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Blue Swallow Motel
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Tucumcari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2014

In early July 2013, my Golden Retriever (Buffy) & I took Route 66 from Santa Monica to Chicago to visit family. I made a special stop to stay here and we loved it! Kevin & Nancy were awesome hosts and the motel is adorable! The beds are the most comfortable I've slept in anywhere. My co-pilot Buffy loved meeting their Golden Retrievers who were the welcoming committee. If you are traveling the "Mother Road" you must stop here. Thank you Kevin & Nancy! We will be back!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

What a special place. Wonderful history here which has been either carefully restored or replaced. Clean warm welcoming. Hosts Nancy and Kevin friendly, chatty and helpful. Wanted to stay longer. Will be back

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

My wife and I traveled to Albuquerque for a conference and wanted to stay at the Blue Swallow to experience a little bit of history. What a great experience. This motel is refurbished, not remodeled. And this is what we were looking for. If you want the cold, impersonal comfort of a "box" motel stay on I40. But if you want to enjoy a trip back in time book your stay at the Blue Swallow. This is a clean, friendly, and convenient motel. The owners are very friendly and make the stay enjoyable. We liked it so much we booked another stay for our trip back home. It was a great experience staying on Route 66 in a classic motel.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Reserved two rooms for one night in May.
Very warm welcome from the owners and the rooms were small with two double beds and an ensuite. Very clean. No fridge but who cared. No traffic noise and had a chat with other customers. The courtyard can be a little dusty when the wind blows but the owners have gone to a lot of effort in preserving the motel and sprinkling the site with a couple of old cars and very pretty murals on the walls and in the car ports. Free coffee in the office each morning.
If you are doing Route 66 stay at the Blue Swallow!!

Room Tip: All the rooms face the courtyard so it does not matter which room you choose.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Our Antique Auto tour group explored the Tucumcari area for a three day period on the first weekend of May. Our tour theme included the Route 66 experience. As mentioned in another review, tour members booked rooms at The Blue Swallow Motel and the Motel Safari, and a few stayed at the Cactus RV Park.

Our tour members had a wonderful experience at this famous historic motel. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. And the motel's evening neon light experience was great. True to a Motor Court, the antique cars also got a garage!

Nancy, the owner of The Blue Swallow, was very kind to everyone. She also rolled out the red carpet. I highly recommend the Blue Swallow Motel to anyone travelling through the area. It’s a wonderful Route 66 experience.

Thank you Nancy, and to Route 66 motel owners like you that are working hard to preserve the Route 66 experience.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

We really appreciated you bringing your group to Tucumcari, and to the Blue Swallow. Your people were such a pleasure, and it was wonderful to have the Model T and Model A Fords here for a few days, making the old motor court a true time machine. Although Kevin couldn't be here the entire weekend (a delivery to a family member in an eastern Route 66 town was required), he particularly appreciated the extra attention given to Penelope, our resident Model A pickup by the incredible panel of experts!

Thanks for keeping your beautiful pieces of automotive history alive!

Nancy and Kevin

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

You will really see how much the owners of this motel enjoy owning this great motel on Route 66. We made a point to stay and the Blue Swallow and really enjoyed our stay while on our trip on Route 66 to Santa Monica. The room was very comfortable and the coffee in the BIG mugs in the morning was wonderful. You will not be disappointed with this motel or Tucumcari as a whole.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Fell upon this hotel just by chance while on a road trip with my nephew. What a wonderful place. Owners could not have been more helpful. My husband was very grateful to be able to ring me on the office phone from the uk. Thankyou very much for the scenic route that we were given to albuquerque. Fabulous night spent , thank you very much.

Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
Price Range: £49 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Try something different tonight! 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 ultra-comfortable mattresses, spa-like towels, and Desert Breeze organic shampoo, soap, and lotion. Many of the 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 
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