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Monterey Non-Smokers Motel

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2.0 of 5
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2402 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Monterey Non-Smokers Motel
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Ranked #11 of 146 Hotels in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a road trip vacation during spring break and decided to stay here because it's close to Old Town, had a decent price, and was non-smoking. I thought it was great to stay somewhere that still uses actual keys to unlock the door to the room. The room was big and clean and had everything we needed. They... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the way a Route 66 motel should be. CLEAN, quaint, comfortable and reminiscent of yesteryear. I've been staying here a couple of times per year for the last 13 years and it's always one of the best on the Route. You won't be disappointed.

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Troy, MI
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My short conversation with the owner/operator of this property confirmed my belief in the American Dream. This man came here from Poland to purchase a business and make a new life. This motel is his baby and it reflects his pride. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The provided WiFi was better than I have experienced at some of... More 

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Milan, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only one night in this motel but we were quite pleased with the overall experience. The name itself sas all about the cleanliness of the room, being a non-smoker couple for us it's very important to stay in a room where nobody ever smoked. The room is quite big as well so it could be a good choice... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It is cute, in a retro/quaint fashion, clean, and the customer service has never failed me. They have allowed me to change my reservations on short notice, are warm and polite, and have the cutest Dachshund that makes the place homey. This is my third stay, I live in Santa Fe so am a local who... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monterey is an old-style Route 66 motel right on old Route 66. It brought back memories of of my childhood in the 1960s-70s. It was clean, parking right in front of the room, only a two city block walk to Old Town Albuquerque, has free WiFi, and coin laundry facilities that came in handy after several days driving through... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The first motel in nearly three weeks of travel across the US to have real glasses and cups and heating that was not provided by a loud fan. Nice retro feel to this clean non chain motel. The owners were chatty and it was an easy ten minute stroll to old town area for restaurants and bars. There was some... More 

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nachman105, Owner at Monterey Non-Smokers Motel, responded to this review

Lack of communication let to this unjust bad review. The couple stay in Monterey Non Smokers Motel three nights and never report any problem. We always react on people complain. We have many choices to help our guest. We are not disappointing for majority of guest. We are sorry for them. Owner More 

Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were excited to see that this motel had the Traveler's Choice award, so we figured that it would be a pretty decent stay. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The beds were rock hard and after the first night of little sleep we actually had to buy foam pads to place on the bed to prevent further back or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is one of the iconic motels of route 66 and is located on part of the highway that is still heavily used, hence the street noise seemed to continue throughout the night. For the price though it was more than reasonable. The décor is a little dated but the rooms and bathroom were spacious, clean and well equipped. There... More 

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nachman105, Owner at Monterey Non-Smokers Motel, responded to this review

In response to the comment about noise. The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden happens to have a "River of Lights" holiday light show which runs annually from Nov.-Jan This event generates large amount of additional street traffic on Central Ave. especially in the evening and nights hours. Because of our close proximity to the BioPark, street noise by the Monterey Motel... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

the nice lady at the desk was friendly and conversational. the check in was early and no fuss. the room was clean and larger than I needed or expected. room 11 was quiet and mechanically sound. i would stay here again if i had plans that called for a room in old town albuquerque again

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