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The Hotel Blue

3 stars
View map of 717 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
148 reviews
perfect for concerting and nightlife

Walking distance to the 2 best personal size music venues in the state of NM. Walking distance to... See full review

  • TheBossTiger
  • Oct 30, 2014
Road tripping pair

The hotel was very nice. I loved that they had gated parking and the breakfast was pretty good. The... See full review

  • LadyDeadpool
  • Aug 19, 2014
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (148)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Blue

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
148 out of 148
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lbrady3611
Business
Baltimore, MD
Sep 8, 2013

Great Location

The Hotel Blue's location on Central Ave makes it the perfect hotel for people unfamiliar with Albuquerque. Just a short walk from the hotel you will find the Rail Runner Express transit system. For $10 bucks you can enjoy a scenic view of New Mexico from the from comfort of a train that takes you to Sante Fe. The Hotel Blue is also within walking distance of restaurants, a movie theater, art galleries, and a couple of night clubs all on Central Avenue. The staff at the hotel were nice. My flight left at 6:00AM which was unfortunate because the Hotel's shuttle service starts at 7:00 am. However, the staff called a cab for me which arrived ten minutes early. The Hotel Blue is definitely a great bang for your buck.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Burquena
Business
Albuquerque
Sep 6, 2013

Tempur-pedic beds very comfortable

When I arrived, the desk clerk told me he didn't see a reservation for me. I asked if I could give him my booking/confirmation # and he said it wouldn't help anything. The online reservation took over thirty minutes to go through the system so I had to wait. The key entrance for the gate to the parking lot needs to be fixed. Takes several tries to make it open. Saw several other people having trouble with it. The pool looked clean, the room was clean and I was pleased to find out that all of the rooms had Tempur-pedic mattresses. The little fake fireplace was also a nice touch. Mini fridge and freezer worked great. Even had a microwave. Good value if you want to stay downtown, but it can be very noisy on the weekends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Downtown Albuquerque on Central is a nice bar hopping time if you want to go drinking and walk back to the room. Start at Blackbird, over to Sister for a plethora of beers, across the street for cheap Jager shots at the Distillery and free billiards, back across the street to Anodyne, and if you feel like seeing girls wearing practically nothing-continue to The Library and end at Knockouts (probably the most ghetto strip club in town). You'll surely have drowned your sorrows away and feel better knowing you're probably not as crazy as half the people around you. Plus, you're only a short walk away from your Tempur-pedic mattress and clean toilet.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kentgear
Business
tucson, az
Sep 2, 2013

The Hotel Blue

Good location. Walk into Downtown. Good breakfast. Great bed. A few minor facelifts. I'd repaint the whole property. New floors in the elevators, repaint the hotel room doors and a coat of paint on the cement floors. Saturday morning farmers market is nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jimmy Rimmy
Business
USA
Sep 2, 2013

Nice Hotel

Great location, very clean rooms, fantastic tempurpedic bed! Only downside is the parking lot. It has automatic doors to enter and you have to use your room key. Sometimes it worked , sometimes it didn't. Other than that, no complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to downtown. Lots of restaurants etc.

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G42na
Business
Lansing, MI
Aug 31, 2013

a great hotel

the breakfast is good and the coffee is great the room is clean and the bed is nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

across the street a nice italian restaurant

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SJ1y
Business
Santa Fe NM
Aug 31, 2013

Hotel Blue

Excellent value, great bed, TV, breakfast, pool Not great AC, bad fitness center An old property that they've done a good job on, and I believe are still working to improve I wil be back because of the tremendous value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
summer traveling
Business
ohio
Aug 21, 2013

shopping trip

Glad I stayed at this downtown hotel, it was the perfect location for the things I wanted to do. Very friendly staff and clean hotel. I definitely would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vgsgirl17
Business
ABQ, NM
Jun 26, 2013

Nice place to stay

If you have to stay downtown on a budget, then this is the place to stay. Decent rooms, friendly staff, gated parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DeesBees
Business
Alexandria, VA
May 29, 2013

Great spot!

Hotel Blue's central location was perfect to use as a base for exploring Albuquerque. Lots to do within walking distance and great neighborhoods were within easy reach by car as well. Couldn't ask for a better spot while searching for a permanent place to live in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Hotel Blue

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
I need a name
Business
Albuquerque, NM
May 17, 2013

It's ok

Don't reccomend staying on a Sunday, it's in the heart of the downtown and there were motorcycles and loud cars outside all night. I feel like the price should have been less then offered. Staff was great, food was decent, but not sure on a whole if it was worth the amount.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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