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Saddleback Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lake Arrowhead
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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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!

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Cerritos, California
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

M y wife and I have been here at least 8 times and each time is better than the last. Starting with clean and comfortable. These folks never stop upgrading this place. The owner, a really nice man, and his maintenance staff never stop. We are always amazed with what they do each year to make our stay better and more comfortable. The location is really good. Walk to the lovely village and lake. We think the restaurant is fabulous with a huge selection of specialties. If anyone out there wants a really nice place in Lake arrowhead that is clean and comfortable and priced right then you found it. We will be back. L Shaver

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

The folks at the Saddleback Inn are very nice and helpful. The location is terrific and the setting beautiful. Unfortunately it needs a HUGE renovation. Our cabin's carpet was dark purple, dirty along the side of the walls and probably hasn't been changed in decades. The comforter and decorative pillows were also a pattern dark purple that hid (I don't want to know what kind of) stains. Small fruit flies joined us in the living room everyday.

When we walked in we immediately opened the windows. It smelled old and dank. When we opened the windows, the noise from the street was overwhelming. The hotel sits at a busy intersection and our room was about 10 feet from the traffic + Harley's are a favorite in Arrowhead I guess. The only other room available looked over the 7-11 parking lot.

At night, we turned the air conditioner on (which is one wall unit in the bedroom) it crackled like fireworks - so that wouldn't work. We then tried both fans, only one worked. The fans were absolutely old and filthy. It was almost impossible to get some sleep.

I wouldn't bathe my dog in "jacuzzi" in the bathroom. There was a water ring around the bottom and small dead flies. I had to take one of the hotel towels and dust off the plastic shelf on the wall.

This property has so much potential! What a shame it is that they have such little respect for their customers. Thank goodness we left our small children at home - there is no way I would have let them crawl around on that floor.

I challenge the owners to spend a week in the summer in their own hotel and see if they have a different impression

Room Tip: If you must stay here, ask for a room FAR AWAY from the street.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Friendly staff, comfy rooms, and great location/ walking distance from activities. A nice place to clear your head and enjoy your stay however long or short your visit may be. Don't forget to enjoy the cooler temperatures.

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Here on a four night "get-away" trip from the city life. Loving it! The mountains are beautiful, the hotel is pristine. I am a CLEAN FREAK. When I first check into a hotel, I look at every nook and cranny! Under the bed. Everything. This place is spotless! Have my own nice private cottage. There was no parking fee or hidden fees. Hate those! Always find out when you go to check out! And free breakfast which was great to have for me and the kids. Ate dinner at the restaurant Friday and Saturday. The ribs and the fish were delicious! The kids loved the karaoke on Friday night in the lobby. Saturday was a lady guitar player. She was great. Did a lot of covers songs of like Janis Joplin and Adele and Fleetwood Mac.

Hotel staff is great. Super friendly. Just a short walk to the village which is perfect. The kids loved the little park at the end. And feeding the ducks. And the hotel gives you passes to the lake where the kids went swimming and I laid out in the sand. Beautiful summer days up here! Cool at night and maybe mid eighties during the day.

Don't want to leave tomorrow! But they do give you a 50% off coupon for next time during the week so I will be back! Thank you guys!

Room Tip: In the Moonglow. Deck of the front is perfect for sitting in gorgeous weather. Huge jacuzzi tub in t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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La Quinta, California
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

All the years in southern cal.and now I find this charming place. The staff is so nice . My room was a cottage in the woods. Very nice, very clean,a perfect location just across the street from the lake and shopping. Stay here if you go to Lake Arrowhead. Perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at this resort at Lake Arrowhead,Ca.from the very begining the staff could not do enough to make us feel welcomed,the rooms are well kept along with the main lodge.the resturant has a good menu,along with a great bar and decor.We highly recommended this place if you are looking for a good value and a great place to spend a couple of nights.

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Property: Saddleback Inn
Address: 300 S. State Highway 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Location: United States > California > Lake Arrowhead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lake Arrowhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Saddleback Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering premium hotel lodging, exquisite dining and seasonal entertainment in a resort atmosphere 5000 feet up, and perfectly located near beautiful Lake Arrowhead and the "Lake Arrowhead Village" shopping and entertainment complex, The Saddleback Inn, the locals' favorite, will not disappoint even the most discerning vacationer. The food is excellent and the cottages, nestled back in the pines, are clean, quaint, well appointed and very comfortable. Advance bookings are highly recommended. With queen or king beds, river rock gas log fireplaces, double whirlpool baths, air conditioning, refrigerators, suite combinations of one to three bedrooms, some pet friendly cottages, a 4 star "locals favorite" restaurant and full bar, the Saddleback Inn offers something for everyone. The Saddleback Inn is also within walking distance of Lake Arrowhead, as well as the main commercial, entertainment, shopping and dining area, Lake Arrowhead Village - both are a mere 5 minute stroll from the Saddleback Inn. ... more   less 
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