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rodeway inn midtown

Has anyone stayed here recently? We want to go to the Balloon Fiesta this year, and are researching the park and ride from the mall. This motel seems to be close. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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According to four "reviews" by recent guests at the Rodeway Inn Midtown in Albuquerque, the average review rating is 1.0 out of 5. To be more precise, all four gave it a 1.0! There are several motels in that area of Menaul Blvd, which is just east of I-25. The La Quinta-Midtown has by far the best reviews...check for yourself here on TripAdvisor, under "Albuquerque Hotels."

Nearby, are two very good restaurants, The Range, and Little Anitas.

You are smart to use the Park & Ride, I presume from Coronado Mall. That is about 2 miles east of the motels, in the 6600 block of Menaul Blvd. NE. Have fun!

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I would see what your other choices are since getting a room in ABQ this time of year are very slim. My only concern for you is that I had some friends staying up the street from this hotel at another property and they had items stolen from their truck. La Quinta as mentioned is a good suggestion but try to see if the one on "San Antonio Blvd" is open...it's near the park and in a safer part of town. Druiry Suites off I-25/Jefferson are pretty nice if they still have openings. You might also consider the uptown area....any of the hotels in Uptown are walking distance to the Coronado Mall....such as the Amerisuites or Sheraton. If you are on a budget....I'd suggest at this point looking at rooms in Rio Rancho or Bernalillo. Parking at Balloon Fiesta is really not that much of a hassle if you can sit in 15/20 min of traffic...

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Thanks for the information. My husband and I have decided to start out a New Mexico vacation from Missouri going down to Roswell, and then back up to Albuquerque. Any suggestions from that side of Albuquerque, and any spots you would recommend that you wouldn't want to miss seeing while in that area. We are retired, so aren't on any schedule. Also, in the past took our kids to Carlsbad and White Sands, so are not going that far south.

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Roswell to Albuquerque.

I was going to advise you to take in both Carlsbad Caverns, and White Sands, but you say you've already seen them.

Since you "have time" to waunder a bit... :-)

After seeing the aliens (some of which look almost human!) in Roswell, I'd recommend a very scenic drive south to Artesia, then west into the Sacramento Mountains, and on to Cloudcroft at 9,000ft. elevation. Then go back east a few miles, and head north via the Mescalero Apache Reservation, through their ranches with cattle, horses, and the occasional deer, or elk if the time of day is right. This paved highway is NM244. You will come out on U.S.70 between Mescalero, and Apache Summit. Proceed east about 7 miles to "Mescalero #4" highway off to the north. This will take you past the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort/Casino/Golfcourse/Lake...and on in to downtown Ruidoso.

From Ruidoso, drive north on NM48? (not sure), but then take NM220 NE from that highway to old, Fort Stanton, once the military headquarters overseeing the Apaches. There are several 19th Century buildings still in use. Join US380, and drive the eight miles east to Lincoln, scene of Billy the Kid's escape from the Old Lincoln Courthouse, which is now a museum.

From Lincoln, travel west to Carrizozo to see the ancient lava flows in Valley of Fires State Park. Then continue to San Antonio (NM) and I-25. Northward on I-25 to Albuquerque.

You can do this in a reasonable day...probably 7-8 hours including stops. Enjoy your Albuquerque and New Mexico experience!

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The towns of Ruidoso and Cloudcroft are very nice. Are you still going to try to attend the balloon fiesta?

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Thanks for all the information. Yes, we are going to be there on the 10th for the mass acension and then on the 11th for the wells fargo shape rodeo and the afterglow fireworks show. On the 10th after the ascension of the balloons what do you think of leaving to go on the ride to the top of Mr. Sandia and maybe Old Town. According to the schedule, after the mass ascension there is nothing else scheduled. On the 11th, there are several things going on. We thought we would try the Park and Ride first and then see about just driving. My husband always likes to be in control of the driving situation.

We are tentatively leaving on the 7th and heading to Roswell. We have already gone from Artesia to Alamogordo through Cloudcroft several years ago. It was absolutely beautiful in Cloudcroft.

This time I'm thinking about Hwy 380 to Socorro taking in the petroglyphs at Three Rivers, Lincoln St. Monument, and the Valley of Fires. Can you add anything else, and also we would like to see some of the missions. Any in particular that you would recommend. We are history buffs, and just love seeing interesting parts of this great land!

After Albuquerque, we are going to Santa Fe, and then Taos, and then over to Caputin Volcano. We have been to Santa Fe, but never to Taos. What are your thoughts on the high road to Taos? Thanks again to you both.

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It's a nice ride along the High Road to Taos. You can also get some nice jewelry pieces from Picuris Pueblo on your way up to Taos. Just make sure you're driving when it's not sunset with the sun in your eyes....the roads are tricky. I just rode on the Sandia Tram again 3 weeks ago. It was really fun, it was 10 years passed before i rode it again. Since it's near the Balloon Grounds you should go for a ride after the mass ascension winds down. They have restaurant at the bottom of the mtn now called Sandiago's. Got a drink at High Finance at the top of the mtn,,,,was about $6.50.....not bad for the view. Have you ever been to the Very Large Array....VLA with all the satellites down south? You should also check out Bosque Del Apache near Socorro.....all the birds will be migrating down south that time of year to the refuge. If you want to do something different they added a bunch of new exhibits at the zoo and we also have the Rio Grande Nature Center. here in town.

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