Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The bosque (riparian area) along the Rio Grande in its glorious fall colors makes for an excellent afternoon stroll. The international Balloon Fiesta 2015, it's a sight to see! and great festival to check off the bucket list! My kids popping out of the Enchanted Forest maze made out of what appear to be humongous cyprus knees. The Japanese Garden at Albuquerque Botanical Gardens is a peaceful world of aquatic and botanic wonderment! Everywhere you look there are balloons! Welcome to Albuquerque's Old Town! Enjoy a beautifully historical walk through the city's past that includes gift shops littered with unique Native and Spanish artifacts, delicious eateries, and a plaza that boasts cultural events to celebrate a long and rich history. Yucca in its full, glorious bloom on UNM campus just north of Northrop Hall. The original Garcia's Kitchen on Central Ave is the BEST of all the Garcia's locations. Tasty food, good prices, and nice proximity to Albuquerque's Old Town make this a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. The pond at the Botanical Gardens: home to ducks, geese, coy, and statues of mating cranes. The white pavilion across the way covers a small stage for summer concerts, and the glass building is a dual greenhouse that supports Mediterranean and desert mini-ecosystems. A brightly painted and mural covered building downtown Albuquerque.
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So much to enjoy here! The KiMo Theatre, a Pueblo Deco building, was erected in 1927 on Central Avenue in downtown Albuquerque. It is home to plays, films, operas, and various other productions year-round. San Felipe de Neri church is on the register of state and national historic places, continuously serving as a house of prayer since 1793. Eating brunch in Old Town, it's not uncommon for visitors to unexpectedly join you. Interesting bit of architecture just north of Downtown ABQ. Giraffe, twice as tall as you and kind of intimidating. Want to stick your hand in its mouth? Good news, you can do just that! Well, sorta.
For two dollars you, or one of your munchkins, can get two bundles of giraffe food. In other words, you get a stick with some leaves on it, but don't let that discourage you. This giraffe, named June, will come right up to the fence, encouraged by her caretaker, and accept the treats with its long, reportedly slimy, tongue.
Feeding times vary, you can find them on the ABQ zoo website. One after another, they fill, they rise. It's like watching sleeping giants wake. The International Balloon Festival, also known as Balloon Fiesta, happens every October in Albuquerque. It's totally worth getting up early to see the hot air balloons launch above the desert.
http://www.liferidingshotgun.com/2014/10/balloon-fiesta-2014.html Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta One of the best weekend vacations I've ever spent was in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the International Balloon Festival! You can walk among the balloons and watch them Albuquerque’s Downtown Plaza is a gathering place for concerts, summer movies, cultural events and - apparently - a ginormous Adirondack chair A view of the Pete V. Domenici US Courthouse and cloud-covered Sandia Mountains in the background as seen from the 5h floor of the Metropolitan Courthouse. Local lizards & salamanders in the special collections lab in UNM's CERIA bldg. This is the place to be on Saturday morning: live music, fresh produce, hand-crafted goods, and children dancing like gypsies! I'm staying at the Hampton Inn across from this water park as I drive back to Colorado from college. The Hampton is nice but the wifi is so slow next year when I drive back I'm going to stay there because a water park seems a lot more fun after a long drive. Balloon Festival is the first two weekends in October. Hundreds and hundreds of balloons lift off! The bosque riverside trail, recently upgraded to a 5-foot wide path of crusher fine to make it fully accessible, includes the addition of this lovely new bridge. Mayor Richard Berry crosses it with his publicist following the grand opening ceremony, August 2017 Color color everywhere! This little food wagon is amazing! Vegan and vegetarian choices: burritos, beans, calabacitas and more. They'll even give you an order # to take into Tractor Brewery while you have drinks and wait on your food. Incredibly accommodating! Big cats at the Rio Grande Zoo are only one of many reasons to visit this amazing place. It is rated one of the top zoos in the country for good reason! A botanical display in the gardens that draws water up the central stem to irrigate the plethora varieties of plants that sit atop it. Sunrise hot air ballooning. There's a few companies to choose from in Albuquerque, but Rainbow Ryders were good and very professional. It's an amazing way to greet the day #goldenhour Beautiful and old church in Old Town Albuqerque, NM The Rio Grande bosque is stunning in late fall as the final leaves make their changes, particularly in the golden hour just before sunset. Bees having lunch in the beautifully blooming flora at the BioPark Tractor. Entrance to the Albuquerque BioParks during the Harvest Festival. It's a beautiful place to meander on a fall day! The water park at the Raddison Latin music under the gazebo and dancing crowds on a comfortably warm Saturday evening is an excellent welcome to summer in ABQ. I love this place! Little Chapel in Patio Escondido. Old Town Albuquerque This church in Old Town Albuquerque was established in 1706. Chiles drying in the Albuquerque sun in Old Town during chile season in New Mexico. Best kept ABQ secret Botanical Gardens of Albuquerque boast a variety of flowers, and stylized gardens from across the globe. Everything from the Spanish/Moorish gardens of southern Spain, to Japanese zen gardens. A giant dragon guards the children's fantasy garden, protecting the secrets within.
This shining example of beauty sits atop a cactus in the southwestern section, and can be found throughout New Mexico and Arizona. As always, respect the bees. They keep the beauty going. Albuquerque International Balloon Festival! Is it a new planet? Is it the apocalypse ? No just a shot from the window of a plane over New Mexico This historic catholic church was built in 1793. Located in the heart of old town Albuquerque, it's one of the oldest buildings in Albuquerque. Plants growing in glass jars attached with plastic ties to a bus stop cage: a pleasant surprise on a stroll through the south end of Nob Hill. Old-school phone booth in Northrop Hall. The phone has been removed, but a stool remains inside and the doors still open & shut to give one a quiet box in which he or she may find a modicum of momentary privacy. Fire station headquarters @ 8th & Silver The fluorescent mineral display in the geology museum at Northrop Hall always delights! Old Town Albuquerque early in the morning before the tourists rush in New Mexico, hot, dry, with wildlife like roadrunners, coyotes, and.... Polar Bears?
Albuquerque Biopark is home to one of these guys, basking in the way to hot sun. Based on the sunburn that I got coming out of that... I wouldn't want to be covered in fir on that day.
Polar bears dive for fish daily, and feeding times very by season, but there is a good chance you can catch him with a little more action than I did here. Check the Biopark website for more details. Can't help but smile watching these beautiful balloons fill and rise. Rooftop view of the center of Green Jeans, a brewery and eatery made completely of recycled shopping containers. All good, beer, and art are locally made. Old Town Albuquerque, NM This old rail yard featured in Breaking Bad has a farmers market. The Candy Lady has been a New Mexico staple for over 30 years. From traditional sweets to locally flavored specialties like pinyon brittle and Breaking Bad-themed treats, this place is a fun and unique stop in Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta This place has changed SO much over the years. It has grown into a wonderful place to spend the day and just relax. I love the traditional lands of the Acoma Pueblo, who have occupied the area for thousands of years. (Again, if I have named a nation in error, please do correct me - my memory of these travels could certainly be off) I desire to return to Albuquerque in the near future to attend The Gathering of Nations.
While here, my colleague and I ventured to Santa Fe. The CEO of the organization we worked at dropped us off in Santa Fe, gave us a quick tour of the place, and treated us to supper at CowGirl BBQ Steakhouse. We took the train back to Albuequerque - a beautiful 2-hour ride back. We took a bike ride along the Rio Grande River in Rio Grand River State Park (November 2015). Old Town Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Bart-style graffiti under Bridge Street near the old Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque ⛪️ The 25th annual Marigold Parade, also known as Day of the Dead parade, is led by an oversized skeleton through the streets of this largely Hispanic community of southwestern Albuquerque I love this photo- this friendly guy looks suspended in time as if the moment I clicked the camera button I captured him perfectly... Of course that means that his release began the second my finger let go of the button! Old town Albuquerque. Small plaza located in Albuquerque NM Gorgeous place, particularly in late fall, to visit for various fiestas! I love this spot. Especially when it's around dusk. It is near the CERIA bldg. The Wailers brought their reggae funk to downtown Albuquerque as part of the annual Summer Fest - beautiful night and amazing music! Petroglyphs in a state park right outside town. Statue in the campground where we stayed for a few days (November 2015) Just spent a great hour of my life here! Jumping and smiling the whole time with James C. Lyke! The famous 66 Chile cornbread and Vanilla lattes. 😎
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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Albuquerque hotel in Downtown Albuquerque, near New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
Business center
Smoke-free property

Location

Located in Downtown Albuquerque, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Albuquerque Convention Center, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and ABQ BioPark Zoo. National Hispanic Cultural Center and Old Town Plaza are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. An airport shuttle is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a conference center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 295 rooms offer WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 8100 square feet (753 square meters) include a conference center. This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are complimentary for guests. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2017.

DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1975 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 753 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Luggage storage 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8100 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference center 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 295 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 6.95 per night )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Icon Bistro - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Coffee505 - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Lounge 201 - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 6.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Albuquerque DoubleTree
  • DoubleTree Albuquerque
  • DoubleTree Hilton Albuquerque
  • DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
  • Hilton DoubleTree Albuquerque
  • Doubletree By Hilton Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque
  • DoubleTree Hilton Albuquerque Hotel

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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