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“We keep coming back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Tucson, AZ
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We keep coming back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was at least our 6th visit to Tamarack and we are completely pleased with the staff and facility. We try to stay in full ocean view rooms. We have recommended Tamarack to at least 5 friends and relatives who all have had excellent stays. It is very relaxed and the location is walking distance to the village and across the street from the beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Eloy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just returned from our 2nd stay at Tamarack and we had such a wonderful time we have already booked for next summer. The resort is wonderfully located right across from the beach and within walking distance of downtown Carlsbad. The staff was wonderful and the accomodations were clean and well maintained. We ate breakfast every morning we were there and is free to the motel guests. Great pool also. Highly recommend to everyone

Room Tip: we always get one off the court area, inside and facing the pool although can be noisy if lots of ki...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank duffer47
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Newbury Park, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a great place to stay if your looking for something close to the beach. My family really enjoyed staying here. We had a partial ocean view room which we could see the ocean from our balcony. Both the room and the balcony were large. The game room was a hit for my kids as was the free DVD rentals.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

I would definitely come back to this hotel after the experience I had. It is right across the street from the entrance to Frazee Beach. There are many eateries and shops nearby within walking distance. The staff is extremely nice and friendly. There are DVD players in each room and they have a wide selection of DVDs you can borrow with no extra cost! The rooms are very spacious but the shower was weak (in my opinion). The one thing I honestly did not like (which made me gave them 4 out of 5 rating) was the fact that the hotel guest rooms are all on the first floor. We can see people walking on the street and they can see us and inside our room too (if we leave the curtains open).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Joann P
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San Diego
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89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was most impressed with the family atmosphere of this hotel. Young families with children seemed to be the norm. It has a pool, bbqs, library with movies, ping pong, pool table and other organized activities for the family everyday and a beautiful beach across the street. It is within walking distance to the train depot and a short drive to Lego Land. Walking into the village one encounters shopping, restaurants and book stores. It is an ideal place to take the family for the weekend.
Our room had a large lanai with water views and a beautiful sunset. It was clean, but it could use a updating.
However, there is one caveat to my story. We were awaken at 1am by a bunch of rowdy young men having a drinking party up stairs from our room. They were loud, obnoxious and out of control. This went on for 2 hours. Since this is also a time share hotel, I must assume that the lodgers were children of share holders. It's too bad, the hotel would have been a perfect getaway had it not been for the rude awakening.
We should have complained, but not our style.

Room Tip: Our room faced west with an excellent view of the ocean, but the early morning racket left us exhaus...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank LadyASanDiego
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TamarackBeachResort, Front Office Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the activities and amenities located at the resort. The Tamarack strives for 100% customer satisfaction and we are therefore terribly sorry you experienced a less then restful night’s sleep due to some late night noise from the guests above you and wanted to reassure you that we have 24 hour staffing to ensure that issues like this are handled immediately upon notification. We hope that we may have the opportunity to assist you in a relaxing and fun filled getaway in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Shellirae Burton
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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

This property if part time share and part hotel, the hotel portion is on the first floor..Hotel guests had full access to all facilities including a hot breakfast each morning and a copy of the local morning paper..Quite good.

Our room was 113, I will definitely request that room again..Being on the first floor you would think, of I won't have a great view. Well, it WAS a great view as the hotel itself is elevated, so first floor rooms are actually more like 2nd floor rooms..we had an ocean facing king bed room..huge balcony facing the ocean, a short walk across the street to the nice beach and a few steps further to restaurants, etc..

Would I go back again? In a heartbeat! The staff was also very accommodating, the guest room was very clean and modern, no complaints at all! Do yourself a favor and stay at the Tamarack Beach Resort Hotel!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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TamarackBeachResort, Front Office Manager at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed both the resort and all that the surrounding area has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon and wish you an incredible rest of the summer.

Kind Regards,

Shellirae Burton
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Temecula, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I live about an hour away from Carlsbad and have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions. We even booked several rooms last year to celebrate my daughter's graduation. It is very clean and the staff is wonderful. It is so nice to have the choice of barbecuing at the hotel or walking to one of the many nearby restaurants after spending the day at the beach (right across the street). The daily breakfast is an added bonus and the only way I can get my three teenagers out of bed in the morning. I cannot say enough nice things about the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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):
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. Dini's by the Sea, a local favorite is located on the premises, best known for there Sunset Dinners.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 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 and resort amenities. ... more   less 
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