Hotel Albuquerque at Old Towne
Our room block is available on Saturday, February 9, 2013, through Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the PTBA rate of $81.00 plus tax per night (single/double occupancy). To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the “2013 PTBA Conference” block of rooms (or they may refer to the Block Code TBA). You are welcome to come early or stay longer to enjoy the beautiful northern New Mexico landscape, however, the special rates will not apply outside of our designated room block.
Toll Free: 866-505-7829
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Reservation Office hours are:
M-F 8 am to 8 pm
Sat 9 am to 5 pm
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Directions to Hotel Albuquerque:
Old Town is located between Mountain Rd. and Central Ave. (Route 66) just East of Rio Grande Blvd. From the North or South via the Interstate take I-25 to I-40 West. Exit on Rio Grande Blvd. Take Rio Grande Blvd. South to Mountain Rd. Old Town begins on the Northwest corner of Rio Grande Blvd. and Mountain Rd. Parking is located throughout Old Town.
Hotel Directions From the North -
Take I-25 S for 2.2 miles. Take exit 226B to merge onto I-40 W toward Gallup, 2.3 miles. Take exit 157A for Rio Grande Blvd, 0.3 miles. Turn left at Rio Grande Blvd NW. The Hotel Albuquerque will be on the left.
Hotel Directions From the South -
Merge onto I-25 N via the ramp and continue for 3.5 miles. Take exit 226AB to merge onto I-40 West toward Gallup, and continue for another 2.5 miles. Take Exit 157A for Rio Grande Blvd, turn left onto Rio Grande Blvd. Continue for 1/4 mile. The Hotel Albuquerque will be on the left.
Hotel Directions From the East -
Head West on I-40, take Exit 157A to Rio Grande Blvd. Turn left on Rio Grande Blvd. Continue for 1/4 mile. The Hotel Albuquerque will be on the left.
Hotel Directions From the West -
Head East on I-40, take Exit 157A to Rio Grande Blvd. Turn right on Rio Grande Blvd. Continue for 1/4 mile. The Hotel Albuquerque will be on the left.
From the Airport:
Look for greeters for the PTBA Conference directing people in the right direction at the baggage center at the Albuquerque Airport.
Cost: $15 one way, $28 round trip
ABQ Ride is the city’s public transportation system (http://www.cabq.gov/transit/routes-and-schedules)
New Mexico Rail Runner Express
New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter train to Santa Fe (http://nmrailrunner.com/)
Weather of Albuquerque, NM:
The city’s latitude and altitude combine to give it a pleasant year-round climate. Brilliant sunshine defines the region, averaging more than 300 days a year. For up-to-date weather information click here.
Highlights of Hotel Albuquerque:
Old Town Albuquerque District
Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico was constructed around a central plaza and features historic buildings dating back to the 1700s. Visit the San Felipe de Neri Church, which was built in 1793, and see charming attractions along the 10 lovely blocks of Old Town and check out museums, art galleries, boutiques and authentic southwest restaurants. Guided walking tours of Old Town are offered by The Albuquerque Museum. For more information about the fun things to do and see in Old Town Albuquerque, visit www.albuquerqueoldtown.com.
The Albuquerque Museum -
The Albuquerque Museum was founded in 1967 to celebrate the history and peoples of the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico, specifically the Albuquerque area. Located just east of Old Town Albuquerque in a gleaming modern structure designed by Antoine Predock, learn more about the fascinating history of the southwest through art exhibitions, maps, handcrafts, photos, sculpture and historic artifacts. To learn more permanent collections and upcoming exhibits at the Albuquerque Museum, visit www.albuquerquemuseum.com.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science -
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1986, the museum is right nearby Old Town and offers a fascinating look at natural history and science though exhibits, temporary collections, an IMAX theater and a planetarium. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science museum’s largest permanent exhibit is “Journey Through Time,” which traces earth from the beginnings of the Universe. To discover more about attractions at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, visit www.nmnaturalhistory.org.
The Albuquerque Biological Park encompasses four distinct facilities which are connected by railroad: The Rio Grande Botanic Garden, a splendid glass conservatory displaying desert climate plants; The Albuquerque Aquarium, which features aquatic life from the Gulf of Mexico in a 285,000-gallon ocean; The Rio Grande Zoo, where you can see more than 250 species of animals along 64 acres, and Tingley Beach, a picturesque fishing lake for enjoying picnics, walking paths and sailing model boats. To learn more about fun things to do and see at the Albuquerque BioPark, visit www.cabq.gov/biopark.
Albuquerque (ABQ) BioPark Zoo -
Albuquerque BioPark Zoo or ABQ BioPark Zoo is Albuquerque’s largest and most famous zoo. Occupying 64 acres along the Rio Grande, the Albuquerque zoo offers visitors the chance to get up close to more than 250 species of animals, including white rhinos, chimpanzees, Komodo dragons, seals, zebras, jaguars, elephants, hippos, giraffes, snow leopards, polar bears and koalas. To learn more about the many fun things for kids and families to see and do at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, visit www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo.
Petroglyph National Monument -
Petroglyph National Monument offers a unique glimpse into the natural history of the southwest through the more than 20,0000 carved images left on rocks by Native American peoples. From simple animal drawings to more complex rock drawings, these images provide a fascinating look into the history of the Rio Grande Valley region. To learn more about one of the best things to see and do near Albuquerque, New Mexico, visit www.nps.gov/petr.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is dedicated to celebrating the cultural heritage of Hispanic peoples of the United States, Spain and Latin America. One of the fascinating parts of the National Hispanic Cultural Center is its Art Museum, which spans a wide range of Hispanic Arts, from traditional folk arts to contemporary works. To learn more about current exhibitions and the many fun things to see and do at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center, visit www.nhccnm.org.
International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and Museum -
The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the world’s greatest balloon events. Experience this breathtaking annual festival and visit the Balloon Museum being built in honor of the great sport of ballooning. Since 1972, balloonists and media from around the world have descended on Albuquerque for the event, which has been featured on the Travel Channel, PBS and A & E networks. To learn more about one of the best things to do in Albuquerque and get event details on the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, visit www.balloonfiesta.com.
Albuquerque Trolley Tour -
The Albuquerque Trolley Tour is a great way to see the town. Get a glimpse at some of the top attractions in Albuquerque, NM while enjoying a leisurely trolley tour. The Albuquerque Trolley Tour visits the Rio Grande Zoo, University Stadium, Barelas Railyards, Albuquerque Aquarium, Tingley Beach, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Rio Grande Botanic Garden, plus so much more. To learn more about one of the best ways to see the many tourist attractions in Albuquerque , New Mexico, visit www.abqtrolley.com.
New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo -
The New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo celebrates wines of the southwest each year over the Labor Day Weekend. Hosted in the quaint town of Bernalillo, which is located just a few miles north of Albuquerque, the wine festival offers delicious tastings, arts & crafts, live music and an irresistible selection of food. To learn more about attending the New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo and the wines of southern New Mexico, visit www.newmexicowinefestival.com.
Sandia Peak Tramway
The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway whisks guests to the top of the Sandia Mountains where the Cibola National Forest resides. Visitors are able to not only hike these forests, but also take in the 11,000 square mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley.
10 Tramway Loop Northeast, Eastside, Albuquerque, NM
Restaurants and Watering Holes
Old Town Albuquerque is home to a delicious variety of restaurants, but you won’t even have to venture outside the hotel to experience some of the city’s most spectacular dining delights. The Hotel Albuquerque is home to the elegant Cristobal’s, casual dining at Cafe Plazuela & Cantina and sophisticated nightlife at Qbar. Get to know all our hotel hot spots.
Cafe Plazuela & Cantina -
Cafe Plazuela & Cantina offers traditional New Mexican ambience and cuisine, including burritos, enchiladas, plus American-style sandwiches, soups and salads. And even some dishes with a southwestern twist like the green chile cheeseburgers. After hours, enjoy custom cocktails and mouth-watering tapas. Cafe Plazuela & Cantina is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cristobal’s Fine Dining Restaurant -
Cristobal’s offers a fine dining experience of both classic Continental and original New Mexican Cuisine in a quiet and romantic candle-lit setting. Reservations at Cristobal’s are recommended. Our restaurant is open nightly Tuesday – Saturday for dinner, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call 505-222-8766 for dinner reservations. Cristobal’s Dinner Menu, Dessert Menu
Known as Albuquerque’s most sophisticated spot for nightlife, you won’t want to miss out on QBar. Our very own QBar is one of the city’s most popular night clubs and has been voted “Best Ladies Night Out”, “Albuquerque’s Best Happy Hour,” ” Best Lounge,” and “Best Cocktail.” Host private parties and dance in the Gallery and VIP room, and sample the ambience in QBar’s Piano lounge and Wine Room. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m., Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Vist our Qbar website: www.hhandr.com/qbar
Casa Esencia at Hotel Albuquerque -
Friday Nights experience this ultra-modern club which combines an atmosphere of elegant house party and Las Vegas style nightclub with the hottest celebrity DJs spinning the best dance and house mixes. http://www.casaesencia.com/