This is no secret to Route 66 fans. I'm almost hesitant to give it the high review it deserves because if everyone knew, it would always be booked. The owners are fabulous and knowledgeable and have done a great job with their renovations. We stayed in Room 2, the car room. My husband stayed up super late reading the historic magazines targeted to a motor theme. Very comfortable bed. We had a view of the neon sign, which is one of the best we've seen in the 3 states of Route 66 we've covered so far. It's probably not a place that kids are going to appreciate, but for adults, all the antiques are really cool, from light fixtures and faucets to dial phones. Added bonus - nice thick towels and good water pressure.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
- Blue Swallow Tucumcari