$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
210 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 (210)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
210 out of 210
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

3
5.01.0
mtns
abq
Sep 23, 2011

Good location

good location, in bad neighborood off central strip, watch out for last block walk

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

skip the cab

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big lu
New Mexico, USA
Sep 13, 2011

Great

Great place at a great price that a family can enjoy by the park

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big lu
New Mexico, USA
Sep 13, 2011

Great

Great place at a great price that a family can enjoy by the park

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cincinnati Ohio
Jul 25, 2011

My stay at the Hotel Blue

The Hotel Blue is located on Route 66 in an up and coming neighborhood in Albuquerque. The Tempur-Pedic bed was wonderful. Seems that the outside needs a paint job, but the inside was remodeled very nicely. We had everything we needed. The Route 66 seemed extremely busy into the night, but the AC masked most of the hot rod sounds. I think there was a special car show going on the next day. The hotel is convenient to Old Town and the airport. The hotel staff was very knowledgable about the city, [...]

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

Great shopping in Old Town.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cincinnati Ohio
Jul 25, 2011

My stay at the Hotel Blue

The Hotel Blue is located on Route 66 in an up and coming neighborhood in Albuquerque. The Tempur-Pedic bed was wonderful. Seems that the outside needs a paint job, but the inside was remodeled very nicely. We had everything we needed. The Route 66 seemed extremely busy into the night, but the AC masked most of the hot rod sounds. I think there was a special car show going on the next day. The hotel is convenient to Old Town and the airport. The hotel staff was very knowledgable about the city, [...]

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

Great shopping in Old Town.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Vancouver WA
Jun 27, 2011

Fantastic vacation

I stayed for a week at the Hotel Blue the staff was very kind. We used the shuttle several times to go to Old Town Albuquerque and to and from the airport. The Hotel Blue is close to a lot of attractions such as Historic Route 66 and the Zoo. Overall i enjoyed my stay in this fantastic town.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Vancouver WA
Jun 27, 2011

Fantastic vacation

I stayed for a week at the Hotel Blue the staff was very kind. We used the shuttle several times to go to Old Town Albuquerque and to and from the airport. The Hotel Blue is close to a lot of attractions such as Historic Route 66 and the Zoo. Overall i enjoyed my stay in this fantastic town.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Kenner, La
Jun 26, 2011

Comfortable and clean

we had a nice stay. Everyone was pleasant.

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

we ate at the High Finance Restaurant. A little expensive but good food.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Kenner, La
Jun 26, 2011

Comfortable and clean

we had a nice stay. Everyone was pleasant.

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

we ate at the High Finance Restaurant. A little expensive but good food.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 20, 2011

Pictures can be deceiving

From the pictures, Hotel Blue looks clean, chique and classy, but in actuality, I think the pictures were taken a long time ago. The neighborhood is not the best at night, may seem kind of scary to some. The pool was not clean/skimmed everyday but because Albuquerque is so windy, a lot of dust and leaves get blown into the pool. Central Ave is historic Rte 66 so on the weekends there is a lot of cruising by college kids, and a couple bars not too far away that you can hear a lot of banter from your hotel room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

One of a must eat places is Garcia's Restaurant maybe 4 minute drive up Central Avenue toward Old Town, great New Mexican food.

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