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The Hotel Blue

3 stars
717 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
213 reviews
my Albuquerque hotel if come again

great room with ample size refrigerator for frozen entrees for longer stays. wide variety of... See full review

  • LynneDS
  • Nov 10, 2013
shopping trip

Glad I stayed at this downtown hotel, it was the perfect location for the things I wanted to do.... See full review

  • summer traveling
  • Aug 21, 2013
Downtown Albuquerque hotel offers a restful sleep with specialty beds

Soothing Tempur-Pedic beds, Starbucks coffee and free continental breakfast are special touches provided by The Hotel Blue for a comfortable stay in downtown Albuquerque. Guests are welcomed with a freshly baked cookie at check-in and enjoy at-home amenities like a microwave and a refrigerator in each guest room. The Hotel Blue is located midway between the Albuquerque Convention Center and ABQ BioPark Zoo. Take advantage of The Hotel Blue swimming pool, or go across the street for a stroll through Robinson Park.

Highlights
  • Free in-room bottled water
  • Located in the downtown business district of Albuquerque on historic Route 66
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary airport and local area shuttle
Rooms

At The Hotel Blue in downtown Albuquerque, get a great night of sleep on king or queen-sized Tempur-Pedic beds that conform to each individual body to minimize pressure points. Microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, 40-inch HDTVs, cable channels, irons, ironing boards, and hair-dryers are some of the comforts of home. Free local phone calls, free high-speed Internet access and voice mail help guests keep in touch.


Families or individuals who prefer a little extra space take advantage of The Hotel Blue suite, featuring separate living and sleeping spaces with an additional television, as well as a full kitchen with hardwood floors.

Features

The Hotel Blue complimentary breakfast bar includes cereal, fruit, muffins, yogurt and beverages. Stop by the lobby any time for fresh-brewed Starbucks coffee, cookies and complimentary USA Today. Enjoy a refreshing swim in The Hotel Blue outdoor pool, or spend a quiet afternoon the courtyard with a good book. Free parking -- available on a first-come, first-served basis -- is accessible only by guest room key.

Transportation
  • Amtrak station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Greyhound station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Interstate 25 (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Interstate 40 (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Albuquerque International Sunport (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Free shuttle to the airport, convention center and Old Town, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Attractions
  • Robinson Park (Across the street)
  • Albuquerque Convention Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • ABQ BioPark Zoo (0.7 mi/1.1. km)
  • Old Town Albuquerque (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • University of New Mexico (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • Balloon Fiesta Park (7.7 mi/12.5 km)
  • Sandia Peak Tramway (12.4 mi/19.9 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms available

The Hotel Blue Rooms

Non-smoking King
One king size Tempur-Pedic bed; microwave and refrigerator; iron and ironing board; coffee maker, voice messaging and data ports, hairdryers, high-speed internet access, 40-inch HDTV, free local phone calls.
Non-smoking Double
Two queen size Tempur-Pedic beds; microwave and refrigerator; iron and ironing board; coffee maker, voice messaging and data ports, hairdryers, high-speed internet access, 40-inch HDTV, free local phone calls.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Free full breakfast
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

35.0852 -106.6563
Area served
Albuquerque.
Nearby airports
Albuquerque International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel Blue is located in the heart of the Albuquerque downtown district. The hotel is surrounded by many shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is within walking distance to the Albuquerque Convention Center and the Historic Old Town area.

Nearby points of interest

  • KiMO theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 1 mi
  • Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • San Felipe de Neri Church: 1.1 mi
  • Albuquerque Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Old Town Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • Turquoise Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center: 1.2 mi
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society: 1.3 mi
  • Albuquerque Aquarium: 1.4 mi
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: 1.7 mi
  • Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball: 1.7 mi
  • University of New Mexico: 2 mi
  • KiMO theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Albuquerque Little Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 1 mi
  • Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • San Felipe de Neri Church: 1.1 mi
  • Albuquerque Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Old Town Albuquerque: 1.1 mi
  • Turquoise Museum: 1.2 mi
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center: 1.2 mi
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society: 1.3 mi
  • Albuquerque Aquarium: 1.4 mi
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: 1.7 mi
  • Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball: 1.7 mi
  • University of New Mexico: 2 mi
  • University Stadium: 2 mi
  • American International Rattlesnake Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Rio Grande Nature Center State Park: 3.5 mi
  • Unser Racing Museum: 3.9 mi
  • Tingley Coliseum: 4.7 mi
  • Petroglyph National Monument: 5.8 mi
  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History: 7.1 mi
  • Corrales Bosque: 7.7 mi
  • Anderson - Abruzzo International Balloon Museum: 8 mi
  • Rainbow Ryders: 8.3 mi
  • Volcano Park: 11.8 mi
  • Elena Gallegos Park: 12 mi
  • Sandia Peak Tramway: 12.4 mi
  • La Luz Trail: 13 mi
  • Jemez State Monument: 48 mi
  • Cibola National Forest: 72.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (213)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
213 out of 213
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rav's Review
Business
Santa Fe, NM
Dec 5, 2010

hotel blue is retro cool

room was very comfy, fake fireplace heater in the room was awesome...DirecTV in the room, so you had over 200 channels, which was great...They have the Sealey foam beds that your out as soon as you hit the bed...If your in ABQ and wanting to stay downtown, its a great 10 minute walk to any place downtown you could want to go...I'd stay their again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

10 minute walk to all the clubs, resturants and bar's on Central...

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rav's Review
Business
Santa Fe, NM
Dec 5, 2010

hotel blue is retro cool

room was very comfy, fake fireplace heater in the room was awesome...DirecTV in the room, so you had over 200 channels, which was great...They have the Sealey foam beds that your out as soon as you hit the bed...If your in ABQ and wanting to stay downtown, its a great 10 minute walk to any place downtown you could want to go...I'd stay their again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

10 minute walk to all the clubs, resturants and bar's on Central...

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
colorado
Oct 12, 2010

o.k.

Would like to have know in advance that the rooms were accessed from outside and not from inside the Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
colorado
Oct 12, 2010

o.k.

Would like to have know in advance that the rooms were accessed from outside and not from inside the Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Spring, Texas
Oct 10, 2010

Great value, location, and price

Went to Ballooon fest, and had a great time; good value continental breakfast; good location near Old town; not terribly noisy; renovated older venue; formerly the Downtown hotel (?); 100 % Tempurpedic mattress- best nights sleep EVER in a hotel; smokers otside on the balcony allowed cigarette smoke to be drawn through the a/c into the room; very clean; good maid service; very good idea regarding soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.; multi- dispensor next to the bathroom sink,& inthe shower; very affordable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Old-town, the museum, the zoo, restaurants,etc.,etc. are all less than 5 minutes away, with more attractions within 15 minutes.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Spring, Texas
Oct 10, 2010

Great value, location, and price

Went to Ballooon fest, and had a great time; good value continental breakfast; good location near Old town; not terribly noisy; renovated older venue; formerly the Downtown hotel (?); 100 % Tempurpedic mattress- best nights sleep EVER in a hotel; smokers otside on the balcony allowed cigarette smoke to be drawn through the a/c into the room; very clean; good maid service; very good idea regarding soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.; multi- dispensor next to the bathroom sink,& inthe shower; very affordable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Old-town, the museum, the zoo, restaurants,etc.,etc. are all less than 5 minutes away, with more attractions within 15 minutes.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
COLORADO
Oct 8, 2010

The Hotel Blue

THE ROOM WAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED CLEAN QUIET AND COMFORTABLE BUT THE PARKING LOT WAS ALMOST TOO SMALL

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
COLORADO
Oct 8, 2010

The Hotel Blue

THE ROOM WAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED CLEAN QUIET AND COMFORTABLE BUT THE PARKING LOT WAS ALMOST TOO SMALL

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Papa and JuJu
Columbus MS
Oct 7, 2010

Needs to revamp

A VERY old hotel that has not stayed with todays standards I would not stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Papa and JuJu
Columbus MS
Oct 7, 2010

Needs to revamp

A VERY old hotel that has not stayed with todays standards I would not stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
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