I visited Carlsbad Caverns with a friend early in Jan 2013, and we were planning an overnight stay there. After reading the earlier reviews, we were apprehensive about staying here.
I checked the prices online, and found that with a military discount, our room (2 queens) would cost us about $70.00. I didn't want to make the drive into Carlsbad after being on the road all day, and this was a reasonable price, so we made the reservation.
After reading about renovations in the reviews below, I assume they are now complete, and we were very please with our room. The shower/tub was VERY clean, spotless like brand new. There was no mildew in the edges. The heater was quiet, and beds were comfy.
The only negative I can think of was the location of extra electrical outlets; there were none on the wall by the beds, and they all turn off/on with the light switch. Even the alarm clock was positioned on the other side of the room. (Big deal, right?) Wi-fi was pretty fast, but you might want to bring an extension cord if you like to surf the net in bed.
We had a fridge and microwave in the room, both were clean and functional. The location was right up the street from a good restaurant (I'll also leave a review there) that serves dinner and breakfast. Less than 15 minutes to the Caverns, walking distance to a decent restaurant, friendly staff, parking right in front of our room. We passed on the very fatty muffins for breakfast, but appreciated the OJ.
After an exhausting day exploring the Caverns, this was a nice place to relax, take a nap and then head back up for photographing the night sky. I'd stay here again and recommend the Rodeway Inn without a doubt.
- 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