Downtown Historic B&B

207 High Street NE , Albuquerque, NM 87102 USA (Show map)

About

The Spy House B&B is known for where the infamous David and Ruth Greenglass once lived and sold secret ATOMIC BOMB drawings to a Soviet Spy - Harry Gold. The 1907 Heritage House B&B is a beautifully-restored 100-year-old Victorian home. Both are located next door to each other in Downtown Albuquerque. It’s only 3 miles from the Airport and within walking distance of University of New Mexico (UNM), many great Downtown restaurants, the Convention Center, and several Hospitals. Every room is elegantly decorated and full of wonderful heirloom antiques. You also have full access to the beautiful backyard with lush grass, fountain with stream and a shady arbor made from 100 year old barn wood. “May any evening not end, but just begin when you come and stay with us.”

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Very nice setting, pleasant and caring hosts

4.4 on September 13, 2016

Lovely old houses. Comfortable, but smallish room, though adjoining sitting room made up for this (Ivy Room). Shower is a bathtub and is a little tricky to negotiate, (for older folks)


Spy House

5 on August 26, 2016

We had an awesome stay at the Spy House! Everything was perfect from our check in to breakfast. By far the most comfortable place we stayed on our trip through New Mexico. The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet. Kara and Steve are excellent hosts! Thanks so much for everything! We look forward to staying with you again next time we're in Albuquerque.


The Best!!!

5 on August 04, 2016

Upon our arrival we were welcomed and felt right at home. Kara and Steve were amazing host. The home and our room were both beautifully decorated and clean. They did a beautiful job renovating the home. They have everything there to make you feel welcomed.. from the chocolates on the bed to the information about the home,activities, and restaurants in the area. The kitchen is available with coffee, tea, pop, also cereals and fruit and hard cooked eggs kept available all day. You will also have access to microwave and refrigerator..The breakfast are amazing homemade and different everyday they also will accommodate special diets if you let them know ahead of time. They also have beautiful outdoor area to relax and enjoy. I can't say enough about our stay... It was the best


Wonderful B&B

5 on July 16, 2016

Beautiful property, excellent room. We stayed in the Gold Room, which had a separate little room for our son. Roxana in housekeeping prepared the room beautifully, and Cara was an excellent hostess, knowledgeable about the area with great suggestions of what to go see. The breakfast was delicious and homemade. The B&B is close to Roosevelt park, which is gorgeous and shady, has a playground for kids and disc golf course for adults. The B&B is also not far from the Explora museum, a wonderful hands-on science museum that was fun for me and my son. All in all, we had a great experience, and I highly recommend this B&B (they even have a jacuzzi!)


Practically Perfect

3.6 on July 10, 2016

Steve and Kara have done wonderful things with these two old houses. Together, they have created a fairy palace, an enchanting get away on the edge of the busy city. Alas, the palace housekeeping doesn't bear close examination: dirt and dust. gritty showers abound. When a room is cleaned, it sparkles, but the maids seem to have trouble keeping up with the demands of their job. Breakfast is another matter. The quality varies from day to day, and is usually best when the hosts take charge. As it is. this B&B is a great place to stay if you are in town for business or as a tourist, but it is only practically perfect.


Charming, welcoming B&B

5 on July 07, 2016

This was my first visit to Albuquerque, and my first time staying at a B&B. I had a wonderful experience and am hoping to return some day! The accommodations and gourmet breakfast were wonderful! I would enthusiastically recommend staying here!!!


Had a great time in ABQ!

5 on June 23, 2016

We were very impressed by all of the amenities, how well run the B & B was, the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the food. Highly recommend.


Peaceful

5 on June 12, 2016

We were celebrating our 24th Wedding anniversary and decided to stay at our favorite Bed and Breakfast. We had just finished school for the year and we're exhausted! We stayed 3 nights and had such a lovely, peaceful stay! It was just what we needed.


Always a joy!

5 on May 31, 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and we met several very interesting couples. It was a wonderful getaway.


An amazing wonderful place to stay!

5 on May 25, 2016

This is one of the very best bed & breakfast locations I have ever stayed at. The house, rooms, and landscape were all clean and very well maintained. They have done a beautiful job at restoring these historic old homes to reflect their history. Many small touches that made us feel at home -- light snacks available, a welcoming outdoor area to relax, and very well decorated. Breakfast in the morning was delicious! The owners are very open to sharing their story to those that are interested. And this B&B has the best self-checkin process ever! We arrived in the evening but we had all the instructions we needed to find our room and also a map to some places within a few blocks to get dinner. Absolutely wonderful experience!


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Rooms & Rates

Ivy Room

The Ivy Room a king size bed suite is a comfortable, luxurious and romantic room. There is a private balcony with comfortable patio furniture overlooking the beauty of Downtown Albuquerque. The private bath allows you to relax in the large original claw-foot tub. A full-size sleeper in the sitting area of the suite is provided to comfortably accommodate additional guests. The custom made bedspread, pillows and elegant brown silk curtains accentuate this elegant room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Pansy Room

This room features a full-size bed with a TV an all the other amenities. The larger shared bath across the hall has a unique high-backed clawfoot tub with a shower option. The room is a soothing shade of blue draped in beautiful silk curtains and antique finery.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rose Room

This king-size bed suite is decorated in a bright yellow stripe full of historic family heirlooms. The sitting room has a full-size sleeper sofa. Guests share the bath right across the hall but have their very own sink in a beautiful Victorian vanity. Every piece of the bedding and drapery in the room has been custom-made from a rose fabric that served as the inspiration for the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Secret Garden Room

This cozy and intimate queen-size bedroom is on the main floor. It has a large bathroom with a tub/shower and large skylight for lots of natural light. The drapery and other accents are decorated with fabrics that are a reproduction of the 17th century with a hand-painted border taken from actual flowers in the fabric of the curtains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Freeman Room

This beautiful Victorian king bedroom pays tribute to Margaret Freeman, the owner of the house from the 1940s until she passed away in 2001, in her 90s. She and her husband were the owners of the house when the Greenglasses came to rent one of the upstairs apartments. The hand-painted diamonds on the walls are made to look like a replication of antique wallpaper. The rose border at the top of the picture rail was lovingly hand painted by Kara's mother and is made to match the roses in the bedspread. The bathroom has an antique claw-foot tub in it where you can have a soak or enjoy the shower. The 1800s washstand has been converted to have an actual working sink in it.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Gold Room

The Gold Room, a cozy suite in the Spy House bed and breakfast was once the original front porch of the house. Guests get their own private outside entrance to the room. This separate space has a large chair that pulls out to a twin-size bed. The beautiful full bath is in a crisp black and white with a touch of regal purple and gold to accent it.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Greenglass Room

This king bedroom is named after David Greenglass, the brother of Ethel Rosenberg, and the individual who played a part in making this house known as "The Spy House." The sitting room that was a kitchen when the house was used as an apartments has a sink. The private bathroom around the corner from the room has the original large clawfoot tub can also be used as a shower. The tables in the room are also said to be the original tables that David and Ruth used when they were living here. In fact one of the tables Margaret Freeman said was used by David when he drew up the portion of the atomic bomb that he sold to the Soviet spy, Harry Gold.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rosenburg Room

This beautiful king bedroom's name was inspired by the infamous Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, who were executed in the 50's. The spacious bathroom has double sinks and a large walk-in shower. The room is accented in two tones of rich burgandy with accents of gold in the trim and a beautiful gold silk bedspread. There is also a quaint and private study just off the bedroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House

Perfect for an extended stay or a romantic New Mexico honeymoon, this historic cast stone home is nestled in the back of the Spy House and the Heritage House. This cozy home was once the original carriage house to the the "Spy House". However, in the late 30's it was converted into a small private cottage. The bathroom still contains the original porcelain mosaic tile, as well as some of the original kitchen cabinets. There is one bedroom with a king-size bed. Next to the bedroom is a large living area with a daybed, that can be an additional king-size bed or two twin beds. We also offer you cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet. The kitchen has a stove with microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and some of the necessary dishes if you would like to prepare any of your own food during your stay. The private fenced backyard wraps around the house and has a bench and small table should you want to sit outside for dinner or just to relax. You will also be provided with a stocked refrigerator of your own with a variety of drinks, cookies, and a bowl of fresh fruit. And of course, you get to enjoy a warm gourmet breakfast every morning in the Spy House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Cabinet House

The Cabinet Shoppe House an intimate cottage, is a welcome alternative to extended stay hotels in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Perfect for an extended stay or a romantic New Mexico honeymoon, this charming Albuquerque vacation rental is nestled in the back of the Spy House and the Heritage House. This cozy home built in the late 1890s had been a rental for many years but is now a unique addition to the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast. There is one bedroom with a king-size bed. Next to the bedroom is a large living area that has a sofa that makes out to a queen-size sleeper. There is also cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet provided. The kitchen has a stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishes making it possible to prepare any of your own food during your stay. The private fenced yard also has a private screened porch, so that you can set outside to enjoy your morning coffee or just relax. The Cabinet Shoppe is like having a little home of your own. The house is also stocked with a variety of drinks, cookies, crackers and cheese, and a bowl of fresh fruit. And, of course, you get to enjoy a warm gourmet breakfast every morning in the Spy House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Bessie Room

This beautiful 1960's inspired room has a queen size bed with a hall that leads to the room with a desk in front of the window. The bath down the hall is shared with the William Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Trudi-Master Suite

The Trudi room is decorated in soft, relaxing shades of blue with a king size bed and private bath that has a beautifully restored clawfoot tub that not only is a tub but a shower as well.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

William-Large Suite

This spacious bedroom has a king size bed with a separate room that has french doors to close off for a private study with a couch that can also be a queen size sleeper if needing a separate room. The full bath down the hall is shared with the Bessie Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Rose Pansy Suite

Rose Room and the Pansy Room together with a shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Entire Boarding House

A beautiful, fully, restored home that has 3 rooms, one with an additional seating area that has a sofa that can be a queen sleeper to allow the house to comfortable sleep 8. The Trudi room has it own private bath the other 2 rooms share the bath in the hall. The kitchen is a large kitchen with a half bath and utility room off of it. This house is perfect for a long term stay or if wanting a shorter more private place to stay and the option to fix all of your own meals.

  • Maximum Capacity: 16

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Location

Location Type

Historic Old Town, UNM, Hospitals, Airport, Downtown

Airport

Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 3 miles

Directions to property:

I-25 to Central Exit West on Central 2 Blocks North on High St. 1 Block Cross Copper St., 2nd House on Westside of High St. 207 High St. NE

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Golf Courses, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: After 4
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking only allowed outside in front of houses.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Call for information
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Hold
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee of at least 50% of the total cost of your stay with a minimum charge of one night. IF reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to 3PM check-in time day of arrival the entire reservation is considered paid in full, no refund. Special Events: holidays, group booking, weddings a 45-day advanced notice is required. IF 45-day notice IS NOT received entire reservation is non-refundable. If a cancellation is made of a reservation of a group booking notification by email must be made 45 days before reservation date in order for refund of any deposit, minus 10% service fee. ANY CANCELLATION REQUEST NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED TO US DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please use the following email address for this type of request: info@bbabq.com You may also call us directly at 505.842.0223 if any questions or concerns.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kara and Steve Grant

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We enjoyed being together and doing many things as a family. Which may include cycling, skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Green Chili Quiche
This dish is unique because it is a crustless quiche that has a layer of fresh, roasted, whole green chili from Hatch, New Mexico as the crust at the bottom. It also has eggs that we raise fresh from our own chickens as well as tomatoes, canadian bacon and of course cheese. This dish can also be a great dish for vegetarians that are willing to eat eggs by just adding extra tomatos and leaving off the canadian bacon. We love to serve this dish with either banana stuffed french toast or our own mix of grains to make a light and amazing multi grain pancake served with a garnish of fresh pecans from my brothers orchard and brown sugar cream sauce.


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