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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 accommodations in Carlsbad in November and May.
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 Monday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Carlsbad accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Carlsbad found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $166, while the most expensive was $336.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Carlsbad for 3 days.
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
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Carlsbad. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
The average price of a double room in Carlsbad is $146 per night. In the last 3 days, KAYAK found great deals as cheap as $56 per night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in Carlsbad?
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