14 Best Hotels in Albuquerque

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Jun 4, 2019

New Mexico's largest city is a culturally and historically invigorating vacation destination filled with a number of nice hotels, from luxury resorts to budget inns. Whether you are stopping in Albuquerque on a family road trip across the country on Route 66, or visiting for a special event like the Balloon Fiesta, or simply celebrating a romantic event, there are hotels for all types of travelers.

Most of the top attractions in Albuquerque, as well as restaurants and shops, are clustered around the Downtown area, which also incorporates Old Town and its historic Plaza. Here, you'll find cobblestone streets, Southwestern adobe architecture, and towering cottonwood trees. Most of the best hotels in Albuquerque are Downtown but there are also some options out near the airport and in the Uptown development.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Albuquerque

1. Hotel Chaco

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In Albuquerque's up-and-coming Sawmill District, Hotel Chaco is a new 4-star property under 10 minutes by foot from Old Town. Inspired by the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Chaco Canyon, the hotel design is a mix of ancient and contemporary with lots of natural elements. The hotel courtyard is one such example with an artistic, curved wooden fence around a grassy area with chairs and fire pits.

The 118 rooms and suites are plush and comfortable, with quality linens and thoughtful design. On-site amenities include a rooftop restaurant with fabulous views across the city and to the mountains beyond. There is also a lobby cafe and a fitness center with yoga classes some mornings. The hotel is pet-friendly.

Address: 2000 Bellamah Ave, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Chaco

2. Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Another 4-star luxury choice is the Hotel Andaluz. The historic hotel dates back to 1939 and is the epitome of Southwestern elegance. Located Downtown near the convention center, it is actually the fourth hotel built by Conrad Hilton and features stylish rooms and suites with Spanish-inspired design elements and original art. The beds are comfy and come with high-end linens.

Head up to the rooftop lounge for live music and stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and Albuquerque. There is also an on-site tapas restaurant and private dining in lobby casbahs.

Address: 125 2nd Street, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton

3. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

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The landmark Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is quintessential, old-fashioned Albuquerque at its finest. If you like historic hotels, this is one to book. It features a grand, old Southwestern-style lobby with traditional wooden beams, adobe archways hung with ristra peppers, and chandeliers.

The rooms are a mix of colorful, traditional-style decor and modern amenities and come with plenty of space to move around.

Away from the rooms there is a restaurant serving New Mexican and Mexican fare, an outdoor swimming pool, a jetted hot tub, and a workout room. The hotel also hosts Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, which is a dance and ding experience.

Address: 800 Rio Grand Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

4. Hotel Parq Central

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If haunted hotels are your thing, check into the historic Hotel Parq Central. This luxury boutique hotel has 74 rooms but before it became a hotel, it was a hospital and is said to be slightly haunted. Ghosts aside, the property is lovely, with Italian-inspired design and elegant decor in the rooms and suites.

Head up to the rooftop for small plates and wonderful views. There is also a hot tub on-site. Amenities include a free continental breakfast, as well as a shuttle to Old Town, the airport, and other attractions within a three-mile radius. Spa treatments can also be arranged.

Address: 806 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Hotel Parq Central

5. Bottger Mansion of Old Town

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If you prefer to stay in a luxury guesthouse over a hotel, check out the Bottger Mansion of Old Town B&B. Inside a 1910 American foursquare mansion, the property is on the National Register of Historic Places and just a minute's stroll from the Old Town Plaza.

The rooms are charming, and each is unique. All feature elegant decor with period furnishings. Some come with turn-of-the-century Southwestern features like pressed tin ceilings. Others feature clawfoot tubs or hand-pained murals and canopy beds. A full breakfast is included in the morning, and children over 10 are welcome.

Address: 110 San Felipe Street NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Bottger Mansion of Old Town

6. Sandia Resort

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A modern option just off Interstate 25, about 10 minutes' drive from Downtown, Sandia Resort is a good option if you are looking for resort-style amenities like a golf course, spa, and swimming pool with cabana service. The rooms and suites are done up in Southwestern style with lots of bright colors. If you enjoy a good soak, book one of the suites that come with whirlpool baths. Away from the rooms, you'll find a few different dining choices and an outdoor amphitheater for live entertainment.

Address: 30 Rainbow Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Sandia Resort

7. Isleta Resort

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About a seven-minute drive south of Downtown on I-25, Isleta Resort is another popular luxury choice for couples. It offers comfy and spacious rooms and suites with lots of art and pops of color, as well as polished wood furnishings.

Head down to the spa for a range of massages and other treatments, including ones created for couples. There is also a hydrotherapy tub and private cabanas. You'll also find a swimming pool with indoor and outdoor portions. There are a number of restaurants on-site as well.

Address: 11000 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Isleta Resort

8. Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque North

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The Drury brand sets itself apart from other three-star chains with some cool perks, like free soft drinks and popcorn and dinnertime snacks. The hotel also offers free breakfast in the morning and includes your Wi-Fi. Rooms and suites are contemporary and comfortable, with crisp linens and accent walls. There is also a workspace, fridge, and microwave in each. If you have kids, the Drury offers family rooms. Other on-site amenities include a swimming pool and workout room.

Address: 4310 The 25 Way NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Drury Inn & Suites Albuquerque North

9. Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

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If you are just passing through Albuquerque for a night and looking for a comfortable, upscale hotel just off the interstate, try Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn. It is just off I-40 and only a 10-minute walk from the Old Town Plaza.

It offers clean and spacious rooms with Southwestern decor, pod coffee makers, mini-fridges, and large flat-screen TVs. On-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a workout room, coin-operated laundry, and a grill restaurant. The hotel is pet-friendly.

Address: 1015 Rio Grand Blvd, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

10. Mauger Estate B&B

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The Mauger Estate B&B is a lovely guesthouse option. Inside an 1897 Queen Anne-style home just a few blocks from Downtown, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The rooms are uniquely decorated with period furnishings and modern details. The vibe is decidedly upscale, with high-end linens on comfortable beds. If you need more space, ask about the two-bedroom apartments in a separate building. These come with full kitchens and patios.

Amenities include an extensive breakfast buffet that includes New Mexican breakfast specialities. At night, complimentary snacks and cookies are served.

Address: 701 Roma Ave NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Mauger Estate B&B

11. Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown

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In Albuquerque's Uptown Business District, the 3-star Hyatt Place is a popular business travel hotel choice especially for extended stays. The rooms come in a few different sizes, but all feature kitchenettes, well-designed work spaces, extra comfy beds with crisp linens and soft white duvets, as well as modern art and soothing colors. They also come with pullout couches in a semi-separate living space. Amenities include a swimming pool, business center, coffee shop, and gym. The property is also pet-friendly.

Address: 6901 Arvada Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Hyatt Place Albuquerque/Uptown

Best Hotels near the Airport in Albuquerque

There are a number of hotels by New Mexico's main international airport in Albuquerque that are convenient if you are catching an early or late flight. These include options in a variety of budgets.

1. Baymont by Wyndham Albuquerque Airport

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If you want an upscale hotel near the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, try Baymont. The hotel has contemporary rooms that are comfy and spacious. All come with microwaves and mini-fridges. Families like the suites with pullout sofas. Kids also stay free. Perks include a free hot breakfast, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, and coin-operated laundry facility. There is also an airport shuttle.

Address: 2601 Mulberry Street, SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Baymont by Wyndham Albuquerque Airport

2. Staybridge Suites Albuquerque -Airport

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The Staybridge Suites is another popular choice in a location near the airport and also the junction of I-25 and I-40. This all-suites property also works well for extended stays, as it has separate living and sleeping spaces and kitchenettes. Decor is relatively contemporary, and beds are comfortable. Family rooms are also available.

On-site amenities include a full hot breakfast buffet each morning, a mini-golf putting green, home movie theater, swimming pool, and 24-hour fitness center. Parking is free, and there is an airport shuttle.

Address: 1350 Sunport Pl SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Staybridge Suites Albuquerque -Airport

Best Budget Hotels in Albuquerque

Albuquerque has a number of high-quality budget hotels and motels, including extended stay or weekly room rentals.

1. Sandia Peak Inn Motel

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If you are road-tripping down Route 66 and stopping for a night in Albuquerque, you'll like the Sandia Peak Inn Motel. This family-run motel offers spacious, clean, and comfortable rooms with a retro vibe that fits right in with the yesteryear motoring location. If you want something more posh, ask for one of the suites with a whirlpool bath. Breakfast is free in the mornings, and there is also a heated indoor swimming pool and coin-operated laundry in a communal living room space.

Address: 4614 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Accommodation: Sandia Peak Inn Motel

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