When you’re looking at Carlsbad, NM motels or hotels in Carlsbad, NM, you may wonder how close the hotels are to Carlsbad Caverns. If you’re like most people, the Caverns are your reason for visiting this area of New Mexico in the first place. The truth is that the size of the National Park and its remoteness mean that most hotels are going to be a short drive away. However, you can get a great hotel room and spend just a few minutes in the car in the morning on your way to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Here are some of the hotels that are nearby to the Caverns.