I am a single female in my upper 20s. I stayed at The Hotel Blue in March 2011 and had to travel back to Albuquerque in May and chose to stay there again, each for a week time span. First, I will say I LOVED the beds (Tempur Pedic), I've never slept better in my life. Second. I will admit that from the outside (hallways/elevators and balcony...all rooms are entered from the outside) the place looks a little rough/run down (i.e. lots of chipped paint, scuff marks) but the room are immaculately clean and so well kept! Third, you can't beat the amenities for the price; all the rooms have a fridge, coffeemaker, hair dryer, gas fire place, huge flat screens. The AC and heat both work well. I like the included breakfast and there was quite a variety of food offered (HB eggs, cereals, oatmeal, waffle maker, a variety of breads and rolls, juices, milk, coffee, teas, yogurt, fruits). I made a PB&J sandwich every day and packed it along with me so I didn't have to buy lunches. Fourth, all staff at the desk and housekeeping are very helpful and attentive. I had to ask for a blow-dryer because mine was broken, as well as extra towels and pillows and staff was very accommodating. Fifth, Parking- They do have gated in parking. The second time I stayed the gate was left open the whole time and a few nights the lot was full, so I had to park on the street. My car was totally fine/safe parked on the street multiple nights. Sixth, I like the location. It is downtown so obviously there will be the noise of traffic however, I do not find this personally bothersome. The hotel is on one end of down town and about a 15 minute walk to Old Town. It was easy to walk into downtown to restaurants and the bus/train station and into old town. I never felt unsafe walking there, even at night. Although, I will say I am from a big city so I am quite used to what a downtown city environment is like after dark. I talked to an older gentleman guest who was telling me that he was a little nervous when he drove up and saw the place, but had been pleasantly surprised at how nice his stay was. Stay here if you visit ABQ. It is excellent. I have paid much more money for hotels (upwards of 200/night) that I was not nearly as pleased with.
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