Get an overview of this hotelAlbuquerque hotel in Downtown Albuquerque with 3 restaurants and free breakfast


Located in Downtown Albuquerque, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Rio Grande Trail and within 3 mi (5 km) of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and Tricklock Company are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 189 rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, microwaves, and coffee makers.

Fairfield Inn By Marriott Albuquerque University Area

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Fairfield Inn By Marriott Albuquerque University Area provides a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. The property also offers a snack bar/deli. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This hotel offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measure 624 square feet (56 square meters). This Albuquerque hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Fairfield Inn By Marriott Albuquerque University Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 624 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 189 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa tub 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Free breakfast 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

Casa Chaco - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ranchers Club - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

La Cantina - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 


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

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Fairfield Inn Marriott Albuquerque University Area
  • Fairfield Inn Marriott University Hotel Albuquerque Area
  • Fairfield Inn Marriott Albuquerque University Area Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn Marriott University Area

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. 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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4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
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Decent hotel, not the best area

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 27, 2016
The staff at this hotel are always very friendly. The facilities are in good shape, the non positive feedback I have for this hotel is the area of the city in which it's located.
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2016 Albuqueque

4 out of 5
by from Cromwell, MN
Posted Dec 12, 2016
Pros: repeat customer, clean, easy on and off freeway
Cons: security in parking lot seems to be a concern, we had no problems, but it seemed as if there was a security vehicle on site to take care of any issues
Location: close to shopping centers, plenty of places to eat
Easy on and off freeway, freely staff, good breakfast
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Accommodating accommodations

5 out of 5
by from Richmond, VA
Posted Oct 7, 2016
Location: Easy traveling access. Stayed during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (a must-see event). Lots of unique dining nearby & gorgeous views
11th hour decision to travel with my elderly dad who has some mobility concerns. The staff gave us a room within a short walk from the registration desk and brought a bath mat to ensure his safety when showering. The hotel offered a wonderful full breakfast, but since many of the guests were staying to attend the International Balloon Fiesta that has a sunrise event, the hotel opened a light breakfast 2 hours earlier. The staff seemed quite accommodating to their guests. I was very pleased. Their coffee was delicious (I need to find out what brand they use). The only suggestion I have for the staff is to be more familiar with community events, as none of them seemed to have any idea what else was going on that weekend - we were interested in finding other things to do during our stay.
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Centrally Located

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 3, 2016
Not your luxury kind but certainly is ideal for travelers who cares about having a good night of sleep, shower, rest and fresh up for daily exploration of ABQ. rates are decent. pretty much you get what you paid for when on budget. breakfast, ample self parking and wi-fi is good and is free. was there for the Balloon Festival.
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Worst Marriott affiliated hotel I've ever stayed..

1 out of 5
by from N
Posted Sep 4, 2016
This was by FAR THE WORST Marriott affiliated hotel I've ever stayedone at. I travel all the time for work and stay at a ton of hotels. This one was surprisingly old dingy outdated and my room smelled like mold. Thankfully I was only there for one night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2016 by Justin
Dear valued guest, We appreciate you making us aware of the concerns encountered and sincerely apologize that you left us feeling the way you did, as that is never our intention. Your comments will be addressed with our whole team to ensure we are providing a much better hospitality experience. Sincerely, Justin T. GM
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Hotel in convenient location of the city

4 out of 5
Posted May 25, 2016
Most of our experience was positive. Fire alarm flashing lights went off in our room and a few others in our vacinity at 5am. False alarm. Bad timing. Disrupted our night of sleep. Not a great experience!
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Good breakfast. No fridge in room. Good size room

4 out of 5
by from Phoenix
Posted May 13, 2016
Easy check in. Clean and lovely facility. Bed too firm for me.
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3 out of 5
Posted Apr 29, 2016
Cons: Elevator had carved wood paneling which although ornate and unique, had a musty smell & made the hotel look old and in need of updating
Easy to get to from airport. Traditional Fairfield property with hot breakfast and friendly staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 30, 2016 by Justin
We appreciate your comments about your recent experience and happy to hear you were pleased with the staff and breakfast. We will look at the elevator and smell and resolve. Thanks. Justin T. GM
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Nice hotel close to university

5 out of 5
by from Albuquerque
Posted Apr 23, 2016
Enjoyed our stay nice and quite staff were friendly and clean rooms.
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Nice hotel for the price.

4 out of 5
Posted Apr 9, 2016
Needs some remodeling. Beds are older and have to be replaced. Sagging. Age is showing....I'm sure Marriott will enforce changes soon to owner.
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