Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Downtown, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Cons

  • Daily fee for Wi-Fi
  • Daily parking fee for underground garage
  • Fee for computer use at tiny business center
  • No spa

Bottom Line

Towering above the downtown district, this 20-story chain hotel features clean, contemporary rooms and a convenient location close to shops, restaurants, and the convention center. Downtown's high-rises can be glimpsed from the outdoor pool on the third floor, while guest rooms on the upper levels offer good views of the city and surrounding mountains. Rooms include high-tech amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, but Wi-Fi will cost you.

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 Scene

A high-rise with some great views, pool, shops, and restaurants

Pool at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Pool at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Bordered by busy downtown streets, the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque offers quick and easy access to downtown attractions such as Route 66, restaurants, and businesses.

With a 395-room capacity and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel frequently hosts events and conferences. The fitness room and outdoor pool (both located on the third floor) are big enough to handle the crowds, and the Lobby Lounge and Forque Kitchen and Bar provide casual and fine dining options. The hotel's towering 20-story exterior is matched by an airy lobby atrium surrounded by shops and eateries.

 Location

In Downtown Albuquerque, close to shops, restaurants, and convention center

The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque rises 20 stories above the downtown area, a district made up of Route 66-era buildings (Route 66 is also known as Central Avenue), restaurants, shops, nightclubs, and other businesses. All of it is within easy walking distance, including the Albuquerque Convention Center across the street. Because Albuquerque is relatively small, it’s a quick drive to attractions such as Old Town and the Balloon Fiesta Park.

Sitting along the Rio Grande at an elevation of 5,312-ft, Albuquerque occupies a high desert environment. The city was founded in 1706 by the Spanish as a colonial outpost in the New World. Today, Albuquerque is home to more than 530,000 people of over 70 different ethnicities, including Native Americans, Latinos, and Anglos, making it the largest city in New Mexico. Albuquerque retains connections to the past and its culture in the architecture, artwork, and cuisine to be found throughout the city.

Albuquerque is known as a center of high-tech industry and research. The Sandia National Laboratory, General Electric, and Kirtland Air Force Base all call the city home. It’s also the ballooning capital of the world. Albuquerque hosts the International Balloon Fiesta each October, an event that might be the most photographed in the world. Local hot air balloon companies offer rides to visitors year-round.

As a four-season city with 300 sunny days a year, Albuquerque has an active community of golfers, hikers, skiers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and fishermen. The Sandia Mountains just to the east provide a high-altitude respite from the summer heat and many miles of forested trails, and a winter playground featuring Sandia Peak Ski Area. Any visit to Albuquerque is incomplete without a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest tram in the world, ascending 2.7 miles from the outskirts of the city to the Sandia Mountains at 10,378 feet.

Whatever you do in the outdoors here, be sure to stay well-hydrated -- mild temperatures can be deceiving and the high elevation can take its toll on the fittest adventurers.

  • 15-minute drive from Albuquerque International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to downtown Albuquerque
  • 10-minute drive to historic Old Town Albuquerque
  • 15-minute drive to the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course
  • 15-minute drive to Uptown Albuquerque shops
  • 15-minute drive to BioPark (including the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach)
  • 15-minute drive to National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • 20-minute drive to Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 20-minute drive to Petroglyph National Monument
  • 25-minute drive to Sandia Peak Tramway
  • 90-minute drive to Santa Fe

 Rooms

Clean and modern, with some excellent views

The King Room at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
The King Room at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Rooms are quite clean and notable for their spaciousness and sparse decor. Artwork is limited to a couple of abstract prints, but the rooms achieve a sophisticated, modern look with a blend of dark wood, metal, glass, and stone furnishings. Great views can be had in upper-level rooms.

  • Flat-screen TVs are 25 inches or larger, offer cable channels
  • iPod docks
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Windows do not open
  • Coffeemakers with free coffee and tea available by request
  • No in-room safes; there are safety deposit boxes at the front desk
  • Mountain View rooms face east, offer views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Respire by Hyatt rooms are hypo-allergenic and cleaned with a special procedure
  • Several smoking rooms (with special air filters) are available by request

 Features

Seasonal pool, some great views, restaurants, shops, and lounges, but no spa

Fitness Center at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Fitness Center at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • Fee for Wi-Fi and parking
  • Seasonal, outdoor pool is heated
  • Pool deck features a Jacuzzi and city views
  • Large, well-equipped fitness center with many windows
  • Business center is tiny, charges computer fees
  • More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space, event planners available
  • A mix of retail shops surrounds the lobby atrium
  • No spa, in-room massages available
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 Food

Forque Kitchen and Bar offers New Mexican fare in a stylish setting.

Forque Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Forque Kitchen and Bar at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
  • Forque Kitchen and Bar serves New Mexican cuisine in a spacious dining area that features stylish decor infused with earthy tones and yellow accents. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • The Lobby Lounge offers local microbrews and bar food, only open several nights a week
  • Starbucks in the lobby
  • Room service is available

 Bottom Line

Towering above the downtown district, this 20-story chain hotel features clean, contemporary rooms and a convenient location close to shops, restaurants, and the convention center. Downtown's high-rises can be glimpsed from the outdoor pool on the third floor, while guest rooms on the upper levels offer good views of the city and surrounding mountains. Rooms include high-tech amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, but Wi-Fi will cost you.

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Address

  • 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Room Types

  • Business Plan Room
  • Mountain View Room
  • Respire Hypo-Allergenic Room
  • Smoking Room
  • Standard Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 395
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown, Albuquerque
Address: 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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