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Caverns Motel of Carlsbad

844 S. Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 (Formerly Driftwood Motel)
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Caverns Motel of Carlsbad
Ranked #12 of 15 hotels in Carlsbad
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont sleep there. You'll regret it. Its a mess. Very very dirty, stinky. You would rather sleep under the next bridge. I still feel kind of nasty After just one horrible night. Find something somewhere else or sleep in the car. And when you wanna Check out there early at 7, there is Not even somebody at the Counter.

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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We only stopped here because we'd been driving all day, it was hot, we were tired and hungry. It was overpriced (almost twice the cost of a comparable place we stayed in Gallup) and exceptionally low standard. The table in the room was wobbly and the seat had an iron shape burned into it. The pillows were so horribly stained... More

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33 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Cheapest motel in Carlsbad. Parking for a truck & trailer on the side street in front of the dumpster if you get there early. Use a coupon from Hotel Coupons free at rest areas to get a single for $49.99 seven nights a week. Comparable to Motel 6 w/ free wifi - laundry - comfortable bed - clean room -... More

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place was alright. I stayed there because I was working in the area. Cheapest place for miles and they offered a weekly rate. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were good. There is a nice 40 inch television with cable. Wi-Fi is available although I didn't use it during my stay. Room also has decent sized refrigerator and... More

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Victoria, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Very dirty bathroom! Outside area had trash piled up everywhere, lots of flies. The beds were very hard and pillows were very flat. It was a good price however and the staff was very pleasant. I probably wouldn't stay here again though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

One of the best Internet I used ever in any motel or hotel.and nice to have 5 resturant next door.good help from manager and staff are friendly.i stay like 3 days to see a caverns of Carlsbad and its hot and they never turn of you air and when you come your room are cool and clean . I come... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had a job in Carlsbad, NM. We read many reviews and priced many hotels. We decided on the Cavern Motel although reviews here were mainly negative. After staying at the said hotel for many months, I not only found the conditions to be very acceptable, but the manager of the hotel helped us with anything we needed. All of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

The cleaning standard for the housekeeping staff at this Motel 6 is very poor. It seemed like the same family was living in the room close to the office. I tried two different rooms both of them had the same problem. Dirt on the floor and the linin was not clean. The hotel staff did not seem to care because... More

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Athens, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

1) internet did not work 2) very disagreeable front desk personnel 3) dirty Our mistake was that we chose this motel over several other motels in the area to save $10. We're not picky when it comes to choosing a cheap motel--we would preferably like hot water, a clean bed, and, in this day and age, internet. After a long... More

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North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This motel is in the same class as Motel 6. Traveling alone, I sometimes choose this option for price. But, I always wear flip-flops, sleep only with sheets (which were clean) or in my own sleeping bag. Ask to see the room before signing up.

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Address: 844 S. Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 (Formerly Driftwood Motel)
Location: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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Caverns Hotel Carlsbad

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