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Located in Albuquerque, a 17-minute walk from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, El Vado Motel has accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. The property is around 1.6 miles from Bernalillo Metropolitan Courthouse, 1.7 miles from Kimo Theater and 2 miles from ABQ BioPark - Zoo. Guests can grab a bite to eat in the restaurant or a drink at the bar and free WiFi is available throughout the property. The motel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At El Vado Motel rooms contain bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Albuquerque, like hiking and cycling. Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is 2 miles from El Vado Motel, while Albuquerque Amtrak Station is 2.2 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, 6.2 miles from the motel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.6
Location
9.0
Free WiFi
8.6
High score for Albuquerque
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Daniel
    United States of America United States of America
    This was my fourth time staying at the El Vado Motel. Great spot in a central location. Friendly staff. Good vibes. Can't wait to go back.
  • S
    United States of America United States of America
    El Vado Motel is a retro delight. It is even more charming than the photos show. The pool lights up at night in changing colors, and the courtyard is just gorgeous. The room is lovely, and I was delighted to see that instead of offering wasteful...
  • Cindy
    Canada Canada
    Location was great a short walk to old town. Cute room comfy bed. Great shower. Pool area very nice.

Area info

Restaurants
7 Restaurants On Site

  • Buen Provecho

    No additional info available

  • Happy Chickenzz

    No additional info available

  • El Vado Taproom
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Modern
  • Streetfood Sensations

    No additional info available

  • Heavenly Taste Cakery

    No additional info available

  • Cafe Chica

    No additional info available

  • 5 Star Burger

    No additional info available

Amenities of El Vado Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 7 restaurants
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Seasonal
  • Heated pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Fenced pool
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

El Vado Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 50 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express El Vado Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform El Vado Motel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

A damage deposit of $50 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about El Vado Motel

  • El Vado Motel is 1.6 miles from the center of Albuquerque. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • El Vado Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at El Vado Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at El Vado Motel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • El Vado Motel has 7 restaurants:

    • Heavenly Taste Cakery
    • 5 Star Burger
    • Streetfood Sensations
    • Buen Provecho
    • Cafe Chica
    • Happy Chickenzz
    • El Vado Taproom

  • Room options at El Vado Motel include:

    • Quad
    • Suite
    • Double