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! Everywhere you look there are balloons! Yucca in its full, glorious bloom on UNM campus just north of Northrop Hall. A brightly painted and mural covered building downtown Albuquerque.
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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. 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! This is nice place to meet or happy hour in bike-friendly Nob Hill. Good food, fair selection of local beers, and friendly staff. Give it a go! Balloon Festival is the first two weekends in October. Hundreds and hundreds of balloons lift off! 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! 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 The Rio Grande bosque is stunning in late fall as the final leaves make their changes, particularly in the golden hour just before sunset. Tractor. Best kept ABQ secret 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! 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. This old rail yard featured in Breaking Bad has a farmers market. 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). Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Bart-style graffiti under Bridge Street near the old Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque 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) 😎
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Albuquerque with free breakfast and 24-hour front desk

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Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities

Location

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Puerto Del Sol Golf Course and 2.5 mi (4 km) from National Hispanic Cultural Center. Isotopes Park and University Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include RV/bus/truck parking and a front-desk safe.

Room Amenities

All 121 rooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and feature kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Free WiFi, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Languages Spoken

Extended Stay America - Albuquerque - Airport

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Albuquerque hotel also offers coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2016.

Extended Stay America - Albuquerque - Airport is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 121 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchen 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Weekly housekeeping provided 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Stovetop 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower only 

Where to Eat

A complimentary on-the-go breakfast is served each morning between 6 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 

Accessibility

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property accepts credit cards only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, and for all onsite purchases. Cash is not accepted. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

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 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 150 per stay)
  • 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 150 per stay)
  • Weekly housekeeping provided; fees apply for additional cleaning
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Extended Stay America Albuquerque Airport
  • Extended Stay America Hotel Albuquerque Airport
  • Albuquerque Extended Stay
  • Extended Stay Albuquerque
  • Extended Stay America Albuquerque Airport Hotel

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


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