Hotel Cascada – Albuquerque, NM

Gay Friendly Hotel Spotlight

HOTEL CASCADA | 2500 Carlisle Blvd, NE | Albuquerque, NM 87110 | 1-855-978-7226

Welcome to Hotel Cascada, Albuquerque’s urban, LGBT friendly resort: the perfect southwest escape to meet, work, relax and play.
Hotel Cascada
Hotel Cascada offers an expansive portfolio of services, distinctive indoor motifs and unmatched recreational and fitness facilities with a level of customer care and attention that makes Hotel Cascada a unique and compelling Southwestern hospitality value.
Whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure, individually, with a group, or family; Hotel Cascada has everything to make your Albuquerque experience a delight from beginning to end. Spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, impressive indoor and outdoor meeting space, an indoor pool, and Atrium, and for the young at heart, the resort has New Mexico’s only Indoor Waterpark and FlowRider™ Wave Ride to surf on.
Hotel Cascada

Conveniently located in midtown just off I-40, exit 160 and only 10 minutes from Albuquerque’s Sunport International Airport, the gay friendly Hotel Cascada has everything you would expect in an upscale hotel.

So the next time your travels take you to Albuquerque, why not treat yourself to an urban resort experience at Hotel Cascada, the perfect escape to meet, work, relax, and play.

Enter one of our 300 spacious guest rooms and suites to relax and unwind.  Whether you’re a road warrior on business, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family settling in after a long trip, Hotel Cascada is the perfect urban escape.
Choose to stay with family and friends in our atrium building where guest rooms look out to the indoor pool, or for a more tranquil setting, select one of the courtyard rooms. All guest rooms and suites are spacious, well-appointed, and complemented by rich earth tone colors.
  • Over 30,000 square feet of flexible conference space
  • Your Hotel Cascada Room key is your all-access passes to fitness pools, courts & classes at Sports and Wellness-Midtown, just a three minute walk East of Hotel Cascada.
  • Balcony rooms, views of the Sandias, courtyard and poolside rooms (available upon request)
  • In Room Dining, as well as Pre Ordered Breakfast in Bed
  • Adjacent Indoor Waterpark with FlowRider™ Wave Rider
  • 42” Samsung flat screen TVs
  • Large work desk surface with ample lighting accompanied by our comfortable Ergonomic desk chairs
  • Sleep Number Beds
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access in your room and throughout public spaces
  • Hair Dryers
  • Coffee makers in-room with regular, decaffeinated, and tea selections
  • Down comforters to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter months
  • Luxurious Clean Linens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Full closets and spacious drawer storage convenient for longer stays and the traveling family
  • Climate-control thermostats you adjust to your comfort with the touch of a button

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  • Indoor swimming pool and interior atrium
  • Over 30,000 square feet of flexible conference space
  • All-access passes to fitness pools, courts & classes at Sports and Wellness-Midtown
  • Balcony and poolside rooms
  • In-Room Dining
  • Adjacent Indoor Water Park with FlowRider™  Wave Rider
  • 42” Samsung flat-screen TVs
  • Ergonomic desk chairs with large desk surface and ample lighting
  • Sleep Number™ Beds
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access in your room and throughout public spaces
  • Hair dryers
  • In-room coffee makers with regular, decaffeinated, and tea selections
  • Down comforters to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter months
  • Luxurious Linens
  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Full closets and spacious drawer storage convenient for longer stays
  • Climate-control thermostats adjustable with the touch of a button
  • Mini-fridges and microwaves available upon request and based on occupancy. 



The ABQ Surf N’ Slide Waterpark is open to guests, non-guests and local residents alike to spend a fun-filled afternoon or evening in New Mexico’s only Indoor Waterpark. Experience what 175,000 gallons of water will do as you drift through lazy river rides, fast-twisting water slides, and calm, relaxing wading pools. As for the thrill seeker in all of us there is FlowRider™, a fast-moving, double interactive wave rider (think surfing), pumping 32,000 gallons of water per minute. If the FlowRider™ doesn’t get your heart pumping, then nothing will.  Call 505-855-6120 for more information about our Surf School.



  • $18.3M and 3 years to build the ABQ Surf N’ Slide Waterpark
  • The only indoor waterpark in New Mexico
  • The park includes two twisting water slides, a meandering Lazy River, activity pool, and a wading pool, geared for those under 8 years of age, an Indoor / Outdoor Adult Spa, and a two-person FlowRider™ Wave Rider
  • The tower height is 34 feet with a raft slide stretching to lengths of 300 feet. Riding the enclosed tube slide feels like it lasts forever, but is merely a length of 237 feet long.
  • There are over 26 water-play features, including a tipping bucket, three basketball hoops, waterfalls, spray features, and inner tubes
  • New Mexico’s only FlowRider™ Double Interactive Wave Rider (Surfing)
  • MIOX Corporation (headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico), provides a high-quality “green” water disinfection system
  • Enjoy refreshments in our Surf’s Up Snack Shack
  • Beach area feature chaise lounges

Why wait until check-in to enjoy the Waterpark? Although check-in is at 4:00 PM, you can leave your luggage with our Front Desk and see what all the hype is about! Just be sure to take a look at our Waterpark Operating Hours.

Learn more HERE.




Albuquerque’s only Major League Sports Grill, Altitude has everything you’d want and expect in a sports bar and then some.

Wall-to-wall TV’s and a sports package that carries all the top games. There’s always something happening at Altitude and the early and late night Happy Hours along with Ladies Night after 7:00pm keep things lively and fun. And what about the food: simply stated and beautifully presented. The menu is a gastronomic gathering of sports bar classics, hand-made pizzas, tempting salads, and superb signature dishes. Honestly, you’ll have to look long and hard to get a better meal for the price.

And as for the drink menu, Altitude offers a host of local microbrews, top selling domestic and imported beers, plus a tasty selection of signature cocktails and premium wines. All affordably.


Enjoy a gourmet breakfast with options such as Texas French Toast, Salmon Eggs Benedict and even Chocolate Chip Pancakes. We are open daily starting at 6:30 AM.


Our limited-service Starbucks offers a variety of Breakfast and Drink options to get your morning off to a quick start. We are open daily starting at 6:00 AM.

Learn more about dining HERE.


It’s a milestone event in your life; the wedding day.  Simply, it’s your day and we’re honored to be a part of the celebration. We know how important even the smallest of details are to you, your family, friends and guests. That’s why we take the time and attention you need, so you can spend your big day making memories to last a life time.  Our professional staff wants to get to know you, understand the vision that is uniquely “you” for your distinctive Wedding day.  We blend your vision into our unique Urban facilities and create a masterpiece of a day for you, seamlessly with ease and sophistication. That way you can focus on the happily ever after. 
Hotel Cascada is located in Albuquerque, NM just off of I-40 in close proximity to Uptown, Downtown, Nob Hill, and Old Town, to keep your wedding party and guests, close to the activities. 

Weddings are where dreams come true for those in love. Whether built on the wings of a whirlwind romance, or after years of building friendship and romance, we can provide the affordable backdrop you are looking for to build the ultimate in wedding experience for your unique day.  We will bring together a myriad of professional experience and expertise to deliver a celebration that fits both your budget and your vision. Hotel Cascada provides tasteful menu selections or custom menu designs and an elegant décor with innovative setups.  An array of preferred partnered vendors are available to assist with additional décor, specialty linens, flowers, cakes, music and photography. Our preferred partnered vendor list ensures that all outside service providers meet the standards and expections of Hotel Cascada’s property standards and will provide professional expertise and well executed service for your unique wedding.

It all begins with a dream to one day meet that true love, whose heart wants to spend a lifetime being your sweetheart, companion, confidant, friend and true love. Now that the dream has arrived, let us help plan the celebration from the moment you say “Yes” to the moment you say “I do.” We are creative, we listen to your needs, desires and demonstrate our expertise, knowledge and experience to bring your dreams to life creating an experience that brings joy and laughter, happiness and big smiles to the faces of your guests, friends and family while providing a lifetime of lasting memories.

Learn more about wedding HERE



Few resorts in Albuquerque offer the comfort and convenience of the Hotel Cascada. Conveniently located in the midtown business district, our facilities can accommodate everything from an intimate business meeting to a large, formal social gathering. We offer state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, as well as customizable catering menus to make planning your event easy and carefree. With newly renovated ballrooms and two spacious patio areas, Hotel Cascada provides unique possibilities for indoor and outdoor events – without the need to leave the city. Our versatile meeting and event spaces boast 30,000 square feet throughout our property, with our professional staff at your service to help every step of the way.


  • Hotel Cascada boasts 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space across twelve newly renovated meeting rooms, outdoor areas and our Waterpark Mezzanine.
  • The Grand Ballroom space can be divided into five separate meeting sections, a private hallway and prefunction space.
  • On-site state-of-the-art audio visual presentation services and technical support.
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet so your attendees can always stay connected.
  • Customizable catering menus and packages to help create the perfect event.
  • Event specialists to help plan and execute your event or meeting every step of the way.
  • Complete Breakfast, Lunch, Audio Visual and Venue Packages available

No outside Food & Beverage is allowed in any meeting functions, Wedding Cakes excluded.

Learn more HERE.



At Hotel Cascada, we want all of our guests to stay healthy and feel good about themselves. That is why we have partnered with Sports and Wellness – Midtown to give our guests complimentary, all-access passes to one of the best athletic clubs in Albuquerque, located a short walk across the parking lot from Hotel Cascada (remember to bring your room key for entry!). Visit their website for more information.


  • A 25-yard year-round pool
  • 7 Racquetball & Handball courts
  • Indoor basketball court
  • 2 squash courts
  • Rowing machines
  • Cardio and strength equipment
  • Studios to enjoy yoga and Pilates classes
  • Locker rooms and family indoor/outdoor play area
  • Massage therapy
  • 70+ Group Fitness Classes Weekly
  • Spin bikes
  • Aquatics
  • Children’s Programs & Blast Camp
  • Dry Sauna, Steam Rooms and Whirlpools



Discover all that Albuquerque has to offer with a little help from Hotel Cascada.  With 310 days of Southwestern sunshine, outdoor enthusiasts love the countless options of hiking, biking, golfing, and many other activities that take advantage of the Albuquerque sun. For those who prefer a more relaxed afternoon with the family, discovering museums, seeing local shops and tasting local cuisine, the city has an array of options to satisfy any traveler’s needs. Many of these attractions are located just a few miles from our convenient Midtown location. With our complimentary shuttle service to select areas within the city, we can lead you off to your preferred destination without the worries of parking or getting lost.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the premier international ballooning event, set to take place during Albuquerque’s perfect October climate. A phenomenon called the “Albuquerque Box”, which is a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, creates ideal and uniquely predictable hot air balloon flying conditions. During the fiesta, the blue skies are filled with vividly colored balloons. On the ground, you can soak in the beautiful view while enjoying traditional New Mexican food from local vendors.

Albuquerque is known as the hot-air-ballooning capital of the world, as it offers the perfect weather conditions for balloon flights no matter the time of a visit. There are various companies throughout Albuquerque to help you experience our city from a bird’s eye view. Only a short 15 minute car ride separates you from the experience and view of a lifetime.

One of the more spectacular attractions Albuquerque has to offer is the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. This must-see attraction takes you on a 2.7 mile ascent to the 10,378 foot peak of the majestic Sandia Mountains. After reaching the top, relish in the absolute beauty of this 11,000 square-mile panoramic view. While it is an amazing sight to see at any time of the day, we suggest timing your trip to catch one of New Mexico’s fiery sunsets.  Dine at High Finance Restaurant and Tavern, which features cuisine to accompany the views.

With over 14 award-winning public golf courses (many of which rank in the nation’s top 50), Albuquerque offers many options for the ideal game of golf. Whether you are looking for a pro-level challenge, or are out for a leisurely 18 holes, our selection of golf courses offer something for everyone. With 310 days of sunny, beautiful weather, golf can be played in Albuquerque virtually every day of the year.

New Mexico’s hiking terrain is accompanied by gorgeous views. Examine artifacts from our planet’s long history as you hike trailside along beautiful geological formations and maybe stumble upon some fossils and petrified wood, or even take some time to spot the abundant New Mexico wildlife. These well-marked trails range from beginner to expert, so you can choose your own pace and enjoy the outdoors without challenging yourself beyond your own comfort and abilities. Just remember to pack sunscreen and drink plenty of water.

For those of you looking to have a true American cultural experience, Historic Old Town is the place to be. Known as the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded in 1706, Historic Old Town is a fantastic place to learn about the colorful and fascinating history behind New Mexico’s largest city. Today, Historic Old Town is the city’s cultural center, and boasts five museums with over 100 shops, galleries and restaurants to keep you busy during your entire trip.

Known as the largest PowWow in the world, Gathering of Nations brings together over 700 different tribes of Native Americans for spectators to witness various forms of tribal dance, drum circles, and other cultural traditions. Taking place during the fourth week of April, this attraction is great for anyone looking to experience this internationally acclaimed event!

As New Mexico’s flagship university founded in 1889, the institution offers opportunities for bright, young minds to flourish in the midst of this pueblo-revival architectural themed campus. The school also offers geological, biological, and art museums open to spectators as well as 87 bachelor’s and 72 master’s degrees and 38 doctoral programs! This is a perfect destination for any visiting prospective families that are thinking of attending a fine educational institution. 

For all you collegiate sports fans out there, the University of New Mexico offers some of the finest Division I athletics programs. Ranging in sports from football to golf, the student-athletes both work hard and play hard to do well in school and on the field. GO LOBOS! 

No better way to enjoy the New Mexico sun than witnessing one of America’s finest homegrown sports, watching the Albuquerque Isotopes. The perfect minor league baseball experience for any visiting sport fan out there! Enjoy a cold beer and a hotdog and experience one of America’s greatest pastimes. 

As a part of the Premier Development League, Albuquerque Sol competes in the mountain division. On any given night you can catch the Sol battling with teams from Tucson, Las Vegas, Colorado and Utah. Come check out the Albuquerque Sol in action, and share the unique experience of watching US Soccer’s rising stars. Get you tickets today!

Looking for an experience like none other? Come to Duke City Gladiators Professional Indoor Football right in the heart of the Duke City! See the fast-paced excitement, hear the hits, feel the energy and be a part of the exciting action at Tingley Colosseum. Fun for the entire family and you may even be one of the many lucky fans to take home a game ball. Get tickets and game day information at or call 266-8006. Duke City Gladiators… “You will be entertained!”


  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • Historic Nob Hill
  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • NM Museum of Natural History & Science
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Turquoise Museum

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