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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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  • Location
    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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Petaluma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Warszawa,Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended family reunion at location. It is beautiful! The lake is right outside the cottages on property. My room was perfect, queen beds, like sleeping on billowing clouds.. The pool area is large enough that you can relax on either level and not feel crowded by other guests. The staff is wonderful.. If you are looking for a 5 Star... More

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

Raina C. We loved taking care of your family for the reunion, maybe you can make it an annual thing. Thank you for also helping your fellow travelers get here. The 15 and the 78 are definitely the fastest ways to get here. More

Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here briefly for a friend's wedding but it was great! The scenery is beautiful and the room I stayed in was very nice with the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on. I wish I could've stayed longer.

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

Hopefully we get to welcome you back soon so you can spend more time enjoying the amenities Jessica M. Thanks for the review! More

Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in late May. The drive into the hotel feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. But once there we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel lobby is neatly decorated and inviting and the staff is accommodating and helpful. The rooms are updated and clean. We had a lake front view which was great. Luckily the hotel was empty... More

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

TZinAZ, Thank you for the review. I do like to think of us as a hidden gem out here! Too bad you didn't get to try the Grill, they have some very delicious offerings. Once the new restaurant is open it will be even more convenient and round out the whole property. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here cause it was very affordable compared to the hotels closer to Legoland & what a pleasant surprise! It is so relaxing here! The lake, the hillsides, the pool and the relaxing reggae music around the pool. The place is very well kept up. My husband LOVED the hotel & it's decor! My husband said the place made... More

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

Fffly, Thank you for taking the time to review your relaxing stay. When you return you have to golf. It is a very challenging course and another hidden gem! Make sure to return in the Spring when the new restaurant should be open. More

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on a blind Hotwire reservation over Comic Con weekend and a very pleasant find, although a bit out of the way. Customer service was great, especially by Nick, who went out of his way to print us a map to comic con, and even booked a train reservation for our daughter and printed out the ticket. On our... More

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

WeekendWoman, Thank you for the review. Nick was very happy to see you mention him, well deserved praise for sure! I am also glad you got to take advantage of our complimentary amenities even though you were attending the convention. I will have to try the hot dog to see where we can improve on this, thanks for letting me... 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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