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About Albuquerque

New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque sprawls across a beautiful desert plateau. Founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony, the city boasts a well-preserved Old Town of traditional abode buildings, as well as a lively contemporary downtown district — both are well worth visiting. With accommodation options ranging from chic city hotels to laid-back farmsteads fit for a whole host of tastes and budgets, the best places to stay in Albuquerque promise something for everyone.

Right on Route 66, Albuquerque has the feel of a desert crossroads, thrumming with life. Explore the Old Town’s museums — the Albuquerque Museum, Rattlesnake Museum and New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science — as well as popping into handicraft stores, the impressive San Felipe de Neri Church and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre. Guided walking tours come highly recommended. You’ll also find delectable food, fun live music venues and bars aplenty across the city.

Curious museum-goers can venture slightly south to visit the National Hispanic Cultural Centre, or drive out to the National Museum of Nuclear Science. The Scandia Peak Tramway offers mesmerising views from the world’s longest aerial tram and the lava fields of the Petroglyph National Monument are very striking. The autumn Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual highlight — book your trip well in advance to guarantee a room at one of the best places to stay in Albuquerque during the festival!

The Best Places to Stay in Albuquerque

For City Style

  • Hotel Parq Central fuses characterful historic charm with tastefully renovated interiors, offering a luxurious city stay close to downtown Albuqueque and the airport. Expect warm, contemporary interiors, courtyard gardens, a rooftop bar and a gym. Very elegant.
  • Hotel Chaco offers modern luxury in a prime downtown location. Swish rooms and suites are decorated with a soothing cream palette, there's a large swimming pool, al fresco dining at the rooftop lounge and lovely balconies for soaking up city views. Expansive meeting spaces make this a great business choice.

For a Romantic Farmstead

  • Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is a wonderfully picturesque spot on the outskirts of the city. Book one of just 15 chic rooms, suffused with traditional New Mexico touches: fireplaces, patterned rugs, carved wooden beams and earthy tones. Highlights include organic, farm-to-table cuisine, a refreshing saltwater pool and excellent cooking classes. Explore 25 acres of beautiful lavender fields, formal gardens and historic farm buildings on foot or by bicycle. For foodies and romantics.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport and travel into the city by car or shuttle.
  • New Mexico is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot and humid summers, with temperatures of around 30°C between June and August. Travel in April - May or September - November for cooler weather. The early October Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is brilliant!



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Best Hotels in Albuquerque

  • Hotel Parq Central Albuquerque 74 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located a mile from the city's downtown & a short drive to the historic Old Town. A shuttle makes exploring very easy
    Weddings  -  Fantastic venues such as the rooftop, gardens and courtyard offer fantastic outdoor wedding options
    Active Holiday  -  Nearby Sandia Mountains offers hiking, biking and even skiing in striking desert landscapes
    City Style  -  Offers wonderful balance between old-world elegance and modern conveniences
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    An elegant hotel close to downtown and the airport. Recently renovated to luxury standards, the property maintains its historic charm and character. Italian-inspired architecture and warm contemporary interiors create an inviting environment with a rooftop bar, courtyard gardens, gym and terrace. See More

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  • Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm Albuquerque 15 rooms from £164

    Cooking classes  -  Classes are designed so guests can practice new culinary tips and tricks, and sample dishes within the class
    Sights nearby  -  The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is just a ten minute drive from the inn
    Swimming Pool  -  Saltwater outdoor pool.
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    A picturesque and historic farmstead on the outskirts of Albuquerque, offering homey accommodations with a chic but traditional New Mexico look: fireplaces, patterned rugs and fabrics; earthy colours; and carved wood beams. Organic farm-to-table cuisine is a highlight and there's a pool for relaxing See More

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  • Hotel Chaco Albuquerque 118 rooms from £188

    Business meetings  -  Put on meetings, events and receptions across range of multi-use indoor and outdoor spaces including suites, gardens & terraces
    Local exploring  -  The area offers excellent cultural, historic and outdoor activities including UNESCO World Heritage Sites and National Parks
    Roof terrace  -  Level 5 restaurant offers al fresco rooftop dining serving community-based and environmentally-sourced cuisine
    Active Holiday  -  Head to Albuquerque's Sandia or Manzano Mountains for hiking, mountain biking, cycling and running
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    A modern luxury hotel with a prime downtown location that offers a full range of services including wellness, dining, pool and gardens. Contemporary design inspired by the area combines with Native American art and authentic interior touches. A stylish base ideal for exploring Albuquerque from. See More

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