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The Hotel Blue

717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87103
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was confortable and clean. The staff were friendly and accomodating. They even helped us out in getting a room a little bit earlier than the usual time (15:00) as we arrived to Albuquerque really early and were very tired. The hotel was very close to the center and many shops and restaurants. For the rate we were charged,... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say enough about the staff. Very helpful. Very good breakfast w/ Starbucks coffee. Love the Temppupedic mattress. Very noise one night a week. Cruiser night is every Sunday night. You got to love old cars. Historical Route 66

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Calif
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty, noisy, unfriendly, bad location... It was like a crack house in a third world country... I took pictures of the dirty towels, smashed giant bugs on the walls, dirt and steins on the cups and coffee maker, and best of all, THE PIECE OF TOE NAIL I found in the sheets...this place needs to be shut down... Oh! And... More 

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Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This hotel is nicely located in downtown Albuquerque close to restaurants and bars. We arrived early (before lunch) and were able to check in straight away. We had a room with a view over downtown. The room itself was great - clean, roomy with a tempurpedic mattress that hubby fell in love with (now to save up for one at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a funky, hip nicely renovated motel turned boutique hotel downtown conveniently located near lots of restaurants and bars. The parking was free and secure in a gated self serve lot, and we felt safe walking around at night. The room was comfortable, clean, contemporary and the Tempurpedic beds were a great surprise. Amenities include free airport shuttle and... More 

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Hollywood
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel so many times. I love it's view of Downtown ABQ on the East/South-East section of the facility, it's quiet, decent, has a full-breakfast & is equipped with Temper-Pedic beds with brand new 40" Flats, w/ DirecTV. Also, it's conveniently located to some of the funnest cantinas, restaurants, bars & night-life of Duke City USA!... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have stayed at Hotel Blue many time and it's always comfortable, clean, quite, great tv's and super nice beds. The area is in a bit of disrepair but it's safe and close to bars, plaza and zoo/aquarium. The pool is great in the summertime. Also, PET FRIENDLY!!!!

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New York, NY
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The exterior of the hotel--as well as the (outdoor) elevator areas on each floor--is pretty worn and give the place a questionable appearance. But the rooms are comfortable, clean, and quiet. Service at the hotel was excellent, and they offer many amenities (generous free breakfast, free transportation to the airport, free WiFi, free secure parking, lots of satellite TV channels,... More 

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Tsaile, AZ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Attended a medical conference downtown, but wasn't really interested in paying the high prices of a "convention hotel". This was a nice alternative. The rooms feature Tempurpedic mattresses, so the sleep experience was divine. Access is from outside walkways, which may be problematic in very cold, inclement weather, but really, how often does THAT occur in Albuquerque? The complimentary breakfast... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I'm on my 3rd night staying here with a group of university students. The Hotel Blue was significantly less expense than higher end hotels closer to the Convention Center. Yet--it's only about a 10-15 minute easy walk to the Convention Center. The hotel does look worn and a bit out of date. However, we've found the rooms relatively clean and... More 

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