In the heart of New Mexico, the sprawling Carlsbad Caverns are home to bat caves waiting to be explored by intrepid visitors. But you don’t have to be so adventurous to stay at the nearby hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.
When traveling to New Mexico, a stop to explore the Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a must. With 117 known caves to navigate, it’s the bat dwellings that really inspire: at sunset each summer evening, a cloud of Brazilian bats takes flight, emerging in search of food. Book your visit in advance, and take in the ranger’s pre-flight talk. There’s an array of big-name and boutique hotels to stay in during your trip – here are the best.
The Trinity Hotel building dates back to 1892, beginning life as the First National Bank. By 2007 it was in desperate need of repair, leading three partners to buy and fully renovate it to house Carlsbad’s finest dining location. Nine luxurious suites were added to make this brilliant boutique hotel, which oozes character. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (except on Sundays), the Trinity’s menus cover classics such as green chili cheeseburgers and specialty Italian-American dishes – try the unmissable chicken parmigiana.