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Blue Swallow Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun motel done in the old style, complete with neon signs. People came out of their room to sit around a fire lit by the owner who also joined in the conversation while holding his infant daughter. The rooms are small but very comfortable. You are parked just steps from your car. It's a small town so it's quiet....

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Chesterland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A noteworthy destination on our Rt 66 East to West road trip. A true tribute to the old Mother road. Jessika and Cameron were gracious and fun hosts. Baby Cora was most agreeable...for a new born. The golden retriever Odie made our day. What a treat. Our car was parked in the garage while we sat out on the old...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night during the week. The owners are very nice and answered all of our questions. Nice huge golden retriever was there to "approve" us upon check in. The rooms and bathrooms are small by todays standards, but very clean, and quiet. Remember, this place has been around since 1905 or so. Cool old cars on site and...

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Norton Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were on a three week road trip and did some of the Route 66. I chose this hotel, wanting to get a little piece of the past. The hosts were fantastic and the rooms and hotel in general were adorable. Other guests were friendly, I guess the simpler time feeling just brings out the best of...

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

Thanks for your review, and glad you enjoyed your stay. One of the things we like most about the Blue Swallow is seeing our guests interacting with each other, sharing stories of their travels, making new friends. It isn't the kind of thing that happens at the larger chain hotels. Hope to see you again when your travels bring you...

Newnan, Georgia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just returned from a 30 day cross-country road trip starting from SW Atlanta heading west to I-40/Rte 66. Tucumcari was our fourth night on the road. My husband had booked The Blue Swallow in advance as a "must do" on Route 66. We arrived mid-afternoon and were greeted by a sweet family. Cameron showed us the room and where...

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Golborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Hotel, spotless and comfortable, Cameron and his wife were very helpful with advise and informative. Vintage cars on sight. Coffee and chat always available in front office. Dined at Dells on Cameron's advise, great meal and atmosphere. Museums and cinema in town for more than one night stay. Came out of restaurant, started to rain, then thunderstorm through the...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been nicely renovated keeping true to the period. Great photo ops. But what made it a great stay for us was the owner and his family were so friendly and accommodating. They lit a camp fire for us and we spent the night yarning about our Route 66 experiences. Rooms were satisfactory

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Elk City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kevin and Nancy are incredible. They spend substantial time interacting with their guests. They are full most nights and staying there it is easy to see why; This place was perfect. The beds and pillows are similar to what we have back home. Chairs are set out in front of every room and most people sit out and visit, so...

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

It was our pleasure to have you here, and to be part of your great adventure! We hope you have a safe and pleasant trip, all the way to Alaska and back to Michigan. Thanks for the kind review, and we will see you again! Kevin & Nancy

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable stay at Blue Swallow. Comfortable rooms, warm and friendly welcome after been traveling through out the States this was one of the best places we stayed. Cameron and his lovely wife made the stay very relaxed and gave the place a community feel.

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East Liverpool, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place, the room was fresh & clean, owners were the best, they talked, helped, and very friendly, and a great dog watching over everything. This motel is a must stay for any reason , the murals in the garage was awsome.

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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: £50 - £100 (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 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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“Any room. We enjoyed having an attached garage.”
RoadDogs70, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“If you have a small car, get a room with a garage and park in it!”
joshs381, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask to look at rooms available”
kebcab, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“If you need a garage for your vehicle, make sure to request a room with a garage.”
ronfulton1, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“every room is great”
vladsuperman2, 8 May 2017 | Read review
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