El Vado Motel

The Property

El Vado is a unique blend of historic character and charm, combined with modern comforts and amenities.


Located in Albuquerque on Route 66, it is a 17-minute walk from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The El Vado Plaza is a one of a kind outdoor gathering space in Albuquerque where friends and family can meet and enjoy all that El Vado has to offer. Relax and dine at one of our many picturesque tables where you can sample the delights from any of our local food vendors while soaking in the New Mexico sun.


  • Bar

  • Coffee

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Pool

  • Restaurant

Some History

When it opened in 1937, El Vado was one of New Mexico’s first motels to greet Route 66 travelers. Generations of families have forged lasting memories and adventures starting here.


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