Southwest Inspired Hotels in Albuquerque

Traveling to New Mexico? Here are some Albuquerque hotels worth checking out:

Vibrant Boutique Hotel Andaluz

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Photo via Hotel Andaluz.

Hotel Andaluz is Albuquerque’s sole full service boutique hotel and was the recipient of a Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award for Top 10 hotels in the Southwest. All rooms and suites include custom bedding and bamboo furnishings, Northern Canadian goose down comforters, a spacious desk, a flat screen HD TV, and a tiled shower. In addition to being vibrant and stylish, Hotel Andaluz is environmentally conscious: it generates 60% of its guest rooms’ hot water via solar energy, uses fluorescent and LED lighting, and has installed energy management sensors in all rooms. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay in guest rooms (though a nonrefundable pet deposit applies).

Don’t miss an evening at Ibiza, the hotel’s trendy rooftop bar and patio overlooking the nearby mountains. Or for a more chilled out alternative, relax by the fireplace in the hotel library or order from the in-room dining menu.

Native American Designed Nativo Lodge

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Photo via Nativo Lodge.

The Nativo Lodge is a Native American designed hotel in Albuquerque. Guests can book an Artist Room designed by up-and-coming local artists, featuring colorful murals and paintings that depict the Native American culture. Each room is unique in design, but all include a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, a work desk, and luxurious linens. Suites offer additional space, a microwave, and a refrigerator. The hotel has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and an indoor whirlpool for guests to unwind, and the onsite Spirit Winds Cafe and Lobby Bar serving Southwestern-inspired fare and cocktails.

Urban Oasis at Hotel Parq Central

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Photo via Hotel Parq Central.

Contemporary and elegant are two words that spring to mind when describing Hotel Parq Central. Its stylish rooms come equipped with luxury amenities, free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a shelving unit. Deluxe rooms are nearly twice the size of standard rooms, while suites have a sofa sleeper and separate living room.

The hotel boasts an abundance of outdoor space, including an alfresco dining plaza, landscaped gardens and pathways connecting all of its buildings, and rooftop Apothecary Lounge with its panoramic mountain views and Albuquerque-famous Prohibition Era cocktails.

Route 66 Stay at The Hotel Blue

The Hotel Blue is located in downtown Albuquerque on Route 66. With its core values of comfort, service, and hospitality, The Hotel Blue makes for a convenient and comfortable accommodation option for those visiting Albuquerque. Guests are treated to freshly baked cookies upon check-in and can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and 24-hour coffee and juice during their stay.

All guest rooms are furnished with exceedingly comfortable Swedish Tempur Pedic beds, free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with over 100 HD channels, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Suites have a separate living room and bedroom, with a full kitchen and hardwood floor in the living room.

Additionally, The Hotel Blue strives to be as eco-friendly as possible without sacrificing guests’ comfort. A few green initiatives they’ve implemented include installing water-efficient showerheads and toilets, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and both recycling and buying recycling products whenever possible.

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