What a fun place! Straight from a Route 66 postcard, this motel offers much more than a standard budget hotel would... and does it with character. The grounds are impeccably neat and clean, and the location feels very safe. Kay, the proprietor, is a gem - friendly, efficient, and ever on call. When she saw our family of four - mom and dad, plus two teenaged boys - she insisted we take a room with three queen beds instead of two, for just the price of our two-bed suite. The beds were great, with new mattresses and linens. The large flat-screen TV was visible from all the beds, and had free movies-on-demand – which was handy for us, since it rained and we opted to stay in for an evening. The fridge was very cold. Everything was very clean and worked perfectly. The room had several small tables, as well as a larger table and chairs, so we had plenty of room to spread out, recharge our gadgets, etc. Use of the laundry facilities was at no charge to guests. The Mexican restaurant across the street (recommended on a card in the room) was very good too. We were only in Albuquerque for a night, on our way home from a long trip in the mountains... but when we return to Albuquerque, this is where we'll stay! Sandia Inn is really lovely and comfortable... from check-in to the generous, complimentary breakfast.