Ratings based on 270 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom italia

Bell'albergo affacciato sull'oceano

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Albergo arredato in modo semplice e sobrio con vista mozzafiato verso i tramonti sull'oceano. Posizione comoda e raggiungibile a piedi al piccolo ma simpatico centro di Carlsbad.consigliato sicuramente
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Orange County, CA

I loved it!

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: The staff, the room, the patio, how friendly everyone was. The view! The breakfast, pool, and the game room.
Cons: If they could control the weather that would be nice ;-)
Location: The location was amazing! Right next to the beach and there are a lot of places nearby to walk to and get good food.
We happened to go on a weekend when it was gloomy (last weekend) and I was kind of bummed out- while being excited to be on vacation. The woman at the front desk was so welcoming and cheery that it immediately lifted my spirits and we felt very welcome. We didn't have to wait long to check into our room and we lucked out with our room. The room was a King bed room with a patio and we got the one on the corner. The patio was HUGE and had a great view of the ocean. Everything was very clean and the staff was so friendly. They called when we got to our room to make sure our room was sufficient and we forgot a bottle opener- so they brought one right to us! I would definitely stay again.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom l

Smelly water

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Smelly water from the faucet. Smellednlike a sewer. Also, it was very noisy at night; could hear everything.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Riverside CA.

Great Beach Front Resort

Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: I liked the location and I liked the quality of the room. Everything was beautiful.
Cons: N/A
Location: The resort is perfectly located across from the ocean but also is on the edge of a busy part of town.
We had a wonderful overnight stay (would have stayed two nights but it wasn't available). This place is beautiful and located in a fun part of Carlsbad across from the beach. Staff were very nice and the room had it all! Can't wait to go back later this year.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Nebraska

Great location. Friendly, professional staff.

Posted Apr 19, 2015
First time in Carlsbad. Loved every minute! Would certainly return.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Reno, NV

Nice hotel h.the street from the beac

Posted Apr 18, 2015
Pros: Access to beach and restaurants.
Cons: The hotel needs updating. Some parts of the wall were crumbling.
Location: Beach.
We stayed at the Tamarack for one night. Very pleasant - quiet, clean pool, room was a little bit dated, but large and clean. We walked across the street to the beach, where there were guys playing the guitar in the evening, and we saw a pod of dolphins the next morning.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Colorado

Great location

Posted Apr 14, 2015
Nice view from patio, walking distance to many restaurants, directly across the street from beach, breakfast was delicious, room was spacious (we had a partial sea view room with 2 queen beds), vey short drive to Legoland.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Dayton, OH

Great place for kids.

Posted Apr 14, 2015
My 10 year old son had a ball playing ping pong and pool in the recreation room with kids from different parts of the country. All of the families we met who were staying there were nice and we had a great time. The waffles were a nice surprise! Great location and view also. Carlsbad was our favorite town in a ten day trip across California. Clean, pleasant and walkable. Be sure to get the instant ice-cream.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Minneapolis,MN

Much Better Options in Carlsbad -Skip Tamarack

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Tamarack did not indicate that all of the hotel rooms offered via Expedia are only on the first floor, even though it says it is a 3 floor hotel. We discussed this at our check in and the front desk said the only option was the first floor for our room choice-they could care less.These rooms have an ocean view but they are all on the street that is busy and noisy for sleeping.Their main investment for a level of service is for time share guests( that is what the other two.floors are for). The room was dated and beds were uncomfortable. Air conditioner was so loud it woke us up at night. The best part of the hotel is the easy acess to the beach. We love Carlsbad and will continue to go back but never to this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Seattle Wa

My stay was wonderful

Posted Apr 6, 2015
My stay was wonderful. The staff very pleasant and nice. I will book another stay there.