I was looking for a basic motel for only one night, a little bit north away from the airport and downtown; and one that had an indoor pool and free breakfast. Booked this hotel because using the Entertainment card, the price came to only $56.
Took maybe 20 minutes to get there from the airport, great central location, I felt, to Old Town, casino, tram, etc.
Wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised from the moment we entered the lobby. Beautiful and clean inside. The young girl at the front desk during check-in was rather rude, but a different staff the next day at check-out couldn't be nicer.
Not only was the lobby more than basic, but so was the room. Nicely appointed with quality bedding and GREAT pillows. Pool area and deluxe continental breakfast were average. Coffee was really good though.
Our toilet was blocked twice. The first time, it took a bit too long for maintenance to arrive; the second time (the next day) was a holiday and I was told by a housekeeper that maintenance was "off", so I asked for a plunger and did it myself.
Still, I would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.
- 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