UPDATED December 5, 2023–When you’re wondering where to stay in Albuquerque NM, simply ask your favorite travel writer.
Travel writers always have the inside scoop, and in this case, on the best places to stay in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here are the experts’ picks for the best place to stay in Albuquerque. You’re guaranteed to love your guestroom at any of these Albuquerque hotels.
1.) HOTEL CHACO: Cori Solomon of 'The Written Palette'
“Walking into the lobby of the Hotel Chaco, I immediately felt a sense of tranquility and serenity,” says travel expert Cori Solomon. “The hotel pays tribute to Chaco Canyon, a National Historical Park containing some of the most important ruins from pre-Columbian cultures in the US. The spirit of this national monument lies within the walls of…” Read the full Hotel Chaco report below.
2.) HOTEL ANDALUZ: Angela Fairhurst of 'JauntTV'
Angela Fairhurst of JauntTV reports, “The Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque was the fourth hotel Conrad Hilton ever built and the city’s first high-rise. It was ‘the place’ where wealthy guests use to stay when they pulled into the Santa Fe railroad train station. It was and still is within walking distance from everything in downtown. Read Angela’s full review below…
3.) HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL: Janie Pace of 'JourneyMapped.com'
“This locally owned luxury boutique hotel boasts the friendly Apothecary rooftop lounge serving savory small plates, signature roaring 20s cocktails, with panoramic sunset views, but the location holds a dark secret,” reveals travel writer Janie Pace. The building was a mental hospital and asylum for children where staff and patients noticed paranormal activity. Read more below…
4.) LOS POBLANOS HISTORIC INN: Joeanne Fossland of 'JoeannsView.com'
Joeann Fossland of Joeann’s View recounts, “As you enter the Los Poblanos Historic Inn grounds through a tunnel of cottonwoods, the calming energy surrounds as you leave the city bustle. We accessed our guestroom through a courtyard with a gurgling pool. Our private patio overlooked the lavender fields. Joeanne’s review is continued below…
1.) Places to stay in Albuquerque NM: HOTEL CHACO
“Walking into the lobby of the Hotel Chaco, I immediately felt a sense of tranquility and serenity,” says food, wine and travel blogger Cori Solomon. “The hotel pays tribute to Chaco Canyon, a National Historical Park containing some of the most important ruins from pre-Columbian cultures in the United States. The spirit of this national monument lies within the walls of this Albuquerque hotel.
“Not only did I sense the Native American presence, but the hotel is very comfortable and pet-friendly, two pluses in my book. Hotel Chaco houses an outstanding collection of original contemporary Native American and New Mexican art. As an art lover, I appreciated all the significance of the artwork throughout the hotel. From the lobby doors to the artwork and light fixtures on the walls and the staff uniforms, they are all part of the hotel’s ambiance. The décor of each guest suite blends with the artwork that adorns its interior. Even the sandstone color of the building and landscaping I found had a spiritual meaning.
“Venture up to the top floor, Level 5 and enjoy a drink watching the sunset while taking in the marvelous city skyline,” Cori recommends. “The view is mesmerizingly calming.”
Pet-friendly lodging in Albuquerque New Mexico
“For those with pets, Chloe and I enjoyed our daily strolls through the hotel grounds to the grassy areas at the adjacent hotel,” added Cori, who typically travels with her Salukis.
Perhaps the best area to stay in Albuquerque
“I found this boutique hotel a convenient location as it seemed about 10 minutes to all Albuquerque’s attractions, including the Historic Old Town,” said the expert traveler.
“If you are into Native American and New Mexican art, Hotel Chaco is a must-stay locale.” – Cori Solomon, The Written Palette.
Check out availability and current rates for Hotel Chaco here.
2.) Cool Places to Stay in Albuquerque: HOTEL ANDALUZ
“The Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque was the fourth hotel Conrad Hilton ever built and the city’s first high-rise,” explains writer and television producer Angela Fairhurst of Jaunt TV.
“It was ‘the place’ where wealthy guests stayed when they pulled into the Santa Fe railroad train station. It was and still is within walking distance from everything in downtown.
“Constructed in 1939 in New Mexico’s Territorial style, a blend of Pueblo and Victorian styles by architect Anton F. Korn, the high ceiling lobby and lounge with its quaint indoor cabanas, fountains and character has stayed true to itself through multiple restorations,” Angela explains.
“Andaluz is short for ‘Andalusian,’ the region of Spain that also inspired the hotel’s décor and architectural style. A traditional Andalucian arch enriches the public spaces. As part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the boutique hotel with 114 well-appointed spacious rooms and suites is on the National Register of Historic Places.”
Rooftop bar at cool hotel in Albuquerque New Mexico
“Ibiza, the rooftop bar and patio, serves as a hotspot for nightlife on weekends. The custom-built fire and water fireplace and waterfall is visible from the street. An adjustable automatic canopy system with louvers covers the patio with a glass enclosure for year-round service. – Angela Fairhurst, JauntTV.
See if your dates are available at Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton here.
3.) Best Place To Stay in Albuquerque New Mexico: HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL
Initially constructed in 1926, the Hotel Parq Central is graced by Italian-inspired architecture, enhanced with a warm, welcoming interior emphasizing polished stone tiles, hardwood floors, a cozy fireplace, and luxurious leather chairs.
Accommodations range from traditional king rooms at 250 square feet to spacious double bedrooms at 335 square feet or deluxe king cottage suites at 515 square feet featuring a fireplace, separate living room with sofa bed, and a private patio.
Indulge in a residence retreat package for a wedding group, golf event, board members getaway, romantic escape, or girl’s night out package.
Located just one mile from downtown Albuquerque, this locally owned luxury boutique hotel boasts the friendly Apothecary rooftop lounge serving savory small plates and signature roaring 20s cocktails with panoramic sunset views. However, the location holds a dark secret.
Haunted hotel rooms in Albuquerque NM?
The building is a former mental hospital and asylum for children where staff and patients noticed paranormal activity, strange whispers, objects moved, sheets pulled from those sleeping, and patients found themselves covered in scratches. The hospital closed in the 1980s and fell into disrepair.
The Hotel Parq Central, opening in 2010 after a grand restoration, has preserved some old charms with all-new sophisticated decor.
Savor a Prohibition-era Pink Lady or a Sazerac on the rooftop; it doesn’t feel like an old haunted former hospital at all.” — Janie H. Pace, www.journeymapped.com.
Get current rates for HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL.
4.) Hotels near Albuquerque New Mexico: LOS POBLANOS HISTORIC INN AND ORGANIC FARM
Peacocks, llamas, lavender fields, and friendly cats are hardly the amenities I think of when picking the perfect place to stay. At Los Poblanos, however, they are part of the magic.
We stumbled upon this hidden gem at the recommendation of Allen Affeldt, the owner of La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, another restored historic inn.
Fifty unique guestrooms are in three areas on Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm’s 25 acres. The Meem rooms date back to the original Hacienda built by renowned architect John Gaw Meems in the 1930s. Old dairy buildings are the inspiration for the Farm and Field rooms. They surround courtyards and offer quiet areas to soak in views of the acres of lavender and the Sandia Mountains.
One of the best places to stay in Albuquerque: Los Poblanos Historic Inn
As you enter the grounds through a tunnel of cottonwoods, the calming energy surrounds you as you leave the city bustle. We accessed our room through a courtyard with a gurgling pool. Modern and luxury offset the wood floors, New Mexican furniture, and artwork. Our private patio overlooked the lavender fields.
The bed boasted luxury linens that cocooned me so comfortably I didn’t want to get up. More decadence awaited with fresh ground coffee and lavender bath amenities. What a way to start the day.
What’s more, the award-winning CAMPO restaurant and the gift shop and bakery add to the delight. You won’t want to leave.—Joeann Fossland, www.JoeannsView.com
Stay Here: Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
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