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Stay at one of the Route 66 hotels in Albuquerque, NM, Old Town when you want easy access to the charming sites and the convention center in Albuquerque. The Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn is conveniently located near several attractions and business sites, making it the perfect choice for leisure and business travelers looking for a comfortable hotel near Old Town. Enjoy the rich culture and wealth of dining and shopping options within minutes of our property.

All of our non-smoking rooms are designed with your needs in mind. You’ll also enjoy deluxe amenities including concierge service, an outdoor heated pool and a fitness center featuring a Hoist® weight machine and cardio equipment.

Enjoy meals at our very own Wild Avocado serving Southwestern and American fare or order room service to enjoy meals in the comfort of your room. Cork & Tap bar on the property is also open for dinner every day and is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and good company. You’ll find several bistros, modern dining destinations and fast food restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel.

If you’re here on business, enjoy easy access to the Albuquerque Bio Park, convention center and other downtown business sites. We offer airport shuttle service and onsite meeting space that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Our convenient location near I-40 makes it easy to travel to area offices and downtown entertainment venues during a business trip.

Whether you’re in town for the International Balloon Festival or want to tour Albuquerque museums, enjoy all the comforts of home at our Route 66 hotel. Book your room at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn on bestwestern.com to take advantage of our Low Rate Guarantee.

The Hotel will not rent a room to an individual who resides within the Albuquerque Metro area and a thirty-five (35) mile radius beyond Albuquerque.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $30 per day.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 1.00 mile(s) from BIA, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sun Land International, Truck Repair Facility
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Creamland Dairies LLC
  • 2.00 mile(s) from PNM, Energy Service Co.
  • 2.37 mile(s) from US Forest Service
  • 2.68 mile(s) from Sony® Pictures Entertainm
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Rush Truck Center, Truck Repair Facility
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Honeywell®
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Coca-Cola®
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Presbyterian Hospital
  • 5.00 mile(s) from UNM Hospital
  • 6.00 mile(s) from The Bell Group®
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Con-Way Western Express
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Albuquerque Freightliner, Truck Repair Facility
  • 8.00 mile(s) from VA Hospital
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Lockheed Martin®
  • 8.66 mile(s) from Kirtland Air Force Base
  • 8.75 mile(s) from Ethicon®
  • 9.80 mile(s) from General Mills®
  • 10.28 mile(s) from Sandia National Labs
  • 11.78 mile(s) from Intel®
  • 15.00 mile(s) from HP®


  • 0.03 mile(s) from Historic Old Town, Historic Old Town has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706 by a group of Spanish families. The settlers organized their new town in the traditional Spanish colonial way, with a central plaza anchored by a church. When the original adobe church collapsed after the long, rainy summer of 1792, they rebuilt, and in 1793, San Felipe de Neri Parish was completed. Today, this adobe church with walls five feet thick is the oldest in Albuquerque and its white towers mark Old Town from a distance. It remains a functioning Catholic church.
  • 0.06 mile(s) from Albuquerque Museum of Art, One of the Duke City's top attractions, the One of the Duke City's top attractions, the Albuquerque Museum offers a wealth of cultural and historical artifacts and works of art. From the ancient to post-modern, the Albuquerque Museum has long been a must-see showcase in Old Town. Plan a visit soon, whether you are a visitor to our great city or a longtime resident.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from NM Museum of Nat. History, The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves and interprets the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through our extraordinary collections, research, exhibits and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Route 66, Historic neon signs still glow on old Route 66 through Albuquerque, which is now Central Avenue. Alongside the vintage signs, you'll see new versions put up by businesses that are continuing the aesthetic traditions of old Route 66, adorning their shops with bright, buzzing neon. The famous Route 66 continues to guide visitors through Albuquerque, from the volcanoes on the city's far west side past the Rio Grande Botanic Garden and the Albuquerque Aquarium, through historic Old Town and the Downtown business district, and continuing eastward through the University of New Mexico and the trendy Nob Hill area. The Rio Grande Inn is .6 miles or a ten minute walk from Historic Route 66.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Albuquerque Aquarium, Part of the ABQ BioPark. Located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Take a journey down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque to the Gulf of Mexico, visiting aquatic animals along the way.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Botanic Gardens, Explore over one and a half miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight your senses.
  • 1.14 mile(s) from Explora!, Explora is a new kind of learning place, providing real experiences with real things that put people’s learning in their own hands. Explora is part science center, part children’s museum, part free-choice school, part grandma’s attic, part grandpa’s garage, part laboratory, part neighborhood full of interesting people, and part of many people’s lives. Exhibits are designed to engage visitors of all ages.
  • 1.42 mile(s) from IPCC, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's mission statement is "to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico."
  • 0.75 mile(s) from Rattlesnake Museum, The Rattlesnake Museum is an exciting and educational experience for the entire family. This animal conservation museum reveals the hundreds of ways that rattlesnakes and other "less desirable" animals have influenced our lives. Examples are given through artifacts, memorabilia, and the largest collection of different species of live rattlesnakes in the world. In fact, the Rattlesnake Museum hosts more different species than the Bronx Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Zoo, the Denver Zoo, the San Francisco Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo, all combined! Species from North, Central, and South America are presented in beautifully recreated habitats. Myths are explored, phobias cured, and mysteries revealed at this must-see Museum of the Southwest. It's a wonderful way for your family to share in this fascinating, mysterious, and misunderstood corner of the animal kingdom.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Turquoise Museum, The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a source of information and pictures for over 40 years. Uncover the mystery of turquoise, delve into its’ rich history, learn about the different mines, specimens, and stories of colorful characters at The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Rio Grande Nature Center, Located on the Rio Grande flyway, the park offers excellent birdwatching opportunities throughout the year. There are indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas overlooking ponds, and trail access to the Rio Grande.
  • 2.18 mile(s) from Rio Grande Zoo, Located next to the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the 64-acre Zoo has been offering guests close encounters with exotic and native animals since 1927.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Abq Convention Center, The Albuquerque Convention Center is a multi-purpose event complex with over 270,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. We are located in the heart of vibrant downtown Albuquerque and are proudly managed by SMG. The ACC, one of the premier venues in the Southwest, is nestled between the breathtaking Sandia Mountains and the majestic Rio Grande River. The ACC is comprised of two complexes housed under one roof, making it the ideal facility to host your next meeting, tradeshow, convention, banquet or concert. Our professional event staff is at your service to ensure that your event at the ACC is memorable. We invite you to explore our website to find out what makes the Albuquerque Convention Center uniquely unconventional!
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Natl Hispanic Cultural Cr, The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Since our grand opening in 2000, we have staged over 50 art exhibitions and 500 programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts. We provide venues for visitors to learn about Hispanic culture throughout the world. Our beautiful campus is located along the banks of the Rio Grande in the historic Albuquerque neighborhood of Barelas.
  • 5.40 mile(s) from The Pit, The Pit is an arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico serving primarily as the home venue of the University of New Mexico Lobo basketball teams. The facility opened in 1966 as University Arena but soon gained the nickname "The Pit" due to its innovative subterranean design, with the playing floor 37 feet below street level. In 2009, the nickname was adopted as the official name. The arena is located on the UNM South Campus and has a seating capacity of 15,411 for basketball and up to 13,480 for concerts, with forty luxury suites and 365 club seats. The Pit has been widely recognized as one of the top college basketball venues in the nation, and as one of the loudest. The New Mexico Lobos have enjoyed tremendous success at The Pit, winning over eighty percent of their games there, while attendance for their games has consistently been among the best in college basketball.
  • 6.31 mile(s) from Petroglyph Natl Monument, Petroglyph National Monument stretches 17 miles (27 km) along Albuquerque, New Mexico's West Mesa, a volcanic basalt escarpment that dominates the city’s western horizon. Authorized June 27, 1990, the 7,236 acre (29.28 km²) monument is cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and the City of Albuquerque. It also protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archaeological sites and an estimated 25,000 images carved by native peoples and early Spanish settlers. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. Their meaning was, possibly, understood only by the carver. These images are the cultural heritage of a people who have long since moved into other areas and moved on through history. The monument protects them for visitors to see and appreciate for generations to come.
  • 6.70 mile(s) from Unser Racing Museum, The Unser Racing Museum is a multi-dimensional museum experience utilizing modern technologies to educate and immerse the visitor in the exciting world of racing. Take a guided tour and learn about the Unser family history, then explore on your own, seeing and interacting with racing history as it happened. The museum spans the early days of racing from Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the latest technology, including a racing simulator that puts you in the driver's seat, and interactive kiosks for young and old to learn more about racing in a fun, educational environment. The museum has been expanded to include an all new annex, with even more racing history, cars, and memorabilia. The annex contains a wide variety of cars, from fully restored antiques, to winning pace cars and race cars. There's also a trophy room filled with thousands of unique items, a complete library spanning the history of racing, original artwork, and so much more!
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Isotopes Park, Opened in 2003, Isotopes Park is considered one of the finest facilities in baseball, incorporating state-of-the-art amenities with traditional charm and intimacy. Isotopes Park, affectionately called "The Lab," features 11,124 seats, all of which come complete with chair-backs and cup holders. Beyond the right field fence is the Creamland Berm, a popular place for families to stretch out on a blanket and enjoy some baseball on a starry southwestern night, while nestled behind the bullpens in left is the McDonald's Picnic Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 500 people in four tiered seating areas. The kids are taken care of at Isotopes Park as well, with the Ozone beyond the batter's eye in center, an ideal spot to celebrate birthdays, and the Fun Zone behind the berm in right featuring games and carnival rides for "kids" of all ages. Other hospitality areas include the Delta Dental Deck which is nestled between Section 201 and 311
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Nob Hill, Nob Hill is a vibrant district bursting with eclectic shops, swank dining, and chic nightspots. Route 66 neon signs and architecture combined with predominantly locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area located just east of the University.
  • 9.50 mile(s) from National Atomic Museum, The nation’s only Congressionally chartered museum in its field. An intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age. Exhibits spanning the early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Balloon Fiesta Park, Balloon Fiesta Park is home to the spectacular annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, as well as the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, and the Golf and Event Center.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cliff's Amusement Park, Cliff s Amusement Park, Albuquerque, NM s premier theme park, offers the WaterMania! Water Park, great fun the whole family, and more.
  • 10.30 mile(s) from Anderson Abruzzo Museum, The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum showcases a vast collection of balloons, art work, and aerial artifacts. Our exhibits show the history of ballooning and highlights the science that has thrilled human imagination for more than a century. Take a trip and discover Albuquerque's renowned air and space museum today.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ's Premier Family Fun Destination featuring a 1/8 mile Go Cart Track, Wet & Wild Bumper Boats, two scenic 18 hole Miniature Golf Courses, two state of the art Game Rooms and Prize Centers with 200 redemption, merchandise and arcade games, Blacklight Laser Tag Arena, Hinkle Family Fun Center Paintball, Rock Climbing Wall, Battletech Firestorm Virtual Reality Pods, Bumper Cars, Bunjee Jump Trampoline, Lazer Frenzy, Light Space and two Snack Bars. Fun for all ages. Group Discounts. Birthday Parties. Corporate Events. Open 363 Days a Year. Rain or shine or anytime. Located on the corner of Indian School & Tramway.
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Sandia Peak Tram, A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color, and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. Located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills at the end of Tramway Road.


  • Albuquerque Grill, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Southwestern/American, open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and room service is available
  • Zia Lounge, on premises, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: dinner, Open 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Adjacent to St Clair Winery and Bistr, Full Service, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Starbucks, Coffee Shop, American, Open for: breakfast, 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Little Anitas, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Seasons Restaurant, Full Service, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Church St Cafe, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.30 mile(s) from High Noon, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Steaks, pasta and seafood, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from La Hacienda, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, American/Mexican, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. till 9:30 on weekends
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lams Chinese, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 1.45 mile(s) from The Dog House, Fast Food, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Tucanos, Full Service, International, Open for: lunch, dinner, Carribean cuisine, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 2.05 mile(s) from Monte Carlo's Steak House, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: dinner,
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Artichoke Cafe, Full Service, Continental, Open for: dinner,
  • 3.50 mile(s) from The Standard Diner, Cafe, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.6 mile(s) from Route 66 Diner, Cafe, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.40 mile(s) from Sadies, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Yanni's, Full Service, Mediterranean, Open for: dinner,
  • 4.80 mile(s) from Il Vicino, Full Service, Italian, Open for: dinner,
  • 6.00 mile(s) from PF Changs, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Texas Land and Cattle Ste, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: dinner, Tuesday thru Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 6.70 mile(s) from Bravo Cucina Italiana, Full Service, Italian, Open for: dinner,
  • 9.00 mile(s) from El Pinto, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, New Mexican, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • 10.80 mile(s) from Jinja's, Full Service, Vegetarian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 15.00 mile(s) from High Finance, Full Service, Continental, Open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  • 2.71 mile(s) from Apollo College
  • 2.77 mile(s) from Brookline College
  • 4.32 mile(s) from Bikram's Yoga College
  • 5.00 mile(s) from CNM Community College, Central New Mexico, Main
  • 5.00 mile(s) from University of New Mexico, Main Campus
  • 5.50 mile(s) from National American Univers
  • 5.50 mile(s) from Webster University
  • 5.63 mile(s) from New Mexcio Tech
  • 5.65 mile(s) from CNM
  • 5.74 mile(s) from College of Santa Fe-ABQ
  • 5.80 mile(s) from Century University
  • 6.03 mile(s) from University of NM Nursing
  • 6.04 mile(s) from Early College Academy
  • 6.30 mile(s) from The Art Center Design Col
  • 6.44 mile(s) from Dima
  • 7.00 mile(s) from New Mexico State Universi
  • 7.05 mile(s) from Albuquerque Barber Colleg
  • 7.34 mile(s) from University of St Francis
  • 7.50 mile(s) from SIPI
  • 8.12 mile(s) from ITT Tech
  • 9.00 mile(s) from SW Accupuncture College
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Brown Mackie College
  • 10.60 mile(s) from Trinity Southern Universi
  • 10.60 mile(s) from University of Phoenix
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Highlands University-Rio

Nearby Cities

  • 11.60 mile(s) from Corrales
  • 15.30 mile(s) from Rio Rancho
  • 17.90 mile(s) from Bernalillo
  • 27.20 mile(s) from Los Lunas
  • 37.00 mile(s) from Belen
  • 61.00 mile(s) from Acoma Pueblo
  • 63.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe
  • 79.60 mile(s) from Socorro
  • 88.20 mile(s) from Espanola
  • 131 mile(s) from Taos
  • 135 mile(s) from Gallup
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  • 378 mile(s) from Colorado Springs, CO
  • 419 mile(s) from Castle Rock, CO
  • 447 mile(s) from Denver, CO


  • 2.39 mile(s) from ABQ Jump
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Ladera Golf Course
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Itz
  • 6.50 mile(s) from Leisure Bowl
  • 6.50 mile(s) from Holiday Bowl
  • 6.60 mile(s) from Albuquerque Indoor Cartin
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Downs of Albuquerque Race
  • 7.32 mile(s) from Puerta del Sol Golf Cours
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Golf Course at University
  • 8.97 mile(s) from Los Altos Golf Course
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Sandia Resort and Casino
  • 12.44 mile(s) from Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Sandia Fishing Lakes
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Isleta Fishing Lakes
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Isleta Casino and Resort
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Santa Ana Star Casino
  • 27.00 mile(s) from Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Sandia Ski Resort
  • 35.00 mile(s) from San Felipe Casino
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Acoma Pueblo/Sky City Cas


  • 0.30 mile(s) from Old Town, historic neighborhood with over 150 shops, restaurants, and galleries
  • 0.63 mile(s) from Walgreen's
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Nambe
  • 1.05 mile(s) from La Montanita
  • 1.76 mile(s) from Rancher's Pro Market
  • 2.23 mile(s) from Wal-Mart
  • 2.39 mile(s) from Bow Wow Blues
  • 2.54 mile(s) from Bookworks
  • 2.54 mile(s) from Lily Barrack
  • 4.46 mile(s) from World Market
  • 5.45 mile(s) from Nob Hill, artistic neighborhood
  • 5.92 mile(s) from Birdland
  • 6.07 mile(s) from Buffalo Exchange
  • 6.30 mile(s) from Coronado Mall, indoor shopping mall
  • 6.30 mile(s) from Uptown ABQ, open air shopping mall
  • 6.31 mile(s) from Ross
  • 6.31 mile(s) from Burlington Coat Factory
  • 6.42 mile(s) from Hastings
  • 6.69 mile(s) from Pet Co
  • 6.95 mile(s) from State Fair Flea Market
  • 7.55 mile(s) from Talin Market
  • 8.27 mile(s) from Target
  • 8.90 mile(s) from Best Buy
  • 9.02 mile(s) from Cottonwood Mall, indoor shopping mall
  • 9.10 mile(s) from Shoes on a Shoestring


  • 65.00 mile(s) from Santa Fe Municipal Airport
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Greyhound bus terminal
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Amtrak station complimentary shuttle service from 0700 to 2200.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
  • Free local shuttle from 0700 to 2200, 11 passenger shuttle