Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 89
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chimera Lots of smells...
I stayed here for about 3 weeks while looking for a place to live after moving to Albuquerque on short notice. The prices were ok, but I would expect a little better for an older extended stay hotel with no pool.
There are lots of smells in the hotel. I am willing to bet that most of them come from the fact that it is a pet friendly hotel, and a smoking hotel. Upon check in, they will try to put you in a smoking room even if you booked a non-smoking room. The 3rd floor smells like an ashtray even in the hallways, and they keep the doors to the stairwells blocked open so the smells trickle to the lower floors. Most of the time the elevator smelled like smoke too since people take it to the 3rd floor and it stays there collecting the smoke smell until someone else uses it.
My room smelled like wet dog upon check in, and they had no other rooms available. After complaining, they sprayed air freshener, which just made the room smell like lemon-scented wet dog. It took about a week for the smell to dissipate to non-obnoxious levels.
The room itself was clean. There was no bugs ever seen, and the room seemed to be well kept. I was able to extend my stay an extra week, which was better than moving hotels too.
Overall, the hotel was ok. I would not return simply because of the smells, but I would recommend to others if you don't mind lots of strange smells. There were some nice amenities like free washers and dryers. TV channel selection was poor though with only 36 channels, mostly news and sports channels, not much with shows to watch.
I would seriously recommend to the property owners to rethink their smoking policy in the modern day and age where its looked upon as disgusting (especially indoors#. Additionally, it would be nice if certain rooms were designated as pet rooms #like the smoking rooms) so non pet owners don't have to deal with the after smells as were in my room.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nana Sage overnight stay in Albuqerque
Our suite was lovely, well appointed, comfortable, and most of all very clean!
The staff was friendly, informative, and very hospitable.
August 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by recon011 Nice room but terrible smell
Smelled like a smoking room. Staff was unable or unwilling to accomodate a different room. A/C unit made excessive noise against the window when it came on, but I did not make the issue aware to the staff. Would have been a great visit if not for the smell.
August 3, 2014