Motel 6 Carlsbad

3824 National parks HighwayCarlsbad88220USA
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About Motel 6 Carlsbad

Situated just off US Route 62 in beautiful New Mexico, Motel 6 Carlsbad offers no frills low-cost accommodation about three miles from the city center for shopping and dining options. Highlights include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, ample free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Remodeled rooms with contemporary decor all boast a fridge, microwave, wood-effect flooring, an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, free local calls and a flat-screen television with free expanded cable channels. Accessible rooms are available too.

Facilities include vending machines, a 24-hour reception, business center, sun terrace and coin-operated laundry facilities. Pets are allowed and kids can stay free.

There’s complimentary morning coffee available plus several dining options within half a mile of the motel.

Motel 6 Carlsbad is within 20 minutes’ drive of Carlsbad Caverns National Park with its underground network of majestic limestone caves and about eight miles from Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.


3824 National parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM, 88220, USA
Telephone: +1(575)8850011 | Fax: +1(575)8877861 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Praise for rooms and facilities

Some guests thought the motel's exterior looked unappealing but they were often pleasantly surprised once they went inside. They were largely pleased with the modern rooms with their wood-effect floors, flat-screen TVs and fresh decor; although some felt they were a bit small. The inclusion of fridges and microwaves as standard was a bonus as was the outdoor swimming pool. Many reviewers described the rooms as more than adequately clean and comfortable for a shorter stay with cozy beds to boot.

Good value option with popular freebies

Guests often thought they got plenty of bang for their buck due to freebies like Wi-Fi, parking, morning coffee and expanded cable channels. Although the accommodation wasn't fancy, many guests felt the motel offered decent value for money as the room rates were affordable. However, some reviewers said they wished there were breakfast options apart from free morning coffee or that the provided supplies of soap and towels weren't very generous.

Good customer service

According to many reviewers, the staff were reportedly friendly, helpful, attentive and full of useful local knowledge.

Negative Reviews

Mixed views over location

Many guests said the roadside location was convenient, but other than a couple of restaurants and stores, amenities nearby were a bit limited. Guests often had to travel about three miles into Carlsbad for a wider choice of shopping and dining options.

Minor maintenance issues reported

According to some critics, there was maintenance work to do in order to address occasionally noisy air-conditioning units and plumbing issues like slow-draining water in certain bathrooms.

Occasional cleanliness grumbles

There were some reports that the fridges and microwaves weren't always cleaned inside, stained linens and mold in certain bathrooms. Lingering smoky smells in some non-smoking rooms were also detected by some visitors.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 715 reviews across the web
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6.5 out of 10 based on 715 reviews