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Candlewood Suites Albuquerque
Ranked #59 of 143 Hotels in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 November 2010

Candlewood Suites are all designed around extended stays. If you are expecting daily maid service you are not staying in the correct place. These are essentially apartments with kitchens and shared laundry facilities. If that's what you are after, then this is a well priced option.

This one in particular was well positioned near the interstate for travelers, near to useful shops such as Walmart and a few restaurants. Not far away is the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque which has some great shopping and dining, as well as being located on the old Route 66.

The room was well appointed, quite clean and quiet. The view from our room was spectacular. The fitness room is pretty good, older equipment but some weights which is rare. The complimentary guest laundry included 8 washers and 8 dryers, fantastic! We were able to quickly do all our washing which had built up from a long time on the road.

We'd stay here again if we return to Albuquerque.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2010

This place has maid service only when you check out, not during your vist. Need clean sheets? You get them from the front desk and change them yourself. The lack of daily service shows in the cleanliness of the room. Big minus. Internet by plugin only, no wireless. The air conditioner is in the wall, and you can't hear the tv when it is on. If we hadn't paid in advance, we would have not stayed for 3 days.

Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
3  Thank TexasCory
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

This hotel regularly charges $59-$69 per night. This is a really good value for Albuquerque. If you just need a place to stay for one night or have an early flight out (I did), then this hotel is fine. I thought the location was fine. It is right off the highway. There are several restaurants nearby. A nice Applebees is right across the street. The check-in staff was very friendly. I booked a 1 queen bed suite. The room was very clean. The was one negative, however. The room was supposed to be non-smoking but it did smell of smoke. This was very noticeable when I tried to sleep. I could deal with it for one night. However, if you are sensitive to smoke, you should check out the room.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled solo
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Thank ChinaShrek
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Reviewed 29 December 2009

Yes, the hotel was reasonably priced. And the bed was reasonably comfortable. But, this may not be the cleanest nor safest place around. If you arrive during the night, you have to be buzzed in to the hotel. The hotel itself is located in a semi-industrial/semi-commercial strip, that is close to downtown. We had a "nice view" of walmart and some other unremarkable stores.

This is an "extended stay" type place. This means it only gets serviced once a week. However, it seems as though when it is cleaned, it is not very thorough. Although the bed linens were clean, the rest of the room seemed less than clean. If not for the dry climate, this place would have been moldy for sure.

Also noticed that although the room was non-smoking (and it seemed as if most rooms also were non-smoking), the building did smell of smoke throughout, including in the room.

They allow pets to stay in the room. I think there was cat dander in our room since I kept sneezing in the room (and was fine elsewhere). Not exactly a feature...

Desk staff was not the most pleasant, but this is apparently on par with local standards.

Budget permitting, I would choose to stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SuperTravelDude
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Reviewed 10 November 2009

We only stayed for one night but that was enough. We requested a non-smoking room but the smell of smoke was was always a lingering scent. There was hair on the bathroom floor, the sink didn't drain well and the toilet bowl was unclean. The bed was pushed so close to the wall that you had to get in on the other side. The recliner had stains on the fabric and was worn looking. We didn't use the kitched area so I can't comment on that. With a decent cleaning this hotel would be okay.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank book630town
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Address: 3025 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1862
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Region: United States > New Mexico > Albuquerque
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Business Hotel in Albuquerque
Price Range: €65 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Albuquerque 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience our new Comforts of Home Bedding Collection.Candlewood Suites Albuquerque hotel is located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is only a one hour drive to Santa Fe. We are near the city's major highways and just 3 miles from downtown. Just a few minutes away from the Albuquerque International Airport, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park and the mid-town business district. The finest dining, shopping and entertainment are also close by. Each suite has a full kitchen complete with microwave and full size refrigerator. Work efficiently at your over sized executive desk with free high-speed Internet, two separate phone lines; check e-mail and talk on the phone at the same time. Relax in the over stuffed recliner while you enjoy the CD player and DVD/VCR. Borrow your favorites from the free video and CD library. Work off some stress in our fitness center. Visit our Candlewood Cupboard, now featuring 'Juan Valdez' complimentary coffee to all guests. You can also purchase meals, snacks and sundry items at value prices. Pets allowed with a non-refundable fee based on length of stay. $75 for 1-6 nights and $150 for 7+ nights. Pet agreement must be signed at check-in. ... more   less 
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