Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

1015 Rio Grande Blvd. Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87104 United States (USA) near Exit 157a on I-40 (~0.1mi)
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3.0 Star Property
35.103730-106.670944
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Best Western launches the We Care Clean℠ program: Best Western's We Care Clean program expands upon the brand's trusted and industry-leading I Care Clean® standards, as well as the enhanced cleaning protocols put in place at the onslaught of COVID-19. The We Care Clean program includes heightened and comprehensive cleanliness and social distancing standards - all in an effort to improve safety and reassure customers that Best Western is committed to their health and wellbeing.
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Based on 2188 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Avg. Group Discount of 20.4%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 173 rooms in property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 4 conference rooms in property

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed - Free WiFi Pet Friendly Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Pet Friendly Room Refrigerator WiFi Flat Screen Television Work Desk
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Pool View Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Pool View Safe Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed - Free WiFi, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 Queen Bed Refrigerator WiFi Flat Screen Television Activity Table Coffee and Tea Maker
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds - Free WiFi Pet Friendly Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds - Free WiFi Pool View Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds - Free WiFi, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Pet Friendly Room Refrigerator WiFi Flat Screen Television Activity Table
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Pool View Refrigerator WiFi Activity Table
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds Refrigerator WiFi Flat Screen Television Activity Table
Non-Smoking
Check RatesAccessible 1 King Accessible Communication Assistance
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesAccessible 1 King Mobility Accessible Communication Assistance Bathtub
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesAccessible 2 Queen Accessible Communication Assistance Free WiFi, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History American International Rattlesnake Museum Albuquerque Zoo and Aquarium Explora! Science Center and Children's Museum Historic Old Town Plaza Indian Pueblo Cultural Center New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Turquoise Museum

Verified Reviews of Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice room, enjoyed Wild Avacado and finished with the rain and lightning show."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Nice ending to a long trip with my husband, need I say more.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 09 to Sat Jul 10 2021 at a $184.99 average nightly rate.
"It was pretty, clean and friendly."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
During this Covid experience we felt safe in our very clean room. The staff was helpful and friendly. We were pleased with the Albuquerque themed architecture and art. We will definitely stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Mar 08 to Tue Mar 09 2021 at a $96.99 average nightly rate.
"Clean and awesome."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel staff was polite and awesome. The room was very pet friendly. My two small pups loved the bed provided for them. We all felt comfortable and relaxed in a clean and quiet room. We will definitely come back.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 15 to Fri Oct 16 2020 at a $113.99 average nightly rate.
"Front desk very nice? The hallways stunk. End it didn’t feel clean."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
If you're looking for a place that uses blankets on the bed with a bedspread over that, this place is for you.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 04 to Wed Aug 05 2020 at a $76.49 average nightly rate.
"Front desk very nice? The hallways stunk. End it didn’t feel clean."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
If you're looking for a place that uses blankets on the bed with a bedspread over that, this place is for you.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 04 to Wed Aug 05 2020 at a $76.49 average nightly rate.
"Comfortable"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very clean and cozy. Excellent breakfast.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 28 to Sun Sep 29 2019 at a $88.84 average nightly rate.
"Very clean and Quiet."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Everything was excellent. Loved how clean the whole room and bathroom were. Would stay here again for sure. We were just driving through and needed a hotel to sleep at this was perfect.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 28 to Fri Mar 01 2019 at a $87.43 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 2188 guest reviews

Property Description

Situated in an area rich with heritage, culture and art, your attendees will be delighted with our hotel's vibrant architecture reflective of the Southwest. The Rio Grande Inn proudly displays the talent of local artists featuring handcrafted Southwestern Style furniture, lighting, and art in all 173 guest rooms and throughout the hotel. We're located in the Historic Old Town District with over 150 unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries nestled around the Albuquerque Plaza. Includes hot breakfast.

Green Sustainability

Xeriscape, Low-Flow Toilets, Towel Re-use Program

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 4
Rooms: 173
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 173
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 4 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 2639 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 180 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4PM-10PM
Pool Info:
Heated outdoor pool open year round from 7am to 10pm.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual- 24 Hours Prior/One night's room/taxGroup- 30 Days Prior/One night's room/tax
Nightly Parking: Comp
Typical Group Deposit: 500
Total Taxes: 13.88%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 13.88%
Food and Beverage Tax: 7.88%
Audio Visual Tax: 7.88%
Porterage Fee: 5.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 19.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 8.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 14.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 12.50 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 5.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 5.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 26.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Albuquerque International Airport from 7am till 10pm.

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary shuttle service to and from nearby attractions including five museums, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Zoo and Aquarium and the Railrunner.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary hot breakfast off limited menu.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Dogs allowed with Restrictions Limited Dog Rooms/$20 Non-Refundable Pet Fee per Day/$100 Max per Stay

Parking Info

Complimentary, self parking

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary in-room and public space.

Cleaning Policies

We have enhanced techniques used to clean guest rooms after each stay. We are paying particular attention to high touch point areas, to include key cards, public area computers, elevator doors and buttons, door handles, locks and latches, light switches, desk surfaces, telephones, television remote controls, and bathroom fixture handles. We have removed pens, notepads, magazines, decorative pillows, and throws from all guest rooms during the pandemic to help stop the spread. Guest rooms are not cleaned for a minimum of 72 hours after check out for the protection of our staff and guests. We have heightened sanitizing attention to all common areas.If staff are not feeling well or an immediate family is not feeling well, we ask that they stay home to avoid passing it to others. Keep their hands clean and wash their hands properly. We ask that they use hand sanitizer whenever possible. Regularly wiping down and sanitizing their workspace.

About Best Western Plus

  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk
  • Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available
  • FREE high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Breakfast is available
  • For the upper mid-scale market, including upgraded amenities and enhanced style and comfort.

The Best Western Plus highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both our group quotes and the best individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was entered. The best group deal shown is 25.9% in March 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $158 in the month of June 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn.

Feel free to use the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Albuquerque event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Rio Grande Ballroom 81 x 28 x 8 2634180/----100--------/--200250--
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Rio Grande Ballroom

The Rio Grande Ballroom is conveniently located within the Inn. A permanent handcrafted bar stocked with essential wine, beer, and spirits. Artist David Schumann’s southwest drawings that adorn the walls ensure an authentic New Mexican event.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2634 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
81 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Sandia Room
41 x 26 x 8 106685/----60--------/--90140--
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Sandia Room

The Sandia Room is conveniently located within the Inn. Artist David Schumann’s southwest drawings that adorn the walls ensure an authentic New Mexican event.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1066 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
41 x 26 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Manzano Room
29 x 28 x 8 81240/----35--------/--6050--
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Manzano Room

The Manzano Room is conveniently located within the Inn. Artist David Schumann’s southwest drawings that adorn the walls ensure an authentic New Mexican event.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
812 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
29 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Zia Room
27 x 28 x 8 75640/----30--------/--5050--
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Zia Room

The Zia Room is conveniently located within the Inn. A permanent handcrafted bar stocked with essential wine, beer, and spirits. Artist David Schumann’s southwest drawings that adorn the walls ensure an authentic New Mexican event.
Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
756 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
27 x 28 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Photo of Zia Room

FAQs about Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn have?

There are 173 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, they have 4 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Complimentary hot breakfast off limited menu.

What parking is available at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Complimentary, self parking

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary in-room and public space.

Can I get a AAA rate at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA CAA Rate 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Pet Friendly Refrigerator Must Show AAA ID At Check in

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Rate Citizens 55yrs Plus or AARP ID 1 King Bed - Free WiFi Pet Friendly Refrigerator

Is there a gym at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Great shopping. All guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there shuttle service?

Yes. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Albuquerque International Airport from 7am till 10pm. Good shuttle service. Every guests reviewed were happy with the shuttle service.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi didn't work. Wifi quality could be improved. The majority of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Is there a pool at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Heated outdoor pool open year round from 7am to 10pm..

Can I get a group rate at Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 20.4%.

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"Everything was spectacular. I LOVE this service. I have booked four separate meeting using your group travel service and I couldn't be more pleased." K.B. - Houston, TX

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