We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Carlton Oaks

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Carlton Oaks
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 46: English reviews
Level Contributor
45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in room 214 with two double beds because it was the cheapest rate on trip advisor. Room was fairly nice. Clean. Iron and portable ironing board hidden under the refrigerator. No microwave. Personal coffee maker with super weak coffee. Single pane windows facing out on a covered walkway, so you do get a noise from the outside. The walkway... More 

Thank evilipoo
Gilbert, AZ
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The rooms were nice just lacking small touches to make it a better place. Towels were cheap and not enough bedding supplies for the large room we had for a family. Plumbing issues in our room with this LOUD sound coming from the wall when the water was turned on. The pool area was great.

Thank TeacherNMesa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a motel. This means that when you walk out your door you're outside. I may have missed this in the photos but my expectations of a "resort" were not met. The room was updated but it was still cold and not as modern as expected.

Thank Sharon S
William H, Manager at Carlton Oaks, responded to this review

Good morning Sharon, We're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. We work hard to ensure our guests are happy, and we would appreciate any input regarding changes that could be made. Our sincerest apologies, Will Henry More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It was dark when we first drove up. Upon opening the door to the room, we drew in a breath of excitement and relief. A beautifully updated, designer room awaited us! It was spotless and smelled wonderful. A backdrop of Mountains spotted the view as fog misted the gorgeous golf course our room overlooked. This hotel was priced right, and... More 

Thank Paulette G
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Hotel is older but nicely remodeled. We were visiting relatives in Santee and I would not recommend staying at any of the other hotels in Santee or El Cajon. Safe neighborhood. The room has a weird layout. Bed is comfortable, nice lines. Did not try pool or bar/lounge. You are close enough to Mission Gorge that takes you to many... More 

Thank TKA820
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Really great find! Ashlyn helped me in making a reservation. Very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to have her check us in as well. Joy was also at the desk and was very sweet. Great great staff! The room was clean, updated. Love the sliding barn door for the bathroom - very classy! Lots of storage in bathroom.... More 

1 Thank JupiterCalling
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My husband and I golfed and stayed here. All very pleasant. Rooms facing the driving range are good but so are the ones that appear to face the parking lot. There are lots of trees so the view of the cars is masked. Rooms are totally updated and very clean. They've done a good job on an older building. Great... More 

Thank Looncry
Redondo Beach, California
Level Contributor
73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I love the golf course at Carlton Oaks. It's one of the best kept secrets in San Diego. It's a little inland, which is why it's such a hidden gem. Rates are decent, and I've always had good course conditions. The restaurant and bar has good food, at reasonable prices, with friendly service. I've never stayed in the lodge, but... More 

Thank EricLAX
Hayward, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

There are only 3 places to stay in Santee, CA. I think Cariton Oaks Country Club is the best of the 3. It is located next to a golf course and is located in a nice quite area. The hotel (motel) is 2 story and the rooms are a bit small but clean and the staff is very good from... More 

Thank Gene G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I recently stayed at the Carlton Oaks Country club to visit family and was really impressed by the facelift the place has had since I last stayed there like 5 years ago. It really has been renovated and the totally improved. Truthfully, I didn't mind the place before - but the look was a little bit outdated back then. I... More 

1 Thank rv_126
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

28 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (12)
Dining (1)
Room/Suite (5)
Bathroom (2)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (16)
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santee
2.5 mi away
4.8 mi away
Holiday Inn San Diego - La Mesa
8.3 mi away
Sycuan Golf Resort
Sycuan Golf Resort
#1 of 14 in El Cajon
4.0 of 5 stars 143 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.5 mi away
Ayres Lodge Alpine
Ayres Lodge Alpine
#1 of 2 in Alpine
4.5 of 5 stars 693 reviews
6.0 mi away
BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU
4.3 mi away
BEST WESTERN Continental Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Carlton Oaks

Address: 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, CA 92071-2310
Location: United States > California > Santee
Price Range: $103 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlton Oaks 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo, Hotwire and Agoda so you can book your Carlton Oaks reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carlton Oaks Country Club San Diego Hotel Santee
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay