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Continental Inn

3820 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Ranked #9 of 15 hotels in Carlsbad
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wish I had read the reviews before checking in. First the good, it was clean and did not stink. The bad: The AC was noisier than normal. The bathtub did not drain. The toilet was small and loose. The light switch in the bathroom was broken. A light bulb in the bathroom was missing. A light fixture was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

When I checked in I went to take a look at the room. It smelled like it had just been cleaned, but the smell didn't stay when I left the room door open to get my things. AC worked very good, staff was ok. Not super friendly, but I wouldn't say they are unfriendly either. Down to business and I... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Like other reviewers, don't let the outside fool you. We have a king bed, no smoking. $58. per night. Brand new: carpet, furniture, beds, tile in bathroom. New bath sinks, shower, paint. Totally new inside the room. Yes it is small, but for one or two people, perfect. In room coffee, microwave, frig, flat screen TV, computer desk, great WiFi.... More

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Santa Monica
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Needed a place to stay near the caverns and thought since it was winter, it would be easy to find a place without a reservation. We got into town and tried 6 places and all were booked. We got to the end of the strip and saw the Continental. It looked like a dump but there was a "Vacancy" sign... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had to get a room because it was late at night and I was tired from a long day of driving. There were no rooms available at other places I stopped so took the one open here. What a mistake!!! There were what appeared to be blood stains on the linens on one of the beds. The trash can... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

When we first got in to the room there was a smell so thinking if we turn on the AC it might clear the room smell did not go away. There was loud yelling from other rooms all night. The wifi was fast, it had a micro fridge and a micro we did not use the micro. The toilet was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Had to get a room because if storms. This place is a dump and the staff are rude. Toilet wouldn't flush & wifi was spotty at best. Check out is at 11, but no one opened the lame pool until after 10am. Sign says it opens at 9. They told me coffee & donuts for breakfast but it was watered... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The wifi & the fridge did not work. When we told the person in the office about this the next morning, we received a defensive and unfriendly response, blaming us for the problems, and refusing any compensation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is an older hotel, and the lady in the office says that she has been working there for 9 years but doesn't really like it (she didn't have to tell me that). Although the wallpaper is peeling in places, and the bathrooms very much need updating, the place was clean, and it is the cheapest place to stay in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Fake drawers- that's right no drawers to store your clothes! Broken shower head and drain. The room stinks, and service has not been that very good. I would understand if I was paying about $20 less. Old keys are still used and it is difficult to get back into my room every time. The hot and cold knobs on sink... More

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Address: 3820 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Location: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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