Newly Renovated Rooms near University of New Mexico Campus
In the 1920s and ‘30s, the newly built Route 66 helped to transform Albuquerque from a tiny tourist town into a growing desert oasis for travelers, complete with roadside restaurants, motels, and kitschy souvenir stands. Today, Route 66 stills attracts out-of-towners, who drive through historical Nob Hill District and past the 1927 KiMo Theater, one of the best examples of Pueblo Deco architecture. Just a 2-mile drive north of the Main Street of America, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Albuquerque is a short walk from the University of New Mexico as well as several museums and shopping centers—an ideal location for exploring New Mexico’s largest city.
Each updated standard room has a private balcony looking out over the city. A subtle desert theme colors the space through terra-cotta walls and earth-toned decor. Relax with a dip in the Olympic-size outdoor pool or with a meal at one of the three onsite restaurants. The Ranchers Club of New Mexico is the place to go for ambiance, as the dining room is decorated with a giant buffalo head, and the chandelier is made from long-horned cattle horns and saddles donated from native New Mexican ranchers. Chefs prepare bison ribeye, filet mignon, and pan-seared lamb chops alongside an extensive list of wines, ports, and cognacs.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Pedestrian-Friendly Town with New Mexico’s Flagship University
Located about 65 miles southwest of the capital Santa Fe, Albuquerque lies along the Rio Grande, neatly divided by the river. The Crowne Plaza Albuquerque close proximity to the University of New Mexico’s campus makes it easy to stroll around the college's historical Pueblo Revival buildings. To delve further into Albuquerque’s past, wander the pedestrian-friendly streets of Historic Old Town Albuquerque, home to more than 150 stores and art galleries and the iconic 18th-cenutry San Felipe de Neri Parish.
On the north side of town, the 360-acre park Balloon Fiesta Park is a popular site to launch hot-air balloons, which use the 47-acre Northern Field as a bird’s-eye landmark. All year round, you can see the colorful balloons rising high into the air, whether you’re practicing golf shots on the park's course or biking or hiking along its neatly gardened trails.
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