Ratings based on 277 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
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom c

Great place perfect location across from the beach

Posted May 17, 2015
Great time anytime your at the beach. Some cons, the add says arcade and activity room for kids. They had no arcade games and 2 pool tables, 1 ping pong table. The upside they have several board games to check out and movies. Please don't ask staff for food recommendations all places are high priced with low quality food. I meet some locals that helped with great places to eat 10 min away.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Phoenix

Great place to spend a week

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: Proximity to the beach and downtown.
Cons: Maybe a microwave in the room for when you have leftovers.
Location: Location is everything! Walking distance to downtown. Across the street from the beach and jogging paths. Couldn't get any better!
Room was super cute and spacious. Granite counter tops in the vanity. Slate tile floors in the vanity area and bathroom. Nice comfortable work area. Right across the street from the beach - couldn't be more convenient than that. Waffle breakfast and well apportioned recreation room. Really enjoyed my stay and will return again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Las Vegas

Great location, friendly staff, beautiful hotel.

Posted May 10, 2015
Pros: Location, friendly staff, clean rooms and grounds. Breakfast and free parking was a great perk.
Location: THE BEACH
We normally stay inland by Lego Land and then drive to the beach. I always wanted to see what The Tamarack was about mainly because of the location. I found a great deal on Expedia and booked a room for the week. What a pleasant surprise! Beautiful clean rooms and grounds, great breakfast included and FREE parking!
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.