The Best Hotels to Book in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque combines clean lines with cozy touches
Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque combines clean lines with cozy touches | Courtesy of Hotel Chaco /
Nick Dauk

Leave it to the hotels in Albuquerque to extend southwestern hospitality like no other. Once a small Spanish colony and now the largest city in New Mexico, there are more reasons to drift into this region than Albuquerque’s annual hot-air balloon festival. Native American history, Spanish-inspired cuisine and Americana culture blend together to create a uniquely southwest experience. See it all from the basket of a balloon or on the ABQ Trolley when you stay at these, the best places to stay in Albuquerque, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Sawmill


Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town double with traditional pattern floor, desk and black and white wall photography
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Get to know ABQ from A to Z at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. Most rooms are minimally decorated, as the portrait-like views of the city and Sandia Mountains will wash out even the most elaborate aesthetic. If you’re not prodded upon check-in, the concierge will insist that you hop aboard the ABQ Trolley right when you leave the hotel. When you return from mapping out your weekend, take advantage of the hotel’s location to discover Albuquerque’s artisans at the shops, studios and eateries in the Sawmill district.

2. Hotel Chaco in Sawmill

Boutique Hotel

Hotel Chaco slick room with traditional touches including blankets and wall art with a balcony
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Hotel Chaco wants you to savor the southwest’s beautiful scenery every moment of your stay. Let the staff show you to the terrace suite, an insanely large outdoor space that’s nearly three times larger than the interior suite. Two fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit will keep you cozy if the indoor fireplace doesn’t keep you warm. Not interested in burning up that much of your budget? The junior suite gives you full access to the pool under the southwestern stars all the same.

3. Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Downtown

Chain Hotel

Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque simply room with large headboard, flatscreen tv and orange wall
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One of the first hotels built by Conrad Hilton himself, the Hotel Andaluz brings Spanish flair to the southwest. Warm wood-beam ceilings hang above the intimate alcoves of the Lobby Casbahs, inviting you to share tapas with a select few. Sway beneath the New Mexico sky on the Ibiza Rooftop Lounge, a chill patio where you can beat the heat with a glass of sangria. With nightclubs, sushi bars and breweries around the block, you’ll savor the night until the sun peeks out.

4. Isleta Resort and Casino in Isleta Village

Resort, Casino Hotel

Isleta Resort & Casino room with wood panelled walls, a small table set for a meal with flowers and a flatscreen tv
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Your eyes don’t deceive you; the sparkling glass tower isn’t a mirage, but the desert oasis that is Isleta Resort and Casino. Your luck continues inside where you need not touch the casino floor to hit the jackpot. A 27-hole golf course, relaxing spa and games such as bowling and billiards are all there for the taking. Penny slot fans will find rooms that won’t gamble your budget, but if you’re a high roller, we insist you claim the two-way fireplace in the Governor’s Suite all for yourself.

5. Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque in Downtown-University

Chain Hotel

Home2 Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Downtown/University twin room with patterned wall, sofa and full-length mirror
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Feel like part of the Lobos pack when you stay at Home2 Suites by Hilton. This cozy den is beside the University of New Mexico’s North Campus, giving you instant access to the observatory and North Golf Course. Get your fill of a free breakfast then swipe some fruit to feed to the fowl at the UNM Duck Pond. The stunning Petroglyph National Monument is yours to admire 15 minutes away and the indoor pool is ready to cool you back down when you return.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Airport in Victory Hills

Chain Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Airport indoor pool with a jacuzzi, seating area and large windows
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Whether you’re flying into Albuquerque on a 737 or on a Montgolfier, Courtyard by Marriott will taxi you into a smooth stay. The free shuttle will gladly wait until your luggage slides through the carousel and you’ll be cleared to land in a two-bedroom suite the moment you arrive. The Bistro will whip up a sandwich or steak if the airline peanuts didn’t hold you over. Jetlagged and unable to sleep? The 377 Brewery next door has a beer as sour as your socks probably smell.

7. Hotel Parq Central in Huning Highlands

Suite Hotel

Hotel Parq Central lounge area with arched window, neutral colors and a flatscreen tv
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When regular hotels in Albuquerque just won’t do, Hotel Parq Central’s cottage suites will give you the space you need. A fireplace and private patio will help you settle in no time. Don’t forget the private retreats are part of the formal hotel so you’re welcome to hop into the outdoor hot tub at a moment’s notice. The rooftop Apothecary Lounge is a must as well, offering the best views of the city and mountains.

8. Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque in Downtown

Chain Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque large double room with a balcony offering desert views, desk, flatscreen tv and simple decor in yellow and beige
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Drifting in to watch the zeppelins at Balloon Fiesta Park? Embassy Suites by Hilton is a perfect launchpad for your weekend of hot air adventure. Start the morning with a fresh and free breakfast… or maybe just coffee and toast if you’re heading into the skies for your first time. The evening manager’s reception is ready to calm your nerves with complementary booze.

For plush places to stay, check out our pick of the best luxury hotels in Albuquerque, New Mexico, bookable on Culture Trip.

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