Sandia Mountains

Lodging & Your Visit

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of the Southwest. Soak in our blue skies and year-round sunshine. Breathe in the high-desert air scented with sage and piñon, and you'll understand why New Mexico is truly the Land of Enchantment.

Rio Grande Location: 7500 Bluewater Road NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87121.

Where to Stay: Special rates are available to our students at Hampton Inn & Suites West, Hotel Albuquerque, La Quinta Inn & Suites and Best Western.

In order to get the corporate rate, you must call the local number listed below, and mention you are taking a class at Rio Grande. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Where To Stay

Hotel Albuquerque

Hotel Albuquerque

Rio Rate*: 15% off best available rates. Click link above to see availability and rates.

800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

(*must ask for "Rio Grande" rate to get quote and reserve rooms)

NOTE: Near Albuquerque's historic Old Town Plaza.

Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn

Rate*: $89 Subject to Availability

6150 Iliff Road NW

(*must ask for "Rio Grande Jewelry Supply" rate to get quote and reserve rooms)

NOTE: Limited walking-distance access to restaurants and other conveniences.

Best Western

Best Western Rio Grande

Rate*: 25% off daily rate. Subject to Availability

1015 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

(*must call local number and ask for the "Rio Grande Jewelry Supply" rate to get quote and reserve rooms)

NOTE: Has restaurant, bar & grill, swimming pool and complimentary airport shuttle 7am–10pm.

Check with your hotel for available transportation options to get you to class on time.




Albuquerque enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine year-round. We have mild winters and summers with low humidity, so no matter what time of the year you visit, the weather will be enjoyable. Due to the low humidity and lots of sunshine, visitors need to be sure to drink plenty of water throughout their stay. Learn More

The Sandia Mountains during the Spring
The Sandia Mountains during the Winter