We have booked Homewood Suites for our family of 4 (2 teens) for August. It has received marvelous reviews and we were content with this arrangement.
However, our flight arrival into Albuquerque is early evening (6:30 PM) requiring several additional hours of getting the rental car and driving to the hotel which is isolated - no grocery store, market and only driveable to Santa Fe. Upon checkin, we will have no immediate access to food or drink except perhaps in the hotel restaurant if it is open. The other issue is the construction I've recently read about. Right outside of the hotel - reported dust and early morning noise.
Casa Pueblo appears to be more convenient (grocery and Whole Foods nearby) and will save us some drive time. Rates and accomodations appears to be comparable to those of Homewood Suites although not as new.
Homewood's breakfast sounds more appealing but that won't be a decision-breaker. We don't spend much time in our hotel rooms and only require clean, convenient, safe and roomy.
Our final decision could go either way and since this will be our first trip to NM, we'd like to feel comfortable with our decisions.
Any comments on the hotel possibilities would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for your input!