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4.5 / 5Wonderful
58 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Old Town Plaza
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Albuquerque Museum
    15 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Los Compadres
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport)
    10 min drive

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020 3564 4853
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed
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About this area


Located in Albuquerque, El Vado Motel is in a walkable area with great shopping. UNM North Golf Course and Casa Rondeña are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit ABQ Uptown and Coronado Center. ABQ BioPark Aquarium and ABQ BioPark Zoo are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Town Plaza - 11 min walk
  • Albuquerque Museum - 15 min walk
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science - 16 min walk
  • El Rey Theater - 3 min drive
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center - 5 min drive
  • Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) - 10 min drive


  • Los Compadres - 1 min walk
  • Subway - 6 min walk
  • Lam's - 6 min walk
  • Red Feather Diner and Deli - 10 min walk
  • Yay Yogurt - 10 min walk

About this property

El Vado Motel

Albuquerque motel in West Park, near Old Town Plaza
This smoke-free motel features 7 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks and TVs. Free local calls, hairdryers and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
El Vado Motel offers 22 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

7 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken


Business services

3 meeting rooms
Conference space (1190 square feet)




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower


Fireplace in reception
Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains


Free toiletries


iPod dock
MP3 dock


Free local calls
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

Pool access available from 10 AM to 10 PM

Property is also known as

  • El Vado Motel Motel
  • El Vado Motel Albuquerque
  • El Vado Motel Motel Albuquerque


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This is an excellent renovation of a historic Route 66 property from the 50s. Beds are comfortable, the area is fairly quiet (Central can get busy), and much thought has been given to preserving the original lines and appearance of the property. Some slight drawbacks: watch carefully and pay attention to Albuquerque bus lanes; getting to parking is a little tricky. It’s a little walk from guest parking to the office to check in; after check in, you walk with your keycard through the event center, open another set of doors into the courtyard where the rooms are located, and you’ll need your keycard to re-enter back through the gate if you patronize the shops and restaurants outside the courtyard. If walking is hard for you or you have lots of luggage, this might pose a problem. There could also be more lights in the room. But much care has been taken to keep the elements of the old property intact: the wood beams in the ceiling; the perfect neon sign is operational again; period/modern furniture is simple with great lines. Shower pressure is great; plenty of towels; and they give you postcards with the property outlay on the back. Merchandise is available for sale in the office.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great food options and conference room. Disappointed did not have time to try the pool. Great location.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Cool, hip, local art, delicious amenities!

Hats off to an incredible job well done for preserving and renovating El Vado! Cool and hip mod designs, well appointed, sparkling clean, local artists' work, friendly and gracious staff, parking - I couldn't really ask for more. I couldn't believe the place wasn't teeming with other folks (it houses a brewery, is close to strip including a wonderful cafe, restaurants, and local artist shops...very nice to be so close to all these amenities! My one regret is that it wasn't warmer out to hang by the pool and lounge in courtyard. Had a minor issue using Google Maps which sent me to the back of the motel which doesn't connect to the front entrance, but it was not difficult to circle around to get to the lobby. I really hope more people come to check out what a true gem El Vado is.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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