Seeing the Sites in Albuquerque

Written in cooperation with Hipmunk Boutique hotel campaign.

New Mexico’s largest city sits at little over 5,000 feet in elevation, offering sweeping views of the majestic Southwestern landscapes surrounding it. Albuquerque, this intriguing city of a half million or so, owes much of its charm to the vibrant American Indian culture that shaped this region into the city it has become. This charming high desert city, founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony, features the old and the new, depending upon where you look in the city.

A downtown location and excellent value make the Clubhouse Inn Albuquerque a perfect choice. Enjoy Wi-Fi and comfortable rooms, a seasonal pool, and the use of BBQ’s to grill up the perfect dinner for a relaxing meal under the gazebo after a full day of sightseeing and exploring such sights as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

image via Flickr by Ron Cogswell

The MCM Elegante offers up a perfect blend of good location and excellent facilities. The 342 rooms feature plush bedding, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and pets are allowed and welcomed. Make yourself at home with the in-room coffee pot, ironing board, and refrigerator upon request. There is an on-site pool and gym and, if you are too tired from touring to go out for dinner, the Mesa Grill is a full service restaurant.

image via Flickr by Larry and Linda

For those searching for comfortable rooms, spectacular scenery and a water park, Hotel Cascada is for you! Your furry friends are also welcome, and families will relish the spacious rooms with plush comforters and in-room coffee makers. Resort features include a variety of activities such as a basketball court and gym, but the true draw is sure to be the Surf & Slide water park, New Mexico’s only indoor aquatic center. Guests receive a wristband upon check in and are free to enjoy the 175,000 gallons of water entertainment during the course of their stay.

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The influence of the Native Americans in the Southwest shows throughout the city, but to further increase your appreciation of the art and culture of these early settlers, check out the Nativo Lodge Hotel. Each room features a unique design, while still offering all of the modern amenities expected by the discerning traveler. Rooms have an iron, hair dryer, coffee pot, and free Wi-Fi, while the hotel facilities include an indoor-outdoor pool, gym, bar, and Spirit Winds Cafe. Take a hike or hot air balloon ride, or just take in a pint at the local brewery, before heading back to your comfortable, and cultural, choice of lodging.

image via Flickr by Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Guests heading to Albuquerque who are looking for an upscale boutique hotel, all while still being close to the action, will appreciate the Hotel Andaluz. Gorgeously appointed rooms feature serene paint schemes, plush bedding, and designer toiletries. There is free Wi-Fi the decor is environmentally friendly. Pets are allowed to enhance your travels with your furry friends, and the hotel features a four star restaurant and several choices of check-in service.

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Regardless of which type of accommodation is for you, Hipmunk is the right place to begin your search.

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