Budget Friendly Hotels in Albuquerque: International Balloon Fiesta

Each year, Albuquerque hosts the International Balloon Fiesta. In order to fully appreciate the fiesta and its many scheduled events, you’ll need to stay in Albuquerque for at least one or two nights. You’ll spend an abundance of time outside enjoying the fiesta, which means you don’t have to break the bank on a room.

Join me in taking a look at Albuquerque’s most budget-friendly hotels available for this year’s International Balloon Fiesta. All five of the featured hotels are major chains, so you know you can rely on them.


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1. Holiday Inn Hotel Express & Suites, Albuquerque Airport

At Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque Airport, you’ll find comfortable accommodations with a good mix of services and amenities at very affordable rates. This hotel offers a daily breakfast, free high-speed internet, and an indoor pool. Rooms begin at $81 per night, and you can choose from one king bed or two queens.

2. DoubleTree by Hilton, Albuquerque

Modern surroundings, warm hospitality, and a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie await your arrival at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque. With an outdoor pool and airport shuttle, this modern hotel is a great place to relax after a day at the fiesta. It’s also within walking distance to many dining options and downtown shopping. Rooms begin at $65 per night, which is a heck of a deal for this brand.

3. Howard Johnson Midtown

Guests will enjoy all the convenient amenities this classic hotel brand has to offer. The Howard Johnson Midtown offers a relaxing lounge, a spa, and an indoor/outdoor pool, which all help you wind down after an eventful day. Guests who wish to stay in great shape during their travels can take full advantage of the hotel’s convenient fitness room. This budget-friendly hotel also offers parking, hot breakfast, and Wi-Fi for no charge. Rooms begin at just $34 per night.

4. Days Inn Suites, Airport

This hotel is conveniently located 1 mile from the Albuquerque International Sunport and offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport, which is great if you don’t intend to rent a car for the fiesta. With free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, and parking, you get all the major amenities for no extra fees. Rooms begin at just $40 per night, and you can even get a room with a fridge and a microwave.

5. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

The Hawthorn Inn & Suites in Albuquerque prides itself on treating every traveler like family. The spacious suites include a microwave, a refrigerator, and a wet bar. On-site amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool, guest laundry, and a business center. Wake up to a complimentary full breakfast each morning. This hotel is pet-friendly, so you can bring the entire family with you to the celebration.

Rooms begin at $52 per night. When you consider that free internet and parking come with your stay, this is a great deal.

If a trip to the International Balloon Fiesta seemed out of reach because it was too costly, think again. These five hotels will fit into any traveler’s budget.


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