Bring the whole family. Your dog wants to travel to Old Town too.

Our dog friendly ABQ hotel is near the Albuquerque Airport.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn is located 7.9 miles from the ABQ Sunport with a free airport shuttle. For details on the shuttle service, click the "Airport Shuttle" tab below.

Our Hotel Amenities include:

  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet hot spots in public areas (meeting rooms, restaurant, bar, lobby...)
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 1 mile radius of the Inn from 7am to 10pm
  • Toll free reservation line, multilingual staff and complimentary parking
  • Business center with e-mail, copying and printing capabilities
  • Exercise room that includes a Hoist H310 weight machine
  • Same day dry cleaning service available Monday - Saturday, if received by 8 am
  • Room service available until 10 pm daily
  • Coin-operated guest laundry facility
  • Interior corridors, three elevators, and key card security locks

Room Amenities include:

  • One king bed or (2) two queen beds (handicap accessible available)
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless and Ethernet Internet access
  • 42" flat screen televisions
  • Extensive premium HD satellite service with over 100+ channels including ESPN, HBO, MSNBC, Fox News...
  • Hair dryer, mini-refrigerator, iron, ironing board and coffee maker in every room
  • Free local phone calls and in-room voice messaging
  • Sitting area with table and chairs or work desk with additional phone, lamp, and an ergonomic chair
  • Handcrafted Southwestern style furniture and décor

Albuquerque Bar & Grill

Our on-site restaurant is more than just a reasonably priced and convenient dining spot for guests of the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn; it is rapidly being discovered by locals as a great change of pace from traditional New Mexican cuisine. The Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6am to 10pm daily and room service is also available during operating hours. The menu features local favorites with our own twists and casual fare featuring great salads, entrees from choice Angus cut steaks to house crafted burgers and sandwiches. We have something for everyone.

Phone (505) 217-1619

Hours of Operation
Breakfast: 6am – 11am (daily)
Lunch: 11am – 5pm (daily)
Dinner: 5pm – 10pm (daily)

Visit the restaurant website to view our menus:

Zia Lounge

This is the perfect place to relax after a long drive or flight or even better after a day of shopping and exploring the areas sites. We feature award winning local beers on tap and in the bottle, Ponderosa Wines and imaginative cocktails. Krishna's Cucumber-Mint Margarita is a favorite.

Swimming Pool and Hot Tub

Our heated outdoor pool converts to a "domed" indoor pool between the months of November through April and is open from 7:30am to 10pm daily.     

Airport Shuttle

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Rio Grande Inn provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Albuquerque International Airport from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily. Guests who arrive or depart before or after shuttle times are responsible for securing and paying for their own transportation. The airport pick up location is on the airport “baggage claim” level. Please call the hotel front desk at 505.843.9500 after retrieving your luggage. Departing guests should speak with the front desk the day before they wish transportation to reserve space on the shuttle.

Dog Friendly

We welcome families who are traveling with their dogs. Unfortunately, we only have a limited number of rooms that we have designated as "dog friendly". A non-refundable $20 pet fee is charged per day with a $100 per week maximum. Reservations are recommended as we respect our guests with dog allergies and do not place animals in non-designated pet rooms.