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“Great place and very clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Motel Safari

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Motel Safari
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Tucumcari
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great place and very clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stopped by on our way back from Tioga, Tx to Tijeras, NM - after that long drive it was great to pull into Motel Safari and get a room. We had a chance to stay in the luxury suite, and what an awesome job the owners have done to this room. It was beautiful, spacious, and very clean. The outside of the motel was clean, and welcoming. We had a great night's rest. We returned the following weekend and stayed in one of the regular rooms, which was just as comfy and quiet as the suite. If you are going to stay here, be sure to call in advance, they fill up quickly. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the '66', so if you have time make sure you visit with them. Planning to spend more time here next year for 'Rockablily on the Route'.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Hotel Safari has very clean rooms. The linens were of a very good quality. Owners were very nice and helpful. Would stay again for sure. It was very nice to sit on the patio and visit with other travelers

  • Stayed August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Motel Safari is an excellent place to stay on historic route 66. The rooms are clean and well maintained. We loved the vintage look without the vintage inconvenience. The flat screen TV's were a bonus. We have stayed here at least six times and have never been disappointed with the service or the cleanliness of the rooms. The only problem is that the office closes at 10 p.m. Unlike the Blue Swallow, they won't leave the key under the matt if you're going to be later.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at this motel! We were a little hesitate at first, just because of the look from the street, but once inside our room we were happily surprised! Lady showed us our room and was extremely friendly! The room was very clean and tidy! Vintage styled furniture and decor really made it super cool! We were able to walk right down the street to Del's Restaurant for dinner, and it too was amazing! All in all it wad an amazing stay!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stay overnight in Tucumcari on the way to Santa Fe each year. The past few times we have stayed at the Motel Safari. It is a great spot and gets a little better every year! The owners are constantly adding some nice touch for their guests. This place is the 1950's classic Route 66 experience all the way.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I remember traveling Route 66 in the mid-1960s. It's sad that many of the attractions are now gone, but fortunately a few have been revived. The Motel Safari is one such place. It is like stepping back 40-50 yrs. If you want a hotel with all the bells and whistles, this isn't the place for you. But if you want a place that is reminiscent of the 50s and the 60s, it's the perfect place for you. Some of us have fond memories of "motor courts," and this is the place to get your fix.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd trip to Tucumcari, but our first at this hotel. It has been redone with a retro feel. The color scheme is very nice and the rooms look great. The bedding/towels were an AMAZING surprise especially at the price. The owners were very friendly and helpful. This hotel is a gem and a must stay on Route 66. The value is superb.

Stayed August 2014
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Additional Information about Motel Safari

Property: 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 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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

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