Exclusive Hotel Discount on Albuquerque’s Boutique Hotel Andaluz

26 August, 2010 (12:19) | Recommended Digs, Southwest U.S. | By: darngooddigs

During our road trip this summer in the southwest U.S., we had the chance to spend three nights at Albuquerque’s newest boutique hotel, the fabulous Hotel Andaluz – as part of our search for the best independently owned hotels around the world for budget-minded travelers.

Hotel Andaluz

The Moorish-Palace-Inspired Lobby

We were living in luxury for close to $100 a night, but we knew their summer rates wouldn’t last forever. When we got back to Brooklyn at the end of our trip, we contacted the Andaluz management to inquire if they would give our readers a discount – to keep the typical night’s price under $150. They came back to us with an exclusive promo code that earns Darn Good Digs readers 15% off the published rate.

Hotel Andaluz Promo Code: darn

We recommend that before you use our promo code, you should first search for special deals on the Hotel Andaluz website as well as on our affiliate link. If no discount rates are available, then use our promo code.

Read our review to find out what we liked about the Hotel Andaluz so much:

What makes the Hotel Andaluz so Darn Good? We knew from the second that we walked into the gorgeous lobby at the Andaluz that we were onto something good. Darn good. The huge two-tiered space was designed to resemble a Moorish palace, and we were seduced by the shimmering fountains, private casbahs, and striking artwork.

Hotel Andaluz

Half of Our Room

Location: The Andaluz is just off historic Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque, which is currently undergoing an impressive multimillion dollar revitalization. We enjoyed the location, as we had a choice of several restaurants and bars that were within easy walking distance. The hotel is a ten minute drive from historic Old Town and several renowned museums, including the fascinating Pueblo Cultural Center.

Rooms: The hotel was built in 1939 by famed hotelier Conrad Hilton in the Spanish Territorial style, and has since earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009, a massive renovation was completed and the hotel was re-opened as the stunning and eco-friendly Andaluz. Our room, though less dramatic than the lobby, was no less impressive. Its contemporary touches such as the streamlined lime-green couch and wall-mounted flat screen tv perfectly complimented the vintage wooden furniture and Buddha statue blessing our bathroom.

Hotel Andaluz

The Buddha Statue in Our Bathroom

Food: The hotel has a downstairs restaurant and bar, the Lucia, and a second floor tapas bar with rooftop terrace, the Ibiza. While both restaurants looked tempting, we opted for some of the more budget options in the neighborhood. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Gold Street Café one block from the hotel and dinner at the Standard Diner, a former Route 66 service station.

Vibe: The Anduluz is a stylish and inviting downtown boutique hotel. One of the many beautiful (and friendly) staff members even took a moment to hang out with our five year old boy as he checked out the fish swimming in the fountain.

Keep in Mind: For parking, we opted for a $10/day parking garage pass to self-park in the garage next door.

Room Rates: US$109-$285

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