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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
Boise, Idaho
1 review
“This is THE place!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights, in one of the cottages by the lake which provided a stunning view and was quite comfortable with a deck in front and back!
It has just been renovated and I have to say they did an excellent job!
The room was spotless, had a modern theme, was directly across from the two heated swimming pools and two hot tubs.
We took our two grandkids, ages 6 and 9 and when it was time to come home, they didn't want to leave!
Room service is provided every day.
This is definitely a 5 star hotel! The rates are very attractive and the hotel itself has all the amenities you would ever want!
We will look forward to coming back!

Room Tip: Try to get a cottage on the lake! 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a kitchen, dini9ng room, and living sp...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Boulanb,

Thank you for spending 5 nights with us here at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort during your travels from Idaho! Our 2 bedroom cottage suites have been a hit since our opening and are a great fit for those families seeking a spacious living room and kitchen area with ample patio seating and two fire pits to take in the relaxation of the lake. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and I will be sure to pass along your praise to our housekeeping team who takes great pride in ensuring we meet our rigorous cleanliness standards.

We hope to see you the next time you return to California and thank you once again for the review,

Dieter Schmitz
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The location was extremely beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Everything was new and shiny, even the legs of our sofa were still in the wrapping plastics... Nice lake view and very peaceful place where mind rests. Two pools and spas were available for the guests.

We asked for a rolling bed for our child and it was brought soonest after the request. There was a fridge in the room, but no cooking facilities or dish. Just to let those traveling with children to know.

Only thing to mention still is that the isolation is not too good so that all steps could be heard from the upper floor and neighbours. Luckily we had very quiet neigbours during our stay so it didn't bother. Also we never figured out how the air conditioning was working but it seemed to switch on automatically so there was no actual problem with it.

We ate a very nice breakfast in the near by golf club restaurant. Definitely worth trying.

I wished we could have stayed a day or two longer. This hotel is definitely worth trying. Just 15 minutes drive from Legoland and Carlsbad. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and return ourselves if we are around again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
FamilyTravellerFI,

Here at the brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort we aim to provide a uniquely personable guest experience that creates lifelong memories and provides a refreshing escape from the bland resort norm. We appreciate your kind words regarding our team of passionate hoteliers and are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We agree our restaurant, The Grill, makes for a delicious start or finish to any day and that our central location to Southern California’s great destinations makes attraction hoping a breeze. I am pleased to inform you that we just completed a second round of insulation in all of our connecting rooms to ensure this issue you mentioned was immediately rectified.

We thank you for your review and for telling your friends and family about our new resort here on beautiful Lake San Marcos. The opportunity to earn lifelong guests is one we immensely value and our entire team looks forward to your return!

Dieter Schmitz
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Loved everything was brand new. Everything I was looking for in a hotel. Good service and friendly staff. Tucked away on the lake and a quiet neighborhood with many great places like Restaurant Row nearby. We went to the beach only 10 miles away.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Tallymv,

Thank you for your kind review and for choosing the brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort! I will be sure to pass along your praise with our housekeeping team who takes great pride in ensuring the utmost levels of cleanliness for our valued guests. We hope to see you soon!

Dieter Schmitz
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My mother lives in San Marcos and I live in Orange county, I try to see her as much as I can. Before the renovation I used to stay at Residence Inn (The Marriott used to be a good choice but lately the service went down hill). Last trip I decided to try something new so I picked the Lakehouse Hotel and I could not be happier!! The rooms are clean, the staff is super friendly and the view is marvelous!! This place is a little piece of heaven! I can't wait to bring the rest of my family there!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Carol G,

We are elated to be your new home away from home when you visit your mother from Irvine! We are appreciative that you gave our new resort a try and can assure you our commitment to providing a legendarily personable guest experience and affordable luxury will never deviate. We take great pride in creating a place for our valued guests to escape from the everyday and our entire team of passionate hoteliers share your excitement in the honor of hosting you and your family in the near future!

Dieter Schmitz
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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

What an amazing hotel....The rooms are large, beautifully decorated and many have incredible views of Lake San Marcos. The staff were friendly and very helpful. My husband and I needed a local hotel near Stone Brewery. It's only 16 minutes away. If you get a chance, stay here. Already booking our next trip to the Lakehouse.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
HeatherSecret,

Thank you for choosing Lakehouse Hotel and Resort during your visit to Stone Brewery. Our location on Lake San Marcos makes us a great choice for anyone looking to take in the brewery while having affordable luxury close by. I am elated to hear you are already planning your return visit and our entire team looks forward to the honor of creating a relaxing escape again!

Dieter Schmitz
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have been coming to Lake San Marcos for many years. My mother lives nearbye. We have stayed at the hotel before it was redone. We just recently stayed at the "new" Lakehouse Hotel and Resort and were very surprised! They have really made this place amazing. The rooms are clean, crisp, and cozy. The staff are very friendly. The colors chosen for the hotel are awesome. And, last but not least, the pool is wonderful. Why go to the beach? Go to the pool! I am sure in years to come, this place will become a major destination for many families. It is perfect for children/families. It is also wonderful for couples and single travelors. Have fun!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Steven C,

We are delighted to be your new home away from home when visiting your mother in the Lake San Marcos area. We have immensely enjoyed seeing the reactions of guests from years past who are now blown away by the new resort.

The all inclusiveness of the resort enables guests to arrive without needing to leave until their regretful departure and our pool decks have been a popular means of relaxation during the day and night. The resort itself has the versatility to be enjoyable for families, couples, solo travelers and anyone just looking to escape from the everyday which you allude to. I have shared your kind words regarding our amicable staff to my great team and we all thank you for your review!

Dieter Schmitz
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a great place. not completely open yet but rooms were great and so was service. 2 pools and hot tub. location was convenient and close to all san diego attractions. they are affiliated with golf club and we had dinner there one nite and it was excellent. the boat ride on lake was nice also. Will definitely stay again when in area.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
cynthia h,

Thank you for being our valued guest during our Grand Opening here at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort. We are so appreciative of the high ranking and feedback and hope to see you the next time your travels from Atlanta bring you to beautiful Lake San Marcos!

Dieter Schmitz
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Property: Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
Address: 1025 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078-5220 (Formerly Quail's Inn Hotel)
Location: United States > California > San Marcos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lakehouse Hotel & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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