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“Excellent value & location for nearby attractions.”
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Monterey Motel
Ranked #24 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

If you want to walk to Old Town & the Biopark this is the place to stay. The rooms are very comfortable at a great price. But if you want pleasing landscaping, a window view and a magnet pool area then you should look elsewhere. Their pool looks serviceable enough for cooling off but not something you'd want to sit around for half-a-day.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

My friend and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the throw back rooms, complete with a ceiling fan, glass glasses, coffee mugs, serving tray (no plastic), 'grandmas' flowered sheets, etc. Would recommend this motel to anyone traveling through Albuquerque area. Within blocks of Olde Towne, take the train to Santa Fe.

Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

There is nothing, nothing special about this old motel. It is just barely clean and the people who manage this place are the rudest, nastiest people we have ever had the unfortunate dealings with.
For about the same prices there are many better places in Albuquerque.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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nachman105, owner at Monterey Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2009

As judged by all other reviewers, we run a well-maintained, well-managed and super clean motel.
Combined with our hospitality, we offer unsurpassed historic old town location at a competitive price.
Thank You! The Monterey Non-Smokers Motel Owners

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Reviewed 1 September 2009

The Monterey Motel is a real hidden gem. Found it through TripAdvisor and was very happy with it. Small complex, very friendly owners, rooms nice and spottles clean (have seen much worse conditions in 5-star hotels in the US). I really enjoyed my stay there and will surely come back if my plans will ever again lead me to Albuquerque.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 August 2009

This is a nice motel that is very close to Old Town. If "Route 66" and well-maintained motel from that period hold a great deal of charm for you, this is the place. The room was clean and well-decorated, but the air conditioning unit was so loud, we needed to turn it off to sleep. We were in room 6, and some sort of machine in the next room turned on periodically, waking us up. For myself, I would would be happier in any old Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

We were driving across country on a mission, in a great hurry. After night after night of depressing Motel 6's and shabby family run motels, this one was a treat. Very comfy bed, nice touches in the rooms, laundry on site, pool, and a fantastically friendly and personal welcome and farewell from the cheerful owner. I have no idea how she managed to be so upbeat at both 11pm and 8am!
I wouldn't stay in another motel in Alburquerque now unless this was sold out.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

We only stayed one night, but it was a very nice, clean room. It was bigger than it looked in the photo on their website. Whenever we visit Alubquerque, we will stay here again. No complaints, everything was great. Old Town is very nearby & downtown is just a short drive. The host was very informative about what to see and where to eat.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Monterey Motel

Address: 2402 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1612
Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#13 Best Value Hotel in Albuquerque
#23 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range: £55 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Est.1936, the Monterey Motel is a renovated historic Route 66 motel uniquely situated in Albuquerque's Old Town, and within walking distance of ABQ's main attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monterey Non-Smokers Hotel Albuquerque
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