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Travelodge by Wyndham Carlsbad NM - Carlsbad - Building
Free Wi-Fi
National Parks Inn - Carlsbad - Bedroom
National Parks Inn
5.7 Fair
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Post Time Inn
7.5 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hyatt House Carlsbad
8.8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Top tips for finding Carlsbad hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Carlsbad, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Carlsbad in December and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Carlsbad if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Carlsbad found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $76, while the most expensive was $197.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Carlsbad for 3 days.
  • Travelers who want to be able to prepare meals during their stay in Carlsbad should opt to stay at the Hyatt House Carlsbad. Studio spaces come equipped with full kitchens. Not to mention, there’s free breakfast every day and an on-site restaurant, so you never have to leave to eat.
  • On-site entertainment doesn’t get much better than the Blue Cactus Lounge at the Stevens Inn, which features a dance floor, along with regular DJ and karaoke nights. Spend your evening sipping cocktails and dancing the night away.
  • Families need spacious guestrooms, a good breakfast buffet, and a pool when they book a hotel. The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Carlsbad has all of this, plus a 24-hour market, fitness center, and on-site laundry facilities. You’ll have everything you need to enjoy your stay.
  • If you appreciate a quaint boutique hotel experience, the Fiddler’s Inn is an excellent lodging option. This hotel offers personalized touches (complimentary cookies and breakfast in bed, just to name a couple perks) and a truly local flair. Rooms are cozy and uniquely decorated with vintage furniture, and there's a lovely courtyard that provides the perfect spot to relax at the end of the day.
  • Foodie-minded travelers will love staying at the Trinity Hotel – the on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dishes include tasty burritos, enchiladas, salads, and sandwiches. Sunday brunch is a popular meal. There’s also a wine bar that has local wine from a family vineyard.
  • 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

  • What is the most romantic hotel in Carlsbad?

    Traveling to Carlsbad on a couple’s getaway? Consider staying at the MainStay Suites. The rooms are apartment-style suites with kitchenettes, so you can prepare cozy meals for two. Watch movies at night on the flat-screen TV, and enjoy a free deluxe breakfast every morning.

  • Which hotel in Carlsbad has the best hot tub?

    Soaking in a hot tub after a long day of sightseeing is one of the best parts of staying in a hotel. There’s a sizable hot tub (and an outdoor pool) on the premises at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Carlsbad. You’ll love spending time here.

  • If I want to stay somewhere with a nice swimming pool in Carlsbad, which hotel should I book?

    Especially if you don’t have a pool at home, it can be fun to stay at a hotel with a pool (whether you’re traveling with kids or not). Book a stay at the Sleep Inn & Suites, which has a sparkling clean indoor pool that’s accessible throughout the year (not just in the summertime, like some hotel pools).

  • Are there any hotels that are within walking distance of attractions?

    The hotel that’s closest to the national park is Whites City Cavern Inn. This hotel is located just half a mile from the park (so about a 10-minute walk), making it an ideal home base for exploring the top attraction in Carlsbad. In addition, there’s an on-site restaurant here (the Cactus Cafe) that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you don’t need to worry about finding a place to eat.

  • 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.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Carlsbad?

    The average price of a double room in Carlsbad is $193 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $101 per night.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Carlsbad?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Carlsbad with free breakfast. Hotels with free breakfast in Carlsbad include Best Western Plus Executive Residency Carlsbad Hotel, Home2 suites by Hilton, Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Comfort Suites Carlsbad.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Carlsbad?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Carlsbad districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Carlsbad city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Carlsbad hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Carlsbad that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Hometown Inn + Kitchen, Comfort Suites Carlsbad and Post Time Inn.

Where to stay in Carlsbad?

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