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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

Looked into several hotels in Carlsbad area for a women's retreat with close proximity to the beach. Price was a factor and though we got a good room rate, we truly got more than our money's worth. Literally right across the street from the Pacific Ocean and two blocks from downtown, the Tamarack Resort offered spacious rooms, gorgeous property, helpful staff, a nice continental breakfast and a recreation room with two pool tables, ping pong, DVDs to check out and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating poolside. Even four gas BBQ grills if you want to do your own grilling! The meeting room on the third floor was well maintained with a stunning view of the ocean from its wall of windows. This will be my hotel of choice when I return to Carlsbad.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We have stayed in one of the 2 bedroom condos the last 2 years. It has everything! Location, amenities, view and ocean sounds! Beware Friday nights if you stay over the bar and restaurant as it gets noisy. Great place and we are going back this year too!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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3  Thank Campbosco
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2012

Thank you for the Nice Comments and we are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed December 27, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay at the Tamarack Beach Resort in Carlsbad. Our room had a view of the ocean (across the street from the hotel) and we enjoyed watching the sunset from our balcony. The hotel had very helpful front desk staff. It also offered a free continental breakfast, a game room, plus free DVDs to borrow. I took a swim in the heated pool and soaked sore muscles in the heated Jacuzzi. We walked to the nearby downtown area for dinner and exploring.
We were there for a friend’s anniversary party, but it would be fun to come back in the summer and play in the ocean.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Michelle B
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2011

Thank you for the nice comments and we also hope to see you this Summer. If you need any assistance please let us know. Thank you again

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

We spent three nights at the Tamarack. Having read the negative reviews AFTER making my reservation I was nervous. But it was fine. Was it worth $150 maybe no. The location is great being right next to the Village. The sunset view is perfect right across the beach. The room, #107, is large with a great ocean view. OK now the negatives. For the price I expected the room to have been recently been remodeled, it wasn't. maybe 10+ years ago. It is mainly a Timeshare property with some hotel rooms. In the summer and breaks it is probably very noisy and crowed. The continental breakfast is pretty simple, even in winter the street noise was high when sitting on the balcony. To summarize the room, breakfast, street noise was more like a Super 8 but the view and location was 5 star. If you can't get an ocean view room then forget it.

Room Tip: MUST be street side even though noisy.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Gardenman1953
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2011

I wanted to say thank you for some of the nice compliments that you did give us. We also wanted to clarify that the Hotel Rooms where Remolded in 2006. We hope that you do come back for another visit and Have a Happy New Year.

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Reviewed December 20, 2011

Carlsbad is a pleasant beach community just about half and hour north of San Diego. The Tamarack is a pleasant facility on the beach, close to restaurants and shops. We were attending a surprise anniversary party for friends who live nearby, and many of the guests stayed here. Staff is pleasant, accomodating, and the premises are well-kept. We had a poolside room (101) which was quiet and large for two people. The continental breakfast is above average, and there is secure underground parking on the premises. Nice pool, hot tub and the beach is just across the street.

Room Tip: For two people, unless you want an ocean view, we found the poolside room to be a bargain.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank MossbackCalifornia
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2011

Thank you for the Nice Comments and Have a Happy New Year

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

My friend and I stayed here for a girls trip. We stayed in a full ocean view room. The view was incredible. The location of the resort is in walking distance to the beach and the Carlsbad Village whuch has great dining, shopping, and entertainment. The room was impecably clean and the staff were very personable. We had three staff members offer to help us with our luggage. I would stay here again and reccomend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank melisa85730
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

My husb and I usually go to Carlsbad once or twice a year with the kid and stay @ West Inn (which we love) but this time it was just us two and we didn't want want to pay a lot for one night. We were pleasantly surprised! The room were very nice and heated pool all year long. The newspaper in the morning was nice. I gave it for stars because the free continental breakfast was not that great. They're pastries were wrapped like the one u find at 711. However, for the price 125.00 we got a great room.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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TamarackBeachResort, Director of Sales at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

We appreciate the nice compliments and look forward to seeing you again

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Additional Information about Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel

Address: 3200 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#20 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: $164 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 the Village. Tamarack Beach Resort is one of the only Resorts with non obstructed Ocean Views and Direct Access to the Beach. We offer accommodations with Hotel rooms, Condos (1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms) and a Panoramic Ocean View Meeting Room. We can accommodate just about any size family or length of stay. All Hotel rooms come with a Complimentary Continental Breakfast with hot items, Microwave, Small Refrigerator, In Room Wireless Internet, Secure Gated Parking combined with resort amenities such as a Heated Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, Gym, BBQ Area and Recreation Room. Our Condos have a fully equipped Kitchen, Stack-able Washer and Dryer and a Private Patio. When you stay at the Tamarack Beach Resort you are bound to experience "A Touch of Paradise" with our immaculate views, friendly staff and beautifully decorated rooms. ... more   less 
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