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Caverns Motel of Carlsbad

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North Carolina
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This motel is in the same class as Motel 6. Traveling alone, I sometimes choose this option for price. But, I always wear flip-flops, sleep only with sheets (which were clean) or in my own sleeping bag. Ask to see the room before signing up.

3Thank jshref
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I stayed here with my family while our home was being finished and what a mistake that was. Not only was it dirty (carpet, walls, tub etc.), but the maid service did not come everyday or every otherday for that matter. I would have to chase her down to get towels or whatever I needed or have to goto the...

3Thank fl088-88
Reviewed 3 January 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE! I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A DIRTY MOTEL!! The bathroom was filthy! Mildew all over the bah tub. Old tub that soaked in dirt. Holes in the walls. Needed vacuuming, carpets dirty! Floors dirty, walls dirty! Some rooms don't even have dead bolts. I did not feel safe.

3Thank ncoburn
Durango, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 19 April 2011

I booked my room with my son, age 10, to go visit the Carlsbad Caverns and to be able to swim and relax before driving back to Durango Colorado. Based on my reservation, the Motel 6 had a pool...and at 96 degrees that day, a pool was much needed, especially for a 10 year old boy. Once we checked into...

16Thank JamesGage8800
New Mexico
Reviewed 23 June 2009

We stayed here for three days for a softball tournament. Most of the team stayed here as well, so all in all, we had about ten rooms. As you drive up and go check in, the front desk area is not very nice and the people working there are kind of rude. For our room we asked for a non-smoking...

7Thank cleanfreak313
Reviewed 25 May 2009

The room was OK on first glance.. its a bit old and could do with some TLC.. there was a bunch of toilet paper hanging down from the ceiling hatch - looks like they were trying to fix the gaps but then didnt bother? Bed was comfy enough.. but would suggest to bring ear plugs.. (we were staying at the...

3Thank scottnjules
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 June 2008

Caverns Motel of Carlsbad 844 South Canal Street Carlsbad, NM 505-887-6522 $45.00/night + $5.00/night pet fee; cats accepted. No coffee maker, on-site laundry or ice machine. Cable TV. Room contained a refrigerator and microwave. Free wi-fi available. Mr. and Mrs. Patel who own and run the motel were friendly and helpful. The hotel is an older hotel and consequently the...

2Thank CyrusCat
New Mexico
Reviewed 17 May 2008

Carlsbad has many motels and hotels, but no really good options (we have tried several). However, I would caution people to avoid this noisy, dirty, run-down hotel at all cost unless everything else in town is full! The managment must have changed since some of the earlier reviews were written!

4Thank Migrant_Bird
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 April 2008

I selected this hotel based on an earlier review on tripadvisor ( summertrip07's July 31 2007 review) where the friendly owner, Charles, was mentioned. Apparently the motel has been sold since then and is now owned by an East Indian family. I called for reservations, got an answering machine which promised to call me back, mentioned I'd seen their website...

4Thank buckmountain
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 1 April 2008

Luckily, I found summertime07 review misplaced in CA, and had it moved. I agree totally with every word, so will not add much. This motel is an excellent bargain, and I'm really glad I chose it. The motel folks were super-helpful. I had a smaller, single bed room, which didn't have a coffee-maker. They immediately put one in, along with...

Thank Mike-Wiesner

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Additional Information about Caverns Motel of Carlsbad

Address: 844 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5556 (Formerly Driftwood Motel)
Region: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Price Range: €42 - €51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
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Caverns Hotel Carlsbad
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“If you're in Carlsbad for work and have to leave prior to your paid week being up.... They will charge you for the daily rate. You will get very little IF any of your money refunded.”
 of 5 bubbles robertlV9696DK, 24 Feb 2014 | Read review
“ask to see the room before commiting to it!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles fl088-88, 30 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Don't get a room at Motel 6 in Carlsbad, NM.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesGage8800, 19 Apr 2011 | Read review
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