Just off Interstate 25 and about a 10-minute drive from Albuquerque's city centre, La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Northwest is popular with road travellers who require a pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
This hotel has 97 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering two double beds or one king bed, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. The hotel offers wheelchair-accessible rooms, as well as rooms with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a sitting area with a sofabed, a separate bedroom and a full kitchen.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness room, a business centre, 24-hour coffee in the lobby, one meeting room (capacity 20 people), guest laundry, an elevator, free parking and a free continental breakfast. Up to two pets stay free per room.
Cracker Barrel Restaurant and Denny's are both within a 5-minute walk southeast of the hotel, while Far North Shopping Center can be found roughly 6 minutes south by car. Balloon Fiesta Park is an 8-minute drive northward, and Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) is a 12-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 26, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, breakfast and rooms.
Many guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as informative, friendly, efficient and accommodating.
The hotel's breakfast was the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who described it as excellent, plentiful and very good, with a clean dining room and great staff. One guest stated, "This La Quinta was well-tended, [and] had a wonderful breakfast bar that rivalled some of the pricier hotels".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds and nice mountain views. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms.
Although several guests were pleased with their comfortable and spacious rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported dirty carpets, worn decor and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms, as well as highway noise in rooms on the east side of the hotel and a noisy bathroom fan.
guest reviews rated the hotel out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 274 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #50 out of 144 Albuquerque hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 96 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 17 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 26, 2013 to verify some information.