If you want a clean, cheap-ish, no-frills motel near all the cool stuff, then definitely stay here.
my brother and I are driving across the country and decided to spend a night in albequerque without knowing much about the city.
we decided, based on travel books, to stay in nob hill, for it’s location, commerce, and location to other areas. we wanted to stay in a cheap motel instead of camping and this seemed like the best option. though it is a little pricey the front desk staff worked with us poor graduate students and were very nice. I’m glad we decided to stay here.