"Hotel is right at the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. There is a decent Mexican restaurant within walking distance, and a gas station across the street. ... " More

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Hotel Description

Motel perfectly located for exploring Carlsbad

Heart of Carlsbad

At this Carlsbad motel, you'll be within 12 miles (20 km) of Carlsbad Caverns National Park and 25 miles (40 km) of Carlsbad Museum & Art Center. Riverwalk Recreation Center and Lamont Street Park are also within 25 miles (40 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. An outdoor pool is also provided.

Free WiFi, cable TV

In addition to TVs with cable channels, the 62 guestrooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rodeway Inn Whites City ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rodeway Inn Whites City

Everyone (6) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The Rodeway Inn at White's City was a perfect resting place after spending a day at Carlsbad Cavern. The small waterpark was a great surprise for the kiddos and they played a long time at the water park, allowing us parents some downtime.

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Jul 27, 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenient to Carlsbad Caverns

Pros: Location, and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: Could be updated some time.
Location: See experience.
Hotel is right at the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. There is a decent Mexican restaurant within walking distance, and a gas station across the street. Room was dated, but was clean and comfortable enough. Large pool.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great for the Price

Pros: Location & Price
Cons: Breakfast
With hotel costs in Carlsbad so high, we chose to stay at this hotel; it was worth the price: basic room clean and staff friendly. Beds Comfortable and right down the way from Carlsbad Caverns.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

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3 out of 5

Better inside than outside

Pros: The location
Cons: The outside appearance and the reception area.
Stayed there on our way to the Guadalupe National Park and a visit of the caverns. From the outside and the appearance of the "lobby", the place looks pretty much run down, however the room was a nice surprise. It was clean an comfortable, and really it had all we needed. No luxury, but good for a night.

Posted by , from Houston on Nov 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Closest hotel/motel to Carlsbad Caverns. Only one

Pros: Closest to Caverns
Cons: Overall appearance.
Location: Check with hotel staff.
Nice experience. Area was nice. Drive to caverns was curvy and very nice and pleasing to the eye.

Posted by , from Lubbock, Texas on Oct 5, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to Carlsbad Caverns

Pros: Thee room was very large and nice and quiet.
Cons: There were bat noises at night and this was not mentioned.
Location: Carlsbad Caverns, zoo, hiking, swimming in the pool.
The only downside was hearing bats at night. Breakfast was provided and was more than advertised. What a nice surprise. The rooms are huge and clean. The hotel was very quiet and also offered a swimming pool with waterslides.

Posted by , from Mukilteo, WA on Aug 31, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good location for visiting Carlsbad Caverns

Pros: Location and cleanliness.
Cons: Either improve the breakfast or do away with it.
Location: Location was great for our purpose. There did not seem to much else nearby to occupy oneself.
If you're planning a visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, this location is excellent. It is very near the caverns, Our room was clean and comfortable. It was also very quiet. The hotel staff were friendly enough but they could have been a little more cheerful.. The complimentary breakfast was sparse. I chose not to participate, There is a market nearby where food can be purchased. It was an okay experience and were I going back to the park, I would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from Ohio on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Worth the convenience!

This hotel, while somewhat dated, was clean and comfortable.  The fact that it is so close to Carlsbad Caverns was a bonus, especially after a long day driving to get there.

Posted by , from Whites City, NM on Oct 8, 2013

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3 out of 5

very basic, but close to the caverns

came to carlsbad caverns on a whim, sat. June 8,2013 went to the bat flight, stopped in at the hotel aprox. 9pm, didn't want to drive another half hour in the opposite direction to town of Carlsbad, we got the last room. clerk was pleasant and helpful. Room was spacious, relatively clean, working A/C,( when the power was working), lg. bathroom in good working order, nice new microwave & 2 door frig / freezer. Pool was clean and stayed open late. However the stairs going up to the room were in need of repair asap, the carpet was torn and loose with large holes, which were easily tripped on, I alerted the front desk and was told they were in the process of "fixing things up", I hope they put the stairs on the top of their list. before a bad fall occurs. beds were a bit hard, decor is very outdated with mismatched furniture, and drapes falling off the rod. NOTE *** there is No PLACE TO BUY FOOD IN WHITE'S CITY AFTER 9PM !!! not even the gas sta. Thank God we had a few snacks with us. Cont. breakfast in the lobby was coffee,milk, O.J. and cookies. I would probably stay here again, because it is so to the national park, but come prepared with my own food to make in the micro.etc. and maybe a sleeping bag to throw on the bed for some extra padding.

Posted by , from Big Bear Lake, CA on Sep 14, 2013

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1 out of 5

Save your money. Sleep in your car.

Cons: Poor breakfast, the place is a dump, most employees were indifferent, still waiting to receive saturday's dinner, restaurant service was nonexistent
My previous review didn't make it somehow. This place is a dump. As previous reviewers have said on other sites, hotel personnel have been claiming for yeasr that the place is under new management. I got the same story this weekend when I was there. We would have been better off with the 10 of us sleeping in the van. On a scale of 1-10, I would be really stretching it to say it was a minus 20! Stay in Carlsbad proper. You would be better off.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

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Property Features

Rodeway Inn Whites City offers its guests a waterslide and an outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free breakfast is served. Self parking is free.

  • 62 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Carlsbad, NM (CNM-Cavern City Air Terminal) (23.9 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rodeway Inn Whites City offers 62 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. This Carlsbad motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a waterslide and an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rodeway Inn Motel Whites City
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  • Rodeway Hotel Whites City
  • Walnut Hotel Whites City
  • Rodeway Inn Whites City Motel

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).