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“German owners” 4 of 5 stars
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Monterey Non-Smokers Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2402 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104   |  
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Ranked #11 of 146 Hotels in Albuquerque
Michigan
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138 reviews 138 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“German owners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Nice clean place within walking distance of Old Town. Be careful to follow the owner's helpful advice and enter and exit as directed and you and he will be happy campers. No breakfast offered here and the choices nearby seem limited. Great value for the price.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It's fun staying in a real motel. It reminds me of traveling on other parts of Route 66 as a kid with my parents. In those days we only stayed in motels. All were cheap; most were clean. The Monterey Non-Smokers motel is well-maintained. The furnishings are simple, comfortable and kept clean. Everything appeared in good working order. The owners are charming and recommended good restaurants in Old Town Albuqerque. We stayed two nights. Our daughter and a friend had stayed during the summer, and they recommended it to us. Can't beat the rates either!

  • Stayed November 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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a classic Route 66 motel in ABQ (so bear that in mind when you're looking for a place to stay). It's authentic retro but that doesn't mean it's old, falling to pieces, unclean or uncomfortable.

It's none of these - I spent a couple of very enjoyable nights here and found it very well looked after, the owner was super helpful and friendly and while it's not a modern hotel by any means its safe, clean and very comfortable. For the price it's an absolute steal.

Some might think it a bit dated but that's part of the appeal: if you're looking for a genuine Route 66 experience, I have to think you'll be hard pressed to find a better place than here.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I wish that all hotels and motels were as charming and delightful as the Monterey Non-Smokers Motel. My 3-night stay here was just about as pleasant and comfortable as it could get. The owners are a charming Polish couple who have devoted the last 15 years to making their motel the best it can be. Their pride clearly shows in the care of the property. There are several pots scattered around filled with colorful flowers and beautiful rose bushes that surround the doors of the rooms. Although small, there is nice pool, laundry area, and a convenience room with soda and ice machines. There are also several books and magazines to borrow, if you want to read while lounging around the pool. My room contained a small fridge, large closet, wide-screen tv, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, small table with two chairs, to sit and eat at, desk for my laptop, free wifi, dresser, and a very comfortable queen-sized bed, with lots of pillows. The motel is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Old Town. It's also close to the museums and interstates. I highly recommend the Monterey, if you need to spend a night or two in Albuquerque, or if you're just passing through. I hope your stay is as great as mine was!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This place is absolutely spotless. A credit to the owner and cleaners. Big chains should learn how to keep hotels clean by visiting this place. Lovely owners. Great location. Safe and quiet. Undesirable guest are declined which is great. There is no need to stay anywhere else in Albuquerque, you'd be stupid to stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 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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Calgary, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Driving in to the old style motel, we at first thought that we had made an error in reserving here, but were pleasantly surprised with the room. Decorations were a little old fashioned, but the room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. We were able to walk to the Historic Old Town for dinner, albeit having to cross at a very busy intersection. We stayed again (at a lower price because the Balloon Festival was over) on our way back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orangeburg, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was a decent little motel. Friendly staff, comfortable rooms with everything you'd expect for the price. The real selling point is that it's only a block from the Old Town Plaza so you'll be able to walk over if you want to spend the day in the area. Only rated 4 out of 5 because the price was a tad more than I'd hoped, but I suppose that's what you pay for the location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 2402 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#8 Best Value Hotel in Albuquerque
#30 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
#48 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Non-Smokers Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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