To stay I recommend Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm. This is a stunning property, set on 25 acres, north of downtown Albuquerque and Old Town at 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NE., in an area known as Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Established in 1934, they have the Historic Inn Rooms & Suites in a classic New Mexican Style plus they also have The Farm Rooms & Suites next to the farm which grows organic produce and lavender. Their CAMPO restaurant is open for breakfast and for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. The ingredients come from their farm and other local purveyors. Reservations are open to non-guests based on availability. There are special events plus cooking classes. Bon Appetit ranked it a Top 10 Hotel for Food Lover’s in America.
The Farm Shop is open to the public and should be a must on your list of what to do in town. The attractive store features lavender spa products including soaps and lotions, prepared artisan foods, gourmet kitchen and garden tools, books and cards plus New Mexican made gifts.
Closer in is the the Hotel Chaco which opened in early 2017. It is a stylish boutique hotel located at 2000 Bellamah Ave. NW near Old Town. It features art throughout by local artists. It will also anchor the new Sawmill district which is under re-development to the north of Old Town. A good friend was just there and loved the rooms and the restaurant
The boutique Hotel Andaluz is another great option at 125 Second Street NW.
Other hotels getting good reviews include the Nativo Lodge at 6000 Pan American Freeway, NE featuring great art. The El Vado Motel opened in 1937 on Route 66 and completely restored in 2018. It features mid-century furniture and local artwork. 2500 Central Ave.
Hotel Chaco and El Vado Motel were recently featured in the latest New York Times 36 Hours in Albuquerque in September, 2019 as great places to stay.