This hotel is a good choice for exploring the parks. Seven miles out to the caverns and not far to Guadalupe. Besides being super convenient, the hotel is clean with a friendly staff. Our room on the second floor was very large with a cathedral ceiling that made it seem even larger. The king size bed was comfortable and passed the bed bug inspection. The sink was outside the bathroom and the counter took up the entire wall--lots of space for makeup and things. We would have given the place a four, had it not been for the bathroom. It was clean, but the tub was old and drained very slowly. I really hate that. The tub was fairly small also, so the shower curtain stuck to my butt--don't like that either. Small things to put up with, however, for the overall convenience--we made three trips out to the park.
Ate dinner at the Red Garter Saloon, which is a saloon in name only, as the entire town is dry. The food was good and lots of it. No complaints with the service, but we were there early (around 5 PM). As we were leaving, the place was filling up and the speed of service was slowing down. Eat early.
Drove back out to the park for the bat flight, but the show was cancelled due to lightning. One storm a year in SE New Mexico and we hit it!! In fact, there were predictions of a 2 inch rain overnight and the Rangers said if that happened the road to the park would flood and the park would be closed. Got up the next morning,checked the park gate--and it was OPEN. We were amoung the first at the park, got the first elevator down and shared the cave with only one other couple--GREAT. Another reason to stay in Whites City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rodeway Inn White's City, NM is under new ownership as of September 2009. The Rodeway Inn is the closest accommodations to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. We offer a complimentary breakfast to help you get a fresh start on your exploration of the Carlsbad Caverns. The Rodeway has newly remodeled bathrooms and wheelchair access. The Rodeway also partners with Walnut Canyon Water Park to allow visitors a special discount on admission. The Rodeway is also walking distance from: the Cactus Cafe, White's City Grocery, White's City Arcade, USPS Post Office, and White's City Gift Shop. Within only minutes of driving are notable hiking trails, park and recreation areas, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park Visitor's Center. We take pride in helping enhance your Carlsbad Caverns adventure! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodeway Hotel Whites City
- Walnut Hotel Whites City