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. 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. A brightly painted and mural covered building downtown Albuquerque.
#UrbanJungle
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. 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! 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 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 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) 😎
photo by

Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Albuquerque with free breakfast and free airport shuttle

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant

Location

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Isotopes Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Hispanic Cultural Center and ABQ BioPark Zoo. University Stadium and Puerto Del Sol Golf Course are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 104 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Event facilities measuring 700 square feet (65 square meters) include a conference center. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in a common area. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Express check-in 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 65 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 700 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 104 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Golfing nearby 

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 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • Up to 50 lb
  • 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
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 stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hawthorn Suites Albuquerque
  • Hawthorn Suites Wyndham Albuquerque
  • Hawthorn Suites Wyndham Hotel Albuquerque
  • Wyndham Albuquerque
  • Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque
  • Hawthorn Suites Wyndham Albuquerque Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.


Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review