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The Hotel Blue

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
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Ranked #75 of 145 hotels in Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beds are the main reason to stay at this hotel, you are guaranteed a comfortable night. Our a.c. unit worked perfectly and the room was clean. The internet is free and fast, the TV has more channels than any other hotel I have stayed in. As for breakfast, We will find out if we can drag ourselves out of... More

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14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed here twice. This time we stayed on our route 66 trip. The rooms are clean and the mattresses are so comfy. Best sleep that we had out of the 15 hotels we stayed in. Convenient to bars and restaurants and the shuttle is a great amenity. We took it to old town which is fun. They have... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location is great for restaurants, nightlife, movie theater all within walking distance. Nice Italian joint right across the street. Two bed room is rather tight but the beds were comfortable and it was handy having the refrigerator/microwave. The A/C had to be cranked at max power to keep room cool. Glad I checked reviews prior and requested a room overlooking... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TERRIBLE! DISGUSTING! I have never been compelled to give 0 stars, ever, however, this is the most horrific place I have ever set foot in. We got tired on our road trip and decided last minute to stay in Albuquerque. I called 30 hotels and only The Hotel Blue had availability, I now understand why. As we approached there was... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff wasnt over the top curteous, or even appoligetic after giving us keys (and walking in on) to another couples room. The grounds were substandardly cleaned. The bathroom had hair in the tub and on the toilet. The bed was comfortable. The stay was average at best. Stayed at the Hyatt the next evening for $10 more dollars.

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Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling w two little dogs, we chose this hotel. Room was a little tight but nicely appointed w all amenities including a "fireplace". Granite touches and triple sheeted tempurpedic beds were nice. W dogs and only elevators to 5th floor, walking them would have been a problem but for pee pads. Within walking distance to Cecelia's Cafe - a huge... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first room's air conditioner didn't cool down the room and they switched us right away to another room. Comfortable, clean and well appointed....even included a power strip to charge our many devices. Refrigerator, coffee pot, soft and fluffy towels and a comfy bed. The lobby was well appointed; although the brochure rack and nearby restaurant menus were kind of... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was very clean, had a very comfortable bed, and was pleasant. They had a pretty good continental breakfast. The "fireplace" was different, but fine (good for a laugh!). The only drawback was the cruisers on Route 66 in the evening. They were quite noisy, but we put earplugs in and it didn't bother us too much. We LOVED... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do a major detour from the normal tourist route in the States, consider Albuquerque and a stay at the Hotel Blue. It is handy to most things to see, friendly, clean and well priced. Our plane was delayed so arrived too late for the free shuttle from the airport to Hotel, but there was no problem using the... More

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Sierra Vista
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This place has some very good and some very bad offerings, as far as my experience goes. The location is at the corner of 8th and Central Avenue (Route 66), in Downtown Albuquerque. You are very close (walking distance) to some awesome restaurants, bars, shopping, parks, and attractions, such as museums. You are also going to experience some very loud... More

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Additional Information about The Hotel Blue

Address: 717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hotel Blue 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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