Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

1015 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2031, United States
+1 505 843 9500

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based on 347 reviews

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
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Sat 8/13

About Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Parking, and Airport shuttle for free

The Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is located in the Old Town District of Albuquerque with access to Interstate 40. This pet-friendly, value hotel has staff who speak both English and Spanish. It is six miles from Albuquerque International Airport and 48 miles from Santa Fe Airport. This hotel has a total of 173 non-smoking, air-conditioned guest rooms. The hotel allows kids to stay free and includes free parking for guests.

There are many different rooms to choose from at this hotel with two queen beds, a single queen bed, one king bed, or two double beds. Each of the rooms comes equipped with an ergonomic chair and a work desk. There is a 42-inch flat-screen television mounted on the wall with free high-speed wireless Internet access. The TV has over 200 channels including premium movie options. The rooms also have Keurig coffeemakers and Southwestern style décor and furniture.

The on-site restaurant, Wild Avocado, offers New Mexican dishes as well as burgers, salads, steaks, and continental dishes. Cork & Tap offers wine, beer, and spirits for guests in a cozy atmosphere. Some of the other restaurants in the area include La Crepe Michel, Antiquity Restaurant, D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, and Central Grill and Coffee House.

There are also several attractions nearby for guests to explore such as Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Museum, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque is a 13-minute walk from the hotel.

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Property safety measures

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • River view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smartphone dock
  • TV

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness center

Parking and transportation

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • EV charging station


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Picnic area
  • Beach towels

Things to do

  • Casino


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

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1.9 Awful
I wasn’t accepted as a guest after paying/booking our room due to the proximity of where I live from the hotel as we were checking in. It was horrible making these plans and having them fall through like this. We ran into emergency home repairs and couldn’t stay in our own house. We had exhausting days and wanted to be in a relaxed environment and try to get ready for the next day. This really made for a miserable experience with a negative chain reaction for the rest of our night and family and we will definitely not attempt to come here again. Wether this is indeed a rule, it makes absolutely no sense, unless management and/or associates are making judgement calls on who they want to have as guests. This is just inexcusable “hospitality”
6.8 Okay
Pros:I liked the location and the friendly staff.
Cons:I didn't like the bed, the fickle air conditioning which worked part of the time, the small bathroom, the hidden blackout curtains, the street lamp outside my window, the baby and intrusive neighbors on the other side of my door and the toilet paper. I also didn't like sleeping until noon the first day because we had no idea there were blackout curtains until the front desk informed us the following morning. I had forgot the toilet paper I had bought since they had the cheaper brand and also my watch because I didn't sleep well the following night due to the air conditioning not working correctly and the weird noises it was making. I had enough and got up and left very early the second morning. It was a brutal 12 hour drive that day with very little sleep. Thankfully there were two of us so one of us could sleep in the car while the other drove.
8.8 Great
Pros:Staff was very helpful and accommodating, even after the website we booked through (, completely messed up our reservation! Breakfast was great.
Cons:My only complaint was that the beds were way to soft!
5.7 Passable
Pros:Located nr. Expressway, clean and comfortable. Located in the old part of Albuquerque.
9.4 Excellent
Pros:Quiet room, comfy beds, smelled pleasant, staff friendly. Breakfast was good. Decorated nicely.
8.5 Great
Pros:everything was true to the description online. Delicious was breakfast and loved the $5 coupon. Location was right off the highway. Fitness facility was good enough. High-quality staff.
Cons:The walls of the room were pretty thin. We could hear our neighbors and the cleaning staff in the morning.
9.4 Excellent
Pros:It's comfortable, the staff is friendly, the price and location are great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Nice southwest theme. Interesting art - especially the local art behind the front desk, and even better, the explanation of it to the left of checkin. The complementary breakfast was generous, and the waitress/hostess was very nice and accommodating for my wife's special dietary needs. Keep up the good work! Mike Palatas
Cons:The latch mechanism for the hand wand of the shower in the handicap room we stayed in (112) was broken - would not lock in position on the vertical slide bar.
7.7 Good
Pros:Excellent breakfast and value.
Cons:Elevators too small for luggage carts
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Overall, we had a very nice experience. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, the breakfast was delicious. That's the most I look for in a hotel, especially since we stayed for one night during a cross country road trip. It was a wonderful change from sleeping in our car at a rest area.
Cons:The only downsides were honestly very minimal, considering we stayed for only one night. I found a small roach in the bathroom that I had to dispose of, and the internet connection was very spotty and, for the most part, nonexistent.


1015 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104-2031

What's nearby

  • Albuquerque Museum0.4 mi
  • San Felipe de Neri Parish0.5 mi
  • Old Town0.5 mi
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science0.5 mi
  • Old Town Plaza0.5 mi
  • American International Rattlesnake Museum0.6 mi
  • Explora0.6 mi
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center0.8 mi
  • ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden0.9 mi
  • Tingley Beach1.3 mi
  • KiMo Theater1.7 mi
  • Rio Grande Nature Center State Park1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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FAQs when booking at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

  • Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is located at 1015 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, 1.7 miles from the center of Albuquerque. Albuquerque Museum is the closest landmark to Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn.

  • Yes, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn offers free parking.

  • Yes, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn offers free airport shuttle service.

  • Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is 5.6 miles from Albuquerque. Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is 48.3 miles from Santa Fe.

  • Yes, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn has a pool onsite.

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Distance to airport

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