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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Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
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1 King Bed

Features a private balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

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

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Blackout drapes/curtains and bed sheets

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower, a hair dryer, and towels

Extra Features - Laptop workspace, phone, and electrical adapters/chargers

Pleasure - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • TV
  • TV - Satellite Service
  • Laptop friendly workstation
  • AC / In-room climate control
  • Blackout drapes-curtains
  • Electrical adapters and chargers
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Balcony
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Room Linens provided
  • Shower only
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Flat panel TV
Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
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1 King Bed

248-sq-foot room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

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

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Blackout drapes/curtains and bed sheets

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, a hair dryer, and towels

Extra Features - Laptop workspace, phone, and electrical adapters/chargers

Pleasure - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • TV
  • Smoking
  • TV - Satellite Service
  • Laptop friendly workstation
  • AC / In-room climate control
  • Blackout drapes-curtains
  • Electrical adapters and chargers
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Balcony
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Room Linens provided
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • 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 room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

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

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Blackout drapes/curtains and bed sheets

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, a hair dryer, and towels

Extra Features - Laptop workspace, phone, and electrical adapters/chargers

Pleasure - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • TV
  • TV - Satellite Service
  • Laptop friendly workstation
  • AC / In-room climate control
  • Blackout drapes-curtains
  • Electrical adapters and chargers
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Balcony
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Room Linens provided
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • 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 room with a balcony


Internet - Free WiFi

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

Food and Beverages - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

Bed Type and Features - Blackout drapes/curtains and bed sheets

Restrooms & Showers - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, a hair dryer, and towels

Extra Features - Laptop workspace, phone, and electrical adapters/chargers

Pleasure - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

Amenities and Features

  • Non Smoking
  • TV
  • TV - Satellite Service
  • Laptop friendly workstation
  • AC / In-room climate control
  • Blackout drapes-curtains
  • Electrical adapters and chargers
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Housekeeping (Daily)
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Complimentary local calls
  • Balcony
  • TV - Premium channels
  • Bath Towels Provided
  • Room Linens provided
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request
  • Shower-tub combination
  • Bathroom (Private)
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Flat panel TV
 

About The Hotel

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About Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel

Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

You'll be centrally located in Albuquerque with a stay at Econo Lodge Downtown, within a 15-minute walk of University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Convention Center. This motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from El Rey Theater and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from ABQ BioPark Zoo.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access.

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 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. 40-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge Downtown
If you are thinking of bringing your pet and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge Downtown, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge Downtown are listed below.

Pets allowed
Maximum number of pets per room 2

Additional Hotel Details
Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
Professional property host/manager
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Contactless check-out is available
LGBTQ friendly
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options are available
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Masks are available to guests
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Essential workers only - NO
Protective clothing is available to guests
Gloves are available to guests
Masks are compulsory at the property
No cribs (infant beds) available
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators

Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Amenities


Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • In room accessibility
Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Business center on site
General Amenities
  • Free continental breakfast
Internet
  • Free internet
  • Computer station
Lobby Level Services
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free news papers in lobby
Parking Services
  • Parking for RV, bus & truck
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Pool Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

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.

University of New Mexico - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre - 1.1 km / 0.7 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
Vortex Theatre - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 1.5 km / 0.9 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
University of New Mexico Art Museum - 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

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Downtown is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi

 
 

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Helpful Info & FAQs

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.

Does this property have a swimming pool?

Yes, Econo Lodge Downtown has a hotel pool.

What is the check-in policy?

The checking times for Econo Lodge Downtown are between 3:00 PM and anytime. 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.

How many guest rooms are at Econo Lodge Downtown?

The Econo Lodge Downtown has a total of 44 guest rooms.

How many floors does the Econo Lodge Downtown have?

This Albuquerque hotel has 2 floors.

What is the hotel theme?

Travelers find this hotel Good for Business Travelers, Pet Friendly. Other themes include Family.

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

ECONO LODGE DOWNTOWN is within minutes from University of New Mexico - 1 km / 0.6 mi , Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi and The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi

 
 

Additional Hotel Reviews

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Econo Lodge Downtown Reviews Summary

UserStephen
10/10
 
Exceptional
Exceptional

Pros: ok
UserJulie
7/10
 
Good
Convenient

Pros: Good room size. Table with chairs. Breakfast. Pleasant staff.
Cons: TV kept going out. Pool had gunk floating in it. Pool furniture wore out. Loud A/C. Located close to busy hospitals, sirens all night. Could hear movement from upstairs. Room smelled funny.
UserGabriella
10/10
 
Exceptional
Awesome place

Pros: I spoke with the front desk let him know I was staying alone because I was with my grandmother at the hospital he said oh to make it more comfortable I will put you closer to the lobby which did make me feel much better! Great great experience
Cons: Can't say I have any dislikes
UserWayne
5/10
 
Fair
Passable

Pros: Price
Cons: The noise from other people flushing toilets and using taps
UserConnie
10/10
 
Exceptional
Clean, updated, and nice stay

Pros: I was surprised how clean it was for Econo lodge. The beds were comfortable, the room upgraded and over all it was a nice stay. Keep in mind I travel a lot and this was well worth it.
Cons: The connecting room where the door is need to be insulated. You can hear the others.
UserJudy
9/10
 
Wonderful
Very good value

Pros: Service was great and very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable.
Cons: Coffee pot was not clean.
UserAriel
10/10
 
Exceptional
Exceptional

Pros: Easy check in, well maintained
Cons: No pool yet
UserTimothy
8/10
 
Very Good
Very good

UserNicholas
9/10
 
Wonderful
Superb

Pros: Very nice staff. Comfortable bed.
Cons: The TV kept cutting out. The maintenance man fixed it very quickly. It kept happening, but I was able to fix it myself.
UserArnoldo
7/10
 
Good
Good

UserAstrid
7/10
 
Good
Good

Pros: Friendly staff, good location, clean room.
Cons: Bathroom could need a renovation.
UserMs
8/10
 
Very Good
Very good

Pros: Clean, courteous, comfortable bed.
Cons: The blanket wasn't very warm & there wasn't another one. I had to turn heat up but a warmer blanket would have been nice...
UserGriffin
9/10
 
Wonderful
Superb

Pros: Awesome bed, nice staff
Cons: someone partying/getting sick until 4am my first night. Either next door or above me.
UserGalt
9/10
 
Wonderful
Superb

UserAndy
8/10
 
Very Good
Very good

UserAndy
8/10
 
Very Good
Very good

UserBenjamin
8/10
 
Very Good
Great staff

Pros: Location very good, deposit was a little much
UserNatalie
4/10
 
Disappointing
disappointed

Pros: comfortable bed
Cons: bathroom was dirty, breakfast was not present, extra charge for bringing a dog, expensive for the quality level
UserCandace
8/10
 
Very Good
happy

Pros: was very clean and quiet area
UserStarlynn
10/10
 
Exceptional
I will for sure book...

Pros: Excellent service, friendly front desk, clean room!
Cons: n/a
 
Hotel Location & Nearby Attractions

You'll be centrally located in Albuquerque with a stay at Econo Lodge Downtown, within a 15-minute walk of University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Convention Center. This motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from El Rey Theater and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from ABQ BioPark Zoo.

Popular Hotel Amenities and Features

Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access.

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 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have private balconies. 40-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Pet Policy for Econo Lodge Downtown
If you are thinking of bringing your pet (dog or cat) and want to know if pets are allowed at Econo Lodge Downtown, please read the hotel pet policy. Sometimes the hotel may charge pet fees or have weight limit on pets. The pet policies of Econo Lodge Downtown are listed below.

Pets allowed
Maximum number of pets per room 2

Additional Hotel Details
Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
Gap period enforced between guest stays - 72 hours
Professional property host/manager
Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
Contactless check-out is available
LGBTQ friendly
Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
Social distancing measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options are available
Property is cleaned with disinfectant
Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
Staff wears personal protective equipment
Masks are available to guests
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
Essential workers only - NO
Protective clothing is available to guests
Gloves are available to guests
Masks are compulsory at the property
No cribs (infant beds) available
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators

Econo Lodge Downtown Hotel Amenities

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible - may have limitations
  • In room accessibility
Breakfast Services
  • Complimentary Breakfast
Business, Conference & Meetings
  • Business center on site
General Amenities
  • Free continental breakfast
Internet
  • Free internet
  • Computer station
Lobby Level Services
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free news papers in lobby
Parking Services
  • Parking for RV, bus & truck
Parking Services
  • Self parking - Free
Pool Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
Property Features
  • Assigned smoking areas
Restaurants & Bars
  • Coffee & tea in common areas

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.

University of New Mexico - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Sunshine Theater - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre - 1.1 km / 0.7 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
Vortex Theatre - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Albuquerque Civic Plaza - 1.5 km / 0.9 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
University of New Mexico Art Museum - 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

The preferred airport for Econo Lodge Downtown is Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi

User
Stephen
 
10/10
Exceptional
Exceptional

Pros: ok
User
Julie
 
7/10
Good
Convenient

Pros: Good room size. Table with chairs. Breakfast. Pleasant staff.
Cons: TV kept going out. Pool had gunk floating in it. Pool furniture wore out. Loud A/C. Located close to busy hospitals, sirens all night. Could hear movement from upstairs. Room smelled funny.
User
Gabriella
 
10/10
Exceptional
Awesome place

Pros: I spoke with the front desk let him know I was staying alone because I was with my grandmother at the hospital he said oh to make it more comfortable I will put you closer to the lobby which did make me feel much better! Great great experience
Cons: Can't say I have any dislikes
User
Wayne
 
5/10
Fair
Passable

Pros: Price
Cons: The noise from other people flushing toilets and using taps
User
Connie
 
10/10
Exceptional
Clean, updated, and nice stay

Pros: I was surprised how clean it was for Econo lodge. The beds were comfortable, the room upgraded and over all it was a nice stay. Keep in mind I travel a lot and this was well worth it.
Cons: The connecting room where the door is need to be insulated. You can hear the others.
User
Judy
 
9/10
Wonderful
Very good value

Pros: Service was great and very friendly. The room was clean and comfortable.
Cons: Coffee pot was not clean.
User
Ariel
 
10/10
Exceptional
Exceptional

Pros: Easy check in, well maintained
Cons: No pool yet
User
Timothy
 
8/10
Very Good
Very good

User
Nicholas
 
9/10
Wonderful
Superb

Pros: Very nice staff. Comfortable bed.
Cons: The TV kept cutting out. The maintenance man fixed it very quickly. It kept happening, but I was able to fix it myself.
User
Arnoldo
 
7/10
Good
Good

User
Astrid
 
7/10
Good
Good

Pros: Friendly staff, good location, clean room.
Cons: Bathroom could need a renovation.
User
Ms
 
8/10
Very Good
Very good

Pros: Clean, courteous, comfortable bed.
Cons: The blanket wasn't very warm & there wasn't another one. I had to turn heat up but a warmer blanket would have been nice...
User
Griffin
 
9/10
Wonderful
Superb

Pros: Awesome bed, nice staff
Cons: someone partying/getting sick until 4am my first night. Either next door or above me.
User
Galt
 
9/10
Wonderful
Superb

User
Andy
 
8/10
Very Good
Very good

User
Andy
 
8/10
Very Good
Very good

User
Benjamin
 
8/10
Very Good
Great staff

Pros: Location very good, deposit was a little much
User
Natalie
 
4/10
Disappointing
disappointed

Pros: comfortable bed
Cons: bathroom was dirty, breakfast was not present, extra charge for bringing a dog, expensive for the quality level
User
Candace
 
8/10
Very Good
happy

Pros: was very clean and quiet area
User
Starlynn
 
10/10
Exceptional
I will for sure book...

Pros: Excellent service, friendly front desk, clean room!
Cons: n/a