Downtown Historic B&B

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


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.”



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

An oasis in the city

4.6 on October 26, 2015

The Spy House is a lovely oasis in the Albuquerque. This historic house has been restored and is furnished with lovely antiques providing a warm atmosphere. The innkeepers are excellent at making their guests feel at home. The food is tasty and artfully presented. Accommodations are made for those who can't make the 8:30 breakfast, and snacks are available at any hour. The gardens are beautiful and available for use by the guests. The Downtown Historic B&B was easy to find and conveniently accessed from the interstate highways.

Lovely B&B

4.2 on October 25, 2015

My husband and I stayed here during Balloon Fiesta and it was the perfect location for our travels around the city. We unfortunately did not get to enjoy any of their famous breakfasts as we were going to Fiesta Park long before anyone else was awake. They did provide a continental breakfast for the Fiesta goers which was great for our needs. Room was clean and spacious and had all that you would need. If you are looking to stay near Old Towne it is about an hour walk. Nob Hill is also within driving distance and another nice area for dining and shopping. Would definitely recommend if you like the B&B experience.

Excellent place to stay

4.6 on October 21, 2015

I stayed here for a couple of nights when visiting Albuquerque after reading an abundance of positive reviews and was glad I did. I had the Ivy Room and loved it, especially the tub. The bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the balcony. You aren't getting views of the city, but the sky view was nice. I try to avoid cliches but this did have the "old world" feel to it. I met Steve and Kara briefly but thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Cara who made the breakfasts I ate both mornings. The breakfasts were fantastic and certainly had a "Southwestern" flavor to them with blue corn pancakes one of the mornings. The location couldn't be better, you are within striking distance of everything in the area. If I come back to Albuquerque I will stay again.

Pretty Great Place to Stay

4.6 on October 10, 2015

Great place to sure and read the ENTIRE email they send you. Too many of us did not (our bad) and it is critical to gaining access to your room. The food and company were exceptional. Beds were very comfortable.


5 on September 22, 2015

My wife and I took a very short mini weekend get away and stayed at the Downtown Historic B & B. We were able to stay in a different room than we have stayed in before and thoroughly enjoyed the Gold Room! We always feel like we are spoiled when we stay at the B & B. If you have not stayed there you really should! We enjoyed a lovely dinner just a hop skip and jump away from the B & B at Holy Cow.


5 on August 24, 2015

The Albuquerque Historic Bed and Breakfast may have a generic name but is it certainly an historic jewel. I was in two different rooms and each were exquisitely designed and detailed with period pieces and up to date electronics. What a special place in a quiet neighborhood of ABQ. The breakfast was unique, home made , and outstanding as well as healthy and tasty. The rooms were exceptionally clean, and the Innkerpers gracious and accommodating. Local restaraunts including the Lunch Box was absolutely fabulous as well as the Holy Cow and both accommodate a vegetarian palette in a luscious and filling way. I would recommend the HBB to anyone and would very much like to visit again.

Beautiful home, gracious hosts

5 on August 13, 2015

This restored historic home was gorgeous. Perfect in every way, very welcoming and cozy. Near the downtown and university. The family that runs the place is kind and generous.

Downtown Historic B and B

5 on May 21, 2015

They supplied our special needs, accommodating, and will stay there again.

Step back in history

5 on May 18, 2015

One night stay in historic setting. Steve and Kara were wonderful hosts full of interesting facts on the history of the Spy House. Breakfast was outstanding with something for everyone. My first experience in a Bed and Breakfast but certainly not the last.

family stay

4.0 on May 03, 2015

wonderful home away from home - cozy comfortable

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Rooms & Rates

Gold Room

This cozy suite was once the original front porch of the house. The sitting room in the front of the room has a twin size pull out sleeper. The full bath has a crisp black and white tile. At the end of the room is a beautiful four post queen bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ivy Room Suite

Enjoy this elegant room, complete with private balcony that overlooks the beauty of downtown Albuquerque. King bed, with sitting room, sleeper sofa and private bathroom with original clawfoot bath tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

William Suite-Boarding House

Gorgeous King size bedroom suite with sitting area and full size sleeper sofa. Shared bathroom is just accross the upstairs hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Bessie Room-Boarding House

Small and quaint Queen size bedroom with shared bath just across the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Trudi Suite-Boarding House

Large spacious master king bedroom suite, complete with private claw foot tub and shower combo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pansy Room

This beautiful & soothing room features a full size bed and an assortment of family antiques. The shared, with the Rose Room, is directly across the hall and features a high back clawfoot tub with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Historic Old Town, UNM, Hospitals, Airport, Downtown


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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  • Check In:: 5-7PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Hold
  • Cancellations: 3 Days or Longer Cancellation, prior to check in date



Kara and Steve Grant

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian