The Hotel Blue Albuquerque

717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103, United States
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Convenience AND budget!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 4, 2011

Hotel Blue is located at the edge of Alubquerque's Downtown district, just off historic Route 66, providing easy access to both the Downtown area and Old Town Plaza (which is within easy walking distance).

Check-in was easy and quick even though I arrived late in the evening.

The good-sized rooms include fridge, microwave, coffee making facilities, dispenser toiletries and internet, and are furnished with Tempur-pedic beds; rooms have either a mountain or Downtown view. Included with the room rate is a complimentary continental-style breakfast served within the refreshments area which includes a selection of breads, fruit, yogurt, cereal, muffins, 'make your own' waffles as well as a selection of coffee, tea and juices. During the day, the refreshment area continues to offer free fruit juices, coffee, teas and hot chocolate.

The hotel also provides a free shuttle bus (between 07:00 and 22:00) providing services to the airport, Downtown station (for Greyhound, bus, Amtrak and New Mexico Rail Runner services), as well as Old Town Plaza.

Unique Quality: The hotel is located 6 blocks from Albuquerque Convention Center and about a mile from Old Town where you will find the Museum of Natural History and Science, National Atomic Museum and Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum making it a great base for any visit to Albuquerque.

The hotel has a lovely Art Deco lobby, in which are located two computers with internet connection for the use of hotel guests; during the day, a plate of biscuits (cookies) is located here for guests to help themselves. Free WiFi internet access can also be found in the lobby and refreshment area.

The hotel also has an outdoor pool which was not used during my stay in November as it was too cold.

Directions: On the corner of Central Avenue and 8th Street, between Downtown and Old Town.

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Great downtown location. Nice place to stay.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2008

It may seem a little pricey but the downtown location is great. I lucked out and got a room facing east, downtown and the Sandia mountains. The gated parking is great for being downtown but spots go quick then you have park along street. The pool is huge though I didn't use it. The large flat screen tv is wonderful. The akward closet/bathroom set up is tiny and just strange. Really one of the most comfortable beds I've experienced in a while at a hotel.

you are within walking distance of galleries, restaurants, coffee and sushi places. the breakfast is standard and very crowded. Wireless is fine. front desk is friendly and not very stuffy. There is a fantastic growers market in the park across the street on summer weekends. I will stay here again when I visit Abq and it is in my budget.

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Great Hotel on Historic rt. 66

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 29, 2005

I walked from the train station to the hotel, although they do offer a pick-up service. When I arrived the staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive. After sleeping on a train and a hostel the night before, the king size bed and down-feather pillows were heavenly. The room had a very relaxed feel. The hotel is very appropriately names as it has a serene blue feeling to it. The art on the walls was interesting for a change and there was lots to choose from on the television. The bathtub was deep enough to take a bath in and the hotel soaps and shampoos were actually nice.

Unique Quality: Large, comfortable king size bed (definately unique in many hotels) and pillows. They also offer many services for the business man on the go and companies hosting events. Breakfast is served downstairs in the morning, which includes waffles, cereals, coffee, fruits, hard-boiled eggs, and muffins. Close to Museum of Albuquerque and the Aquarium, along with several pottery and jewelry shops, of which most are owned and supplied by Native Americans from the Navajo tribe. The reservation that spans over the four corners area, is not far away. There is an outside hallway and balconies surrounding all the rooms from the outside, offering various views of the city and glimpses of the Sandia Ridge from outside the hotel room.

Directions: Near the intersection of Centrak and 18th St.

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Eclectic and friendly, but rowdy after dark!

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2004

I would recommend the Hotel Blue to visitors, but
was taken by surprise by the management's unwillingness to quell rowdy or noisy behavior by guests who might have just come from cruising
66.

The area is noisy enough at night, but permitting guests to yell and celebrate in a drunken stupor is not the restful environment I was anticipating.

However, don't over look the hotel for this reason
alone as it's quirky nature and friendly staff are
reasons to give it a try as my family and I did.

Unique Quality: Nice pool
Great breakfast fare
Walking distance to nice shops and restaurants
Centrally located
Very reasonable rates

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Address: 717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87103, United States

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Amenities at The Hotel Blue Albuquerque

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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