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Great Getaway to New Mexico!

A May 2002 trip to Albuquerque by txtraveler

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Photo, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico More Photos
Quote: This short getaway was a great experience in mixing the desire to experience a new locale...with the much needed pure relaxation of doing very little...with exercise opportunities thrown in...TOGETHER!

Great Getaway to New Mexico!

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The colors of New Mexico Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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My husband and I had separately experienced Albuquerque for business reasons. We often talked about how that was a place we should experience together...strictly for pleasure! We did that in May, 2002. After arriving, we rented a car, and enjoyed the short drive to Santa Fe...my first time there. We ate lunch at Cafe Pasqual's, then walked around, hand in hand. Late afternoon, we drove to the resort, where we "camped out" for 2 solid days! We stayed at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort - we think, the 2nd best Hyatt property (after Hyatt Kauai)! The room had a wonderful balcony with a mountain view! Fantastic sunsets! Dined Al Fresco at their restaurant, complete with a bubbling water fountain, and a gentle b...Read More

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

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Hotel | "Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa"

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa Photo, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
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The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is awesome! Fly into Albuquerque Airport. The hotel is approximately 30 minutes north of the airport, 40 minutes south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and 20 minutes from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fantastic location! I'm guessing on the prices. I'm a Diamond member with the Hyatt, so we were upgraded to a beautiful room with a mountain view, and had Regency Club privileges...breakfast in a.m., and light fare in the evening. The property is very well-maintained, with beautiful pools, a walking trail along the Rio Grande river, and extremely high quality service levels. The food choices on property were varied enough that we didn't leave the resort for 2 1/2 da...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004
(505) 867-1234

Cafe Pasqual's

Restaurant | "Pasqual's"

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Very small, funky restaurant recommended to us by a local. Combination of tourists and locals. 10 minute wait...hustle-bustle atmosphere, but service wasn't rushed. High-quality food, good wine list, casual service.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Cafe Pasqual's
121 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 983-9340

Corn Maiden

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Restaurant | "The Corn Maiden"

Corn Maiden Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Ate at a table next to the window, with a view of the mountains. Attentive, unhurried service by a true friendly professional. We split a wonderful appetizer, which they did without a problem. Their specialty is their Rotisserie Grill, a skewer of meats, a combination of delicacies far too plentiful to finish! I'd told them that we were celebrating my husband's birthday, and they subtly - without singing! - served him a marvelous, beautiful dessert...and 2 spoons. We were disappointed that more New Mexico wines weren't offered, as we like to experience the wines of the locale; however, our server scrounged up a bottle in the back. Not the best wine....but perfect for the evening! This was a quality d...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Corn Maiden
1300 Tuyuna Trail (Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87004
(505) 867-1234

Walking Adventure - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

Attraction | "Walking Adventure in New Mexico"

Walking Adventure - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Hyatt has a one mile Walking Trail, which winds through the shade of the bosque, the heat of the open area by the Rio Grande river, and the open (and windy) flat lands between the trail and the Hyatt. The diversity of what you experience along that short walk is amazing. Standing on dry dirt, next to the Rio Grande River, looking up at the Sandia Mountains....and 100 paces away, standing in the shade of beautiful tall trees, with the sun streaming through....and again out on the open field with the dust blowing. Fantastic! Not at all strenuous, although the trail is well-maintained enough to run, there were as many walkers and "strollers" as well. The nicest thing about the trail, though, was ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2002

Walking Adventure - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(505) 867-1234

Tamaya Tumbleweed Photo, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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We had a couple of hours before we needed to dress for dinner at the Corn Maiden restaurant, so we decided to take a nice walk on the walking trail. As we went out the door of the resort, the wind was really blowing. By the time we got out into the open area, it was blowing sand and dirt...and tumbleweeds! (see photos) Have you ever noticed that when you're on vacation, it doesn't matter what the weather is...you'll just keep going? Well, we did just that. Wind like I've never been out in, sand blowing so hard that it stung our faces, legs, and arms. Trees blowing nearly doubled over. The Rio Grande water even muddier looking that usual. A fun adventure for sure! We made it safely back to our room...Read More