Albuquerque and Historic Route 66
Get your kicks on Route 66! The Mother Road in Albuquerque stretches from Tijeras Pass on the east side all the way along Central Avenue to Nine Mill Hill on the west side of town. Along the way, you’ll be able to see the Art Deco-era buildings of Nob Hill, the Pueblo Revival-style University of New Mexico, downtown, and historic Old Town.
Established in the year 1926, this iconic highway stretched for 2,448 total miles, serving as a link between the two thriving cities of Chicago and Los Angeles. Dust Bowl migrants used this road to head west in the 1930s; it’s also been mentioned in notable works of music and literature as well.
During your stay in Albuquerque, a ride down this neon-lit route is an absolute must! There are many stops that are well-worth pulling over for, including the 50’s-themed 66 Diner, the Kimo Theater, and the Absolutely Neon Art Gallery & Studio. You can also use the ABQ Trolley to see some of the best Route 66 highlights!
Take your road trip along the Mother Road to a whole new level by staying with us in our Route 66 Suite! This lovely guest room overlooks the historic road and is adorned with vintage Route 66 memorabilia and photographs. Guests will also enjoy a hot breakfast each morning of their stay, a private sunroom with chairs, a cozy king-sized bed, and more.