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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 (Formerly Quail's Inn Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in San Marcos
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We paid $200 plus for a room with king bed, and, despite the price, the verdict is we would stay again. If you are visiting family in Lake San Marcos the LakeHouse Hotel is really the only game in town. With two pools, outdoor hot tubs and nicely decorated rooms, it really is a nice place to stay. The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location was awesone. I was able to meet family and friends here. The pontoon boat ride was serene and it's dog friendly which was great! We had a great time and the service was amazing. Can't say anything more but everyone should stay here

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for five days while touring the local attractions in San Diego and Los Angeles. The hotel/resort resides in a nice area of San Marcos that has lots of retired housing nearby. Our room was clean, well maintained and overlooked the pool. We did have an issue with the shower extractor fan which remained on continuously. Maintenance did... More

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow. Staying at Lakhouse made me want to move to San Marcos! I had a wedding party booked there for the weekend of August 9. In total, we had about 30 rooms booked and we had guests come in from all over the USA and Canada. Everyone, including myself, was extremely, extremely happy with the hotel, food, service, and amenities.... More

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

ab3, I first want to thank you for selecting the Lakehouse as the host hotel for such a big day in your life. We have the opportunity to host multiple wedding groups throughout the year and always find them a lot of fun. Amanda is new to our team and has been a great addition. She is always making sure... More

Santa Paula, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful ambiance of this place. It has been updated in the last year and a half and, for the price, it is a real bargain. The room with a balcony, the multiple pools and spas, the lake all made for a relaxing time. I would love to stay there again if the occasion arises.... More

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank You John93060! I am glad you had an enjoyable stay. You should talk your kids into staying here next time as well and take advantage of our complimentary Legoland shuttle. More

Petaluma, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So why only average? We arrived back late and I had to park my car near the front office. During the night the sprinklers went off and doused the front half of my car. Usually no big deal but there's so much mineral in the water that pea sized white blotches were left all over it. I figured it was... More

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Hello ArmenianGuido, I apologize for the extreme water spots on your car. I have already spoken with our maintenance and landscape teams to check all of the sprinklers and ensure none are over shooting into the parking lot. Thank you for the heads up so that we could address the issue. More

Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't put low rating on reviews, this hotel is beautiful! BUT..... some experiences we had was EH. My boyfriend got this hotel for our 2 years anniversary, we spent three nights here we got the Lakeside Lounge. First issue we had was the WIFI, it never got to work! Not even on my Mac laptop or my iPhone! I... More

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Hello Amy L, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. These always help us better our service and improve where it's needed. To let you know we increased our WiFi bandwidth this week to help improve our internet access points. This should help future guests access all the best online sites! I'm also surprised to... More

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19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stayed here for a night on business by myself, but it was a unique hotel. They have somewhere you can sit around and make smores (I didn't since it was just me!). They are on the water, although you can only walk the dock and there is nowhere to hang out along the water. I loved they delivered... More

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

AlohaGirl86, You will be happy to hear we are working on a longer trail to circle the lake. It is some time in the making but will feature areas to sit and enjoy the view. More

Stafford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from our annual trip to San Marcos for our anniversary party. I am missing the Lakehouse already. Can't beat the view or the accommodations. Hope to someday bring the family and enjoy the pool and kayaking. Hope to see you soon.

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Erin B, General Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

CTBeerGuy, Glad you had a nice stay and we can't wait to welcome you back either! More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, either I have high expectations or other persons who wrote reviews don't really expect what they pay for. We have arrived to Lakehouse at 2 PM. Our rooms were note ready (all three of them) and they weren't ready till 5 PM ! If you think that someone said "sorry" you are wrong. Trying to kill time, we went... More

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T23Manager, Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We use every review, positive or negative, to improve our operation. I'm happy to let you know we are in the construction process to open a new restaurant that will be more conveniently located to the hotel and will have all new, luxurious appointments. There are also plans to fully... More

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Address: 1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 (Formerly Quail's Inn Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lakehouse Hotel & Resort 4*
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The brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is proud to offer affordable luxury in an unbeatable setting on beautiful Lake San Marcos matched with a guest service experience second to none. A refreshing deviation from the cookie cutter mundane resort norm, Lakehouse Hotel and Resort creates a tranquil escape from life's daily stresses via the irreplaceable serenity of lakefront luxury and service excellence.Lakehouse Hotel and Resort offers 142 brand new spacious rooms inclusive of breathtaking views, spa like showers, amazingly comfortable memory foam beds, over 100 channels of high definition television with premium movie channels, complimentary wireless internet, a magnificent lobby area with a fireplace, library, board games, 2 tremendously spacious pool decks and hot tubs, hammocks, fire pits throughout the spacious property, 24 hour in room dining, and many more legendary amenities. Guests of the resort are encouraged to enjoy our country club, St. Mark Golf, which offers a state of the art fitness center, driving range, 18 holes of championship golf and 18 holes of executive golf. The Grill restaurant offers fine dining for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy the delicious full menu to be delivered as room service as well. While guests have all the amenities available to them to ensure they never have to leave our resort, the staff of passionate hoteliers matches our unbeatable location with a level of passionate service that will help to create lifelong memories. We take great pride in providing you with a luxurious escape second to none. On behalf of our entire team here at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort we eagerly await your arrival. Escape From The Everyday.... ... more   less 
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