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Carlsbad KOA

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2 Manthei Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Kissimmee, Florida
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to the Carlsbad area in what I would consider "off season", January on our way Westward. About the only decent place to stay in a large RV was the KOA. It is located out in the middle of nowhere, about 12-15 miles North of Carlsbad. Unfortunately, KOA's don't seem to have an Off season and In Season rate.... More 

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Safford, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Very nice staff! They are helpful and always willing to answer any questions. We are new to full time RVing and have really enjoyed our time at Carlsbad KOA. The park is clean! They have a very nice laundry facility. The spaces are very roomy, have a picnic table, and a fire pit. They have a dog run, play ground,... More 

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We love being able to offer so many amenities for our guests to enjoy. We hope to see you again sometime! More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Booked for 2 nights this upcoming week. Unfortunately, a major blizzard is expected in the area and we cannot safely get to the area,. Called to cancel the reservation and they initially did not want to refund any amount, but then agreed to refund one night. Still will not refund the other $120.00 for the first night. Do not book... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I stayed here for three nights at the tent campground without hookups. The campground area was very well maintained, clean. The ground was soft, would soak up rain water, and held stakes well. However, contrary to the website, the grounds are not all covered with grass. There is car parking right next to the tent sites. There are trees, a... More 

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review, we really appreciate the advice and insight for other potential guests! We're glad you had a great stay with us and enjoyed all of our amenities. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Brigham City, Utah
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Arrival was very pleasant with a welcoming staff, attractive store, and large entertainment room. We were escorted to our site; very nice. The site was large and held both our vehicles with the RV. However, there is nothing but gravel roads. After 2 days our RV and both vehicles were filthy in road dust. We were told we could not... More 

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our campground is located in the middle of a very dry area of New Mexico, leading to the dust that you took issue with during your stay. As much as we might like to avoid this situation, we cannot control the climate that surrounds our park. We have passed... More 

West Linn, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

While the facility is decent and the staff very nice, the KOA is close to nothing in the Carlsbad area. We had to make two round trips to the Cavarns and it was 200 miles total. The will deliver food to your site, but no other restaurants are close.

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please accept our apologies that you were not completely satisfied with our location in Carlsbad. While we are a farther drive than hotels located in the downtown area, many of our guests enjoy the peace and quiet that comes as a result. We do our best to communicate our... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly management. Very clean bathrooms. Beautiful grounds. Convenience store with everything you need. I would definitely come back if I were in the area. I stayed in a tent. There is a picnic table, light, outlet, covered area, and water faucet at each tent location.

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Thank ChrisCgeo
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We appreciate our tent campers, for sure! We're so glad you enjoyed all of the amenities that we offer - even in the tent sites! Thank you so much for your kind review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great location 15 to 20 minutes north of Carlsbad. Remote and quiet yet convenient to highway. Open area with few trees, but large sites with grass and very peaceful setting. Restrooms very clean. Staff very friendly, performing constant maintanience and checking on things. When traveling in that area we would stay there again.

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CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful stay with us! We do our best to make sure our guests are happy and relaxed. Thank you for your kind words! More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This review is based on staying at the Carlsbad KOA in our motorhome, but the park also has tent sites and cabins. The park is easy to locate and convenient to the highway. The park is big rig friendly- easy to get in and out of with nice wide streets and many pull through sites. Roads and sites are gravel... More 

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Thank jacksup1212
CamperSupport, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us while staying in your motorhome! We do our best to make sure that the grounds are perfect for all of our types of campers; tent, motorhome, and cabins! Thank you so much for your kind review, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The KOA is very clean but its primarily a RV campground with a few cabins and tent spots. Its also seems to be like 30 minutes away from everything including Carlsbad. But all and all I enjoyed using a cabin over renting a hotel room.

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Carlsbad KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed staying in one of our cabins and were able to enjoy the surrounding area. We are a short distance from downtown Carlsbad but many of our guests tell us the peace and quiet is worth it. We do hope you... More 

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