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“A Charming Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn

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Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn
Ranked #7 of 15 Albuquerque B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Charming Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

We spent one night at this charming bed and breakfast on our way to Santa Fe and Taos. It is very convenient to the airport (15 minutes) and blocks away from Old Town Albuquerque. It took us a little while to find the entrance to the office as we found it is not well marked. Once there we discovered a lovely courtyard and landscaped area where each of the rooms are located. Our room was in a very nondescript outer building called Zuni in the back of the main lodge by the parking lot. However, once inside, we found a beautiful mural done by one of the local Native American artists in a cozy room with a fireplace. The king size bed was very comfortable. The next morning we had a delicious breakfast in the main building in the atrium that looked out on the landscaped courtyard. Once we left there we went to Sandia Tramway which is only about a 20 minute drive from this Inn to begin our journey to Santa Fe. We highly recommend this very tranquil, romantic, convenient and unique setting where the staff are friendly and the breakfast was good and ample. A great place to start your journey to see Old Town and Northern New Mexico!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gallup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Excellent example of New Mexico's cultural mix, with a combination of modern and traditional paintings and other media. Staff very friendly, and we were escorted by Lorenzo from the front desk to our room, with a tour along the way. Very quiet area. Apartment-style room nice, with stove, fridge, utensils. Very close to Old Towne. Breakfast excellent; I enjoyed the quesadillas! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Three of us stayed at Casa de Suenos and we enjoyed the beautiful grounds, the Latin American feel, the comfortable beds and suite (Sandia room) and the gracious front staff. If you want a place to stay walking distance from Old Town and with a great breakfast (order up your own omelete, this is the place. I would go there again in a heartbeat.

Romana

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Houses of Dreams ~~~Casas De Suenos is in good hands, and we experienced the tranquility, privacy and romance that is Casas De Suenos. Checking in was a breeze, and a large dispenser of mint water awaited us, right next to the pamphlets of what to do and see.

My guy and I stayed in our deliciously cozy quarters, "Faralito," located around the simply engaging courtyard. Almost 100 years old, the hotel is made of thick adobe walls.. Built when double size beds were the norm for large, our rustic queen size was a bit of a squeeze. In the end, it was just fine. The only thing I might change if would be to update the lighting with dimmer switches.

The living room is warm and inviting with a big flat screen TV tucked away behind a Spanish style console. Leather easy chairs and a southwestern covered couch was comfortable. For better romantic lighting, I draped a scarf over one of the two wrought iron lamps with the cool leather-like shades.

When morning came, we rolled out of bed refreshed and headed over to the dining room for our coffee which besides mugs, they also provide foam cups to take back to the room. There was a delicious platter of cubed watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe, next to a closed bin of whole wheat muffins, traditional bagels, and white bread for toasting. Three bowls of jams awaited, right next to the individual packages of cream cheese. On the buffet on the right side of the kitchen entrance, was a selection of oatmeal, granola and raisin bran. Oh, and yogurt! If this isn't enough to satisfy, your waitperson cheerfully takes your order. I like easy over eggs and just ordered those without even looking at a menu, but I saw large plates of thick French toast drizzled with syrup and crunchy bacon pass by me. For a moment I wish I had ordered it, and when the customer bit into and sighed, I was sorry I hadn't. Besides regular coffee, decaf and hot water for teas, there is a selection of juices and milk. Seriously, it was divine. Who doesn't like to sit in front of a burning fire that scents the courtyard with pine wafting out to greet you. Oh, my. Several copies of the morning paper await your perusal if you are so interested to read on the incredible glass sun porch, next to remarkable artwork. I even took pictures of the paintings - and I'm an artist!

To return to our room, a little path winds around the property of lush old-growth plants in bloom (October for the balloon fiesta),, trailing over adobe walls and framing incredible turquoise doors and gates. It was so very beautiful that I asked my guy for the camera so I could take pictures. If you want to see them, ask me. I even put them on my Facebook page to share with everyone who has now "oohed" and "ahhed." We could have brought our breakfast back to our friendly little kitchen and eaten there, but the other guests, the owner who was - smiling while busing a table, in between greeting his guests, and the ambiance alone were enough reasons to swallow the last morsels in the dining room.

We had one tiny little issue (the locks were "sticky") and Juan (the maintenance man) was there right away with some WD-40, which fixed it muy pronto.

Check out this warm and lovely hotel - As I said it was Balloon Fiesta time, and they were sold out at $157 (including taxes) a night. It was well worth it to enjoy this personal, romantic, cozy cottage which will surely fulfill your dreams of the perfect place to stay away from the maddening crowd, and in the arms of absolutely lovely innkeepers Mark, Marc and Dana. When was the last time you could remember the names of people you may not see again for another 12 years? Exactly. THEY are that memorable.

Suite Dreams,

Mary B.

Room Tip: They even have rooms with a fireplace, or a jacuzzi. Go for the fireplace...so very ROMANTIC.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia
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68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

This place has a lot of character, some great hosts and perfect location to walk around Old town and some key ABQ attractions. Both Mark and Lorenzo were very friendly at check-in, helped me plan the taxi booking for the airport the next day.
The accomodation itself is peaceful and charming, gives the guests a flavor of what it would be like to live in Old town.
We stayed at four places on our trip to Albuquerque (including one marriott and one residence inn marriott), but this place beats both marriotts hands down when it comes to the breakfast. The chef personally takes note of dietary preferences (vegetarian in our case) and prepares fresh and hot breakfast in the morning. You have a quaint little garden to admire while you sit at the breakfast table on the glass covered patio. Perfect and relaxing !!
One small thing we noticed was that the coffee mugs in the kitchen were chipped. Other than that, this place exceeded our expectations.

Room Tip: We stayed at the Suenos. Loved it !
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

This place is so run down, you wouldn't believe it. When we were first shown our room, we thought it was a room from an old dungeon; no windows, small, dark, and drab. We asked to see other rooms. After two more unacceptable rooms, we decided on the fourth. When we turned on the air conditioner, which was actually a swamp cooler, we thought the smell was so bad that we'd get Legionnaire's disease or something, so we turned it off right away. Because it was late, we decided to stay one night instead of the three we had planned. We had a very nice young man who showed us the rooms and who offered us a deep discount. The next morning when we checked out, the manager said we could not get the discount. My advice -- STAY AWAY.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

I stayed for four nights with a group of friends. My Rio Grande suite was fine, though dated. Others weren't so fortunate. Several people changed to a different hotel when they saw the location of their mini-suites - outside the complex. Others had trouble with pull-out beds that did not inflate. The clawfoot bathtubs/showers were attractive, but hard to get in and out of. There were no bathmats, so the tubs were quite slippery. Some bathrooms did not have places to put shampoos and soap.

On the plus side, the rooms were clean and quiet. The breakfasts were delicious, with eggs and omelets made to order, or french toast, or pancakes. Fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, and coffee were also served buffet style. The location is excellent, a 5 minute walk to Old Town Albuquerque. Close to Rt. 40 for trips to Santa Fe and beyond.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Phillygirl46
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Property: Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn
Address: 310 Rio Grande Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walk through the gates of this secluded adobe style compound, and discover the magic of Casas de Suenos. Built in the 1930's and 1940's, Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn features 20 spacious casitas, hot tub suites, glowing fireplaces, soft adobe walls, hidden courtyards, inviting patios and beautiful gardens that accentuate our Historic Inn. Our cooked to order breakfast served in a sunny garden/artist studio will greet you in the morning. Our courtyard with gazebo is perfect for your next wedding, reception or retreat. Celebrating New Mexico Arts, History and Culture. ... more   less 
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