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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Ranked #19 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Stay!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

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.

Room Tip: King room with full ocean view is the way to go. The queen rooms do not have a full ocean view. The...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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TamarackBeachResort, Front Office Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Thank you for your great review!!! We are elated that you had such a memorable and enjoyable stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Until then, the ocean air and wine and cheese will anxiously await your return!! :)

Kind Regards,

Shelli Burton
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Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were very happy with this hotel. We were given a room with a corner balcony facing the ocean on the 1st floor, amazing view. While this hotel is a bit older, it is built well and the rooms are a bit larger which is nice. We were concerned about the noise of the traffic at bedtime, but the heavy curtains muffled the street noise nicely while we could still hear the ocean, which was nice. There is a nice pool and lounging area in the middle of the hotel which also keeps the wind to a minimum. They also have an activity room with ping pong, etc. Also a free continental breakfast which we didn't try. Staff was great, courteous and attentive. We will be back! Free underground parking was nice too.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here for two nights while attending a meeting. A nice location, right across from the beach. The hotel provides a simple continental breakfast, underground parking, and a fiendly and helpful staff. I'm not sure I'd call this a resort, but the price is reasonable for the location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We recently spent six nights at the beautiful Tamarack Beach Resort. Although the hotel is an older establishment it is very well kept and maintained. The rooms were huge, the free breakfast was very good and staff response to any request was very very fast and courteous! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! The beach is directly across the street.

Room Tip: We had the panoramic ocean view room. It was great!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hotel location is excellent.It is located right on the beach close to lots of eating places within walking distance.
Nice pool with BBQ for customers use.Pool was well maintaned and kept very clean.Rooms should be provided with microwaves.
Staff was courteous
Rooms were Clean & Comfortable.

Room Tip: Room facing beach
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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El Segundo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

This hotel is in great shape, well run and a great location in the center of Carlsbad. Our room was very large, had a king bed and a balcony with an ocean view. Free parking and a free waffle breakfast were welcome benefits. Located across the street from the beach and within walking distance of my restaurants.

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean facing balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed for two nights in a partial ocean view room on Pine Street. Room was very spacious, beds and pillows were comfortable. Shower head was low and pressure was low, those are just about the only shortfalls, everything else about this property was excellent. The staff was awesome, rec room was very friendly, kids loved the ping pong and pool table. The DVD player in the room with current titles to pick from was a plus. Grounds were clean and well kept, the staff mopped everything each morning. Great access to the beach, right across the street! I would definitely recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Partial ocean view room gave a good view of the ocean from the balcony and Pine Street was very quie...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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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
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):
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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