Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
What would you do with $20 million? Would you spend it on a remodel? That’s what the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown recently did. The Sheraton corporation plunked down a cool $20 million to transform the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown in New Mexico. With 295 guest rooms, the Sheraton Uptown is a shopper’s delight. Situated near the ABQ Uptown and Coronado Mall, the Sheraton Uptown offers free shuttle service to shops and restaurants.
Sheraton Uptown – WiFi Friendly
If you need to check e-mail while visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Sheraton Uptown has got you covered. The Link @ Sheraton offers complimentary internet in the lobby with several workstations and free printing. Attempting to stay in shape during your stay? The Sheraton Uptown has an indoor pool and spa. Coffee aficionados will appreciate in-room Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea. The kids will be happy with the 37″ LCD flat screen TV and everyone will get a good night’s sleep with the Sheraton Sweep Sleeper beds.
Family-friendly Sheraton Uptown
Traveling with family? The Club Lounge might make sense for a family-friendly budget. Located on the eighth floor, the Club Lounge is open for continental breakfast from 6-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. for cocktails and snacks. I managed to slip into the Club Lounge for a breakfast of juice, fruit, yogurt and a toasted bagel on my last day in Albuquerque. The Club Lounge offers a view of the Sandia Mountains.
Room with a View of the Sandia Mountains
My room, #619, a standard room, rented for $159. The best rates for the Sheraton Uptown can be found on the web. If you know you’ll be attending the International Balloon Fiesta, the pre-paid rates are the way to go.
This was my first time to Albuquerque and this town knows how to eat. To experience New Mexico cuisine, I recommend El Pinto Restaurant – the guacamole and house made salsa are delicious. If you like tequila, try the El Tesoro Platinum de Don Felipe. Looking for northern Italian food? Scalo Northern Italian Grill is located in the Uptown area and has a wide ranging menu with reasonable prices. I ordered the house made lobster ravioli. Save room for the locally made gelato. For the meat eaters in the group, head on over to The County Line for bar-b-que, fresh baked bread and mashed potatoes. Live music and killer desserts will keep your foot tapping at The County Line in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
International Balloon Fiesta
If you are planning to experience the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, make your hotel reservations in advance of the October event. Tom Rutherford helped launch the International Balloon Fiesta back in 1972 and he is still very much involved in hot air balloons. To learn more about things to do while in Albuquerque you may follow the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau. The ACVB is also on Twitter, as is the International Balloon Fiesta.
If You Go:
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown (505) 830-5784 or (800) 252-7772
2600 Louisiana blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Article written by and photos courtesy of Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip I was a guest of Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown.