Sandhill Parent’s Guide

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  Our Location

Los Lunas is a village in the rural Valencia County, New Mexico, about 30 minutes south of Alburquerque. The population is approximately 24,877, and the elevation is 4,850.  Los Lunas is located just off Interstate highway 25, although far more scenic back roads, like NM 314, also access the town. The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque.  Read More >>

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  Food & Shopping

Here you will find a listing of local Los Lunas restaurants, places to stop on the drive to Los Lunas, as well as a few suggestions in Albuquerque.

On Main Street (NM6) Los Lunas:

  • Village Inn 703 Main St SE 505-866-6668
  • Teofilo’s (Traditional New Mexican) 144 Main St 505-865-5511
  • Rib’s Hickory BBQ 120 Nelson Lane 505-866-0000
  • McDonald’s
  • Arby’s

Near I-25 Los Lunas Exit 203:

  • Starbuck’s
  • Del Taco
  • Walmart (across interstate)

At the Intersection of Main(NM6) and NM47:

  • Walgreens
  • Albertsons (grocery store)
  • Big 5 (gym shoes and athletic gear)
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Dion’s Pizza (Best pizza around!)
  • Baskin Robbins (Southeast side of 47)

Near NM47 and I-25 Exit 215:

  • Isleta Pueblo Services:  One Stop (closest gas to the airport before the interstate)
  • Isleta Resort and Casino
  • Golf Course

In Albuquerque-just a few suggestions…

  • 66 Diner on 1405 Central Ave NE near UNM www.66diner.com
  • Great pie and diner food
  • Church Street Café in Old Town
  • Vinaigrette – 1828 Central Ave SW (fresh salads and entrees with many vegetarian/vegan options)
  • Cottonwood Mall – 10000 Coors Blvd Bypass NW ABQ 87114 (National chains) North of I-40 and west of I-25
  • Coronado Center – 6600 Menaul NE ABQ 87110 (East of I-25 off of I-40) with major store chains
  • Winrock (outdoor mall) – 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE
  • ABQ Uptown Mall – 220 Louisiana Blvd NE

  Lodging

A variety of accommodations are available, including sweet B & B’s close to Sandhill, hotels and motels in Los Lunas, as well as hotels located close to the Alburquerque airport.

Hotels/Motels in Los Lunas – Near I-25 exit 203

Western Skies Inns and Suites – 505-865-0001
Days Inn –  505-865-5995
Los Lunas Inn and Suites – 1711 Main Street SW, Los Lunas, NM 505-865-5100

Hotels/Motels near Albuquerque Airport

Less than 0.5 mile:

Hampton Inn Albuquerque Airport
2231 Yale Blvd.,SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 246-2288

Holiday Inn and Suites
1501 Sunport Place SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 944-2255

LaQuinta Airport
2116 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM   87106
(800) 531-5900

Fairfield Inn
(shuttle)
2300 Centre Avenue SE
Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 247-1621

Sheraton Albuquerque Grand Hotel
(shuttle and almost on airport grounds)
2910 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 843-7000

Towne Place Suites by Marriott
(pool, bball court, kitchenette)
2400 Centre Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 232-5800

Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
2301 International Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 242-2844

Near I-40 and I-25 Interchange:

Embassy Suites
(spa located in hotel)
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 245-7100