We stayed here during spring break for four nights, and it was absolutely fantastic. The king room with a full ocean view is the way to go! There was a very nice continental breakfast each morning that also included bacon and sausage, along with several choices, including bagels, danishes, yogurts, and cereals.
We especially enjoyed sitting out on our room patio each evening, watching the sun go down beyond the Pacific, while taking in the waves and the sounds of the surf, all while having a bottle of wine and a light dinner. This was the highlight of our day each day--stopping off to purchase a quality wine, some cheese, crackers, and other light snacks, and relaxing on the patio.
There are only about four handicap-parking accessible spots in the underground garage, but regular parking seems to be adequate. Please note that the first floor is hotel rooms only, while the second and third floor are time-share condos. The number of full ocean view rooms is limited, so book well in advance to assure a great view of the Pacific; these king rooms book out very quickly. The hotel is directly on the Coastal road that parallels the Pacific Ocean, making it very easy to travel a scenic route to one's destination. Access to Interstate 5 is very easy as well, and the beautiful Carlsbad Village is a great way to spend the afternoon or evening. A nice, quiet little town that has plenty of local shops, as well as locally-owned restaurants.
To really enhance the stay, avoid the franchised and chain restaurants further east into town. Stick to the local establishments for dining.
Overall, an extremely wonderful trip, enjoyable, and definitely a memorable experience that will warrant another stay in the near future.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, HotelQuickly and getaroom.com so you can book your Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tamarack Beach Resort By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
- Tamarack Beach Carlsbad