Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hotel Facilities in Albuquerque

TerriK wrote and asked about hotels in Albuquerque for the upcoming ASG Conference.

The convention hotels are all very nice and in the downtown area: Hyatt, Doubletree and Embassy Suites. The Hyatt and Doubletree are both within easy walking distance of the convention center. The Doubletree was just remodelled, and the Hyatt may be currently in process. The Embassy Suites is a little farther, but is only 2-3 years old. There will be a shuttle to/from the convention center.

If the convention hotels are full, there are other options. But you'll probably need a car. There is a Hilton on I-25 and Menaul, also a newly remodelled Radisson hotel at Carlisle and I-40. Both are quick drives to downtown from the northeast.

A little farther east, approximately 10 miles, are a Sheraton and a Marriott in the Uptown area. Uptown is also a big shopping district with Coronado Mall and ABQ Uptown.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
is a former Sheraton located in Old Town, just west of downtown. Older but still a nice hotel used for a lot of business functions.

There are also several new hotels such as Hilton Gardens and similar located by the Airport. These are also just south of downtown, maybe 10-15 miles out.

If you want luxurious and don't mind a drive, the casinos have very nice resort facilities. The best in my experience is Sandia Casino and Resort. Sandia is perhaps a half hour highway drive to downtown. However, Isleta Casino and Route 66 Casino have also recently opened hotels. I just haven't seen them.

Of course, there are many other hotels in Albuquerque because we're a big stop on two interstates and a natural stop for a lot of people. But these are some of the major locations in the area.

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