My husband and I just stayed at this hotel last weekend for the Balloon Fiesta, and it was a great choice! We had two rooms during our stay (king handicapped and two regular queens), and both were clean. The bathroom in the queens room was really small; we had to squeeze in just for the door to close, and we're not big people. The queens room faced the Fiesta park, so we saw a mass ascension from our room! The location was great; we walked the mile to/from the Balloon Fiesta Park for the events and were glad that there were cops around directing traffic in the early morning or at night since there weren't any street lights along the roads. The complimentary breakfast buffet was ok; there weren't as many items as we've seen at other hotels, but they do have those delicious cinnamon buns! Service was very good. This hotel definitely knows how to handle the crowds, unlike the Staybridge Suites down the street.
My one complaint is that we were bumped from our room choice on the first night to accommodate the number of people in town for the Balloon Fiesta since we had two reservations - one using points and another that paid for the room. We understood the reason, but it was a bit annoying since we had to switch rooms after the first night. We had purposely booked the same type of room for both reservations since we wanted to avoid that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Albuquerque North-Balloon Fiesta Park was designed to provide a comfortable stay, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. We take great pride in our property and our staff is dedicated to providing total guest satisfaction. We are minutes from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park and Sandia Casino, with easy access to Interstate 25. Hotel features include complimentary hot breakfast and free local phone calls. Visit Albuquerque, NM and stay smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express - Balloon Fiesta Park Hotel Albuquerque
- Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque
- Holiday Inn Albuquerque
- Albuquerque Holiday Inn