I stayed here for a week during Balloon Fiesta. My room was lovely, comfortable, had a balcony overlooking the flight patterns (the "Albuquerque box"), and was kept spotlessly clean by the housekeeping folks. Breakfast was excellent; Missy, the server, was a true treasure: pleasant, cheerful, and ran her wheels off always, providing wonderful service. Cinnamon rolls, muffins, and continental breakfast were all great and plated beautifully. Typical NM dishes are all good - try the green Chile stew in a bread bowl, do. The lobby has something glorious to see in every direction. The three female bartenders were all outstanding and altogether helpful, informative, and efficient. My only quibble is that lunch is not served and, although breakfast goes on from early, early morning to 4 pm, there are no lunch items on it. There is a new food service director, however, and he promises to get this changed. I hope he does!! The lounge does not open until 4, but one can order food from the dinner menu there when it does open. Half-priced drinks at happy hour - margaritas are fabulous!! (Bartenders should not also be helping in the dining room, making it appear that the lounge is not manned, IMHO). Other hotels in the area also provide to-go coffee for folks off on bus transportation at O'Dark-30 to see the balloons lift off at sunrise. Nativo provides only water, which is welcome, but the same containers and a timer could be used for coffee (there is a coffee maker in each room, but at that hour, I'm not really good at much of anything). It's just a gorgeous hotel and ALL of the front desk people could not be more helpful!! FYI, because it's close, some of the balloon flyers stay here, too, which is great fun when chatting on the elevator and they've just come down. (Note to management: Starbucks coffee, served in the dining room, should be advertised more effectively - might keep people from walking to the adjacent Starbucks for their fix on a fairly dangerous road). Free internet is provided - always a plus. I love this place and you will, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travelers from all over the world stay at the Nativo Lodge to experience Native American culture through the hotel’s vibrant art, innovative technology, and cultural aspects. No other hotel achieves the unique blend of contemporary and traditional Native American atmosphere within their luxurious rooms. Conveniently located near Balloon Fiesta Park and major attractions in Albuquerque, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Sandia Mountains and the New Mexico landscape, and Santa Fe is just a quick 45 minutes away. Spacious rooms with private balconies, free WIFI, daily Happy Hour, and true hospitality and charm of Native American contemporary culture make staying at the Nativo Lodge a one-of-a-kind experience."Hotels supporting cultural causes." ... more less
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- Nativo Lodge Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque
- Nativo Hotel Albuquerque
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