Plaza Inn Albuquerque
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We awoke to below freezing temperatures this morning and frost on the car. We left after breakfast via Route 66 which is really well marked in Arizona - not so well in New Mexico. The Route here is the Townsend - Winona Rd. and there are very nice homes and suburbs in this easterly direction. As Richard said he felt like he could have been driving …
I went to the Balloon Fiesta by myself today. I didn't think any of my family members wanted to join me since they were flying home today and I didn't think anyone wanted to risk missing their flight due to getting stuck in traffic and I couldn't go knock on their doors to check since I left around 5:00am. When I got back to the hotel I found out I …
My family and I got up ridiculously early so we were sure we'd make it in time for our balloon ride today. We needed to be at Balloon Fiesta Park to check in at 5:30 and we were concerned the traffic would be worse than we've seen during the week. We got there early and sat in the car until it was time to check in.
After check-in we waited …
My family and I got up ridiculously early and drove to Balloon Fiesta Park. There was some lightning on our drive there. Not surprisingly, the lightning held up the balloons. They eventually started going up shortly after dawn but, due to the weather, very few actually launched. Most of them just inflated their balloons and stayed tethered. There …
My family and I went back to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta very early this morning. It is the sixth day of the event but the third day for us since we took some time to go sightseeing. The Glow this morning wasn't as interesting as it has been some evenings where they have the balloons tethered and they light all of the burners in …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Plaza Inn Albuquerque
We were looking for a decent place to stay in Albuquerque that is reasonably close to everything (downtown, airport, etc). The Plaza Inn was a decent choice that was reasonably priced.
Great hotel in a pinch
We missed our flight and the airlines sent us here. They provide a free shuttle and a basic breakfast. The lobby has free popcorn, a free soda fountain and free DVD's to rent. Our room on the 5th floor had a nice view of the mountains and a small patio with 2 chairs. Unfortunately you had to look past the freeway to enjoy the view. When the air conditioner cycled on, it drowned out the noise from the freeway. Our room had fridge/micro unit. There is only 1 ice machine for the entire building. The pool is indoors. If you like to walk, there are beautiful homes built from 1920 to 1990 nearby. The university and hospital are nearby. No businesses or restaurants to walk to.
What A Dump!!!!!!
RUN AWAY...FAST. This is the most disgusting hotel we have ever stayed at. If we hadn't already driven 12 hours and weren't dog tired we would have checked out and gone else where. The rooms are filthy, run down and stink of who knows what!!! The staff is horrible. The parking lot is a joke, broken glass abounds, spaces are tight AND one of THEIR van drivers hit another car in the lot, denied it to the guest, but when guests went to front desk, driver said it wasn't his fault, WHATEVER!!!
A good palce to stay
Stayed 2 nights here to visit the Balloon Festival.
Room was clean & tidy. Excellent service from the courtesy bus to take us to the Park & Ride & Oldtown Albuquerque. The adjoining restaurant served good quality meals at reasonable prices. Staff were very efficient & friendly. Hotel was easy to find & visible from interstate. Would use this again.
We had a wonderful stay. Those people really know how to treat their guests. We felt a very warm feeling instantly as we got on their shuttle from the airport. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean.
They have about the same ammenities (if not more) than the Hyatt's, Hilton's, Sheratons without the inflated pricetag. My children especially enjoyed the large pool and game room. We liked the convenience of the restaurant and lounge. A big plus was their transportation to area attractions. When we return again next year, we will definitely will stay there again.
I don't understand the bad reviews. Well, I understand how negative and critical people can be rather than making the best of a situation.But, I didn't have to make the best of my situation here in the slightest.
Excellent - I stay here 8 nts./month, always wonderful
Have business in Albuquerque every week. I always stay at the Plaza Inn.
I read the first two reviews and quite frankly I was shocked because I have never experienced a bad stay.
Rooms have always been clean. Nice pool and spa, not to mention breakfast and popcorn/sodas.
all I can I say is disgusting. If it was not midnight when I arrived-I would have checked out immediately. I can't beleive they passed inspection!
The hotel staff is very rude. Our room was not cleaned very well. We would never stay there again.
Would Return for the Refreshments!
For me, the highlight of the Plaza Inn was the free refreshment area in the lobby where soda, coffee and fresh-popped popcorn could be found. The rooms could use some renovation. Use of the indoor pool caused excessive water accumulation in the elevators on that side of the building. During my visit, the sundeck was shaded for the majority of the day -- not to mention that it was much smaller than expected. The hotel was not what I expected after looking at the photos on the website, but my stay was good, overall, considering the reasonable rates, helpful staff, central location and easy access to the highway. I would consider a second stay if in the ABQ area in the future.