5 Best Places to Stay in Albuquerque NM

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 then, are the experts pick for the best place to stay in Albuquerque. You’ll love your guestroom at any of these Albuquerque hotels.

As is true in this era of COVID-19, make reservations for your hotel stay in advance.

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 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.) CHOCOLATE TURTLE B&B: Stacey Wittig of 'UnstoppableStacey.com'

Chocolate Turtle Bed & Breakfast is just up the road from Albuquerque in the Village of Corrales. This romantic agricultural area contained vineyards, apple orchards and chilies but no English-speakers until the 1920s,” tells UNSTOPPABLE Stacey Wittig. “We spent two relaxing nights at the B&B, which is in the heart of the wine country.” Get the rest of the story below…

5.) 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

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Chloe, the Saluki, lounges in Hotel Chaco's lobby, one of the best places to stay in Albuquerque | Photo by Cori Solomon

“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

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Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque | Photos by Angela Fairhurst
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Ibiza Fire Waterfall makes Andaluz one of the cool places to stay in Albuquerque

“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

Hotel Parc Central, one of the best of all hotels and motels in Albuquerque New Mexico | Photo by Janie Pace

Initially constructed in 1926, Italian-inspired architecture graces the Hotel Parq Central, 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, or board members getaway, a 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, signature roaring 20s cocktails, with panoramic sunset views, but 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 of its 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.) Best place to stay in Albuquerque NM: CHOCOLATE TURTLE BED & BREAKFAST

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The Chocolate Turtle is one of the best places to stay in Albuquerque | Photo by UNSTOPPABLE Stacey

Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast is just up the road from Albuquerque in the Village of Corrales. This romantic agricultural area contained vineyards, apple orchards and chilies but no English-speakers until the 1920s. We spent two relaxing nights at the Chocolate Turtle B&B, which is in the heart of today’s Corrales wine country situated on a historic Spanish Land Grant. The enchanting getaway decorated in bright Southwestern colors is the perfect wine lovers’ retreat. We brought our own while touring the wineries, and the innkeepers offered wine glasses, opener and fridge.

The adobe-style home with four private guestrooms, each with in-room baths, makes perfect Southwest getaways.  Handcrafted Saltillo tile floors with native-design wool rugs create a cozy ambience while the original Southwestern art tie it all together.

Eye-dazzling and taste bud tempting breakfasts make the hideaway memorable even many years later. I would love to go back and revisit this retreat that boasts walking paths and views of the Sandia Mountains.

Best place to stay for Albuquerque Balloon Festival

We didn’t stay for the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, but our hosts warned that they were always sold out during those times because it was such a convenient place to stay. So make your reservations early. Three night minimum, BTW.

I just learned from the innkeepers that Chocolate Turtle is closing its doors for good. I will replace this review with another once I do the research. — UNSTOPPABLE Stacey 6/17/20

5.) Hotels near Albuquerque New Mexico: LOS POBLANOS HISTORIC INN AND ORGANIC FARM

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Los Poblanos Historic Inn Sleeping Room | Photo by Joeann Fossland

Peacocks, llamas, lavender fields and friendly cats are hardly the amenities I think of in picking the perfect place to stay. At Los Poblanos, however, they are part of the magic.

We stumbled upon this hidden gem on the recommendation of Allen Affeldt, the owner of La Posada in Winslow AZ, another restored historic inn.

Fifty unique guestrooms are located 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. Wood floors, New Mexican furniture and artwork were offset by modern and luxurious.  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

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4 thoughts on “5 Best Places to Stay in Albuquerque NM”

    • You’re so welcome, Angela. Your words make me want to stay at the Andaluz. I had a delightful tapas meal there in their restaurant. Authentic meats and cheeses from Spain.

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    • Lavender fields, right? I think Joeann told me they were at Poblanos in July for the lavender. If you’re ready to travel, Carra, this might just be the place to go for a roadtrip!

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