Explore ABQ

The Monterey Motel

Old Town Albuquerque

ABQ Culture + Shopping + Dining

The Monterey Motel is within walking distance of Old Town Albuquerque, home to local culture, history, art, and delicious regional cuisine. Enjoy the eclectic mix of Spanish Pueblo and Victorian architecture as you stroll through brick plazas and paths connecting you to museums, local artisans, restaurants, performance venues, and so much more.

Tours + Adventures

Albuquerque is alive with history and adventure. Take a tour and experience the real ABQ with locals who have a deep love and understanding of the city’s unique past and present. 

Travel 314 years back in time and experience the tales and characters of Old Town Albuquerque and the Sawmill District on this 2-hour walking tour.

Like things on the spookier side? Experience the chills and haunts of ABQ on a 1.5-hour walking tour of the city’s ghostly sites.

Acoma Pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited community in the US. Get a sense of Native people’s lives, traditions, and culture and experience the ancient past intertwined with the present.

Explore the wild side of Albuquerque on a hiking tour of the New Mexico Badlands.

Local Events

Hot air balloons fill the sky at the balloon fiesta

The Land of Enchantment fills the sky with wonder at ABQ’s annual hot air balloon festival.

Experience the magic of the holidays at ABQ’s annual light show with nearly 600 dazzling displays at the BioPark Botanic Garden.

When you visit the Monterey, you map your own story, similar to those who have traveled before you throughout the historic Route 66 highway.

Join the journey by writing down your memories, mapping your next move, your next stay, and your personal story.

Map Your Story