Had a quick stop through Albuquerque and was unable to book at my usual hotel (The Sandia Resort and Casino) and so was looking for something else available and of course hit up TripAdvisor. The Hotel Andaluz came up looking quite nice with a convenient location downtown making it a 5 minute drive to the Nob Hill area up near the University.
Check in went well and one thing that certainly stood out at this hotel (which at night is actually quite a hot spot for it's bar/dance scene) was the service of the front desk. Once settling into the room it was clear that style was put ahead of cleanliness and that the odor both in the hallways and guest room were quite rough. I wish with all the talk of furniture remodeling and styling, they would budget for new carpet or at least a regular deep cleaning. We were low on towels from upon check-in and the front desk sent some up very quickly.
I can't imagine staying here again just for the quality versus price consideration. However I will keep my eye on the property as there is much potential. My final commentary, Hotel Andaluz is a place to party downtown and if you happen to meet someone and want to stay the night, the place is perfect. You'll be too drunk or distracted to notice the cleanliness and you'll love the dark design and ambiance of the hotel which hit's the spot for some 2am romance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Andaluz shines as downtown Albuquerque's only AAA 4-Diamond hotel and one of Conde Nast Traveler's 2016 Top Hotels in the World. A classic hotel that has been thoroughly updated for the 21st century with chic, modern style, Andaluz is also one of few historic hotels to hold a LEED Gold Certification for environmental sustainability. The hotel offers two award winning bars and restaurants: MAS Tapas y Vino, featuring an extensive curated wine list and a contemporary take on small plates, and Ibiza, a wonderful rooftop patio bar offering a fun, relaxing atmosphere and tempting cocktails. Conveniently located in downtown, Andaluz puts you in the center of all Albuquerque has to offer. Hotel Andaluz. Never Stay Ordinary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andaluz Hotel Albuquerque