Number one on our list is cleanliness and the Historic Route 66 Motel is very clean. We were travelling with a cat and a dog and the "pet friendly" room we stayedi in did not smell at all pet friendly. At least not to us; the dog found lots of little sniffy spots but we couldn't see any stains or spots anywhere. There is a big grassy area in the center where dogs can do their business and most people are considerate enough to clean up after their pet.
Now, as to the nostalgia: The inkeeper is personable and helpful and trying her best to make a go of a slightly run down motel in a dying town. The rates are extremely reasonable but don't look for a coffee pot or hair dryer - you wouldn't have expected them in the '50s either.
There is a nice little coffee bar attached to the motel which is a good thing because nearly eveything in Tucumcari is closed. The truck stop out by the interstate is the only place to find anything. It's sad because the ambience of the town plays a big part in the overall impression of this motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Route 66 Motel is a mid-century modern hotel that is similar in style and atmosphere to hotels and homes designed by Mies van der Rohe, Joseph Eichler, and Oscar Niemeyer. Built in 1963, both the exterior and interior is more than a little reminiscent of "California Modern", a style that was so popular until the latter sixties. Our mission is to provide clean, private, and comfortable overnight accommodations for guests at an extremely reasonable rate. Refrigerators and microwaves are available in select rooms. The Motel also includes a popular European Style Espresso Bar on the west wing where guests receive a 10% discount on all items and an exterior corridor, where guests can park directly, or nearly directly, in front of their rooms. The Historic Route 66 Motel is operated by a professional staff directly managed by the owners. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Historic Route 66 Hotel Tucumcari