Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns, photo by Wingchi
Carlsbad Caverns (photo by Wingchi)
 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located near Carlsbad, in southeastern New Mexico near the border with Texas.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, especially known for its “Big Cave” and its Big Room – among the largest natural underground chambers in the world.

An unusual feature of Carlsbad Caverns is that it is located atop a field of natural gas and oil, resulting in the formation calcium sulfate (gypsum) and extremely ornate and massive cave structures.

The main cavern is one of over 80 caves within the park. There are several accessible “wild caves” surrounding the main area that can be visited.  Cooler months are better for exploring the entire region.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
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Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Fairfield Inn and Suites Carlsbad

This hotel features spacious rooms with a 37-inch flat-screen TV and serves a daily buffet breakfast. It is 2 miles from downtown Carlsbad, New Mexico and Old Pecos Art Gallery. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$139 - $189

 
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Great Western Inn & Suites

Featuring a large indoor pool, this Carlsbad hotel also offers a daily continental breakfast. Rooms feature cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The Carlsbad Caverns are 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Average score from 354 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$66 - $75

 
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Motel 6 Carlsbad

Located 3.5 miles from downtown Carlsbad, the Motel 6 features rooms with free Wi-Fi and refrigerators. Motel 6 Carlsbad has an outdoor pool and free parking. Average score from 328 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$60 - $66

 
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Rodeway Inn Carlsbad

Located 8.8 km away from Lake Carlsbad, this motel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Free parking for all size vehicles including trucks is offered to guests. A cable TV is provided in each room at Continental Inn. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 5.9/10.

$60

 
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Carlsbad Inn

Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, this motel is 5 minutes' drive from the town centre of Carlsbad. Free Wi-Fi is offered in all guest rooms. Free guest parking is available. A flat-screen TV is provided in each room at Carlsbad Inn. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 6.1/10.

$60

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Offering an indoor pool and a fitness centre, Sleep Inn & Suites Carlsbad is 15 minutes’ drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 249 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$129

 
$1298.8
Candlewood Suites Carlsbad

Candlewood Suites Carlsbad

Candlewood Suites Carlsbad offers accommodation in Carlsbad. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Candlewood Suites Carlsbad features free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 354 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$139

$1398.5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad

La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad is located in the former Sunan Airport. Free WiFi access is available. Each room at La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad provides a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Average score from 62 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$149

 
$1498.5
Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad

This hotel is located in downtown Carlsbad near Pecos River and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Hampton Inn serves a daily buffet breakfast featuring make-your-own waffles. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$132 - $9999

 
$1328.4
Fairfield Inn and Suites Carlsbad

Fairfield Inn and Suites Carlsbad

This hotel features spacious rooms with a 37-inch flat-screen TV and serves a daily buffet breakfast. It is 2 miles from downtown Carlsbad, New Mexico and Old Pecos Art Gallery. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$139 - $189

 
$1398.4
Days Inn Carlsbad

Days Inn Carlsbad

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Days Inn Carlsbad offers pet-friendly accommodation in Carlsbad. A TV is featured. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 196 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$84

 
$848.0
Motel 6 Carlsbad

Motel 6 Carlsbad

Located 3.5 miles from downtown Carlsbad, the Motel 6 features rooms with free Wi-Fi and refrigerators. Motel 6 Carlsbad has an outdoor pool and free parking. Average score from 328 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$60 - $66

 
$606.7
Great Western Inn & Suites

Great Western Inn & Suites

Featuring a large indoor pool, this Carlsbad hotel also offers a daily continental breakfast. Rooms feature cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The Carlsbad Caverns are 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Average score from 354 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$66 - $75

 
$666.5
Super 8 Carlsbad NM

Super 8 Carlsbad NM

Located in Carlsbad, New Mexico, this hotel is near the Pecos Riverwalk which features local shops. The hotel offers rooms equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. Each guest room at Super 8 Carlsbad has free Wi-Fi and cable TV with HBO. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

$64 - $95

 
$646.3
Econo Lodge Carlsbad

Econo Lodge Carlsbad

This motel is 3 miles from the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. It offers a restaurant and bar and a 24-hour reception. Free WiFi is included in all rooms. A cable TV with film channels is featured in all guest rooms at Econo Lodge. Average score from 139 guest reviews: 6.2/10.

$55 - $90

 
$556.2
Carlsbad Inn

Carlsbad Inn

Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, this motel is 5 minutes' drive from the town centre of Carlsbad. Free Wi-Fi is offered in all guest rooms. Free guest parking is available. A flat-screen TV is provided in each room at Carlsbad Inn. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 6.1/10.

$60

 
$606.1
Rodeway Inn Carlsbad

Rodeway Inn Carlsbad

Located 8.8 km away from Lake Carlsbad, this motel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Free parking for all size vehicles including trucks is offered to guests. A cable TV is provided in each room at Continental Inn. Average score from 126 guest reviews: 5.9/10.

$60

 
$605.9

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Caves
The prevalence of limestone, along with fractures along massive joints, results in the unusual combination of very large cave passages and extremely ornate formations.
Other Interests:
Natural
Deserts
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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