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“Not impressive - wasn't terrible but wasn't great. Just a room.” 3 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Carlsbad
3824 National Parks Hwy, US Hwy 62/180, Carlsbad, NM 88220   |  
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Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Carlsbad
Albuquerque
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“Not impressive - wasn't terrible but wasn't great. Just a room.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is about the most plain Jane room I've ever stayed in.

The gal checking me in was a bit gruff.. but not great. Not really friendly but not really mean either... just plain Jane.

The room did not have any frills.. .but the television and Internet worked. The bathroom light didn't work... but there was a light just outside the bathroom and I was alone... no biggie. The towel rack shelf was hung crooked, which I thought was interesting but no biggie.

If you expect a pleasant stay.... don't come here. It you need a flat place to lay down, this is your place. Don't expect much though.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

if you get a non smoking room, and you turn off the lights in the bathroom, you stay in a smoking room--because the ac is also on. They know the problem in the office, but they ignore it and react very unfriendly. all other is ok

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

If you're traveling and just want a place to sleep then this is good enough. Checkin was smooth and fast. Rooms were ok; just nothing fancy. Place was packed but it was very peaceful. I wouldn't have and reservations about staying again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Reasonable rates, clean, good place for a cheap stay in Carlsbad. With most of the places to stay in Carlsbad running $100 or better a night. The motel 6 was a good value at $60 a night. There is really nothing special about this motel 6 but if you would like an downstairs room where you can park right outside your door mention that is your preference when booking the room. This is a plus for people traveling on motorcycle where they can leave their bike just outside thier door.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SAN ANTONIO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Traveling through Carlsbad, we needed a "pet friendly" hotel. The extent of this place being "pet friendly" is that they allow pets at all. There are NO grassy areas for walking dogs (hope your dog likes rocks and broken glass). The room was barely adequate, the bed was uncomfortable, the tub was dirty, the heat/ac unit was load (but not as load as the mini-fridge, which we had to unplug), and I wouldn't trust the microwave that had obviously hit the floor more than once. I actually ended up going to buy a cheap coffee maker for use in the room so at least I could have hot coffee, especially since there is no breakfast provided and a useless microwave. The road noise and noise from the go-cart place next door were hard to ignore. The "computer desk" was a joke, since the only electrical plugs at the desk were already in use for the microwave and mini-fridge. Due to physical disabilities, requested ground floor room, but none were available at that time. Since we had pre-booked the room for trips to and from Albuquerque, I asked them if they could at least put us in a downstairs room on return trip. I was assured that they would. Unfortunately, when we did come back for the return trip home, we ended up in the exact same room (upstairs, noisy mini-fridge, damaged microwave and all).
Although we will go through Carlsbad in the future, and will need a place to stay, we will NOT come back to this motel. We have stayed in much nicer hotels and motels for less money. Granted, not many "pet friendly" places in Carlsbad, but next time we will pay the extra for a better place to stay, OR we will simply travel farther to find better options.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

You get what you pay for. My Fiance and I stopped here because it was cheaper than those $200 night hotels down the road. Paying only $60 for a room is exactly what we were looking for. It is also pet friendly which is a plus. There is a flat screen tv with full cable channels. That is about the extent of the pros for this motel. The doors are hard to open because the office said they recently painted and they stick sometimes. I felt like I was breaking into the room just to get inside. The room itself is small but manageable. The bed is so hard that you couldn't tell the difference if you were laying on the floor. Just had an uneasy feeling all night because car alarms kept going off and dogs kept barking. I would not stay here another night.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

First room had a filthy floor and jewelry remnants from previous guest. The kicker was the beds were missing sheets and those that were on of the one beds was obviously used. I asked for another room and was given a key to check out a "clean" room. I am not sure what clean is to the housekeeping staff but the nightstand between the beds had a few cigarettes ashes flicked all over it...all I could think is that if they miss this...what do they actually clean? Would have changed hotels by then except Carlsbad is full of transient energy workers and even this hotel was booked. Third room was acceptable and had a quiet night. Front desk staff was helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3824 National Parks Hwy, US Hwy 62/180, Carlsbad, NM 88220
Location: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Motel 6 Carlsbad is located in the beautiful state of New Mexico near a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment. This Motel 6 features an outdoor pool and a business center. Free WiFi is available in all of our modern rooms! ... more   less 
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