Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 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! 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. 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. 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 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.
Beautiful and old church in Old Town Albuqerque, NM 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. Excellent place to play or rest in central Albuquerque with a new playground, football and soccer fields, tennis courts, and an adjacent library. Chiles drying in the Albuquerque sun in Old Town during chile season in New Mexico. 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! 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 ⛪️ 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 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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Get an overview of this hotelAlbuquerque hotel in Downtown Albuquerque, near Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Restaurant

Location

Located in Downtown Albuquerque, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Old Town Plaza is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Hotel Features

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

Room Amenities

All 136 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Quality Inn & Suites Albuquerque Downtown - University

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Quality Inn & Suites Albuquerque Downtown - University features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a complimentary manager's reception. 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. Event facilities measure 1200 square feet (111 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers a library, barbecue grills, and a garden. An area shuttle within 5 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are complimentary for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Quality Inn & Suites Albuquerque Downtown - University has designated areas for smoking (fines may apply for smoking in non-smoking areas).

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free shopping center shuttle 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 111 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1200 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 136 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Phone 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast each morning. A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Fuzion Grille - This lobby lounge specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 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 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 7 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 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 15 per pet, per night

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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • 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
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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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