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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed two nights here while on a trip to Santa Fe. Since it was the off-season, I was able to enjoy the motel and its surroundings more. Within walking distance to restaurants. Making the reservation was easy, and got a call from Jessica right after confirmation to double-check my arrival time so they could have everything ready for me....

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was planning for a unique experience and The Blue Swallow did not disappoint. We were excited as soon as we pulled up and saw the place and the awesome neon lights. The personal service, the comfy beds and covers and the fun, authentic feel of the rooms was the icing on the cake. Nancy and Kevin gave us great...

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Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kevin and his family are some of the most hospitable and enjoyable folks you will ever meet. Both times we have stayed at the Blue Swallow they've made us feel welcome and like family (Obie and Bessie too!!!). This is such a unique place. We love it! If you've never been here, you need to stop by - it's a...

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athens, ga
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Swallow is such a special place! My fiance and I traveled from Athens, GA in one 20 hour shot and arrived at check-in time slightly bedraggled and tired. We immediately felt so comfortable, even though it was only 1 degree outside! We were given hot coffee and showed to our room, which was beautiful, warm, and interesting. Would...

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

A slogan used by the Blue Swallow in its early years was, "Your Home Away from Home", and we're glad it felt like home to you! We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you "road warriors" through or to Tucumcari. Thanks again, The Muellers

Riverside, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the family suite. Immaculate and in excellent condition. Nice bedding, nice beds, nice bathroom. Good heating. Lovely folks. We have been wanting to stay at the Blue Swallow for a very long time, but it was always booked. Got lucky this trip, and we're glad that we did. Highest recommendations.

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Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to follow old Route 66 route on our road trip from IL to LA and wanted at least one night in a authentic motel. Found this place just off the interstate, what a great find! The owner has done an awesome job in recreating the authenticity of the period, was quite friendly, and more than willing to take...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel through the United State's Route 66 for our honey moon and we stop by this stunning, authentic restored motel. A magic expirience that brought us back to the American on the road dream. The owner were so helpful and kind!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had written a review a few years ago about the Blue Swallow. (With previous owners Bill and Terri I think..) I love how the rooms are authentic. I love how even the bathrooms have been left as they were. Love all the little touches that are how it was in the heyday. But.. The thing that upset my trip...

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krmtrains1, Owner at Blue Swallow Motel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you aren't happy with your recent visit here. From your review, I'm not even sure you actually stayed with us. One thing I do know is that your previous review was in 2013 when our family still owned the motel. I'm also sorry you don't seem to have any understanding of the work it takes to operate a...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at The Blue Swallow while attending a wedding. The room was clean and the owners have done a great job restoring the motel to around the time it was built in 1939. Room was comfortable, and the owners Kevin and Nancy were very helpful on restaurant recommendations and things to do un the area. I will...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get tired of staying in chain box motels, so I recently booked a night at the Blue Swallow. It was a treat, and about as far from Hotel X Suites Express etc. as you can imagine. The rooms are restored, and only modestly updated, to look and feel like the Route 66 motor lodges of the 50s. The beds...

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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 

Additional Information about Blue Swallow Motel

Address: 815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
Region: United States > New Mexico > Tucumcari
Price Range: €83 - €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
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#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#2 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
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“We stayed in the Family Suite. 2 bedrooms. 3 beds. If there's more than three of you traveling, it's great.”
 of 5 bubbles toasterdon, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is one larger room with a large free-standing bathtub. A nice feature after a long day's drive.”
 of 5 bubbles 110barryb, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet, quaint, and quirky.”
 of 5 bubbles ethansmom00, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would think all rooms (there are only 14) would be great!!”
 of 5 bubbles 168laurieh, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Tell Kevin what you need and he'll match you up with the best choice”
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 of 5 bubbles X-NYr, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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