Located just off Interstate 40 and a 5-minute drive from Albuquerque's city centre, the Albuquerque Marriott is suitable for business or leisure travellers who require a centrally located hotel with meeting/banquet space, indoor and outdoor pools and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms is equipped with cable TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a desk. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request and in-room Wi-Fi is an additional $13.95 per day. Pets are not permitted.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a sauna, a fitness centre, 16,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, a business centre, a gift shop, vending machines, guest laundry and free parking. A free area shuttle is also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
The hotel's on-site restaurant, Cielo Sandia, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Winrock Shopping Center is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, while the University of New Mexico can be found roughly 9 minutes away by car. Coronado Center is a 4-minute drive away and Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is about an 11-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $13.95 daily, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
Numerous lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as accommodating, friendly and efficient. One guest remarked, "Not only were they willing to assist me with general hotel requests, they were quite timely and the manager personally contacted me to assure me that my special requests were being addressed".
The hotel's accommodations were praised by many reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and updated, with comfortable beds and linens and nice city views. A few guests did find their rooms to be on the small side, however.
Several guests enjoyed the hotel's location. they described it as easy to find, and close to highway access, shopping malls, restaurants, Target, downtown, the airport and the University of New Mexico.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the hotel's value.
Some reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported traffic noise in rooms facing the highway, as well as noise in rooms located near the elevators and ice machines, and noise from guests in the hallways.
A few travellers were disappointed with the hotel's value. They felt Wi-Fi and a free breakfast should have been included in the room rates.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #66 of 144 Albuquerque hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 200 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 159 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 5 reviewsThe author called the hotel on September 25, 2013 to verify some information.