The Best Cheap Hotels in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel is ideal for guests with an early morning flight
The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel is ideal for guests with an early morning flight | Courtesy of Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Staying in the Land of Enchantment need not cost a packet. Cheap hotels in Albuquerque are a dime a dozen, but the best ones give you the biggest bang for your buck. We’re talking free food from morning to night, perfect proximity to your itinerary, and low-cost lounging in lodging that feels way more boutique than cheap. Pinch pennies and still have a perfect stay when you choose these Albuquerque cheap hotels.

1. Hotel Parq Central – for a boutique breakfast

Suite Hotel

Interior of a light, airy room at Hotel Parq Central, Albuquerque with trees outside
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When you’re sitting on the rooftop lounge of Hotel Parq Central, watching the stars streak across the sky, you’ll be grateful that you snagged this Albuquerque hotel deal. No lukewarm breakfast buffet at this boutique hotel; only gourmet-style dishes like quiche, hard-boiled eggs, and other sweet and savory favorites. Warm-up however you choose, either in the outdoor garden patio, the indoor jacuzzi, or in front of the fireplace of your private cottage suite.

2. Best Western Airport Albuquerque InnSuites Hotel & Suites – for a superb swim

Chain Hotel

Plush room at Best Western Airport Albuquerque InnSuites Hotel & Suites Albuquerque with pattern carpets, balcony and flatscreen
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You know how good it feels to find a dollar bill on the ground? Well, staying at Best Western by ABQ Airport feels like you’ve stumbled upon a hundred bucks. This cheap hotel in Albuquerque has rooms as clean as a shiny new penny, and that’s not to mention the radiance of the sundeck. The year-round outdoor heated pool will cool you as needed, which will be whenever you return from your trip on the free local shuttle to the USS Bullhead Memorial Park.

3. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town – for free rides


Trad exterior of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque with trees and plant pots
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When it comes to hotel deals in Albuquerque, Hotel Albuquerque has a solid offer on the table. Pull into their parking lot and you’ll never need to crank the ignition during your stay. Your room includes a ticket for the ABQ Trolley Company that’ll whisk you around the city when you aren’t hanging at the seasonal pool. None of their guest rooms have kitchens, but you won’t need one, seeing as the 25,000sqft (2,323m) Sawmill Market across the street is packed with good value food stalls.

4. Marriott Albuquerque – for shopping sprees

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Marriott Albuquerque interior pool, Albuquerque, United States
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The Uptown Marriott wants to treat you to an affordable overnight so you can treat yourself to a shopping spree. Right beside Park Square and ABQ Uptown shopping malls, this hotel wants you to take your savings, pop tags, and fill your spacious room’s floor with shopping bags. Cheap hotel deals in Albuquerque plus clearance racks in Uptown’s shopping malls equals a budget-friendly trip to the ABQ – where you get more than you bargained for.

5. Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel – for a speedy getaway

Airport Hotel

Slick lobby of Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, Albuquerque, United States
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So close to the ABQ Sunport that you could get your wheeled luggage to the gate with a strong push, the Sheraton is your laid-back landing strip. Taxi into your guest room on the free airport shuttle. Slather on the sunscreen and hit the pool if the desert’s majestic heatwaves give you a little too warm of a welcome. The vibes in the LT Lounge will cool you down even further, though the sizzling southwestern flavors at Left Turn will heat you right back up again.

6. Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque – for a suite deal

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Simple room with balcony and view at Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque, Albuquerque, United States
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Things are looking up when you stay at Embassy Suites, and that’s not only because you got a great hotel deal in Albuquerque. Balloon Fiesta Park is only 11mi (18km) away if you want to see the New Mexico sky filled with a sea of hot air balloons. The free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening receptions are perks almost as pretty. If the sun starts getting in your eyes from looking up so much, throw on a pair of shades and hit the indoor pool in style.

7. Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown – for dog lovers

Chain Hotel

Simple room at Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, Albuquerque, with desk, flatscreen and twin double beds
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Bring your bulldog for a budget-friendly stay at Uptown’s Sheraton. This pet-friendly hotel won’t cost you more than a few bones every night, letting you keep your paws and pockets full. Whether you’re a fan of Starbucks’ boldest beans or ABQ’s micro-brews, you’ll find both on tap in the lobby. Grab a drink and head out into the Land of Enchantment in search of the best park to hike with Fido. We’d suggest a walk on the Aldo Leopold Trail by the Rio Grande first.

8. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albuquerque Old Town

Suite Hotel

Exterior of TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albuquerque Old Town with seating area out front
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Stay near Albuquerque’s Old Town without forking over a fortune at TownePlace Suites. City view rooms will inspire you to take the 2mi (3km) drive to discover Old Town’s best museums. Breakfast is free if you don’t want to crack eggs in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen; the outdoor barbecue is ready to use, too, but it’s a bring-your-own-meat type of party. Make your first stop en route to Old Town the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to learn about local tribes.

9. The Querque Hotel – for keeping the kids happy


Indoor pool at The Querque Hote, Albuquerque, with loungers and windows surrounding it
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Feel good about being frugal at The Querque Hotel. The kids won’t mind the sofa bed if you promise them a few hours of cannonball firing at the indoor pool. They might try to twist your arm and get you to snag snacks from the lobby market. If you can get them dried and dressed in time, you can cruise to ABQ’s best restaurants by hopping right on I-40 or I-25.

10. Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown – for a fun-filled trip


The elegant bar-lounge of Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown with fireplace and wall art
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It’s mighty hard to argue against a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn – you don’t find many cheap hotels in Albuquerque that have water slides for their indoor pools. As long as you make sure your swimsuit pockets are empty, you won’t lose a penny during this overnight. The outdoor social spaces are perfect for warm New Mexico nights, too, so you may not need to splurge on an evening out.

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