Nativo Lodge Albuquerque
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNativo Lodge Albuquerque
The hotel was nice. The decor is very special, almost an attraction unto itself.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nativo Lodge Albuquerque
Refurbished, still not great
The outdoor area, outside of the hotel, is completely infested with cockroaches. From what I understand, Abq has a cockroach problem to begin with. There were literally clusters of them on the wall surrounding the hotel. We stayed for 4 days, and I didn't see one inside, but I would not have been surprised.
The hotel had been recently refurbished, so it wasn't too bad. The staff was friendly and nice. We checked out, and moved to the Embassy, because it was too small for our purposes. We had two toddlers w/ us, and it was not working. I think it would be fine for short term.
Great 2 night stay
The room and bathroom were a bit small, but nicely decorated. My wife loved the balcony and sliding glass door. The lobby colors may be garish to some, but I liked the Indian motif and native art. This hotel has real personality at a reasonable price. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable I found after a week on the road. I will definitely stay here next time in Abq.
Trying to Pass as a 'Heritage Hotel'
We booked two nights at this hotel during the Balloon Festival. Hotel rooms are hard to get and we were happy to have a location close to the Festival. This hotel has been recently remodeled so our room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The old style windows have not been replaced so we could hear street traffic. There is only one elevator to service the entire hotel! What a nightmare when the tour groups arrive. We ate one meal in the restaurant and felt it was just "ok". During Balloon Festival the free breakfast disappears so be forewarned. I was amazed that this hotel tries to pass itself off as "Heritage". Quite frankly this is an old Howard Johnson's that has been purchased by a new corporation and recently refurbished -- it has no "Heritage" other than the fact it has existed on the same spot for probably 40 years.
I booked this hotel before checking out tripadvisor. It was part of an Orbitz package deal and the photo and description seemed nice. When I did come upon this website I was shocked and disappointed. But it was too late to change the package.
When we arrived at the hotel and saw it and our room, however, we were very pleased. The renovations that previous people complained about have been completed. The pool and hot-tub are open and are very nice. The hot-tub unlike some hotels is very large and towels are stacked on a table nearby. The restaurant (for now?) only serves an excellent complimentary breakfast which consists of fresh fruit, cereal, eggs, sausage, pastries, juices, toast, etc.
The rooms are beautiful and have new beds, linens, curtains, etc. and are done in a New Mexico style. The entire hotel has an Indian flair. The lobby is beautiful. They have a glass elevator which gives a great view of the lobby as you're going to your room. The staff are very friendly and helpful. This is a great hotel.
I haven't stayed anywhere else in Albuquerque so I don't have anything for comparison but I've stayed in some real dogs in other parts of the world. I was extremely pleased with this hotel. The only things I saw wrong were some blemishes in the bathroom where the renovation hadn't quite covered up some old damage. That's it. These guys deserve a second chance.
Although the hotel is undergoing a renovation, the staff was very frinedly and the rooms were clean, but old. The new look will be a welcome change and I look forward to staying there again. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for the friendly service, and comfortable setting in a great location.
The Wrong Wyndham To Stay At
So I fly into Albuquerque on business having been told by my client that they'd put me up at the Wyndham. Cool. I love that chain. Step out of the airport to get a shuttle and there it was. Right down the road. Rode over, stood in line at this BEAUTIFUL hotel, finally got to the front desk and the clerk says "We don't have a reservation for you." Huh? I ask her to check again. Nope. She says, "Wait a minute." Makes a call and informs me that I'm at another Wyndham in Albuquerque. It was the way she said it that might have been the tip off. Kind of like, "I am so sorry for the pain you are about to experience."
I get back to the airport and find that the hotel doesn't have a shuttle. So I drop $24 on some shuttle service. 30 minutes later I roll up to my new accomodations. (Oh, and their airport van? It was sitting in the parking lot with a For Sale sign on the windshield.) It looked ominous from the outside. Went in and found the lobby was actually quite pretty. Checked in after much confusion and went to my room. DUMP. What a dump.
If you step beyond the lobby, this place is medieval. There's a garbage filled canal next to it. Nothing within walking distance to-speak-of except for a taco place across the sewage ditch.
RUN AWAY. Preferably screaming and flailing your arms.
We stayed for a week and found the place to be very accommodating. The beds and furniture were old, but passable. The dining staff were very friendly and the,included, breakfast buffett was GREAT! Close to the Expressway and Shopping.
The lobby is nice, the rooms are not. Walls in the room were pock-marked, there were holes in the curtains, the sheets didn't fit (that drives me nuts) and the complimentary breakfast buffet was the pits. Also, the place was not really all that clean. It was really shabby, but not that expensive. Not terrible, but not good. I won't be back.
Clean rooms, great service, friendly folks
I am in sales and travel for work. My last stay at this hotel will not be my last. The people are extremely friendly and the rooms are large and clean. My office shipped some things to the other Wyndham in Albuquerque and they sent someone over to get it. My advice is to sign up to be a Wyndham ByRequest member. Set your preferences and have goodies waiting in your room when you check in. I had a fruit/cheese platter, bottled water and OJ. They even brought additional water to the room and would not take a tip for it. The current staff is great.
I'd received an on-line reservation confirmation, however, upon my arrival they were unable to locate my reservation. The desk clerk looked confused about what to do instead of trying to immediately accommodate me. The room had not been properly cleaned and all of the screws on the safety latch and been unscrewed to some degree. My coworkers travel to the Albuquerque area several times per year, this hotel will be on the NOT RECOMMENDED LIST.
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Day 31 - 21st October 2013
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