Albuquerque, New Mexico is a destination where exploring is the rule, and you need a more than comfortable launch pad to make the most of your treks. These five hotels and resorts give a unique twist on a premium stay experience.
1. Hotel Andaluz
The Hotel Andaluz was originally constructed in 1939 and has a historic designation. In the middle of downtown the Andaluz is both a unique hotel and a springboard in any direction. The cozy rooms give a glimpse of an up-scale hotel of the 1930s. The lobby has a large bar and lounge featuring weekend entertainment. The area has adjacent, private casbahs where you can be in the action, but have a intimate conversation. One of the most unique welcome areas and lobbies ever. The MAS restaurant focuses on New Mexican and Spanish themed cuisine, while the IBIZA lounge on the second-floor sports outdoor seating with a city view and an inside lounge.
2. Sandia Resort & Casino
Just on the north end o the city, the Sandia Resort & Casino has it all if you stay point is on the north end of the city. The massive exterior does not give indication of the unique and spacious interior rooms and touches. Best room choice are the suites facing Sandia peak as both sunrises and sets get light play. The Green Reed spa is extensive in treatments and even more ambiance as it has its own building. Dining and libations feature eight restaurants and five bars, with the rooftop Bien Shur having regular entertainment and stunning fine dining views. One of the best golf courses in New Mexico adds to the offerings.
3. Hotel Chaco
If you want to be on the edge of old town, Hotel Chaco is the best choice. The well-appointed, luxurious interior best described as New Mexico modern. Wellness and fitness are a step above at Chaco with a spacious fitness area, Spa Chaco and yoga equipment. The best mega-decked out room option is the Deluxe King Suite, at 650 square feet, it has everything you need and more with a specialized reading chair, executive workspace, and a more than oversized shower.
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4. Los Poblanos Farm & Hotel
This boutique hotel has only 45 rooms, and they have kept it exclusive as guests want to experience the farm, the natural habit and kick back with less activity. The limited rooms have very well thought out design features and luxurious appointments, such as up-scale linens and robes by Coyuchi Organic. And of course, as lavender is the main organic crop, a bevy of their hand-crafted lavender amenities. Designed in 1932 and finished shortly thereafter, Los Poblanos, has kept the original charm and vision while adapting modern conveniences throughout the property.
5. Isleta Resort & Casino
Better than comfortable, with an added attraction of a small concert venue, Isleta is a great launching point on the southeast corner of Albuquerque. While the rooms are well appointed, here the sterling difference is good hospitality and customer service. The pool goes from indoor to outdoor, so no matter what weather, a comfortable dip is waiting. And, without going off property they have a much better than average golf course. The casino is adjacent to the resort, and as such, noise does not interfere with the guest experience in the resort.