The Albuquerque Area
Close to Balloon Fiesta Park, we are the place to stay for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Whatever the time of year, though, guests enjoy friendly service and helpful amenities, as well as a convenient location near all the dining of Restaurant Row. We offer a free shuttle service to Sandia Casino, or you could head out to the Albuquerque BioPark, the Atomic Museum, or golfing. We offer a free Bright Side Breakfast® every morning, as well as free local calls and Wi-Fi, a coin-operated guest laundry and an outdoor swimming pool. Our spacious rooms are equipped with all you need for a comfortable stay and, as a La Quinta, we’re pet friendly!
The largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque also has a surprisingly long history, beginning with the Spanish in the mid 17th century and continuing through Historic Route 66 and the testing of the atom bomb to the present day. This unique history and multicultural heritage, combined with its location in the northern edges of the Chihuahuan Desert, and on the banks of the Rio Grande, makes the city an unmissable destination. The city boasts over 3,000 shops and galleries, golf courses and outdoor activities, and is considered the hot air balloon capital of the world. It also offers a world-class zoo, museums, and casinos. Entertainment ranges from a vibrant nightlife to theater and dance performances, and dining centers around unforgettable Southwestern cuisine.
Hotel Services and Amenities
Start your day with a free Bright Side Breakfast, and choose among waffles, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, pastries and more. If you’re here to visit Sandia Casino, get there using our free shuttle service. Business and leisure travelers alike will appreciate our free parking, guest laundry, free local calls and free Wi-Fi, and feel free to cool off or just relax in our outdoor swimming pool. Our spacious rooms are well equipped, with hairdryers, coffee makers, ironing boards and dataport phones. Flat-panel TVs in each room connect you to a world of entertainment, from movies to cable, including a Plug-and-Play feature which makes connecting electronics a snap.
Local Area Attractions
The Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium, Tingley Beach and Rio Grande Botanic Garden are connected by a train to form the Albuquerque BioPark, a perfect place to explore the wonders of the world. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is a fascinating place to explore the history of nuclear science and weapons, which were first tested in the deserts of New Mexico, a must for any WWII, Cold War or science buff. The Journal Center hosts meetings and events. Balloon Fiesta Park is the site of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and serves as a launch pad year round. Golf courses, casinos, and even a ski area are all nearby.