Situated at the northern tip of the Chihuahuan Desert is the New Mexican city of Albuquerque. Bearing similar semi-arid properties to its desert neighbour, the city sees an average of more than 3,400 hours of sunshine each year. This, coupled with low cloud density, makes for perfectly sunny days almost all year round. Albuquerque was founded in 1707 as a Spanish colonial outpost, and today, one can still witness the strong Spanish culture that defines the city. The National Hispanic Cultural Center, for instance, showcases many Hispanic traditions, such as Dia de los Muertos and flamenco performances. After a long day exploring the ins and outs of Albuquerque under the sun, an evening cooling off in a swimming pool could be just what you need to soothe your weary bones. With that in mind, check out our list of hotels in the area with their very own indoor swimming pools.
The Isleta Resort & Casino is a relatively luxurious hotel that stands out from the other buildings in its vicinity with its sleek, modern design all around. It is located 15 minutes away from downtown Albuquerque by car, and although it is not exactly near many attractions, the hotel already boasts a world of its own within its walls. You will be treated to a whole host of amenities like a bowling alley, a game room, a nightclub, and even a casino. There are also indoor and outdoor pools to match its swanky appearance. The hotel also offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, safe deposit boxes, and an airport shuttle service.
Rodeway Inn & Suites is a charming accommodation located just 10 minutes away from Cliff’s Amusement Park by car. It is also near Interstate 25, which leads to Albuquerque International Airport. Besides its convenience, there is also an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi tub on the premises. The rooms are tidy and come with free WiFi, satellite TV, and a bathtub for a more private “swim”.
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Albuquerque Midtown
Address: 1635 Candelaria Boulevard Northeast
Price: from 49 USD
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Fire extinguishers ATM/cash machine on site Vending machine (snacks) Hot tub/jacuzzi Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Indoor pool Swimming pool
On paper, this is a 2-star inn, but it has what many 3-star establishments do not — a sauna and an indoor pool surrounded by a cute faux beach wall décor. It is also directly accessible by some rooms. As guests, you will enjoy amenities like free WiFi, TV with HBO channels, and outside your room, a spa and wellness room, and a Jacuzzi tub. The inn is 12.6km (7.8 mi) away from Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, a popular attraction in Albuquerque that offers passengers an amazing view of the Rio Grande Valley.
Renowned in Albuquerque for its value for money, the Fairfield Inn definitely has the amenities to match its lofty accolade. It boasts an indoor pool surrounded by glass doors and a roof that bleeds sunlight in so guests can still enjoy a tan during the day. There are also three restaurants operating on the premises, each offering a different cuisine — Southern, Mexican, and American. Free WiFi is available, as are other amenities like an on-site ATM and mini-market. Attractions like the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science are just a few minutes’ drive away.
This 4-star hotel is located in the newly developed Uptown area, just a stone’s throw away from the busy Uptown Business District. Elegantly designed, it also has a fresh, brand new interior to match — cleanliness is tip top, cushioned items are well padded and comfortable, and polished surfaces are kept gleaming. Condition aside, you will find a wide range of amenities on the premises, namely, a 37-inch, flat-screen TV in each room, free WiFi, an on-site grill restaurant, as well as a fitness centre, an indoor swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi tub. It is also near attractions and landmarks like the Albuquerque Amtrak Station and University Stadium.
The Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
Address: 2600 Louisiana Boulevard Northeast
Price: from 106 USD
Swimming pool Meeting/banquet facilities Fitness centre Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Pets allowed Physical distancing rules followed Physical distancing in dining areas
Best Western Plus is an all-suite hotel, providing you with spacious, separate living and sleeping areas, as well as household appliances like a microwave, a refrigerator, as well as free WiFi and cable TV. The hotel is also equipped with an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a Jacuzzi tub. Location wise, Best Western Plus is near a variety of places and establishments, be it a supermarket, a Starbucks store, or other attractions like the Kimo Theatre.
Best Western Plus Executive Suites Albuquerque
Address: 4630 Pan American Freeway North East
Price: from 84 USD
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Indoor pool Process in place to check health of guests Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Cashless payment available Laundry
As per its namesake, the Embassy Suites is an all-suite hotel with a full spa service, the latter being a rarity amongst other accommodation options in the area. Your stay will include free breakfast, you will be rather impressed with its cook-to-order, continental spread. The suites are neat and tidy and come with cable TV, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The only downside to this hotel is that WiFi comes at a fee. However, with a range of amenities to enjoy, such as a fitness centre, an indoor pool, and a Jacuzzi tub, you might not even find yourself on the Internet as much! As Embassy Suites is situated near the heart of downtown Albuquerque, many attractions are accessible within minutes, namely Albuquerque Amtrak Station, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and ABQ BioPark Zoo.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
Address: 1000 Woodward Place Northeast
Price: from 125 USD
Fitness centre Access to health care professionals Contactless check-in/check-out Shallow end Express check-in/check-out Non-smoking rooms Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
Hilton Garden Inn is located right beside Albuquerque International Airport, making it a great choice for anyone who is just here for a stopover, or who simply wants to minimise the risk of him missing his flight. The hotel oozes cosiness and warmth and comes with free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, a fitness centre, as well as an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi tub. Free shuttle service to and from the airport is also provided. Despite its location, the hotel is still near attractions like University Stadium and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport
Address: 2601 Yale Boulevard Southeast
Price: from 97 USD
Business centre Internet services Safety deposit box Laundry Face masks for guests available Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Physical distancing in dining areas
Just 4.8km (2.98 mi) away from Albuquerque International Airport is the Howard Johnson Hotel, whose main highlight is its well-equipped recreational centre that has a gym, a basketball court, an indoor swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi hot tub. The premises and rooms are clean and organised; the latter comes with amenities like free WiFi, air-conditioning, a safe box, and daily room service. The hotel is located near a wide range of attractions, such as the ABQ BioPark Zoo, as well as an Amtrak station, restaurants, and even a market.
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Albuquerque Midtown
Address: 900 Medical Arts Northeast
Price: from 50 USD
CCTV outside property WiFi available in all areas Express check-in/check-out First aid kit available WiFi Luggage storage Fire extinguishers Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Situated just off Interstate 25 is the Comfort Inn & Suites, a charming, clay-coloured hotel. Yet another establishment that has been recognised for its value for money, Comfort Inn comes with additional perks apart from the standard free WiFi and TV — there is an on-site laundry service, a business centre, as well as an indoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi tub. The hotel is also located near one of Albuquerque’s must-visit attractions, the Balloon Fiesta Park, which hosts the world-renowned International Balloon Fiesta every October, as well as a whole slew of events throughout the year.
Come alive in Albuquerque
Albuquerque is a city full of life; there are events year round, ensuring that there is always something exciting around the corner. Yet, on off days, it is always helpful to have accommodation options that allow you to relax even in the comfort of your room and the surrounding premises, and there is probably no better way to unwind than a solid soak in an indoor pool. Book one of these options during your next visit and enjoy a quality of life that is truly hard to beat.
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