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“The Best of the Worst” 2 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Albuquerque South - Airport
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1000 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102   |  
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Ranked #130 of 145 Hotels in Albuquerque
Terlingua, Texas
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The Best of the Worst”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If it were not for the fact that it's within minutes of the VA Hospital I'd have checked out and gone somewhere else. Motel 6 web site recants reviews of problems with hot water; that's not a problem but the faucet is either on full blast spraying water over everything or it's off. Flushing the toilet didn't complete the desired job (now that just about got me!)
This has to be an older Motel 6 since the sound barriers are non-existent. I'm listening to the TV in the room behind mine, the highway (I-25) outside the window and the fellow next door who can't just place something on the "desk" which is back to back with mine. There may as well be no walls. I'll be calling Motel 6 when I get home.

Room Tip: Another Motel 6 (thee are 6 in Albuquerque would be my suggestion
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Infested with bugs. Climbing all over floor. Our Baby Boy was bit on his ear while sleeping in bed. Rooms are small, having been in and out of jail at younger age, the room brought back memories of being locked up. Nothing really provided for comfort. No frig or microwave. Had to pay extra for internet. Kept asking for extra washcloths. Was told they didn't have any extra. Room only came with one for the four of us to share. Banging noise from highway grates kept us up most of the night. Not really a good place for extended stay. But with the low price they charge, We got what we paid for. Cheapness.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Norm J
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Buena Park
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The room was pretty typical Motel 6, I had the single bed so I had plenty of room With two beds this would have been a little hard to move around in.

There was enough electrical outlets, but a couple of them were "fatigued" meaning that my USB charger would slip out. I had to resort to using my extension cables. I always carry a couple of extension cords and 3 in 1 electrical adapters because many motels just don't seem to realize how important these are.

Parking was a little tight in the section my room was in.

While the motel is close to the central area of Albuquerque there was not much nearby in terms of restaurants and stores.

The stadium that hosts the local minor league team (isotopes) is about a mile away.

The TV is old school, it had not yet been upgraded.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I stayed here on the way home from our vacation in Mexico. At 4:30 am someone was pounding on our door and yelling fire, fire.
I opened my door to look to see what was on fire and it was my van, loaded and packed with all of our belongings. My 4 month old puppy was also inside the vehicle in her kennel.
The motel did not have any working fire alarm or smoke detectors in the room we were in or next to us. The motel caught on fire as the fire moved up towards the front of my van on top where my luggage was tied. The fire was started on the top of all my luggage and my baby stroller so no flames were inside my vehicle until after we opened the side door to try and rescue my dog. The smoke was smoldering inside by that time and the dog was already dead. I ran back into my room and called 911. It took them at least 30 minutes to arrive and by that time my van was already destroyed as well as everything inside. The motel was on fire and upstairs the guests barely got out before being trapped by the flames. I went back to this motel a month later and the room was all re-done and as I drove around back I found a homeless campout which appears to be where many people hang out. We were also informed by another guest that night that this motel has many many problems. I would never have stayed there that night if I knew about the homeless camp behind their dumpster area. Very dangerous motel. Avoid at all costs.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My dad and I stayed 2 nights. We had great service while staying. All the people who worked there were so nice and accommodating to our needs.
One clerk went out of her way to go get us a pillow that we needed. She had leave and lock the office to go get it but was so happy to help. It was very appreciated and kind!
As far as the conditions go it was pretty much what you would expect. Our non smoking room didn't have even a hint of previous smoking in it. The floors were hardwood and clean which we loved! The shower was clean with good water pressure, nice and hot too. There was a $2 charge per day for wifi but we found we didn't really need it.
This is also in a pretty good location for visiting popular places in Albuquerque.
Highly recommended if you need a less expensive hotel.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Waukon, Iowa, Usa
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A well adorned Motel 6, easy to get too from I25 and one exchange north of the Airport. It was neat, clean, quiet but what set it apart was the gal at the front desk. She had all the answers to all of my questions and was the front desk experience I had on a 2 week rip. It's a typical 6, tight quarters in the room, dated furniture but it was squeaky clean, and a good sleep.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Todd M
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Gallup, New Mexico, United States
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

There aren't any electrical outlets near the beds; one bed actually touches the air conditioner, cleaning people begin working at 7:30 am and are noisy.
Stay at any other location in town but skip this one.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Deanna C
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Address: 1000 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #130 of 145 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Albuquerque South - Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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