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! 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! Everywhere you look there are balloons! 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. 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. Balloon Festival is the first two weekends in October. Hundreds and hundreds of balloons lift off! 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 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! A botanical display in the gardens that draws water up the central stem to irrigate the plethora varieties of plants that sit atop it. 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 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 Tractor. Entrance to the Albuquerque BioParks during the Harvest Festival. It's a beautiful place to meander on a fall day! The water park at the Raddison 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! Little Chapel in Patio Escondido. Old Town Albuquerque 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. 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! 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. Can't help but smile watching these beautiful balloons fill and rise. 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. 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. 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). Old Town Albuquerque, NM 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 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! 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! The famous 66 Chile cornbread and Vanilla lattes. 😎
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Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant
24-hour business center
24-hour front desk

5 minutes to Old Town

Historic Hotel Andaluz places guests in downtown Albuquerque, a 10-minute drive from Albuquerque International Sunport. It's a 5-minute cab ride to the shops and sights of bustling Old Town, where Spanish colonial-style adobe buildings cluster around the central plaza.

Fine dining, rooftop bar

Guests can sample creative Spanish cuisine in MÁS restaurant and tapas bar, before heading to the rooftop Ibiza bar for cocktails and mountain views. Casbah-style booths are great for drinks in the lobby, and there's a library for those who prefer peace and a good book.

Free WiFi, iPod® docks

High-tech amenities like free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and iPod® docks help guests stay entertained in elegant Southwest-style guestrooms. Beds have goose-down duvets to encourage a good night’s rest. Some rooms offer separate living areas and views of the Sandia Mountains.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant and 2 bars where guests can unwind with a drink. This property offers a 24-hour business center and 7,000-sq-feet (650-sq-meters) of conference space. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Art Deco hotel also offers a library, tour/ticket assistance, discounted access to a full fitness center across the street, rooftop terrace, and multilingual staff. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Hotel Andaluz has designated areas for smoking.

  • Library 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1939 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 650 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 107 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Turndown service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free local calls 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Slippers 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Pillow menu 

Where to Eat

MÁS is a full-service restaurant and tapas bar, inspired by the bold flavors and exuberance of Spanish cooking. MÁS offers fresh reinventions of traditional Spanish fare, emphasizing locally-sourced foods and high-quality imported ingredients and spices. MÁS also offers in-room dining.

24-hour room service is available.

Entertainment

Ibiza, the idyllic Mediterranean island, was thought from the earliest times to be the home to the gods and goddesses of music, dance, and fertility. In the image and name of Ibiza, the Hotel Andaluz has fashioned its newest venue, a magnificent roof-top bar and patio overlooking the eastern Albuquerque sky and mountains. Join us for this one of a kind sensory experience. Enjoy cocktails in the glow of the summer evening and let your palate be wowed with delights inspired tapas menu. Once the sun sets, the flicker of the fire pit lights the way as you are carried into the night by the cool desert breeze gently tempting you to dance. Come, savor this experience with us. Our private room, Alisa, which is located adjacent to both the bar and the rooftop, is available for you to host a more intimate gathering of your closest friends. Or charter Ibiza for your special business or social event.We are open Wednesday – Saturday, with Happy hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday – Friday. A $10 cover charge applies Friday and Saturday 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. Appropriate dress is required.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available 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 starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving outside of regular check-in hours can use the exterior intercom for check-in assistance. 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.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room

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.
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

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 9 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 17.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

Up to 4 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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