We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful place to stay overlooking Balloon Fiesta”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Nativo Lodge Albuquerque
Ranked #43 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
138 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to stay overlooking Balloon Fiesta”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

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!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 5salina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Desiree B, Front Office Manager at Nativo Lodge Albuquerque, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time, and have shared your comments with our staff. The views are lovely here we are so fortunate to be so close to Balloon Fiesta Park. We hope to welcome you back to Nativo for your next visit.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,012 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    398
    298
    139
    93
    84
See reviews for
304
303
87
166
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (261)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Philly
Level Contributor
184 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We booked our room based on Tripadvisor reviews way back in March for our trip to Balloon Fiesta. Then the reviews kinda changed, I contacted the manager via email and expressed some concerns, I got an email response right away.
OK, that being said.....We do not have one complaint about the Nativo Lodge!
Check in was smooth and the staff friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable. The proximety to Fiesta Park was great. We were able to see the balloons inflight from our balcony. The lobby is lovely and while we didn't get an opportunity to enjoy the pool and hot tub, they looked clean and inviting. Starbucks within walking distance which was great for us because we couldn't figure out how to work the coffee maker, (two of them) lol!
Breakfast at the Spirit Winds cafe, was plentiful and delish. We got the vibe it was a cool, comfortable, laid back kind of place.
Would definately stay again!

Room Tip: While our room "faced" fiesta park, we did not see the ascent of the balloons because ther...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank red6111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Desiree B, Front Office Manager at Nativo Lodge Albuquerque, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear red6111,
Thank you for taking the time to share you experience, and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are fortunate to be so close to the Fiesta Park and are glad you were able to see balloons from the comfort of your room. We look forward to your next visit.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thoreau
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed in a double room with my 12 year old. The room was very comfortable, bed, pillows, chair, bathroom. The balcony was an added plus. We decided to eat dinner in Spirit Winds restaurant, went down around 730pm on the 9th of this month. We arrived and were able to seat ourselves, waited about 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order, the coffee I ordered was being brewed so that took an additional 10 minutes of time. Then the order for our dinner, shrimp cocktail and quesadilla. Simple, but it took close to 1/2 hour for the meal to be delivered to our table. I know it wasn't the server's fault, we were hungry otherwise would have left the room. The only other item that was not very good was the coffee, I made a cup, took a sip and really couldn't drink any more of it.
If I need to make another reservation I would stay here again, but bring my own coffee next time.

The whole experience was good, my 12 year old enjoyed swimming in the "indoor/outdoor" pool and sitting in the jacuzzi (w/o bubbling).
I would tell people that this is a nice hotel but beware of the restaurant, that is really the only downfall I see.

The reception personnel both at night and early the next morning were both personable and official. They made our incoming and leaving a pleasure.

Thank you and look forward to possibly staying there next year for the balloon fiesta.

Room Tip: Rooms on the northwest side were great, could see the horizon with the sun setting. Wonderful.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rona67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Desiree B, Front Office Manager at Nativo Lodge Albuquerque, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are continually improving our guest dining experience. We hope to welcome you back for Balloon Fiesta next year.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovilia,Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had a total of 14 family members stay for 5 nights. The rooms were comfortable & you can watch the balloons during Balloon Fiesta right from your balcony. The staff is excellent & friendly. Only thing I would have complaints about is the noise from the interstate. Otherwise GREAT place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side of the interstate are noisy from all the traffic.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mary K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Desiree B, Front Office Manager at Nativo Lodge Albuquerque, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you and your family for staying with us during the Balloon Fiesta. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to see the balloons from your room. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

My family and I are repeat customers to this property in beautiful Albuquerque. The rooms are clean, the service is excellent, and the location is just minutes from Balloon Fiesta park. I am looking forward to my stay next year for the balloon fiesta.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Edwin G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Desiree B, Front Office Manager at Nativo Lodge Albuquerque, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Edwin G.,
Thank you for your patronage. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay during Balloon Fiesta. We look forward to your next visit to Albuquerque.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights at this Hotel and really enjoyed its unique New Mexican stylings.
The staff was friendly and attentive. You won't find this type of decor just anywhere.
Overall clean and comfortable. Great location to many Albuquerque attractions as well.
Rates reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mclark248
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were impressed by the design and Native American decor of this hotel. Our room had dream-catchers and a drawing of a Cree woman on the wall. A Shaman figure presides over the open five-story lobby. A tipi is available outside. More conventional additions include a hot tub, indoor-outdoor pool and a small fitness room. The weekend brunch was a deal at $7.50 per person. Try to get a room on upper floor and away from Interstate 25. Such rooms have a good view of Sandia Mountains. All the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank E N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Albuquerque hotels
Comfort Suites Albuquerque
#27 of 144 in Albuquerque
275 reviews
Albuquerque Original Townsite
Hotel Andaluz
Hotel Andaluz
#8 of 144 in Albuquerque
1,360 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Nativo Lodge Albuquerque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nativo Lodge Albuquerque

Property: Nativo Lodge Albuquerque
Address: 6000 Pan American East Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3430
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
#37 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nativo Lodge Albuquerque 3*
Number of rooms: 144
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and Hotel.de so you can book your Nativo Lodge Albuquerque reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nativo Lodge Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque
Nativo Hotel Albuquerque
Albuquerque Nativo Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing