Tent Reviews

Jun 04, 2023
I'm sorry to have to say this.... but.... no running water in sink in the bathroom... grounds...... i picked up stuff lafr over from prior campers on my camp site.... would not consider taying there again.... have been to many different KOA's over the last few years that I would love to visit again.... this one.... not!
Jun 02, 2023
We were upset that the pool was out of commission but we really liked how the Tent City was set up and the other amenities were well worth the price.
Jun 01, 2023
We had a great time, and were happy to stay at the Carlsbad KOA. It was well kept and well managed. The only improvement I would suggest is that some weed spray be done to take care of all the Goat Head weeds. There were so many that we couldn't hardly take a step without getting goat heads in our shoes. All the KOA balls were flat because of it, and our air mattress went flat because of it
Jun 01, 2023
I have stayed at many KOAs, and this one left much to be desired in comparison to all the others. It was disappointing to see the pool and shop closed on a holiday weekend that is traditionally a peak camping time. My campsite had trash left from previous camper and severely broken picnic table. Restroom facilities were clean. I should've stayed at the state park instead for the price.
May 30, 2023
This was our first time staying at a KOA campground. We had an awesome time tent camping in the area with the electricity and water. The staff were very nice and helpful. The facility/restroom were very clean. The kitchen has some challenges, so we didn’t get to try the BBQ (no big deal). The overall experience was great! We will for sure visit again if we are in the area.
May 25, 2023
Great stay! Clean facilities and very quiet!
May 22, 2023
The "tent village" site 4 was dirty, full of cobwebs, weeds knee high. Shame on KOA for not preparing for it for our stay. When we asked that they at least weed wack it, they couldn't be bothered. Be aware the tent village is like an echo chamber. You'll hear everything amplified--Your neighbors will sound like they're in your tent with you. Beware Saturday night-party night! Not a peaceful stay.
May 09, 2023
Overall great - they were willing to move my dog and I to a tent spot that had some shade. I did notice a large amount of foxtails/grass awns in the dog play areas - would suggest a warning sign for pet owners (these can wreak havoc if they embed into the ears, mouth, nose, paws, long fur, etc).
May 01, 2023
Great location. Lots of activities for the family. Clean facilities friendly staff and even stopping by to see how things are going.
Apr 24, 2023
The stay was awesome can’t wait to go back for more then one day to enjoy it more :)
Apr 22, 2023
Great facilities! Modern and clean restrooms and kind staff make this location great!
Apr 22, 2023
Apr 18, 2023
The receptionist was friendly & helpful & we enjoyed the display out front. The store had a good variety of offerings, too. We didn't realize how close the other tenters would be under the pavilion, but were glad of the wind break! The dog parks were tidy & spacious. We liked the covered game and table area; it was still too windy to use our stove at our site. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Apr 17, 2023
What a great place to tent camp. Able to have a fire. The dog park is so nice to have to give our little dog a place off leash.
Apr 03, 2023
The team at Carlsbad HOA Holiday is fantastic. We have traveled to hang out there twice within a month from another state and would do it again if time allowed.
Mar 31, 2023
Your facility was a wonderful place for both our scouts and their families. Everything was just a short drive away. Thanks for the great hospitality. Scoutmaster Larry Nikolaus
Mar 30, 2023
No question this KOA is in a desert gem environment. What a retreat!
Mar 30, 2023
Carlsbad KOA has an amazing setup, even with a few unwelcome guests, and is run way better than expectations! The gift shop is also well appointed, and the facilities are clean as a whistle.
Mar 29, 2023
So quiet, with so many RVs. I am amazed! Your neighbors need to chill with their light tho
Mar 28, 2023
This was my second KOA stay and I was fairly disappointed. The camping area is not the greatest, no privacy at all, bench/table is in poor shape. In comparison to other KOA - Carlsbad KOA is more expensive with less amenities, no filtered water available, coffee and tea for purchase only, dirty showers. I would not stay again.
Mar 28, 2023
Stayed in a tent site. Clean campgrounds.
Mar 26, 2023
It is clean and well laid out, but the thing that really struck me was how quiet it was. A lot of campgrounds are right off the highway and trucks and traffic all night can keep you awake. This was very convenient, yet quiet.
Mar 25, 2023
Stayed in the tent village. Most nearby tent campers (separated by wooden fences) didn’t turn down the volume of their conversation, music, or singing, so you could hear everyone’s business. A crying baby kept us awake for two nights. Traffic sounds are consistent. Wish the WiFi reached the tent sites. WIND was destructive. A heads up about wind would have been appreciated. Great shower
Mar 25, 2023
Quiet stay, nice and helpful staff and overall great.
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
Mar 19, 2023
Friendly and accommodating staff.
Mar 18, 2023
Overall, we had a lovely time during our stay. Check-in/out was easy, we loved our tent site, the staff was very kind, and our kids loved the Gaga ball pit/playground. Great location to 3 parks! The only issues were the dirty bathrooms and the kitchen sink—both of which are important for tent campers. Both need a major deep clean. Showers were not touched for days (dirty razor left there, etc
Mar 18, 2023
Located a bit north of Carlsbad (which is a bit north of the Caverns), the KOA had nice tent sites, clean restrooms/ facilities, and a great sense of camaraderie among the guests. Would stay there again!
Mar 18, 2023
The site itself was nice but the restrooms were not being cleaned and stocked. They ran out of toilet paper and the sinks in the men's restroom didn't work. The person that helped us seemed very irritated when we first checked-in, not at us, but didn't give us a great impression.
Mar 17, 2023
We loved staying here!! It was such an enjoyable experience! The staff were super friendly all week! The bathroom and showers were always clean!! We would get text about the weather warning us of upcoming bad weather!! I would come back again!! Thankful for welcoming these spring breakers!!
Mar 17, 2023
The amenities and tent areas were perfect. Only negatives were the paper towel dispenser in the womens barely worked. It would be nice if the store had longer hours. For those who are out on adventure and don't get back till after 6 and leave before 10 we didn't get in the shop but once.
Mar 14, 2023
Extremely attentive staff and clean grounds. Thank you KOA Holiday Carlsbad
Mar 10, 2023
Great people, great showers, road noise at night, and spiney things in tent area. Lots of family games. Perhaps the best pick if visiting Carlsbad Cavern.
Mar 06, 2023
Incredible! As a solo female traveler the hosts were super kind and informative. Not to mention the vast majority of families staying here made me feel like I was staying in a safe established residential neighborhood. Safest stay I’ve ever experienced and I’ve stayed in my fair share of campgrounds. Would 100% stay here again.
Feb 20, 2023
Most challenging was the highway 285 noise - there is a fence between the campground and the highway, but it could be better to help isolate the noise. I stayed in spot TV6 (the hexagon pwr/water tent area) - I thought these spots were a nice idea, so do the doves - bird poop on all the table and any wood surface area. The ground was flat and worked well for a four person tent. Great showers.
Dec 05, 2022
Dee and Stormie went out of their way to accommodate our request for our services and location. Would definitely choose to stay at Carlsbad KOA again! Good location too.
Nov 28, 2022
Nov 26, 2022
We had a great time with family. So glad the rec room is available for us to use when the weather is not so great.
Nov 13, 2022
Nov 04, 2022
Despite being the only people in tent village we were given a site on the highway side with a view of a large electrical facility and the wifi didn’t work there either. Showers were not very clean.
Nov 03, 2022
Nice tent spot under the trees. The water was so hard it left minerals in my hair. Two of the three sink faucets were non functional. One of the two hand soap dispensers worked but it was out of soap. I suspect the minerals in the water have compromised the faucet lines and have clogged them. A ridiculously expensive fix.
Oct 16, 2022
Of all KOA experiences I’ve been since leaving Canada this campground is the worst experience. Badly maintain, dirty site, most of the time no WiFi access, pool closed, limited fiis supplies and more. If I were to evaluate KOA Campground based on my stay in Carslbad, I would never camp again at KOA.
Oct 14, 2022
Wish pool had been open. Great bathrooms.
Oct 10, 2022
bad stay 2 star max! would love to say more it is clear to me your network by only permitting a small space for comments does not care for my full report. I will say then in a small way this camp does not provide security. it allows parties until 3 am they are unhelpful and are only interested in collecting money
Sep 28, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Very clean, lovely pool area, nice landscape detail. Loved the tent village.
Sep 16, 2022
Bad part of town but really nice place
Sep 12, 2022
WONDERFUL amenities. We loved the rec room!! Bathroom was clean. Nice big showers. Wish there was a more obvious dish cleaning sink.
Sep 12, 2022
No issues. Facilities very nice. Communication from manager great.
May 29, 2023
Nice park . Didn't have much time to be social I was sick with allergies gone wild. No air conditioning in the laundry and got two different answers soooo…
- Sharon Maahs on Google
May 26, 2023
The bathrooms were clean, laundry was convenient, and the employees were friendly. We tented a tent spot with electricity and water. The location was right on the entrance. You could hear cars coming in and out all night. That was our only downfall. An area to do dishes will be a great addition. We will definitely be back.
- Aracelis Matias on Google
May 24, 2023
People are awesome, helpful, and just sweet! Beautiful place to camp!!! God bless yall!
- Annie Babineau on Google