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“Indian Food Aroma Permeated our Stay”
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Super 8 Carlsbad
Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Carlsbad
Tucson, AZ
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36 reviews
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“Indian Food Aroma Permeated our Stay”
Reviewed May 29, 2006

The moment I entered the lobby, I was overcome by a strong wave of Indian food smell, heavy on the curry. I momentarily considered not registering, but it was past the time when I could cancel without paying. Besides I figured it would be an overreaction. The small had to be confined to the lobby, right?

Upon getting back in the car to drive to the rear of the hotel, my wife, who had been waiting in the car, commented that I smelled like an Indian food restaurant! When we entered the back stairway of the hotel we encountered another wave of curry aroma. Surprisingly, it dissipated only slightly on the climb to the third floor. Fortunately, it did not penetrate into our room, except for what we brought in on our clothes.

The room was average and dated with popcorn ceilings. The TV and remote were not programmed to all the available channels so we had to manually punch channel numbers into the remote to get some channels. The coffee maker was in the bathroom and took up most of what little counter space there was.

The breakfast was a big disappointment. We were pleasantly surprised that the curry odor has mostly dissipated by morning since the breakfast room was almost directly over the lobby. However, the breakfast room was about 85 degrees and the manager was just beginning to set out breakfast at the 630 am start time. To escape the hot room, we ventured out the back steps to the pool. The neglected courtyard was in need of some TLC and was not very inviting, but the pool appeared clean. Allowing 10 minutes for the coffee to brew, we returned to the breakfast room, but decided not to stay for breakfast because the temperature was still uncomfortably warm. We also decided to cancel our plans to stay another night and instead chose the Days Inn across the street, which turned out to be considerably better.

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Reviewed April 22, 2005

No clocks in the room, bathrooms not clean, pool area looks like it hasn't been used in months. They had to unlock the gate for us to sit by the pool. It hadn't been cleaned anytime lately. Coffee pot, but no coffee. Wouldn't recommend staying here. Carlsbad Caverns were great.

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Have stayed here numerous times. Great rates on rooms, and rooms are a nice size and have microwaves and refriderators. I will stay there again!

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Property: Super 8 Carlsbad
Address: 3817 National Parks Hwy, Route 62/180 South, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5952
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Carlsbad
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 22 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Carlsbad 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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