Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast

207 High Street NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Innkeeper(s): Steve & Kara Grant
  • Heritage House

    Heritage House

  • The Ivy Room

    The Ivy Room

  • The Ivy Room Bath

    The Ivy Room Bath

  • The Pansy Room

    The Pansy Room

  • The Rose Room

    The Rose Room

  • The Secret Garden Room

    The Secret Garden Room

  • Spy House

    Spy House

  • The Freeman Room Bath

    The Freeman Room Bath

  • The Freeman Room

    The Freeman Room

  • The Gold Room Bath

    The Gold Room Bath

  • The Greenglass Room

    The Greenglass Room

  • The Rosenberg Room

    The Rosenberg Room

  • The Carriage House

    The Carriage House

  • Cabinet House

    Cabinet House

  • Cabinet House Living Room

    Cabinet House Living Room

 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast, our Albuquerque bed and breakfast in New Mexico, NM! Located in the heart of historic downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, the B&B consists of a private carriage house and two homes: Heritage House and Spy House. The homes are part of the historic Huning Highland Neighborhood.

    The Hunings's Highland Addition is Albuquerque's first subdivision. It was platted in December 1880, eight months after the arrival of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. This historic subdivision provided building lots for the merchants, professionals, clerks, teachers and railroad employees who swarmed into Albuquerque during its first population boom.

    The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast is the ultimate destination for your dream New Mexico wedding and reception. Your Albuquerque wedding will take place in a setting among beautiful and grand historic homes. You can choose to have the ceremony in one of our beautiful homes or on our luxurious grounds. We can supply all of the details necessary for your special day by providing you with the choice of our many packages. Our packages include everything from an Intimate Wedding for 2 or an Ultimate Weekend Destination package for up to 100. If for any reason the following packages don't meet your needs, please contact us directly and we'll try our best to accommodate your dream wedding event.

    The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast homes have been meticulously restored and offer luxury accommodations and business lodging with the grace and elegance of yesteryear. The bed and breakfast features luxurious comfort in each of the eight guestrooms and private guest house.

    The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast offers all the amenities of a modern hotel with a blend of old-world elegance and full corporate services. Each beautifully restored room is unique in design and appearance, but all come with a full hearty breakfast and the gracious attention of the Grant family, owners and staff of the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast.

    Served in our elegant dining room, the breakfasts at our New Mexico bed and breakfast inn will be one of the highlights of your stay. First, help yourself to a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit and home-baked muffins, breads, or pastries. If your appetite is a little heartier, we offer a hot entree of the day. These range from Banana Stuffed French Toast to Blue Corn Pancakes with fresh homemade fruit syrups to specialty omelets and quiches. Naturally fresh orange juice and rich, roasted hot coffee complement this delightful start to your day. Breakfast usually starts at 8:30 a.m., but we are more than happy to accommodate our business travelers or those of you who may want to start your day in Albuquerque a little earlier. We also can accommodate any of you that may have any special dietary needs. Breakfast is truly one of the most important meals of the day, so let us help you start your day off right.


    It is our primary goal to make your Albuquerque travel experience a pleasant and memorable one. Whether you are visiting on a New Mexico vacation, a business trip, or for a special event such as a wedding or reunion, we look forward to providing you with lodging to suit your travel needs.

     

  • Heritage House

    The refurbished Heritage House features architectural elements of the early 19th century. The beautiful tapestries, antique stained glass, and elegant antiques highlight the Victorian features throughout the house. The spacious suites and quaint, but elegant, rooms in the house retain the historical ambiance and feel of the original house built over 100 years ago. In the house, you can choose from two suites; one even features its own private balcony. The other two rooms have family antiques throughout as well as special features, like an uncovered old chimney or large bath with a skylight giving lots of warm natural light.


    Each room offers original hardwood floors, free high-speed wireless Internet service, telephone, hair dryers, bathrobes, irons, and ironing boards. You also are given an assortment of afternoon snacks, evening coffee, assortment of hot teas, and a guest refrigerator in the kitchen is always fully stocked with a variety of cold drinks for your enjoyment. In spite of the many modern amenities in the Heritage House, you truly will feel as though you have taken a trip to time past.

    Rooms in the Heritage House:

    • The Ivy Room
    • The Pansy Room
    • The Rose Room
    • Secret Garden Room
  • Spy House

    The Spy House is a 1912 Arts and Crafts bungalow that offers all the amenities of a modern hotel with a blend of old-world elegance and full corporate services. This beautiful historic home at one time accommodated five apartments and was returned to the beautiful home it was originally meant to be by the Grant family. The Spy House got its fame from David and Ruth Greenglass. David being the brother of Ethel Rosenburg, convicted Soviet Spy, who was executed with her husband in the 50s.


    Each beautifully restored room is unique in design and appearance. Three of the rooms feature king-size beds, and one room has a queen bed and its own sitting room. All of the rooms feature their own thermostats with central heat and air, private baths, telephones, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, and cable televisions. You also are treated with the gracious attention of your hosts each day who provide a variety of snacks in the evening, hot coffee or hot teas. A guest refrigerator in the kitchen is always stocked with a variety of cold drinks, and of course, you are served a full gourmet breakfast each morning.



    In the Spy House, we have tried to not only provide you with all the modern conveniences of today, but also to give you a look at the rich history of the house. To accomplish this, we have a unique variety of antiques in the house from old armor and unique furnishings to family photos. We even have a couple of books and old newspaper articles telling the story of the event in the house. A stay in the Spy House will be a rich history lesson in itself that we look forward to sharing with you.

    Rooms in the Spy House:

    • Freeman Room
    • The Gold Room
    • Greenglass Room
    • Rosenberg Room
  • Weddings

    The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast is the ultimate destination for your dream New Mexico wedding and reception. Your Albuquerque wedding will take place in a setting among beautiful and grand historic homes. You can choose to have the ceremony in one of our beautiful homes or on our luxurious grounds. We can supply all of the details necessary for your special day by providing you with the choice of our many packages. Our packages include everything from an Intimate Wedding for 2 or an Ultimate Weekend Destination package for up to 100. If for any reason the following packages don't meet your needs, please contact us directly and we'll try our best to accommodate your dream wedding event.
     


    Intimate Wedding For Two:

    This package is just for the bride & groom and is our most intimate package containing everything you need for the most romantic event in your life. The 2-hour event is orchestrated to ensure that you need only show up with your clothes and your marriage license, and we'll take care of every other detail for you.

    Package Includes:

    • Professional Wedding coordination & implementation of all the details.
    • One-night lodging for the bride and groom in the room of their choice.
    • Full gourmet breakfast (choice of in-room service).
    • Officiating clergy & witnesses for an outdoor or indoor ceremony.
    • Flowers for bride & groom (hand-tied bouquet & boutonniere).
    • Wedding cake customized with your choice of flavor.
    • Dinner at Artichoke Cafe.


    Special Requirements:

    • Deposit required at time of booking. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to event (unless booked within that 90-day period, in which case the deposit is non-refundable).
    • Entire remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.

     
    INSIDE Wedding / Reception For 25 in our Gorgeous Facility:

    This magical and all-inclusive package consists of both a memorable ceremony in the Heritage House and a formal dinner reception for up to 25 guests (including the bride & groom) in the Spy House. You only need to bring your marriage license and your attire. After the ceremony, we invite you and your guests into our beautiful Spy House dining room where a plated and professionally served reception dinner is provided. The grand finale will be your own custom decorated wedding cake. Following the formal reception, continue bonding with your closest family or friends.

    Package Includes:

    • Professional Wedding coordination & implementation of all the details!
    • Includes All Decorating of Facility According to bride/grooms specifications (set-up & clean-up as well).
    • Ceremony performed in elegant dining room in Heritage House (set up for ceremony and chairs provided).
    • Officiating clergy if needed.
    • Flowers for bride and groom (hand-tied bouquet & boutonniere).
    • Wedding cake customized with your choice of flavors.
    • Plated dinner reception served in the Spy House dining room (includes tables, linens, chairs, plates, flatware, glasses, servers, etc.)
    • One-night lodging for the bride and groom in the room of their choice.


    Special Requirements

    • For this package, ceremony can occur only between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
    • Deposit required at time of booking. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to event (unless booked within that 90 day period, in which case the deposit is non-refundable).
    • Entire remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.


    OUTSIDE Wedding / Reception For 25 in our Lush Backyard Facility:

    This magical wedding package includes both a memorable ceremony on the beautifully landscaped grounds and a formal dinner reception for up to 25 guests (including the bride & groom). You only need to bring your marriage license and your attire. After the ceremony, we invite you and your guests to sit down under sparkling lights where we will provide a plated and professionally served reception dinner. The grand finale will be your own custom decorated wedding cake. Following the reception, your guests depart and you escape to your room accommodations and an intimate relaxing evening.

    Package Includes:

    • Professional Wedding coordination & implementation of all the details!
    • Includes All Decorating of Facility According to bride/grooms specifications (set-up & clean-up as well).
    • Flowers for bride and groom (hand-tied bouquet & boutonniere).
    • Officiating Clergy if needed.
    • Plated dinner reception served on the grounds under the stars (includes tables, linens, chairs, plates, flatware, glasses, servers, etc.)
    • One-night lodging for the bride and groom in the room of their choice.
    • Wedding cake customized with your choice of flavor.


    Special Requirements

    • Deposit required at time of booking. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to event (unless booked within that 90 day period, in which case the deposit is non-refundable).
    • Entire remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.
    • Due to city noise ordinance and out of courtesy to other guests, event must end no later than 10:00 p.m.


    OUTSIDE Wedding / Reception For 50 in our Wonderful Backyard Facility:

    This magical wedding package includes both a memorable ceremony on the beautifully landscaped grounds and a formal dinner reception for up to 50 guests (including the bride & groom). You only need to bring your marriage license and your attire. After the ceremony, we invite you and your guests to sit down under sparkling lights where we will provide a plated and professionally served reception dinner. The grand finale will be your own custom decorated wedding cake. Following the reception, your guests depart and you escape to your room accommodations and an intimate relaxing evening.

    Package Includes:

    • Professional Wedding coordination & implementation of all the details!
    • Includes All Decorating of Facility According to bride/grooms specifications (set-up & clean-up as well).
    • Flowers for bride and groom (hand-tied bouquet & boutonniere).
    • Officiating Clergy if needed.
    • Plated dinner reception served on the grounds under the stars (includes tables, linens, chairs, plates, flatware, glasses, servers, etc.)
    • One-night lodging for the bride and groom in the room of their choice.
    • Wedding cake customized with your choice of flavor.


    Special Requirements

    • Deposit required at time of booking. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to event (unless booked within that 90 day period, in which case the deposit is non-refundable).
    • Entire remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.
    • Due to city noise ordinance and out of courtesy to other guests, event must end no later than 10:00 p.m.


    OUTSIDE Wedding / Reception Destination Package For 100 Ultimate Getaway:

    Celebrate the first weekend of the rest of your life together with your closest family and friends with our Weekend Destination Wedding/Reception Package. From the very moment you arrive everything will be focused on your celebration. Your guests need only bring their weekend attire. You need only bring your attire, your marriage license, and your rings. We coordinate all the details so that you can relax and experience this weekend wedding celebration!

    Package includes:

    • Professional Wedding coordination & implementation of all the details!
    • Includes All Decorating of Facility According to bride/grooms specifications (set-up & clean-up as well).
    • Grounds of ceremony rehearsal day before wedding.
    • Officiating clergy if needed.
    • Flowers for bride & groom (hand-tied bouquets for bride and attendants and boutonnieres for groom and attendants).
    • Gourmet breakfast for couple any of their guests staying with us.
    • Reception dinner served under the stars outside (up to 100) (includes tables, linens, chairs, plates, flatware, glasses, servers, etc.)
    • Wedding cake customized with your choice of flavor.
    • One-night lodging for the bride and groom in the room of their choice.


    Special requirements

    • Eight additional rooms/suites (accommodating up to 20 guests) can be reserved on individual guest accounts.
    • Please discuss with our event coordinator or innkeepers to determine which rooms/suites would best accommodate your wedding party guests. You can also see our rooms/rates pages for cost.
    • Deposit is required to book your event. This deposit is refundable up to 90 days prior to event (unless booked within that 90 day period, in which case the deposit is non-refundable).
    • Entire remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event date.
    • Due to city noise ordinance and out of courtesy to other guests, event must end no later than 10:00 p.m.


    * All listed special wedding packages do not include sales tax; please inquire with our event planner/innkeeper for further details.

  • Corporate Travel

    The Downtown Bed and Breakfast provides a comfortable alternative to the chain hotel lodging experience for our guests who come for Albuquerque business travel. We cater to the corporate traveler, offering a variety of amenities designed to meet the needs of the business person who is away from home.
        
    After a busy day of work, why be stuck in a stuffy hotel? Come "home" to the Downtown Bed & Breakfast. You can relax with one of our homemade snacks or a plate of crackers and cheese with a cup of hot tea in our cozy, yet elegant parlor or outside in our backyard with the illusion of being in a country setting. You can catch up on the news of the day on the television in your room.

    At day's end, get a great night's sleep in one of our comfortable, warm, and uniquely appointed guest rooms.

    We are the closest B&B to the airport (3 miles), walking distance to the convention center, courthouse, hospitals and UNM.

    Corporate lodging amenities include:

    • Free wireless high-speed Internet
    • Business services available: printer, fax, copier
    • Computer access available for those without laptops
    • Cable TV in rooms
    • Small conference/meeting facilities available
    • Early breakfast times available
    • Flexible/late check-in/check-out times
    • Daily room service
    • Irons and ironing boards available
    • Hairdryers, alarm clocks
    • Quiet environment
    • Morning newspaper available
    • Government per diem rates available to qualifying guests
    • Walking distance to many restaurants
  • Corporate Events

    The Downtown Bed and Breakfast offers three convenient Albuquerque meeting facilities for small events for your next corporate affair or gathering of family and friends. Extra on-site features include high-speed wireless Internet access and all pertinent meeting equipment. We also offer breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch upon request. It is the perfect place to have meetings in Albuquerque to accomplish all that you may need to in a very relaxed environment.

    Spy House Dining/Parlor
    Accommodates 25 guests and offers an elegant location for parties, casual meetings, or breakout sessions.

    Heritage House Parlor
    The parlor accommodates 10 guests and is an ideal setting for small meetings in a relaxed environment. There are 2 couches that comfortably seat 3 on each, and additional chairs.

    The Patio
    Our patio facilities are lovely for outdoor affairs - with comfortable furniture, a fountain, and a pond. Can accommodate up to 40 if using the entire grounds.

    Room Rates

    • Half day (4 hours): $125
    • Full day (8 hours): $250
    • Evening Events (after 5PM): $350


    Refreshment Rates (Pricing is per person)

    • Coffee, tea and ice water: $2
    • Coffee, juice & sweets: $4
    • Continental breakfast: $7 (coffee, juice, fresh fruit, muffins, scones, warm dish)
    • Lunch: $14.50 (salad, sandwiches, or hot dish, chips, fruit, beverages, desserts)
    • Afternoon break: $4 (cookies, sodas, sweets)

  • Afternoon Teas

    A tea party in Albuquerque at the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast is an event you will not soon forget. You will be served on a collection of unique antique china, silver, white linen napkins, and table clothes . Also, weather permitting, we can set your tea up in our beautiful backyard, complete with fountain and a variety of flowers and vegetation surrounding you. It is the perfect setting for your ladies' club event, book club luncheon, small bridal or baby shower, or just to get together and enjoy a special time with your friends. We ask that you call ahead or email for reservations.

    Size
    We can accommodate 15 to 25 people for a tea inside either the Heritage House or Spy House. If you want to do a garden tea, we can accommodate up to 30.  The size of your party does effect where we can accommodate you.  When you call to reserve we can discuss what facility will best suit your needs.

    Time
    Afternoon tea can be served at the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast anytime between 12-4. We will allow you and your guest at least 2 hours to enjoy your tea.

    Food and Tea
    At the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast, we take special care in planning the items we serve you.  Below is a sample menu:

    Savories
    Egg Crostini with Caviar and Chive
    Open Face Cucumber Sandwich
    Shrimp Salad in pastry Puff Dough
    Open Face Prosciutto Finger Sandwich
    Deviled Ham and Asparagus Lady Fingers

    Breads
    Lemon Scones
    Raspberry Butter
    Clotted Cream

    Desserts
    Chocolate Raspberry Bunt Cakes
    Stuffed Strawberries with White Chocolate Creme
    Petit fours

    Teas
    3 varieties paired with each course

    The menu is occasionally changed to incorporate foods that best fit the time of year. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you reserve your tea so that we can accommodate them.  If you would like to find out the menu at the time, you can call or email.

    Cost
    15-20 Guests = $35 per person
    20-25 Guests = $30 per person
    (tax/gratuity not included)

    Requirements

    • Reservations need to be made at least 2 weeks before event
    • Need to have exact number of guests attending 1 week before (this will be amount charged for event)
    • A credit card number will be kept on file when making reservation

    Reservations: To reserve your "tea date & time" please call Kara Grant at: 505-238-9881

  • Area Attractions

    The Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast is the ideal location for your Albuquerque vacation or business travel.

    We are conveniently located within blocks of several hospitals, including Lovelace Hospital, The Heart Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, as well as the Convention Center and revitalized Downtown Albuquerque. We are also within walking distance of Albuquerque's best eating establishments. The bed and breakfast is just a five-minute drive to the Sunport International Airport. When you stay with us you will be able to walk to almost anything, whether it is shopping, restaurants, or museums. A short walk to the train station takes you to several great spots outside the Downtown Albuquerque area. Just a block away is a bus stop that will take you to Old Town, Nob Hill, or Uptown, where Albuquerque's newest outdoor shopping facility is located. You will never run out of things to do in Albuquerque. It is a city that truly can cover all interests.

    Find a Walkable Neighborhood at Walk Score

    Family Friendly
    Albuquerque Biological Park (Botanic Gardens, Aquarium, and Zoo)
    Cliffs Amusement Park
    Hinkle Family fun Center
    Explora
    Tinkertown Museum
    Natural History & Science Museum
    Rattlesnake Museum & Gift Shop
    Movie Theatre Downtown Albuquerque - Century 14

    The Great Outdoors
    Acoma Pueblo *Sky City*
    Petroglyph National Monument
    Jemez State Monument
    Sandia Peak Tramway and Ski Area
    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife
    Coronado State Monument
    Valles Caldera National Preserve
    Bandelier National Monument
    Balloon Rides
    Turquoise Trail*
    Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
    The Salt Mission Trail
    Jeep Tours*

    Wineries
    Corrales Winery
    Milagro Vineyards and Winery
    Anderson Valley Vineyards
    Gruet Winery
    Tierra Encantada Vineyards
    San Felipe Winery
    New Mexico Wineries Inc
    Casa Rondena Winery*

    The Arts/Museums
    Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
    National Hispanic Cultural Center
    National Atomic Museum
    Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
    University of New Mexico Art Museum
    Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
    The KiMo Theatre
    The Turquoise Museum

    Shopping
    Albuquerque is home to many amazing independently owned shops. Here are listings for three great areas to hit for some good local shopping:
    Old Town
    Down town
    Nob Hill

  • Directions

    Following are directions to our bed and breakfast in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast, is centrally located for business travel lodging as well as convenient to area activities for your family reunion or vacation. Take a look at our special packages for a romantic vacation getaway, your dream wedding, a girlfriend getaway, or a spa vacation.

    • Take I-25 to the Central exit.
    • Head West on Central 2 blocks.
    • Go north on High Street for 1 block.
    • Cross Copper Street, we are the 2nd and 3rd house on the west side of High St.
    • The innkeepers reside at 201 High Street. This is the 1st house on the corner of Copper and High Street, right next door to the Heritage House.
    • Driveway parking is available for both houses please feel free to pull into any of these driveways.