The first thing that grabs your attention is that sign! You can’t miss it. It’s colorful, kitschy, and in the Route 66 tradition. Next, your eye is drawn to the utterly charming sun-splashed adobe-style casitas that made the El Vado Motel an irresistible stop along the old Route 66 when it first opened in 1937. Well. it’s back baby, and better than ever!
The new El Vado retains the historic charm of the old while updating the amenities and attractions. Although expanded and upgraded, it retains the scale and simple beauty of the old El Vado Motel. It not only offers boutique-style hotel accommodations (at quite reasonable prices), but it hosts a delightful range of eateries and gift shops. This is a great place to stay during your visit to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!