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Comfort Inn & Suites North
Ranked #51 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Cumming, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“marginally acceptable”
Reviewed October 22, 2008

We booked at the Comfort Inn given proximity to balloon fiesta, planning to walk to the opening ceremonies 10/04/08... which we did. We estimate ~ 2 miles from motel to balloon field. Walk wasn't so bad going, but after standing for 3 hours watching the balloons and walking around the field, we were ready to call a cab to get back to the motel - it was slight uphill back. Wished we had stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on the west side ot I-25. Forum was correct that the walk was safe. Glad we didn't drive and sit in the car traffic for hr getting into a parking lot. We walked by and beat many cars.

Friendly motel, front desk staff. There was mold around the base of the bathtub faucet . It is NOT on Signal Ave which is a dirt road lined with construction fencing and entry was closed into the back of the motel. You get to the motel from Alameda - it's behind the Burger King - with unmarked drive that runs between the BK and a car dealership. Average amenities: comp breakfast & wi-fi, don't bother with the inroom coffee - pot was yucky. Mini-fridge was good and cold.

I'm glad we only stayed there Fri and Sat night. We moved on to another town after fully enjoying the wonderful balloons Sat morning. Unfortunately the glow Sat night and lift off Sun were cancelled. I think we would have skipped them anyway. 1 morning was enough. Pictures of motel room posted are very accurate.

  • Liked — proximity to balloon fiesta
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sedona, Arizona
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168 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2008

Considering that the hotel is across the highway from the Balloon festival, and considering that the place was packed, we had a great time. The room was very clean and comfortable, although it would have been nicer to be on the other side of the hotel to see the balloons better. The staff was very, very courteous and friendly. The breakfast was excellent - waffles, french toast, bagels, pastries, etc. Even though the hotel was packed, it was very quiet. The location could not have been much better for seeing the balloons. We used our points so we did not have to pay for the room, which admittedly was a little pricey, but I think I would definitely stay here again. Great location to the casino, although a little far from Old Town.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed September 27, 2008

We booked a non-smoking room on the third floor a month before our trip. we arrived at the hotel around 6:00PM. Check-in was fine. /When we got off the elevator on the third floor the smell of cigarette smoke was very strong, as we were walking past many nonsmoking rooms. When we entered our room and closed the door there was no smell of smoke inside the room. We noticed a stack of newspapers on the desk. We also saw a pair of rubber sandals on the floor. We put the sandals and papers outside our door. As we did not have any paper tissues I asked the clerk if we could have some, She said she would bring us some. We never got them. In the morning when we took our shower there was a bar of used soap and an open small bottle of shampoo on the edge of the tub (not Comfort Inn's shampoo). Breakfast was satisfactory, cereal, make your own waffles, or toasted french toast. As we only used one of the beds in the room we looked around the floor as we were leaving and found a child's shirt on the floor by the unused bed. Also, as we walked to the elevator there was no smell of cigarettes as there was the evening we checked in. As we checked out I told the clerk what we found and she said they would have given us another room. had we asked.

Stayed September 2008
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2007

We're driving from CA to VA and have had a hard time finding decent rooms that allow pets (2 dogs), so the Comfort Inn was a welcome treat! Although it took forever to check in when we arrived about 10p, it wasn't the desk clerks fault. She was having computer/printer issues and the wait was forgotten when we entered a nicely upgraded/clean room for a change.

Nice, comfortable beds, with newer bed spreads; compared to all the ugly, old worn, synthetic ones usually found in moderately priced, pet-friendly rooms. Well, actually, these were synthetic as well, but certainly newer and nicer than most!

Nice, clean bathroom. Mini-fridge. We were very happy with our stay.

The continental breakfast wasn't anything great, but average and comparable to what you get else where these days.

I'd gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2007
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Tampa, FL
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2007

During our vacation in New Mexico and one of the three nights in Albuquerque we selected this Comfort Inn & Suites for the last night stay before departure based on previous reviews with quite high rating of this hotel on TripAdvisor.
Now let me tell you about our experience and add some pictures so you can decide for yourself. I have a dual opinion about this Comfort Inn. It was ok for one night stay but for a longer period of time I would probably choose something else. The exterior and the interior design of this hotel was identical to the Comfort Suites we happened to be staying in Santa Fe earlier on this trip. But as for cleaness this one in Albuquerque was way below standards. At least the suite that was given to us. Fortunately that discomfort was slighty compenasated by great customer service we received at the front desk. The front desk clerk helped us to print Southwest boarding passes and advised us on some local restaurants (so I give extra points for that). Our suite, I mentioned before, was an average suite with a few signs of wear (see pictures), the bathroom was not so clean, but we did not use bathtub anyway (minus points). As another TripAdvisor member mentioned already in one of the previous reviews, they do have problem with not restocking facial tissue in their rooms. Our room did not have one either. Internet WIFI was not near as fast as any other hotels we stayed in (minus points). We did not use breakfast, so no opinion about that. We did use pool area / jacuzzi tub - it was clean and nobody else was there (plus extra points). Location of this hotel is good - it is close to Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, Sandia Casino, Hot Air Balloon Park and Gruet Winery - all within 5-10 minutes reach (plus points).
Check in/check out process was fast and trouble free. So I give this Comfort Inn solid 3-star rating. To improve to a next level they really need to do better housekeeping in the guest rooms.

  • Liked — Customer Service
  • Disliked — Our bathroom was not clean
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2006

My husband and I spent one night here in September. We were traveling up to Los Alamos and needed a place in Albuquerque for the night. This place was away from the busy city and we were checked in by a polite female. There is a Burger King and a Chevron Gas Station located within walking distance which assisted us greatly after a busy day of traveling.

We used the free high-speed internet in our room without any problems. The breakfast the next day was great with the usual fare. We didn't use the pool. We would stay here again.

  • Liked — High-Speed Internet
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Santa Clarita, CA
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2006

I've never been to Albuquerque before, but was impressed with the Comfort Inn & Suites North #4 ranking out of 132 hotels. Yet, upon arrival we realized that this was just an ordinary roadside hotel, no better, no worse. As far as it's #4 ranking? Either there are not that many great hotels in Albuquerque, or people have just been inflating it's rating.

  • Liked — It's nearby the balloon fairgrounds.
  • Disliked — It's close proximity to a mobile home park.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
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Property: Comfort Inn & Suites North
Address: 5811 Signal Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1902
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn & Suites North 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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