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Newcastle, Washington
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Would not stay here again! The room with two queen beds was so small one bed was against the wall and there was less than 18 inches between beds and the far side was about 9 inches from wall. Appeared to be clean but the floor had buckled in front of refrigerator although this motel is one that has been"remodeled".... More 

Thank M999999
6Team, Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Carlsbad, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Please know that the heater, ice bucket and desk chair condition you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the bed... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Clean, comfy, bright rooms with simple, colorful furniture. On-site laundry was extremely helpful, as was the multitude of brochures at the front. Not bad for the price all around. Would stay again, short-term.

Thank Mina P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The plumbing in the bathroom needed to be fixed, as it was sticking out of the walls. The owner should have had a real plumber install the bath tube fixtures. There was never any hot water in the bathroom sink our entire stay. There was no hot water to shower with in the evening. I mopped spilled water up with... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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348 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This location is on the main drag but a short drive from everything. The rooms were updated and clean and there were many people in the pool. The front building I believe was remodeled. One of our group was in the back building. His room was not and wasn't as good as those upfront. I plan all our trips and... More 

Thank EvaLady
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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I only gave this hotel 2 stars because the staff was friendly and the upgrades to the motel are decent. Aside from that, my experience here was horrible. I decided to stay here because my sons and I visited Carlsbad Caverns. I didn't want to drive at night and risk falling asleep and putting us in a dangerous situation. I... More 

Thank LasVegasjunki
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This Motel 6 was well kept up and the price was great. Just the basics, but clean and comfortable. Good location and friendly staff. We would come back. If you are looking for plush furniture and great views, this is not the place to go. If your a working person with a limited budget, this is the place for you.... More 

Thank Richard A
Pampa, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel was easy to find. We got in late and left early for a quick trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The hotel staff was polite and accommodating. The room was clean and neat. Good for a quick stay.

Thank Steven G
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Room was nice for a hotel in this price range. People out on walkways at night seemed really shady. Biggest complaint was maids knocked on the door to clean right at 8am. We told them to leave then at 8:30am they used their key card and came right in no knock or anything and were told to leave again. When... More 

Thank Alden S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Spent 4 nights at this motel over Easter, whilst visiting the National Parks and exploring area. Accommodation is about average for a Motel 6, and it is situated on the right side of town for quickly getting to the Carlsbad Caverns. However, I did not find this a particular advantage as meant further for when driving into town or travelling... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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169 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We have stayed several times at this property. A very good location if you want to be on the side of town that leads to the caverns or the Guadalupe Mountains Parks and trails. It is noticeable that they have upgraded the TV sets. Very friendly staff and clean comfortable rooms with obvious value.

1 Thank Tony G

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel 6 Carlsbad is located in the beautiful state of New Mexico near a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment. This Motel 6 features an outdoor pool and a business center. Free WiFi is available in all of our modern rooms! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel 6 Carlsbad

Address: 3824 National Parks Hwy, US Hwy 62/180, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Region: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Price Range: €52 - €53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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Motel Six Carlsbad
Carlsbad Motel 6
Carlsbad Motel Six
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“238 and 132 swing clear”
 of 5 bubbles billyseward, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“As always with the cheaper motels, get a room on upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Chrustay, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so if that matters ask for first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles StephenS655, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Get a room closer to the office so maybe your wi fi will actually WORK??!!”
 of 5 bubbles ALEXISH829, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Tiny, dirty, worn out.”
 of 5 bubbles johnjS8799EC, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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