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Blue Swallow Motel

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County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the blue swallow for one night. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the kind motels owners Kevin and Nancy. Kevin showed us to our room and made sure we had all we needed and showed us how to work the aircon etc. The room was bright, comfortable and extremely clean. The bed was super...

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Thanks for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us, and hope the rest of your trip is/was a fun and memorable one. Kevin & Nancy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome little visit back in time! This was our first stop on our road trip. My husband and I try to break the chain and stay at places that are not cookie cutter, the same in every single town. Just because this is a retro (1939) motel, does not mean it's run down. The rooms are clean and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was amazing. It gives you that truly authentic, old school Route 66 feel. The staff are amazing, they make you feel right at home. It's furnished just how it was in the 50's even down to the working dial phone next to your bed. We had a magical night there and it stands out in our memories, after...

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Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Swallow is a historic icon of Route 66 with it's beautiful neon sign. The current owners have restored it and added modern touches. Of course it's not like staying at a fancy hotel but the rooms are good size and have everything you need. It's more like staying in a bedroom at a friend's house, it feels cozy...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable one night stay with a very nice bed and pillows. The motor lodge proprietors were very nice . Coffee and bread for breakfast. If you are into experiencing what the 1930's were like then stop here. The whole town is based around the Rt 66 experience. The neon lights at night are fun. Small room but...

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monaghan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, husband, son and his girlfriend stayed here a couple of weeks ago. We were on the Route 66 road trip and what a pit stop to make. From our first encounter with the owner such a friendly gentleman, throughout the evening we sat outside which he and his wife several times stopped to chat with us, not to mention...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our first stay at the Blue Swallow, we were sitting outside of our room toasting the end of a hard day’s drive when we heard the Theme from Route 66 growing louder in the distance. The music was coming from a ’60s-era Corvette convertible pulling into the motel. The driver, as it turned out, was making a bucket list...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time staying at the Blue Swallow and we were not disappointed! I have worked in the airline industry for 41 years and couldn't tell you how many hotels I have stayed in, but only a handful are as memorable as this one for a number of reasons! First and foremost the lovely couple that run the...

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Tucumcari, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable motel with free wifi, cable TV, lots of character, good price and great photo opportunities this is the place. The decor is true to the era when the motel was built, right down to rotary phones and chenille bed spreads. There are beautiful murals painted in the old garages on the property and...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about the Blue Swallow is authentic. We had a claw foot tub for a perfect evening bath after a long day on the road. There was a working DIAL phone to call home (hey, you find one of those, you call your mom!) The garage was a really nice surprise to keep the car out of the weather ......

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: ₹ 4,199 - ₹ 8,397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Blue Swallow Hotel Tucumcari
Blue Swallow Tucumcari
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Family Hotel in Tucumcari
#1 Business Hotel in Tucumcari
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“Any room. We enjoyed having an attached garage.”
RoadDogs70, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“If you have a small car, get a room with a garage and park in it!”
joshs381, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask to look at rooms available”
kebcab, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“If you need a garage for your vehicle, make sure to request a room with a garage.”
ronfulton1, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“every room is great”
vladsuperman2, 8 May 2017 | Read review
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