Carlsbad hotels

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Carlsbad, NM, United States
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Low season September
High season January
  Average price (weeknight): R3 002
  Average price (weekend night): R1 976

cheapest month to stay

7%

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most expensive time to stay

46%

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Top tips for finding the perfect Carlsbad hotel

Carlsbad, New Mexico, is a city known for being the gateway to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but it is so much more than that. Downtown offers lots of activities, as well as shopping and dining options, which means it’s a good place to be based if you want to see more of Carlsbad. Try staying at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Carlsbad, which is along Canal Street and super close to the Bataan Recreation Area.
One of the biggest attractions in the area is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which sits in the Chihuahuan Desert, and boasts over 100 caves. Many travelers choose to stay as close as possible to the caverns, and there are many hotels in Carlsbad’s southern area, along Route 62, that are just a 20-minute drive from the park – including Quality Inn & Suites, La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad, and Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad.
Lake Carlsbad Beach Park is a recreation area that offers opportunities to go fishing, boating, and partake in other water sports, and boasts big picnic areas that are perfect to visit on a summer afternoon. Stay at the nearby Fiddler's Inn and you will be just a 10-minute walk from this amazing park.
Brantley Lake State Park is a beautiful reserve just a few miles north of Carlsbad and the perfect place to go on a day trip. If you decide to stay at Comfort Suites Carlsbad, you’ll be conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the park.
Art and culture lovers need not to worry, as there is something for them too in Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum & Art Center boasts permanent exhibitions on regional and local artwork and artifacts, teaching travelers more about the southern New Mexico region. Both Carlsbad Home-tel and Fiddler’s Inn are about a 10-15-minute walk from there.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Carlsbad

How can I find hotels near me?
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What is a good area for foodies?
Downtown is the best area for food lovers, with many restaurants along South Canal Street offering great restaurants, particularly serving Mexican and Southern, Texas-style food, such as Danny’s Place and El Jimador Restaurant. If you want proximity to this area, you should stay at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Carlsbad.
What are the closest hotels to Living Desert State Park?
Living Desert State Park is a very popular attraction in Carlsbad, and therefore many travelers choose to stay nearby. Just off U.S. Route 285, you can find a few options that are near the park, including US Travelers Inn & Suites, Comfort Suites Carlsbad, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carlsbad.
Where can I stay that is both close to the city center and the caverns?
Being based halfway through Carlsbad city center and the caverns is very practical as it allows you to be a short drive away from the park, but still be near all the shopping, dining, and cultural experiences available downtown. If you stay at Carlsbad Inn New Mexico or Hampton Inn and Suites Carlsbad, you’ll be in between both.
What if I just want to spend the night?
There are several hotels in Carlsbad that are located along the popular Routes 62 and 285, from the more high-end ones like Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Carlsbad, to the more budget-friendly ones such as Econo Lodge and Motel 6 Carlsbad.

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