Olympic-size swimming pool with mountain views, comfy chaise lounges and poolside service
Rooms and suites on the 11th floor have the best views; south-facing rooms on all floors have balconies
Rooms and suites get great light, with unique corner windows
There is plenty of free parking in front of the hotel and free WiFi
What To Know
The swimming pool is generally open from March through October
The hotel's basic façade belies its unique interior
Casa Esencia, the in-house nightclub (and Albuquerque's hottest), has a $20 cover charge for men on the weekends; women can get in for free
Parking on site
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Hip design hotel with a cantina, nightclub and pool at the edge of Old Town Albuquerque
A culture-rich design hotel at the edge of Old Town, Hotel Albuquerque is a charismatic ode to the city’s traditional heritage. Starting with the main "grand sala" lobby, with its 20-foot ceilings, curvaceous adobe archways and unique iron chandeliers, every facet of this Spanish colonial/Native American Pueblo property has been meticulously crafted to reflect four centuries of history.
Bed and Bath
The spacious rooms and suites keep cultural relevance in mind and put New Mexico on display through unique corner windows with sweeping mountain and city views: book a south-facing room or suite on the 11th floor for a panoramic view of the Sandia Mountains from the unique corner windows and private balconies. Route 66 motor lodge retro-chic wallpaper revs up the bathrooms, which are stocked with high-end products.
Soak up the sun on a comfy chaise lounge by the Olympic-size swimming pool, which overlooks the mountains. (Bonus: there's poolside drink service as well.) When hunger strikes, head to Garduño's cantina for authentic New Mexican cuisine — order a flight of Margaritas with the chile rojo — and eat al fresco on the cantina's Spanish-style courtyard. Sip late-night tipples at the upscale QBar or on Friday nights join the DJ dance parties at Casa Esencia, Albuquerque's hottest nightclub.
In the Area
It’s a quick walk to Albuquerque’s hippest neighborhood, EDo (East Downtown), which is home to several notable restaurants, including Grove Cafe & Market and Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar. Albuquerque justly bills itself as the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Rainbow Ryders offers dawn and dusk rides high above the city and the Rio Grande Valley. America’s fabled “Mother Road,” Old Route 66, cuts a swath through the city. The best neighborhood for offbeat shopping, hip dining and cool nightlife is Nob Hill, a 10-minute drive east of the hotel. Head to the tasting room of the city’s Gruet Winery, whose champagne-style sparkling wines now appear at some of the nation’s top restaurants.
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd Nw
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl.Sunport) - 7.4 km / 4.6 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.