We spent one night at the Blue Swallow as part of a Route 66 trip to the Grand Canyon. The owner's son, Cameron, and his wife, Jessica, were the proprietors for the week. They greeted us enthusiastically as soon as we entered the front door and made us feel at home. I even spotted the "Mrs. Beasley" doll in a rocking chair which brought back great childhood memories! Cameron walked us to our rooms - the Family Suite and Room 14 - and showed us the garage we could use for parking. He said they had just purchased new mattresses for all the rooms, and the bed was the most comfortable I slept on during our trip. It was fun to take a step back in time and imagine we were living life as it was 50-70 years ago. At night, the neon lights on the property were turned on, and guests sat in the colorful, metal chairs in front of our rooms. We talked and watched the traffic go by. It was refreshing. The homemade blueberry-chocolate chip muffins and coffee served for breakfast were great, and we found several prints in the gift shop area. Cameron emailed us about a print we were looking for that he found in the back room and offered to ship it to us. We were able to stop by on the trip back home, though, and pick it up. Still, we were impressed by the follow up and attention to detail. This is a great motel, and we would stay here again!
- 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