Lodging & Local Transit

Note: If you’re looking for a conference host offering a place to sleep during the weekend, please leave a request in the forums.


The hotel and hostel below are in the neighborhood of the Harwood Art Center. They’re within walking distance for those who like a short hike:

Hotel Blue, 717 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque 87102, (505) 924-2400.

Route 66 Hostel, 1012 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque 87102, (505) 247-1813.

Econo Lodge Old Town, 2321 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque 87104, (505) 243-8475

The Econo Lodge is a short bus ride to the Harwood Art Center neighborhood and a 30 minute walk for those who like a longer hike.


Rapid Ride hits the hot spots but makes fewer stops than the regular bus lines. Rapid Ride After Dark provides service till 2 a.m.

Rapid Ride Red Line #766 serves Oldtown & Downtown
Rapid Ride Green Line #777 serves UNM & Nob Hill on Central, old Route 66
Bus line #350 serves Downtown to the Sunport

Tickets are available on the bus or at the Alvarado Transportation Center, at 1st and Central downtown. Single ride: $1, all-day pass: $2, 2-day pass: $4. More info.


The New Mexico Railrunner runs to Santa Fe to the north and Belen to the south. The train departs from The Alvarado Station at 1st Street, just south of Central Ave, in downtown. Tickets range from $2-$8, by zone. Tickets to Santa Fe are $6 each way. More info on the web or 1-866-795-RAIL.


Albuquerque Cab 505-883-4888
Checker Cab 505-243-7777
Yellow Cab 505-247-8888