I can't say enough good things about The Casitas. We spent two nights there at the end of a nine day tour of the southwest and this was our favorite find.
The rooms, really more like one bedroom apartments, are spacious and beautifully decorated with a Southwestern motif.
The location is precut for Old Town exploration, but also for hopping on Central Avenue or the interstates to get just about anywhere in or near Albuquerque easily.
Finally, the host is wonderful. Very personable and accommodating. Great with suggestions and information as well as just general conversation.
Some people have noted there is no tv. If this bothers you, then maybe this isn't the place for you. Personally, I would rather sit in front of the fireplace with a glass of (surprisingly good) local red than watch whatever show is recording on DVD back home. Internet would have been nice for looking up places on Trip Advisor, but the smartphone took care of that or we could just ask the host.
Next time we visit Albuquerque we will be booking at The Casitas, I recommend that you do too. Just not when we want to please, it is a small place.