My husband and I visited Carlsbad caverns on a Saturday and had an absolutely fabulous time! Seriously, it is a must see for anyone within a few hundred miles. I even think it's worth flying to. Anyways, we planned on driving the 170 miles back to our home in El Paso but our car broke down literally on the state line between NM and TX. After dealing with getting towed back to Carlsbad (Thank goodness for AAA) we then needed to find a place to stay. It was passed midnight by this point and after calling every hotel in the area this Super 8 was the only one available (other than the Hampton Inn which was double the price on the Super 8). We walked 2 miles in some crazy pouring rain with all our bags. I'm sure we looked like some crazy homeless couple but even though we were soaked and haggard, the woman behind the counter was incredibly nice and made check in a breeze. The military discount helped bring their Saturday price down to $79.99 plus tax. I definitely have to say that it was definitely over priced. I'm sure this has to do with being so close to the caverns and it being a Saturday, but the room really should have been closer to the $50 - $60/night range. The room was clean, but definitely didn't have that "just cleaned" smell. We had a working mini-fridge as well as a functional microwave. The TV was large, new, and even swiveled. The bed was not as comfortable as I am used to in hotels but it sufficed. I was surprised that there were only two pillows and they were pretty flat. The windows did open which was a definite plus in my book. There was a lazy-boy type chair in the corner that seemed very out of place and I didn't dare sit in it. It didn't seem so clean. Considering we were desperate and just really needed a place to stay, this served it's purpose but all in all, I definitely would not stay here again.
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- Super Eight Carlsbad
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