This Econolodge could well be the best Econolodge in the entire chain, and for many folks it's far and away the best choice for a stay in Albuquerque. The facility, rooms, beds, furnishings and grounds are incredibly clean and well maintained. The bathroom is pretty "old school", but it is clean, well lit and completely functional. The Owners/Managers live on the premises and are available 24/7. They take tremendous pride in their hotel and are extremely aware of their TripAdvisor ratings as well they should be. Check the reviews and you'll see an incredible turnaround in almost every category that coincides with these people buying the property.
The experience at this hotel is the absolute best I've had at a "budget level" hotel. It is far better than many hotels that charge twice as much and provide half the service. The complimentary hot breakfast is a giant step above the usual waffles and cereal with REAL eggs, good breakfast meat and biscuits w/gravy. Parking seems ample and the doors are outside entrances allowing one to park directly in front of the room. The Old Town location is great for tourists, conventioneers and general downtown exploration. There are plenty of good restaurants, coffee shops and bars as well as a lively night time! The place feels very safe and is surprisingly quiet.
I can't recommend this hotel any more highly or I would. I personally have a new favorite place to stay when in Albuquerque!