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Hotel Parq Central
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   806 Central Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (Huning Highland Historic District)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 145 hotels in Albuquerque
Austin, Texas
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“Great Choice In Albuquerque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

What a great little hotel. From time of arrival to departure, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Rooms were modern and comfortable, if a little dark. Hotel design is smart and functional down to the doors closing off hallways from the lobby to abate the noise. Beautiful common areas and yet still right off of the freeway (no noise!) and close to everything. History of the building is fascinating. Don't let the fact that it was once a hospital and then a Mental Hospital put you off. The property embraces the history in small ways throughout and there certainly is not trace of previous years left in this beautifully remodeled facility. For my money, this is the choice in Albuquerque.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Russell P,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. Our staff strives to make each guest feel welcome during their stay with us and we are glad that you found each member of our staff to be pleasant and accommodating. We are pleased that your experience with us was very quiet and that the design of the hotel was modern and functional. The history of our property is very meaningful to us and we are delighted that you found this aspect of the hotel to be interesting and the remodel of the building to be beautiful.

We appreciate you choosing to stay with us during your time in Albuquerque and we look forward to your next stay!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We booked our stay for New Years Eve. I was looking for something romantic and this was it!! The 1920's style hospital has been remodeled and updated yet kept its clean look and feel. The straight lines of the furniture was classic!! We selected a cottage, I wanted a fireplace!! It was a beautiful two room suite with our own private patio. We opted for the strawberries and sparkling wine on our first night which was delivered promptly and loved that they used a local vineyard. The Gruet was fantastic!! However, this was their only NM Wine which was disappointing.

This was one of the first hotels where I found the bed and pillows to be just as comfortable as home. We didn't want to leave!!

For NYE we decided to stay at the hotel and take advantage of their package. The buffet was decent, the prime rib was good!! Enjoyed the jazz music in the lobby area. The Apothecary was too packed and we spent most of our time out on the rooftop while upstairs. We did enjoy the barkeeps. Alex hooked us up with the biggest pitcher of margaritas which tasted fantastic. He gave us everything we needed to head back to our room and enjoy this delectable treat.

We will definitely stay here again!! I want to see the place in the summer when the weather is better to enjoy the skyline view from the rooftop.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear 1990reject,

Thank you for choosing to spend New Year's Eve with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are glad that we met your expectations and that the look and feel of the hotel preserved the 1920's style and classic feel. We are pleased that you enjoyed one of our three cottages- the most high end suites on property- and also the champagne and strawberries included with the New Year's Eve package. We are happy that you found the bed to be as comfortable as your home. We are delighted that you enjoyed the menu and the music in the Parlor area and also the lovely views from the Apothecary Lounge on the rooftop. Alex is a great bartender and we are happy that he took care of you and provided a pitcher of margaritas and glasses for you to enjoy in your room.

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Hotel Parq Central and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We've stayed at a number of different hotels over the years in Albuquerque, usually for a night or two on the way to Santa Fe. Most have left something to be desired. Hotel Parq Central changes the game for us - I can't imagine staying anywhere else in ABQ after our two nights there. The hotel is a renovation of the old Santa Fe Hospital, built in the 1920s. It combines the best of modern amenities with touches of the past to create a truly unique space. The rooms are sleek, in neutral colors, but very comfortable. There are antique-looking lighting fixtures throughout the hotel and cases filled with memorabilia that recall its past. I have to say that the bed provided probably the best two night's sleep I've had in a hotel in ages.

While there is no restaurant on site, they do offer a complimentary breakfast buffet that is quite good (quiche, decent pastries, fruit, etc.), and there's a lovely lounge on the fourth floor, open evenings, with some food options and nice views of the city. But given the location, you can easily walk to several good restaurants, and anything you could possibly want is just a mile or two away. There is a nice back patio area which is probably very pleasant in the warm weather and a 24-hour outdoor Jacuzzi. The staff is young and they really seem to enjoy being helpful.

You won't be disappointed in the Hotel Parq Central. I've stayed in hotels from New York City to Los Angeles and everywhere in between in the last couple of years, and this place moves to the top of my "favorites" list. It provides an outstanding value for the money. We're looking forward to our next stay.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Filmprof,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are honored to have changed your opinion of Albuquerque and also be placed on your list of favorite hotels. We are happy that you found the rooms to be comfortable and the decor to incorporate the history of the property with modern amenities. A good night's rest is a vital part of your stay with us and we are thrilled that you found the bed to offer the best two night's sleep you have had in a hotel in ages. We are delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast each morning and found the Apothecary Lounge on the rooftop to be lovely. We are always delighted to know that our guests stroll through our neighborhood and try some of the wonderful local cuisine. Our staff is composed of many students attending the university and we are always eager to ensure that each guest receives genuine hospitality while staying at Hotel Parq Central; we are happy that you found each member of our team to be helpful.

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at Hotel Parq Central and we are also looking forward to your next stay!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed here on 1.3.13.

This place used to be a mental hospital for children and I was dreading the thought of staying here. My wife had read about this hotel and informed me of the rumors of it being haunted. Ghosts seem to be attracted to me and I'm not thrilled about this. Fortunately, they left me alone.

The first thing I noticed about the Parq is how clean the outside was and how cool was the architecture. We went inside and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They showed us two rooms. We opted for the executive king suite.

The entire building had been renovated over a three year period. The attention to detail here is impressive. The rooms are not huge. They're not meant to be huge. They're meant to be waaay cool. That's exactly what they are. Everything is high end including the towels, sheets, shampoo, soap, bathrobe, fixtures, bed and the rest of the furniture. You can just see how much quality is there in every corner of the room.

I wish we'd had more time to stay here but we only had one night to spare.

The Apothecary Lounge is on the top floor and they have enough food and drinks to keep you from having to go anywhere. Breakfast includes quiche, which is VERY yummy (we had two servings).

If you want large rooms cluttered with furniture, a microwave and a coffee maker... go to a chain hotel. If you want an affordable EXPERIENCE... stay here.

I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Torren61,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are delighted that despite the rumors of our building being haunted you were not bothered by anything and enjoyed your time with us. We take pride in maintaining our property and are pleased that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful! We are always happy to show guests available upgrades and we are happy that you choose to experience one of our suites. We appreciate you noticing all of the details that we put into each room from the quality of the linen to the amenities. The Apothecary Lounge offers lovely views of the city and we are so glad that you enjoyed the food and drink offerings as well. The ladies who serve breakfast each morning make the quiche in house and enjoy creating a variety of offerings with fresh ingredients.

We appreciate you choosing to stay with us for the night you were in Albuquerque and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

For those of you who love their bathtubs, and are willing to walk 100 yards behind the hotel, request the Residence, the former doctors residence. Even though the tubs are awkward to use, they ARE tubs, and were very much appreciated as were the amenities.We stayed in 103 on the first floor which faced a small park and quiet neighborhood, with parking extremely close, a gate away from the hot tub. Frette linens and a great king bed.
The breakfasts were excellent, though always the same. Good coffee in breakfast room, but the coffee set up at 6am in the upstairs of the residence was too old for the late riser. We loved our Christmas Eve stocking and turndown, very nice. But the best part was the family living room where we celebrated, with decorated tree, gas fireplace, music if you dialed it in, and good chairs and lamps for reading. Our room was fairly small, but had sufficient storage, lights and a easy chair, plus a fine TV. I wish it had a mini-frig. Daughter and son-in-law were on the other side of the family room in 104, a deluxe room with windows on 3 sides with much more room, although the same furnishings except they had a refrig. Staff was helpful and turned off the fan/heat as requested each night and turned it on for me in the morning, as I am a light sleeper and the fan ran all the time otherwise. They stored our bags when we went to Taos for 3 nights, and drove us to and from the airport. Some newspapers were available near breakfast room; it would have been great to get one at our room door. We certainly enjoyed our week long stay and think this is a fine hotel.

Room Tip: Residence has tubs, and 2 floors, no elevator, in a quiet setting behind the hotel itself.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear Karen M,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are delighted that you enjoyed your guest room in the Residence and appreciated the bathtub and amenities included with your room. We are pleased that you liked the location of your room and that the bed was comfortable for you. We are delighted that you enjoyed breakfast each morning and the coffee in the breakfast room. We apologize that the coffee in the Residence was not warm enough for you- next time you are with us, please let us know if the coffee is not warm enough and we will bring a new pot right over. We are terribly sorry that the refrigerator was missing from your room- all of our guest rooms have a mini-refrigerator, so we have addressed the absence of the one in 2103 with our maintenance team. Our staff strives to provide excellent hospitality and we are glad that we were able to take care of you during your time with us.

We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Albuquerque!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for one night, and got a good deal directly from the hotel website. This is a very new, stylish boutique hotel with excellent decor in both the common areas and the rooms. It has great amenities, free breakfast, fitness center and outdoor jacuzzi (both open 24 hours), and it's in a great location -- midway between the Nob Hill district, and downtown Albuquerque (both are walkable), and right off of I-25, a 10-minute drive to the airport.

Everything during our short stay was great - the staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and well maintained, etc. We visited the rooftop bar (which has spectactular views of Albuquerque and the Sandia peak) for drinks, which are a tad pricey but worth it.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear dferencz,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are happy that you found a good deal on your reservation on our website. We are glad that your enjoy the decor of the hotel and all of the amenities included with your guest room. We are delighted that the location worked well for you during your time in Albuquerque. The Apothecary offers beautiful views of the New Mexican landscape, so we are happy that you were able to enjoy the scene with a handcrafted libation.

We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is not often you can find the wonderful combination of amenities offered to travelers all in one place. I took the advice of trip advisor and booked this hotel. It was just as promised , great !
The location was convenient to the airport. Although it was on a main street next to a highway it was very quiet. I really loved this hotel, we stayed 3 nights ,2 at the start of our trip and one at the end. The view from the rooftop bar was wonderful at night as were the martinis. The staff was pleasant and helpful and most important the beds were very comfortable. Thanks for recommending this hotel, we plan on visiting New Mexico again and will use this hotel for our base .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NoelleWallace, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parq Central, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Kathleen B,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Hotel Parq Central. We are delighted that your experience with us met the expectations you had from other reviews. We are pleased that the location worked well for you and that your room was very quiet. The Apothecary lounge does offer stunning views of Albuquerque and we are glad that you enjoyed a martini while taking in the scene. Our staff strives to provide the highest level of hospitality and we are pleased that everyone was pleasant and helpful. A good night's sleep is a very important part of your stay and we are happy to know that you found the beds to be comfortable.

We look forward to your next visit to New Mexico!!

All the best,

Noelle Wallace
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Address: 806 Central Ave, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque > Huning Highland Historic District
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 ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 145 hotels in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Parq Central 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect blend of contemporary comfort and historic elegance, our boutique hotel is ideal for leisure and business travelers in search of superior service and a memorable place to stay in Albuquerque. This is a place to rest, relax and refresh with stylishly appointed guestrooms, an outdoor dining plaza, spacious garden park and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the mountains, downtown city lights and enchanting Southwest sunsets. Don’t just stay in Albuquerque — get away to an urban oasis at Hotel Parq Central. ... more   less 
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