$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 30, 2014

The Hotel Blue

3 stars
717 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
211 reviews
my Albuquerque hotel if come again

great room with ample size refrigerator for frozen entrees for longer stays. wide variety of... See full review

  • LynneDS
  • Nov 10, 2013
shopping trip

Glad I stayed at this downtown hotel, it was the perfect location for the things I wanted to do.... See full review

  • summer traveling
  • Aug 21, 2013
Downtown Albuquerque hotel offers a restful sleep with specialty beds

Soothing Tempur-Pedic beds, Starbucks coffee and free continental breakfast are special touches provided by The Hotel Blue for a comfortable stay in downtown Albuquerque. Guests are welcomed with a freshly baked cookie at check-in and enjoy at-home amenities like a microwave and a refrigerator in each guest room. The Hotel Blue is located midway between the Albuquerque Convention Center and ABQ BioPark Zoo. Take advantage of The Hotel Blue swimming pool, or go across the street for a stroll through Robinson Park.

Highlights
  • Free in-room bottled water
  • Located in the downtown business district of Albuquerque on historic Route 66
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary airport and local area shuttle
Rooms

At The Hotel Blue in downtown Albuquerque, get a great night of sleep on king or queen-sized Tempur-Pedic beds that conform to each individual body to minimize pressure points. Microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, 40-inch HDTVs, cable channels, irons, ironing boards, and hair-dryers are some of the comforts of home. Free local phone calls, free high-speed Internet access and voice mail help guests keep in touch.


Families or individuals who prefer a little extra space take advantage of The Hotel Blue suite, featuring separate living and sleeping spaces with an additional television, as well as a full kitchen with hardwood floors.

Features

The Hotel Blue complimentary breakfast bar includes cereal, fruit, muffins, yogurt and beverages. Stop by the lobby any time for fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee, cookies and complimentary USA Today. Enjoy a refreshing swim in The Hotel Blue outdoor pool, or spend a quiet afternoon the courtyard with a good book. Free parking -- available on a first-come, first-served basis -- is accessible only by guest room key.

Transportation
  • Amtrak station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Greyhound station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Interstate 25 (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Interstate 40 (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Albuquerque International Sunport (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Free shuttle to the airport, convention center and Old Town, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Attractions
  • Robinson Park (Across the street)
  • Albuquerque Convention Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • ABQ BioPark Zoo (0.7 mi/1.1. km)
  • Old Town Albuquerque (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • University of New Mexico (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • Balloon Fiesta Park (7.7 mi/12.5 km)
  • Sandia Peak Tramway (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms available

The Hotel Blue Rooms

Non-smoking King
One king size Tempur-Pedic bed; microwave and refrigerator; iron and ironing board; coffee maker, voice messaging and data ports, hairdryers, high-speed internet access, 40-inch HDTV, free local phone calls.
Non-smoking Double
Two queen size Tempur-Pedic beds; microwave and refrigerator; iron and ironing board; coffee maker, voice messaging and data ports, hairdryers, high-speed internet access, 40-inch HDTV, free local phone calls.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Free full breakfast
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

35.0852 -106.6563
Area served
Albuquerque.
Nearby airports
Albuquerque International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel Blue is located in the heart of the Albuquerque downtown district. The hotel is surrounded by many shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is within walking distance to the Albuquerque Convention Center and the Historic Old Town area.

Nearby points of interest

  • KiMO theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 1 mi
  • Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • San Felipe de Neri Church: 1.1 mi
  • Albuquerque Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Old Town Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • Turquoise Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center: 1.2 mi
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society: 1.3 mi
  • Albuquerque Aquarium: 1.4 mi
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: 1.7 mi
  • Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball: 1.7 mi
  • University of New Mexico: 2 mi
  • KiMO theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 1 mi
  • Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • San Felipe de Neri Church: 1.1 mi
  • Albuquerque Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Old Town Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • Turquoise Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center: 1.2 mi
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society: 1.3 mi
  • Albuquerque Aquarium: 1.4 mi
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: 1.7 mi
  • Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball: 1.7 mi
  • University of New Mexico: 2 mi
  • University Stadium: 2 mi
  • American International Rattlesnake Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Nature Center State Park: 3.5 mi
  • Unser Racing Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Tingley Coliseum: 4.7 mi
  • Petroglyph National Monument: 5.8 mi
  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History: 7.1 mi
  • Corrales Bosque: 7.7 mi
  • Anderson - Abruzzo International Balloon Museum: 8 mi
  • Rainbow Ryders: 8.3 mi
  • Volcano Park: 11.8 mi
  • Elena Gallegos Park: 12 mi
  • Sandia Peak Tramway: 12.4 mi
  • La Luz Trail: 13 mi
  • Jemez State Monument: 48 mi
  • Cibola National Forest: 72.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (211)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
211 out of 211
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DRB777
South Texas
Jul 21, 2014

Quaint, older, but great location

Great location, right downtown. Older style hotel,but has secure parking areas. Breakfast was standard, but they have "Starbucks" coffee. Take advantage of the free shuttle and take a trip to "Old Town". The restaurants were great and the plaza offered many shopping experiences.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

"Old Town"

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Akossack
Austin, TX
Jul 10, 2014

Fine for the money

Amenities Are fine except gym from the stone ages. Bed is super comfortable. Neighborhood a little sketchy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
evia columbus
Business
Staten Island, NY
Jun 17, 2014

Stratigically located

The area was quiet. I had a good night's sleep due to the silence in the area. The room was spacious and the bed was excellent comfort. I could not open the window due to privacy but I wish there was a way for the sun light to enter the room without sacrificing comfort. I think the rooms could use privacy screens that allows sunlight into the room. I did not particularly like the lotion nor the soap and lotion dispensaries on the wall. The body lotion smelled like an expired pharmaco product. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Sandia peak.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Staten Island, NY
Jun 17, 2014

Perfect for a quick Business trip

The breakfast is one of the best I have had. The room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. I would have liked to open the window but not possible due to privacy. The windows could use a privacy screen which would allow sunlight and provide privacy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Don't forget to visit Sandia peak.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Onyx25
Business
Winslow, AZ
Mar 15, 2014

Community Service

It was interesting. Hosts werent helpful. Couldve been more pleasent. Loved the location n the cleaning staff was kind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Beer Geek
Business
Carlsbad, NM
Mar 15, 2014

2nd Visit

This was my second time staying at this hotel. What I did not like is the fact that they only provide liquid soap rather than bar soap. Also, the shuttle would not take me to Marble Brewery even though it is only about a mile away. When I asked about this, I was told, "Marble no we don't go there" as if it were in some terrible neighborhood which it is not.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

VIsit Marble Brewery for their excellent selection of beers brewed on site. The food menu is limited but good. There is also a different food truck parked outside most nights.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Conference traveler 1977
Business
CA
Feb 27, 2014

Value hotel

Nothing too fancy. Nice free breakfast and hotel shuttle. Very good value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Burquena
Albuquerque
Jan 11, 2014

Ok

Not horrible, Had a nice fake fireplace, The gate to go into the parking lot was not always working

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
true2lions
Bloomington
Dec 1, 2013

comfortable room

the bed was the most comfortable bed I have slept in. The room was very clean and even had a bowl with toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, shaving cream and a shaver. The hotel was very dated and in a part of town that I was not comfortable being in. They even had us park behind a locked gate for "protection." The staff was super friendly and the breakfast was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LynneDS
New Haven, CT
Nov 10, 2013

my Albuquerque hotel if come again

great room with ample size refrigerator for frozen entrees for longer stays. wide variety of choices at complimentary breakfast. no restaurant for other meals, but great moderately priced Italian restaurant right across the street more than met my needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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