I am on the road for 21 days. 21 days, 19 motels.
I am following RT 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, I will continue from there up the California coast thru San Francisco and ending in Sacramento. From there I will fly back to Chicago. I will review my every stop on the way. I am Don on Route 66.
Well.... I wouldn't consider it to be a “Chic Boutique” and it isn’t “in the Heart of Albuquerque's Downtown District”, but I did like it.
I believe that someone, over the last 10 years or so, invested a lot in refurbishing what I believe was probably a Holiday Inn or Best Western. It is a 6 story Motor lodge right on Rt 66. As far as “the Heart of Albuquerque's Downtown District”, it’s more or less, on the edge of “The District”. It’s right across the street from a very nice park that appears to be home to many homeless people. A mile or so beyond that is Old Town. Not much in between. There is only 1 restaurant in walking distance. It is directly across the street; a standard “red sauce and pasta” Italian restaurant. It was OK.
The room was huge and as clean as clean can be. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. They offered Ethernet access in the room (which didn’t work for me). Wireless access was available in the lobby and by the pool. The outdoor pool was the biggest that I have seen at a motor hotel. The staff was very friendly. Over all, the stay was very good. This place wouldn’t be for everyone, but it was for me….
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