We arrived at this hotel and looking from the outside was disappointing........like going back to the 60's. Inside the Reception was dark and dingy but the staff were helpful. A maid had to help us with heavy bags as the lift only went so far then we had to carry down stairs and along corridor to our room. The room was awful, smelt of smoke, in desperate need of updating, grimy and dingy, not welcoming at all. We then had to change rooms as we had asked for a double room and this was a twin. Once again they sent the maid to help us move rooms with our baggage. The next room was just as grimy and dingy. The bed sheets were grey and torn but seemed clean. Furniture old and worn. There was a maid service everyday and room was cleaned well and towels changed regularly although we went out and brought our own.
After three days, the air conditioning started leaking water all over the floor and had to strategically place receptacles around the floor until maintenance tried to fix it. They tried twice more before my partner fixed it himself. Maintenance men did try but failed.
Room had a mini kitchen and fridge leaked and microwave smelt of old food.
Breakfast was included but don't bother - we ate out. Positioned in large bar area, minimal choice and mouldy black bananas on breakfast bar. Sticky floor and full of local residents staying there that looked like the official homeless shelter..
Chose the hotel because it had an outside pool with loungers - when we checked, pool looked like it had been empty for years with half filled brown water and a pile of rusty loungers on the side and overlooked by Burger KIng. Inside pool was nice but too hot to stay indoors.
All the staff were pleasant, hotel in great need of updating and redecoration - best part of hotel was the secure underground parking for the car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms are spacious (500 sq. ft) two rooms suites with a separate living area, bedroom, two televisions and pull-out sleeper sofa. Free HOT cooked to order breakfast. Indoor pool, Seasonal Outdoor pool, Spa, and Business Center. Lounge Open Thursday - Saturday. Conveniently located in Uptown Albuquerque close to ABQ Uptown, Coronado Mall, and numerous restaurants. Also nearby to the State Fairgrounds (EXPO NM) and the Downs racetrack and casino. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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