Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This upscale, sprawling resort on the Santa Ana Pueblo reservation is a great choice for families. There are three heated pools (one with a water slide), a kids' club, loaner bicycles for exploring the property, a basketball court, and numerous tennis courts. Its gorgeous natural setting under vivid blue skies offers panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and on-site trails lead directly to the Rio Grande. Rooms are spacious and some have two double beds. Cribs are available upon request.
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Rating: 3.5 Pearls
This 295-room Sheraton high-rise is located in the trendy Uptown district, close to shopping and restaurants. The hotel has contemporary interiors: There's a hip lobby lounge, a spacious business center with big computer monitors, and clean rooms with white bedding and dark wood furniture. Some of the east-facing rooms have excellent views of the mountains. Cribs and rollaway beds are available, as are two-room suites. Families will likely appreciate the circular indoor pool and whirlpool.
Residence Inn Albuquerque North Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Residence Inn Albuquerque North is a mid-range option offering more space than its competitors. Rooms are ideal for families, with full kitchens, dining areas, work desks, and living rooms. Inviting interior spaces have a clean, modern look and are complete with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Additional perks include a heated pool and a basketball/tennis court. Located in north Albuquerque, this hotel is a great pick for the annual Balloon Fiesta held nearby.