Water park: Pros: Clean, new, well trained life guards. The guards at the wave rider were especially friendly and helpful. Snack bar upstairs. Clean bathrooms with showers. There are a variety of activities for all ages from a hot tub that children aren’t allowed in (unless with a parent) to a “kiddie” pool with small slides and water squirting everywhere. There are 2 large slides, a lazy river and 3 basketball nets (though we only ever saw 2 balls.) The star activity is the Wave Rider where you can “boogie board” or “surf!” Cons: Unequal enforcement of rules – My sister was told that she couldn’t drink bottled water downstairs (no food or drink allowed downstairs), but later we watched a family sit downstairs and eat sandwiches that they had brought with them (No outside food is allowed) and no body said anything. Also, they use a HUGE amount of chlorine. My older son developed a rash after 1.5 days in the water. Hotel: Pros: Clean, updated, modern rooms; quiet; friendly staff; fun “extra” activities such as making tin ornaments (for $5/person you can try this colonial Spanish craft) and an arcade. Cons: Room wasn’t cleaned until after 5:30 one day (and I called to request that they clean it while we went to dinner). Ineffectual/incompetent staff - I called a day before my reservation to check if I could come a day early. I found that they only had me down for 1-night (but my reservation printout clearly stated 2 nights.) The desk receptionist told me she would add the 2nd night and that evening – for a total of 3 nights – but when I arrived I was still on record as only reserving 1 night! Also, when I booked the reservation a month earlier, I called several times to make sure that the water park would be open on Memorial Day (Monday). Up until then, the water park had only been open weekends. One desk receptionist said, ”Yes.” Another said, “No.” I finally left a voice message for the manager who called me back to say, “Yes.” My sister had this same experience except the manager never responded to her message. The outdoor pool was not open and the indoor pool was cloudy. There was a dirty diaper by the hot tub.
We were on a road trip from the West Coast to the East and decided to stop in Albuquerque it actually happened to be the night before Balloon Festival 2015 and every other hotel was either booked, way to over priced, or just didn't look safe. Then we found Hotel Cascada and they were everything their pictures showed and for a reasonable price. Its such an unexpected surprise for the price. Its a nice boutique style hotel with some great amenities, it even has a water park. The staff was super friendly, the rooms decent a bit small but for that price and service it was well worth it. Now I will point put that we had a 1st floor room which has the glass sliding doors to the parking lot. It worried me a little however they have locks, and the neighborhood seemed quiet. I would recommend this hotel to friends.
I love Hyatt Place hotels and this was no exception. Rooms: Every room is a suite it's great for a one, two or a family with kids. Lots of space and a mini fridge in every suite. Breakfast: Something for everyone and lots of it. Shuttle: To and from the airport (excellent) they do offer to shuttle you anywhere within reason but it's only one person so you have to wait, sometimes a while. Location: within walking distance of the airport but not real close to much else. Internet: If internet is important to you this is not the hotel for you. The internet here is the worst I have seen at any hotel but in fairness when I complained they did say they were upgrading. I stayed here at the end of Oct 2010.
I was really surprised this week when the University Lodge announced their new low Winter Rates...and Albuquerque is a great place to spend the winter): One bed - (1 or 2 people): $29.95 per night Two beds - (3 or 4 people) $45.95 per night Weekly, One bed (1 or 2 people) - $169.95 Weekly, two beds (3 or 4 people) - $215.95 Monthly, one bed - $550.95 Monthly, two beds - $650,00 Simply contact the Management...or stop in. These low prices put you in the middle of all Nob Hill's attractions: restaurants, shops, boutiques, galleries, retail stores, convenience markets, organic food, a laundromat, you name it, Nob Hill has it all in walking distance. I like to winter here!
Better than expected!! In need of a weekend away, I booked a night at ABVI Albuquerque NM for me and my fiancee. I hoped the suite would be nice with all of the standard features a room should have. Once checked in (hours early - thank you ABVI Albuquerque NM) we found that the layout of the room was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The parking was convenient and simple. The getaway was a success in large part to the fact that this hotel had a very comfortable feel. My search for the perfect fit is found - this will be our place of choice from here on out.
If in Albuquerque you must stay here! Hotel has a bed and breakfast and resort feel. Staff is overly accomodating. Had planned on staying only one night but we are having such a wonderful experience we have extended our stay. The rooms are prestine and luxurious. The complimentary breakfast includes homemade quiches, croissants, streudels and other assorted European pastries. I know everyone else compliments their Apothcary Lounge. We also love the lounge but want everyone to know how perfect the hotel is as well. They are also pet friendly! We will be back.
Great food definitely in comparison to the chain restaurants. They have some local craft beer selection, which is a must. Comfortable, clean and very friendly service. I have been there several times and always have had good food, beverage and service. It's unfortunate that not every 100% of visitors are going to be happy but that goes with any place, restaurant or any other establishment. Its been great that the staff makes accommodations for other sports such as Ice Hockey and Soccer and even lacrosse. I will continue to patronize this venue.
The rooms are comfortable and have nice views, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Their free shuttle took me to my doctor's appt and back since I don't know my way around ABQ. In the evening the free shuttle from Ysleta Casino (called to pick me up by front desk) took me back and forth for a nice meal and a little fun. The restaurant next to the hotel has good food and is very convenient, especially if it's cold or dark, because you can just walk there. All in all I had a very positive experience. They even have special corporate rates!
I have stayed here quite a few times over the years - last visit was this past weekend. They have added wireless internet since my last stay. Rooms have always been clean and quiet. I have never had or seen any bugs of any type in the rooms I have stayed in. Bus service is practically right in front of the place for those who rely on public transportation. Food establishments are numerous and within walking distance. I would recommend the University Lodge to family and friends. For the value You can't go wrong.
I would recommend Fairfield Inn-Airport in Albuquerque due to the excellent service and manner of the gentleman who handled my phone inquiries. After a flight mix-up, we were stranded at the Airport, yet within 20 minutes of that phone call, a shuttle driver came and picked us up and we had very comfortable accomodations. Applebee's is across the street, and a Continental breakfast is included tomorrow, then shuttled back to the airport. Guest-oriented hotel. Pleasantly surprising for under 100 bucks