Casas de Suenos Old Town Country Inn Albuquerque Hotel

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Casas de Suenos Old Town Country Inn Albuquerque Hotel

3 star

Rooms: 21

310 Rio Grande Boulevard - Albuquerque - New Mexico - 87104 - United States Hotel Website | | 5052474560
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9/10
Living in for the rest of my life
Submitted by: Jeanette Froeschner in 09/05/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
We stayed in the Kachina room and my overall reaction was that this was the first time I had been in a hotel of any sort that I thought I could actually enjoy living in for the rest of my life. It's not a hotel -- it's home.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Casas de Suenos Old Town Country Inn Albuquerque Hotel

Breakfast in the Land of Enchantment.

from feb1
As a surprise for my husband's 40th birthday, I brought him on his first visit to Albuquerque and to Casas de Suenos (Houses of Dreams). When we arrived, we were greeted by Mitch who after checking us in, gave us a brief tour of the property while leading us to our casita. We stayed 3 nights in the Faralito casita.

The casita was clean, comfortable, quiet and relaxing. We had both a front and rear entrance. A nice convenience since we were able to street park our car just steps from our front door. The living and kitchen areas made us feel at home. The bedroom was a bit of a tight squeeze with the bed taking up much of the room. However this was easily overlooked since the bed was comfy and there was plenty of closet space.

The greatroom with the attached sunroom, where we ate breakfast every morning, overlooked the gardens which were quite beautiful. Breakfast was cooked to order by Lenny and was not only delicious but quite filling. Another nice touch for guests is use of the computer in the lobby.

Old Town is easily within walking distance and though touristy, is charming and shouldn't be missed since it is so close. We ate dinner one night at Little Anita's there. Although we thought the food itself was just ok, the margaritas were really good and the wait staff very friendly. If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out the Candy Lady candy shop also there in Old Town.

Another great place to check out is Santa Fe which is only about an hours drive from Albuquerque. Lots of great shopping! It certainly made for a nice day trip.

By all means, if you can visit Albuquerque during the Balloon Fiesta, then please do. It's not to be missed. The balloons are launched early each morning and it is quite a spectacular sight. If you're not a morning person, then don't miss the Night Glow events. The colors of the various illuminated balloons is simply awesome...WOW!

If your looking to stay at a unique property and away from a hotel atmosphere, then this bed & breakfast inn maybe for you. We really enjoyed our visit to the Land of Enchantment and at the equally enchanting Casas de Suenos. We didn't want to leave but hope to return soon for a longer stay at this cozy home away from home.

LIttle gem in the heart of Old Town

from deardiva
Decided to stay here based on the tripadvisor reviews, and I was 100% pleased. Arrived at midnight, to be greeted by the Manager Mitch. Despite having to wait up that late for us, he was genuinely friendly and actually quite funny. He upgraded us to a casita with a small kitchen and separate living area - at no extra cost! The back door opened up onto the beautiful courtyard. The casita was immaculate and very comfortable. Truly a home away from home. Loved the breakfast sunroom that overlooked the courtyard. Lenn, cooked up a yummy breakfast each day of eggs, bacon and pancakes or french toast. With my husband away at meetings, I ate alone, never once feeling uncomfortable or as if I was being rushed. While our reservation was for three nights, my husband was called back to his office and we needed to leave after the second night. Mitch was very gracious in not charging us the third night. Not only did he do that, but he gave us suggestions as to where we might go while waiting for our plane to depart. He suggested Sky City. About and hour drive from the inn - it was definitely worth it. Mitch was on target again! We were so pleased we went. By the way, if you happen to go to Sky City, try to get Dale as your tour guide - she was awesome! As far as Old Town goes, it's definitely somewhat of a "tourist trap", although the church and buildings definitely have the history. Had lunch at the Church Street Cafe. They were friendly and food was good. Being a frequent traveler for both business and pleasure, I'm usually anxious to get home. I must admit, I wish I could have stayed a little longer at Casas De Suenos. It was just too heavenly.

Quiet Homey Bungalows in Great Location

from amcglynn
Walk to Old Town easily from Casa de Suenos and when you return chill out in the garden. Three women shared an airconditioned two-bedroom casita with sofa sleeper in the living room. The foldout bed was comfortable enough that I crashed at 11:00 and did not wake up until 9:30 the next morning. A full kitchen and dining room was available for our private use but we opted for breakfast in the small cafe where excellent omelets were created according to each guest's taste preferences. Staff is very service oriented. One big plus is an internet connection that is provided to all guest's free of charge. For golfers, there's a course right across the street. Before buying any jewelry I suggest a visit to the Turquoise Museum, which is also within walking distance, as you'll be much more knowledgeable after your trip through this educational museum.

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from A TripAdvisor Member
Picking a place to stay off the internet is always a gamble, but recently I rolled the dice on Casas de Suenos in Alburqueque, and came up a winner. The pictures on their website don't do it justice, so I thought I would add this review. Our family (my wife & I, and a 12 yr old) were traveling on an extended road trip through NM and Colorado, and wanted to stop in ABQ so I could visit a good buddy. The Casas looked kinda cool on the website, but I thought the price would be hard to justify because my wife is usually very thrifty. I gambled that since breakfast would be included, and we could cook dinners in the casa, we would actually save money, or at least break even relative to a traditional hotel "box."

From the moment my wife walked in through the funky entrance she was hooked. My wife and daughter went immediately exploring the internal central coutyard rosegarden that all the casas back up to, while I checked in. Some lucky corporate traveler was ahead of me, and the poor guy didn't have any real confirmation, but the clerk de Suenos was very gracious in handling his check in. The clerk must have felt bad about my wait or something because he offered to upgrade me from a one-bedroom with sleeper sofa to a 2 bedroom. Ok! I wasn't mad, I was just grooving on the lobby, but now I'm even happier!

Previously over the phone I had asked about parking, since that is a problem at a lot of "in-city" boutique hotels. He told me not a problem, and boy was he right. We had our own personal driveway that was literally 4 steps away from our front door of our own little house. And what a house. A big living room, formal dining room 2 bedrooms all with cool, sturdy original funky SWestern furniture & original art. Newly refinished real hardwood floors. Our own Kitchen with modern appliances, including a real refrigerator, brand new space age gas stove, microwave, & coffee maker, and all the dishes and silverware. I was suddenly very jealous of the corporate traveler. What a great place for an extended stay!

I don't even remember looking at a menu for breakfast. The cook came out into the wonderful atrium like breakfast area and met me and asked what I wanted, he could cook anything, I asked about omelots, and he described many wonderful ingredients, and half-jokingly I said OK to all of that, and he replied cheerfully, "one kitchen sink omelot coming up!"

The location can't be beat, you are one block away from a big city park, a few blocks from old town. I am very noise sensitive, but the thick adobe walls must be a great sound insulator.

My only caution is that if you like traditional, box hotels, you may not care for this place. If you like funky, restored bungalows, in town, & when you consider the value of the breakfast, ability to cook dinner in your own kitchen, spread out in a living room, this is living. So we are kicking ourselves that we didn't book more nights at this lovely find.

Home Away from Home (without the work!)

from A TripAdvisor Member
We found this magical place on the Internet, choosing it based on a TripAdvisor review soon after the owners began renovating the units. Casa de Suenos is a cultural gem in the Boutique Hotel industry. We found the provisions basic to all hotels to be excellent. The ambience is spacious, warm, comfortable, with an authentic Southwestern feel.

Breakfast is superb - a down to earth meal and very filling. The breakfast nook - surrounded by windows - brings in lots of sun and a fireplace keeps you even warmer in the winter. Tastefully decorated, the interior of the rooms are one of kind, each having a unique characteristic and amenity, including hardwood floors, poster beds and we had a nice Jacuzzi tub. Some of the rooms even have surround-sound, flat-screen television and fast-speed Internet. Located next to a golf course, privacy is at a premium, even though Albuquerque’s Old Town center is a walking distance away.

The price was right then, (February 2005), when it was probably still a best-kept secret.

What really made this place special was the quality of the staff - how they made us feel at home and treated us as if we had known them for years. Originally from New Orleans, the owners are well traveled, knowledgeable of the region, and always available to make your stay well worth a return trip. Whatever your reason is to stay in Albuquerque, Casa de Suenos is a dream haven come true!

B

from smwill
If you need Sheraton-type sameness... Casa de Suenos may not be for you.However, if you want a unique place to stay with a truly local feel, it's wonderful. The grounds are so lovely, several small gardens, each different. Lots of southwestern-style furnishings in the Kachina suite, with plenty of room on a queen-size fold out in the living room for our teen-age son. The plumbing has not been completely modernized, but that is easily outweighted by the charm of everything else. Great breakfast cooked to order! Very friendly and helpful staff.

A place to call home

from 25yearsmore
Just returned from a wonderful trip to New Mexico. Our first stop at Casa de Suenas bed and breakfast company was delightful-a gorgeous casita complete with all of the amenities of home and full of the flavor of New Mexico. Great attention to detail at this lovely retreat. Staff and owner happy to assist in any way and a delicious cooked to order breakfast. We had a hard time moving onto Santa Fe after 2 nights at this warm and welcoming place!

Far less than we expected

from A TripAdvisor Member
I can't believe the "5" ratings for Casas de Suenos. It was an $80 experience for $120. The place is "unusual" -- individual bungaloes; artsy-craftsy -- but old and dilapidated. We stayed one night in Feb 2005. Paid on-line in advance, so it was use it or lose it. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a Terrible rating was a decent breakfast in the morning. Far less than I expected from the online reviews & ratings.

The Southwest at its Best!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is one of the best B&B's in the Southwest we have ever stayed at. The 1930's Adobe Casita's were wonderfully decorated in southwester furniture (very upscale!) and the gardens were like an oasis in the desert. The breakfast in the sun room was fabulous and Lenny will make you the best green chili omelet you have ever had. We stayed in Sandia with our own table and chairs on our patio in the gardens. We had full kitchen for the week and a large living room with stereo and DVD player for the kids. The Staff was wonderful and always happy to assist. Great decor, breakfast and LOCATION made our stay in Albuquerque one of our best stays our family has every had. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Best Part of Albuquerque

from crsdmale
Although we were thouroughly disappointed with the city of Albuquerque, we absolutely loved this b&b. We stayed in the Kachina casita which was beautifully decorated with Kachina dolls and interesting art work. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. From offering good suggestions on how to spend our time to pre-ordering a cab for us the night before our departure, the staff took care of all of our needs. The complimentary custom-made breakfast in the dining room was a great start to the morning. It was also within walking distance to the old town as well as the acquarium and botanical gardens.

Top Local Tips for Albuquerque

Little visited sites. Here are some Albq attractions that are less visited but well worth consideration: National Hispanic Cultural Center on South 4th; the Rio Grande Botanic Garden on North Rio Grande; the Native American Cultural Center on North 12th; the KiMo Theatre on Central Ave. right downtown...spectacularly renovated "Pueblo Deco" style. Have fun!

Acoma Pueblo (Sky City) An absolute MUST to visit if you are in the area. It is about 1 hour west of Albuquerque - in the middle of nowhere - but such a treat!

Petroglyph National Park and the Sandia Tramway Go to the park in the morning when it is cooler and bring lots of water. The rock carvings are AMAZING! Go to the visitor's area and they will direct you to the biggest concentration of petroglyphs. Do the Tramway in the evening - about 1/2 and hour before sunset. The view is superb all the time but so much better at this time of day.

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  • Address: 310 Rio Grande Boulevard - Albuquerque - New Mexico - 87104 - United States
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