Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown

717 Central Ave Nw, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87102show map
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Very goodBased on  91 reviews
Overview

The 3-star Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown is placed about 9 km from iT\'Z Albuquerque . Renovated in 2007, this grand hotel offers accommodation in a 6-story art deco building.

An unique location makes a museum and a theater easily reachable. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Albuquerque city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a zoo and an oceanarium.

Albuquerque International airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown.

Rooms

Guests are offered 140 soundproof hotel rooms equipped with a minibar, a balcony, ironing facilities, a sofa and a work desk. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

A day at Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown begins with a deluxe breakfast. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the snack bar. Anatolia Doner Kabab House and Cecilia's Cafe serve a selection of meals within 250 meters from the venue.

Services

The property offers a free private car park, a vending machine and a lift along with a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using a Jacuzzi and a sauna after a busy day in Albuquerque. Sport facilities include horse riding and lawn tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   140.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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  • City landmarks
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Getting around
Airports
Santa Fe (SAF)48.7 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  91  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location was very convenient for the Albuquerque Convention center. The breakfast was great.

    It is a bit dated and looks a bit worse for wear but those are just aesthetic features.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked the fact that they provided a good continental breakfast and they even had cookies in the lobby and hot chocolate and juices available anytime in the kitchen

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel provides a shuttle service which was very convenient, as well as the complimentary internet and breakfast. The price was just right.

    While the room had a new comfortable bed and flat screen TV and an updated sink, the furniture was old and a desk was missing in our room. The hotel should invest in updating their furniture.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Free wi-fi in the lobby and I could still get it poolside, downtown location on main drag, walkable to many restaurants, great pool, unhurried and relaxed nice people...felt like my kids and I could come and go easily

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    My room was clean, spacious, well equipped (bathtub, washbasin, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioner, coffeemaker) and comfortable. The door and the window opens on a corridor like in motels (but this building has 6 floors). Location is very good: business district - 4 blocks, Old Town - 1 mile (15-20 min walk), Zoo on the banks of Rio Grande - 10-minute walk. Continental breakfast: pastries, you-make-it pancakes, cereals, yogurt, canned mixed fruits, toast, butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, juices, coffee/tee. Chocolate chip cookies are offered during the day. Swimming pool is hardly used. Fenced parking lot. Personnel was very helpful. The free shuttle ride to the airport is less than 15 minutes (outside of rush hours). Shuttle is offered to/from the Old Town. This is not a luxury hotel but at $66/night it was much better concerning value for money than those close to the airport in one of which I stayed a week earlier.

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    Close to restaurant and view of the mountains.

    Requesting a pool view and not getting it, then finding out it was available and should have been able to get it but we had already checked in and unpacked when we told by the staff it was available. We gave our confirmation with the request to them and was told they would have the manager contact us... That never happened. Homeless sleeping in the park across the street and kids driving the strip.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The beds were exceptionally comfortable. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us by giving us a 2:00pm check out time, instead of the usual 11:00am. The hotel was located downtown, which made it a great place to explore the city. The hotel also ran a free shuttle that picked us up from the train depot, as well as retured us there, and it also took us to Old Town. A very friendly and nice staff.

    The outside of our room upon exiting the elevator seemed a little shabby, and the wooden former housing of the television console was somewhat tacky. But these were very minor complaints.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I loved the tempurpedic bed and the directv. I also liked the relative quietness around the hotel.

    I sort of wish that there was more of an indication that rooms had doors which led to the outside - sort of like a motel. No wireless, but desk had short ethernet cables.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I read reviews where people have said that because of it's location that it was noisy (car traffic), but I did not experience this, even on a Saturday night with everyone cruising the strip! It's a very nice hotel with temperpedic beds and 40' HDTVs with Directv service. Staff was very polite and service oriented. For those of you wanting a place where you can walk to venues - this is the place. Within 5 blocks, you have your choice of Susshi, Turkish, Greek, American, Brazilian, Thai, PIzza, etc! And there is a theatre 3 blocks away and a movie theatre 6 blocks away!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    My daughter loved the fresh cookies. They locked the doors at dark.

    Some of the breakfast food was not fresh. Some pastries were a bit stale. You could here people yelling at the park and on the weekends people at the bar.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Convenient to city services & resturants

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff was incredibly nice and friendly. The other guests seemed very pleasant. The hotel was well-situated and within walking distance of downtown. The pool was fantastic. Enormous, clean, and wonderful.

    It wasn't the most updated or cleanest room in the world, but it was fine. And a good value for the money.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Was within walking distance of Old Town, restaurants, next to park. Enjoyed growers market in park. Liked being downtown--getting to know the city more. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Pool was good in the heat.

    Very hot in room because it was over 100 outside and the a/c was not turned on until we got in the room. Was too hot all the first night.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Close to the city center, quiet room, slept well, comfy bed and reasonably clean. Good air conditioning. Decent breakfast albeit mostly processsed.

    Very dark room and carpet not clean, the soles of my white socks quickly got very dirty . Very shabby cheap furniture. Small bathroom. Poor lighting.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was convenient, the hotel shuttle very useful and the staff friendly and helpful. We liked the motel style and found it very quiet

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7
Very goodBased on  91 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Airports
Santa Fe (SAF)48.7 mi
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