Motel Safari

The Property

Enjoy mid-century modern style with today's convenience! Staying in a classic motel is an awesome and unique experience. While chain hotels may offer lots of extras that many guests never use, they can't give you the nostalgia and community that comes with a vintage motor court. Come see for yourself!


Centrally located on Historic Route 66 in the iconic town of Tucumcari, New Mexico. Walk or drive to nearby local dining, shopping and museums.


  • Coffee

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Flat Screen TV

Some History

The Motel Safari opened in 1959, designed and built by Chester Dohrer, an independent motel developer, using an architectural style known today as 'Googie' or 'Doo Wop.' Many of the original design elements are still very evident today, including the quirky geometric sign, oozing brick mortar and counter stacked bricks in the facade, square holes in the cinder block structures, and the metal cylinders with perforations that light up at night.


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