Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico
By Shaina Amienyi

Albuquerque, New Mexico is a unique Southwestern city with centuries of culture and history, scenic natural attractions, and exhilarating adventures. It is the ideal location to experience the Southwest, and vacationers are sure to enjoy the culture, shopping, nightlife, and activities in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque is easy to access and navigate. Fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), and then take a bus, taxi, or airport shuttle to your hotel. Click on the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to book your flight with WhatsCheaper.com. There is a variety of options for places to stay, including ranches, high-rise hotels, and luxury and business-class resorts. Before booking accommodations, view our selection of top hotels and resorts. Click on the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to the hotel portion of WhatsCheaper.com.

During the first week of October, Albuquerque hosts its biggest event: the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. WhatsCheaper.com encourages vacationers to attend the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. Several hundred balloons participate in this fun-filled event that includes balloon rides, viewing the balloon cam, performing arts and more. While at the Balloon Fiesta Park, visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and browse its exhibits on the art, culture, and history of ballooning.

For art, culture, and history lovers, WhatsCheaper.com also recommends the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History as your next stop. Among the museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits are collections of work from pueblo putters as well as Spanish colonial furnishings. Vacationers can also take a guided tour of the Sculpture Garden.

Albuquerque has a thriving arts scene bolstered by over 100 galleries and studios and a strong performing arts community. Vacationers can experience music, dance, theater, poetry, and live performances year-round. Culture and art meet at locations such as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Indian Cultural Center features textiles, baskets, pottery, and more from each of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos. The National Hispanic Culture Center features a collection of contemporary art and hosts entertainment events.

Albuquerque possesses a natural beauty that vacationers are sure to appreciate. You can see the beauty of the Sandia Mountains aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest aerial tram in North America. With thousands of acres of protected parkland and forests in the city, there is an abundance of nature trails, scenic views, and wildlife. WhatsCheaper.com assures vacationers that the whole family will enjoy the Albuquerque Biological Park, which includes the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, the Rio Grande Zoo, the Albuquerque Aquarium and Tingley Beach. The zoo showcases over 250 species of exotic animals, such as jaguars and Mexican wolves, and the botanic garden features plants from the Chihuahua Desert, Mojave Desert, and desert grasslands. Now that you have viewed animals and plants, WhatsCheaper.com suggests heading to the aquarium for a look at native and tropical fish. Then visit Tingley Beach where you can fish, ride a bicycle, or paddle a boat down the Rio Grande River.

If you love to shop, then WhatsCheaper.com urges you to visit each of Albuquerque’s shopping districts. First visit the over one hundred shops and galleries in Old Town. The next stop on your shopping tour should be Nob Hill, with its locally made souvenirs, jewelry, and Southwestern clothing. Downtown is another area featuring galleries and specialty shops with jewelry, pottery, and more. Uptown is the area with large shopping centers such as Coronado Center and ABQ Uptown.

Albuquerque has an active nightlife filled with a variety of options. You can play a game of pool, sip on a cocktail, dance to live music of the sound of DJs, or watch a performance. Most of the city’s bars, breweries, restaurants, clubs, and pool halls are downtown or in Uptown, so WhatsCheaper.com recommends starting there. Vacationers can also enjoy games or performances at area casinos, most of which offer free shuttle service from Albuquerque hotels.

As a kid, you may have heard of Albuquerque by watching Bugs Bunny cartoons where he would stand looking at a map, claiming he made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Bugs should have stayed to enjoy the city, just as vacationers are sure to enjoy their time in Albuquerque. Visit the above link to WhatsCheaper.com to book your vacation to Albuquerque.

MUST SEE IN Albuquerque, NM LIST:

  • 1. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • 2. Museum of Art and History
  • 3. Bandelier National Park
  • 4. Tiguex Park
  • 5. Petroglyph National Monument
  • 6. Albuquerque Zoo
  • 7. Rio Grande Botanic Garden
  • 8. Old Town Plaza
  • 9. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 10. Cliff's Amusement Park

Albuquerque, NM EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Winter Wine Festival - January
  • 2. Just Desserts Eat & Ski - February
  • 3. American Indian Week - April
  • 4. Taos Spring Arts Festival - May
  • 5. Saint Anthony Feast Day - June
  • 6. Summerfest - June
  • 7. Go! Downtown Arts Festival - September
  • 8. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October
  • 9. Weems Artfest - November
  • 10. Luminaria Tour - December

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Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM
By Selisa S. Lister

Embassy Suites Albuquerque – Hotel & Spa is conveniently located within five miles of Albuquerque International Airport, Albuquerque Convention Center and several area attractions. For your convenience, the Hotel also has a place for major events and business meetings. The area for business meetings is equipped with all of the necessary supplies for any meeting. The check-in time is 3 p.m. for the Hotel.

Embassy Suites Albuquerque – Hotel & Spa offers suites or a room. The suite is two rooms, one living area and one bedroom. The bedroom can have either a king size bed or two double size beds. Each suite has a television and a telephone in each room, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and a table for working or eating. Some of the rooms have special features for the hearing impaired and mobility issues. The rooms have a king size bed and devices to notify a person if there is a phone call or someone at the door. The Hotel has cable, high speed Internet and Wi-Fi. There is a view of either the mountains or the city. There is an atrium for dining, relaxing or a small meeting.

The Hotel offers many amenities. There is a swimming pool, spa, and a fitness center. The swimming pool is indoors. There are treatments available at the spa. The Hotel needs notice of a treatment. The best idea for the spa would be to book a treatment when you reserve a room or a suite. If your business takes you away from your daily exercise routine, you can keep up with your routine at the fitness center.

Embassy Suites Albuquerque – Hotel & Spa offers breakfast made just for you for staying with them. You could also eat lunch and dinner at Cyprus Grille or grab a snack and Starbucks ® coffee at the Caffeina both located right there at the Hotel. Check-out is by 12 p.m.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
201 Marquette Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM
By Keleigh M. Quinn

If you are looking to stay in the center of the action in Albuquerque, consider booking a room at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Albuquerque. The hotel is just five miles from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and is connected to the convention center. This newly renovated hotel is close to historic adobe Old Town, the University of New Mexico, the Geology museum, the Rio Grande Zoo and other desired attractions. You will also be located close to many local businesses and corporations.

Your room will contain either a king, a queen or two double beds; you can also book a suite if you require additional space. Amenities include an LCD Flat Panel TV with HBO, in-room movie and video game rentals, a coffee maker and alarm radio. Complimentary high speed internet access is offered in all rooms, as well as the public areas of the hotel. Order a healthy meal delivered right to your room off of the Doubletree Eat Right Menu and enjoy reading your copy of USA Today delivered every weekday morning.

There are several other dining options available, including Onyx Café, featuring Starbucks coffee and serving breakfast and lunch. The La Oja Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features traditional New Mexican cuisine combined with a taste of California. The ICE Lounge, located in the lobby, is the perfect place to grab a drink after a long day.

The Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Albuquerque offers all of the conveniences you could expect from a hotel, including a Business Center with a printer and photocopying service. You can also rent audio/visual equipment and schedule a meeting or event in one of their available spaces. You will also find a pool and fitness center. Take advantage of the airport shuttle, and stop by the on-site convenience store for any last-minute needs.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport
1520 Sunport Place SE, Albuquerque, NM
By Jaclyn Bealer

On your next visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Whatscheaper.com recommends the comfort and luxury of Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport. This newly opened hotel is located next to the Albuquerque International Airport and is only minutes from the Historic Route 66 and Nob Hill Shopping District. This stunning, new hotel provides ideal accommodations for anyone traveling to New Mexico for business or for pleasure.

While at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport, you can choose between a studio suite and a two-bedroom suite. Each accommodation type is designed to provide guests with all of the comforts of home as well as all the amenities they deserve for a short or extended stay: a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and coffeemaker; two televisions; and well-lit workspaces. Guests are invited to enjoy the on-site facilities that include laundry/valet service, local area transportation, audio/visual equipment rental, business center, and complimentary high-speed Internet access. When you’re ready for a good workout, enjoy the hotel’s heated swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and tennis court.

While at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport Start, each morning with a complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast. After a day in New Mexico, come back to a Welcome Home® reception (Monday through Thursday evening) with a light meal and beverages--on the house.

Traveling on business? Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport provides excellent corporate housing and offers studio, one, and two-bedroom suites as well as new boardroom suites. Business travelers will enjoy easy access to local businesses, making it easy to be professional while on the road.

After enjoying your trip to Albuquerque, check out of the hotel is at 11 a.m. Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport also offers a 24-hour shuttle service to the airport, providing a smooth transition to your next destination. WhatsCheaper.com knows that you’ll enjoy your stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Airport; just click here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for great prices.

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Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport
2601 Yale Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM
By Shaina Amienyi

The Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport is located right at Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ), so you do not have far to travel once you arrive in town. You may check in after 3pm on the day you arrive and must check out by 11am on the day you leave Albuquerque. For your convenience, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to take you to and from the airport.

You can choose between rooms with a single king bed, two queen beds, or two double beds. All 107 guest rooms also come with an ergonomic desk chair, a sitting chair with ottoman, a coffee maker, a microwave, a fridge, and more. Some of the rooms with king beds also feature a whirlpool in the bathroom. For entertainment, you can access On Demand® music, movies, and games on the 25-inch television.

If you need to print, use PrinterOn® feature that allows you to print from your room and pick up your document in the business center. The business center, where you can fax, print, copy, and check e-mail, is open all hours of the day. The hotel provides 1,400 square feet of meeting space for events with secretarial service and full catering service available.

The Hilton offers one full-service restaurant where you can eat breakfast and dinner. You can order room service from the restaurant and enjoy dinner in your room. There is also a convenience store if you want beverages, snacks, or ready-to-cook meals.

The hotel offers several other amenities that guests will want to take advantage of. There is complimentary guest parking at the hotel. Those wanting to exercise will enjoy the fitness center or the indoor pool. Near the pool is a heated spa.

An array of services, plush guest rooms, and a convenient location make the Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. Follow the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to WhatsCheaper.com and book your stay at this hotel.

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Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM
By Jessica Beck

Located in one of the most exciting areas of Albuquerque and only 9 miles from the airport, a world of excitement and attractions are waiting right outside of your hotel doors. The Uptown Shopping and Dining District is adjacent to the hotel, perfect for a day out on the town or a satiating dinner at the surrounding restaurants. With almost 300 rooms, the Sheraton Uptown will accommodate your every need. Be sure to use the complimentary shuttle service to explore the surrounding areas.

The Sheraton provides several top-notch on-site amenities for its guests. Rejuvenate and reboot on the first floor in the state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center furnished by Core Performance. Soak in the relaxing whirlpool or take a refreshing dip in the indoor saltwater pool. Complete any business needed during your trip in the accommodating Business Center. With 12 meeting rooms to choose from ranging in capacity and style, the Sheraton is here to provide the perfect setting for your conference or social event. Sheraton provides you with three on-site restaurants and bars, sure to suit any palate. Savor the Southwest flavors of the ABQ Grill. On the run? Grab a delicious salad or sandwich at the Sol Café. Unwind and sip on your favorite cocktail while catching a game of your favorite team or feasting on a delectable dish at the Lobby Lounge.

It’s the Sheraton’s promise to provide only the best for you. With comfy pillows and a plush duvet to curl up, delight yourself in a restful night’s sleep in the world-renowned Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed. Crack down to business on your spacious work desk and comfortable ergonomic desk chair. Take a relaxing bath or refreshing shower in your private bathroom. Wake up each morning with a fresh cup of coffee from your brew station. Keep connected to current events or watch a movie on your 37 inch flat screen television. Enjoy a complimentary turndown service and wake-up service. Upgrade to a Club Level room and wrap yourself up in your complimentary luxurious bathrobe. Upgrade to a Junior Suite to enjoy a free daily newspaper, king-sized bed, and a separate sitting area. Upgrade to a Jacuzzi Suite and enjoy your in-room Jacuzzi or the Hospitality Suite for a separate dining and living room area.

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