Ratings based on 319 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.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Pedro, CA

Outdated and Noisy

Posted Sep 2, 2015
Pros: Location to beach
Cons: Better depiction of rooms when booking. Make guests aware of echoing on interior and be respectful of others who might not want to be up until 3 a.m.
I booked this hotel based on seeing exterior of hotel and location from past visits to the area. Our room was tiny and having an interior room was very noisy late into the night as voices echoed and room doors slammed well into the early morning hours. Requested a move to another room but staff could not make it happen. Room was so small our there was very little room for our suitcases. I thought for paying close to $300 a night I have a better experience. Room was probably half the size of normal hotel room. Would not stay there again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not worth the price

Posted Aug 20, 2015
Would not come back. Was not worth the price. At least they let me check out early and gave a refund
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Las Vegas, NV

The ONLY thing good about this Hotel

Posted Aug 19, 2015
Pros: Close to the beach.
Cons: Breakfasts. Room air conditioning.
Location: Beach, resturants.
Desk clerk could not find our reservation. Room was right on top of the pool. Kids yelling from 6-10:30 p.m. The air conditioner was so loud that when it came on, it woke us up at night.....several times. When it did come on, it became really cold in the room. When it was off, the room was HOT. Temp. could NOT be regulated properly with wall thermostat. VERY uncomfortable. The number pad used to get into the garage did not EVER work with the code the desk gave us. We had to use the call box and wait for someone to open the gate. The garage stalls are VERY narrow.....so narrow that we had to re-park several times so we could just get out of our car on either side. Will NEVER go back to this hotel again. The continental breakfast was horrible. Two meats and no eggs for instance. Had much better continental breakfasts at MUCH cheaper hotels.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Fabulous location, cool little game room. Good breakfast, spacious rooms, kids loved the pool
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kansas City, MO

Nice Hotel with easy access to the Beach

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Pros: Beach Access was its best feature.
Cons: If there was a way to dampen the noise made by guests in the halls at night, that would go a long way.
Location: We walked around The Village of Carlsbad. It was Sunday night so there wasn't much going on, but we saw stuff we would like to have checked out.
We booked the room the day before and still got a very good rate. It was right across the street from the beach access point, so we were minutes away from the water. However, the road and the architecture of the building made for a pretty noisy night. But ear plugs were a small sacrifice for a perfect sunset view over Carlsbad Beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Phoenix

Carlsbad resort across street from the beach

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Wonderful stay in Carlsbad at the Tamarack. Spent a week there and it was everything we needed. Beach, pool and ping pong for the kids, free DVDs to watch after a day at the beach, better than average breakfast every morning. We will definitely be returning. We've stayed at several places in Carlsbad and this ranks up there with the best of them.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Walking distance to beach and village

Posted Aug 6, 2015
Pros: It's right across the street from the beach.
The location is the best part of this hotel. The bed was very uncomfortable and the hotel seems old and needs refurbishing. Too expensive for what you get.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Holiday

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Nice hotel, good location close to beach...excellent staff
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 30, 2015
The hotel was clean and I loved the beach view room. Service was great the staff was very friendly.Location was awesome lots of restaurants near by.The pool was always clean and the water was Luke warm perfect for morning or evening swims .The waffles for breakfast where amazingly delicious. I would definitely return to this hotel and beach.Lots of shopping options and short drive to attractions like Sea world and Sea port village.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from CT

Getaway at the beach

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Pros: The staff, the location and the room were great.
Location: Right across from the beach. Lots of restaurants and stores walking distance. The village walking distance.
The hotel staff were very friendly. They called us when our room was ready which allowed us to check in before 3 pm. they provided us with our parking so we could go to the beach while we waited for our room. The room was clean and comfortable. the balcony was great for sitting and watching the sunset over the ocean.