Address: 1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the West Old Town area of Albuquerque, is near National Atomic Museum, Tours of Old Town, Hispaniae - Old Town, and Nizhoni Gallery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn Albuquerque

    Reviewed by jzsquared

    Great Location

    Reviewed Jun 23, 2015
    by (14 reviews) Houston , United States Flag of United States

    A nice hotel. It's very affordable and really easy to find, it's right off the highway. It's also ten minutes away from a pretty spiffy shopping center that includes a huge movie theater that sells Starbucks frappachinos, and some nice restaurants like Red Robin, Cheddars, Fuddruckers, and Coldstone Creamery, just to name a few. The hotel itself is four stories. It doesn't have a breakfast buffet like other hotel chains do, but they do give you breakfast vouchers for their restaurant's breakfast, only it's a real sit-down meal, as opposed to an easy in easy out sort of meal. The room is a good size. We had a room with two queens. The rooms have a fridge, but not a microwave. The bathroom is small and a bit cramped, but still has a nice shower, free amenities like makeup remover pads, shampoo, and conditioner, as well as a hair dryer. The shower has good hot water and strong pressure. There's an LCD TV set with tons of channels, and a coffee maker that comes with packets of Seattle's Best Coffee. The AC in the room works very well and you can control the temperature of the room. The hotel has a nice sized swimming pool that goes up to six feet deep and a small hot tub that's plenty hot. The staff at the hotel is really nice and helpful, and there's also room service, as well as somebody at the front desk 24/7. There's also a small laundry room on each floor, but we didn't need to use it, at the time. It's also animal friendly, so if you travel with a dog, it's welcome to stay with you, I saw all sorts of dogs on the property. There's also WiFi, but it's very slow WiFi.

    CONS: The bathroom is quite small. The hot tub is in an area where lots of leaves and debris tend to fall into the hot tub. The luggage trolleys are also very big, while the elevators are tiny and the luggage trolley can only fit on horizontally,and it's impossible to fit the trolley and more then one adult in the elevator. Also very slow internet.

    Overall, a great stay, and a great value. Highly recommended if you're just passing through Albuquerque for the night.

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    Reviewed by hollie.orme

    great food

    Reviewed Feb 26, 2014
    by (12 reviews) Sheffield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    great location comfy stay great food lovely staff warm

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    Reviewed by lucyluw

    Lovely staff

    Reviewed Aug 31, 2013
    by (11 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The staff are lovely and friendly, the rooms are lovely - it would have been nice if the pool & it's area was a but bigger

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    Reviewed by brendanmaggie

    Very Satisfied

    Reviewed May 15, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Melbourne , Australia Flag of Australia

    Check in was easy, rooms were large and clean. This is non smoking hotel so it suited me just fine. It is located 300m from the Old Town and it is next door to a very good restuarant / bar

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    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn Albuquerque

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Albuquerque


    A travel blog entry by leannengriff on Sep 20, 2015

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    We arrived in Albuquerque around 3ish......the drive from Williams to here was done on the I40 as there is no R66, only some small towns and ghost towns along the way. Didn't see anything interesting today to report, bit disappointed.
    We did come across a couple of ladies in their late 50's early 60's maybe, bit hard to tell with greying long …

    The State of Enchantment

    A travel blog entry by jzsquared on Jun 23, 2015

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    So we woke up, and went to the breakfast at the holiday inn. The cheese omelets were overcooked and not edible, but there was sausage patties, bagels, cinnamon buns, oatmeal, yogurt, and muffins, so there was still a lot to choose from. The coffee was really good and I was happy to see creamer options that weren't just limited to hazelnut, which I …

    Hot air ballooning

    A travel blog entry by hollie.orme on Feb 26, 2014

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    Up in the air! We arrived at the hotel in albuquerque, and placed our bags in our rooms so that we could head down for a quick bite to eat, the hotel had put on a big buffet for us with all different kinds of food, they even had a bug dessert tray, which me and michelle soon found and went straight towards it! After we had eaten me and the girls …

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    A travel blog entry by tuffychloe on May 03, 2011


    We are getting ready to leave for New York City in just 2 more days. We can't wait! We have been doing a lot of planning.

    There are several reasons why we decided to go to New York. We had free round-trip flights and three nights of free hotel, and started thinking about where we wanted to go and use the flights and hotel nights. Ever since we went to NYC ...

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