Howard Johnson Express Inn Albuquerque

7630 Pan American Hwy NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, United States | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on 7630 Pan American Hwy NE, Albuquerque, is near Albuquerque Museum, Cliff's Amusement Park, Cibola National Forest, and Gruet Winery.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Express Inn Albuquerque

Great experience

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My husband and I stayed at the Howard Johnson for 3 nights during the International Balloon Fiesta. The hotel is just off Hwy 25 and a short distance from the park. The room was quiet, very clean and had wifi in the rooms and a computer available in the lobby. Breakfast includes eggs, sausage and hash brown and was available even at 4 am for a quick start before going to the park. Although prices probably run higher during the Fiesta, they were much lower than other hotels and a very good value.

On our last day, we ate breakfast outside and could see balloons landing in a park right across the highway from the hotel. We met the owner and he and his staff were friendly and helpful. We really felt welcome and enjoyed our stay.

We would like to return to Albuquerque and would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Ok for short stay

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The lobby and staff were the best feature of this hotel. The hall carpets needed to be swept as this gives a negative first impression. The rooms appeared to be clean but the beds definitely left something to be desired. The breakfast was fine for a motel of this quality. There was easy access off and on the expresway. I would not want to stay here for an extended stay but for an overnight it is ok.

Great value

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Good value, clean room with what appeared to be new carpet, average free breakfast, internet in lobby...negative- the exercise room consisted of only a treadmill, cycle and a leg lift/dips rack

My Second Home

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I just spent another wonderful 11 days at this hotel, I wouldn't stay anywhere else and I hated to leave, everytime I go there I feel so at home. You couldn't ask for nicer people, they are all so friendly and this hotel is incredibly clean and each time there is always something new, they are doing a beautiful job in re-decorating and constantly making improvements! They serve a wonderful breakfast and have fresh baked cookies every afternoon .

Everytime I go there it breaks my heart to leave .... fortunately I am able to go there twice a year and I am already counting the weeks until I go in October for the International Balloon Fiesta, I just love that I can walk outside in the morning and see all of the balloons in flight ...they are in an ideal location !

I can't say enough about the hospitality and friendliness and I highly recommend this hotel to everyone !!!! They deserve 5 stars all the way around !!!!

I miss you guys !!!!!

A safe bet

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We stayed two nights here based on Tripadvisor reviews. Don't be fooled into expecting a lot, but it is an okay place to stay. The staff is very hospitable and they are the best part of the hotel. They really do make you feel at home. The breakfast is good, but average. The room was fairly spacious and had new carpet. The room was clean. Internet service available to guests in the lobby as were warm cookies in the afternoon. Also a microwave and coffee/tea 24/7 were appreiciated. The down sides: decor was boring, the hallways needed to be vacuumed and they gave a poor first impression, some wear and tear of wallpaper in some places, and finally, the picture of the hotel on the website is a major misrepresentation. That mountain can't be seen from the rooms and the best scenery to be had is from the parking lot behind the storage units and trailer park. The north end of town is quite nice and appears to be growing, but this hotel is on the hwy and it is not a peaceful location. I recommend it, especially for the price...but don't expect a lot.

Great room at a great price

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Wow... while on a roadtrip through the Southwest we randomly selected this hotel based upon the price (as a broke college student this is an important factor) When we arrived we were suprised to find a wonderful hotel that provided many amenities that other higher priced hotels did not. We were greeted by friendly staff members that checked us in and told us about the free wireless internet as well as the complimentary hot breakfast. They also had warm freshly baked cookies in the lobby as well as fresh brewed coffee (great after driving all day). Overall I would say that this was the best hotel that we stayed at during our 2 week roadtrip. We will definitely go back again.

Excellent facilities and staff

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stayed here last summer whist visiting relatives in abq had a fantastic time found all staff friendly and helpful. rooms well furnished and clean. would stay here again

Great place

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I have stayed before this is now owned by new owners and the improvements really show. I got a hot breakfast included in the regular room rate and the staff was very friendly. I will be back over and over again.

Avoid at all costs

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Dirty hallways, smelly room, a single employee in the entire place at 9:30PM (who spoke very little English). No sheets on one bed, no pillow on the other. Worn out carpet and broken refrigerator. "Continental breakfast" consisted of a single stale donut, weak coffee (the orange juice machine was broken).

I wish I were kidding, but this is all literally true.

TripAdvisor Reviews Howard Johnson Express Inn Albuquerque

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Travel Blogs from Albuquerque

Albuquerque

A travel blog entry by tradition on Apr 24, 2014

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Wind picked up over night again and temps dropped from 86 to 48 overnight. Brrr. So glad for our furnace! JD called DRV about the slide topper and they ok'd getting it fixed in Vegas. JD checked out the rig and we headed off to find Albuquerque, NM. Glad to leave Amarillo area...crazy weather! Stopped at the NM visitor center. Finally starting ...

First Flight

A travel blog entry by eri_miri on Nov 26, 2013

1 comment

It is a trying experience. The blonde one keeps looking at me. I believe it is a loving look but the more she does it, the more I realize how hungry she is. I am scared but have no escape. Luckily we were distracted by the beautiful Grand Canyon, followed by several episodes of House Hunters. We will be arriving at Las Vegas soon, hopefully for some ...

THE best Day so far

A travel blog entry by wegrattons on Sep 15, 2013

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... in the fishing businesslike with the pet supply business coming down here and stocking up on crickets would be the wise thing to do. And mind you these aren't little crickets these are the crickets and did I say that they fly?

We went searching for yet another cash this morning Texas and another one that supposedly had a travel bug and we went off the beaten path to find it. Great location and got some great pics of ...

Day-62 Winslow to Albuquerque

A travel blog entry by tessacat on Aug 10, 2013

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... a landscape of exquisitely colourful petrified logs with patterns of blended yellows, reds, black, blue, brown, white and pink. It looked almost like they had been cut into sections by a sharp blade, instead over the years they just crack. These ancient fossils are trees that lived over 200 million year ago. Paleontologists have found dinosaur fossils here.

Another pit stop at an Indian Reservation and I purchase a unique Sand Painting.

Then the rain ...

Ordinary Miracle

A travel blog entry by munchkinettes on Jul 17, 2013

1 comment, 1 photo

Yesterday I faced my fears on the mountain, but today I faced my fears on the road... I actually drove! Now Bob can't say he drove this entire trip because I took the wheel for approximately 20 miles. (Which is actually about .4% of our over 5,000 mile trip, but who's counting, right?!) I drove so he could take a break and rest without having to stop for a while, but then when the sign came up that ...