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Albuquerque Area Code - 505

Lodging

1. MARRIOTT PROPERTIES - From economy lodging to the ultimate resort, MARRIOTT, the OFFICIAL HOTEL for NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, has the accommodations to meet your travel plans. While in Albuquerque enjoy exceptional quality and value at these Marriott properties. For toll-free reservations call:

MARRIOTT HOTELS 800-228-9290
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT 800-321-2211
FAIRFIELD INN 800-228-2800
RESIDENCE INN 800-331-3131

2. RAMADA MOUNTAINVIEW HOTEL - 25 Hotel Circle NE (I-40 & Eubank) - 9 miles from arena. 205 rooms. 2 floors. Full-service hotel with restaurant and lounge. Complimentary shuttle for airport and arena. We are just minutes from the UNM “Pit.” Call us about our Great College Basketball Championship Package. Outdoor pool. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 271-1000; 800-435-9843 www.ramada.com

3. CROWNE PLAZA PYRAMID - 5151 San Francisco Road, NE - 7 miles from arena. 311 rooms. 10 floors. Experience Albuquerque’s “mile-high” climate at the Pyramid just minutes from the Albuquerque International Airport, the university and the Sandia Peak Ski Area. Dining, lounge, entertainment, shops, a/p service, exercise room, indoor/outdoor pool. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 821-3333

4. AMERISUITES AIRPORT - 1400 Sunport Place SE - 5 minutes from arena. 128 suites. 6 floors. New all-suite hotel features mini-kitchens, coffeemaker, complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle service. Suites offer living area with sleeper sofa. Exercise rooms, outdoor pool, business center, free parking. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 242-9300 800-833-1516 www.amerisuites.com

5. AMERISUITES UPTOWN - 6901 Arvada NE - 10 minutes from arena. 128 suites. 6 floors. New all-suite hotel includes complimentary breakfast, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, TV/VCP, HBO and ESPN. Walk to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Exercise room, outdoor pool, business center, free parking. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 872-9000; 800-833-1516 www.amerisuites.com

6. RADISSON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER - 2500 Carlisle NE - 5 minutes from arena. “Stay by the action”...the NEW Radisson Hotel & Conference Center is only 2 miles from the University of New Mexico. We offer 366 newly renovated spacious guest rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, shopping and complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Dining, lounge, exercise rooms, entertainment. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 888-3311; 800-333-3333

7. RADISSON INN ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT - 1901 University Blvd. SE - 148 rooms, 1 suite. Closest hotel to the “Pit.” We are a full-service hotel featuring “Diamondback’s Restaurant,” Coyote’s Lounge, free airport shuttle, fitness center and outdoor pool. Call for reservations. Reservations required. Major credit cards. 247-0512; 800-333-3333

8. DOUBLETREE HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE - 201 Marquette NW - 3 miles from arena. 295 rooms, 8 suites. 15 floors. Enjoy all the lights, sounds, food and fun Albuquerque has to offer by staying in the heart of downtown. Just minutes away from the airport and arena. The Doubletree Hotel provides only the finest accommodations for your basketball championship getaway. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 505-247-3344

9. WYNDHAM HOTEL - 2910 Yale Blvd. SE - 276 rooms. Adjacent to the airport, minutes from downtown. Oversized guest rooms, dramatic balcony views, outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, health facilities. Dine and relax in the Rojo Grill and Lounge. Reservations recommended. 843-7000; 800-227-1117

10. AMBERLY SUITE HOTEL - 7620 Pan American Freeway NE - 1 & 2 bedroom suites with all the comfort of home. Kitchens, private bedrooms, living rooms, wet bars, two cable TVs. Also fitness center, pool sauna, spa and game room. Free buffet breakfast and manager’s reception. Reservations recommended. Major credit cards. 823-1300; 800-333-9806

11. HYATT REGENCY - 330 Tijeras NW - 842-1234; 800-233-1234

12. FAIRFIELD INN - 1760 Menaul Road NE - 889-4000

13. SUPER 8 MOTEL - 2500 University Blvd. NE - 888-4884; 800-800-8000

14. SHERATON OLD TOWN - 800 Rio Grande NW - 843-6300; 800-237-2133

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Dining

1. GRADY’S AMERICAN GRILL - 5001 San Mateo NE - 10 minutes from arena. Casual yet elegant dining. We specialize in prime rib, steaks and fresh seafood with a full-bar and great food. Entrees $5 - $15. Lunch & dinner. Reservations advised. Major credit cards. 837-1441

2. COACHES SPORTS GRILL - 1414 Central SE - 1/2 miles from arena. Open daily 10 am to midnight, bar open until 1:30 am. Albuquerque’s unique answer to your sports viewing and dining needs. Complete children’s menu. Lunch, dinner and late night dining. Reservations advised. Major credit cards. 242-7111

3. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE - 4921 Jefferson Street NE - 10 minutes from “The Pit.” No rules, just right. Specialties are steaks, chicken and fresh fish. Open for dinner. Major credit cards. 884-8760

4. YESTERDAVE’S RESTAURANT - 10601 Montgomery Blvd., N.E. - A colorful electric diner that takes you back to yesterday and it’s magical fifties. Fresh 1/2 lb. burger on a homemade bun, daily Blue Plate Specials, slurp down Black Cows & chocolate shakes. Take the ultimate cruise down memory lane. Specializing in burgers and sandwiches. Open for lunch & dinner. Reservations not required. Major credit cards. 293-0033

5. GARDUNOS RESTAURANTS - (6 area locations) - Giving you a festive, fun, high-energy, mariachi strolling, margarita shaking, family service, come as you are, full-service, lunch & dinner experience. Fresh and unique Mexican cuisine. Reservation recommended for parties of 10 or more. Major credit cards. Locations: • 5400 Academy NE - 821-3030; • 8806 4th St. NW - 898-2772; • I-40 at 2100 Louisiana NE - 880-0055; • 10551 Montgomery NE - 298-5000; • 10131 Coors Blvd. NW - (new listing); • 130 Lincoln Pl. (Sante Fe) - 983-9797

6. CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL - 4921 Jefferson Street NE - 2 miles from arena. It’s not you typical Italian. Come experience the thrill of the grill featuring wood-fired chicken, steaks and fresh seafood along with pasta and pizzas. Dinner, casual. Reservations not required. Major credit cards accepted. 884-6040 www.carrabbas.com

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Shopping

1. COTTONWOOD MALL - Intersection of Coors and Coors Bypass NW - 20 minutes from arena. Experience New Mexico’s newest mall, featuring 5 department stores, 140 specialty stores, a nine screen movie theatre and a “must see” food court. 899-SHOP (7467)

2. OLD TOWN - Bounded by Rio Grande Blvd., Central Ave. and Mountain Road - More than 130 shops and galleries, housed in historic adobe buildings, are hidden among the patios and winding paths that both the Southwest and Old World. A wide variety of foods in the cafes and restaurants. 338-2399

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Attractions

1. SANDIA PEAK TRAMWAY - 10 Tramway Loop NE - 30 minutes from arena. World’s longest aerial tramway, passing through four of the earth’s seven life zones. From the desert floor, above deep canyons and lush forests to a mountain observation deck at 10,378 feet with an 11,000 square mile view of the Land of Enchantment. Open 9 am to 8 pm except on Wednesday 5 pm to 8 pm. Reservations not required. Major credit cards. 856-7325 www.sandiapeak.com

2. NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE - 1801 Mountain Road NW - Like dinosaurs and fossils? Get a snapshot of what New Mexico was like million of years ago. In FossilWorks visitors can watch volunteers separate fossil material from the rocks that have encased them for eons. Also included is the Dynamax Theater, NatureWorks and the Museum Store. 841-2800

3. THE NATIONAL ATOMIC MUSEUM - Located on Kirkland Air Force Base - America’s museum resource for nuclear science and history. History of nuclear medicine, the atom, atomic weapons and collections of aircraft, rockets, missiles and artillery shells. See the video; Ten Seconds that Shook the World and the B-52 Story. 284-3243

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Transportation

THRIFTY CAR RENTAL - 2200 Sunport Blvd. - 6 minutes from arena. Located inside the Albuquerque Airport. Full range of vehicles available, from economy models to minivans. For “SPECIAL” WEST REGIONAL RATES CALL 505-842-8733. Reservations required. Major credit cards. Checks and/or debit cards not accepted. 800-367-2277 www.thrifty.com

ALBUQUERQUE CAB - 883-4888 800-393-4888

CHECKER AIRPORT EXPRESS - 765-1234 800-395-7680

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Golf Courses

LOS ALTOS - 9717 Cooper NE - 298-1897

SANTA ANA GOLF CLUB - 288 Prairie Star Rd. (Bernalillo) - 867-9464

PARADISE HILLS - 10035 Country Club Lane - 898-7001

CHAMPIONSHIP UNIVERSITY COURSE - 3601 University Blvd. - 277-4546

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