$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 1, 2015 Check-out: Feb 4, 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

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 (145)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 145
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RGM3475
Business
Mountain View, CA 94303, USA
Oct 6, 2014

Good location and value for the money

Within walking distance of downtown Albuquerque restaurants and bars, safe gated parking onsite, and friendly staff at the front desk. However the interior design of the rooms and lobby have improvement potentials.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Akossack
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LynneDS
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Statgirl
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 12, 2013

Rundown but good location

I stayed here for two nights while on a solo vacation. While the location was great and close to Old Town and all of the major highways, the hotel itself felt rather creepy and rundown. There were very few people around, no matter what time of day I was there, and everything looked like it had been built during the 80's and never touched again. The front door of the room had rust spots all over it, one of the lamps did not work, and housekeeping left their trash (open sodas and cups) in the room. The gated/key card access parking lead me to believe that this may not be the safest area, so I would not stay here again if I visited Albuquerque, even though it was inexpensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lbrady3611
Business
Baltimore, MD
Sep 8, 2013

Great Location

The Hotel Blue's location on Central Ave makes it the perfect hotel for people unfamiliar with Albuquerque. Just a short walk from the hotel you will find the Rail Runner Express transit system. For $10 bucks you can enjoy a scenic view of New Mexico from the from comfort of a train that takes you to Sante Fe. The Hotel Blue is also within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, art galleries, and a couple of night clubs all on Central Avenue. The staff at the hotel were nice. My flight left at 6:00AM which was unfortunate because the Hotel's shuttle service starts at 7:00 am. However, the staff called a cab for me which arrived ten minutes early. The Hotel Blue is definitely a great bang for your buck.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G42na
Business
Lansing, MI
Aug 31, 2013

a great hotel

the breakfast is good and the coffee is great the room is clean and the bed is nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

across the street a nice italian restaurant

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
summer traveling
Business
ohio
Aug 21, 2013

shopping trip

Glad I stayed at this downtown hotel, it was the perfect location for the things I wanted to do. Very friendly staff and clean hotel. I definitely would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
I need a name
Business
Albuquerque, NM
May 17, 2013

It's ok

Don't reccomend staying on a Sunday, it's in the heart of the downtown and there were motorcycles and loud cars outside all night. I feel like the price should have been less then offered. Staff was great, food was decent, but not sure on a whole if it was worth the amount.

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

Business

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FastNYC23
Business
Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2012

Recent Stay 1

great location I arrived early and the front staff let me check in 3 hours before the check in time

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

lots of restuarants and bars in walking distance

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G42na
Business
Lansing, MI
Aug 30, 2012

comfortable place

I felt like it was home the staff is friendly and the room was clean and the bed comfortable Yes some of the rooms need some more updated but it was a great stay and I will be back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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