Area Information

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Artesia is located in southeast New Mexico midway between Roswell and Carlsbad on state highway 285. From its rich history to its current status as a thriving agricultural center and home to petroleum exploration, Artesia has prospered and is a historic southeast New Mexico location. There are a number of things to do in Artesia during your stay.

Known as the "City of Champions," Artesia takes great pride in the local high school's legendary successes on the athletic field that include winning more than half of the state football championships ever played.

See New Mexico Business Journal's Article, "Artesia: New Mexico's Best Kept Secret"

Our hotel is near FLETC New Mexico, the Navajo Refinery, several outdoor recreation spots and numerous other points of interest. We've put together some links to help you find further Artesia, New Mexico, information and things to do:

Local Attractions and Mileage from Hotel

  • .5 Miles from Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center
  • .5 Miles from Heritage Plaza 
  • 1 Mile from Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • .5 Mile from Navajo Refinery 
  • 26 Miles from Brantley Lake - Fishing, Boating and Swimming
  • 30 Miles from Bottomless Lakes and Bird Refuge
  • 37 Miles from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • 40 Miles from Roswell Alien Museum
  • 45 Miles from New Mexico Military Institute
  • 55 Miles from Sitting Bulls Falls
  • 60 Miles from Skiing - Ruidoso
  • 110 Miles from Alamogordo Space Center
  • 120 Miles from White Sands
  • 125 Miles from Fort Sumner - Billy the Kid's Grave & Museum

Nearby Cities:

  • 41 Miles from Roswell 
  • 39 Miles from Carlsbad 
  • 84 Miles from Hobbs 
  • 90 Miles from Cloudcroft 
  • 117 Miles from Ruidoso 
  • 158 Miles from White Sands 
  • 173 Miles from Lubbock, TX 
  • 199 Miles from El Paso, TX
  • 221 Miles from Midland/Odessa, TX
  • 234 Miles from Santa Fe
  • 245 Miles from Albuquerque