Lodging Suggestions


Rate: $60 per night plus tax

Distance from festival site: 13 minutes (view map)

Booking: Call the hotel at 505-243-2244 and ask for the ‘Arts & Crafts’ Rate.

Amenities:  Complimentary deluxe breakfast from 6 am to 10am daily featuring eggs, waffles and New Mexico green chili stew. Complimentary 40 MB wireless internet, free airport shuttle from 4:30 a – 11p daily, business center with free copies, fax and printing. Visit Website!



HiltonRates: $89.00 standard, single/double occupancy

Group name: Rio Grande Festival Artists

Group dates: March 8-14, 2017

Group code: RGFAS

Distance from the festival site: 6 minutes (view map).

Booking: call 1-800-HILTONS (reference code RGFABF), or follow this link.  

Amenities: Fitness center, full service restaurant, wifi, swimming pool, complimentary beverage area

About: Start each day with a cooked-to-order breakfast before a busy day in Albuquerque. Unwind with drinks and regional favorites at The Garden Grille & Bar.  All guest rooms and suites offer complimentary wireless and wired internet access. Relax on the comfortable bed featuring the adjustable Garden Sleep System® bed and watch TV.  Visit website!



Candlewood Suites

Rate: Depends on availability, no block

Distance from the festival site: 12 minutes, allow time for traffic (view map).

Booking: call 505-888-3424

Amenities: Pets welcome, 24 hour fitness center, laundry onsite, secure parking lot

About: The perfect place for your short or extended stay is at Candlewood Suites Albuquerque Midtown. Candlewood Suites is a mid-scale, all suite residential style property. Our hotel offers a selection of studio (single queen size bed) and one-bedroom suites (single queen size bed plus a sofa sleeper). Our guests enjoy many amenities designed to make them feel comfortable during company trips to the city. Our hotel features spacious workspace and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. The hotel is surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Sandia Mountains.  Visit website!




antheaDistance from the festival site: 14 minutes (view map).

Booking: Call (505) 250-0537, there is not a group rate

Amenities: Business center, security, fitness center, close to popular breweries and restaurants

About: This is a popular choice brought to our attention by artists!  The units available at Anthea are 1 bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to 4 guests (sleeping sofa and king bed).  The Granite is one of the premiere extended stay hotels in the area; a three-story extended stay property located in Downtown Albuquerque, NM along the Historic Route 66– near Albuquerque Airport. Filling the demand for corporate housing, The Granite offers luxury accommodations with convenient access to Albuquerque business and entertainment centers.  The Granite is Downtown Albuquerque’s only fully furnished extended stay condominium building specializing in short term and vacation housing needs. Vacation stays of 3 or more days are dependent on availability.  Visit website!



Studio 6 dDistance from festival site: 17 minutes (view map).

Booking: Call (505) 344-7744, there is not a group rate

Amenities: Fully equipped kitchen, coin laundry, wifi

About: This is also a spot recommended by artists!  Studio 6 Albuquerque North is located near shopping and dining. Visit Cliffs Amusement Parks, Coronado Village Golf Course or Animal Attractions.  Visit website!