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Hotel Andaluz
Ranked #7 of 144 Hotels in Albuquerque
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“I Love this Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Hotel Andaluz is my favorite spot in Albuquerque. I live in Santa Fe and don't often have a reason to spend the night in Albuquerque, but, on occasion, I do. This is a beautiful hotel with lovely rooms. Drinks in Ibiza or one of the lobby casbahs is a treat. Stop at the hotel restaurant for breakfast or dinner - the food is great. I hear the classic rooms are on the small side, so opt for the premier king instead. I found the bed a little too soft and 2 down comforters too warm - I awoke hot in the middle of the night, but adjusted the thermostat and slept well. Call the desk for a pot of coffee in the morning.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Wow. The multi-million dollar remodel of what had been one of Hilton's first hotels at first had everyone scared. What would it look like? Would it remain faithful to its historic past? Would it been a workable venue for business travel? The answers are: BEAUTIFUL; FAITHFUL; FANTASTIC!!! While it is a gorgeous venue, it is incredibly workable for the business traveler. Meeting facilities are spacious (with PLENTY of power everywhere for ALL your devices). And tehre are plenty of spaces to sit down and conduct business for the ever-productive "meeting-after-the-metting" where we all know the real business gets done. If you're at the Andaluz for more romantic purposes, these "meeting spaces" make delightfully intimate "conversation cubbies" for after dinner conversation. Speaking of dinner, Andaluz has plenty of dining options, too.

We were there to meet friends (who were there conducting business). It is a great hotel. They have retained the historic artwork and the art deco feel while tastefully incorporating some modern touches. The decor is beautiful.

The service is superb. You'lll want for nothing during your stay. Service is attentive without being pushy. Their motto seems to be "make it happen" for the client. Even though I live here in Albuquerque, if I were thinking about getting away for a "staycation" I would consider the Andaluz.

Oh, a quick note, my photos look very dark -- and they are. On a Saturday evening the Andaluz dials down the lighting to make things more cozy and intimate. During the day, and in the morning, the lighting is bright and vibrant and completely suitable to getting your work done. It's not dark like a nightclub all the time!

Room Tip: Be sure to speak with staff when you make reservations if you need an accessible room or other disab...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

The Hotel Andaluz is truly amazing. The huge lobby is a serene and peaceful oasis of warm and cozy New Mexican decor with 6 stunning private alcoves in which to read or have food or a conversation. The library is beautiful and quiet. The staff are A+++. David and Carlos (who is a computer whiz) are superb and were extremely kind and thoughtful as we planned our adventures each day and asked for help. We have been floored at how kind, helpful, and generous every one of them has been. One night it was a little noisy and within 5 min. all was quiet again for the rest of the night. And then the next night the Front Desk Staff sent us up a beautiful tray of cake and cheeses and drinks which was such a lovely surprise. Every single one of the staff here have gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy and comfortable.

My 9 year old LOVES it here but it is the kind of hotel where you can have a romantic get away or be relaxed and comfortable and feel totally taken care of on a business trip or enjoy being here with children and family. Lucia, the restaurant, is OUTSTANDING. I am generally suspicious of hotel restaurants but frankly I didn't want to eat anywhere else after our first night having dinner at Lucia. The food is unbelievably delicious and creative - the breakfasts are just to die for. I could eat the lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry compote all day long. We have extended our stay two more nights because we love it here so much...and I have not even gotten to describing our visits to Tent Rocks (a must!) or Acoma Pueblo or all the other amazing activities that this beautiful place offers. Did I mention Turquoise and silver and trail riding? I just don't want to go home. Stay at the Hotel Andaluz - you will be so glad you did. A relaxing and peaceful gem of a place.

Room Tip: Room 202 is a large suite which is lovely. Room 703 was also beautiful - smaller one room with two...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

We were here for the balloon fiesta also. The noise at night was pretty constant until 2am. Thank goodness the bed was comfortable, when you woke up in the middle of the night you could sink back into the pillow and go back to sleep. Just to be woken up again! The staff was very friendly, and the lobby is wonderful. Parking is a little strange. It would be nice to have the parking lot and the hotel a bit more connected.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Andaluz the Thursday prior to the start of the Balloon Fiesta because of the great recommendations of other Tripadvisor reviewers. Having traveled extensively in Europe and experienced boutique hotels, The Anadaluz renovations put it right up there with the best of them in appearance. We had a very large, 9th floor king room with a wonderful view of the Sandia Mountains and morning balloon ascensions. The bedding was top-notch and super comfy. The lobby with it's private alcoves of varied decor was spectacular. The edgy bar and open roof deck were quite cool. Being in the downtown area (business), it seemed quite quiet the night we were there, with few people in the street on the next day (Friday). We did not eat at the hotel restaurant, but went up to the Nob Hill area for a less expensive dinner.
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We found the service average with the exception of the friendly doormen and the very helpful bartenders. Sign-in was fine, but a request for a coffee maker in the room, which they offered, never arrived. It is a green hotel, but more than two bath towels would have been nice. Without a continental breakfast as part of the room rate, a coffee maker would be a plus. Free parking might be a good perk in lieu of the lack of other complimentary features.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor with a view of the mountains. Quieter and roomy.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

we experienced way too many problems for a hotel of this caliber. The missed wake-up call was a real problem since we needed to be up early for the hot air balloon ascent and ended up stuck in traffic instead. Also billed us for items that weren't ours (very courteously removed them though), told us parking was complimentary when we checked in, then charged us for it at $16/day (we had to pay this). And, they lost our reservation (although they said the problem was with hotwire).

On the bright side, the staff is very helpful and supportive when problems arrise. The room service food is reasonably priced, although you should stick to what the chef knows, local cuisine. I've never had such an odd interpretation of tabouli or baba ganoush

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

I would agree with the other reviewers of this hotel. The hotel is lovely and stylish. The restaurant is good and priced well. The only issue is the noise. I should have known it would be an issue when I spotted the ear plugs provided by the hotel. We were on the seventh floor, directly above the night club. The music and partying went on until 2am. Getting up 4am for Balloon Fiesta was a challange. I didn't mention it to the staff. What are they going to do?
There was absolutely no noise from the hall or other rooms. The nightclub is the issue. It seems they need to decide, hotel or night club. They don't go together well.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Andaluz
Address: 125 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3304 (Formerly Posada)
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque > Albuquerque Original Townsite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Albuquerque
#1 Luxury Hotel in Albuquerque
#3 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
#4 Romantic Hotel in Albuquerque
#21 Family Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Andaluz 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Andaluz shines as downtown Albuquerque's only AAA 4-Diamond hotel and one of Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Top Hotels in the World. A classic hotel that has been thoroughly updated for the 21st century with chic, modern style, Andaluz is also one of few historic hotels to hold a LEED Gold Certification for environmental sustainability. The hotel offers two award winning bars and restaurants: MAS Tapas y Vino, featuring an extensive curated wine list and a contemporary take on small plates, and Ibiza, a wonderful rooftop patio bar offering a fun, relaxing atmosphere and tempting cocktails. Conveniently located in downtown, Andaluz puts you in the center of all Albuquerque has to offer. Hotel Andaluz. Never Stay Ordinary. ... more   less 
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