The bosque (riparian area) along the Rio Grande in its glorious fall colors makes for an excellent afternoon stroll. My kids popping out of the Enchanted Forest maze made out of what appear to be humongous cyprus knees. The Japanese Garden at Albuquerque Botanical Gardens is a peaceful world of aquatic and botanic wonderment! Welcome to Albuquerque's Old Town! Enjoy a beautifully historical walk through the city's past that includes gift shops littered with unique Native and Spanish artifacts, delicious eateries, and a plaza that boasts cultural events to celebrate a long and rich history. 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. The pond at the Botanical Gardens: home to ducks, geese, coy, and statues of mating cranes. The white pavilion across the way covers a small stage for summer concerts, and the glass building is a dual greenhouse that supports Mediterranean and desert mini-ecosystems. A brightly painted and mural covered building downtown Albuquerque.
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So much to enjoy here! 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. San Felipe de Neri church is on the register of state and national historic places, continuously serving as a house of prayer since 1793. Eating brunch in Old Town, it's not uncommon for visitors to unexpectedly join you. 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. 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. This is the place to be on Saturday morning: live music, fresh produce, hand-crafted goods, and children dancing like gypsies! The bosque riverside trail, recently upgraded to a 5-foot wide path of crusher fine to make it fully accessible, includes the addition of this lovely new bridge. Mayor Richard Berry crosses it with his publicist following the grand opening ceremony, August 2017 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! A botanical display in the gardens that draws water up the central stem to irrigate the plethora varieties of plants that sit atop it. Beautiful and old church in Old Town Albuqerque, NM The Rio Grande bosque is stunning in late fall as the final leaves make their changes, particularly in the golden hour just before sunset. Bees having lunch in the beautifully blooming flora at the BioPark Entrance to the Albuquerque BioParks during the Harvest Festival. It's a beautiful place to meander on a fall day! Latin music under the gazebo and dancing crowds on a comfortably warm Saturday evening is an excellent welcome to summer in ABQ. I love this place! This church in Old Town Albuquerque was established in 1706. Chiles drying in the Albuquerque sun in Old Town during chile season in New Mexico. Best kept ABQ secret Botanical Gardens of Albuquerque boast a variety of flowers, and stylized gardens from across the globe. Everything from the Spanish/Moorish gardens of southern Spain, to Japanese zen gardens. A giant dragon guards the children's fantasy garden, protecting the secrets within.
This shining example of beauty sits atop a cactus in the southwestern section, and can be found throughout New Mexico and Arizona. As always, respect the bees. They keep the beauty going. 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 Old Town Albuquerque early in the morning before the tourists rush in 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. Old Town Albuquerque, NM This old rail yard featured in Breaking Bad has a farmers market. The Candy Lady has been a New Mexico staple for over 30 years. From traditional sweets to locally flavored specialties like pinyon brittle and Breaking Bad-themed treats, this place is a fun and unique stop in Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza. This place has changed SO much over the years. It has grown into a wonderful place to spend the day and just relax. Old Town Albuquerque, NM Bart-style graffiti under Bridge Street near the old Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque ⛪️ I love this photo- this friendly guy looks suspended in time as if the moment I clicked the camera button I captured him perfectly... Of course that means that his release began the second my finger let go of the button! Old town Albuquerque. Small plaza located in Albuquerque NM Gorgeous place, particularly in late fall, to visit for various fiestas! The Wailers brought their reggae funk to downtown Albuquerque as part of the annual Summer Fest - beautiful night and amazing music! Autumn in Albuquerque, NM, and the changing colors during October.
The Nature Center has a walking, jogging, biking trail that extends from one end of Albuquerque to another along the Rio Grande river. Great walk, ride, hike at any time of the year but especially during the fall. The famous 66 Chile cornbread and Vanilla lattes. 😎
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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star family-friendly hotel, walk to Old Town Plaza

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Smoke-free property

Location

This family-friendly Albuquerque hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Albuquerque Museum and Old Town Plaza. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, a nightclub, and 2 bars/lounges are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 188 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and ironing boards.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a seasonal outdoor pool, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town provides a spa tub and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 3.5-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 41000 square feet (3690 square meters) include conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is a smoke-free property.

  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Nightclub 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3690 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 41000 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 188 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town has a restaurant on site.

Gardunos of Mexico - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking 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 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Albuquerque Old Town
  • Hotel Albuquerque Old Town
  • Hotel Old
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites Albuquerque Old Town
  • At Old Town Hotel Albuquerque
  • At Old Town Albuquerque

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September. Children 18 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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