Albuquerque's altitude is over 5,000 feet, at least one mile above sea level. The surrounding mountains are even higher. If you come from a sea level place or are used to lower altitudes, it would be wise to learn about altitude sickness and how to prevent it. Albuquerque has very low humidity, so drink a ton of water.
* denotes lodging with pre-arranged discounts.
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn *
1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW
2.3 miles from Las Puertas
Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn
310 Rio Grande Blvd SW
2.1 miles from Las Puertas
330 Tijeras Ave NW
1.2 miles from Las Puertas
Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque *
1000 Woodward Place NE
1 mile from Las Puertas
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque *
222 Central Ave SE
1.2 mile from Las Puertas
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
1.8 mile from Las Puertas
Most booked restaurants in Albuquerque
VisitAlbuquerque.org is a great resource. And for "hidden wonders," Atlas Obscura.
Public transportation: ABQ Ride
Uber and Lyft are also available.