We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Motel 6 Carlsbad

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Motel 6 Carlsbad
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 173: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fresh paint in first room so strong it made me high. the second room had a very musty musty smell. the smell was so strong that I slept with the door open with a 30-30 next to me. I figured if I changed rooms again it would be the same crap

Thank billyseward
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed this past weekend - a holiday weekend - and was able to make a reservation three days in advance. I've noted that rates have dropped about 30-40% since the heyday of the most recent oil boom when you couldn't find a room in town. Rooms have been redone using the "new" Motel 6 decor, including flat-screen TVs. The beds... More 

Thank Chrustay
Marysville, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I stayed at this Motel 6 twice, once in April 2016 and again in May 2016. It is within 30 min of Carlsbad Caverns and 1 hour to the Guadalupe Mountains, which were the reasons for my 2 stays. The rooms have free wifi that worked fine, a fridge, microwave and tv. The second time I stayed here the room... More 

Thank Katie S
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The room was way too small, the sheets were stained, and there was a funky smell in the room. We turned on the air conditioner to see if that would help but it just made it worse. We left immediately and the manager was pretty nice about it. Didn't have a problem with getting a refund.

Thank Claudia N

Travelers are raving about these Carlsbad hotels

Whitehouse, Texas
Level Contributor
250 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This motel is clean and comfortable. We were on a 2 week family vacation and were on a tight budget. This motel suited us very well. The staff was friendly; the room clean; the bed comfortable; and the pool was enjoyable. The rooms are small, but you get what you pay for. All we needed was a place to spend... More 

1 Thank aspenbc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I'll start positive... The bed was big and comfortable. We got the king room. There was a flat screen There was a microwave and fridge The ac blew very cold air The pool was a comfortable temperature Negatives... The room smelled like mold... I'm talking moldy towel scrunched up for days in a hot car The ac blew moldy smelling... More 

1 Thank Deftonerapril
Newcastle, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Would not stay here again! The room with two queen beds was so small one bed was against the wall and there was less than 18 inches between beds and the far side was about 9 inches from wall. Appeared to be clean but the floor had buckled in front of refrigerator although this motel is one that has been"remodeled".... More 

Thank M999999
6Team, Experience Team Member at Motel 6 Carlsbad, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Please know that the heater, ice bucket and desk chair condition you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards for quality and we apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due to the bed... More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Clean, comfy, bright rooms with simple, colorful furniture. On-site laundry was extremely helpful, as was the multitude of brochures at the front. Not bad for the price all around. Would stay again, short-term.

Thank Mina P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The plumbing in the bathroom needed to be fixed, as it was sticking out of the walls. The owner should have had a real plumber install the bath tube fixtures. There was never any hot water in the bathroom sink our entire stay. There was no hot water to shower with in the evening. I mopped spilled water up with... More 

Thank Sue Kelley V
Hillsboro, Oregon
Level Contributor
285 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This location is on the main drag but a short drive from everything. The rooms were updated and clean and there were many people in the pool. The front building I believe was remodeled. One of our group was in the back building. His room was not and wasn't as good as those upfront. I plan all our trips and... More 

Thank EvaLady
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (17)
Bathroom (3)
Room/Suite (2)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (6)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Carlsbad
5.2 mi away
Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
#1 of 22 in Carlsbad
4.5 of 5 stars 149 reviews
1.5 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad
0.3 mi away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Carlsbad
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Candlewood Suites Carlsbad South Hotel
2.5 mi away
TownePlace Suites Carlsbad
TownePlace Suites Carlsbad
#4 of 22 in Carlsbad
4.5 of 5 stars 56 reviews
16.2 mi away
Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
#1 of 3 in Whites City
3.5 of 5 stars 315 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Motel 6 Carlsbad

Address: 3824 National Parks Hwy, US Hwy 62/180, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5951
Location: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Price Range: $55 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Motel 6 Carlsbad reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Motel 6 Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
Motel Six Carlsbad
Carlsbad Motel 6
Carlsbad Motel Six
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay