Howard Johnson Express Inn Albuquerque
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Time to say goodbye. It was a short visit but very special. We loaded up the cars, took our last pictures and said our goodbyes to my sister. We then headed to my niece's house to spend a little bit more time with her and the baby and said our goodbyes there as well. Goodbye's always make me sad.
It was good that we had planned to eat at the German Restaurant in Colorado Springs (Edelweiss) as it gave ...
... among the shops for some trinkets. I made a date to meet my friend tomorrow for an impromptu massage. (Wow! It was John’s suggestion, and when she announced she had an opening in her schedule, I could not contain my excitement!)
Back at the rig, we settled in to chat with family back in Broken Arrow---concerned for everyone’s welfare over the threat (and ultimate strike) of tornadoes.
God Bless Us All Everyone!
Today we were fortunate enough to meet up again with Trish Thomas, the Director of Diversity and Outreach at Family Voices. This organisation works with families and community to support children and youth with special needs. Trish is from the Pueblo Laguna and was able to provide me with excellent strategies when engaging with Indigenous communities. She outlined there work with cultural brokers in community and provided links to the National Center for ...
... see the 'old town' part which I am sure is more typical of what one would expect.
After grilling up some dinner and hitting the sack in our camping cabin, it was tough dragging ourselves out of bed. We managed to hit some photo opportunities (featured herein) before leaving Albuquerque. These are pretty much the randomest items we could have taken pictures off, which made it more delightful. The muffler man outside of a Vietnamese restaurant started us off. ...
The big plan was to have Betty drive the Green Car back to Zuni and then come to pick me up on the 7th - wrong - the car had other plans. It decided to have a complete breakdown on Monte Vista - very close to my old elementary school. John came then AAA Towing - and the bad machine was towed ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Express Inn Albuquerque
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.
Ok for short stay
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.
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
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 .
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
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
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
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
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.