"The Hotel staff was great, but the appearance of the place needed work. I stayed one night and beds were comfortable, best sleep ever. Bathrooms nee ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown you'll be 3.3 km (2 mi) from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Old Town Plaza. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 120 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies or patios, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and pillowtop beds. Free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and spa tub as well as access to basketball. 750 square feet (70 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also free extended parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this Downtown Albuquerque hotel, you'll be 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from ABQ BioPark Zoo and 4 km (2.5 mi) from National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$44 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5


Pros: Green chili, biscuits and gravy with breakfast and their staff doing the breakfast! If you like eggs from a bag, cooked in the microwave!
Cons: This entire HOTEL needs a makeover badly! Why don't you put some of that money to use into your hotel! Also, the parking the worst say the least!
My Mother, Aunt and myself checked in on Thursday evening, checking out Sunday! When we arrived, the location was not a problem. However, after getting our keys we proceeded to the elevators, there was one on each end of the hotel! The elevators were very scary, no ac. Then walking to our room on the 3rd floor, my mom says, these doors look like were going to prison, not that we've ever been neither! Carpets look dirty and dingy! The room, cracked wallpaper, lamps were leaning over because they were broken, the closet fixture was held by a card holding up one side! The plug behind the phone, the receptacle was all the way out hanging. The bathroom, no ventilation at all, not enough towels for the three of us, went down to ask for wash cloths, they said laundry wasn't done! So, the next morning asked housekeeping for towels, she said that she couldn't give us too many because there is a shortage, go figure for a 5 story hotel! Later, that day we came back to the room, I noticed disgusting stuff in the tub with water! The office maintenance said that the hotel drains back up because of the old pipes, but they do what they can to fix them. It was so gross, then the front sink backed up after washing our hands, c'mon. I couldn't wait to leave this place! Sun Deck whats the point, no table chairs or a lounge chair! One ice machine for this entire hotel too! Our TV quit working on Sunday morning!

Posted by , from Show Low, AZ on Aug 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2017 by jer

We are sorry you had such a bad stay, We are working hard on many updates - new furniture chairs beds. State of the art Wi-Fi and much more to come - hope you give us a second chance.

4 out of 5
The Hotel staff was great, but the appearance of the place needed work. I stayed one night and beds were comfortable, best sleep ever. Bathrooms needs cosmetic work.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Consider the cost- next to nothing!

Location: I come here for a conference.
Not the proverbial "ritz", but I cna stay here for less than half of what you pay at the embassy suites, if you don't need so many indoor waterfalls.

Posted by on May 8, 2017

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5 out of 5

Don't judge a book by it's cover, great hotel

Pros: Everything inside the hotel was great- breakfast was delicious, staff helpful, exercise room has great equipment, pool and hot tub were amazing!
Cons: The pool area didn't have any towels, but front desk gave us plenty when we asked. Wish the pool was open until 11 PM on weekends.
Location: zoo, museums, downtown, shopping, and food are all nearby. Close to airport too.
We stayed here for the night because the pool looked amazing. We're all glad we stayed at this hotel and next time we head this way again, we'll definitely stay here. At first glance- the outside wasn't attractive. As we entered the hotel, it was much better. The people on staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, the beds weren't hard, and the fridge worked great. We loved the patios and the breakfast. The pool and hot tub were magnificent! My family loved swimming and the water temperature was perfect. The only thing we noticed was that the pool and rooms needed more towels (but the hotel was sold out that night). The Internet worked perfectly too.

Posted by , from New Mexico on Mar 13, 2017

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1 out of 5

Room was very small, hard to move around

Very small room hard to move around each other, poor lighting lamp and phone on bed stand wasn't even plugged in TV Cabinet had missing doors , tub caulking all cracked.

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

Scammers at hotel

The room was nice, hotel was nice, area was nice and quiet, the only thing is after I booked and paid for room on travelocity the front desk asked for my card scanned it and then the very next day I find 300.00 in fraud charges on my card. I didn't use my card at all on this trip, so I know it was from this hotel, that's the only place it was scanned. Watch out for this place, one of the employees is card skimming

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

Not great but okay.

Pros: Breakfast
Cons: handicap accessibility and housekeeping.
Best thing about the hotel was breakfast. It was awesome. There are some bad points. The handicap ramp is way to steep for electric wheelchairs. Threw me forward when I got to the bottom. Although they have a ramp going into the pool area, they built the ramp to low below the doorway so you have to go up the ramp with some speed and when you hit the lip at the top, again I was thrown forward and almost out of my wheelchair. Also, they did not service our room the second day there and when we called to ask about it, we were told rooms are only cleaned and serviced by request. Really, we have to ask you to do your job?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent place to spend the night

Pros: Very nice, clean and friendly. Prices are respectable and the food was good.
Super CLEAN, friendly and just a great environment to lay a tired body for the night ;)

Posted by , from Choctaw, OK on Jun 13, 2016

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2 out of 5

Not happy

Not a happy experience. The room was not what I had expected

Posted by , from tx on May 31, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very nice an pleasant

Nice stay and if I had to take would stay again. Breakfast was hot an ready. And there was enough seating for everyone. Also in the parking

Posted by on May 22, 2016

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About the Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown

Location 900 Medical Arts Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Property Features

Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 750 square feet (70 square meters). An area shuttle within 5 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are free. The business-friendly Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Albuquerque hotel.

  • 120 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 750 sq ft of conference space
  • 70 sq m of conference space
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport) (6.5 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Train station: Albuquerque Station - Alvarado Transportation Center (2.8 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 5 mi
  • Parking: Free self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown offers 120 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Albuquerque hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the property; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Basketball on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Plaza Albuquerque
  • Plaza Inn Albuquerque
  • Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Midtown Hotel
  • Howard Johnson Albuquerque Midtown
  • Albuquerque Plaza Hotel
  • Plaza Inn Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque
  • Plaza Hotel Albuquerque
  • Howard Johnson Midtown

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).