We stayed at the Sandia Peak for one night after a long day of sightseeing (Taos, Los Alamos and Santa Fe) so the indoor pool which was open late was very welcome and an excellent way for us to relax before the long drive to Tucson the next day. The big, comfortable room was clean and well equipped (TV, fridge, microwave etc) with the bath / shower and toilet separate to the sink and dressing area.
We hadn't booked anywhere to stay in Albuquerque so stopped at a couple of other motels before arriving at the Sandia Peak. Despite it being a little way out of town it was by far the best value for money - $67 inc breakfast and tax. The inclusive breakfast was good (cereals, yogurt, toast, bagels, coffee, orange and apple juice) and the wifi worked in the breakfast area (we couldn't get it to work in the room but weren't bothered enough to complain).
The motel is on a busy road but the traffic didn't bother us and we had a good sleep. The only problem we encountered was that all of the restaurants nearby had closed by the time we were ready for dinner (8:30 - 9pm on a Thursday night) so after walking up and down to various places near the motel we ended up driving into town and finally found what felt like the only restaurant that was still open. I would have expected more places to be open in such a big city on a Thursday evening so don't be caught out by this.
Sandia Peak is a good quality motel and I would recommend it as a comfortable place to stay if you're passing through Albuquerque on a road trip (like us) or as a base from which to explore Albuquerque for a couple of days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A jewel of the Southwest! We are closely located to Old Town, Botanical Gardens, Aquarium, and other tourist areas. Clean rooms with a Southwest flare and expanded Hot breakfast with fresh fruit,Waffles boiled eggs Pastries and more are few of our amenities. Also includes Heated indoor pool with free WIFI. Sandia Peak Inn takes pride in its service and adds a personal touch from the moment you walk in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandia Peak Hotel Albuquerque
- Sandia Peak Motel