5 on October 19, 2016
Had a wonderful stay, couldn't ask for better service. Breakfast was the best and Kara and Steve were the perfest host. Would definitly come back. Location was great, quiet street close to downtown and plaza.
4.2 on October 19, 2016
Great central location, the hosts anticipate every question & detail with FAQs provided at start of visit. Loved the garden and fountains.
3.2 on October 12, 2016
The Historic B&B was adequate for our needs. We enjoyed visiting New Mexico, to include Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos for the first time. The B&B was easily reached from the airport, was centrally located for our needs and desires, was neat and clean and the breakfast was great. We enjoyed meeting other guests as well as the B&B owners. In all ways our room, bathroom and the house met or exceeded our expectations.
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)
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.
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
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!)
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
4.6 on May 23, 2016
The accommodations were wonderful. The reason for 4 stars on Service was it would have been nice to have Steve & Kara on-site for Friday breakfast -- although the "other" Cara was nice. Breakfast was good and they accommodated my dietary requests (diabetic). We are more of a plain breakfast people -- but we understand that in the southwest, we have to adapt. All in all -- wonderful and we would stay there again!
5 on May 05, 2016
The accommodations were first rate. The folks who served up breakfast were very nice and professional. Great place to stay.
5 on May 05, 2016
Excellent facility. Very homey. Nice historic walking area.
4.2 on April 16, 2016
This is really a lovely place. Our room in the Heritage House was on the smallish side, but it had everything we needed. There was a family of four in the room next to us, and, as if by magic (it is a creaky old house), we never heard them. The bed was super comfortable, and Cara (the wonderful part-time employee) cheerfully rewashed the sheets when we had trouble with the laundry scent. In fact, Cara was delightful in every way. The only reason we give dining a mediocre grade is that the message that we were vegan did not trickle down to Cara. She did the best with what she had in the kitchen, and it was tasty, though not particularly nutritious. Non-dairy milk did not appear until the third day. I do think that they will do better with the next vegans, though, as they really aim to please. I would definitely stay there again. Very conveniently located, too.
5 on April 14, 2016
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to find a lovely house and room. The room was spacious and furnished with period pieces which was very nice and made the room more authentic. We were not able to attend the Murder Mystery dinner since it was to be held next week so we walked towards downtown Albuquerque which is not very far from the B&B and found a great selection of restaurants. AT breakfast next morning we met Kara and Steve. A lovely couple who made you feel very at home. They shared their history of the B&B houses which were fascinating. My wife and I enjoyed our stay, a break from the world.
4.2 on March 30, 2016
Our stay was great! Historic B&B in a quiet downtown location! Would recommend for one-two nights!
5 on March 29, 2016
This was my second stay at the downtown historic b and b and yet again had a wonderful time. Steve and Kara are some of the most genuine people I have ever met and truly care about making your stay everything you hoped for. The food is amazing and the property is an oasis. Anytime I am in the area I will be staying at this b and b. Highly recommend it!
5 on March 26, 2016
From the very beginning the hospitality was so wonderful when Cara met us at the door. I loved the interior, the gardens, our bedroom and bath. The treats left out for us were so appreciated and the breakfast was a highlight. This is a labor of LOVE from the owners and staff…..I felt their love of their hospitality. Thank you so much and see you in 2017 FOR SURE!!!!
4.0 on January 14, 2016
We enjoyed another anniversary stay at this beautiful, historic bed & breakfast. The room was lovely and inviting, the breakfast the next morning was amazing. Thank you, Kara and Steve, for your hospitality. We're looking forward to next year!
5 on January 13, 2016
Everything was perfect. Couldn't ask for better.
5 on January 02, 2016
This Bed and Breakfast was outstanding in many ways. The nicely appointed rooms in two historic houses near downtown Albuquerque were clean and comfortable. The Mexican inspired breakfasts were incredible. Kara and Steve were both very helpful and accommodating. A fabulous place for a get-away!
5 on December 25, 2015
My boss and I had to come to Albuquerque for work and I told her that this Bed and Breakfast was a great place to stay. As always, it really was a nice and relaxing time even though it was for work. Food was great and we really did feel like family.
5 on December 05, 2015
We have stayed here several times now and do recommend the stay. The outdoor fireplace and gathering area is really nice. Coffee and tea are good choices and snacks really help after a long trip to the B&B Terri Power
4.8 on November 28, 2015
Two day stay in Secret Garden room. Extremely comfortable and relaxing. Tasteful use of antiques and works suitable to period of house. No frilly pseudo-victorian lace and bric-a-brac all over. No scented candles and potpourri to permeate my clothes, just a really nice home feel. Loved access to coffee, scones (many scones…yum), and snacks at all hours. Breakfast was fantastic. Kara and Steve were wonderful hosts and did not crowd you…privacy was quite welcome. Walking distance to great restaurants.
4.4 on November 19, 2015
Very clean place. Late evening arrival was easy and staff very friendly. I would definitely stay again.
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.
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.
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.
4.6 on October 10, 2015
Great place to stay...be 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.
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.
5 on May 21, 2015
They supplied our special needs, accommodating, and will stay there again.
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.
4.0 on May 03, 2015
wonderful home away from home - cozy comfortable
5 on April 26, 2015
I booked a room through BedandBreakfast.com just recently and was really happy with the wide range of choices that the site offered. What a wonderful enlightening stay I just experienced at the Downtown Historic B&B in beautiful Albuquerque. The innkeepers, Kara and Steve Grant and the entire staff at this B&B made me feel at home in their lovely historical homes. The Ivy Room was more beautiful than I could ever have imagined and my stay there was an amazing experience. I was blessed to meet Kara and Steve’s son, Ethan, who, along with two friends, Jeriah and Heaven, prayed for me and brought me greater sense of peace than I thought possible. These children were on their way into town to pray for anyone who needed it and I found it to be such a breath of fresh air that these young people share my love for God and a strong hope for wonderful changes in our future. I anticipate contacting you soon with news of the blessings that you prayed for me, you three are such sweet Angels from above. The yummy fresh organic breakfast that was served was straight from Steve and Kara’s own garden and hen house was such a treat and the goodies that were left out for their guests was another delicious, yet healthy, indulgence for the taste buds. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who travels to the area; it was a wonderful experience. One that I plan to take advantage of again on my next trip to this lovely city; there are so many other rooms that I want to check out. If there are ghosts of the spy days past in these houses, I do believe the Innkeepers charm and worldviews have given them a renewed sense of peace. This is a must see place to visit.
4.0 on April 18, 2015
We stayed 2 nights in the Spy House. The breakfast was wonderful, and the other guests were friendly. Kara was very accommodating with a special request.
5 on April 12, 2015
We absolutely loved our nights stay. Steve is such a great host and cook. He even took our picture for us. Our first trip to Albuquerque was amazing. We are definitely staying here again!
4.0 on April 01, 2015
Two couples stayed at Spy House for one night before flying out the next day to go home. The rooms were as expected for a historic house - decorated in the style of that period, clean, comfortable mattresses. The Gold Room was a little musty smelling initially but that lasted maybe 20 min after opening up the room and window. Interesting to read the history of what went on. The kitchen in Spy House was stocked with beverages and cookies that we sampled when we arrived late afternoon and the breakfast was great- fresh fruit, cooked eggs, bacon, and french toast w/ syrup. Served promptly at 8:30am. Met the owner, this felt more like a business chat than a B&B experience if you are looking for a long chat, but that was fine for us fora 1 night stay. would recommend. Price was reasonable $139/rm plus tax for the full breakfast included.
4.8 on March 28, 2015
I have been to several B&Bs in the state of New Mexico and other states. Even though the Downtown Historic B&B is in the city I live, it is the best B&B stay ever. The history of the home adds so much to the stay but Steve and Kara have maintained that history with furnishings and decor to give proper respect to that history. Steve and Kara were awesome hosts that created a unique experience to a B&B by combining the murder dinner theater. I live here and I want to go again and stay longer.
5 on March 25, 2015
This bed and breakfast is wonderful. Centrally located between Nob Hill and downtown Albuquerque, it's close to pretty much everywhere you want to be in the city. The hosts are wonderful people and the accommodations are fantastic. We stayed in the Cabinet House, a little 1-bedroom house that had a full kitchen and bathroom. We had 4 people in our group, and all fit comfortably with a pull-out couch/bed and a king-size bed in the bedroom. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, maybe the best omelette I've ever had. And the grounds were very charming and provided the perfect setting for our friend's wedding ceremony and reception. If you're looking to stay in Albuquerque in style and comfort for a ver reasonable price, stay at the Downtown Historic B&B. You will not be disappointed!
4.0 on March 24, 2015
We were very pleased with the abq bed and breakfast. we had never done a bed and breakfast before and were delighted at how things went. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend this place to friends. Anthony DeVontenno
5 on March 11, 2015
The breakfasts were absolutely amazing! We routinely stay at B&Bs and our time here was amazing. The location of this place is conveniently close to the Amtrack station (about 1/2 mile) and we thoroughly enjoyed walking around town enjoying the sights and shopping in the area.
4.8 on March 01, 2015
My husband and I had a wonderful evening at the Murder Mystery dinner. The Grants went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasant one. We shall be returning.
4.8 on February 04, 2015
We stayed in the Pansy room for one night in January. Steve was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was great. The house was lovely and close to great dining. It was a wonderful night. So much better than staying in a chain hotel and very reasonable. We will stay there again
4.0 on January 25, 2015
We stayed one night in the Spy House and it was wonderful! The room was delightful and the breakfast the following morning was better than the dinner we'd had the night before (I won't say where)! We were made to feel extremely welcome and would definitely stay here again. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a special place to stay.
5 on December 22, 2014
We stayed three nights in the Cabinet House in early December, and we would definitely stay there again. With the Cabinet House, you have privacy and comfort. Upon entering the front door, you step into the main room that includes a comfy couch from which to watch TV and small dining area. The bedroom is very cozy, with an extremely comfortable king bed, the small but well appointed kitchen has a coffee maker and a good supply of fresh ground coffee, and the bathroom was very clean and had good toiletries available. Breakfast in the main house was delicious! Even though the B&B is located within a short walk to many good restaurants, be sure you enjoy the inn's culinary delights at breakfast, and get to chat with Steve and Kara. They're very attentive innkeepers and have done a great job reviving these buildings. Thank you for making our visit special.
4.8 on December 07, 2014
An with a Sense of history.
5 on November 30, 2014
Wonderful, cosy stay. Steve took terrific care of us- whether helping to coordinate a portable crib for our baby daughter, helping us find great local places to eat, or cooking a delicious breakfast. The room was lovely and the bed comfortable. Highly recommend!
5 on November 12, 2014
The Downtown Historic B&B is a quaint and very enjoyable place to stay in Albuquerque, NM. The rooms are clean and very nicely decorated. The owners are kind and responsive to the guests and they cook delicious food, I was attending a conference and was so glad I chose a B&B over the traditional hotel options. It felt much more homey and like a retreat. I highly recommend staying here!
5 on October 26, 2014
In addition to a very comfortable room and very friendly and helpful hosts, the "Historical" side of the "Spy House" was a surprising and fascinating extra. Just one caveat. Our shower in the Freeman room didn't have any handholds. That could be challenging for someone with any physical or balance issues. The owners, Kara and Steve, are aware of this and are searching for a good solution. Check with them when you book. Still, I highly recommend this well located B & B.
5 on October 21, 2014
We had a wonderful experience at this BnB! The innkeepers are very attentive and friendly. I loved the location and the atmosphere and the food was amazing. Kara even overheard that we had a food allergy (banana) and she made sure to have a separate fruit bowl that didn't have banana in it! What an experience! Thank you so much!
5 on October 06, 2014
Beautiful and comfortable accommodation. The Spy Room had spacious bathroom for a couple. The outdoor areas were very inviting for mornings & evenings. The breakfast offerings are versatile & delicious. Service very helpful.
5 on September 18, 2014
This was the second time I stayed at the Historic Downtown B&B in Albuquerque. I was in town on business. As such, I had to leave early in the morning to make my appointments. Kara & Steve had items laid out and available to me in the kitchen even though I couldn't make the standard breakfast time that they normally serve breakfast. They had fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, scones, juices, coffee, sodas, and water available. I also had a shipment sent to their location for business. They very kindly received that package and placed it in my room for me. Both houses are a perfect blend (for me) between old and new. Original wood floors, antique door handles, and period furniture were successfully mixed with flat screen TVs, high speed WiFi, and key-less door locks (exterior and interior - no keys to lose!). Plus I cannot say enough about the wonderful claw foot and high-backed bath tub. I soaked in it almost every night. I have met Kara and Steve. They are so nice and you can tell they love what they do. They take pride in their properties and spoil their guests with small touches (like M&Ms in the hallways, handcrafted clay mugs, and gorgeous china plates/bowls ready for everyday use). The backyard is a peaceful and beautiful place to be. I plan to book with them for all of my future trips to Albuquerque (even if I go on pleasure)! I literally can't say enough about this property! Go and enjoy!
5 on September 14, 2014
This must be the grandest B & B in Albuquerque We stayed in the Ivy room in the historic house and it was beautiful, it was a suite with its own private (massive) balcony, the bed was to die for and was very comfortable. We met the owner Steve when we checked in, he was very personable, he showed us round and told us where everything was. He made us feel very welcome. We had access to a big kitchen with a very large fridge that was full of soft drinks and water for our use whilst we were there, there was also lots of little treats dotted around the house, cookies, chocolates and biscuits. We were the only ones to check in on the day we were there so we had the full run of the house which was very nice. Breakfast was a gourmet breakfast with traditional Mexican food we had neither seen or eaten before but it was delicious. The setting in the Famous Spy House was in a beautiful dining room a million miles away from standard american hotels. I Would highly recommend staying In this beautiful B & B if you get the chance, you will not be disappointed.
5 on September 03, 2014
My wife and I met for an impromtu romantic evening. Accomodations were made for our stay online and over the phone. Everything came together seamlessly. Our hostess was great. We were made to feel welcomed and had a memorable stay.
4.2 on August 13, 2014
Amazing place. We were fortunate in being the only guests on the night we stayed so we had the whole of the beautiful house to ourselves. Lovely period property, furnished to the time but with all the modern conveniences. We loved the swing-seat and rocker on the front porch, great for chilling out with a beer. Gorgeous dining room that I wish we had taken greater advantage of. Huge king sized bed and sofa bed that comfortably accommodated our party of 3. the bathrooms very fitted out with roll top baths - again we were not there long enough to take advantage of these. A great breakfast was served next door, which looked equally intriguing and inviting.I would thoroughly recommend this place.
5 on August 13, 2014
My stay here was very peaceful. I was the only guest at the two homes during my stay here. Lindsey went out of her way to make wonderful breakfast meals although I was a single guest. Lindsey was very friendly and made my visit here a positive experience. I stayed in the Heritage House Secret Garden Room for 2 nights. It was very clean. I highly recommend this place.
4.2 on July 22, 2014
My husband and I spent a few days in Albuquerque and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Downtown Historic B&B. Lindsay made sure that we had everything we needed and was so gracious. Since we would not be able to be at breakfast every morning she put together a nice continental breakfast for us. Our room was lovely and we enjoyed the deck off of our room. The grounds of the inn were nice as well. We would recommend this place to our family and friends and if we come to Albuquerque again we would definitely stay again.
5 on July 13, 2014
My parents paid for us to stay here for our Anniversary. We had stayed here previously right after we got married on our way to our honeymoon. We love the rooms and the food is amazing! It is the best place to stay in Albuquerque!
5 on July 06, 2014
4.8 on June 30, 2014
I stayed here on a co-workers recommendation for a 3 day meeting in Albuquerque. So much better than staying at one of the bland corporate hotels!. Thank you!
4.4 on June 23, 2014
We stayed at Downtown Historic B&B during a quick trip to ABQ! The Gold Room was beautiful as was the rest of the house. The the service from Lindsey was awesome. She was so helpful from making accomodations for us to check in and answering all of our questions. The warm breakfast was amazing and it was wonderful to talk with the other guest staying over. We would defintely stay here again, and actually found that we wished we would have had more time to just relax and enjoy the room and accomodations. PS thank you for the information of restaurants and activites in the area. We enjoyed NYPD Pizza and went on the Old Town ghost tour which really added to the fun of our trip!
4.2 on May 31, 2014
Lovely and homely in an excellent location, would definitely stay here again.
4.2 on May 31, 2014
The setting is downtown ABQ, sort of industrial or inner city, but the charm of the house overshadows it. The furniture is period type and the rooms are divine.
4.4 on May 19, 2014
My daughter and I stayed one night on our way to California. We sat outside in the beautiful courtyard area. The B&B was very clean and the breakfast the next morning was fantastic and true Southwestern food. It was a lovely stay.
2.6 on May 15, 2014
Rooms not a sound proof as I would have desired. This is to be expected, I guess, from older homes. Don't go here if you want a romantic tryst with your spouse.The breakfast was great though and very hospitable.
5 on March 30, 2014
We felt like part of the family. The location was within walking distance of several good restaurants. The room was spacious, clean and quiet. The breakfasts were extraordinary. There are two B&Bs so we breakfasted with people from both houses and made a lasting friendship.
3.4 on March 29, 2014
Great location, very nice owners, love the history associated with the B&B
4.8 on March 27, 2014
My daughter and I stayed in the Gold Room of the Spy House. The room was great and very convenient with a sitting room and it's own outside door. Everything was clean and up to date. We didn't get to enjoy breakfast due to a couple of early outings we planned, but when we talked to Steve he was very helpful and friendly.
4.8 on February 27, 2014
We had originally planned a one night visit, but were so impressed with EVERYTHING, we stayed two nights. wonderful place.
5 on February 10, 2014
Great place, great location, very peaceful and great combination between antique and commodity
4.6 on February 07, 2014
Fabulous place for a "staycation"!
4.0 on January 16, 2014
Beautiful home. Exceptional service. Delicious breakfast. Stayed in the Gold Room, was very nice because it had a private bath and private entrance. It is right next to the common room and dining room.
5 on December 05, 2013
Really cool place to stay! The proprietors are very nice people. Great place to stay and the breakfast is wonderful. We stayed in the Ivy Room of the Heritage House. The bed was comfy, bathroom super, lounging room comfy and deck private and quite. Full access to kitchen area for snacks, cold beverages and hot tea (great loose tea selection with neat little make your own tea bags:) Definitely will stay there again!
4.2 on November 21, 2013
Lovely place to stay. Amenities included fresh baked cookies when we arrived, plus a full bowl of M&M's, my husband's favorite! The innkeepers were helpful and caring. Breakfast was lovely. We had a good stay and would recommend it to friends and hope to return some day.
4.6 on November 12, 2013
Went to attend the tango festival. Great location. Room felt like home: No noise, great night sleep.
4.6 on November 05, 2013
We had a wonderful time staying in this place.
3.6 on October 21, 2013
Probably most outstanding was the communication of the host (texting) when we discovered we would not arrive until "after hours." He made sure we understood the procedure for checking in and also left details as to parking on the street. That was a relief. We were able to talk with the host and hostess at breakfast regarding touring Albuquerque. Of special interest are the history of the house and the work they've done in restoring the house and the one next door to it.
3.0 on October 12, 2013
The smoke detector started beeping (low battery) at 3am; I moved to the living room to sleep. The owners said they listen for beeps to change the batteries; they need a better preventive maintenance program. We ran out of toilet paper; I found more in a back bathroom. Breakfast was interesting and tasty; we especially liked the blueberry syrup on the corn pancakes.
4.6 on September 24, 2013
I wish I could rate more than outstanding. This was our first experience with any B&B, and we sure did pick the right one. We stayed in the spy house. Everything was done to perfection. Thank you, Steve!!
4.4 on September 21, 2013
An excellent B&B. Featured a murder-mystery dinner that many guests were raving about the next morning. Breakfast was great and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend to other travelers or people in town who are looking for a fun or relaxing place to stay.
4.8 on September 04, 2013
My daughter chose this as the venue for her wedding. We, as well as the mother of the groom, decided to spend the night there. The facilities are charming. The owners are delightful and were extremely helpful before, during, and after the wedding. Breakfast the day after was plentiful and delicious. I'd say my daughter and her (new) husband made a perfect choice for their wedding location.
4.8 on August 13, 2013
Quiet and lovely. Well located, near the highway and only minutes from the airport. Excellent breakfast.
5 on August 11, 2013
Historic oasis with round the clock service
3.0 on July 08, 2013
A very interesting bed & breakfast with a great breakfast. Much time and money have been spent to maintain/restore these homes. Very well done. Our room was either heavily used or not stayed in for quite a while as the wood floors was actually dirty, not just dusty but dirty. I could feel it on my socks and bare feet walking around. Wiped the floor with a t-shirt and it came up dirty not just dusty as I said. Other than that, it was a very nice place to stay, convenient location, great hosts. Did I mention the great breakfasts?!? HA!
5 on July 06, 2013
I really love staying with Steve and Kara, they are great and I was really pampered and taken care. It was exactly what I needed to end a long and tiring trip. A place where you feel at home and great to rest and enjoy yourself.
5 on July 02, 2013
This is a must do event. Well planned, but off the cuff too. Our group who where all strangers at the start ad-libbed beyond the script, mistakes were made and everyone laughed. The food was outstanding.
4.8 on July 02, 2013
Charming old B&B with a very historic history.
5 on June 20, 2013
My husband and I got married at The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Albuquerque by Steve Grant last year. We decided the best way to spend our first anniversary was a romantic get away at the same place we married (without all the family). We rented the Carriage House which was absolutely stunning. Our stay was so comfortable we never wanted to leave the room! Due to the convenient location of the Bed and Breakfast, we walked to our dinner reservation (there are too many delicious restaurants within walking to choose from). There are little words to describe the yummy banana stuffed french toast and completely vegetarian breakfast we were served in the morning. I am very sad to think i missed this breakfast the morning of our wedding last year (we were too tired to get out of bed that morning haha). Kara even remembered we were vegetarian when I forgot to mention that at our reservation. Overall outstanding stay, they can expect us next year :D
5 on June 17, 2013
My husband and I were on a drive from Oklahoma to California with the first stop in Albuquerque where I had made reservations for Spy House B&B. The owners were pleasant, warm and informative about the area. The house history was interesting and our room was delightful with a more than just comfortable bed. Breakfast was wonderful with Kara's homemade goods. Would highly recommended to anyone traveling in the area.
4.6 on June 11, 2013
I had a wonderful time at the Historic Downtown Bed and Breakfast. The house had great character, and the breakfasts were phenomenal! The neighborhood had some great food within walking distance too. I would definitely stay again.
5 on June 11, 2013
We recently spent one night on a trip to Colorado at this B&B. It is an example to all B&B's on how to be! Everything was done to perfection. Thanks Kara & Steve for a great Blessing! Sydne & John
5 on June 07, 2013
Excellent B&B. Steve and Kara are wonderful hosts. Lovely surroundings; delicious breakfast. Charming and relaxing. An oasis in dry and dusty Albuquerque. I stayed for 6 nights and will happily return next time I am in town.
4.6 on June 07, 2013
This was a GREAT place to stay - we will be back
4.4 on May 29, 2013
Lovely, private and cozy setting. Thoroughly enjoyed the lush bedding, pillows, curtains. The bathroom of the Ivy room was a real treat! The gourmet breakfast was wonderful . Appreciate the owner's recommendations for supper.
5 on May 28, 2013
Awesome place to stay, would highly recommend this, for everyone but especially for family reconnects!!
4.8 on May 28, 2013
We stayed in the Freeman Room in the Spy House. It was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and could not have not had it any nicer. Everything was spotless and the breakfast was amazing. The bed was super comfy. We were there for a wedding which took place on the grounds and Steve and Kara had it looking so beautiful!! Thumbs up!!
5 on May 16, 2013
I would highly recommend staying here. We stayed at the Spy House and loved the historic feel the house had to it. Incredibly awesome breakfast. When I am back in Albuquerque I plan to stay again.
5 on May 15, 2013
A perfect place for our family to meet. We all stayed in the spy house which was perfect accomodations as we were able to all congregate under one roof in the evening and for breakast the next morning. The rooms are clean and fit each of our needs. They are just beautiful.....and decorated with pieces of history which make it all that more interesting. There is also a hot tub which was my mom and dads favorite and tables in the back yard for socializing. The breakfast was delicious! Will definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the near future.
5 on May 04, 2013
We love staying in smaller places when we travel that have warmth and character. This fit the bill! We had the pleasure of staying two nights in the Rosenberg room (Spy House) and took part in the April Murder Mystery event. This was one of the more entertaining nights we had in a long time. Great food, great people and lots of laughs. Breakfasts were pretty killer too (we are vegetarian and they took great care to accommodate us). We would recommend staying here any time you are in Albuquerque if you enjoy cozy environments and history. David and Kristi from Switzerland
4.8 on April 30, 2013
Breakfast was just scrumptious. I would go here just for breakfast but you must have a room to enjoy breakfast. Wonderful historic house. Can't wait to go back and enjoy this place again.
5 on April 21, 2013
On my trip to New Mexico, I read the story about The Spy House and decided that I had to stay there. The owners are among the most hospitable people I have ever met and took so much time to walk me through the history and story of the house. The rooms, all restored to period accuracy made the stay seem even more historical. Breakfast was a true treat, excellently prepared and served. And the overall atmosphere made the joy of meeting the other guests an incredible experience. I cannot rate this Bed and Breakfast any higher than to say that it was among the mostmemorable stays I have had in my travels across all 50 or the United States.
4.8 on April 12, 2013
We had two rooms in the Heritage House in early April 2013. The house was beautifully decorated with period pieces and extremely clean and tidy. Kara met us upon our arrival and made sure we knew how to find everything, explained the door locks (very unique touch- locks so no fear of losing the key). Her breakfast the next day was healthy, delicious and varied and kept us going until dinner time. The B and B is within easy walking distance to several restaurants on Central Avenue and was easy to access off the highway, yet it was very quiet overnight. We enjoyed our stay.
5 on April 11, 2013
This was really the best place I've ever stayed. My husband and I were on our mini honeymoon and the owners, Steve and Kara, made our stay the best it could have possibly been! I will definitely be going back.
4.0 on April 11, 2013
We stayed in the secret garden room. A lovely room, comfortable bed, enjoyed the private bath. It was very clean and the house was beautifully cared for. Breakfast was delicious! We even had time to enjoy the lovely porch swing. A very nice visit.
5 on April 09, 2013
Have only praise for this bed and breakfast. Excellent in all respects and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was comfortable and beautifully furnished. Breakfast also outstanding. We were given a warm welcome and service was excellent.
4.8 on April 08, 2013
I've always wanted to stay at a B&B and admittedly this was my first one. Although that leaves you readers unsure of how to weight my review, I will say it was everything that I expected of a B&B experience and more. The owner/cook was friendly, helpful, unobtrusive, and accommodating; breakfast was delicious and out of the ordinary; the bed was extremely comfortable; the decor, grounds, and furniture tasteful and beautiful. What more could you want? The owners have put a lot of sweat and love into the properties and the outcome and it has really paid off. Those with an eye for restoration and furniture will really appreciate their efforts, and those who couldn't care less but want comfort and cozy luxury will get that too.
5 on April 04, 2013
Will love to come back to the spy and heritage house again even though we live in Albuquerque. It was an exelent one night stay start for my wife and I.
5 on April 03, 2013
This B & B was quiet, safe, quaint, and within walking distance to many restaurants.
5 on March 26, 2013
Everything was great. Wonderful, spacious room. Charming bathroom. Great furnishings. Super clean. Great hosts.
4.4 on March 09, 2013
Here we felt very welcomed and very much at-home. We fixed our own picnic supper in one dining area, while the Mystery Dinner party happened next door. Really a fine place I would recommend to others. Situated in a historic, old neighborhood, but not really walking distance to Old Town. They gave good recommendations for dining and sights. Fun reading about the spy in the "Spy House."
4.8 on February 19, 2013
A week before my wedding, our honeymoon reservations to New Orleans were derailed by a hacker. With only a week to go I frantically starting look for an alternative location. I decided that one week was not enough time to plan an out of state honeymoon so I started looking for local attractions. I saw a couple reviews of the Downtown Historic B and B and decided to give them a call. I called and spoke with Kara on the phone. She was very kind and did all that she could to help me pick the best room and package they had available. Later in our conversation I discovered she was coordinating all this with me as she was traveling back from California after a funeral. Talk about commitment and customer service!!! Our wedding was on the evening of Valentines day and we didn't arrive to the B&B until almost 10:30 p.m. I called spoke with Steve about an hour before we arrived and he went into our cottage and put champagne on ice, places a dozen roses on the table, and delivered chocolate dipped strawberries. Upon arriving, Steve escorted us to the private driveway so we could park and showed us to our cottage. In the morning, we were delivered breakfast in bed. The variety of food was great. After breakfast we were treated to private massages. In the evening we were treated to a four course meal delivered to our cottage and enjoyed a gourmet meal under candle light. I have had the privilege to staying in some of the nicest hotels and B&B's around the world. I have been to places like Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Israel, France, Portugal and Mexico and nothing has been as wonderful as the kindhearted and selfless service I received at Downtown Historic B&B. As of now we plan to spend every anniversary in the same little cottage we were blessed with on our wedding night.
4.8 on February 17, 2013
We loved staying here. The Heritage House room was impeccably clean and charming. Steve and Kara are great hosts. The only thing we would suggest to prospective guesta is. to make sure you have their phone number if you arrive at night, as there aren't any signs that tell you how to get access, and the houses are locked. Other than that, we found it perfect. Great restaurants within walking distance. We highly recommend it.
4.4 on February 13, 2013
The room and house were very quaint and cozy, and it was obvious that a lot of work had been put into the decorations and historical atmosphere. We stayed in the Ivy Room, and it was very clean and we were able to set the temperature to our comfort. The room really does take you back to the early 1900's. Breakfast was also homemade and delicious, and we were able to use the kitchen and other rooms of the hous as we liked. I would definitely recommend this option to visitors of ABQ as a substitution for the giant hotel chains.
3.2 on February 12, 2013
The property has an interesting historical connection to the Atom Bomb story and the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenburg which we missed prior to our arrival. Our room was ready when expected; the hosts had other personal activities that coincided with our brief stay, so besides meeting them, we had only a small B&B "experience" at the time.
5 on January 19, 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much-the mattress in the master bedroom is not ideal for a couple .
5 on January 18, 2013
A delightful visit. a very comfortable room, delicious breakfasts and charming hosts. couldn't have been better.
4.2 on January 17, 2013
Thank you for the great stay. The room and food added greatly to our Albuquerque experience along with the great location. Best, Kari
4.2 on January 11, 2013
Truly enjoyed our stay. The staff was very polite and accommodating. The beds were comfortable and the facility was quiet and promoted a homey, relaxing atmosphere.
4.6 on January 02, 2013
We only stayed two nights in the Heritage House. It was our first experience staying at a bed and breakfast, but it won't be our last. Steve and Kara were very friendly and prepared a most delicious breakfast for us. Our bed was very comfortable, the location was perfect, and the overall experience was memorable. Highly recommended!
4.6 on December 22, 2012
One of the best bed and breakfast's we have ever stayed at. Would highly recommend it.
4.6 on December 17, 2012
Kara and Steve were very hospitable and welcoming. We enjoyed talking about their restoration work in the two houses. Our stay was very comfortable, and breakfast was great! Dean & Denise Obermeyer
4.6 on December 15, 2012
Before I chose the Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast, I spent 3 days researching the hotels and B&B's that Albuquerque had to offer. I am so pleased that I chose to stay at Kara and Steve's place. They are caring and excellent hosts and make a super breakfast! Unfortunately for me, I had a script deadline so I had work for a day & 1/2 of the 3 days. Great atmosphere for working as well as enjoying the city of Albuquerque. When we arrived the Thanksgiving decorations were up and when we left, it was Christmas. These people know how to create a warm and caring atmosphere. (I didn't put all 5 stars because I heard an NPR report that stated that 5 stars usually means it was a paid review. This isn't a paid review.)
5 on November 29, 2012
What a fun place to stay. My Mom and I shared the Gold room. We found it great for two people. The sleeping arrangements in the front room as well as the bed in the bedroom worked out fantastic. Kara and Steve's hospitality were wonderful. Their knowledge of the area was quite helpful. The food was amazing, this coming from a serious foodie. I would recommend it to anyone on their next trip to Albuquerque!
4.8 on November 28, 2012
I decided to stay at the Downtown Historic B&B when I realized I needed to stay the night for my husband's surgery at Lovelace hospital. Not only did the proprietors manage to help me feel comfortable and secure, they also cheered me up! I live in Santa Fe. But if I ever need to stay the night in Albuquerque, I will definitely stay here again.
5 on November 21, 2012
Sent two nights at the Cabinet House and it exceeded all expectations. We like to stay at B&Bs and this is now our favorite. The bed was comfortable, and breakfast was fantastic. The atmosphere is comfortable, welcoming and a great place for a weekend getaway.
5 on November 16, 2012
Only stayed one night but found it very nice, comfortable and accommodating.
5 on November 07, 2012
Words cannot express how amazing the stay was at the Grant's historic bed and breakfast Heritage and Spy House. Every amenity was available, gourmet breakfasts were a "four star" and the furnishings and family were top shelf. I would highly recommend you experience this B&B.
4.2 on October 28, 2012
It's a lovely place, and the rooms are good. Food is excellent, as well as the host who is impeccably gracious. The only thing I would "complain" about -- and realizing it's not something the hosts can do without a huge expense -- is the creaking of the floor. During the ballon fiesta, some guests would go for the early program, which meant tremendous among of noise at 5AM. Otherwise, we love the place.
4.6 on October 25, 2012
We were busy and didn't spend too much time at the B&B but almost wish we would have had more time there to relax!
5 on October 21, 2012
I had a wonderful stay at the spy house! Steve and Kara work so hard to make sure everything is perfect. I come up to Albuquerque often to shop, eat and oh yes visit my son at UNM! I will be staying there often. Great place to stay, darling couple to visit with. Karan Lewis
4.8 on October 17, 2012
I really enjoyed my stay in the Spy House. The grounds are beautiful and welcoming if you just want to sit around and read. If you want to get out, all the city has to offer is close by. The neighborhood is quiet. Those without a car will find good places to dine within walking distance. Those with a car will have off-the-street parking. I'm definitely going to come back.
4.6 on October 15, 2012
Kara Grant is extremely welcoming and warm. Personal attention and an overwhelming effort to make us (and all guests of the B&B) comfortable was apparent from the moment we arrived.
5 on October 12, 2012
Met a group of gal pals to enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and were more than pleased w/the accommodations, including the wonderful breakfasts! Kara was so helpful w/all of our questions and needs! Couldn't ask for a better place to stay!
5 on October 05, 2012
It would not be possible to give high enough marks for the experience that we receieved at this establishment, we really felt like we had a caring family taking care of us.
5 on September 30, 2012
Steve and Kara were execellent hosts. Their B & B is in an excellent location. Rooms are comfy and very clean. Breakfast was delicious! If you are going to Albuquerque, you must stay here. Rob and Michelle Cohen
5 on September 24, 2012
We stayed in the Spy Houe. What a beautifully done home with many antiques as well as an interesting history. We chose to stay in the Gold Room with a private entrance so that we did not disturb any of the other guests, but since we there in the middle of the week, we had the home to ourselves for a couple of nights. The breakfasts were amazing--a little of the SW flavor as well as yummy scones and fresh fruit. There were fresh baked cookies every day, plus freshly ground coffee or tea and cold drinks. Don't miss the oppotunity to allow these innkeepers to share this beautiful place with you when you are in Albuquerque.
3.6 on September 22, 2012
Nice place, delicious breakfast, friendly owner. Good location--close to some great restaurants.
4.6 on September 05, 2012
Peaceful atmosphere, beautiful furnishings, comfy bed, friendly host family, animals to visit and pet, very tasty breakfast . . . what more could one ask for of a B&B? The best in ABQ! This was my second stay with the Grants--I will be back for a third visit.
5 on September 02, 2012
We chose the Carriage House at the Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts for our anniversary weekend. The privacy of the cottage along with the availability of breakfast next door was perfect. Kara and Steve provided excellent hospitality with the variety of their breakfasts as well as their assistance with arranging a balloon ride. Their restaurant recommendations based on places they like were all outstanding. We will definitely stay with them again when we are in Albuquerque.
5 on August 31, 2012
We were visiting ABQ to determine whether or not we'd like to move there...the host family was so friendly and helpful, giving us maps of the area to explore, discussing school options and encouraging their own children to play with our daughter while we were there! I have dietary restrictions and they were completely willing to adjust how they prepared my meal to suit those needs. Even though it was August when we visited, we were able to enjoy reading and relaxing outside underneath the beautiful sitting areas they've created, listening to the water fountain, watching the cats frolic in the yard, pulling a grape off the bush along the path, ah!! Lovely atmosphere and great people.
4.6 on August 18, 2012
We arrived late to our destination (after dark) and had a little difficulty finding the home. We had not had dinner and Kara directed us to the Holy Cow (within walking distance) for our late dinner. The food was wonderful. Huge burgers and great zuchinni sticks! The house was as charming as depicted on the website. Our room was a romantic and cozy setting. The towels were soft and fluffy and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was served promptly at 8:30 a.m. and exceeded our expectations. Our hosts were gracious and very accomodating about special diets and foods. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.
4.8 on August 16, 2012
I am new to be bed and breakfast scene....what a great introduction to a new way to travel. Steve is a gracious host and excellent chef! We will be going back!
4.4 on August 07, 2012
Our family of 4 recently stayed in a small apartment at the Alburquerque B&B on 207 High Street. It was absolutely perfect for exploring the area and was comfortable with 2 18year olds. The breakfasts were served family style in an elegant dining room. The food and company was always beyond our expectations. We plan to return to the same B&B if we are in the area again.
4.4 on August 02, 2012
Driving from Tennessee to California& back, I planned a variety of lodging so we would have something to look forward to after the long days in the car.After reading the reviews,I was excited to find a Bed and Breakfast w/Murder Mystery Dinner because my kids (14&21)love mysteries.I was disappointed to find it was not a nightly show.Still, I thought it would be a great contrast & the kids would also learn some history.After reading the previous post,I am sorry that we did not arrive in time to meet Steve and Kara personally.They had made arrangements for a late self check-in for us,but it would have been great to have had the mini-tour of the house&learn first-hand about the area.We had our large suitcases,so getting up the stairs was a challenge,(they have a "watch your step" sign at a particularly tricky spot where the stairs take a turn,& please be careful here.The Ivy Room was a comfortable temperature, and the bed was comfortable. The bath was well-stocked,& my children had never seen a claw-foot tub, which they thought was really "cool." It was equipped with a modern showerhead & there were also cozy robes in the room.We used the fold-out sofa in the sitting room for my son.We found clean sheets and blankets in the room.There was an upstairs balcony off from the sitting room. We walked to the Holy Cow & had amazing burgers, fried zucchini, onion rings and milkshakes. I met an old friend & we visited together on the balcony while the kids enjoyed watching TV in the sitting room.We slept comfortably and had breakfast next door in the Spy House. Upon returning to the Heritage House, we read the framed newspaper articles on the walls downstairs and caught up on emails and Facebook messages in our room using the wi-fi.This was a great, home-like contrast to the other stays on our trip We enjoyed our stay, although very brief, and would highly recommend the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast. (had to cut drastically to fit)
5 on June 17, 2012
I stayed here with my 13 year old daughter. Breakfast was delicious! Our room was always cleaned and straightened after we left for the day. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud! The owners went out of their way to take care of our needs and make us feel welcome. We plan to stay here every time we visit Albuquerque.
5 on June 04, 2012
This inn is beyond extraordinary. It is superlative! Steve, Kara and their kids are a caring, warm, and accomodating team of innkeepers. We received personalized attention during our 6 night stay at the Spy House. The breakfasts were a culinary delight, different every morning. Ron&Carol Bilek
4.6 on June 03, 2012
Downtown Historic B&B was recommended by a local friend. "It can't be this good," I thought. It was. It was a home away from home for the week I was in Albuquerque. Steve and Kara were so helpful and friendly, and run such a tight ship. It has real character, and stories to tell. If only the walls had voices. What stories they could tell of the history of the place. If you have mobility problems, enquire about a suitable room before you book. Mine was upstairs and had a shower in a raised claw bath, which was very stylish and true to the house's era but might be a problem for someone with balance problems. I am sure they would have downstairs rooms with more suitable bathrooms. They have thought of everything else!
5 on June 02, 2012
We enjoyed our stay again this year. We originally stayed at the Spy House for our honeymoon and decided to return for our anniversary. The rooms are very clean and comfy and you cannot beat the service and the food. It was a great choice and I am sure that we will be back again.
4.4 on June 02, 2012
We stayed at the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast over the Memorial Day weekend. The property is wonderfully quaint and in typical Albuquerque fashion with older wooden houses and cozy interiors. There was a front porch with pretty flowers and a swing where we sat and played with Steve's dog and cats. In the mornings, we would take our tea into the backyard where we enjoyed the water fountain and sounds of the hens and the company of Georgie the playful cat. The breakfasts were very delicious ! Steve and Kara catered to my finicky vegetarian requirements. Every item was unique and a surprise. My husband, who is very picky about his food that we have only a few select restaurants that we go to, enjoyed every bite and more ! Steve and Kara are very friendly, and made our stay comfortable and a pleasure. We would love to come back soon !
4.8 on June 01, 2012
This was my first experience ever at a bed and breakfast. I had no idea that it was going to be this good. A very homey and friendly atmosphere. Amazing breakfast, all so fresh and natural. Thank you Steve and Kara. If I am back at Albuquerque, I am definitely coming back. Paula Alempijevic
5 on May 31, 2012
Staying with Steve and Kara is the highlight of our visit to Albuquerque. We always feel like we are visiting our favorite friends when we stay with them. They spoil us and make us feel like we are the only ones staying with them. Their kindness and thoughtfulness is so heartwarming. We would never stay with anywhere else while in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We Love them!
4.8 on May 31, 2012
Our stay was great. The B&B is a great get away within the city limits.
5 on May 29, 2012
The room was beautiful. Location perfect. Breakfast delicious.
4.4 on May 28, 2012
I stayed here for four days in May of 2012 while attending a conference in Albuquerque. It's a nice old house, lovingly restored. The bed was comfortable, the shower was up to date and clean. The owner was very nice, and went out of his way to accommodate my somewhat crazy schedule. The B&B is located near a street with several good bus routes, and in walking distance of the central tramway station if you don't mind a short walk. The internet setup here is very good, and I had no trouble connecting to it or using it. This may not have been the most sensible place to stay on a business visit to Albuquerque, but I enjoyed it and would do it again. Oh, and there is a very good coffee place across Central from this B&B, if you are into slow coffee. It's called the Grove Market, and they brew Intelligentsia coffee.
5 on April 30, 2012
Walking distance to the best restaurants in town. Cheaper than the big box hotels. Great ambience, perfect rooms, supporting a great family business. Super accomodating, easy, perfect. I coulnd't ask for more! Why would you stay anywhere else in this town? And it continues to baffle me when people do choose otherwise.
5 on April 15, 2012
A different breakfast every day for 5 days, all with home hatched eggs. The location was very close to downtown, UNM, I 25 and our relation's homes. All seven people in our wedding attending party enjoyed our time here. What a bed and breakfast can be.
4.2 on April 12, 2012
Very nice properties, conveniently located to downtown, old town and airport. The innkeepers are friendly and are dedicated to running their business. We would stay here again if returning to ABQ.
5 on April 04, 2012
We absolutely loved our stay! We will definitely be back. If you're looking for something unique, comfortable, and unforgettable, then this is the place for you! Breakfast was delicious and the room was gorgeous! I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. He loved it as well. Steve and Kara did an amazing job in preparing our room and keeping his jeep tour a secret! Incredibly sweet people...can't wait to go back!
4.6 on March 26, 2012
We were so pleased to stay here and would definitely like to return. Kara and Steve Grant are the most gracious hosts and have a lovely B & B. & B
4.8 on March 25, 2012
I stayed here for one night and wished I'd had an excuse to stay longer! I ended up being the only guest in the house (Tuesday night stay) so I had it to myself -- and what a gorgeous house! It is richly furnished, with tapestries on the walls and newspaper articles about local history. I slept delightfully well (no noise at all) and woke up to a sensational breakfast -- banana-stuffed pancakes and a mouth-watering chile-egg-lentil concoction. Steve and Kara thoughtfully put out hot water for tea, cookies, fruit, and bottled water (in the fridge) the night before. The location is also great, not far from UNM. All that for a VERY good rate! I'll stay here next time I visit Albuquerque, no question!
4.6 on February 26, 2012
We felt welcome from the first moment we met the Grants, our B and B hosts. All through our week long stay we found their warmth and genuine friendliness to make us feel quite at home. The breakfast were stupendous in both taste and presentation. Couple this with animated table talk with other guests and our endearing hosts and you have the perfect recipe for our vacation in Albuquerque.
5 on February 15, 2012
Everything was great and set up perfectly but I would suggest a better restaurant
5 on February 08, 2012
My fiancé and I stayed in the Ivy room in the heritage house. We got the romantic package. We got to our room to see beautiful roses waiting for us. After we got a tour of the house and property we had our 1 hour massage, followed by dinner at the Artichoke Cafe which absolutely delightful. When we came back from dinner we had chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting for us on the bed. The backyard is beautiful which gave us a chance to get a moonlight dance in. When we woke up the following morning we had a great breakfast in bed. I would definitely highly recommend this bed and breakfast and say it was an amazing stay. Thank you so much Steve and Kara for the wonderful stay in your beautiful hom.
4.0 on January 30, 2012
My husband and I spent three nights at the Spy House recently. I was there to work and he was accompanying me. The room was very comfortable and perfectly clean, the owners were friendly and gracious, and the other guests were lots of fun. Unfortunately, I had to miss two of the three breakfasts due to my schedule, but the one I was there for was delicious. Based on what I heard from my husband, I think the others were, too. Highly recommended for a central Albuquerque or University of New Mexico stay!
2.8 on January 30, 2012
Overall, our stay was comfortable and met our expectations. Get to breakfast early or expect to be the Odd-Couple-Out. You will be seated at your own table for two. Yes, you can make the case that this would be much more romantic. But, when you are seated by yourself and the group dynamic if focused elsewhere at the main table, you feel a little like the unwanted stepchild or the kids forced to sit at their own separate table for the Holidays. Our linens could have benefitted from an upgrade. We were very disappointed with the sheets and towels. All in all, our visit was about what we expected for the money. It was definitely and upgrade from the sterile environment of your typical hotel chain. Steve and Kara are quite charming and try hard to be accommodating.
We really appreciate any and all comments from our previous guests. We've been very fortunate to receive so many positive comments in the past and really appreciate that. The comments from this review concerned us a little therefore we wanted to address a few things. First of all the dining room is setup to either dine at one large table or sit about three feet away at a smaller table for two. We normally have a place setting at all seating spaces and simply let those staying with us choose a place to sit. Since the very start of our B&B business we have had both tables setup with guests dining at either one. During this breakfast time there are sometimes many conversations going back and forth between the two tables. In my opinion we believe it simply depends on the dynamics of the people on that particular day. Secondly to address the linens and towels comment we have now gone through all of our supplies to make sure the entire property has upgraded linens and towels for all of our guests to use. Thank you so much for the comments that you shared and for helping us improve our overall guest experience that much more.
- Steve Grant (Innkeeper/Owner)
4.2 on January 30, 2012
Delightful B&B in ABQ! Beautiful room, great service and first class breakfast. You will enjoy this inn.
5 on January 26, 2012
This was a wonderful bed and breakfast. The hosts were hospitable, friendly and just made sure we were happy in every aspect of our stay. Our room was charming and very clean. Also, as a vegetarian, I have dietary needs about which the hosts were very accommodating. One night we had a minor problem with our bathroom that the hosts immediately resolved. We had a great stay at Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast and when I go back to Albuquerque, that is where I'll stay again.
4.4 on January 21, 2012
A fun thing about a B&B can be interacting with the owners and other guests, primarily during the shared and delicious breakfast. These two houses are lovely specimens of a time that was. They have been lovingly restored. My wife, Jenifer, and I stayed 2 nights in mid-January in the Secret Garden Room. Lovely. Nice layout and specious bath with robes available. Breakfast was served in the Spy House, made famous in the Rosenberg case. The B&B is 2 blocks from a lovely stretch of Central and 3 more blocks to the train station. A day trip to Santa Fe is easy. Inkeepers Kara and Steve Grant are more than upholding the B&B standards. Lots of lovely touches throughout our stay.
5 on January 17, 2012
My wife and I stayed one nite for a local "retreat" and as a followup to our May wedding conducted there. Hosts Steve and Kara took good care of us. This is truly a historic property with a vintage feel, with much attention given to all the little details. Highly recommended.
5 on January 15, 2012
What a great place! Next time we are in Albuquerque we will stay there again. Beautiful and clean, and located in the historic district that is on its way to becoming the hip part of town. Good food and hospitality!
4.0 on January 09, 2012
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. The house was simply stunning and beautifully restored. The hosts, Kara and Steve, were very polite and hospitable, making our stay extremely pleasant. Kara is a great cook, the breakfasts were not what I had expected. The food was very creative and expertly presented. It made me wish I could cook like that at home! I would recommend anyone visiting Albuquerque to stay at this bed and breakfast instead of messing with just another hotel. I have already recommended this to friends that do a lot of traveling just for travels sake, to go to Albuquerque so they can have the experience of staying here.
4.2 on November 20, 2011
Breakfasts were creative and excellently prepared. The room was comfortable and well appointed. The hosts were charming and helpful. I would stay there again.
3.6 on November 18, 2011
Charming old house with furniture of an earlier time but very comfortable bed. The location is handy to several restaurants and shops and walkable to the University of New Mexico campus.
4.4 on November 16, 2011
Steve and Kara were super accommodating with my conference schedule and created some amazing breakfasts extra early so I could get out the door and to my meetings on time. It was a very relaxing place to come home to at night, and the location was perfect for attending a downtown conference. I would definitely recomend this B&B for visitors to the city of Albuquerque - whether on business or vacation.
5 on November 06, 2011
Everything about our stay was perfect. The rooms are wonderful and the service was outstanding! This is the place to stay in Albuquerque!! The food was spectacular.
3.8 on November 02, 2011
We enjoyed our two night stay. The history of the houses is unique, the owners are welcoming and respond immediately to guests' needs. The breakfast was the best one we have enjoyed at a bed and breakfast. We recommend Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts of Albuquerque.
4.2 on October 23, 2011
Some buddies and I came to Albuquerque to skateboard. Most of you won't know why ABQ is special for that, but I'll just say it's worth coming out if you're into skateboarding at all. I rated the Rooms and Value as "met my expectations", because they were exactly what I expected: unique, comfortable and broken in. What I wasn't expecting was the incredible candidness and generosity that Steve and Kara showed us. They were probably a little hesitant when they saw the 3 of us get out of our rental car carrying only backpacks and skateboards and looking more than a little rough around the edges, but their kindness and openness shone through brilliantly, and we all shared great conversation over Kara's astonishing breakfasts. In all sincerity, my buddies and I are considering making this an annual visit, and we'll be staying with Steve and Kara again, without question!
4.6 on October 21, 2011
My first impressions was a reminder of the house that I grew up in. Lovely wood floor that tells a story with each step. The service and food was outstanding, I highly recommend the B&B. Next year we will be back for the balloon festival.
4.0 on October 12, 2011
After a long drive, was happy to arrive. It is conveniently located just off the highway and within walking distance of restaurants so I appreciated not having to get back in the car. Felt welcomed immediately by the host's warm and easy manner. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
5 on October 12, 2011
We stayed in the Gold Room of the Spy House. It was a very private and quiet room. The breakfasts were delicious. The treats were yummy. Steve & Kara made us feel right at home. We highly recommend this B & B.
4.8 on October 10, 2011
Kara and Grant are such wonderful people, they make you feel completely comfortable. We were in their new house, and it is absolutely gorgeous! Steve always makes a great breakfast in the morning and our two night anniversary trip was so fantastic because of our stay here.
5 on September 26, 2011
It was one of the best stays. I went there to celebrate my girl bday, and the room, and service made this celebration just unforgetable.
5 on September 21, 2011
Paradise in downtown Albuquerque. The owners' attention to detail made our one night stay so enjoyable. We stayed in the Ivy room for our 38th wedding anniversary. Also it was a welcome reprieve from the stress of moving from Albuquerque to Tucson. The breakfast was delicious and healthy. We would definitely stay at this bed and breakfast again.
5 on September 07, 2011
Friendly service, outstanding home-cooked breakfast, very clean accommodations. Owners shared history of home and area. Highly recommended.
4.8 on August 25, 2011
My daughter loved the Disney movie "Lemonade Mouth". A little bit of googling led me to the b&b where some of the movie was filmed. The family that owns the b&b lives next door and they were incredible hosts. Their daughter gave my daughter a tour of the yard and home where different parts of the movie were shot. The rooms were beautifully restored and the breakfast was excellent - above and beyond!
4.6 on July 30, 2011
The rooms were charming and the hosts very accommodating and helpful. I followed their advise about an Old Town tour and where to eat - the day was so enjoyable! My only regret is that I couldn't stay another day and hang out at the house, in the living room and garden.
4.2 on July 23, 2011
We stayed there for 5 nights before, during, and after my husband's surgery earlier this month. It was so relaxing and met our needs so well, we spent an extra night after he was discharged instead of driving two hours to our home. The inn is charming, with careful attention to amenities that made our stay very comfortable. The rooms are tastefully decorated. We stayed in the former front porch of Spy House, now featuring a sitting room plus the bedroom. The hosts are warm and very accommodating. Breakfasts were very tasty and nutritious, and they met my strict dietary restrictions very well indeed. We hope to stay there again on happier occasions and take fuller advantage of their lovely gardens.
4.6 on July 16, 2011
Convenient location, excellent breakfast, first rate hospitality
4.8 on July 08, 2011
This is a great place. The owners really show pride of ownership and make you feel right at home. The rooms are all lovingly restored. The history of this house and the Spy House next door is fascinating. I would definitely recommend this Inn.
5 on July 01, 2011
I was looking for a special place to celebrate our Anniversary and found it. From the very start to the end Steve and Kara are great. We found them to be fantastic and made us feel like family. The rooms and patio are breathtaking. Breakfast we great and one of a kind just like the conversation. The house and rooms are very secure and unlike a hotel had no fear or worries about the safety my property, myself or my wife. If you are looking for a quick getaway or a long visit you cannot go wrong staying here. Thank you Steve and Kara for everything and helping me score major brownie points with my wife. We will be back. Thank you, Jerry & April
4.0 on June 23, 2011
The Spy House is absolutely gorgeous! The second we walked into the home we felt comfortable. We stayed in the Gold Room. Although it was a little "cozier" than we would have liked, it worked out perfectly since we spent most of our time out and about. The breakfasts were most delicious! We could feel Kara and Steve's enthusiasm when they shared the home's history.
4.4 on June 08, 2011
Had a wonderful time staying at the Spy House, and Kara & Steve Grant were wonderful hosts!
4.0 on May 31, 2011
Looking for a suprising balance of relaxation and country charm right in the city? Kara and Steve have brought their considerable and unique talents to creating a special and memorable spot. They are present when needed, but allowing their guests to experience the animals and ambiance of their homes when one wants to be on ones own. Nice amenities, wonderful breakfasts and polite and gregarious children. Definitely calls for repeat visits.
5 on May 20, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this B&B. The accommodations and neighborhood are delightfully quaint; the food is delicious and beautiful, and Steve and Kara were friendly and warm, and went the extra mile to accommodate my odd arrival and departure times. This place is a true find.
4.6 on May 16, 2011
This place was amazing. We got a fabulous spacious room with a free standing bathtub which added a romantic touch to the room. The room was spotless, the food was amazing, the owners of the place were very friendly. This place was simply more than we were expecting.
4.4 on May 11, 2011
If ever I am to return to Albuquerque I will head for Downtown Historic. Located within five minutes walk from Central Avenue and all that that entails... it offers wonderful breakfasts, soooooo very comfortable a bed, an oasis of a garden, quietly efficient hosts and peace and tranquility in the city.
4.4 on May 09, 2011
Hosts Steve and Kara are very friendly, charming innkeeps! My husband and I drove across country on old Route 66 and chose the cottage at the Historic B&B of Albuquerque for our stay. Our travel plans each day (hot air balloon one morning - which Steve and Kara arranged!) prevented us from taking part in breakfast but our kitchen was well stocked and home-made cookies in the afternoon made for a wonderful, welcome surprise after hiking. We hope to go back soon!
4.2 on April 27, 2011
Three adults stayed in the Rose Room, which made it a bit cramped to spend much time in, but the beds were certainly spacious and comfortable enough. Although we arrived during a wedding ceremony, Kara and Steve were very gracious and accommodating and found us an outdoor space to enjoy our mini picnic. Breakfast was fabulous! If we return with only two people, I think we'll opt for the Spy House over Heritage House - it was stunning inside.
3.6 on April 01, 2011
All in all this was a lovely stay. We felt at home and loved the home-cooked breakfasts. The first morning we were treated to a green chile quiche. On day 2, fresh pancakes. The room was lovely...a bit tight for our party, but lovely nevertheless. The complimentary bottled waters and soda really was a nice touch and added to the overall value.
5 on March 16, 2011
My fiance and I were unable to spend V-Day or my birthday together since I currently live and work on the East Coast. So we decided to have a date night in ABQ when I flew out there this time before heading back up to the Four Corners region. Steve and his family were heading out of town that weekend, but were still very accommodating especially, from what I could tell, that we were the only guests on the premises. He arranged someone to make sure we were well taken care and called me personally to check up on us. We stayed in the Rosenberg Room of the Spy House. The room was great, the bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in aside from my own. I usually can't sleep the first night in a strange place, and we both slept like babies. Breakfast was delicious followed with a nice tour of the grounds. We will definitely be staying here for any future date nights :-)
5 on March 10, 2011
I recently spent four nights in the Spy House, and I really have no complaints. The house and my room were both lovely and the service by the innkeepers was great.
5 on March 08, 2011
Such a precious experience! The house was so charming and what put the experience one that is most memorable was the very sweet in keepers. We highly recommend this wonderful experience....
4.8 on March 02, 2011
Excellent location, magnificent and friendly service. Management was extremely accommodating. I stayed here to take the New Mexico bar exam, where a quiet, upbeat, relaxed, and comfortable environment is essential. I couldn't have been more delighted or more helped by the wonderful stay with Steve and Kara. A+ establishment.
5 on February 23, 2011
Looking for a place in Albuquerque to go incognito? The Spy House is just the place. Beautifully renovated, close to most everything, Downtown, Old Town, NMU and Nob Hill. Very comfortable rooms, pleasing atmosphere, excellent food and hospitality, lots of history and most of all very friendly and accommodating owners. You will love your stay as much as we did. Doug and Brenda, Newberg, Oregon.
4.0 on February 21, 2011
Interesting history about the house and the Rosenberg case, particularly since we also toured Los Alamos during our stay in NM. The host was very hospitable and the breakfast was outstanding. We did think the room was dark and would have liked more light.
4.4 on February 19, 2011
A good home feeling. My wife and I had never stayed at one, so it felt awkward at first being in someone else's home, but we got use to it fairly quickly. The drinks in the fridge were free. We stayed at the Heritage House in the Top Bedroom with the Balcony; beautiful. SHOWER IS TINY. I recommend showering separately. The floors are very sqeeky, but again, it adds to the feel and realism of being in an old home. The TV gets basic cable. Both the bed and couch are comfortable. We didn't use the balcony, but it's nice. The only problem is that the have those criss-cross white-painted wood planks all around, so it kills the view, but I guess it's covering the surrounding neighborhood. I still think they could lower it just a bit to eliminate the caged-in feeling. The dining room is amazing. The owners are really nice. They're really big on serving, which is great if you're like my wife and I who love attentiveness. They also respected another couple's implied desire of seculsion, so that was good. Now, the breakfast is sort of... different, lol. It wasn't really my thing, so if you're use to typical breaskfasts, this might be weird for you. I have to admit, however, that they should probably have a menu and make typical breakfasts for the weak-stomached like me. I would have preferred simple egg and bacon, haha. There's also a lot of fruit available, so that helped. The beds are amazingly soft. I loved them! We have a really nice mattress at home and had never stayed at a place that had as good a mattress as ours. Huge plus and adds to the home feel. Also, they have Wi-Fi available, which they should have mentioned on their website since most people find that pretty important nowadays, especially me. You won't regret staying here.
5 on February 17, 2011
A quick weekend trip to Albuquerque was fun to start, but staying at this B&B was the icing on the cake. Even if one was to discount the great architecture, amazingly restored buildings, beautiful back yard, and quiet surroundings, the list of great things about The Downtown Historic B&B of Albuquerque goes on and on. We stayed in “Spy House” -- in a room across the hall from where nuclear secrets were sold to the Russians during WWII. (Our room had a nicer bathroom!) Even if you’re not a history buff, it’s fun to be close to things of such significance. Our room had plenty of room for two people and a very comfortable bed. The central location of the B&B can’t be beat: walking distance from restaurants and the train to Santa Fe; also no more than a 15-20 minute drive from everything else we wanted to see or do. No review of a B&B is complete without mentioning the breakfast! Of the several B&Bs we’ve stayed at over the past few years, Steve and Kara may have cooked the best breakfasts. Their egg dishes are delectable (likely aided by the chickens they keep in an adjoining coop -- fresh is better!), and the pancakes were so light and fluffy as to almost float away. Vegetarian or carnivore, they’ll find a way to make your breakfast so wonderful you’d want to have it for lunch and dinner too. We don’t have anything negative to say about this B&B, and would definitely stay there again next time we’re in Albuquerque. Our one concern was its proximity to a major hospital and the potential for sirens -- but none disturbed us during our three nights there. (Things to do while staying here: a hike at Petroglyph National Monument, a quick bite at Joe S Sausage, take the train to Santa Fe, and go up the Sandia Peak Tram.)
5 on February 11, 2011
I was at a multi-day conference at the Convention Center. This was just a 1/2 mile away, which surprised me. But it's an easy walk (3 mins. by skateboard) and the stay was wonderful. Comfortable, beautifully preserved, excellent beautiful breakfasts. Friendly and helpful hosts. When I am back in Albuquerque for ANY reason, this will be the first place I look for. The surprise was to find something so nice so close to downtown. I was really looking for cheap hotels as an alternative to the expensive and boring Hyatt. I found this when zoomed in on a Google map, checked out the prices which were less than the Hyatt, and booked for a great deal. Getting away from the convention hotel was like a retreat every night.
5 on February 02, 2011
My husband and I just finished up our 3rd stay at the Spy House and will be going again in a few months. We enjoy bed and breakfasts and have been to many around town but we keep coming back to the Spy House. Steve and Kara make us feel at home and take the time to talk to us and make us feel welcome. The rooms are BEAUTIFUL! The breakfast.... to die for! Kara can cook like nobody's business! The house itself is filled with historic information and makes it more exciting to stay there. It is as though we get to be a part of history for a short time. Steve and Kara, THANK YOU so much for making every stay at the Spy House a time for us to remember! See you soon. Mike and Roxane
4.0 on January 26, 2011
We felt at home during our two-night stay. The B & B was comfortable and welcoming. The food (oh, those apple-covered pancakes!) was delicious. An unexpected surprise was that we were within walking distance of several excellent restaurants. We would stay there again, no doubt.
5 on January 25, 2011
I recently stayed a week in the Heritage House's Spy Room. The house is perfectly restored and very charming. Everything was spotless and very well maintained. The Ivy room is larger in person than it appears in the photos. The bed is very comfortable and is made with high quality and exquisitely soft sheets. The bedding and window treatments that Kara made are quite impressive and give the room a nice relaxing feel. The bathroom is spacious. The claw foot tube is spotless and has large rain soaker styled shower head. One thing that I really appreciated is that they have a seemingly endless supply of very hot water. The back yard is very nicely landscaped with a nice fountain, am outdoor fireplace (which puts off some great heat and light) and several very cozy places to sit and/or heat. I found that even in January the outdoor fireplace was a perfect place to cozy up to a glowing fire, sip a good wine and enjoy the stars. Breakfast consists of fresh ground gourmet coffee, homemade scones, fresh fruit, an egg dish and a starch (such as stuffed french toast.) It was all very good. The location of this B&B couldn't be more perfect. The neighbor hood was nice, and I felt completely comfortable taking the short 5-10 minute walk to the downtown shopping/restaurant district. There were so many great restaurants, coffee shops, and things to do within walking distance that I left my car in the driveway for the great majority of my stay. Steve and Kara have built and run a B&B with luxurious accommodations, delectable dining and perfect location. The best part is they also offer it all with warm, welcoming, and accommodating hospitality. The crazy part is that they offer all of this for the same modest price one might expect to pay at a typical cookie cutter 31/2 star hotel. If you plan on visiting Albuquerque you would do well to stay at the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Albuquerque. You will be happy you did.
4.8 on January 14, 2011
The calm in my stormy chaotic weekend. The Inn was lovely, the hosts very helpful, and the food wonderful. I highly recommend it and will hopefully have the excuse to stay again.
5 on January 04, 2011
Our family had a delightful stay at the Heritage House both going to and coming back from Phoenix on a recent road trip. The rooms have very comfortable beds along with other modern conveniences you'd expect from a modern day hotel. The blue corn pancakes and green chile quiche that Cara & Steve made for breakfast was a delicious and a hit even with my kids (who are normally picky about breakfast). Whether you're going to be in Albuquerque or passing through to points east or west, you can't go wrong with the Heritage House or the very cool Spy House next door! The Idens Bixby (Tulsa), Oklahoma
3.2 on January 02, 2011
We spent two nights at the Heritage House and Steve was our host. He was very friendly and provided information about the B and B and the Albuquerque area. The Heritage is very nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. I would definitely stay at the Heritage or Spy House B and B again.
4.6 on January 01, 2011
From the very first phone call until we left the driveway to go home, the Grants were kind, considerate and very helpful. This was our first B&B experience and we are totally switched over whenever we travel by ourselves. The house was not only well kept and full of deep, rich Victorian colors and furniture but historical in and of itself. If we ever return to Alb for any reason, the Spy House is where we will stay! Thank you, Grant family, for making this weekend a wonderful memory!
4.6 on December 27, 2010
complete privacy, wonderful food lovely people beautiful decor
5 on December 15, 2010
One of the best B & B we've stayed at. We'll definitely go back...everything was wonderful.
4.6 on December 08, 2010
“Thank you for opening your home on my overnight business trip. In trying to find bargain room rates, I stumbled upon the treasure of the Heritage House. This home is rich in history. I regret not seizing the opportunity to learn more on my initial stay, but look forward to coming back. On a side note: Steve, you and your family have done an outstanding job re-creating such a marvelous setting while rehabilitating your homes.” Sincerely, Robert Salas 12/7/2010
3.6 on November 30, 2010
A very friendly and interesting B&B. Lovely rooms, and the proprietors were very helpful allowing us to get up a bit later for breakfast (normally at 8:30, pretty early for us Vancouverites, where 'brunch' runs till 4 PM at some restaurants!). Location was convenient to downtown and the university area by bicycle, though road construction (no fault of the B&B's of course) did make that harder. They even loaned us a bicycle lock when we went to Santa Fe for the day and lacked one for the (folding) bike we brought. The food was good, though not really extraordinary--usually some kind of egg dish and french toast, pancakes, or another starch kind of side. I'm a fan of those things and ate them happily every day, but a little more variety would have been nice. In all, an excellent stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.
5 on November 28, 2010
This lodge was picked mainly for location -- close to Rail Runner for commuting (I have no vehicle). So this plus food & other service was serendipity.
4.0 on November 18, 2010
Although we only stayed for 1 night, Kara and Steve made us feel right at home and were so accommodating. We had the entire place to ourselves. Our room was very clean and cute. We had to leave really early the next day and we couldn't have our breakfast, but Kara left us scones and fruit. I thought that was really sweet. Mona & Brendon Los Angeles, CA
4.8 on November 17, 2010
This B & B is a wonderful respite for a stay in Albuquerque. The rooms are very nicely furnished, very comfortable. The owners, Steve and Kara are simply the BEST! They are very friendly and know a lot about the area. They have wonderful suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Your stay here will not be a disappointment in ANY way!!
5 on November 14, 2010
Extraordinary! The innkeepers have put together a great experience in Abq. Outstanding attention to detail, extremely friendly and welcoming, what a great stay. WE stay at a B&B every year for our anniversary and this has easily been one of the best. Far better than the three we tried in Santa Fe over the past few years. Great job Steve and Kara!
4.0 on November 12, 2010
Friendly hosts, interesting venue and a peaceful garden. Convenient location-an easy walk to good restaurants and a quick commute to Old Town and the museums.
4.4 on November 11, 2010
I spent several days at this B&B and was very impressed. Wonderful atmosphere, great breakfasts, friendly and helpful owners. Will recommend this one to friends and family.
5 on November 11, 2010
This was the most amazing place I could have ever had my wedding which was in June and I have to say Kara and Steve made it an even more enjoyable place. This was a treasure to find in a city I've lived in my whole life and the service, well it was exceptional from begining to end. Breakfast the next morning was amazing sitting on the balcony we felt as if we had left the city in some way. I couldn't say more about this place and those great people which helped make my wedding the most memorable time ever I will never forget it. My entire family was in amazment of the beautiful place we choose not to mention a great time. Thanks a gain Kara and Steve!
5 on October 31, 2010
The key phrase that sums up our experience at the Heritage House is "stress free"! The food was fantastic, the ambiance was perfect, the owners of the bed and breakfast are genuinely nice people, and to top it all off. . . the price was reasonable.
4.6 on October 27, 2010
My sister and I were driving her car across country from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and had the opportunity to pass through Albuquerque, New Mexico. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful drive and the gorgeous scenery. Though we didn't get to see much of the city, our stay in this quaint little bed & breakfast was worth it all! The bed and breakfast is in a nice, quiet, and clean residential neighborhood with Heritage House and Spy House sitting next to each other. It truly felt like visiting a relative's home and spending the night there - the owner greeted us when we arrived late at night and showed us to our room. We stayed in the "Secret Garden" room which was right near the entrance of the house. The owner showed us the kitchen and told us we could help ourselves to anything in the refrigerator and the cookies in the dining room. "Spy House" is where breakfast is served and that was a delightful visit. You eat family style with all the other bed and breakfast guests, and food is served as guests come. The food wasn't gourmet, but it was tasty and hearty. Like I said, everything about this place just felt like home. Not pretentious or overdone, simple and pleasant. I would definitely come back to stay if I had another chance to go to Albuquerque!
4.0 on October 19, 2010
Below is the note my 10 yr. old daughter and I left in the guest book in our wonderfully appointed Rose Room at the Heritage House Bed and Breakfast (the adjoining Spy House is equally nice): “Kara, Steve & Family, Colleen and I cannot thank you enough for your truly gracious hospitality. You make it all seem so easy…. And we all know it’s not, but that’s what made our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. The Heritage House is so much more than a bed and breakfast…it’s a designer suite with gourmet breakfasts and a wonderful, loving, caring family and interesting guests to share it all with. There’s nothing we would change about our stay other than the fact that we would have enjoyed staying even longer. God bless you all and your beautiful family”. Warm Regards LeighAnn & Colleen Flickinger “ As an addendum: We wrote postcards out on the patio in the backyard at night under the twinkle of little white lights while enjoying the babbling brook landscape fountain – icing on the cake!
4.4 on September 21, 2010
I stayed at historic Heritage for 2 nights. I was woken by the smell of coffee and sounds of the hens clucking! The homecooked breakfast was very good, bed was comfortable....the shower was great and the Grants were lovely hosts.
5 on September 14, 2010
My husband and I stayed two nights at Heritage House, the Secret Garden Room. We were delighted by the romantic Victorian ambiance and surprised by the atmosphere of peace and tranquility two blocks off I-25! The decor was exquisite, particularly the light fixtures and opulent draperies. A friendly tri-color cat greeted us at the porch. We relaxed in the back yard with its delicate lighting and boulder fountain. But the piece de resistance was the gourmet breakfast prepared by our hosts -- upside down pancakes with pears from "my father's orchard." Wow!
3.2 on September 13, 2010
Good location. Consistently good food and good surroundings. Rooms were a tad dark due to curtains and interior design but that was not a problem. Innkeepers were friendly and accessible but seemed a tad distracted or going too many directions simultaneously.
4.6 on September 01, 2010
Not only was our room beautiful (and the breakfast delicious!!), but we received a very warm welcome. Our hosts were extremely accommodating. I would definitely recommend this B&B.
3.6 on August 19, 2010
The Pansy Room is the cheapest room they have, and is a nice place to spend the night. The mattress is not great for two people though. The owners are nice, and the breakfast is superb.
4.2 on August 10, 2010
A wonderful experience-wonderful hosts! Breakfasts were outstanding and generous. Comfortable accomodations; neat and clean. Fun things to do in this city.
4.8 on August 08, 2010
We held our daughter's wedding in May 2010 at the Heritage/Spy house B&B. Steve and Kara were attentive to every detail. What a wonderful experience for our whole family. We would highly recommend this venue for a special event.
5 on July 28, 2010
Kara, Steve & kids are so welcoming! From the very first time we pulled up we knew that this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. We are from Albuquerque and once we entered the doors we kinda forget our surroundings. In the best way possible! We had our closest family here with us for the wedding. It was the best times of our lives. The Grant Family made our special day the very best. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Oh, and the breakfast was the very best! We would recommend this B&B to anyone! We can't wait until we can go back. This time spending a few extra days there.
4.6 on July 20, 2010
We are so glad we chose your B&B. Our stay there was just delightful. We are all grandparents and we especially liked getting to know your family including your children. The breakfasts were a real treat and your accommadations for food allergies was excellent. We also liked your input on visiting sites around the area. We found them to be extremely helpful. The parlor made an excellent place for us to convene and plan our day's sightseeing. It was also a treat to be able to visit with the other guests coming and going through the parlor and at breakfast. All in all, we will remember your B&B as a highlight of our Albuquerque experience.
5 on July 19, 2010
I stayed in the Rosenberg Room for 2 nights and loved it! The Spy House is so convenient to UNM, it only took a few minutes to zip over for my meetings there. The breakfast was delicious and the coffee wonderful! I wholeheartedly recommend the Spy House!
5 on July 16, 2010
My wife and I have stayed in B&B's across the country. NONE have made us feel more comfortable and at home. Kara and Steve and their family might just entice us to consider Albuquerque as a retirement choice. Wonderful place, even more wondeful people.
4.6 on July 15, 2010
My husband and I were married out the Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast of ABQ in May 2010. We filled up all three houses with our guests for the weekend. Kara and Steve were wonderful in so many ways! Kara helped me plan the ceremony and reception via phone and email as we live in Michigan. She is a wonderful wedding planner/coordinator, everything was utterly perfect and her local recommendations for catering, make-up, etc. were superb! Over the eight months we worked together to plan the event, we could not have asked for a better coordinator. The entire weekend Kara and Steve made sure everything ran smoothly and every detail was attended to, this in conjunction with running the B&B and keeping all of our guests happy and well fed. Our wedding guests loved the service, atmosphere, and the entire event. As far as the bed and breakfast, everything is beautifully decorated and maintained. Each of the rooms has a unique personality. The details in each room and throughout each house are impeccable. The grounds are also lovely, well suited for a quiet weekend with your spouse/partner, a family get-away, or a larger crowd like ours. The breakfasts were very tasty. We couldn't recommend them enough!
5 on July 15, 2010
If hospitality is one of the characteristics of the inhabitants of Albuquerque, we would say that this is the all case of the Grant family and the Downtown Historic B&B. Steve and Kara, the hosts, are completely involved in the welcoming of their guests. Every morning they prepare sumptuous breakfasts with good cheer and generosity. They also take care not making the same menu every day. They spread themselves here and there for even the smallest attentions for their guests to make sure that they do not lack anything during the day (cookies, beverages, fresh fruits, etc). Both houses are quite spacious and we feel at home. The patio is pleasant and the neighborhood is quite. We have been charmed by the kindness of the whole family from the smallest to the biggest. We hope that we have been as good guests as they were perfect hosts. We advise all visitors being in the area to stop by the Grants and the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast
5 on July 15, 2010
We truly enjoyed our 1-night stay at Spy House. Wish we could have enjoyed more than one night in this beautiful home (home with a history by the way). Kara and her family were very helpful, friendly and caring people. Because of the thunderstorms in the evening we were not able to enjoy the beautiful garden which was a real shame. The b&b is located a few minutes away (by car) from the old town and just a few steps from downtown. Breakfast is wonderful. Kara and Steve do an incredible job hosting guest. The rooms are tastfuly decorated and very clean. We can recommend the Spy House at anyone visiting Albuquerque. It is a home away from home.
5 on June 04, 2010
We enjoyed our nice quiet romantic weekend getaway. The accomodations were comfortable and classy, the staff was awesome, and the food was outstanding. Thanks again and see you soon!
5 on April 28, 2010
Traveled with my 3 grown daughters and loved the separate Carriage house accommodations. Location gave us access to all the tourist activities. The Grants made us feel right at home. Definitely would go back.
4.0 on April 22, 2010
I live in ABQ and haev housed several out of town guests at the Spy House. The owners, Steve and Kara Grant are friendly, hospitable and will treat you adn your guests like family. This is important to me as I am a theater artist in town and have guests visting to see my productions here. Their experience outside the theater is just as important to me as their time at the show. Steve and Kara have been an excellent part of those experiences. I highly recommend their B & B whether you are visiting from out of town or if you are an ABQ resident looking for a reliable and cozy place to host your guests!
4.8 on April 10, 2010
This adds so richly to a vacation experience to be in the company of a very special family. Kara and Steve are over the top on meeting your needs. We stayed in the Spy House and were blown away by the talents of this family. They are both dynamo's in their own right. She not only is a gourmet cook but paints all the rooms lovely colors, makes some of the bedding and window coverings, plants flowers , takes care of the chickens and is an absolute delight. And she is very cute as my husband will testify to. Steve builds things, runs around doing all the projects of the properties, and is so personable. I had an emergency business need and he helped me meet that need and I am every so grateful. He offered a lot of good suggestions on what to see and do and where to dine in the area. This was the BEST B and B experience I ever had. I highly recommend. Its great! There must a reason its #1 in Albuquerque. And may I note the kids are adorable and home schooled. Very very Impressive
4.4 on April 01, 2010
We have just spent a fantastic spring break in Albuquerque. The Ivy room in the Heritage house was perfect. Spotlessly clean and perfectly sized for 2 adults and 2 children. Steve and Kara were the perfect hosts - warm, friendly, welcoming and full of information to help make our vacation a huge success. The breakfasts were out of this world and kept us going for the whole day!! The highlight for my children was having the chance to play with Steve and Kara's 4 delightful children at the end of each day - firm friendships were formed and we look forward to returning sometime soon. Thanks so much to all of you!!
5 on March 23, 2010
Steve and Kara and their children are wonderful hosts! I felt welcomed from the time I arrived. The houses are really nice and there is a beautiful backyard. Steve and Kara made delicious breakfasts every morning (even providing gluten-free foods for me!) and also left snacks and drinks in the dining room and the fridge throughout the day. The Spy House has a historic past. Steve and Kara renovated the entire house on their own. I loved my room with the "clawfoot" tub... so luxurious to bathe in! Steve even went out of his way to drive me to the convention center my first morning there when several inches of snow had fallen unexpectedly. I would stay here again and again if I had to come back to Albuquerque!
3.8 on March 20, 2010
We had a wonderful time at the Heritage House B&B in Albuquerque in February 2010. Steve and Kara are attentive hosts and yet relaxed and comfortable in the roles to show guests the best of the city. We spent a couple of nights here before going to Santa FE and got great tips on Albuquerque sightseeing as well as Santa FE. Highly recommended.
5 on March 03, 2010
Innkeepers were outstanding. The house was cozy and the room had space to relax in. We loved the snacks and beverages availably throughout the day.
5 on February 16, 2010
The owners, Kara and Steve Grant did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome at this establishment. We were greated as if we were friends. THe food was outstanding and the little homemade baked delights were better than a bakery. The breakfast was just as if we were home. The room was so neat and clean with everything we could ask for and more. I would recommend the Spy House to anyone needing a get away or visiting. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED, it is a unique experience.
5 on January 19, 2010
“How amazing was it having my dream wedding here at the Spy House. Kara, I couldn’t have made it through without your amazing organization and attention to detail. You were just a blessing to us and the wedding. Steve, your words and humor through the ceremony were so heart warming. This has truly been our dream wedding and so much more. The food, rooms and hospitality were unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. We already know this will be our anniversary spot and who knows maybe even a baby shower soon!! I truly felt like this was home and couldn’t of have asked for more!!” "Do take the time to stay here if you are traveling in Albuquerque. We are planning a trip elsewhere (wont name name's) in March, and have been so let down of the quality of the bed and breakfasts compared to the Heritage house. We were really spoiled with the best of the best!!! Youd be foolish to pass this wonderful b&b and family up! "
5 on December 07, 2009
My wife and I have stayed here twice now. We highly recommend anyone visiting Albuquerque to stay here. The food is amazing and the hospitality of Kara, Steve and thier family was wonderful. The rooms were very comfortable and roomy. It is a beutiful place to stay and is not far from Nob Hill or Old Town.
4.0 on November 27, 2009
I spent three nights at Spy House at Thanksgiving and it was all I had assumed it would be from reading about them online. My room was beautifully appointed, Steve and Kara were available (if necessary) and provided wonderful breakfasts and snacks. The house was conveniently located for me. I would definitely stay again!
4.6 on November 21, 2009
This is a B&B not to be missed. Best beds ever, wonderful breakfasts and SUPER clean!! Thanks for seeing to all the details - the cookies/cheese and crackers were such a nice touch! Thank you Steve and Kara!
5 on November 20, 2009
I stayed at the Heritage House on the weekend of October 24th. The home is lovely!!! It shows the care and attention to detail Steve and Kara have put in restoring the grounds. I was very impressed with the house and the hosts' hospitality. They were very accomodating. And the breakfast was flat out awesome! Happy travels!
5 on November 20, 2009
We spent 4 days in the Rosenberg room of the Spyhouse portion of this B&B. It was clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast each day was delicious and generous. Our hosts were very warm, friendly and helpful with advice on the area. The central location made getting around a breeze. The best B&B we have experienced in our numerous travels.
4.0 on November 06, 2009
We knew as soon as we meet Steve and Kara that we wanted to have our wedding at the Heritage House. We had such a beautiful wedding ceremony. They exceeded our expectations because they took care of so many of the details which helped our day be stress free. We are so glad we chose the Heritage House. Everything was perfect and we would recommend them to anyone.
4.2 on November 02, 2009
We stayed in the Spy House for Balloon Fest weekend and had a blast. The rooms were private and clean with such a warm character and appeal. This B&B is run by a very sweet young family. They were both reliable and accomodating during our stay.
5 on October 13, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Spy House during the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The innkeepers, Steve and Kara, are warm and personable. This historic house is clean and tastefully decorated. We stayed in the Rosenberg Room, which was romantic and spacious. A delicious breakfast was served in a timely manner, allowing us to begin our exploration of Santa Fe and Albuquerque bright and early. I'd recommend this B&B to anyone searching for charm and wholesome hospitality. - Farah Ulat, Austin, TX
5 on October 13, 2009
Great Place to Stay!
5 on October 06, 2009
A B&B that should not be missed! The attention to every detail, beautiful accomodations, and a delightful family (The Grant family), make this a choice destination while traveling or just getting time away. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did!
5 on January 12, 2009
This is an exceptional property. The proprietors are friendly and attentive to all needs. A pleasure to converse with very helpful with tips and city information.
5 on November 27, 2008
My mum and me had a 25 days road trip from Seattle to Atlanta. We stayed in many B&B during this trip. Heritage House was the best of all. We stayed in the Ivy room. We had reading/TV room with 4 windows overlooking our own private balcony; king size bed ( fantastic sheets, comforter and mattress), plasma TV; bathroom with an iron tub ( free standing soaking tub). Every room in this house has great design and details for your comfort. That is about the house. Now about the owners. They are an amazing family. Kara cooks so well and Steve is so charming. I love this family. We were staying in their place during Thanksgiving. Everything in the city was close. They invited us to have dinner with their family and friends. It was one of the best evenings in my life. Company and food was outstanding. Thank you, Kara and Steve!
5 on October 28, 2008
I had a great time at Heritage House. Innkeepers were very charming! Food was great, Kara made me a delicious vegan breakfast. Convenient location. Beds were super comfortable and that's important when you're away from home!
3.4 on October 27, 2008
good service, friendly hosts, good food.
4.6 on October 24, 2008
My wife and I had a great stay. The Heritage House had great food, wonderful hospitality and a delightful host. The location to the rail runner and buses was perfect. We were pleased with the transportation options as we did not rent a vehicle.
5 on October 24, 2008
A warm family run and owned B&B. 4 children, dog, farm animals, grandmother, husband and wife, all part of the delightful surroundings that guests can enjoy
5 on October 23, 2008
The hospitality and quality were outstanding! We will be delighted to recommend.
4.6 on October 14, 2008
A very friendly and comfortable place to stay, run by helpful, considerate and gracious innkeepers. It's less than a mile from University of NM main campus, same from downtown. Highly recommend!
5 on October 01, 2008
While attending a family reunion in Albuquerque, several of our members stayed at the Grant's bed and breakfast houses. They were very accommodating to the special needs of such a large group and we all had a wonderful time.
5 on September 28, 2008
Needing memorable accomodations for our family members age 3-77, we wisely chose this location. We booked all the rooms in both houses and even the little cottage in the back. Both the individual rooms and the common areas were beautifully decorated. The large dining room and grassy back yard with tables allowed us to easily dine as a group of 21. Breakfast was delicious...so much more than any restaurant and included new mexican specialties too. Steve and Kara could not have been better hosts.
5 on September 23, 2008
My family rented out both houses and the cottage for a family reunion. It was perfect! Everyone had their own private space, and we all enjoyed hanging out together in the beautifully landscaped back yard as well as the spacious common areas in the Spy house. Kara and Steve do an incredible job hosting guests, and they obviously put their heart and soul into making this a great place for people to stay, relax, and enjoy Albuquerque!
5 on September 01, 2008
Just finished a 4 day stay at this wonderful home. Very historic, comfortable and convienient. Steve and Kara are exceptional hosts, and the food is TOP NOTCH. I give this B&B my highest recommendation...
5 on August 11, 2008
Best of the West! Fabulous house, Yummy food, and most excellent host.
5 on July 24, 2008
The gracious hospitality of the Heritage House family is a rare & special experience. it is a subtle reflection of its location... especially the delightful breakfast!
5 on July 21, 2008
Room, food, Innkeepers, service - Excellent. Very accommodating to our needs. Will stay there again & recommend to others.
4.4 on July 20, 2008
We really enjoyed our week long stay at Heritage House. Kara and her family are very friendly, warm, and helpful people. Breakfasts were outstanding (we've stayed in many B and B's) and the atmosphere was cozy. The neighborhood is an historic area with many houses restored and the location was convenient to many of the things we wanted to do in Albuquerque. We would certainly plan to stay at Heritage House again in the future.
5 on July 16, 2008
Very welcoming and warm hosts. Setting full of surprising and artful details inside and out. Interior beautifully restored & decorated. Home-like access to snacks, drinks and kitchen. Healthy gourmet breakfast. Wish we could spend a week here! Kids (8,9) loved it.
5 on July 08, 2008
Very quaint. Steve and Kara are very sociable and helpful. Kara's gourmet dishes are tasty, healthy and elaborate. Location is perfect for town, museums, Rio Grande, jogging and bike trail and expressway. We are telling all our good friends!
4.6 on July 03, 2008
Last year with stayed with Kara & Steve and really loved our stay - we raved to stay with them again if we came into town - this time we stayed in the new house next door "The Spy House". Again a great stay - We waited a year for Kara's breakfast!
4.0 on June 23, 2008
Pictures don't always tell the full story.... in the case of the Huning Heritage house, what you don't see is the love and care that went into the preparation of each room. Kara and Steve, and their children, are wonderful hosts. Also, the location is super. Close to the university, close to Old Town, and walking distance to a few great restaurants in the downtown area.
3.8 on May 28, 2008
Great hosts, fabulous food, lovely accommodations. The best part was the family. Wonderful people who simply wanted to please.