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Homewood Suites by Hilton Albuquerque Airport 3.0

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Pros

  • Big, modern rooms with kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs
  • Sitting areas or separate living rooms with pull-out sofas
  • Heated pool and Jacuzzi (open seasonally)
  • Small 24-hour fitness center with modern cardio machines
  • Free self-parking and free Wi-Fi
  • Free shuttle within a 5-mile radius
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Barbecue grill
  • Basketball court

Cons

  • No room service
  • Rates often higher than competitors'

Bottom Line

The Homewood Suites, one of several mid-range chain hotels near the airport, has attractive decor throughout and a number of freebies, including a hot breakfast, self-parking, and shuttle service. Rooms have kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, stovetops, and sinks, and many rooms have separate living rooms -- all of which helps explain this property's slightly higher price point. There's also an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, open seasonally. The nearby Holiday Inn Express Suites and Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport both have contemporary decor and (usually) lower rates, but neither have rooms with full kitchenettes, and the Hyatt Place lacks a Jacuzzi.

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An attractive mid-range hotel near the airport with a heated pool and free hot breakfast

This mid-range chain hotel in the airport area offers attractive decor and a complete range of free amenities -- including breakfast shuttle service, and self-parking. Other nearby hotels offer that as well, but at a lower price point -- namely, the equally handsome Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport and Holiday Inn Express Suites. But Homewood Suites stands out for its huge rooms with full kitchenettes, and (in many room categories) separate living rooms.

The attractive lobby has a fireplace, high ceilings, chandeliers, dark woods, and many paintings from local artists. Rooms are also modern and clean, and all have spacious sitting areas (many have separate living rooms) as well as dining areas and kitchenettes.

The free hot breakfast served in the dining room includes eggs and fresh fruit. Outside, there’s a heated pool and Jacuzzi (open seasonally) along with a barbecue grill and tables, and a basketball court. The fitness center is small, with three machines and a set of free weights.

Location

One mile from the Albuquerque Airport, off of I-25

The Homewood Suites is one mile from the airport and next to I-25. A free shuttle transports guests to and from the airport, and anywhere else within a five-mile radius. The immediate area is an “airport hotel row,” so options are limited for walkers, but Old Town, the downtown area, and Uptown are easily within the shuttle’s range.

Sitting along the Rio Grande at an elevation of 5,312 feet, Albuquerque occupies a high-desert environment. The city was founded in 1706 by the Spanish as a colonial outpost in the New World. Today, Albuquerque is home to more than 530,000 people of more than 70 different ethnicities, including Native Americans, Latinos, and Anglos, making it the largest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque retains connections to the past and its culture in the architecture, artwork, and cuisine found throughout the city.

Less known to some, Albuquerque is also a center of high-tech industry and research. The Sandia National Laboratory, General Electric, and Kirtland Air Force Base all call the city home. It's also the ballooning capital of the world. Albuquerque hosts the International Balloon Fiesta each October, an event that is arguably one of the most photographed in the world. Local hot air balloon companies offer rides to visitors year round.

As a four-season city with 300 sunny days a year, Albuquerque has an active community of golfers, hikers, skiers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and fishermen. The Sandia Mountains to the east provide a high-altitude respite from the summer heat and many miles of forested trails, and a winter playground featuring Sandia Peak Ski Area. Any visit to Albuquerque is incomplete without a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest tram in the world, ascending 2.7 miles from the outskirts of the city to the Sandia Mountains at 10,378 feet.

Whatever you do in the outdoors here, be sure to stay well-hydrated -- mild temperatures can be deceiving, and the high elevation can take its toll even on the fittest adventurers.

  • 5-minute drive from Albuquerque International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course
  • 10-minute drive to the Albuquerque Convention Center
  • 10-minute drive to historic Old Town Albuquerque
  • 10-minute drive to Albuquerque Uptown (shopping area)
  • 15-minute drive to BioPark (including the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach)
  • 15-minute drive to National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 25-minute drive to Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 25-minute drive to Petroglyph National Monument
  • 30-minute drive to Sandia Peak Tramway
  • 1.5-hour drive to Santa Fe

Rooms

Huge rooms with kitchenettes and, in many, separate living rooms

The Homewood Suites features big rooms with kitchenettes and chain-like but pleasant decor. Framed prints, a tan-and-black color scheme, wood and carpeted floors, and dark wood furniture strike a modern look. Even the smallest room type (Studio) has a dining table and a work desk, and the desk has extra outlets.

Kitchenettes include stoves, sinks, microwaves, fridges, dishwashers, and utensils, so it's possible for guests to cook a real meal. Sitting areas have pull-out sofas, and in many room categories they're fully separated from the bedroom. Granite counters, shower/tub combos, and Neutrogena toiletries are standard in the bathrooms.

  • Kitchenettes with stoves, sinks, microwaves, fridges, dishwashers, tableware, and coffeemakers
  • Bathrooms with granite countertops, shower/tub combos, and Neutrogena toiletries
  • Sitting areas or separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.
  • Smoking rooms are available

Features

Numerous freebies, a heated pool, and a basketball court

  • Heated pool and Jacuzzi (seasonal)
  • Basketball court
  • Small 24-hour fitness center with modern cardio machines (featuring individual TVs) and free weights
  • Free self-parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free shuttle within a 5-mile radius
  • Barbecue grill
  • Guest laundry and same-day dry cleaning
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Food

Free hot breakfast and an evening reception with light fare

The hotel provides a free hot breakfast that includes eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. A free evening reception is held Monday to Thursday and includes a light dinner. Room service is not available, but the rooms do have well-equipped kitchenettes for cooking in the room. Many restaurants are available in the downtown and Old Town districts.

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Address

1520 Sunport Pl SE, Albuquerque 87106-1738, United States

Phone

1 (505) 944-4663

Room Types

  • 1 King, 2 Queens Non Smoking
  • 1 King Bed Non Smoking
  • 1 King Studio Suite Non Smoking
  • 1 Queen Bed Non Smoking
  • 2 Queen Beds Non Smoking
  • 2 Queen Beds Smoking
  • Studio Suite

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