The conference will be taking place at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located at 401 2nd Street Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, and the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, located at 330 Tijeras Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102. Both are located downtown, across the street from each other. For maps, directions, and information on parking please click here.

NOTICE: Both the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel and the DoubleTree Albuquerque are now SOLD OUT. A limited number of additional rooms have been secured at the Hotel Andaluz and the Best Western Rio Grande Inn (a historic Old Town hotel). The Best Western Rio Grande Inn will operate a free shuttle bus to and from the NIDA Blending Conference. For additional information please see below.
Hotel Andaluz
Hotel Andaluz
125 Second Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
Telephone 877 987 9090
The Hotel Andaluz is a boutique hotel within walking distance (1 block) to the conference. To receive the $119 per night conference rate you must mention "Blending Conference" when calling to make your reservation: 1(877) 987-9090.
Hotel Best Western
Best Western Rio Grande Inn
1015 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104-2031
Phone: (505) 843-9500
Toll free: (800) 959-4726
NIDA Blending Conference at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn (A Historic Old Town Hotel). To receive the conference rate of $98 per night, you must mention "Blending Conference" when calling to make your reservation: 1(800) 959-4726 or 1(505) 843-9500. The hotel is 3.9 miles from the convention center in Old Town. Shuttle service provided to and from convention center and airport.
If you prefer you may wish to contact one of the other hotels in the near proximity.

The Hotel Blue - Downtown Albuquerque
717 Central Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 924-2400
Rate: $76
Distance: 6 blocks to Convention Center
Plaza Inn Downtown Albuquerque
900 Medical Arts Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-5693
Rate: $62
Distance: 1.5 miles to Convention Center

During previous Blending Conferences, lodging at the primary hotel has been sold out well in advance of anticipated deadlines. In addition, the Gathering of Nations (link to, North America's Biggest Powwow, is being held in Albuquerque at the same time as the NIDA Blending Conference (April 22-24). This national event historically draws large audiences, which will result in an additional demand for lodging across Albuquerque.

Hotel map From Albuquerque International Airport to Hyatt:
Exit on Sunport Blvd onto North I-25. Travel I-25 North to Martin Luther King exit 224 B.
Turn left on Martin Luther King and travel west to 5th St.
Turn left on 5th to Tijeras Ave.
Turn left on Tijeras- Hotel and Front Drive are on the right side.
To access parking garage continue on Tijeras, turn right on 3rd St and right on Copper. Garage is located on Copper- right hand side.
From Albuquerque International Airport to DoubleTree Hotel:
Exit Sunport Blvd. to I-25 North. I-25 North to Martin Luther King, exit 224b. Turn left heading west on MLK 3 blocks to the Hotel. The DoubleTree is on the right (North side of road).

To/From the Airport
  • Taxi cab fare is $18-20 from Albuquerque International Airport to the Hotels.
  • Alternate transportation is available by Sunport Shuttle Service. Hours of operation begin at 4:30 a.m. and run till 10:00 p.m. The cost of this shuttle service is $11 one-way and $20 round-trip per person. To make reservations, please call 1-866-505-4966 or click here.

The City of Albuquerque operates an efficient and reliable transit system to help our visitors and citizens get to their destination all over town. The Rapid Ride features a modern system of environmentally friendly buses that provide quick and easy access to major business centers, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and special events without having to account for parking availability, fees, gas or traffic. A trolley car service operates between Downtown and Old Town and allows riders to experience a taste of Albuquerque 's history while enjoying the convenience of modern day transit. P lease call 505-243-RIDE for updated schedules and rates.

The ABQ Ride
The ABQ Ride
New Mexico Rail Runner Express
New Mexico Rail Runner Express

Hyatt Regency:
  • Valet Parking (No R.V. or oversize vehicle parking at hotel) available at $16 per night with in/out privileges. Clearance 6'8".
  • Self parking at $12 per day including in/out privileges.
  • Handicapped Parking: The parking garage has 3 accessible van spaces and 6 accessible car spaces.
DoubleTree Hotel:
  • Self parking is $10 per day including in/out privileges.

The Albuquerque Convention Center is connected to 1,500 convenient parking spaces. Primary parking is available at the Convention Center Garage (Martin Luther King Blvd & Broadway), with overflow parking available at the Civic Plaza garage (Marquette & 3rd St.). Event parking in these garages is $6.00 per vehicle, without in/out privileges.

Additionally, there are numerous other public parking garages and parking lots available throughout downtown close to the Center. Parking fees vary. Please refer to the posted parking fees at each garage or lot.

Additional parking lot

Recommend Dress
Business Casual. Please remember meeting rooms can be chilly. Consider dressing in layers or bringing a wrap.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, DoubleTree Hotel Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque Convention Center are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate any conference attendee. In order to further ensure that everyone is able to participate in the meeting NIDA requests that those persons with special requirements indicate this information on their registration form in the location provided. You may also contact Ms. Dee Dee Underwood ( prior to the meeting to communicate any requirements (i.e. access ramps, sign interpretations, etc.).

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