$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

The Hotel Blue

3 stars
717 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
145 reviews
perfect for concerting and nightlife

Walking distance to the 2 best personal size music venues in the state of NM. Walking distance to... See full review

  • TheBossTiger
  • Oct 30, 2014
Road tripping pair

The hotel was very nice. I loved that they had gated parking and the breakfast was pretty good. The... See full review

  • LadyDeadpool
  • Aug 19, 2014
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

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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

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 (145)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
145 out of 145
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cincinnatitraveler
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 11, 2011

Excellent, but basic

Very similar to Motel 6. You're not getting anything fancy, but it was clean, had a great breakfast, and an excellent location close to everything. Other reviews are correct, there are bars/nightclubs very close, which does lead to some noise, but it's not unmanageable by any means. If you can, try to get a room on the east side of the building, which faces away from downtown, and you won't get any noise.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tucanos, just up the street. $21 ($14 for lunch) Brazilian steakhouse. Can't beat it.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
namron
Business
phoenix
Oct 9, 2011

good suff

previous reviews i read had me partially hesitant, however after the quality of the room im glad i didnt turn elswhere. direct tv quality was weak though. good stuff!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

cabs are affordable also

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dottie2
Business
Indianapolis, In
Oct 9, 2011

Easy to get around form here

The personnel were helpful. The food was good and varied. It was close to a lot of areas.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HoustonGirl55
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Oct 4, 2011

2011 Hot Air Balloon Fiests

Overall great for the price. Very limited parking though. Hotel was always clean, great internet access and accommodating staff. Good value.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
balloonfiesta
Business
Tennessee, USA
Oct 4, 2011

Doesn't match up with Trip advisor rating

Hotel blue is way downtown. Room was updated nicely with nice beds and tv and was okay. Location was sketchy at best and outside hotel appearance in great need of updating and cleaning. Shows you can't always trust online room ratings. Stayed because couldn't cancel in time. Will not stay again.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
67Shevy
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 30, 2011

not the greatest night stay

this was simply a motel. shower head was awful, alarm went off randomly at midnight, bedspreads were from 1974...just not great at all.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Shar Eileen
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Adequate downtown hotel

The rooms have been updated and are very nice. I exterior of the hotel is a little shabby. Hopefully that is the next project. It is located in a nightclub area so there is a lot to do in the evenings, but it is necessary to drive to the tourist destinations.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mtns
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

skip the cab

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Big lu
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great shopping in Old Town.

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