I arrived late and left early, but I had a good rest at the very pedestrian Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport.
Hyatt Place Albuquerque Airport Review
Albuquerque has a couple of Hyatt Place properties and I chose the airport location because it was cheaper ($125). Had I had more time (I was on a road trip to California), I would have tried out the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, which looks like a very nice property.
I pulled into the lot and parked. The parking lot was not controlled. However, at the front desk I was informed of a new QR system to pay for parking at a rate of $10/night. However, the front desk attendant on duty waived the fee because of my World of Hyatt Globalist status (I did not ask).
The lobby was empty at night, but filled with a church group the following morning such that I struggled to find a place to sit to eat breakfast.
For airport travelers, a complimentary ABQ Airport shuttle runs from 4:30 am until midnight on request. From the airport, call +1 505 242 9300 once you have your luggage to request a pick-up.
This is very much a “cookie-cutter” Hyatt Place. While there was very little charm, my room, 415, was large and clean, with an L-shaped couch (with fold-out bed), a desk, and a king-size bed.
The thermostat was ancient…
But I appreciated that the desk had extra plugs including a USB-C and USB-A port.
The bathroom vanity and sink were in the main part of the room while there was a smaller side room with a toilet and shower.
Complimentary breakfast was provided in the lobby. Breakfast buffet hours are 6:00 am to 9:30 am Monday through Friday and an extra half hour until 10:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.
The selection included:
- scrambled eggs
- hardboiled eggs
- sliced cantaloupe
- donut holes
- waffles (via self-service machine)
The coffee was very bad, but I had some scrambled eggs with green chilies to fuel me for the car ride ahead. Maybe some of you can recommend third-wave coffee in ABQ because I could not find any that opened early…
The Placery + The Market
A self-serve market and 24/7 café called “The Placery” (standard at most Hyatt Place properties) with food like sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
A small area with a desktop computer and printer in the lobby area was available for internet browsing and the printing of boarding passes (do people still do that?).
A ground-level fitness center included an exercise bike, an elliptical machine, two treadmills, kettleballs, medicine balls, and foam rollers.
An outdoor pool is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm during warmer months.