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“Tamarack Beach Resort a great value near San Diego” 4 of 5 stars
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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tamarack Beach Resort a great value near San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

We found a great value just across the beach in Carlsbad in a well maintained unit at the Tamarack Beach Resort through an RCI timeshare exchange. Unlike many recent timeshare experiences this was in very good condition and had a very well trained staff. There is a lot to enjoy just exploring the Carlsbad area and the coastal trip towards San Diego includes much see places like La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Mission Bay, and when you least expect it places where you can turn off the highway and drive right to the cliffs where hang gliders offering tandem rides are. If you want to get right into San Diego quickly it's just about 1/2 hr minutes south on the interstate.

The swimming pools and jacuzzi area are nice; the views from the unit tremendous. Relax if you book this place knowing you will have a great time.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank globe_walker74
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sacramento
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

Had an ocean facing room, first floor, which by the way sits directly on the Pacific Coast Highway -- 4 lanes of traffic at your mini-balcony. Oh, yes you can catch a glimpse of the ocean (across the traffic!). Bottom floor rooms are rented out as the hotel portion, higher floors are timeshare. Might be nicer in a higher, timeshare floor, but would NEVER stay here again as a hotel guest. Oh, did I mention that the 'owners' in the room above me partied till 4 a.m. -- loud!-- and the front desk staff told me they had no control over it since this was an owner-occupied unit! What???? Stay at Pacific Terrace down the street -- my recommendation for a truly beachfront, quiet place.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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San Jose
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

The ocean front rooms are well worth it. What a beautiful view, because that's why I come to Carlsbad, is to see the ocean. Room are clean and well kept. Just wonderful.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Napa, CA
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

I loved Tamarack Beach Resort. The location is awesome - right across the street from the beach! Rooms were nice, clean and we had a nice partial ocean view from our patio. Complimentary breakfast was good. My kids loved the rec room - ping pong, pool tables and complimentary movie rentals.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Barb66
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Canberra
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for one night while driving down the So-Cal coast. The hotel is in a good location, close to restaurants and Carlsbad nightlife. It also has a good bar; open late and with plenty of locals. If you're planning to have a late night though be warned: the rest of the guests at Tamarack weren't kind to us after our big night out - it was very noisy early the next morning with the numerous families staying there playing in the pool or checking out (the luggage trolleys are very noisy!).
Overall however its fairly good value, the rooms are large and the beds comfortable. Breakfast was okay - just fruit, cereals and bagels. Definitely good value for families but probably wouldn't recommend it to young couples and singles.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Glendora CA, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

My wife and I enjoy taking weekend getaway trips from our hectic lives in a Los Angeles suburb. On a recent business trip I saw what appeared to be a nice place just across the road from the beach in Carlsbad, CA, about 100 miles from our home. So when we found we had just one night we could slip off, I thought about Tamarack Beach Resort. We checked in at about 5:15 PM and found our ocean-facing room on the first floor to be just what we wanted: quiet, clean, plush, and inviting with a small balcony from which we could watch the sunset. The staff was friendly and helpful, the facilities were very nice, and the price was fair. Though my wife suffers from aches and pains that come with age, we nevertheless walked to supper - about six blocks in the village, and to breakfast the next morning. It was so soothing to listen to the sounds of the breakers in the distance, and the traffic noise on Pacific Coast Highway was not so loud that it woke us during the night. We look forward to returning to this unpretentious yet very comfortable and affordable place.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ArtDouglas
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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

This really is a coastal paradise that is just across the street from the beach and in walking distance of shops and restaurants. The ocean view room was spacious and clean. Staff was polite and helpful. Safe, underground parking. Nice breakfast included. Only disappointment was that the spa was closed for maintenance on two occassions during our short stay. Heated pool was nice. Would highly recommend to families wanting a nice get-away!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank KCTPhoenix
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Property: Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Address: 3200 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3101
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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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