Best Western Hotels in Albuquerque
Best Western Hotels & Resorts offers three hotels at convenient locations for enjoying a business or leisure stay in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can book a stay through the Hotels-Rates.com database and ensure your needs for comfortable accommodations are ready for you near the ABQ airport, in a suite or at the center of the Albuquerque, NM, metro area.
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- Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn at 1015 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM, which is at Interstate 40 (Coronado Parkway) and Rio Grande Boulevard and 3 minutes from Old Town Albuquerque. Rates start at $89.
- Best Western Airport Albuquerque Innsuites Hotel & Suites at 2400 Yale Boulevard SE, less than 1.5 miles from Albuquerque International Sunport. Rates start at $75, and the Best Western offers a free airport shuttle.
- Best Western Plus Executive Suites at 4630 Pan American Freeway NE (Interstate 25), Albuquerque, a recently renovated, two-room suites hotel. Rates start at $99.
Albuquerque is a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people on the Rio Grande River. It is at the junction of two major Interstates, I-40, which spans the U.S. coast to coast, and I-25, the CanAm Highway connecting Mexico to Canada. ABQ International Sunport serves the region with nine airlines offering nonstop flights to more than 20 destinations across the country.
Albuquerque is home to Kirtland Air Force Base, which houses the Air Force Materiel Command’s Nuclear Weapons Center and the 58th Special Operations Wing, as well as the University of New Mexico, the flagship campus of the state university system and home of the NCAA Division I Lobos sports teams.
Visit Albuquerque from Your Best Western Room or Suite
Albuquerque has a unique multicultural heritage that makes influences of Native American, Hispanic, Latino, Anglo and other cultures part of everyday life. Mexican, Native American and Spanish flavors are at the heart of dining in Albuquerque, where native ingredients such as corn, beans, squash and especially chiles are favored. Eat a few meals in ABQ and you’ll know how to answer when the waitress asks, “Red or green?”
Albuquerque is also known as thehot air ballooning capital of the world. Each October hundreds of balloons fill the sky over Albuquerque during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival.
If ballooning is not your thing, the Sandia Peak Tramway is another route to a stunning view of Albuquerque and the deserts of the Rio Grande Valley. The observation deck atop 10,378-foot Sandia Peak provides a panoramic view. A new fine dining restaurant on Sandia Peak opens in 2019! Don’t overlook the NM Ski Museum and Hall of Fame at the base of the tram.
Old Town Albuquerque attracts visitors charmed by strolling narrow streets surrounding Old Town Plaza and passing century-old adobe houses and the 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church. Beyond 100-plus shops, galleries and restaurants in Old Town, the Albuquerque Museum preserves and displays Southwestern art and, two blocks away, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is known for its dinosaur skeletons.
Just across the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, Petroglyph National Monument offers three trails for viewing one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America. Native Americans and Spanish settlers carved these designs and symbols into volcanic rocks 400 to 700 years ago.
On the University of Mexico campus, visitors enjoy a variety of public activities in addition to sports. Popejoy Hall on the UNM campus is New Mexico’s largest performing arts center and hosts everything from symphony concerts and noted lecturers to touring Broadway shows and the biggest pop, rock and country acts.
Elsewhere in Albuquerque, there’s live music just about every night of the week and art gallery openings on many Friday nights. Albuquerque’s primary entertainment districts are Downtown west of UNM along Central Avenue (Route 66) and Gold Avenue east of First Street, and Nob Hill east of campus along Central Avenue. These walkable areas are packed with brewpubs, wine bars, hookah bars, pizzerias, taquerias, boutiques, antiques stores, small art galleries and independent and art-house movie theaters.
Albuquerque is one of the oldest cities in the United States, dating to 1706 when it was a Spanish colonial outpost. Today it is a vibrant tourism and economic center for the Southwest. If you’re headed to Albuquerque. Enjoy all ABQ has to offer you from a clean, comfortable and convenient Best Western hotel or inn booked through Hotels-Rates.com.