Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
Super clean and comfortable
Homewood Suites are typically super clean and comfortable hotel lodging. This one is no exception.
You have a full kitchen with fridge and microwave (and free popcorn). There is a separate living room area with couch and tv. The bedroom also has it's own tv. There is an outdoor pool and decent exercise room. But the hotel is in a quiet, non-highway area, so you'll have a great sleep.
If you haven't tried a suite hotel before, this is the place to stay. You'll love it!
As others have noted you can't go wrong with a one-bedroom suite in this well-run hotel. Very good hot breakfast included. We paid $79 for a weekend rate and you can't get better value. Very close to good malls with Barnes & Noble etc. and close to I-25. Getting downtown at night is very quick. Try the Artichoke restaurant.
Great for young families!
We live a few hours from ABQ, but visit often to shop and take part of city life. We like this hotel because we have a two year old and this hotel offers us the opportunity to give him his own sleeping room. It also has free internet service, a very nice kitchen area in the suites, a full breakfast, and it is also very clean! We definitely will stay again.
Will stay here again!
In February 2006, my partner and I stayed at the Homewood Suites based on previous travelers' reviews. The place was amazing! It is situated in a very nice location (2 malls within the vicinity) and great restuarants nearby. Everything we needed for the trip was within a couple of blocks so we did not have to venture far. The customer service was great, the rooms were very clean and with a 4 year old in tow, it was great for him to run around and not be couped up in a tiny room. The room itself has a small kitchen attached to the living room and the bedroom and bathroom area in another room. The breakfast was a little better than doughnuts and pastries but it was okay. There was a business room that was open to guests and this was a great place to go to either do work or look up area attractions on the internet. The price of the place was very decent for the huge amount of space you get (hotel nearby charged a little more per night and the amount of space you got was small). Everytime I go to Albuquerque, this is the place for me and my family!
Stayed here for the annual balloon fiesta for two nights. Easy access to I-40, many restaurants in area (you need to drive) and great pricing make this a real value on weekends. We did not use the airconditioning, so I can't comment on the noise but I found the accomodations very comfortable and quiet. The front desk even offered to pack us a bag breakfast as the ballons require a very early start (4:30A).
Regular breakfast (included) was above-average with several hot choices.
Free high speed internet access, two separate rooms, full kitchen, free parking. How can you go wrong for $69.00 a night!
We were a little hesitant to stay based on other reviews, but we have had an excellent experience. The 2 room suite is roomy with a door between the 2 rooms and there is a kitchen with full size refigerator. The facilities are new and a hot buffet breakfast is included. In addition, there is free high speed internet connection. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All this for a suprisingly low rate. Compared to other hotels I have stayed in recently, this place was a true value.
We stayed here for one night on the last night of our vacation in New Mexico. We had a special $99 rate, and it was well worth it. Our suite was clean and comfortable. Besides the free breakfast, the hotel offers a complimentary light meal in the early evening on Monday-Thursday. We had soup and salad, which filled us up. There's plenty of shopping, restaurants, and fast food places nearby.
Hilton's Homewood still Suite.
Homewood Suites on Arvada Ave. in Albuquerque sits on a nice area accesible to interstates, restaurants, grocery stores, malls, pharmacies and anything else you might need. We moved into this property after having a below average experience at another suite hotel next door.
As a Hilton Honors member, I've been several times to their Homewood Suites properties without incident. The one on Arvada provides fairly decent complimentary breakfast if you get there early enough, and a guest laundry room which I used the day before checking out so I could travel back home with a suitcase filled with fresh clothing. (They could use either a change machine to provide quarters for washer and dryer use, or have a good supply of them at the front desk. I had to go to another property to get a roll of quarters). The suite provides a living room area with a full kitchen, sleeper sofa, two TV's, a small dinette area and doors that separate the bedroom from the living room - perfect when traveling with a teenager. The bed was o.k. (the Ritz still has the best beds in the world), however, the a/c unit when it kicks in is noisy, though after a while you get used to the white noise perfect to drown out snoring sounds. One of the things I must complain about was the a/c which wasn't working when we arrived at the hotel. (Let's see, New Mexico at the end of May..warm maybe?) As soon as you got off the elevator on the sixth floor, you knew you were in trouble - the whole hall was stuffy and warm. After calling the front desk, I was told that they knew there was a problem but the only choices I had were to wait until the next day (it was about 85 degrees already in the room), or turn the a/c off and on and see if it worked. If they knew they had problems, why book guests in these rooms? We tinkered with the a/c for about 1/2 an hour, someone from maintenance came and said the hall shouldn't be warm like it was, and it finally kicked in. That same evening I asked for an extra pillow, after looking around in the closets, and was told "Are you sure there's not one in the closet" - didn't I just say I couldn't find one? How about, "no problem, we'll have one to you immediately". They did bring one in a few minutes. A few days later after checking in we were awaken by some party with screaming, laughing, loud music, running down the halls, etc., going on next door - sounded like a college frat party at 12:00 midnight, I called the front desk, they apologized and promised to send someone from security. It quieted down for about an hour, and started again until 4:00 that morning - we called again, they apologized again and we just fell asleep out of exhaustion. The next morning we were taken care of by Lisa Marie at the front desk who told us she heard about the incident and would credit us with one free night. The rest of our stay was fine. I will definitely stay here again as long as the parties stay under control.
The Worst Night Ever
We stayed here for three days. The first two days were fine. Well, the heat did not work and the fans were very noisy, but we were using the hotel after being elsewhere for most of the day and simply turned it off. The breakfast was slightly better than the usual hotel fare, so we might have stayed here again if not for the third day.
On the third night, someone had the room next to ours. They ran baths at 12:26 and 1:32 am, and each time it sounded like we were in their bathroom. The noise was so loud in our suite that I got up to check to see if there was something wrong with the plumbing in our room. It exceptionally loud -- I don't get headaches very easily, but this gave me one. Then there was the humming from the heating/cooling vent -- and our neighbors vocal "recreation" at 2:30 am did not help matters either. This hotel had the worst acoustics I have ever encountered -- and for a hotel with the Hilton name, it was definitely not value for the money.
It's just O.K.
Yeah, it's just ok. You wont be terribly disappointed or overwhelmed.
What's nice aboout these suites is that the living room and kitchen are seperate from the bedroom area... with a door. 2 televisions. High speed internet access. The units are about the size of 2 standard hotel rooms. The location is great and you are flanked by 2 Malls... Winrock and.. I forget the other one. There's plenty to do if you get bored.
As of 2004, this hotel is still fairly new so it's not gross or rundown. It has just about everything else you would expect from a Hilton brand.
One thing to be aware of: If you go in the summer, don't stay on the west side of the building. The sunsets are BRUTALY HOT and blaring down on that side of the building. You absolutely have to close the curtains in the afternoon and crank up the AC. Totally ruins the otherwise nice view.
On the downside, and this is probably just nit-picking cause most chains are like this but how cheaply can you build and furnish a hotel? I mean the quality of the materials, furniture, carpet, appliances, beds, linens, TVs, etc. etc. are of the cheapest quality you can find at any retailer in America. The couch and recliner were brittle, hard and uncomfortable and the rest of the furnishings must have come from Toys-R-Us.
You get what you pay for. However, I would not hesitate to stay there again because overall, I think it represents a decent value.