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Blue Swallow Motel

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815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143 See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think it’s all been said in previous reviews. Clean. Classic. Friendly. Hot water for a relaxing shower. The atmosphere created is one that encourages guests to visit with one another. Chairs are outside every room where you can enjoy a conversation or just relax....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can only add my 2-cents that this is a great and historic place to stay. Very clean, with wonderfully friendly and helpful owners. They have done a great job of restoring and old place, but it has what is necessary for a modern hotel...great...More

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Response from krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow MotelResponded yesterday

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay here. The Muellers

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our New Mexico road trip. Such a cool property- it has been maintained and ran well over the years. The family that runs the place were so sweet and told us if we needed anything to literally knock...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth the stop. Now I really felt like I was back in the day. Iconic sight for Route 66 since 1939 so steeped in history. It looks just like it does in the pictures. I had not realised though that each room...More

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Response from krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow MotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Maybe next time you can stay the night and experience the true magic of a visit to the Blue Swallow Motel. You are correct most rooms have an attached garage that people are still welcome to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I count myself privileged to have stayed at The Blue Swallow two weeks ago, and I can honestly say that this gem of a hotel has to be the best-kept secret in all of New Mexico! This was my first time passing through the State...More

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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, 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!

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Kathleen M
24 May 2018|
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Response from Mamasans | Reviewed this property |
Pets are not allowed.
17 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 Mary beth B | 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.
Room Tips
"Make your reservation early to be sure to secure a room, especially during the Summer and Fall seasons."
1 week ago
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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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"Check the room descriptions online then select the one that fits your party."
17 Aug 2018
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"This motel is very popular among Route 66 travelers. A reservation is recommended is the travel season."
13 Aug 2018
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