We stayed here on the way back from our route 66 trip. We just could not get enough of Tucumcari and after staying across the street at the Blue Swallow we wanted to experience more of the old motel charm. These rooms are perfect very comfortable, beautifully renovated and you cannot beat the price.
The reason I did not give it a full rating is because of the check in policy. When you are traveling across the country you cannot determine when you will be there and there is so much to do and see. We actually had to skip something we wanted to do along the way because for some reason they cannot leave a key for guests after 10 pm. We stayed in 15 hotels total with the majority of them just like this place and they all would accommodate late check in. Also found it odd that the owner called to see what time we would get there no other owner did this and it was like she was concerned about what time she could leave making sure it was mountain time I was talking about when I told her our eta.
Other than that this place is highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- MOTEL SAFARI (est. 1959) - A Route 66 Icon for more than 57 years! Welcome to the world famous Motel Safari on historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM. Vintage hotel lodging with modern amenities, squeaky clean rooms and the best beds on the Mother Road! We feature: Sealy Posturepedic pillow top mattresses, hypoallergenic down pillows, luxury cotton bath linens, premium bath amenities, 32 inch flat panel HDTV's, in-room coffee makers with coffee, free Wi-Fi and great rates. Journey through time, experience road travel the way it used to be and get your kicks on Route 66. Don't just dream about legends of the road - STAY IN ONE! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Motel Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Hotel Tucumcari
- Safari Motel Tucumcari