Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Chaco

2000 Bellamah Ave. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104, USA

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc.’s, special commitment to New Mexico shines through in their fastidious study of Chaco Canyon as an inspiration for their latest Albuquerque hotel. Designed by the Gensler firm, the hotel uses materials meant to evoke the fine stone chinking that comprise most of the 9th- to 12th-century structures found at that not-to be-missed ancient Puebloan site. Rooms are spacious and well appointed in a cleanly austere way; details like petrified-wood sink basins suit the natural palette and black-and-white photos of the ruins found on the walls. Contemporary works by Native American artists greet you on every floor, and the second floor kiva-shaped passageway provides a direct encounter with the artworks you can glimpse from the striking lobby below. The Level 5 restaurant is almost shockingly loud in contrast to the hotel aesthetic, but the views are impressive indeed.

PROS

  • thoughtful interior decor
  • contemplative outdoor lounge space
  • cool emerging Sawmill location

CONS

  • fortress-like entrance
  • fitness center not 24/7
  • $30 resort fee (included in price)

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
New, Trendy, Views
Sceney
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 505-246–9989 | 866-505–7829-for reservations only

HOTEL DETAILS

118 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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