We weren't able to stay at the Cascada (so I can't comment on the rooms). But we were attending a conference that was held there. So I can speak to the hotel's other features.
1. Newly remodeled. Looks very, very trendy. Very upscale looking.
2. Looks can be deceiving.
3. The food in their bar may be better, but the little restaurant in the lobby is average at best. The service is excellent, (really it is... top notch servers and excellent service), but the food is straight hotel fair: unimaginative, and nothing you haven't had before (and probably better) somewhere else. Still, there are so many excellent restaurants close by, so you're probably not staying there for the food.
4. The bar was packed every night (and it was a UFC fight weekend) so it was very, very crowded with really rowdy, aggressive-looking and acting folks who were drinking heavily. In fact, my friend's car was stolen out of the hotel parking lot that night.
5. Speaking of parking, if there's a special event, it's terrible. We needed a handicapped spot but they were all taken - by cars WITHOUT handicapped plates or placards. When I went to the front desk to ask if there was something they could do, they replied that there were multiple special events at the hotel and they didn't want to ruffle anyone's feathers. When I asked them if it mattered to them that I was attending one of those special events and had the handicapped placard but couldn't find a spot so my feathers were a bit ruffled... well, it seemed like they just didn't want to get involved. I reminded them that they handicap spots don't cease to be for disabled people when an event begins... and they told me they weren't going to do anything. So... if you like to use the blue spots and you're not disabled, they're not going to bother you here. If you DO need them however, you're on your own. Management isn't going to help you.
Also, they were allowing cars to park in the fire lanes in front of the hotel... so they're clearly willing to place their wallet above your safety. It's a nice looking place... but... well, you get my drift.
And maybe things would be better if there wasn't a UFC pay-per-event in the bar, a rave packed with teenagers in the water park in the hotel, and a handful of other special events. Maybe it was sub-optimal because they had their hands full. I don't know. We MIGHT consider staying there... or not...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the midtown business district, the Hotel Cascada Urban Resort and Waterpark is conveniently near Albuquerque attractions and shopping and is immediately accessible to both I-40 and I-25. Albuquerque's Urban Resort completed a 5 million dollar renovation in June of 2013 and offers newly renovated, spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the mountains or courtyards. Guest rooms feature "Sleep Number" beds, a work desk, COMPLIMENTARY high-speed wireless internet, in-room coffeemaker, full size iron/ironing board, cable TV, and On-Demand movies with a COMPLIMENTARY USA Today at the front desk. Other features include complimentary outdoor parking, COMPLIMENTARY shuttle service to/from the airport.Also offering an on-site water park with 26 water features like a wave pool, lazy river, waterslides, and wave rider this hotel in Albuquerque keeps the whole family entertained (check days and hours of operation as they do change). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Inn By Radisson Hotel And Water Park
- Radisson Albuquerque
- Albuquerque Radisson