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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Sandia peak looking east at a heavy storm rolling in. The international Balloon Fiesta 2015, it's a sight to see! and great festival to check off the bucket list! Just to the SW corner of Texas Roadhouse is this magnificent Sci-fi bridge. 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. Interesting bit of architecture just north of Downtown ABQ. 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. 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! 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 When in Albuquerque we try to visit the St. James Tea Room.
It is hard to believe that you are in the South West and having a Proper Tea.
Tractor. Troy and partner have been here many, many years and it shows - they give a great cut at a great price! The water park at the Raddison Little Chapel in Patio Escondido. Old Town Albuquerque Excellent place to play or rest in central Albuquerque with a new playground, football and soccer fields, tennis courts, and an adjacent library. 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! Can't help but smile watching these beautiful balloons fill and rise. Albuquerque 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. This old rail yard featured in Breaking Bad has a farmers market. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 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. Just to the SW corner of Texas Roadhouse is this magnificent Sci-fi bridge. 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 Just to the SW corner of Texas Roadhouse is this magnificent Sci-fi bridge. 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! 😎
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Get an overview of this hotelAlbuquerque hotel in Downtown Albuquerque with 10 outdoor pools and free breakfast

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in Downtown Albuquerque, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. UNM North Golf Course and Tricklock Company are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 10 outdoor pools, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and meeting rooms are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 122 rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and satellite TV. Microwaves, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Midtown

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Midtown features 10 outdoor swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Event facilities measure 1500 square feet (139 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests at scheduled times. This business-friendly hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Albuquerque Midtown is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space size (meters) - 139 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 10 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1500 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 122 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Video-game console 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

10 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a seasonal outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour 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 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times 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.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
24-hour check-in

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque Midtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Albuquerque Midtown

We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.


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