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722 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3142
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#2 of 23 hotels in Tucumcari
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The world-famous Motel Safari on Historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, has been a Mother Road icon for over 60 years! We invite you to skip the big chains and experience road travel the way it used to be. Enjoy an authentic slice of Americana with mid-century modern accommodations that don't sacrifice today's comforts and amenities. Relax on Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top mattresses, enjoy 32" HDTVs with cable, groove with Tivoli Audio BT One streaming Rte 66 Radio, cool off with remote-controlled Frigid-Aire, refresh with Speakman Anystream showerheads, stay connected with fast, free WiFi, and wake up to in-room Keurig coffee makers. And you can park right at your room! Head outside to unwind on the patio, enjoy the fire pit and visit with fellow travelers. We're centrally located, close to dining, shopping and attractions, with many just a short walk away. When getting your kicks on 66 in Tucumcari, make the Motel Safari your home away from home. Just look for the camel!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Picnic area
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andrewpmckee wrote a review 16 Jan
Cairns, Australia4 contributions4 helpful votes
The room was warm, welcoming with classic Route 66 radio to greet us. Set the scene for a fantastic experience. Every where you look is a photo opportunity. Our room was absolutely spotless. Could not recommend this motel more highly! We will make a point of returning for longer next time. Thank you Larry!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MNice wrote a review Nov 2021
Bloomington, Minnesota2344 contributions313 helpful votes
We stopped briefly on our Route 66 quest and found the place to be alive and well. The town it’s located in was really chocked full of the Mother Roads quintessential signs and memorabilia. We found this town and this place to be some of our mst interesting in New Mexico.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Located right on Business 40 which is the old Rte 66.
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Susanne T wrote a review Oct 2021
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina1319 contributions149 helpful votes
We were on a long road trip and wanted to stay away from the chain hotels as much as possible (we succeeded) and during my research I came across Motel Safari. What a great find!!! The hotel had been lovingly restored and doesn't lack a thing! When we got into our room (34) the radio was playing music from the 50s and 60s, the room was large and squeaky clean and very well appointed. Everything retro with a modern twist. The A/C was remote controlled, but we opened the window, since it was cool enough outside and the location was very quiet. I cannot believe that I didn't take a picture of room. Great quality amenities in the bathroom. A blow dryer and extension cords could be borrowed from the front desk. Free (!) guest laundry, with detergent and pre wash provided (you are being asked to keep it to one load, which is more then fair). A community refrigerator was available. There was outdoor firepit, with firewood provided and a lot of fun paraphernalia, relating to Route 66, to look at. There was also a lot of info about what to do and see in the office. The owner was very nice and constantly working on the property. Great stay!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Dreamer3985799537 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Strong winds and storms prompted us to stop in Tucumcari. Found this place by accident and would definitely come back. Manager was accommodating. Room was clean and updated and comfortable/cozy Great night sleep and price was reasonable
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Date of stay: October 2021
Jason McClary wrote a review Oct 2021
Jarrell, Texas1 contribution
My wife and I were on our way to Colorado and decided to stop for the night. We found this cool retro motel on Old Route 66 and decided to give it a whirl. It did not disappoint! What a fantastic little joint. The owner was very accommodating and you can tell he put his heart into the renovation. Everything was refreshed and looked fantastic. It was also immaculate! We’ll definitely give this place another stop when we come back through.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$101 - US$1 133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Safari
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Safari?
Nearby attractions include Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop (0.2 km), Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory (0.6 km), and Tee Pee Curios (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Safari?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Safari?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Motel Safari?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Safari?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watson's Bbq, Kix on 66, and Del's Restaurant.
Is Motel Safari accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.