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“Mid Century Modern Comfort”
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Motel Safari
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2013

It's a trip back in time, but you get to take the technology you like with you. Spacious room. Restful. Made even more delightful because the family that owns it is so personable, friendly and welcoming. Have stayed twice and recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

travel to New Mexico every month or two combining business with pleasure. Stay at The Motel Safari every time I am in Tucumcari, never disappointed. I always get my kicks on Route 66 at Motel Safari. One of the best values on Route 66 and not a "cookie cutter" like the chains, it has it's own personality.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We had stayed here before and made a point of getting back by here. The rooms are spotless, we love the great fluffy towels. And Gail is very helpful, shows you to the room and gives you a rundown of all the amenities. Very relaxing and quiet.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Stayed in Motel Safari during Route 66 trip and absolutely loved our stay! We planned on staying in the Blue Swallow but it was sold out! So we stayed here and we were delighted we did. Gail was very helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

I travel Old Route 66 a few times each year and I really enjoy my stay in Tucumcari. I like the clean rooms with great towels, good water pressure, nice flat screen TV's and the best beds of the whole trip. Motel Safari is a classy Icon of the Mother Road. Stop in and meet the hosts Gail & Richard.

Room Tip: I have stayed several times and like each room very well. The suite was great.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Great place and very clean. Motel is really looked after and modern. We highly recommend it. The lady who runs the place was very helpful. The town itself is very quiet. Certain restaurants are not open on a Sunday. Which meant there was only the Lizard open which was pretty average. Tucumcari is a very quiet town.

Room Tip: Its a very quiet town. Motel is in the middle of anything.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Stayed there on 13th Sept 2013 on our trip along Route 66.
This was the only place throughout our trip (We stayed in 28 different lots of accommodation) where we were escorted to our room and shown where everything was and how it worked. I thought this was customer service at its best. The lady was also very helpful in telling us where to go and how to get there.
Top marks!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank wall1234
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Additional Information about Motel Safari

Address: 722 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3142
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range: £31 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The world famous Motel Safari on Historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, has been a Mother Road icon for almost 60 years! We invite you to skip the big chains and experience road travel the way it used to be. Enjoy an authentic slice of Americana with mid-century modern accommodations that don't sacrifice today's comforts and amenities. Relax on Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, enjoy 32" HDTVs with cable, groove with Tivoli Audio BT One streaming Rte 66 Radio, cool off with remote-controlled Frigid-Aire, refresh with Speakman Anystream showerheads, stay connected with fast, free WiFi, and wake up to in-room coffee makers. And you can park right at your room! Head outside to unwind on the patio, enjoy the fire pit and visit with fellow travelers. We're centrally located, close to dining, shopping and attractions, with many just a short walk away. When getting your kicks on 66 in Tucumcari, make the Motel Safari your home away from home. Just look for the camel! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Hotel Tucumcari
Safari Motel Tucumcari

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