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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this motel during our journey on Historic Route 66. The place is awesome-you feel like you're back in the times. Rooms are authentic, comfortable and clean. We had our private garage right beside the room. Would definitely stay here again!

1Thank Dagmar E
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

The Blue Swallow Motel at Tucumcari was one of the highlights of the trip. As you approach the Motel with it's gorgeous old style neon signs you are transported back to the days when motels were more than a bed and a place to park the car. Cameron and Jessica make all guests most welcome, with good old fashioned service....

1Thank perryr60
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

What a great place to stay ! A trip back in time on Route 66 this motel is charming with its original facade to the chenille bedspreads. Clean with very comfortable beds it was a pleasant stay and we wished we had more time ! Would recommend to all making the trip on 66 to stop here for a few...

1Thank Bernadette S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

This motel is 1939 vintage updated in the 1950s. You come here for the experience of what early motels were like not for modern day luxury. Owners are very friendly as are the guests. It is adorned with neon lights and 50s kitch. Rooms are small but adequate.

1Thank Murray S
Brooks, Georgia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

My friend and I returned recently from our “bucket list” journey driving Route 66 from Chicago to LA! When we finished, people would ask what we liked best about the trip. There were many, many memories that I will value for years to come, but to be honest, my fondest memory will be my stay at the Blue Swallow Motel!!...

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I purposely planned my cross country trip from coast to coast to take me through Tucumcari just to stay at the Blue Swallow. I was not disappointed. It's delightful as are Nancy and Kevin and even Bessie, the family pet. My dog and I reveled in the 1950s in our cozy room...I felt transported back to my bedroom where I...

1Thank Irene2727
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Wonderful place to stop over, room was clean and spacious , had all you required, even a laundry room which came in handy as we were doing long journey, Kevin had hot coffee on at 6.30 in the morning which was great. Kevin and Nancy were wonderful, helpful loved it

1Thank sharon g
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Cool and well preserved, extremely friendly staff that makes you feel welcome. Rooms are very clean and period correct. Coffee in the morning is great. First time in a long time I have had an actual hotel key!

2Thank Patrick A
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Great stay at The Blue Swallow an authentic Route 66 motel. The motel has been re-done authentically, maintaining the original character of the place. If you want an authentic experience we highly recommend it, if you want a 21st century motel, look elsewhere. We stayed here (for a second time) as we were driving Route 66 from Chicago to LA...

2Thank rocknroller_13
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

This place is fantastic! The owners were very friendly and accommidating. The room was cozy and like a step back into the 50s. I also loved the car port next to the room. The complimentary soap smelled great! It's the little things.

1Thank lscott8737

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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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Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: RM431 - RM649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Blue Swallow Tucumcari
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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles toasterdon, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is one larger room with a large free-standing bathtub. A nice feature after a long day's drive.”
 of 5 bubbles 110barryb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet, quaint, and quirky.”
 of 5 bubbles ethansmom00, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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