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“Ocean views” 3 of 5 stars
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Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3200 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Carlsbad
Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Ocean views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed at this resort for three days in late September and had an ocean front room with a balcony looking directly out at the ocean. The view was awesome and made up for some of the less atractive features of this hotel. The room(s), although clean, are in serious need of updating. I also had trouble using their wi-fi in my room and the continental breakfast was average at best. However, the location was perfect for walking to the beach and village of Carlsbad. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the area to enjoy. For an ocean front room the price was not unreasonable and I would stay there again in the future. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

Room Tip: Go for an ocean front room, you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for your response as we welcome and appreciate any and all feedback as we strive to improve upon any and all areas we can based on guest feedback and our own research into how we can improve the guests experience at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It was quiet, clean and had a nice pool. It was directly across from the beach. I walked among the shops and had great fun window shopping. Lots of places to eat nearby. I wish I could have stayed longer. Next time I will.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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TamarackBeachResort, Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for the nice complimmets. We are so happy you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing and assisting you in the near future.
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california
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Most of the reviews I read mentioned "noisy" & "kid friendly." I'm not a fan of either. I called & spoke with Shelli, who was so friendly & understanding about my concerns, that I decided to take a chance. I'm happy I did. A few kids were there (i was there on a wednesday during school season) but I went to the beach & enjoyed the water. Location is perfec, staff is friendly & hotel was nice. I'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Front Office Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you for your nice compliments. I am so happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon! If we can be of any assitance to you please do not hesitate to let us know!
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Brigantine, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Tamarack Beach Resort is across the street from the ocean in Carlsbad CA. Available as a hotel or timeshare option with the suite layout and kitchen it is great for an extended stay where you can spread out as a group and save on some meals in and have the ocean views you love on vacation.

The units are very well maintained and the town of Carlsbad has several excellent dining choices nearby. We stayed a week and it was a great starting point for short trips into San Diego, LaJolla, and more.

I see others have commented on 'noise.' We did not experience any issues with that but of course each vacationing group has the potential to be respectful of other guests or not. Since we didn't have an issue I cannot comment on how quickly or not the onsite management would have responded to a call.

Even if you are not interested in the kitchens the open layout, cleanliness, and location also make this a good choice for a shorter stay. I would recommend this to any of my friends looking for something like this close to San Diego.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thank you for the nice compliments and we hope to see you and your family next year.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This place is absolutely brilliant if you have children. The beach is literally across the street. We had trouble with the free wireless internet during our first two days, but it cleared up completely for the second two days. The place has a moderately sized pool which they cover during the night and clean each morning. The free breakfast did not contain any protein, so I had to go off premise for breakfast quite frequently ... it's all carbs. The game room is fantastic for kids because they have fooseball (sp.?), billiards, and ping pong. They have a second billiards table that they do not let children use. Near the pool, there is are two hot tubs. One allows kids (cooler) and one does not (hotter). The place is set up for you to borrow films to watch in your room ... and the kids will love this nuance. The parking is passcode-protected and underground. The walk to terrific little restaurants is MINIMAL, meaning that the location is fantastic. You never have to drive anywhere. We did drive to the laundry and the market. The place is great and carlsbad village itself is excellent. I'm so happy I selected this place for my children. They never even mentioned legoland. Think about THAT.

Room Tip: the place is a timeshare along with a hotel ... try to avoid the courtyard room in favor of partial...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for the very nice compliments and we hope to see you and your family again soon
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San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Our big family have been staying in this resort for our family gathering togehter for years. It is a good location although I have to say it is loud at night.

Yes, we are on vacation. But we need to use internet for work or for other things sometimes. The internet is so slow that it drives us crazy sometimes and wastes of us lots of time trying to get things done. The same problem has been there for years. It surprises me that the hotel have not been doing anything to improve it. Not sure if we will come back next year.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for the nice compliments and we do get some noise more so at this time of the year compared to other times. Unfortunately the internet is slow and it is ironic that you are here now when we are currently dealing with an internet problem which surfaced as of last week. Prior to this we had no issues to speak of in the past year related to the internet. We are working on a solution with a new provider which will not only have us up and running as we have been, but will provide us even greater speed. Unfortunately, this will likely not be complete for about another week.
Thank you again and we do hope to see you and your Family again next year
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Parker
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Great rooms; beautiful ocean and sunset views; cool sea breezes; beach across street; sidewalk along coast favorite for strolling, running, bicycling; pool, hot tubs, gym and rec room clean and well staffed; front desk people friendly and helpful; twenty consecutive years award winning resort; walk to beach, restaurants, shops, Starbucks.
Our family and friends have enjoyed Tamarack and Carlsbad for 25 years, summer and winter.
We look forward to many more.

Room Tip: Every room facing the ocean is good.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel

Address: 3200 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps to the Beach..the Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel located in the Coastal Village of Carlsbad California. Just steps to the beach on Historic Route 101 and walking distance to all the One of a Kind Shops and Cafes in the Village. Dini’s by the Sea is located on the premises best known for there Sunset Dinners with seating on the patio. Looking for your next Venue how about a Panoramic Ocean View Meeting Room? Tamarack Beach Resort is one of the only Resorts with direct Ocean Views and Direct Access to the Beach all Hotel rooms with an Ocean View or Partial Ocean View have Private Patios. We offer a unique way of looking for accommodations with Hotel rooms or Condos (1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms) we can accommodate just about any size family or length of stay. All Hotel rooms come with a Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Wireless and Secure Parking combined with a Heated Pool, 2 Hot Tubs and Recreation Room. Condos have a fully equipped Kitchens, full size Stack able Washer and Dryers and all units have Private Patios. When you stay at the Tamarack Beach Resort you are bound to experience More Than A Room, More Than A View but "A Touch of Paradise." ... more   less 
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Tamarack Beach Resort By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
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