Hotels Near the University of New Mexico
Your visit to the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque will be more convenient and comfortable if you book the perfect hotel near the university through Hotels-Rates.com. Our extensive hotel database shows 83 hotels in Albuquerque within 5 miles of the University of New Mexico, with a variety of rates and amenities.
Rates for hotels near UNM range from $27 for Days Inn By Wyndham, Midtown ABQ, which is 1.2 miles from campus, to $269 for the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town, a landmark hotel in the heart of the Historic Old Town District and 2.8 miles from the University of New Mexico.
The University of New Mexico campus is on nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 (Central Avenue) in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. The campus is also adjacent to Interstate 40 (Coronado Freeway), which spans the U.S. coast to coast, and I-25, the CanAm Highway, which connects Mexico to Canada through the United States. The University of New Mexico Lobos compete in the NCAA Division I's Mountain West Conference in 20 varsity sports.
The closest hotels to the University of New Mexico in the Hotels-Rates database are:
- Howard Johnson By Wyndham, Albuquerque Midtown at 900 Medical Arts Avenue Northeast, about 1 mile from the UNM campus. Rates start at $45.
- Econo Lodge Downtown at 817 Central Ave. N.E., Albuquerque, 1.2 miles from the University of New Mexico. Rates start at $58.
- Embassy Suites Albuquerque Downtown at 1000 Woodward Place NE, 1.5 miles from campus. Rates start at $137.
- Home 2 Suites By Hilton Albuquerque-Downtown-University at 1660 University Blvd. NE, 1.5 miles from campus at the I-40/I-25 junction. Rates start at $127.
Thousands of University of New Mexico visitors and students arrive in Albuquerque daily at Albuquerque International Sunport, the airport just 3 miles from the UNM campus. Nine airlines offer nonstop flights to more than 20 destinations across the country from ABQ International Sunport.
Hotels close the Albuquerque airport and convenient to the University of New Mexico include:
- Quality Suites Albuquerque at 1501 Gibson Blvd., 7 minutes from UNM via I-25 North and 4 minutes from the Albuquerque airport.
- Sleep Inn Airport at 2300 International Ave. SE, Albuquerque, 7 minutes form the UNM campus via Yale Boulevard SE and 3 minutes from ABQ International Sunport.
Many people visit Albuquerque for activities at the University of New Mexico. UNM hosts top-level sports like Lobos football at Dreamstyle Stadium and basketball at Dreamstyle Arena, known as "The Pit," next door to each other on campus. UNM is also home to Popejoy Hall, New Mexico's largest performing arts center, which hosts touring Broadway shows, symphony concerts, popular bands and musical soloists of international caliber, world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Beyond campus activities, UNM students and visitors find a lot to enjoy in ABQ. The city of Albuquerque is well-known as the hot air ballooning capital of the world and for a unique multicultural heritage that makes Native American, Hispanic and Latino, Anglo and other cultural influences a part of everyday life.
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. Each are walkable areas packed with brewpubs, wine bars, taquerias, hookah bars, pizzerias, boutiques, antiques stores, small art galleries and independent and art-house movie theaters. There's live music just about every night of the week and art gallery openings on many Friday nights.
Old Town Albuquerque attracts visitors charmed by strolling narrow streets past century-old adobe houses and the 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church surrounding Old Town Plaza, where a Mariachi band might be playing. In addition to more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants in Old Town, the Albuquerque Museum, which preserves and displays Southwestern art, is a part of Old Town, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, known for its dinosaur skeletons, is two blocks away.
Albuquerque is one of the oldest cities in the United States, having been founded as a Spanish colonial outpost in 1706, and the University of New Mexico was established in 1889. Today they each draw visitors and students from around the world. Click through the Hotels-Rates database now for the perfect place to stay near the University of New Mexico in ABQ for your visit.