Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
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Waking up in a dappled sunshine forest inspired us to serenade Isobel with the title song. Not sure she was amused. Anyway, we quickly had the French press coffee ready, and cooked sausage and eggs for breakfast. Breaking down camp was a little sad---it was such a lovely wooded place and I knew we were headed for some long drives and …
We left Camp Verde @7:40 am and took Hwy 17 North on to Hwy 40E to Albuquerque, NM. Before we bypassed Flagstaff we had actually reached an altitude of 7000'. As we drove along Hwy 40E we saw a road that led to a meteor crater (largest best preserved crater in the world). We stopped at Love's fuel and bought 29.5 gal. @ $3.50/gal. For a total of $ 103.73. We drove by a road that led to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. As ...
... When Chief Yellowhorse died in 1999 the property was passed on to his grandson; Jerry lives there as a kind of caretaker/tour guide, and carves sculptures out of stone which he sells to businesses or private people. He is currently working on a truck for the truck stop near by. The government has offered Jerry full time work and a house, due to his Indigenous heritage - he is the Great Great Great Grandson of Kit Carson and one of his Indian wives - but he has ...
... rental car was exactly where I left it and in the same condition, and the luggage I stored with the hotel was also still there and in the same condition it was when I left it. So despite it being a super long delay, so many other things could have gone wrong and didn't, therefore I have nothing to complain about, I am, after all, still on holidays ;) PS no pics today, the airport, whilst very big, was just not that ...
... closely tied to and the nostalgia washed over as the city got closer. Thirty five years changes a lot; sadly I recognized very little but knowing I was there once again warmed me all over. We parked close to Old Town, a historic district of shops and eateries. Finding a few small gifts and wandering a bit, we entered a restaurant for lunch. My happiness was complete with the joy of biting into a sopapilla after all these years! That little puffed piece ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Room was clean.. Staff was pleasant.. Just a tad off the beaten path, But excellent value.. Checked in at 3:30 PM. Noticed that the AC was not functioning properly. Advised front desk and went to Old Town shopping. When we returned at 7:00 PM, AC was fixed. Would definitely return.
Very good hotel!
We stayed here twice in July and enjoyed our stays. Great location - close to a mall and restaurants. Staff was very friendly and informative. Would definitely stay again. I wouldn't consider it a top luxury hotel, but definitely above average. Clean and comfortable.
Stay away from the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown in New Mexico until the hotel's owner(s) or the chain itself completely rennovates the hotel. We went through Priceline, trusting that Priceline's employees investigates a hotel/motel/resort before giving it a star rating.
We have stayed at the Sheraton, through Priceline 5 times in the past year, including this past week. On each stay, we have been happy with our room, particularly the beds. They are so comfortable! Also, they do allow pets, which is something we need. On each stay, we have been treated courteously and not any differently because we are through Priceline. The public areas and the rooms are a bit worn and could use a remodel, but I wouldn't call the carpet threadbare, like the other reviewers did. We have noticed on some rooms there is an occasional stain, but overall, the rooms have seemed clean to us.
This Sheraton is a good mid-range hotel with a few benefits and some drawbacks.
This was one of the worst hotel rooms that I have stayed in quite some time. The common areas of the hotel (i.e. lobby, bar, etc...) are deceivingly nice in appearance. It is a different story once you step over the threshhold into your room. I was staying there two nights, Feb. 15-17, 2005, and checked in late (after 11:00 p.m.) as I was traveling on business. I think they gave me the worst room possible. To start, the entire room's decor was 20-30 years out of date. The carpet was severely worn and threadbare, the towels provided were hard and scratchy and stained (yes, STAINED!), and the wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling off the walls. Most of the light switches did not work, so you had to turn them on by hand, which was extremely difficult. The room had a humongous "bar" that served no conceivable purpose, but to take up space, as there was not even a working faucet in it. (There was a sink, but the faucet didn't work.) The refrigerator which they advertise is empty and not even plugged in. The t.v. was probably no bigger than a 19-inch. The heater took forever to warm up the room (i.e. I turned it on before going to bed and finally felt its effects at 4:00 a.m.) The heater's fan was also very loud. Additionally, you could hear every passing in the hallways and every door "slam" (all the doors closed loudly), and my toilet ran all night long and kept waking me up even with the bathroom door closed. The next morning I discovered that the shower was plugged! (Go figure.) The final blow came when I received the bill, the room has two bottles of water set out with notes attached indicating that they are complimentary; however, when you get your bill, you will note that you are being charged for them. Seems like they should put that information with the water and skip the deceiving note. The only good thing about the room was that the bed was comfortable. Oh. Forgot to mention they gave me a nice view of the roof! I don't know if this was just a bad room, but I expect a little more when paying $120.00/nt. in Albuquerque, NM. I would only recommend this room if you are blind and either deaf or a really heavy sleeper. Sheraton should pull their franchise agreement for this place as it falls FAR below the quality I have come to expect from this chain. I would have left after the first night, but had an out of town meeting I had to drive to and would be getting in late again, so I didn't have time to look for another room. I probably would have slept better in my car!
Don't Stay Here
This hotel doesn't meet the standards you'd expect at a Sheraton - or a motel 6 for that matter. The rooms and the common areas are in deperate need of a rennovation (one the staff said is planned). The carpets are threadbare and filthy and the rooms have water stained ceilings, scuffed walls and feel generally shabby. The place is not clean and hotel staff admitted that they have a housekeeping issue. Not a good experience!!!
My husband and I stayed at the Sheraton Uptown on a recent one night stay in Albuquerque and were very disappointed. To begin with, when we arrived to check-in, instead of having one king bed for 2 people as I reserved, it was reversed. 2 beds, one person. They acted as though we were being totally unreasonable when we requested it be corrected. The clerk rudely assured us that is what we had reserved. When we finally got into our room, it was very hot, and the a/c would not come on. We called and someone quickly came up. He did something to the controls, and it sounded as though it began to work.
Great stay at the Sheraton
The hotel was very beautiful and accomadating. The room was one of the best we stayed in on our whole trip. Brand new sheets and very soft, fluffy, comforter. The pool was pristine. The staff friendly and ready to make sure our stay was pleasant. The continental breakfast, although running a little late, was fresh and tasty and plentiful. We enjoyed our stay. Well worth the expense!
Perfect Location & Ambiance
A first class hotel with fantastic shopping and restaurant access. I've stayed in the hotel many times. In fact, my husband built this hotel in 1981!