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Update 3 June: The Hotel Albuquerque is almost full. The few remaining regular rooms cannot be booked online. Please call 800-237-2133 or email, and identify yourself as being with the 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. There are still a few suites available at $116/night, which can be booked online (see below).

If you are not able to get a room at the Hotel Albuquerque, we have a block of rooms available at the Best Western Rio Grande Inn, for the same $81 rate as our discounted rate at the Hotel Albuquerque. The Rio Grande Inn is just 0.2 miles north of the Hotel Albuquerque. It is also 100% non-smoking, and offers complimentary internet access.

If you wish to reserve at the Rio Grande Inn, within the US please call 800-959-4726, or from outside the US email, and identify yourself as being with the LabPhon 12 group.
Note that if you are a AAA or AARP member, you can reserve at a lower rate through the web reservations page.

The Rio Grande Inn provides shuttle service from the airport from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. See their Shuttle Service Instructions if you wish to use this service.

A few roooms are still available for booking at Hotel Albuquerque in historic Old Town. Hotel Albuquerque has many great features, including: great rooms, free Wifi, and a daily shuttle to and from the conference. Located just steps from Old Town, you will also have the chance to explore the oldest and most unique part of Albuquerque. This includes a wide range of fantastic restaurants, outstanding museums, the beautiful Plaza with lots of Southwest and Native American shopping, and the San Felipe Church, built in 1703. Staying at Hotel Albuquerque offers something for everyone, and any accompanying friends or family that will not be attending the conference will have no shortage of things to do and places to explore in and around Old Town!

Those staying at Hotel Albuquerque will also have the benefit of:

  • On-site registration for the conference on Wednesday evening, along with an informal reception (cash bar).
  • Complimentary shuttle bus in the morning and evening between the hotel and the conference site.
  • Free hotel parking.

Conference attendees receive a highly discounted nightly rate of $81 plus tax. This is nearly 50% off the regular rate, and it is good for up to three days before and after the conference dates. Note: This price is before the application of local sales tax.

To get this rate, you have 2 options:

  • Book Online at the hotel reservation site.
    You should see PHONOLOGY in the Group Code box, and on the next screen it should display "12th Conf. Lab Phonology".
  • Call 505-843-6300 or toll free 800-237-2133, and ask to be connected to reservations.
    Be sure to mention that you are with the UNM 12th Conference on Laboratory Phonology.

Please be aware that Hotel Albuquerque is entirely non-smoking.

Transportation options to Hotel Albuquerque from the airport:

By city bus: Route 50 to Downtown (Alvarado Transit Center), then Route 36 to Rio Grande Blvd and Mountain Road (Hotel Albuquerque) (can transfer a little earlier at 2nd Street and Marquette Avenue). Fare $1, or 35 cents aged 62 or more. Please note that the bus service on these routes ends shortly after 6 PM, and therefore you need to leave the airport by about 5 PM in order to use the bus to get to the hotel.

By Sunport Shuttle, approximately $15 one-way, extra passengers $5. The Sunport Shuttle desk at the airport is near the bagage claim area. Sunport Shuttle service ends at 10 PM.

By taxi, approximately $25. Less per person if shared.

We encourage as many people as possible to stay at the Hotel Albuquerque in order to benefit from the informal contacts that enrich attending any conference. However, there are a variety of other accommodation possibilities.

The nearest hotel to the conference, but right by the freeways, is Motel 6 at Midtown (1701 University Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102). The Motel 6 offers a choice of non-smoking and smoking rooms.

A number of hotels and motels are located near the intersection of the I-40 and I-25 freeways. This is three-quarters of a mile (or more) from the site of the conference, but the walk from these places to the conference center involves crossing busy streets with minimal pedestrian protection.

If you choose not to stay at the Hotel Albuquerque, it might be to your advantage to use HotelsCombined International Conference Support Program. For more details go to If you book through one of their participating websites you can claim a 10% refund to be paid to you after the conference. Participating booking sites include, and