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Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5
120 Esperanza circle, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $129 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (214 reviews)

"Ended up here due to issues at another hotel. So glad we did. Spacious, clean, and great staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Carlsbad
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5
2525 S Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $118 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (408 reviews)

"decent hotel and everything is as expected. As long as price is OK will book again"…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlsbad
Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
2.5 out of 5
3910 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $80 per night
3.4/5Good! (408 reviews)

"I like being able to park in front of my room and carry my bags in."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Carlsbad
US Travelers Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
2429 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad, NM
The price is $129 per night
3.4/5 (533 reviews)

"Had construction going on at the light so had to take detour to back side of hotel to get to the entrance. Other then that the property was great."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

US Travelers Inn & Suites
Motel 6 Carlsbad
2 out of 5
3824 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $50 per night
3.2/5 (152 reviews)

"Room was as described. Just fine.Staff were qccomadating and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Motel 6 Carlsbad
Super 8 by Wyndham Carlsbad
2 out of 5
3817 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $55 per night
2.9/5 (857 reviews)

"We needed a room for the night and it was exactly what we got. Staff was really nice and we slept great,"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Carlsbad
Parkview Motel
2 out of 5
401 E Greene St, Carlsbad, NM
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2.9/5 (21 reviews)
Good Night stay .

"It was good"…"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Parkview Motel
Rodeway Inn
2.5 out of 5
3820 National Park Highway, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $60 per night
2.7/5 (215 reviews)

"Was very happy with my stay. Needed to add another night and they accommodated me immediately"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Rodeway Inn
Econo Lodge
1.5 out of 5
3706 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $42 per night
2.6/5 (726 reviews)

"I was supposed to be given a no smoking room. The one I received reeked of tobacco. When I asked for another room, I received one and was told the first one was actually a no smoking room. The next room also smelled of tobacco, but not as badly. I just decided to let it ride. Generally, just a vey ..."…"

Reviewed on May 9, 2020

Econo Lodge
Carlsbad Inn New Mexico
2 out of 5
2019 S Canal St., Carlsbad, NM
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The price is $49 per night
2.5/5 (258 reviews)

"We appreciated the size of the room with the extra seating area and the privacy of the bathroom area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Carlsbad Inn New Mexico
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Cheap Hotels in Carlsbad

Carlsbad offers a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Lamont Street Park, and Riverwalk Recreation Center.

If you're searching for affordable lodging choices in Carlsbad, the 11 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Rodeway Inn Whites City - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlsbad - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its comfortable beds and helpful staff. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Super 8 by Wyndham Carlsbad - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and helpful staff.

Carlsbad Inn New Mexico - 2-star motel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

Planning Your Trip to Carlsbad

Still picking your trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can maximize your time.

  • Hottest months: June, July, August, and May, with an average temperature of 94°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Rainiest months: September, July, August, and June, with an average rainfall of 1.87 inches
  • Driest months: January, March, February, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.54 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Carlsbad

Carlsbad is known for its zoo and hiking trails, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then make time for sights and activities that cost very little. Check out the area's cultural spots like Carlsbad Museum & Art Center and Artesia Historical Museum, or get outdoors at Lamont Street Park.

Carlsbad is also notable for its:
  • Parks
  • Riverfront
  • Mountain views
  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • Museums

Getting Around Carlsbad

The closest airport is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) away from the city center in Carlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal). Carlsbad might not have very many public transit options to choose from so renting a car could be an economical alternative to see the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Carlsbad like for travelers on a budget?
Carlsbad offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Carlsbad Caverns National Park, this destination is home to Sitting Bull Falls and Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Carlsbad?
Based on reviews, Carlsbad Inn New Mexico is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Motel 6 Carlsbad, NM and Super 8 by Wyndham Carlsbad.
What's the seasonal weather like in Carlsbad?
The hottest months are usually June and July with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 46°F. Average annual rainfall for Carlsbad is 13 inches.
What is there to see and do in Carlsbad?
Carlsbad is known for its zoo and hiking trails, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with sights that are easy on the wallet. Take in the local culture at Carlsbad Museum & Art Center and Artesia Historical Museum, or enjoy the area’s natural beauty at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
What's the best way to get around Carlsbad?
The most convenient airport is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the center in Carlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal). Carlsbad might not have many public transit options so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to see the area.

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