From the splendor of the Sandia Mountain tram to the solitude of the Bosque de Rio Grande, taste, touch, and see the colors of the enchanting Southwest at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Albuquerque Journal Center Northwest. From here, visit Historic Old Town, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, or take a free shuttle and try your luck at the state-of-the-art Sandia Casino. We are less than two miles from Balloon Fiesta Park & Museum and only eight miles from the Albuquerque Aquarium. You can shop at Cottonwood Mall and Coronado Center and enjoy great award winning Albuquerque restaurants such as El Pinto, which was voted best in Albuquerque in 2012, as well as wonderful favorites such as Landry's Seafood, Mimi's Cafe, Scarpas, and Boston's Pizza, all within 7 minutes of the hotel. When you are finished enjoying the beautiful sights, return to the La Quinta Inn & Suites Albuquerque Northwest and get ready to settle in and get comfortable with pillowtop mattresses, a large desk with chair, Iron and Ironing board, hair dryer and free local calls. Feel assured with our interior corridor entrances, and all rooms come with free wireless high-speed Internet access. Our great service is twenty-four hours a day, with free coffee ready for you in our lobby area or in your room with a once-cup coffee brewer waiting for you. Your free Bright Side Breakfast™ will be served seven days a week for you (we vary the hours during Balloon Fiesta to be more here for you!). We also have a fitness center, a small boardroom that seats up to 20 people, and guest laundry facility for our guests' use.We are just off I-25, seven miles north of downtown, within walking distance to The State Bar, ITT, and Intel is less than 10 miles away. If you are a sportsman, Albuquerque offers everything for you from great guided hunts in the Sandia Mountains, Indoor Football, played at the New Santa Ana Star Center, and who can forget an American favorite, Baseball at the Rockies AAA team, the Albuquerque Isotopes!