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Blue Swallow Motel

815 E Route 66 Blvd, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3143
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Updated 20/05/24


#1 of 24 hotels in Tucumcari
Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Free airport transportation
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Judy B wrote a review 25 Jul
Flowood, Mississippi12 contributions18 helpful votes
We have stayed at Blue Swallow numerous times and have never been disappointed. The new owners Robert and Dawn were the most accommodating and friendly couple we have met. The previous owners we thought were good but as in the past we were not disappointed. We plan our trips to Durango to stay at Blue Swallow.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: All the rooms are great.
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Susan R wrote a review 25 Jul
Houston, Texas123 contributions82 helpful votes
Loved staying at the Blue Swallow! All the vintage 1939 architecture and neon are in amazing shape. We felt as if we had gone back in time! We particular liked the chairs outside each room in which drivers from all over sat and visited in the cool of the evening. The proprietor enthusiastically greeted us and gave us the historical grand tour.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Chief Pontiac 64 wrote a review 14 Jul
Florida44 contributions4 helpful votes
An A+++ experience from check in to check out. The owners truly care about the history of the property and the area as well. An amazing step back in time with great attention to detail and cleanliness. Stayed here with the family on a recent trip and everyone loved it. A must stop if doing a Route 66 trip or just passing through. Amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
River_Houser wrote a review 10 Jul
Texas19 contributions2 helpful votes
The motel is an experience back in time to the 1940s. Comfortable, clean and authentic. The friendly owners tell you the history and story of the motel providing a unique “Route 66” experience. Well preserved and maintained part of American history!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t expect to compare this to any other chain motel/hotel. This is a wonderfully unique Route...
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MOONYEEN H wrote a review 08 Jul
NEW ORLEANS9 contributions8 helpful votes
Motel is old fashioned but clean and comfortable, perfect if you need a step back in time to relax. Iconic Route 66 treat. I hope to stay there again even if not part of a Route 66 road trip. It definitely checked off a Bucket List item for me.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$96 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Swallow Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Nearby attractions include Route 66 Townhouse Welcome Center & Gift Shop (0.06 km), Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory (0.7 km), and Tee Pee Curios (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Swallow Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Swallow Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Watson's Bbq, Kix on 66, and Del's Restaurant.
Does Blue Swallow Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Swallow Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Swallow Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.