Econo Lodge Downtown

  • 817 Central Avenue NE , Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
  • 817 Central Avenue NE , Albuquerque, New Mexico - 87102
  • 855-516-1090
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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
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1 King Bed

248-sq-foot (23-sq-meter) room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 40-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination

Practical - Desk and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Smoking

 

Amenities and Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Smoking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Microwave
  • Free local calls
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite TV service
  • Balcony
  • Flat-panel TV
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
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1 King Bed

250-sq-foot (23-sq-meter) room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 40-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination

Practical - Desk and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Amenities and Features

  • Non-Smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Microwave
  • Free local calls
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite TV service
  • Balcony
  • Flat-panel TV
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
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2 Queen Beds

250-sq-foot (23-sq-meter) room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 40-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels

Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination

Practical - Desk and phone

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Amenities and Features

  • Non-Smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Microwave
  • Free local calls
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Hair dryer
  • Satellite TV service
  • Balcony
  • Flat-panel TV
 

About The Hotel

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About Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel

Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

In the heart of Albuquerque, Econo Lodge Downtown is within a 5-minute drive of Albuquerque Convention Center and El Rey Theater. This motel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from University of New Mexico and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from ABQ BioPark Zoo.


Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

This motel offers designated smoking areas.


Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.


Restaurants, Bars, Lounge & Dining options

A complimentary continental breakfast is included.


Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 44 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and microwaves, as well as phones with free local calls.


Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Amenities


  • Free breakfast
  • Business center
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free self parking
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Computer station
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • RV, bus, truck parking

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

 
 

Hotel Location

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Nearest airport and around Econo Lodge Downtown - Albuquerque, New Mexico Hotel

 
 

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Albuquerque Convention Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
KiMo Theater - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Roosevelt Park - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Telephone Museum of New Mexico - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Vortex Theatre - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
University of New Mexico - 1.6 km / 1 mi
El Rey Theater - 1.7 km / 1 mi
The Cell Theater - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Tricklock Company - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Popejoy Hall - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Isotopes Park - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
University of New Mexico Campus Observatory - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Downtown is Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi

 
 

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Helpful Info & FAQs

Is free wireless internet access available at this hotel?

Yes, Econo Lodge Downtown in Albuquerque offers free WiFi access to guests.

Is free parking available at the Econo Lodge Downtown?

Yes, parking is available free of cost at the Econo Lodge Downtown. This is one of the hotels in Albuquerque with Free Parking.

Can you get free breakfast at this hotel?

Yes, complimentary breakfast is offered to guests staying at the Econo Lodge Downtown, Albuquerque hotel. A good choice among Albuquerque hotels with free breakfast.

What is the check-in policy?

The checking times for Econo Lodge Downtown are between 2:00 PM and midnight. The minimum age to check-in is 21.

What is the check-out time?

This Econo Lodge Downtown's check-out time is 11:00 AM.

What brand is Econo Lodge Downtown?

Econo Lodge Downtown is a part of Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels.

What is the street address for Econo Lodge Downtown?

The address for Econo Lodge Downtown is 817 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

What is the price for tonight?

Based on recent averages, the price for tonight can start at 60.

What is the nightly room rate for this weekend?

Based on recent averages, the room rate for this weekend can be as low as 60 per night.

Recommended landmarks, attractions or things to do around ECONO LODGE DOWNTOWN?

ECONO LODGE DOWNTOWN is within minutes from Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi , Albuquerque Convention Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi and KiMo Theater - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi

 
 

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Econo Lodge Downtown Reviews Summary

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Econo Lodge Downtown Reviews Summary

UserVerified Hotel Guest
9/10
 
Wonderful
Pros: Price and staff.
Cons: We chose a non smoking room and it smelled of smoke. Out side of that the room was clean.
UserVerified Hotel Guest
2/10
 
Poor
Pros: Location
Cons: Old food around coffee maker, other people's hair all over bath.
UserVerified Hotel Guest
6/10
 
Pleasant
Pros: Manager at front desk on day shift went out of his way to help us around town.
Cons: Literary across highway I25(noisy). Air in water pipe(noisy). Computer has no media only e-mail/airline booking. Afternoon weekend ceiling fan on making cold. Excuse was the waffle iron heats room too much. Either new waffle iron or omit it totally.
UserVerified Hotel Guest
8/10
 
Very Good
Pros: Simple and clean. Close to downtown
UserVerified Hotel Guest
2/10
 
Poor
Cons: The owner wasn't friendly... Also the location is one if the sketchy parts of Albuquerque.
UserVerified Hotel Guest
1/10
 
Very Poor
Cons: Slowest wifi I've experienced in years. I mean completely, 100% unusably slow. I could not load a single webpage. And then it would sporadically disconnect. The hot water in the shower would vascillate between warm and scalding hot. Very loud locati
UserVerified Hotel Guest
7/10
 
Good
Pros: Nice breakfast and the hotel is in a convenient location. Very friendly staff.
Cons: It was very, very cold in the room. It was actually quite cold in Albuquerque, but the hotel is not prepared for exceptionally cold weather.
UserMike
4/10
 
Disappointing
Pros: The location is very good and the price was low.
Cons: For a non-smoking hotel, the room smelled like smoke and the sheets and blankets had cigarette burns. The sheets were not clean and the maid did not replace them the first time I asked for different sheets.
 

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Business center
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Free self parking
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Computer station
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • RV, bus, truck parking

About Econo Lodge By Choice Hotels Brand Hotels

Before Super 8, there was Econo Lodge. Based in the United State and Canada, this economy motel chain brand is the second largest brand under the Choice Hotels group. Created to provide the finest accommodations under the budget-friendly category by Vernon Myers and his son Vernon Jr, Econo Travel now Econo Lodge materialized with funding and marketing help from Lloyd Tarbutton, a local businessman.

Interestingly, business started with Sandy Econo, the hotel’s “mascot” dressed in a Scottish skirt and tam walking around the neighborhood giving away brochures. However, the hotel chain was sold in 1983 for $836 million, all 306 hotels and adapted the name Econo Lodge instead of Econo Travel. The brand was sold and bought several times before Paul Wallace bought the brand and refurbished it and eventually sold it to Choice Hotels International in 1990.

Eventually, this hotel concept located in 865 Military Highway grew from one location to 800 hotels under the Econo Lodge brand today. Initially, there were 40 rooms in each property located near highways and roads. Expansion continues and by 2013, there were around 830 Econo Lodge hotels open and operating in the United States with 28 more under development. Every state in the U.S. and the Canadian province has an Econo Lodge in it.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Albuquerque Convention Center - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
KiMo Theater - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Roosevelt Park - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Telephone Museum of New Mexico - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Vortex Theatre - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
University of New Mexico - 1.6 km / 1 mi
El Rey Theater - 1.7 km / 1 mi
The Cell Theater - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Tricklock Company - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Popejoy Hall - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology - 2.2 km / 1.3 mi
Isotopes Park - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
University of New Mexico Campus Observatory - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Downtown is Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi

User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
9/10
Wonderful
Pros: Price and staff.
Cons: We chose a non smoking room and it smelled of smoke. Out side of that the room was clean.
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
2/10
Poor
Pros: Location
Cons: Old food around coffee maker, other people's hair all over bath.
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
6/10
Pleasant
Pros: Manager at front desk on day shift went out of his way to help us around town.
Cons: Literary across highway I25(noisy). Air in water pipe(noisy). Computer has no media only e-mail/airline booking. Afternoon weekend ceiling fan on making cold. Excuse was the waffle iron heats room too much. Either new waffle iron or omit it totally.
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
8/10
Very Good
Pros: Simple and clean. Close to downtown
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
2/10
Poor
Cons: The owner wasn't friendly... Also the location is one if the sketchy parts of Albuquerque.
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
1/10
Very Poor
Cons: Slowest wifi I've experienced in years. I mean completely, 100% unusably slow. I could not load a single webpage. And then it would sporadically disconnect. The hot water in the shower would vascillate between warm and scalding hot. Very loud locati
User
Verified Hotel Guest
 
7/10
Good
Pros: Nice breakfast and the hotel is in a convenient location. Very friendly staff.
Cons: It was very, very cold in the room. It was actually quite cold in Albuquerque, but the hotel is not prepared for exceptionally cold weather.
User
Mike
 
4/10
Disappointing
Pros: The location is very good and the price was low.
Cons: For a non-smoking hotel, the room smelled like smoke and the sheets and blankets had cigarette burns. The sheets were not clean and the maid did not replace them the first time I asked for different sheets.