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Rodeway Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stay here if you're desperate or if your nightly rate plus fees is $30 or less, it's not worth more than that. "Non-smoking room" with odor of smoke in every portion of room, even absorbed by dispenser tissues. Furnishings cheap and dated. Bathroom smelled of urine on arrival. Stained upholstery. Walls damaged and stained. Generally grimy. Windows did not open, so ventilation impossible. AC/heater wall unit had large hole of broken plastic. Room telephone plastic wall plug was broken off, terminating in exposed cables, conveniently tucked under bed. Large gap under bottom of entry door allowing freeway noises to enter freely--all the time. Tight bathroom/sink area creating awkward passage unless door closed to bathroom. Only antenna TV, with 8 channels detected but half of those with constant pixelated static and only one worthwhile English language working channel. Staff fine to interact with, though denied any available rooms to change to non-smoking room, even as we were multi-night guests and we saw other guests had checked out and new ones checked in after us. Three-story, no elevator in sight, if it exists, which was especially infuriating after a long tiring day and both our (and other guests') key cards failed and we had to walk them to the front desk for re-coding. Whoever manages or owns this place is taking cost cutting to slum lord levels.

Location is just off I-40 on Coors south. It's near numerous fast food restaurants and shopping mall is north about one mile. when we checked in the service was very friendly and fast. we went to our room and we found it to be "stuffy." The bed cover had burn holes in it. Wife went to bathroom but walked out because the tub had "something gross in it." it turned out that the toilet was backed up and when you flushed it the waste would go into the tub. needless to say we moved to another room. the second room was much better. the a/c worked very well This room still had it's problems, only one towel, carpet was worn with holes in it but believe it or not the carpet was clean. the wall around the door was dirty. the parking lot filthy and all entrances into the motel was blocked off by a chain link fence except foe the small main entrance. we believe the motel did this because of the possible "bad" area that "may" surround it. our room had no refrigerator. shower in 2nd room was clean and water pressure was good.

The room was clean and smelled clean, this is an older hotel but is kept up. I was not expecting the "soft porn" it just came on the channel that the TV was set to. Over all a good nights sleep. I got a room on the back side away from the road and in the 3rd floor so nobody above me.

gave it a chance even though i read a couple bad reviews location was good ,staff was friendly and i got a good nights rest, my only complaint was the ice machine other than that it was a pleasant stay and would recommend it for the price it was worth it

When I checked in I had to sign an agreement that I would be charged $100 extra if I smoked in my room. As a non smoker I was happy to sign, but was disconcerted when I got to my room to discover the old carpet on the floor was already giving off more than the musty smells of bygone smokers. Admittedly Rodeway is at the budget end of accommodation in Albuquerque but it is showing its age and is in need of a face lift. On the positive side, the bed linen, the towels and the bathroom were spotlessly clean. I also noted the absence of a bar fridge.

I regret ignoring the bad reviews I read prior to stay. Don't make the same mistake!!! Charged more than agreed discount rate. No hot water most of 5 days stay, cigarette smoke pouring into non-smoking room through bathroom vent, constant dog barking, loud/rude surrounding guests, old stained sheets/pillows/ mattress pad / mattress. Polite employees but didn't fix problems or offer to make anything right with me.

I picked up a coupon magazine when I came in from Az on I-40. Price offered was quite all right, and as the alternative probably would have been a tent at some nearby high-scale RV only campground, most likely more expensive, ....! They placed me on 3rd floor, which was OK, as I did not need to bring in much for this one night. Location close to I-40 so some noise outside, but fairly quiet inside. Evening staff at the reception was friendly, talkative, even. Maybe because I am from Europe? Not their standard run of the mill? Slept well and left early next morning. No breakfast available, but at that price, who am I to blame? They may be a little short on parking spaces? I did not have a look at the back, however.

So My Boyfriend & I Were Staying At A Different Hotel, & It Was So Awful! The Cops Were Literally There Every Other Night! & The Other People With Kids Staying There Weren't Considerate Of Others! & The Employees Were So Rude! So We Decided To Come Check Out The Rodeway Inn. & Let Me Just Say I Am So Happy We Did! The Employees Here Are Very Nice, Especially Tony & Tod! They Have Been Making Sure We Have Everything We Need. We Are In The Process Of Finding A New Apartment, So It's Been So Nice To Get A Discounted Rate So We Can Save For Our New Place. They Have Free Wi-Fi Which Is Really Nice, They Also Have A Laundry Area With Vending Machines & They Serve Coffee & Breakfast Items Like Blueberry Muffins Or Cinnamon Rolls Every Morning At 7:00am. I Have Been Enjoying Our Stay Here.

Arrived around 7:30 pm. Around 8 a live band started playing in a next door parking lot. We called the desk and he said he would call the police about the noise. At 10 we called back and he said it was allowed. We asked for a refund and since we had been on room over 20 minutes he said no. Music went on til after midnight. Our bed frame Was also messed up so bed was uncomfortable.

I have been traveling since February 12th in the south and southwest, staying with friends or in hotels. This one does not deserve 2 1/2 stars. At Best is a 1 star. In the room I had the bottom sheet had a cigarette hole burn and black smudges that obviously could not be washed out. There was a napkin stuffed in the peep hole from inside the room. Trash basket had not been emptied, a stale smell, no bath mat, one lamp was not plugged into the wall socket which was behind the bed. There was a bar holding the sliding window shut. The banner outside read, "Under new Management". Don't know how long the banner has been there but no impact so far. The billing was strange, one charge at time of registering on credit card, another small charge 4 hours later, then the desk clerk in the morning said I would not be charged for the smaller charge would fall off after 3-4 business days. That was a new one for a hotel stay.

5701 Iliff Road, NW Albuquerque NM

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in West Mesa, Rodeway Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Old Town Plaza and ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. This motel has 109 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Albuquerque, the motel is also near New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.


Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Rodeway Inn's 109 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, free local calls, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Rodeway Inn features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

17% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 15 reviews