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“A wonderful time away” 5 of 5 stars
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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Surprise, Arizona, United States
1 review
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“A wonderful time away”
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!

Room Tip: We didn't use the Spa, but our room faced the ocean and we will be sure to request a room facing...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Rita J
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Laguna Beach, California
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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!

Room Tip: do not stay here
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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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
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2 Thank Kim B
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Hemet, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a beautiful location for a marriage retreat. Awesome Hotel with a beautiful room overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Hwy. Accommodations were great and everyone here is very friendly and polite. Great game room, Continental breakfast and court yard area for swimming and spa with bar b ques

Room Tip: Get the Full Ocean View
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Rick F
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have now stayed 2 x's ( May and August) at the Tamerack in the Village of Carlsbad. Wow so close to the beach and everything else in the area I can walk all over, not only to the beach but also the shops and restaurants in the area, plus they have the best staff, always friendly and helpful...they have courtyard and beach view rooms I've done both in the last few months and was not disappointed. They also have a pool and spa off the courtyard. This is my new favorite place to stay. Going back in October...

Room Tip: if you want a view of the beach then ask for that upgrade I stayed in the courtyard room 1x and part...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Beth H
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Kent, Washington
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Small, dark (but nice) room off courtyard. Sheer curtains did not provide the privacy I would have liked. AC rather loud (but efficient). The bed was comfortable. Loved the location near the beach and restaurants. Will stay here again but will upgrade to a room off the courtyard.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel

Property: Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Address: 3200 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3101
Phone Number:
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
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#20 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tamarack Beach Resort and 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 non obstructed 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 Hot Breakfast, Microwave and Small Refrigerator,In Room Wireless Internet and Secure Parking combined with a Heated Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, Gym, BBQ Area 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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