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Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel

3200 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3101
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#11 of 42 hotels in Carlsbad
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Tamarack Beach Resort is where you come to make memories that last a lifetime. Our breathtaking ocean views, friendly staff and beautifully decorated rooms are located in the Coastal Village of sunny Carlsbad, California. Just steps to the beach on Historic Route 101 and walking distance to the Village where you will find an array of shops and restaurants . We offer accommodations with Hotel rooms, Condos (1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms) and an ocean view event room that is sure to impress your guests. 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. Contact one of our friendly Front Desk Agents to book your reservation today!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Kids stay free
Car park
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Vending machine
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino
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88g wrote a review Sep 2021
San Diego35 contributions7 helpful votes
would love come back. seems hard to get though. carlsbad is a wonderful town, love carlsbad , encinitas, del mar area. not sure why i have to have 200 min characters to fill out review. most likely won't review again because of this
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Amber L wrote a review Jul 2021
Temecula, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here with our three children and had a blast! The location to the beach and restaurants made everything easy for our family. The room size was perfect and gave all of us an area to spread out. The room was basic, clean and perfect for our family with young children. We did not feel like we had to worry about transitioning from the beach to the pool to dinner as the room had hard surfaces for easy clean up. The only downside was that the beds were VERY soft and we were not used to that. Other than that, we had a great time and will be back next year.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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VadersGirlAK23 wrote a review Jun 2021
Anchorage, Alaska12 contributions1 helpful vote
Pros: 1) near immediate beach access. A quick walk across the street gets you to one of several access points. Beach was clean and well manned with lifeguards. We even saw a pod of dolphins! 2) Walking distance to shops and restaurants, including Carlsbad Village Drive which has tons of dining and shopping options. 3) Staff were cleaning regularly in the morning, which was nice. 4) Breakfast was available on a modified basis. 5) I reserved a room with a partial ocean view, and was pleasantly surprised that I could see more than just a sliver of the ocean. Also our patio was essentially private and had patio furniture. Cons: 1) Severely overpriced, considering a similar room at the Best Western next door was 100$ less per day than what we paid for a night. (For reference, we paid 200$+ USD per night) 2) The hotel is older and showing its age. Furniture in our room was functional but I noted damage - that and I could tell it was cheap. Mattresses were ok, linens were clean. Ample towels including pool/beach towels. 4) our toilet 'self flushed' all night long. The seal inside the tank wasn't being maintained which caused it to flush periodically throughout the night. We thought it was us hearing the toilets in the neighboring rooms flush but then we figured it out. 3) IT ECHOS. The entire building is made of concrete (makes sense being on the coast) but combine that with the buildings age and minimal soundproofing We could hear conversations taking place in the pool - and our room was an easy 250 yards away. 4) Lack of enforcing quiet hours. Our neighbors (whom I'm pretty sure were drunk) tried to access our room at 0115 our first night. Kids were allowed to play in the pool past 11, when the sign clearly stated pool hours were from 10a-10p. We went to complain about the noise but someone beat us to it, since the noise was minimal the next night. Considering the price we paid, overall we were disappointed by our stay, and we are not inclined to visit again. The worst part - the 'secure' garage isn't secure enough to keep out car thieves. When we checked out the front desk was in the process of notifying several guests that their vehicles had been broken into. We were fortunate that ours was not one, but my husband overheard one of the front desk staff tell a customer that 'its happened before' but 'they got caught and were prosecuted.' I don't know about anyone else, but if I heard someone staying that I'd be revoking my reservation in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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elomas wrote a review May 2021
Carlsbad, California3 contributions8 helpful votes
This was the second time I was able to stay at Tamarack Beach Resort. All the staff were professional, polite and helpful. Our unit location was amazing with a beach front view. The resort grounds were always clean. During our stay, the maintenance staff were laying carpet in the hallway but it was never an issue.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
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Best2comeNancy wrote a review May 2021
Dallas, Texas40 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall the stay was decent. The spot is walkable. The near beach is relaxing. The front office personal were great. Now talking about the initial impression of the room it looked tidy,but I would like to mention there was a peculiar unpleasant smell in our room the day we arrived. However after the room was cleaned it no longer was there. Moreover, it would have been nice if all four of us had our own robe since it only included two robes for that room. The pool and spa pools were good and accessible. Car parking included during stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$182 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Barrio (0.5 km), Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Gallery (0.5 km), and Witt's Carlsbad Pipelines (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include GelatoLove, The Naked Cafe, and 264 Fresco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamarack Beach Resort and Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Graves House (5.2 km) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.6 km).