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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque, NM (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1975. Same-sex marriage is legal statewide in New Mexico, as is adoption and access to fertility treatments for lesbian couples. Same-sex couples now enjoy the same rights as heterosexual married couples.
Albuquerque has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Albuquerque Social ClubSidewinders Ranch the most famous gay bars in Albuquerque, MN
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history.

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1. Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque

Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town
Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town

Located off Interstate 40, this luxury Albuquerque hotel features on-site gourmet dining and rooms with free WiFi and a cable TV. The Albuquerque Zoo is 2.2 mi away.

A work desk, coffee maker and seating area are provided in all rooms at the Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town. Most rooms boast a private balcony.

Mexican and American dishes are served in the restaurant and cantina, Garduño’s. The stylish QBar and historic landmark-turned nightclub, Casa Esencia, offer a full bar and live entertainment.

The Hotel Albuquerque features an outdoor pool, a relaxing hot tub and a fitness center. In-room massages can be requested at the 24-hour front desk.

Featuring decor inspired by Spain, Mexico and Native American culture, this upscale Old Town hotel is 0.7 miles from the zoo, botanical gardens and aquarium at ABQ BioPark, and 2 miles from downtown Albuquerque.

The stylish, understated rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi; many units also have balconies with mountain views. The Presidential Suite includes a dining table and a wet bar.

The hotel offers an outdoor pool, a fitness center and free Saturday walking tours of Old Town (in season). Expansive event facilities include a wedding chapel set amid gardens, plus ballrooms. There’s also a New Mexican restaurant, a sleek lounge and a club.

The Hotel Albuquerque offers New Mexican hospitality in with Albuquerque sophistication. Adorned with a historic touch of contemporary furnishings inside its territorial-style exterior, the hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience. Comfort is melded with New Mexican elegance in every one of the 188 guest rooms. The hotel offers restaurants, bars and social venues on the property to satisfy the hungry, the high-class, and the ultra-chic. As a landmark to the city, the hotel sits quaintly in the historic Old Town area, where guests can conveniently walk to several attractions, parks, museums, and shops.

The property itself is great. Huge lobby, big rooms, comfy beds, and balconies with views. The lighting in the rooms is all dimmable, high quality LEDs. The art on the walls is actually art, rather than pablum. As a nice touch, there’s a fridge and tons of desk space. (No freezer or microwave…in general, I’ve found those particular features are easier to get from the less fancy hotels. But Michael was prompt in offering to nuke anything I needed.) The parking lots are on site, well-lit, and patrolled 24 hours.

Our room was huge, and our bed was comfortable. The hotel is close to so many attractions. The Sawmill Market is only about one block away. When you stay at Hotel Albuquerque, you have to eat at Sawmill. Old Town is also within walking distance. It’s a really cool place that you need to visit. I could not recommend the Hotel Albuquerque more. We had a great time. It’s beautiful.

A very picturesque and charming hotel in the well known Old Town area of this great city. A very nice feature of our room was the great viewing window to view the mountains around the city as well as the many hot air balloons that launched in early morning around the city landscape. That was great to see! The room was very comfortable, wonderful bed. No complaints on anything.

The staff was very good all around. The location of course is ideal in location so close to many downtown attractions. Ate at the hotel restaurant one night and food was very good. There are many great local restaurants as well nearby. Tripadvisor helped us find a couple of great places for breakfast and one dinner. Hotel Albuquerque’s setting of their own restaurant and it’s outside dining area if you like is very charming, a beautiful inner courtyard area with very nice lighting.

I chose it because of its location near Old Town and the excellent reviews. It is has a nice restaurant and bar, a beautiful outside patio, and a lovely garden area. There is a lot of casual sitting areas throughout the building. Each evening we were entertained by a guitarist playing Hispanic music and popular tunes. One night we sat on the patio, the next in one of the indoor sitting areas. It was very relaxing. Being located right next to Old Town, it was easy to come and go several times a day. The bedroom was nice with a beautiful view of the mountains and one morning, hot air balloons.

The room was a little plain being done in muted hues and having only 2 pictures over the bed, but it was large with a comfortable sitting area and the view of the mountains. The bed was a little hard for my taste. The staff was wonderful and very helpful. I especially liked their policy of giving you free bottles of water every time you ask at the front desk. I would definitely stay here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque
Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque

How much does a room costs at Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town ?

Prices start 121$/night for King Room. The Junior Suite with Balcony is  159$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a balcony, seating area and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque you can find the best hotels deals in Albuquerque during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Albuquerque on   or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Albuquerque

Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton
Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton

This trendy Albuquerque hotel features an on-site restaurant and rooftop lounge and elegant rooms equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The Albuquerque Convention Center is one block away.

All luxurious rooms at the Hotel Andaluz offer a seating area, spacious work desk and coffee maker for guest convenience.

This hotel is styled in Moroccan and Spanish-inspired decorations and features a library and an on-site Cultural Center Museum. Meeting and banquet facilities are also available.

The on-site restaurant, Hotel Andaluz offers a wide variety of food and drink options. Guests can also enjoy drinks at MÁS – Tapas y Vino and the rooftop patio of Ibiza.

Dating from 1939, this upscale downtown hotel with Andalusian-inspired decor is 2 blocks from the Albuquerque Convention Center and 2 miles from Old Town.

Stylish rooms, studios and 1-bedroom suites feature bamboo furnishings, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded amenities range from fireplaces and/or freestanding tubs to wet bars and/or antique furniture.

There’s a rooftop bar offering weekday happy hour. The sophisticated on-site restaurant serves tapas, and guests can enjoy meals and drinks in the atmospheric lounge area. Guests have access to a local fitness center, and meeting rooms are available.

Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton shines as downtown Albuquerque’s only AAA 4-Diamond hotel and one of Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Top Hotels in the World. A classic hotel that has been thoroughly updated for the 21st century with chic, modern style, Andaluz is also one of few historic hotels to hold a LEED Gold Certification for environmental sustainability.

The hotel offers two award winning bars and restaurants: MAS Tapas y Vino, featuring an extensive curated wine list and a contemporary take on small plates, and Ibiza, a wonderful rooftop patio bar offering a fun, relaxing atmosphere and tempting cocktails.

This hotel is a green hotel, so it took us a while to get used to the concept (reusable water pouch, no ice bucket, no coffee pot). As compared to another historical hotel, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, I liked this hotel better- full of history (furniture, doorway, elevator, fountain,…) with adequate updates.

Although there is no in-room coffee pot, complementary coffee is served daily in the morning in the library.

Generally speaking their service was great. The only area that needed improvement would be housekeeping. Replenishment of Kleenex and water glass (for a broken glass) was not done well.

This is a charming hotel for sure. We were impressed by this Hilton Curio hotel.

Historic hotel in the downtown area of Albuquerque, interesting stay in Conrad Hilton’s first hotel. Nice restaurant (we only had breakfast) and for the nights we stayed, an interesting “rooftop” lounge on the second floor. We walked to the historic old town, it’s a distance (close to 1 1/2 miles) and not too scenic, but we were advised of this before hand, and the walk did us good.

The Andaluz Hotel is not just a hotel. It’s a historic building with amazing architecture and art. It presents itself with an old, yet modern day art exhibit that makes you walk around the hotel capturing its beauty and essence. Each wall in itself is its own art gallery that represents much of the history of the hotel, Albuquerque “Burque” and the beautiful state of New Mexico. It’s located within a block of the historic Route 66 and just miles from old town and the airport. Kudos to the maintenance staff who work diligently to keep this landmark in such pristine condition.

Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque New Mexico
Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque New Mexico

How much does a room costs at Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton ?

Prices start 143$/night for Queen Room. The Deluxe King Room is  155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online– Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection By Hilton  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque New Mexico you can find the best hotels deals in Albuquerque during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Albuquerque on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Chaco 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque NM

Hotel Chaco
Hotel Chaco

Hotel Chaco has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and bar in Albuquerque. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site.

At the hotel, rooms are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Hotel Chaco, each room has a seating area.

à la carte and American breakfast options are available each morning at the accommodations.

A 9-minute walk from Old Town Albuquerque, this premium hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from the American International Rattlesnake Museum and a mile from Albuquerque Aquarium.

Warm rooms have a chic, Zen-like vibe, and feature free Wi-Fi, balconies, minibars and HDTVs, as well as tea and coffeemakers. Suites offer separate living rooms; some include fireplaces. Upgraded suites add wet bars, dining areas and/or outdoor fire pits, as well as terraces with panoramic views. Room service is available.

There’s a chic rooftop restaurant, a lobby lounge and a 24-hour gym, as well as a hot tub and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Hotel Chaco is Albuquerque’s newest luxury hotel, located near the heart of Old Town Albuquerque and the new contemporary Sawmill District. It opens in the spring of 2017 and brings 118 luxury rooms and suites to Old Town. Hotel Chaco is inspired by Chaco Canyon and the role the site played as a central hub for ancient peoples.

What a fantastic hotel, and what a relaxing experience! This is a brand new hotel, just under two years old, and it still has that “new property” feel. The design is updated Southwestern, with a focus on Native arts.

. I have been coming to NM since I was a teenager, and in all that time, there were three basic types of hotels to choose from: your average Motel 6 type; a more mid-level, Marriott style, very 1980s version of Southwest kitsch (think Spanish tiles and carved beams; and a slightly stodgy Upper-Crust type of turn-of-the-last-century “Grand Dame” establishment like the Parc or La Fonda. Hotel Chaco is a whole new ballgame for this area.

It is decidedly Native Culture in design, but with an extremely modern clean twist. All the buildings g materials reflect the landscape, and the feel of the place is that of a spa, or even a meditation retreat. My room might be the nicest I have ever had the pleasure to book at this price point; overly spacious, huge windows and very roomy bathroom. It had two sitting areas with-in the room itself, and not one but two balconies, each facing a different direction. The restaurant, LVL 5 is excellent, I will post a separate review for it, as it stands alone. Located on the fifth floor, it offers almost 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

I found the entire staff, from maintenance to front desk, friendly, welcoming and efficient.
However, my favorite thing might have been the diversity of the clientele, all of whom seemed to feel as welcome as I did. Straight, Gay, Black, White, Old, Young… all were represented on my visit, All were given the same level of top notch hospitality.

This place is brand new (about a year) and would be full in Las Vegas or larger towns. Beautiful architecture, a 5th-floor restaurant with views of the city, art in every floor. This is the opposite of the old Rte. 66 vibe Albuquerque worked for 60 years. Modern. Gay and diverse-friendly. Incredibly relaxing in a city that often isn’t.

albuquerque gay hotels
albuquerque gay hotels

How much does a room costs at Hotel Chaco ?

Prices start 181$/night for Standard King Room. The Deluxe King Room is  242$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a flat-screen TV, seating area and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Hotel Chaco –  Gay Friendly Hotels Albuquerque New Mexico you can find the best hotels deals in Albuquerque during Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Albuquerque on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.