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#1 jannie

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

Hopefully coming from East going West Train will arrive close to on time in Albuquerque, NM as have rental car reservation --- if not will need a hotel either nearby or within low cost taxi ride.  Rental Car office is about a mile from the train station.  Any low cost (safe area) hotels that fit that? Thanks.  



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:36 PM

Until somebody chimes in with something better, here's a link to the closest hotel to the train station:   https://www.tripadvi...New_Mexico.html  The map feature there will let you see what's closest to the car rental office - wherever that might be.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:16 PM

I stayed with my wife at the Route 66 Hostel (1012 Central Avenue) https://www.tripadvi...New_Mexico.html
They have dorm rooms and several private rooms with bathroom. Our room was pepto pink at the top of the stairs.
There is good cheap bus service along Central Avenue (old US 66).

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

Several years ago we stayed at the recently restored Hotel Andaluz a few walkable blocks from the station. It was wonderful - and the original Hilton hotel that Conrad Hilton started many years ago.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

If you want close, you can't beat the Andaluz. If you want cheap, the airport Motel 6 is a less than 5 minute drive. There is also a Day's Inn 6 blocks east on Central, and a Knights in 2 blocks further that are both walking distance and cheap.

Edit: P.S. In regards to the hotels being in a safe area, I, as a physically fit young man, have never felt unsafe downtown, but during our current mayoral campaign they've gone on and on about how unsafe it is, so it occurred to me you might feel unsafe even in the blocks around the station, in which case you should know that any branch of a hotel with airport or university in its name is within 5 minutes by cab.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:07 PM

In years past, Albuquerque has been considered specifically unsafe for women walking alone at night. YMMV, but I'd recommend caution.

 

The Parq Central hotel is fairly near Amtrak, and a unique experience--it's a former mental hospital, now a very comfortable boutique hotel. And the Standard Diner (nearby, roughly midway between Parq Central and Andaluz) has good food and drink, and offers a comfortable welcome to all sorts--women alone, elders, and children included.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:56 PM

If the rates are not too high, we stay at the Hotel Andaluz. A very nice place with fantastic lobby and very E conscious. A decent walk in daylight, but at night you might want to grab a quick taxi.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:41 PM

I stayed at the Parq Central in 2012. I recall that it was also the Santa Fe Railroad hospital for employees. It is an upscale place.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:26 PM

The rooftop lounge at the Parq Central is one of the best views in the city.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:11 PM

The Andaluz is within walking distance. The Parq Central provides a free shuttle. Just call them.

 

Stayed at both places within the last couple of years while visiting ABQ by train.



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 04:54 PM

Hopefully coming from East going West Train will arrive close to on time in Albuquerque, NM as have rental car reservation --- if not will need a hotel either nearby or within low cost taxi ride.  Rental Car office is about a mile from the train station.  Any low cost (safe area) hotels that fit that? Thanks.  

 

You didn't say which car rental office you are using, If you rent at the airport, it's only a 10 minute drive from the Amtrak station, and the rental agencies seem to be open from 5 AM to 1 AM.  I doubt the SWC will be so late that it's going to arrive after midnight, although with Amtrak, anything is possible.  (I think the scheduled arrival is something like 4:30 PM.)  That would eliminate the need to find a hotel immediately near the train station, though I could understand that if you come in after dark, you might not be real keen on driving around metro Albuquerque in the dark. 


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

The Parq Central and Andaluz hotels look like some real old fashioned gems.
 
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:16 PM

The Parq Central and Andaluz hotels look like some real old fashioned gems.
 
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The Parq Central used to be an old, abandoned hospital.

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B took me there to explore as one of our first dates. I was surprised to see it being turned into a hotel when I went to visit a year later.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

 

Hopefully coming from East going West Train will arrive close to on time in Albuquerque, NM as have rental car reservation --- if not will need a hotel either nearby or within low cost taxi ride.  Rental Car office is about a mile from the train station.  Any low cost (safe area) hotels that fit that? Thanks.  

 

You didn't say which car rental office you are using, If you rent at the airport, it's only a 10 minute drive from the Amtrak station, and the rental agencies seem to be open from 5 AM to 1 AM.  I doubt the SWC will be so late that it's going to arrive after midnight, although with Amtrak, anything is possible.  (I think the scheduled arrival is something like 4:30 PM.)  That would eliminate the need to find a hotel immediately near the train station, though I could understand that if you come in after dark, you might not be real keen on driving around metro Albuquerque in the dark. 

 

But airport location rates/fees are significantly higher than other locations if Hertz is any representation. I use the Hertz location off the Montano RailRunner station and they pick me up and drop me off. Generally, one does not need a car in ABQ as bus service is very good and RailRunner provides transportation to Santa Fe so we just rent the car for out-of-town travel.



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:31 PM

Plan ahead. From the listed provided here contact the hotels for rates; keep their numbers so you can call them if you need a last minute room.




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