This unique space is nestled in between firestone and blue hotel. The loft is attached to a gallery and is one of the best finds in ABQ. Right out the front door..route 66. This is downtown ABQ. Galleries, Sushi and the Brewery culture popping up at every corner. This is downtown Albuquerque so with the flair of uniqueness comes a flair of downtowners.
The location, which is quite a unique older great space. If your looking for stark and white this is not for you. The front of the space is used as an art gallery and the back of the space (upstairs and downstairs) is where you stay. There is a bed in a loft in the upstairs space which is accessed by a ladder. There are three couches, a bathroom, and a kitchen. The room is full of beautiful art. The downstairs has rugs to cover up unfinished basement floors and opens into one large room with a bed and another smaller room off of that with the third bed. The space is huge and has plenty of great places to relax/ there is a gated parking lot that is secured by a gate. If you want great food there is some within walking distance. People walk to the convention center and down town breweries and restaurants. But remember it is downtown ..... downtown abq.... some families are not used to downtown life:) I love it and if you have traveled .. and seen cities... down town life has its greats and it has noise and some " sketchy" Humans as well. We take our kids downtown all the time.... it's not for people who will say the surroundings are the result of loft location. If you want art and edge:) with a sprinkle of downtown abq... this is your spot.... it's edgy...I love living downtown:) and you will enjoy your stay:) Sunday nights are a treat as Central NW becomes a hot hangout spot complete with lowriders and other cruisers. Its loud..on Sunday nights downtown what can I say. Guests have stated that they would absolutely stay here again. :) It was a blast.
I appreciate reviews so that I can better improve my hostessing/ Thanks to my guests I have learned about getting better comfortable bedding and stating that I do have a private parking downtown ABQ:) Some families have stated that they don't like staying her due to the diversity/ if your not open minded and want little less downtown culture this is not for you.
There is a stairwell to the back yard. Also roof top access...you will have to squeeze through a tiny window....but the view is worth the squeeze.
Also since I am an occupational therapist and my practice is located in the gallery area there are sometimes showings and special events that are scheduled during your stay. The space where guests are is not used. We have had no issues.
Interaction with guests
I try to stay in touch with them by text:) and phone calls are welcome;) I keep all guests aware of the art shows that happen in and around gallery:) this may happen during your stay .:) the gallery concierge is well aware of guests:) your things are safe the bedrooms are separate it is not a house it's a loft area:) I take pride in making sure everyone who stays is happy with accommodations.... I ask everyone look around loft and make sure it's to your liking
Other things to note
Just scheduled gallery showing but there is no use of the space guests use. If guests want the entire space blocked we can arrange something. Most guests enjoy the gallery and soon see that it will not interfere with their stay:0)
The wi-code is on a sheet on dining room (URL HIDDEN) works best to hook up in gallery. For some reason it just has a hard time connecting upstairs. We are working to rectify this as we speak. Also if you stand at top of stairs you can connect there as well...Enjoy your stay:)
No smoking inside.
No random people from downtown bars
No big parties
Please advise of extra guests there is a 50.00 charge for each extra guest over the stated six.
Strip beds and place sheets by washer downstairs.
Place all used towels by washer as well.
Have a good time
And enjoy down town 505:)
Turn off air/heater when you leave:)
Turn off all lights and make sure all cushions on roof are secure:)
And please make sure you lock the back door:)
Close gate at night:)