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Blue Swallow Motel

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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed here on 5/12/15 and it was perfect! Clean, quiet, cozy and comfortable. It was nice to have access to a full fridge to keep our cooler food cold overnight and to re freeze our cooler packs. It was pouring rain the morning we left, so we did not get to enjoy coffee in the lobby,...

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I drove parts of Route 66 during Spring Break 2015, and this hotel stands out as one of the highlights of my trip. It was exactly the experience I wanted. Caveat: Don't stay here if you want fancy amenities and modern decor. Stay here if you want as close to authentic as you can get. One of my favorite things...

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Marie, Thanks for the nice review. The bedspread is indeed chenille. People love them and often make remarks about how their grandparents used to have bedspreads like that. It is a unique feature of the Blue Swallow Motel. We do have one pet friendly room, but it usually books very far ahead of time. Please call the motel in order...

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 29 May 2015

My time in Tucumcari was too short to satisfy me and I stopped at this Motel several times on visits and on business. It is an historic and beautifully maintained olde motor lodge dating back to the 20's or 30's. No viist through or to this beautiful lttle city is complete without a stay here!

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Thank Sam K
Tulsa
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Of course the Blue Swallow doesn't have all the fancy hotel amenities that you might expect with a five star rating, but that's not the point here. This is an "experience" stay, and the owners do a great job of making everyone feel at home. The rooms are a blast from the past, but with subtle updates to make them...

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Thank Jim C
Montrose, Colorado
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A true vintage Route 66 experience and decor. The owners/managers are great. My sister and I met here (she from TX and me from CO). Highly recommend this neon lighted motel with open garages. Some nights all are invited to bonfire with s'mores! Not just a room - a memory.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Drove from TN to AZ this was by far the best motel we stayed in highly recommend. And we stayed in variety of hotels from holiday in express to the Marriott. Don't miss this hidden Gem. Staff was great and cleanliness was of the highest quality.

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Thank Neiko T
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The Blue Swallow Motel will take you back into the 1950's. Kevin and Nancy have preserved the feel of the days gone by with period decor, furnishings, linens and very cool garage murals. The hospitality is top notch and the vintage automobiles that come through for a short visit or a night or two stay are so, so cool! If...

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Thank txhornsfan
Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Blue Swallow is a court styled motel that is superbly maintained by Nancy and Kevin along with their son and daughter in law (all supported by Bessie the dog) and oozes Route 66 soul. The rooms are a delight, true to the period (chenille bedspreads!!) and so very clean. We had our own garage decorated in a Cars theme....

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 25 May 2015

My 3rd visit to Blue Swallow and 2nd stay with my wife. The owners are on-site and provide personal attention and information on Route 66 and area. This is a historic, nostalgic Route 66 motel/motor court with single garages next to most units. Think of it as your own "Back to the Future" adventure. The neon, decor, furnishings take you...

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the kind words for the second time! We try to have information that people will find helpful as they travel the country. You are 100% correct about reservations. With only 12 rooms and high demand, we generally fill very quickly. Happy motoring and we will see you next time!

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Charming place in iconic town. Hosts are lovely and gave us some great recommendations for later in our holiday. Place is 1950s but 2015 clean. One of our favourite places on our trip. Local restaurant and a bar up the road who will collect you . great neon lighting collection.

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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 

Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: RM430 - RM647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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“Each room is unique & decorated in a vintage style”
 of 5 bubbles 802SusanP802, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book early for warm-weather stays - they fill up FAST!”
 of 5 bubbles HarveyStone2014, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have a special request, just call the Blue Swallow directly. They are great to work with and will accommodate you if they can.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarakouba, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms have been great, mirror space is a premium if several people are trying to get ready at once.”
 of 5 bubbles F2958VHjuliek, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Family Suite. 2 bedrooms. 3 beds. If there's more than three of you traveling, it's great.”
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