We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Hotel Blue

PricelineUSD 78*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 100*
USD 78*
Great Deal
USD 84*
USD 90*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
The Hotel Blue
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 344: English reviews
Start your review of The Hotel Blue
 Click to rate
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was part of what enamored us f Albuquerque. Ask for a top floor as the views of the Sandias and city are great. 20 min walk to the river where you can walk or jog, nearby downtown nightlife, great park across the street where there was a growers market on Saturday morning. The hotel seems to be in...

Thank Michelle D
Freeport, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to find a good room in Albuquerque during The Gathering, (An Annual American Indian Pow-Wow). My friend found the Hotel Blue. It was a good price. We made reservations a month out. The hotel is an old building from the 50s - 60s. The owners have tried to make some updates, but it needs a little work. The...

Thank ArtSmith85004
Dallas, TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel did not have any parking available and I had to park on street and car was broken into. The guy working 3rd shift around 1am is awful and needs to replaced. I prepaid my hotel with Hotwire and when I arrived he said they had no rooms and to go somewhere else. I called Hotwire and they told me...

Thank brownard
Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year marks my 6th year to ABQ from Missouri. I usually take the Amtrak and this year was no exception. I've spent every year staying at the Hotel Blue. It is a no frills Hotel with great staff, nice, clean beds. The location is so great, in the heart of ABQ. The hotel will make available a driver to...

Thank U366SOkathyk
Northfield, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a modest economic hotel conveniently located to downtown. The room included a refrigerator and microwave. Free breakfast. Free shuttle for airport or to downtown. The staff was amazing -- very friendly and helpful. Wifi signal was poor but otherwise it was a great alternative to the high priced downtown hotels.

Thank mntraveller2
Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This hotel is very cool and very affordable. I loved it. It was difficult to give it an overall rating because it's not a 5 star hotel, I've stayed at numerous 5 star resorts, and this wasn't a 5 star get-away for us. We just wanted to have some fun! They have completely remodeled this hotel, but they kept the...

Thank Angie L
Redmond, Washington
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Definitely budget accommodations. The double queen rooms are really small with very little space outside of the beds. There are giant armoires that take up a majority of the wall, but they are screwed closed so cant be used for much other than the two dinky drawers. A gas fireplace is on the armoire and the TV is hanging above...

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Dated hotel ...however very pleasant stay....clean and tidy...staff pleasant...value for money ....free breakfast that was ok nothing spectacular however very adequate only free breakfast offered in the last 4 hotels we've stayed in on this trip. Would recommend for short stay. Well worth the money

Thank Kay W
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival this hotel looks like it has been closed for about a year. Our spirits were lifted when we walked into a nice lobby staffed with an extremely friendly staff. It lasted until we got off the elevator and walked to our room. Everything is rundown and shabby. Downtown Albuquerque is going thru a revitalization, I guess the Hotel...

Thank JohnronNyc
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 27 November 2016

As travelers, my husband and I like to stay in interesting older hotels. This one really fit the bill. The location is great - not far from old town and on the edge of downtown theaters and other venues. The hotel itself used to be called the Downtowner and was probably built in the 50's or 60's. It was one...

Thank harjan2016

119 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (106)
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Bathroom (11)
Room/Suite (32)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Dining (5)
View from Room (4)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (13)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Dining (1)
Room/Suite (5)
Other (3)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Albuquerque hotels
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
#31 of 144 in Albuquerque
1,164 reviews
Econo Lodge Old Town
#11 of 144 in Albuquerque
726 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Albuquerque Original Townsite
Hotel Andaluz
Hotel Andaluz
#8 of 144 in Albuquerque
1,344 reviews
Mauger Estate B&B
#4 of 13 in Albuquerque
305 reviews
Route 66 Hostel
#9 of 12 in Albuquerque
84 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Hotel Blue

Address: 717 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3007
Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque > Albuquerque Original Townsite
Price Range: $104 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Hotel Blue 2.5*
Number of rooms: 139
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cancelon, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA and HotelsClick so you can book your The Hotel Blue reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blue Hotel Albuquerque
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Hotel Blue staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Hotel Blue staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“East side probably more quiet.”
ArtSmith85004, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Check out the rooms before you take the room. We needed a large desk for work. Not every room has one.”
U366SOkathyk, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go high if you can - floors 5 or 6”
harjan2016, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Want a good nights sleep............stay here.”
taosgranny, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I recommend a room on the top floor (or highest floor you can get) away from the elevators. Request a room with a view.”
Lingie, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
USD 78* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUSD 84
Expedia.comUSD 90
CancelonUSD 100
View all 10 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates