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 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. 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 Local lizards & salamanders in the special collections lab in UNM's CERIA bldg. 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 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 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. Petroglyphs in a state park right outside town. Statue in the campground where we stayed for a few days (November 2015) 😎
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Get an overview of this hotelAlbuquerque Airport Hotel with 24 hour airport shuttle

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Restaurant
Outdoor pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Linked to airport

Situated in the business district, this hotel is close to UNM, KAFB, Sandia National Labs, Mesa Del Sol and all local attractions to include University Stadium and Isotopes Park.

Restaurant, bar/lounge

In addition to a restaurant, Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel features an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a bar/lounge and a porter/bellhop.

Sheraton Signature

Sheraton Sweet Sleeper signature bedding, Link @ Sheraton experience by Microsoft, Sheraton Club Lounge, Love the Dog Program and Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance.

Languages Spoken

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 3.5-star property offers access to a business center and audio-visual equipment. Event facilities include conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. This business-friendly hotel also offers concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. An area shuttle within 2 mi based on availability and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) are complimentary for guests. Complimentary parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2011. Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Restaurant 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • Wired Internet access - surcharge 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 276 
  • Number of floors - 15 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per day ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( USD 12.9.5 per 24-hour period )

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Flat-panel TV 

Where to Eat

Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel has a restaurant on site. Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing 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

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. 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 15.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 25.00 per day
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 40 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 12.9.5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 5.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15.00 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 15.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Albuquerque Airport Hotel
  • Albuquerque Airport Sheraton
  • Sheraton Albuquerque Airport
  • Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel Albuquerque Airport

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 allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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