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Albuquerque is a must-visit city for any first-time traveler to New Mexico. There’s a fascinating culture here with lots of great places to shop, drink craft beer, go for scenic hikes, and soak up the sunshine. The hotels in Albuquerque are really interesting as well, with a nice mix of familiar luxury chains and historic accommodations that let you experience the spirit of the city. These are our top picks for hotels in and around Albuquerque.
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The Hotel Andaluz is a historic boutique hotel that is highly rated and a favorite place to stay among travelers in Albuquerque. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984 and has been magnificently restored to breathe new life into this Southwest building. It’s also an eco-friendly place to stay in the downtown area and a LEED gold certified hotel. Each room in the Hotel Andaluz is a work of art with polished surfaces and rich earth tones. There are 107 luxury guest rooms here with Northern Canadian goose down comforters and custom sustainable furnishings. It’s also a pet-friendly hotel, so bring your dog of any size and type along for a fee of $75. Onsite dining and drinking options include MÁS Tapas y Vino and the rooftop patio of Ibiza. There are also some fun package deals for girls’ getaway weekends and romantic couples.
This is another beautiful and historic hotel that’s fun for travelers and located in the heart of Old Town. There’s an onsite restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, meeting spaces, and even a wedding chapel. You’ll only be about 15 minutes from the airport when you stay here too. Flamenco Tablao entertains guests with local and international performers Thursdays through Sundays and serves Sevilla tapas and fine wines. Guests here also enjoy historic walking tours (seasonally on Saturdays) complimentary parking, a jetted hot tub, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Hotel Albuquerque is a really fun place to stay during the winter holiday season because it offers a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day buffet, and New Year’s Eve parties.
You’re sure to have a fun and exciting trip to Albuquerque when you book a room at the Isleta Resort & Casino. You can try your luck at the casino, which has over 1,800 slots and more than 25 table games. The resort rises above the desert with beautiful views and your choice of room and suite styles. The balcony rooms are really nice for enjoying breakfast as the sun rises and watching golfers on the three nine-hole courses down below. There’s also a spa, fitness center, and pool onsite. Guests can dine here as well and enjoy barbecue, pizza, elk sausage, and deli sandwiches at Isleta’s restaurants like Embers Steakhouse or TIWA Restaurant & Lounge. And if RVing is more your style, there’s the Isleta Lakes & RV Park just minutes away from the resort.
Although this hotel isn’t actually in the city of Albuquerque, it’s a great home base for checking it out and exploring the entire region. The resort is about a half hour north of the city and on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo on the Rio Grande. When you’re here, you can also get to Santa Fe in under an hour. The hotel has an award-winning spa and salon, a great golf course, and opportunities to go horseback riding at the Stables at Tamaya. The Hyatt Regency rooms have lovely views and it’s a true resort destination with yoga classes and hot air ballooning nearby. There are five restaurants onsite, large meeting and event spaces, and plenty of wide-open spaces to soak up the nature of New Mexico.
Heading back to the city of Albuquerque, the Hotel Parq Central is a boutique hotel that’s historic, contemporary, and great for both business and leisure travelers. There are 74 guest rooms, including 15 luxury suites and three cottages. Guests also enjoy the landscaped gardens and pathways that connect the hotel’s four buildings. For some of the very best panoramic views in the city, head up to the Apothecary Lounge to look at the skyline and watch the sunset over the city. This lounge serves seasonal cocktails, Prohibition-era classics, and unique small plates that pair perfectly with these stunning views and relaxing vibes. Nearby attractions to check out while staying here are Old Town Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Convention Center, the Albuquerque Museum, Explora, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
If you’re feeling more like a bed & breakfast for your trip to Albuquerque, then definitely consider staying at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town. This is a unique alternative to the larger hotels in the area because the innkeepers have a wealth of local experience and knowledge to share with you about sightseeing and outdoor recommendations. There are seven guest rooms here that all come with private bathrooms, complimentary snacks and beverages, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. A two-course breakfast is served daily, and several cats live on the property.
Another really unique place to stay is Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, which was established in 1934 and has an organic farm and a lavender farm. An organic continental breakfast is included with your stay, all the rooms are decorated with original artwork, and a lavender educational series is offered each summer. The farm grows everything from garlic to beets, carrots, kale, and honey.
This hotel is located in the heart of Old Town and the urban Sawmill district, and the unique rooms were designed with New Mexican artists on display. Level 5 is a rooftop restaurant and lounge here, and complimentary yoga is offered on Fridays at 7 a.m. Pet-friendly accommodations are available, and Old Town walking tours can be arranged as an exclusive service for hotel guests.
Another historic inn for your trip to Albuquerque is Casas de Sueños, which is very popular for weddings and receptions. It was built in 1938 and has 21 spacious casitas, hot tub suites, fireplaces, cozy courtyards, festive patios, and lovely gardens. You’ll be about three blocks from the Old Town Plaza when you stay here and enjoy complimentary breakfast served daily in the sunroom.