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Blue Swallow Motel

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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, and 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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Love Blue Swallows Motel! It's like a time machine trip back to the glory days of Motor Courts on Rt. 66. Rooms are restored to a cozy retro feel with furniture and bedding to match the era but comforts of current era. Loved the vintage...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Judy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see on Route 66. Wish our schedule would have allowed us to stay here, however we were able to walk around and view everything. It felt like going back to the 1930s including the rooms. Kudos to the owners for making...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Blue Swallow is a true 'icon' motel from the Route 66 days. The rooms inside is just as charming as the outside. A beautiful day we had for our overnight stay, we were able to sit outside our rooms and meet our 'neighbors'. Coffee is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I thank the owners for keeping up with restoring this property and making it look so pretty and authentic. After checking in, we were shown to our room. It is obvious how passionate the owners are about the motel, and keeping it vintage. I liked...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Bluemermaid25
Response from krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow MotelResponded 30 October 2018

We are so glad you found the place to your liking! We hope you will come again if your travels bring you to or through Tucumcari in the future. Until then, safe travels! The Muellers

Reviewed 24 October 2018

My wife and I made a trip to Tucumcari just to stay at the Blue Swallow, and it was a ton of fun. It brought back memories of staying in similar -- but not quite as nice -- motels when I was a child in...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Kathleen M
25 May 2018|
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Response from Mamasans | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed.
18 April 2018|
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Response from krmtrains1 | Property representative |
One block west is Cornerstone’s First Edition. They feature pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Good!
5 June 2017|
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Response from macbergsews | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember, but I know the price range was $69-129. I think we paid less than $100. Well worth it-too cute.
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"If you have a small car, ask for a room with a garage so that you can park inside."
23 Oct 2018
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"Room 2 includes a garage with characters from the movie "Cars" painted on the walls"
18 Oct 2018
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"Make your reservation early to be sure to secure a room, especially during the Summer and Fall seasons."
7 Oct 2018
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"Route 66 is noisy at night-- if you are a light sleeer get a room in the back"
9 Sep 2018
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US$94 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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