WEDDING & EVENTS - IN ALBUQUERQUE - TRAVEL TIPS - REGISTRIES
Traveling to Albuquerque and New Mexico
Flights to Albuquerque are usually around $400 from the Midwest and East Coast, a little less from the West Coast. We recommend Hipmunk for your flight searches. Yes, we know this is a fair chunk of change, so we hope that you know how much it will mean to us that you come.
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The wedding is in Old Town, Albuquerque. We won't have any "home base" hotel, so please choose any lodging thatmakes the most sense for you. Let us know if you have any questions! While some hotels are walking distance from Old Town, you will likely want a car to enjoy yourself in Albuquerque, and that should cost under $20 per day. That said, we will also recommend some places a little further flung.
Hotel Albuquerque - nice pool, walkable to Old Town Plaza and the Albuquerque Museum, and is a big traditional hotel. Our group rate can get you a for $109 (though you may find cheaper elsewhere). Ask for the "Meyer/Morris Wedding" or code 1208MEYERM before July 28th. Contact the hotel at (505) 843-6300 or (800) 237-2133 and ask to be connected to reservations. The discount deadline is July 28th.
Hotel Andaluz - downtown Albuquerque (i.e. not walkable, and parking may be an issue), but is the original Hilton (period), is well-designed, and has great amenities like a stocked library and awesome rooftop bar and excellent restaurant on site. The discount code "wedding" will get you 20% off, but I believe other sites are offering 30% off for the summer.
Hyatt Tamaya - quite far away, but feels beautifully remote, has golf, spa, etc., and an awesome pool with a no-joke waterslide.
Sandia Casino - similar to Tamaya, slightly less remote, attached to a casino, with an awesome rooftop bar with views that feel like you can see all the way to Arizona or Colorado.
VRBO.com - (Vacation Rental by Owner) lots of vacation rentals look great--look for "walking distance to Old Town", and let us know if you want any sanity-checks on the description/communication with the lessor.
Los Poblanos - historic home turned inn, peacocks and organic farm on the grounds, including livestock and possibly the end of lavender season.
Casa de Suenos & Old Town Bed and Breakfast - both are walking distance to our venues, but we aren't familiar with them.
And then there's a Best Western, Econo Lodge and other cheaper chain hotels nearby, but we recommend turning our wedding weekend into some indulgence.
Weather note: Yup, we are aware that we planned our wedding in the summer in the desert, but we love the non-humid heat so much more than Atlantic swelter, so let us share with you what we do in this weather. Since the air is so dry, being in the shade or dressing in light-colored clothing will be a big benefit. Evenings can be chilly, usually more than 20 degrees cooler than midday, so you'll thank yourself for bringing some extra layers. One final note: Albuquerque is at over 5000' elevation, and Santa Fe is over 7000', so outdoor activities may be harder than you think. Basically, prepare to hydrate, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.