Review: Hotel Albuquerque
After stumbling upon a great flight deal to Albuquerque, my coworker and I decided we deserved a little vacation and impulsively gave into the power of travel. It was just a weekend trip, but it provided us with what we needed – delicious food (and that’s an understatement), different scenery and adventure! Because it was a last-minute purchase in my mind (I normally book out months in advance), I scrambled to find a reasonable, yet cute, hotel. Initially, I was thinking about booking a room at the Parq Central Hotel, but they couldn’t provide us with separate beds and I also read that it was a haunted former psychiatric hospital. So that scared us away from staying there! I booked a room at our next option, the Hotel Albuquerque, which proved to be a great choice for us. Pros: – Able to walk to Old Town scenic district – Some rooms have beautiful views of the Sandia Mountains (including ours!) or of Old Town – Comfy beds and nice amenities – Local Treasures Discount Coupon Card offered to all guests to help save 15% on nearby local businesses. This came in very handy for us! – Free walking tours are offered to guests seasonally – Hotel ABQ is part of the Heritage Hotel group, which includes other hotels in Santa Fe, Taos and Las Cruces. – Lobby and rooms have a New Mexican charm to the decor. Cons: – Technology and bathrooms are a little dated (there aren’t mini fridges in the rooms either) – Hotel restaurant and souvenir store seemed a bit tacky and kitschy – Building seemed a bit of an eye-sore as it stood higher than the other buildings in the area (but you wouldn’t get the nice views without it, I guess!) – Continental breakfast isn’t provided — Rooms at Hotel Albuquerque run at around at $120 per night.