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Carlsbad, California

A laidback city in San Diego County known for Tamarack Surf Beach, Legoland, and The Flower Fields.

Springhill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
Where to Stay

Springhill Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad: A Review

This laid-back, clean Marriott property is situated right in the center of the idyllic Carlsbad Village. It’s an easy walk from restaurants and Carlsbad State Beach. The Lobby A modern lobby with a contemporary design and friendly staff greet guests. We decided to try the Pacific Surfliner so arrived without a car, but for those […]

For this hotel, we recommend paying with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express. Though it packs a hefty fee, you can earn 6x points on Marriott purchases as well as one free night per year.

Carlsbad State Beach and Tamarack Beach
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Carlsbad State Beach and Tamarack Beach

Our hotel (the Springhill Suites) is only steps from the Carlsbad State Beach. Once we arrived, we followed the path along the water north to Tamarack Beach, which attracts surfers, swimmers, and volleyball players. Round-trip, the beachfront path resulted in a gorgeous three-mile run (round trip). For this run I opted for a California beach […]

The Perfect Playlist for Carlsbad, California
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