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Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3200 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #16 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
Woodland Hills, CA
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“An Understandable Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had the chance to stay in a one bedroom condo with ocean views on the second floor when I needed to find time alone. The location is unbeatable and the unit was very spacious and comfortable. Although the décor was a bit dated, the overall cleanliness, full kitchen and amenities far made up for it. This place is located directly across the street from the ocean and within walking distance to everything in the village. The front desk does a good job and the fireplace in the lobby is a relaxing place. The pool area is quite nice and there is also a small gym. This is a place that welcomes you back and some of time share owners have revisited for 29 consecutive years without fail. It is certainly a place you might want to spend months at a time due to its comfort and wonderful location. It is also small scale, so you don't have that crowded experience of being in a hotel. I also liked the easy underground, free parking. Highly recommend the time share units.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stayed here in mid November and found the hotels position absolutely perfect. Almost beachside!
However we felt a little cheated by the room we were given ( room 109). It was incredibly dark with only one small window, set back underneath a walkway above. We did ask if there was an ocean view room , and were prepared to pay the upgrade, but apparently there were no rooms available. However, if we stretched our necks we had a pool view.
Breakfast good and complimentary!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Wonderful location, set up, and ambiance. Everything was just as we expected. We highly recommend this location. There are a limited number of hotel rooms available as most of the patrons seem to be from time shares. This makes for a nice environment. We also like the breakfast that was included and the coffee/tea area at all times.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surprise, Arizona, United States
1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I have stayed here on two occasions and loved it each time. We look forward to a return visit. Close to the beach, dining and great accommodations...all at a very reasonable rate! We highly recommend the Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

They gave us a room by the court yard and wouldn't change it! People partied till 2pm by our window in the court yard. We called the lobby and was told court yard is OPEN 24/7. The room had a sheer curtain ONLY and we got the court yard light in our room all night. On Sunday at 6am the cleaning crew started cleaning the court yard, moving chairs and mopping making lots of noise. Overall, the worst motel room I've ever had. Don't stay in this motel. you will be sorry!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not knowing San Diego much, asked a friend who got us a room at Tamarack. It was GREAT.
Hotel staff is awesome. All extremely nice and helpful. Our room was ocean view... awesome to sit outside at the patio.
Beach is literally across the street with a mini shower conveniently located closeby.
Hotel surroundings have plenty of restaurants and cafes so you dont really need to drive if you dont want to.
About 30 min away of downtown San Diego which makes it close enough that you can go as many times as you want and far enough that it aint that busy.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel was great! We had a small problem and the way they handled it was fantastic. The fire alarm went off a couple of times in our room at 2:00 AM. We initially thought the battery was dead, but it never made a sound after that. Also, the coffee maker in our room was broken. We went to the front desk in the morning and spoke with Shelly. She was great. We told her about the alarm and coffee maker. She called maintenance immediately as we were standing there to fix both problems and offered to change our room. We agreed and she gave us an upgrade from our courtyard view room to a partial ocean view room. We had such a great time in Carlsbad and liked the hotel a lot, so we decided to stay an extra night. We went to Shelly and, although our current room was reserved for the following night, she would move us to another partial ocean view room. We were fine with that. When we were ready to move, we found out that Shelly had once again upgraded us from a partial ocean view room to an ocean front room!! What a great stay! The rooms and grounds were very clean. They mopped the courtyard floors and cleaned the pool every morning. Everyone who worked there was friendly and accommodating, especially Shelly. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
#19 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#20 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel 3*
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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Also Known As:
Tamarack Beach Resort By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Tamarack Beach Carlsbad

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