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“an oasis in new mexico” 5 of 5 stars
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Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107   |  
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Ranked #4 of 25 Albuquerque B&B and Inns
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Austin, Texas
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“an oasis in new mexico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

we went to Albuquerque in october to visit my daughter and go to balloon fiesta, but we were so entranced by the relaxing beauty of los poblanos, that it was hard to peel ourselves away! The heated saline pool, very nice gym, gardens planted in the 1930's, 25 acres of hiking trails and farmland, onsite lalvender farm, petting zoo. many beautiful outdoor nooks in which to read and bask in the sun, charming service, beautiful public rooms with fantastic books, art and artifacts...and all this only 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe.

highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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LosPoblanos, Manager at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Hello LJM1953,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. I’m thrilled you enjoyed our grounds, staff, and amenities! As a note – we are 10 minutes away from downtown Albuquerque, not Santa Fe.

We look forward to seeing you the next time you’re in Albuquerque!

With regards,
Nancy Kinyanjui
Inn Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights on our honeymoon. We'd been travelling quite a distance the previous two days and wanted to relax and the place was perfect. The room was wonderful, homemade cosmetics fantastic and the breakfasts just delicious. We'd highly recommend it for a getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
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    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just spent a glorious weekend in Albuquerque and largely due to the fact that we dined at La Merienda Restaurant which is located on the Los Poblanos property (http://www.lospoblanos.c…). We could not have had a better experience and it quickly became clear to me why New Mexico is known as "The Land of Enchantment" with magical places like this!

We are not familiar with Albuquerque, but I don't believe this is located in the center of the city (it is closer to the south). I would strongly urge you to rent a car for convenience sake if you are going to dine here, or just in general if you plan on exploring the city (there's a lot to see). There's really no public transportation to rely on (well, not like NYC's subway system for us urbanites), so the best way to get around is renting a car.

The Ranch itself is huge, and the long tree-lined path as you drive in really does a fine job at building your excitement in anticipation for an elegant and serene dining experience. Once you're on the grounds, it may be a little difficult to find the actual restaurant, but it's kind of nice getting a little lost in this gorgeous place. You'll discover some pretty nooks and charming details before you reach the actual restaurant. In fact, there was a wedding taking place in another part of the Inn - away from where we were - it seemed so nice we thought of crashing it (but we didn't, I was too hungry, ha!)..

We made reservations (highly recommended), and were seated promptly. The dining room is country chic meets hipster nonchalance. My finance noted that we found "the most Williamsburg-like place in all of New Mexico", and he's probably right. Our waiter looked like he could live on Berry St., he had that skinny-jeans look. His name is David, and he was beyond spectacular. He was so nice and welcoming, it felt so easy and comfortable for us as his patrons. He even comp'ed our dessert cake since it was a celebratory birthday slice! We totally loved him.

The food presentation is 10 out of 10, and the food itself is 10 out of 10. Absolutely flawless in flavor, texture, portion, etc. Everything on the plate was well-balanced and each ingredient mattered because of Los Poblanos' "farm-to-table" approach. It was an immense pleasure to put wholesome food into our bodies that not only looked the part, but tasted absolutely divine.

We had the "Field Plate" appetizer, and the plump figs were moist and juicy, I can taste it now as I write about it. My beef entree was delicious, the meat was cooked perfectly and paired so well with their chimichurri sauce. You guys! That garlic-y chimichurri sauce was out of this world! Unreal! It was so good I asked for some extra on the side. The Mocha dessert torte was excellent because it was not too sweet as they used bittersweet chocolate, and it was easy to wipe the plate clean with a dessert that was not cloying. The more you ate it, the more you appreciated the mild level of sweetness to it. This was the perfect meal to celebrate my birthday and cap off our NM trip.

Being spoiled as a New Yorker, with the world-class cuisine all around us, I was not expecting to meet any culinary revelations while in Albuquerque, but color me surprised in having had such an exquisite experience at La Merienda in the Los Poblanos Inn. I would return in a heartbeat.

One thing to note -- at nightfall when it gets dark, you might find it very difficult to locate your car in the parking lot. I hope they are planning on adding some street lamps or something to help guide guests back to their vehicles. If you're afraid of the dark, make reservations early, before sundown!! It can feel a little blair-witchy in the dark. Otherwise, everything about this Inn is PRIMO.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Spend the weekend here after a work seminar and it was truly a place I would stay again! Breakfast was amazing and if you are going to eat dinner with was off the charts, you need to make reservations early. The farm store was very cool also.

  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was thrilled with our stay at Los Poblanos. I love their attention to detail: down comforters on the beds, lavender bath products, fluffy towels and robes suitable for wearing to the pool. I appreciated that the pool was not in anyone's view unless you were "at" the pool, which was very inviting. The complementary breakfast was delicious, and again attention to detail made it very special. Throughout our stay I felt very well cared for by the staff, who are warm and helpful, and give very good orientations to the property. Having the farm there was a wonderful complement, and when I saw the chickens, I knew there would be fresh eggs for breakfast. Los Poblanos is not just a place to spend the night, it is a wonderful experience. Be sure to arrive early, and stay as long as you can!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Largely because of prior TripAdvisor reviews we decided to branch out a bit from our usual pedestrian lodging choices and stay at Los Poblanos during a trip to the Southwest. Good call. For us, it wasn't just a place to sleep for the night - it was an experience, and one we'll long remember fondly.

We stayed in the Simms Room, which is part of the original ranch house (as opposed to one of the separate and newer buildings on the property). It's old (as we knew) but fairly well maintained. The bedding on the four-poster king bed was worn and lightly stained in a few places. It wasn't dirty but it wasn't immaculate. It was really the only not-great element of the stay. We chalked it up to the ethos of the place (organic and "green"), which we guessed probably had an effect on how and in what things were laundered. The room was spacious and had a fireplace. The kids enjoyed falling asleep to the crackling of a peaceful bedtime fire.

Shortly after we checked in, we walked around the ample grounds. There were a couple of roaming peacocks (or perhaps a peacock and a peahen) - which transfixed our kids - as well as a grumpy goose and some other wildlife. We grabbed some bikes that the inn makes available for guests and rode around the property, which was a very nice way to take everything in and work up some hunger for dinner. For a place on the edge of a big city, it's very quiet and serene.

In the morning, we got up early and, because we had signed up for the "Little Farmers" package, the kids got to bottle-feed some young goats and sheep and gather some eggs that were sent to the kitchen and became part of our breakfast (a neat touch). The married couple who run the farm portion of the operation were a pleasure to talk with and even let the kids hold a baby goat that was only several days old. Our kids are pretty thoroughly suburban types so they were very engaged and found the farm visit a great and memorable experience.

After visiting the farm, we walked back over to the inn for the breakfast included with the stay. We all loved the fresh organic fruit. The other organic food freshly prepared that morning was a little fancy for the wife and kids, but though my tastes aren't much different it was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. I had a breakfast tostada which looked strange but tasted great. The organic coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade granola rounded things out perfectly. And sitting outside and seeing the sun just up over the Sandia mountains was wonderful.

If you're just looking for a place to lay your head, this probably isn't your best bet. And if you're dependent upon a high level or frequency of service, you should bear in mind that there is apparently no one on the grounds to attend to you after 6:00 p.m. or so (though there is a telephone number you can call in a pinch). But if you're looking for something out of the ordinary and can fend for yourself during the evening and overnight hours, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than this place. Los Poblanos was a highlight of our trip and we would love to stay there again if we're ever back in the Albuquerque area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LosPoblanos, Owner at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Hello Baker1997,
Thank you so much for your kind comments! You and your family discovered what we hope all guests will enjoy about visiting Los Poblanos and New Mexico - a true agritourism experience!

Our sustainable goals and historic preservation mission connect to every guests' experience here. We are always working to make sure that guests like you and your family are comfortable and relaxing in the unique surroundings we are lucky to have here. Your comments will help us grow and learn as we improve on all the details that make our guests happy.

We loved hearing about your stay, and look forward to seeing you and your family again.

With best regards,

Matthew Rembe
Executive Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I spent the first night if our honeymoon here and have been back on multiple occasions. Los Poblanos combines luxury, farm simplicity, and quintessential New Mexico along with good food and beautiful gardens. We love it here and find it a peaceful retreat when our lives are hectic and busy. We particularly lime the farm rooms. Great place nice staff. If you are checking in late you need to let them know ahead.

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  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4803 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set among 25 acres of lavender fields and lush formal gardens, Los Poblanos is one of the most prestigious properties in the Southwest. Detailed tours of the historic property are available to all guests, as well as the included gourmet breakfast incorporating ingredients from our organic farm. ... more   less 
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