We won't return to the Hotel Albuquerque. Large property with conference facilities, attractively decorated in public areas with a Southwest motif, but room didn't measure up.
We arrived late at night (late arrival pre-arranged) and were given a room with the air conditioning set to 63 degrees -- in winter. After making the appropriate adjustments, we were then kept awake the rest of the night by the heat cycling on-and-off with a blower that was waaay too powerful and thus waaay too loud. We thought we were just lucky until the next morning when other guests confirmed the same issue in their rooms.
-- Having asked for a "quiet room" (see "late arrival" above), the rest of our floor was filled by some group of post-adolescents who seemed to believe congregating in the halls was the best available social alternative in Albuquerque. Maybe it is....
-- Walls were thin, so we could hear our neighbor entering and exiting the bathroom.
-- Internet connectivity was slow and spotty. Since we were on vacation, not a vital point for us, but another guest traveling on business said she would never come back because she couldn't reliably connect to her office.
-- There were some design elements of the bathroom that were awkward.
-- On the plus side, it's a two block walk from Old Town. But friends familiar with Albuquerque had questioned why we would want to be, and they were right. Clearly on a downward spiral: lots of tourist-trap jewelry and gee-gaws, 5 going-out-of-business sales, only one building of historical/cultural interest.
Friends recommended other places (not near Old Town) which we will try next time.
- Also Known As:
- At Old Town Albuquerque
- At Old Town Hotel Albuquerque
- Hotel Albuquerque Old Town
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Albuquerque offers New Mexican hospitality in with Albuquerque sophistication. Adorned with a historic touch of contemporary furnishings inside its territorial-style exterior, the hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience. Comfort is melded with New Mexican elegance in every one of the 188 guest rooms. The hotel offers restaurants, bars and social venues on the property to satisfy the hungry, the high-class, and the ultra-chic. As a landmark to the city, the hotel sits quaintly in the historic Old Town area, where guests can conveniently walk to several attractions, parks, museums, and shops. After one experience at the Hotel Albuquerque, you’ll feel like calling Albuquerque your home."Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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