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Monterey Motel
Ranked #18 of 143 Hotels in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just stayed at the Monterey Non-Smokers Motel and it was a comfortable stay indeed. The room was large and impeccably clean. Loved the funky sheets. Located close to Old Town and restaurants plus the aquarium and gardens. Owners were friendly and helpful. Good value.

Room Tip: We had room # 6 with two queen beds. Room was quiet in that it was off busy Route 66 and beside the...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

As usual, we enjoyed our stay at the motel. Quick & efficient check-in. Always love seeing Victor, the owners little dog. Clean, comfortable rooms at a fair price. Have been staying here for many years.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The lady on reception (and her husband) are passionate about hospitality. We could have chatted to her for hours! She gave us loads of advice about places to visit in Albuquerque. However, it was difficult to drag ourselves away from the wonderful pool - we enjoyed it for a couple of hours all to ourselves! The room was clean and the location is great. One of the best motels on Route 66.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed 1 night in room 11.
Located within good walking distance to old town, felt very safe.
Rooms were dated and could definitely do with a facelift but the sheets and towels were new, clean and good quality.
Owner was very helpful.
Slightly weirded out by a coffee machine in the bathroom, but overall, met expectations given the price and a made for a good Route 66 experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very economical, we stayed here for 3 nights for the bargain price of $75/d. Very clean, spacious room, ample parking right in front and a chatty helpful proprietrix. We used the laundry (dryers are not very efficient and took 2 spins for a load) but not the pool, etc. Ideal as a basecamp to tour oldtown ABQ & surroundings

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I really like this motel. AAA rating which is important to me. The rate is great and the owner is very nice, and is very accommodating in giving information as to where restaurant's, etc. are located. It's very clean and and the bedding is nice, lots of pillows. I think this motel is a really good value, it just looks like the owner really tries to make things nice. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have stayed at quite a few old Route 66 motor-hotels over the years, and this one is easily the best one so far! Yes, outside of the neon, the appearance can seem more run-down than nostalgic, but the rooms were clean, comfortable, quiet, modern, well-appointed, spacious... everything you could hope for, even cookies! The coffee in the room was even pretty darn good too! The owner was especially helpful with printing boarding passes, arranging a taxi, etc. We have stayed in many places not nearly as nice for much more money. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monterey Motel

Address: 2402 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1612
Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#6 Best Value Hotel in Albuquerque
#26 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range: $77 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Est.1936, the Monterey Motel is a renovated historic Route 66 motel uniquely situated in Albuquerque's Old Town, and within walking distance of ABQ's main attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monterey Non-Smokers Hotel Albuquerque
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