I have stayed at this property before, so I admit I am a repeat traveler, but only because of the value. There are problems with this property, but if you want a safe place to sleep, good part of town, and close to the highway...you can't do much better than here.
Location in the northern part of town is okay if you don't have business downtown. Room has Internet, small kitchen, comfortable bed, and color tv w/ limited channels. Basically if you've stayed at Motel 6, kick it up a notch with better furnishings and a kitchen w/ fridge. The fridge saves you $ on going somewhere for a greasy breakfast which offsets the $10 more you'll spend here compared to Motel 6.
The parking situation is bad if you arrive late. The whole reason I stay in properties like this is to park at the room so I can unload gear from the car...and keep my eye on the car. If you get here late, you will suffer from a close spot, and the spots are very tight (good for small cars). This trip was twice in a row the staff didn't know I was arriving. This might have something to do with booking the same night on the net, but it's also proof the staff sits on their rears and doesn't update the arrival roster. Bad employees is something Albuquerque is famous for, so I don't really blame Crossland. On a previous occassion they lost my reservation (but i had proof), and they were forced to give me a room next to the office that appeared to be a room utilized by security guards to take naps and milk the clock. While getting out of the shower, the guard tried to enter my room with a key only to be defeated by the security bar. I questioned him and he didn't even want to give his name before scurrying off like a rat. Next morning I reported this and the manager stated the security guards weren't allowed room keys....was he trying to rip me off, or take a nap in a room he thought was vacant??? Take note, if you like privacy such as fully closing drapes, avoid this motel The drapes are hung so passerbys can peek in and see you in the mirror hanging on the wall across from the bed. A simple solution as most road warriors know is to carry a few tacks to close the ends up. Also. if you turn the heater on the drapes will blow up, so bring a few tacks. It all ends good, because after they made me grovel, I got a comped night for the security guard entering the room.
Stay here if you're solo, traveling on a budget, or need a cheap place to stay while on business. Internet is quick (but there is a fee).
-Right up the street (San Antonio Blvd and San Pedro) is a place called Blakes Lotaburger. This place serves the best burger and fries I have ever eaten.
-Kinkos copies is south on the freeway one exit to San Mateo Blvd. Travel south on San Mateo one block to Academy and Kinkos is on San Mateo and Academy.
-Grocery is located at San Mateo and Academy.
-Dry cleaner -One block south on San Mateo to Osuna, left on Osuna and first light look left and there is a dry cleaner.
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