was when route 66 was in it's prime and it was great to be able to experience it 'as it was'. It was extremely clean and pleasant, just what we needed after a long day on the road.
Kevin and Nancy really go that extra mile for you; our taxi for dinner didn't turn up so Kevin took us down personally in his beautiful vintage car (i'm sorry I'm rubbish with makes!!) and even offered to pick us up afterwards.
When we got back, all the guest were gathered round the campfire for s'mores… i'd brought my own marshmallows from Disney which Kevin tried but have to say theirs were far better!
Thankyou for a wonderful stay, we will certainly be back when we do Route 66 in the future (a long way a way sadly!) but cannot recommend this place enough. Book well in advance so you are not disappointed!! You can even purchase a replica room key (which we did) to remind you of your stay!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
- Blue Swallow Tucumcari