About El Vado

A place that you will never forget

Relive history. Or make some of your own.

When it orginally opened in 1937, El Vado was one of New Mexico’s first motels to greet
Route 66 travelers. Generations of families have forged lasting memories and
adventures starting here. Today, El Vado is a unique blend of historic character and
charm, combined with modern comforts and amenities.

Fully restored back to our glory days. Today included.

Your room’s best amenities are conveniently located just outside your room. El Vado
Motel is steps away from everything that makes Albuquerque great. It’s a short walk to
Old Town, the Albuquerque Zoo, the Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and the Aquarium.
We’re also conveniently located near the city bike path that runs along the Rio Grande.
El Vado holds a unique place in Albuquerque history. It can hold a unique place in your
history. Our event center is ideal for weddings, family reunions and other momentous

We’re kind of a big deal.

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