Holiday Inn Express is the closest hotel to Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque. It is extremely well run and very clean. Their staff is knowledgeable not only about the hotel, but also the city and Balloon Fiesta. The Breakfast room is impeccable and the standard HI Express breakfast is abundant. They have a very nice indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and fitness room. This is THE PLACE to stay during Balloon Fiesta.