Motel Safari, Tucumcari

Established in 1959, the Motel Safari has been welcoming Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years and has become one of the iconic motels along the route.

Very highly rated on TripAdvisor, this motel features artwork of original photo archives from Tucumcari's Route 66 heyday in each of the guestrooms, as well as old linen postcard prints of motels that no longer exist.

The motel continues to be renovated and restored today, and much of the furniture is made up of original Mid-century modern pieces from the day the motel was built and were custom made on site during construction. Each room also features modern facilities such as 32 inch HDTV's with cable channels,  remote controlled Frigidaire, Speakman Anystream showerheads, and free Wi-Fi.

“This motel is wonderful! We actually decided to stay an extra night because we liked it so much! The owner showed us to our room and when we got there the lights were on, the a/c was running and she had a CD playing with the songs of Tucumcari. She gave us recommendations about dinner and some things to do in the area."

"The room had been wonderfully redone to it's mid-century roots. I would recommend the hotel to anyone that wants the true old time Route 66 experience!”

Kindly recommended by Mary Ann McGreevey, US

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