by Eileen Ogintz
For families who like a boutique hotel ambience, the 107-room Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque’s only full-service boutique hotel downtown, should please. You’ll appreciate the hotel’s eco-friendly initiatives, too. While under renovation–the hotel first opened in 1939–many furnishings and equipment were recycled, for example. The dÃ©cor incorporates Moroccan and Spanish colonial influences and was named after Andalucia, the Spanish region for which the architecture and interior style come from.
The Andaluz is less than 2 miles from Old Town and in the heart of downtown, where you’ll find the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Hispanic Cultural Center, among other attractions. There are suites and a full-service restaurant, Mas, headed by a chef who is considered one of the top chefs in the Southwest. The hotel is also pet-friendly. Rooms feature environmentally sustainable furniture, allergen-free carpeting, custom luxury bedding and either a king bed or two queens.
Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out at 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- The historic ambience
- The rooftop patio overlooking downtown
- The local art
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I absolutely loved this hotel. The lobby is so beautiful and we loved having tapas and drinks in the little casbah areas. The service was fabulous. I felt like I was staying at a 5 star hotel. I had a deluxe king room and the layout was wonderful. Two sinks, separate toilet/shower. The little sitting area was perfect to have my friends in my room to hang out before dinner.
Great experience at the Andaluz in Albuquerque. Unique property with great feel and decor. Rooms are very well appointed with large screen TVs. Great service, and overall a very nice experience. Highly recommended.