We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 146 Albuquerque hotels

The Hotel Blue

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Hotel Blue to your Saves list
The Hotel Blue
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
65%
Ranked #68 of 146 hotels in Albuquerque
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine B
  • Overview
  • Reviews (280)
  • Photos (89)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (40)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

280 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    59
    109
    54
    27
    31
See reviews for
42
62
52
56
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the views (night time & morning) the tempurpedic bed is amazing, the service was great, the pool, the proximity to downtown (our favorite place to hang out)... everything was perfect both times we stayed! Can't wait to go back :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dolores, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location on Central Ave. downtown Albuquerque. Close to Zoo, Old Town, Botanic Gardens, Aquarium and just a couple of blocks from the historic Kimo Theatre. Staff are pleasant and helpful, we brought our bikes and were allowed to store them in one of the conference rooms when we weren't using them. On Saturday mornings there is a farmers market... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beds are great, rooms quiet and close to downtown events. They upgraded the Direct TV channels also. They give you a few basic tolietries and water. WiFi is free, but sluggish. I will continue to stay here if they continue to improve. Good value and location

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is an incredible value. I don't understand why the place want packed. The rooms were clean, the price was right, and the continental breakfast was great. They even provide real plates, cups and silver ware. Try getting that at this price at on of the big box hotel chains. The pool area and lobby are also very nice.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town to play at a local venue and needed a place for the night. This was right down the street from town and very easy to get to. We lucked out and got a room on the top floor overlooking the park. Our king size bed was the best as it was a tempurpedic (all beds are)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside, this place looked pretty old (definitely needs some improvement to the building). But the room was nice and very clean. They have the best bed (tempurpedic), and wide selection of TV channels. The room also had a microwave and a refrigerator which was very convenient. The hotel offers a nice selection of free breakfast items. The swimming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Hotel Blue, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Hotel Blue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Old town(10)
  • Farmer market(9)
  • Convention center(4)
  • Free shuttle(3)

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Travelocity, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, HotelsClick, BookingOdigeoWL, Otel and Venere so you can book your The Hotel Blue reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blue Hotel Albuquerque

89 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (77)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from room (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Albuquerque with
any amenities

Amenities

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
Hotel Class
Number of rooms
135

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Hotel Blue staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer