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Econo Lodge Downtown

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of Econo Lodge Downtown

Econo Lodge Downtown

2.0 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
817 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87102

Guests rated this location 7.7/10 - Good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of New Mexico12 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlbuquerque Convention Center14 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlbuquerque Civic Plaza18 min walk
  • AirportAlbuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport)6 min drive

Room options

About this area


Econo Lodge Downtown is located in Huning Highland Historic District, a neighborhood in Albuquerque, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. El Rey Theater and National Hispanic Cultural Center are cultural highlights, while Old Town Plaza is a notable landmark. Don't miss out on a visit to ABQ BioPark Zoo.

What's nearby

  • University of New Mexico - 12 min walk
  • Albuquerque Convention Center - 14 min walk
  • Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 18 min walk
  • El Rey Theater - 2 min drive
  • ABQ BioPark Zoo - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 14 min walk
  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 6 min drive


  • Tucanos Brazilian Grill - 11 min walk
  • Starbucks - 16 min walk
  • 66 Diner - 11 min walk
  • The Range Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Mas - Tapas y Vino - 13 min walk

About this property

Econo Lodge Downtown

Motel located in Huning Highland Historic District
Econo Lodge Downtown is located close to Albuquerque Convention Center and El Rey Theater, and provides free continental breakfast and a business center. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking, coffee/tea in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • A 24-hour front desk and a computer station
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 44 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Refrigerators and microwaves
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Hair dryer
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters
  • Free local calls
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from April to September
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Econo Lodge Downtown Motel
Econo Lodge Hotel Downtown
Econo Lodge Downtown Motel Albuquerque
Econo Lodge Downtown Albuquerque
Econo Lodge Downtown Albuquerque
Econo Lodge Downtown Motel Albuquerque

Frequently asked questions

Does Econo Lodge Downtown have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Econo Lodge Downtown?

As of Mar 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Econo Lodge Downtown on Apr 17, 2023 start from $77.4, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Econo Lodge Downtown pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 15.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Econo Lodge Downtown?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Econo Lodge Downtown?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Econo Lodge Downtown?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Econo Lodge Downtown located?

Located in Huning Highland Historic District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Convention Center. El Rey Theater and ABQ BioPark Zoo are also within 2 mi (3 km). Alvarado Transportation Center is 14 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Econo Lodge Downtown and receive a full refund?

Yes, Econo Lodge Downtown offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Econo Lodge Downtown cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Rating 2 - Terrible. 25 out of 382 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was in fair condition and the front desk staff were very helpful, but the floors were dirty when I checked in and staff did not clean anything or make the beds on any of the days I stayed (they only replaced towels). My room included a coffee maker, iron, and ironing board, but these items were missing from the room of one of my traveling companions. His door was also severely dented (as if someone had previously tried to kick in the door).
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Terrifying *crime ridden ,dirty area,where the poor homeless people with drug problems approached constantly, wanting money,& digging cigarette butts out of outdoor ashtrays. Even the staff said it was too unsafe to walk around by myself and there was nothing open to eat or drink. ***VERY upset that Expedia would book a single elderly woman traveler at this unsafe hotel. *** No amenities, no elevator,so i had to struggle up the outdoor steep broken stairs..The pool was closed and tarped,and locked up. *To their credit the staff was very kind *and changed my dirty sheets with *hair in it *the very 1st night. The pipes squeaked all night and the weirdos outside loitering ,had me up all night. The free breakfast was awful and the coffee was brown *water! Also the cable went out at least 7 times so they had to come to my room often. NO Saftey locks inside! I felt vulnerable! It was so scary that I left a day early,and had to book a room at another hotel that cost me $170..for one nite! I want a refund! The staff was trying to rectify the many issues,but said no refund even tho i left a day early. I can't believe Expedia would send a single elderly woman in terrifying neighborhood.

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean friendly staff Not the best neighborhood
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Fantastic bed !!! Best ever But.... Towels were not clean Had some stains on them and very small But the bed won the day
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not Fancy, But Comfortable and Affordable
The staff was incredibly friendly, and remembered me from check-in when I checked out, asking about how my night was (I was in town for a Kingdom Collapse/Nothing More concert). The room was adequate for my needs (a few hours' sleep before making the 7-hour ride home). It was clean, the mattress was comfortable, I could tell it had been remodeled recently. Things I found that were not so perfect: the scarcity of outlets is surprising (glad I didn't bring my laptop because I'm not sure where I would've plugged it in), the toilet needs to be re-adhered to the bathroom tile, and the shower (while clean), looked like it could use a basic remodel. WiFi was great, though, and the pillows were adequate. I would stay there again for the price I paid and the friendly service.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The bathroom was terrible
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a great stay! Everything was as we expected.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Great Location & Comfortable Beds
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport)
817 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM