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Saddleback Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   300 S. State Highway 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 Lake Arrowhead B&B and Inns
Irvine, California
1 review
“Our first stay at Saddleback”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We really enjoyed out time at Saddleback Inn. However it was very difficult to get a comfortable tempature in the room. Be sure to bring your own little floor heater for the bathroom since the heat does not get in there and it is freezing when you go to the bathroom or shower. I would also take a cozy blanket. They have fireplaces that have 30 minute timers. So it is nice and warm 30 minutes at a time. Bring chains just in case of snow. It can get pretty dangerous on the streets with a fresh snow. If you do get stuck, buy your chains at Stater Brothers. :) Cheaper than other places.

Room Tip: we had a small cabin. I did not stay in the hotel because from what i hear they have music till mid...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed over night for our first time in Arrowhead. The very small cabin had just enough room for the bed and bathroom. We thought we were getting a cabin with a fire place, but they were in select units only. Everything functioned but the carpet needed to be replaced. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This was the hardest mattress we've ever slept on, felt like we were on the floor. Every time the wall heater kicked on we had to through off the covers or roast. Full Breakfast in the morning was nice, but the powered coffee creamer didn't cut it. They finally rounded up some half and half at our request. Location to the shops made for a nice walk. The restaurant was the best part of our stay, it's a must.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the larger unit.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

As a long time resident of Lake Arrowhead, I only heard good things from "flatlanders" staying at the Saddleback Inn. Now that i live far far away, I reflected on all of the good thing i had heard and stay on a regular basis! The Saddleback Inn is "All That and More"! Diane and her friendly competent staff are always aiming to Please! After a long drive from the San Diego area, I look forward to a rich glass of Pinot Noir and their famous Chicken Pot Pie! The Pear/Gorgonzola Salad is a great starter...followed by a starry evening sky on my private deck, then into the jacuzzi tub custom made for Mermaids!
You would need to pay me to stay anywhere else on the mountain! <3
(Love the in room fireplace!)

Room Tip: When desiring total privacy, ask for the rooms back by the 2nd parking lot. Wireless internet and c...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

If you want a nice quiet getaway, visit The Saddleback Inn in Lake Arrowhead. Their rates are reasonable for what you get, particularly if you stay Sunday thru Thursday. A full breakfast is included in the price of your room. All rooms come with a small refrigerator, fireplace and jacuzzi spa tub. The rooms are small but perfectly cozy for two people. There is a very nice restaurant and bar on the premises, so you can have a delicious meal, a couple of drinks and just walk back to your room. This is a quiet mountain inn near the entrance to Lake Arrowhead Village (within walking distance). Note: no swimming pool or fitness center.

Room Tip: Request one of the individual cottages for more privacy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southern California
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

They really try hard here. This hotel is just up from the lake and village but has no view of the lake. If you need a view do the Lake Arrowhead Resort. The best rooms are the cabins with a deck. Cabins 22 and 23 overlook the parking lot but are still enjoyable as you watch all the comings and goings. Cabin 24 has a nice secluded deck. More expensive cabins that had great decks were 26, 27 and 28. Many cabins have a whirpool tub that easily fits two. Another plus of a deck is that there is a 7/11 in the hotel parking lot where you can pick up a bottle of wine or cup of coffee. The Inn has is a very good restaurant and bar that attracts the locals. A hot breakfast is included. The hotel website has a very good descriptions of the various rooms and cabins.

Room Tip: Get a cabon with a deck
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HESPERIA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We love this place. The rooms have larger stepup jacuzi tubsand fireplaces. Nicely decorated. Its walking distance from the village. They have a delisious full breakfast buffet included. The restraunt is clean and comfortable. The gentleman who runs it and the bar is a gentleman of yesteryear. The bar offers some evening entertainment. We enjoy our stays here imensely! They're just a little pricey.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here before three years ago, same time of year, and loved it! We came back this time with some good friends and got the 2-BR, 2-story cabin (#25). It was great! We chose the king-sized BR upstairs with its own sink, toilet, and TV, and a door you could close. Our friends took the downstairs BR with a king-sized bed and a full bath, including jacuzzie tub, and a living room. It was the ideal set-up for doing your own thing. Our friends wanted to get up and go for a walk in the early morning, while we chose to sleep in; it was perfect. If one couple wanted to go to bed earlier than the other, again... perfect set-up. The staff are really friendly and are very accommodating. For instance: our bedroom had a new mattress, but it was too firm for me (having arthritis), so they moved a 2-inch thick foam mattress pad from another cottage that was vacant and put it on our bed. How cool was that? Does the property need a little rehab? Yes, it does. But it's not icky to stay in, and besides, the setting (among pine trees), the location (directly across the street from Lake Arrowhead Village with shops, restaurants, and entertainment), the excellent restaurant and bar, and the great staff all make up for that. We will be back again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Saddleback Inn

Address: 300 S. State Highway 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Location: United States > California > Lake Arrowhead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Lake Arrowhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Saddleback Inn 3*
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