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Albuquerque’s best places to stay are scattered around the city — from cozy and quiet to large and bustling, you’ll have your pick when looking for a place to stay in Albuquerque. Forbes Travel Guide’s editors have done the footwork for you and narrowed it down to the best five:
1. Los Poblanos. The historic inn in the North Valley, on 25 rural acres, has 20 rooms. The quiet space sits right along the river near, fronting an organic lavender farm. The inn has carved ceiling beams, hardwood floors, and antique southwest furnishings, and the seasonally driven fare is as fresh as it can be — it all grows on property.
2. Hotel Andaluz. If you prefer to be in the middle of the action, head down to this historic downtown hotel. It just underwent a $30-million renovation and now the sleekly remodeled historic property (which originally opened in 1939) has a rooftop lounge, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and top-notch amenities.
3. Parq Central. Just up the road is the equally historic Parq Central, occupying an old hospital building (the flip side of the ‘do not disturb’ sign reads, ‘Nurse.’). Here, the 74-room hotel includes pet-friendly rooms, rooftop yoga and jetted hot tubs. The rooftop bar is also a popular nightly hangout.
4. The Hotel Albuquerque. A bit west, the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is walking distance from the most historic part of the city, a warren of old adobe homes, as well as good museums. It has great modern-Southwest style, along with two on-site restaurants and bars, an Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool and more than 62,000 square feet of event space.
5. Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. If you’re looking for a larger hotel, in the middle of downtown Albuquerque, check out the Hyatt Regency. Rooms come equipped with work areas, wet bars and views of the mountains. The hotel also has a heated pool, on-site car rentals and dry cleaning services.