Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown

717 Central Ave Nw, Albuquerque, United States, 87102  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • A few blocks from the heart of central ave - Great for the price - Parking is free - Buffet breakfast is surprisingly copious
  • Desk clerk was super-friendly - Art deco touches in the rooms - Fresh-baked cookies - Carafe of coffee
  • Room was huge - Bed was exceptionally comfortable - Staff was very friendly - Secured parking
  • Rooms are comfortable - Free breakfast - Pool area was nice - Fitness room - Gigantic launderette just a block away
  • 5 min walk to convention center - Room was clean - Shuttle to airport - Complimentary internet via ethernet or wi-fi

Overview

The unique 3-star Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown features airport transfer, newspaper service and 24-hour security. Occupying a 6-story art deco building, the hotel was remodeled in 2007.

The hotel offers unique setting in a natural area near a train station and just 1050 meters away from University of New Mexico, Rio Grande Zoo and Old Town Albuquerque. The venue is set within 1 km from Albuquerque city center.

Quick access to a zoo and an oceanarium is provided.

Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Albuquerque International airport.

Rooms

The hotel's compact rooms are appointed with satellite TV, a sofa, a balcony, an iron with ironing board and a work desk. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every day a deluxe continental breakfast is served. Guests can enjoy meals of Turkish cuisine at Anatolia Doner Kabab House situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

A business center, a photocopier and a meeting room along with a free car park, a lift and a vending machine are available for guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   140.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib USD 10
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 18 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
18 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown Albuquerque location
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Hotel Address:

717 Central Ave Nw, Albuquerque, United States, 87102

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City Center
  • Albuquerque
    500 m
Airports
  • Albuquerque International (ABQ)
    6.1 km
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    78.4 km
Restaurants
  • Villa di Capo (cuisine: Italian)
    50 m
  • Java Joe's
    160 m
Beaches
  • Tingley Beach
    1.7 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    140

Rooms and availability

Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown photos Room
King Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room features free Wi-Fi, wired internet, and 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV. A microwave, fridge and coffee maker are included.

Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Room size:

    264 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room features a free Wi-Fi, wired internet, and 40-inch flat-screen satellite TV. A microwave, fridge and coffee maker are included.

Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Amtrak700 m

Popular areas

  • Old Town500 m

Convention centers

  • Albuquerque Convention Center700 m

Museums

  • Magnifico200 m
  • Art Street200 m
  • New Mexico Holocoust300 m
  • Fort 105 Studios400 m
  • Wheels Museum600 m
  • New Mexico Hispano Entertainrs1.0 km
  • Arts Crawl-Aaba1.0 km
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History1.5 km
  • Rattlesnake Museum and Gift Shop1.6 km
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art and History1.7 km
  • Museum of Turquoise1.7 km
  • New Mexico Arts and Media Refuge2.5 km

Parks

  • Outdoor Recreation Adm500 m
  • Bernalillo County Parks and Rec700 m
  • Albuquerque Parks and Recreation1.9 km
  • Rio Grande Botanic Garden2.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Rio Grande Medical Technolgs2.5 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden2.1 km

Space related

  • Lodestar Astronomy Center1.5 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Turquoise Lodge600 m
  • St Joseph Medical Center1.4 km
  • Memorial Psychiatric Hospital1.6 km
  • Kindred Hospital - Albuquerque1.6 km
  • St Joseph Rehab Hospital1.6 km
  • Presbyterian Hospital1.9 km

Local attractions

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science1.5 km
    1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
  • American International Rattlesnake Museum1.6 km
    202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque
  • San Felipe de Neri Church1.7 km
    2005 North Plaza, Albuquerque
  • Tiguex Park1.5 km
    1800 Mountain Rd, Albuquerque
  • Tingley Beach1.7 km
    Tingley Drive, Albuquerque

Near the hotel

  • Telephone Museum of New Mexico440 m
    110 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque
  • Rio Grande Zoo1.0 km
    903 Tenth St SW, Albuquerque
  • Nob Hill440 m
    Central Avenue, Albuquerque

Restaurants nearby

  • Villa di Capo50 m

    Address: 722 Central Ave SW
    Phone: (505) 242-2006

    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: NZD 1 - NZD 29

  • Cafe Lush230 m

    Address: 700 Tijeras Ave NW

    74% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Sushi Hana230 m

    Address: 521 Central Ave N.W.

    67% likes this, based on 36 reviews

  • Java Joe's160 m

    Address: 906 Park Ave SW
    Phone: 505-765-1514

    62% likes this, based on 45 reviews

  • Flying Star Cafe - Downtown270 m

    Address: 723 Silver Ave SW
    Phone: 505-244-8099

    76% likes this, based on 105 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, Vegetarian
    Price Range: NZD 11 - NZD 21

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    140
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Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 59 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    10.0

    The room was great. Loved the huge flat-screen tv with HD channels and the bottle of water in our fridge was a nice touch. Secure gated carpark gives piece of mind. The breakfast was lovely. Nice restaurants within walking distance. Excellent value for money. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Single
    8.8

    convenient to downtown area. VERY affordable. felt secure as a female traveling alone. great breakfast and good coffee.cordial staff.exterior of hotel in need of attention, but seems that they are focusing on the interior and room upgrades first, which is good. the hotel is an older building, being renovated

    the hotel is located in a part of downtown that is a little shady , but well patrolled

  • Single
    8.2

    I love the air conditioner. I like that it was quite and the staff was very professional.

  • Single
    9.6

    This hotel is in a good location if you're interested in the downtown and old town. The rooms are very nice and well kept-up. Unique features that I like are the beds and the little electric fireplace, even though I wouldn't use it during the warmer months. The gated and guarded parking is nice, too.

    As other reviews mention, access to the rooms is from the outside, which is not necessarily bad.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The staff was very nice and I've really appreciated the continental breakfast.

    It is located very close to the route 66 so it is very noisy, at least on Friday and Saturday evening.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Shuttle service to Old Town.

    small rooms; strange closet, drawer arrangement; TV was not connected correctly, hence it had to start over loading the satillite system each time we turned it on.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Friendly and helpful staff. ABQ bus service has stop nearby, so it is easy to reach city center and railway station. The hotel has a shuttle to get you to and from the airport, must be called from the airport for the hotel does not answer email.

    The breakfast didn't live up to the advertisments. Our room had serious flaws: the door was impossible the open more than a little because of the thick carpet, no separate light switch for the bathroom made the whole room lighted up, which is inconvenient in the night. Only one chair and no desk made it very difficult to use the computer. A big piece of unusable furniture took lot of space. A desk or table and some extra chairs would have been better.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    I like the location, near shops and restaurants but yet away from all the noise. Overall was good for the money.

    they should not allow more than 3 visitors per room. People had parties in their rooms and disturbed neighbors. Pool needed to be cleaned up often.

  • Single
    6.6

    I'ts an old hotel but near the Downtown and the Old Town. The beds are really comfortable. Breakfast it's not so rich but good.

  • Single
    6.2

    Parking and tv. Room was clean and bed was nice and fresh.

    I did not like the location. The hotel was clean but seemed very old and had a feel of a second class hotel.

  • Couple
    3.2

    The hotel needs to be renewed. Old furniture and rooms must be more clean. Swimming pool very dirty

  • Single
    8.4

    The room was clean and the bed was comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful.

    I would like to have seen some info on area restaurants and attractions. I also would have liked to have an ice machine on the floor I was staying on.

  • Single
    8.4

    It has a good location, and is value for money.

    The location.

  • Single
    7.4

    The place was nice and I enjoyed my stay.

    The beds were a little firm but I still got a good nights rest.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The hotel blue was awesome. It was pretty affordable, especially if there are a couple of you staying there. You can't ask for a better location. The room was very well kept and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast that they offer in the morning is good as well, not too much there but definitely fills you up and helps save a bit of money on dining out if you are on a budget. I will definitely stay again and might be the only hotel I consider in Albuquerque.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Blue-Albuquerque Downtown Albuquerque location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

717 Central Ave Nw, Albuquerque, United States, 87102

Get directions
City Center
  • Albuquerque
    500 m
Airports
  • Albuquerque International (ABQ)
    6.1 km
  • Santa Fe (SAF)
    78.4 km
Restaurants
  • Villa di Capo (cuisine: Italian)
    50 m
  • Java Joe's
    160 m
Beaches
  • Tingley Beach
    1.7 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    140