4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2011 12:00 AM by nuhusker RSS

Albuquerque: Marriott or Marriott Pyramid North? (incl photos)

ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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Thanks to all who responded to my initial inquiry, below.... Just back from Albuquerque, where I stayed at the Marriott Pyramid North.

  • Great value for money - basically $100/night
    • that was for a suite - a comfortable bedroom (with a nice view) and a full-sized living room with a desk, desk chair, couch, additional chair,  wet bar, etc.
    • no concierge lounge over the weekend, but I received coupons for the full buffet breakfast (which was extremely good - nice fruit selection, eggs or waffles to order, meats, cereals, breads, oatmeal, yogurts, even blintzes)
    • nice foyer treats - coffee, juices, cookies, apples, oranges
    • newspaper daily - WSJ, and (huge) local paper Sunday morning
    • free parking
  • Nice staff - very helpful with driving directions; bonus points for slipping a helpful note under the door about the time change (Fall Back....)
    • whoa - and I even received a very nice thank you e-mail from the property's general manager the next day!!!; and
  • Frankly, the design is a little dated - uh, yeah, that's the best I can say - it's one of the least attractive (OK, it's an eyesore) facilities I've ever seen in the Marriott inventory...  Here's an external photo and an inside view of the grotto/fountain (although this photo does not do justice to the full extent of the, uh, unique nature of this lobby "conversation piece")...

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But I'd recommend the place without hesitation!

 

 

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I'm headed to Albuquerque in a few weeks.  I haven't been for ages (and just spelling it is a challenge).  Should I book the Marriott or the Marriott Pyramid North?  (Both are 4's, neither is perfectly located for my needs, both are a bargain, and it's only a $5 price difference, so....)  Any preferences or insights are welcomed on:

  • location
  • rooms (and potential upgrades), views
  • food, lounge
  • service
  • anything else.

 

Also, anything on your "must see" or "must do" while in town list would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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  • Re: Albuquerque: Marriott or Marriott Pyramid North?
    columbussig Platinum
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    SSINDC

     

    I have stayed at the Pyramid many times, it is a decent property.  I would not say it is spectacular but the concierge lounge is well stocked.  

     

    I have always had friendly service during my stays.  However, it is attached to a convention center so you might have alot of foot traffic and lines at the restaurants if dining on-site. 

     

    Staff is attentive, but I have yet to be upgraded in my 5 stays.

     

    Hope this helps but can't compare it to the other property.

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