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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“FABULOUS HOTEL - NEW & HIP! MUST STAY”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited the hotel to go to Lego Land and we are so glad we stayed! It is situated on a lake and super close to to the San Diego/Carlsbad attractions, but out of the way enough to feel like you're out of the hustle & bustle of evertday city life.

It is a newly renovated property and the rooms are spacious, hip, modern and clean. From the check-in to the check-out everyone we encountered was super helpful and kind. We can't say enough good things about this hotel and urge you to give a try! Pools & Jacuzzi's were spectacular!

We wish we could have stayed longer, but the 2 nights we stayed were absolutely perfect. Kudos to the staff at the Lakehouse Hotel!

Our room overlooked the lake, it was spacious and modern and the amenities were really nice. Towels were super soft and luxurious, comfy-plush robes, nice soaps, etc. All the rooms have balconies or porches and the pool and Jacuzzi areas were so well done. Fire pits around the pool area, 2 pools, 2 Jacuzzi. I wish we had more time so we could lay out and enjoy the pool area during the day.

Next time we visit San Diego area, we will definitely return to the hotel.
Thanks for making our son's bday memorable and affordable!

Kudos to Lakehouse Hotel!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Lei333,

Thank you for choosing the brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort and for contributing such beautiful pictures to our Trip Advisor page of your son’s birthday celebration! I have shared your kind compliments with our entire staff here who love hearing from our valued guests. I am extremely lucky to have such a talented team of passionate hoteliers that take great pride in creating lifelong memories and I am elated we succeeded in doing so during your time with us.
Please visit us again soon and thank you again for sharing your experience!

Dieter Schmitz
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Stafford, Connecticut
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just returned from a 5 day business trip to the San Marcos Area. The hotel hosted the Stone Brewing Co. National Sales team and went over the top to make sure we were happy. Great customer service, spacious rooms overlooking the pool and the lake. Great poolside fire pits as well as an "adult " pool as well. Can't wait to be back in November!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
CTBeerGuy,

Thank you for joining us during your business trip from Stafford, Connecticut with the Stone team and for your review. We share in your excitement for your return and assure you that the same commitment to service excellence and a personable guest experience will await!

Dieter Schmitz
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed at the Lakehouse for about a week this summer. We used to stay at the property when it was previously known as the Quail's Inn and later, the Lake San Marcos Resort (but stopped when the aforementioned slipped into serious disrepair!). Anyway, we were more than pleasantly surprised with the newly-renovated Lakehouse Hotel. Wow! The staff was professional and courteous and the manager, Dieter, upgraded us to a lakeside room since our stay was on the longer end. The rooms are spacious, the beds are supremely comfortable, the housekeeping is stellar, and most importantly (for me, the light sleeper!), the property is quiet! There are two lovely pools and spas and plenty of room to stretch out in the sun. There is also a poolside bar.

I am so happy that this property was purchased by people who actually care about the service they provide and the upkeep of the surroundings! Thanks for a wonderful and peaceful stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
snappytaco,

Thank you for your review and your kind words regarding our talented team of passionate hoteliers here at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort. I will be sure to share your review with our team who will be delighted to hear a Senior Reviewer such as yourself had such a memorable stay.

I assure you our expectations of providing personable service excellence and a legendary guest experience will never be compromised. Our collective team eagerly awaits your return!

Dieter Schmitz
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We wanted to visit San Diego, but stay somewhere out of the city. This resort was perfect. They upgraded us to a lakeview room which was amazing. The room was clean and comfortable. It is very kid friendly despite the very modern look of the hotel. The kids enjoyed the pools. The first night we ate at the golf course. Don't let the appearance fool you. It is very dated and sort of smells like an antique shop. Sit on the patio and be amazed by the food. We are told the restaurant will be remodeled in January. We also ordered food poolside...best crab cakes! Do not go to the cafe across the street in the little strip mall. Overall the place is great and staff was friendly and helpful. I can't wait for the surrounding area to catch up!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Andiezzzzzzzz,

Thank you for choosing the brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort during your visit from Rancho Cucamonga. I am elated you were able to experience our Lakeview rooms which offer beautiful serene views onto Lake San Marcos. I will be sure to pass along your praise to our team at our restaurant, The Grill, which serves amazing selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as our room service 24 hours a day and poolside as you were able to partake in.

We take great pride in the honor of providing a legendary guest experience for our valued guests via our personable interactions and our new resorts amenities. We collectively hope to see you and your family in the very near future!

Dieter Schmitz
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La Mesa, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just stayed at the recently renovated Lakehouse Hotel in San Marcos for a friend's wedding that was at Leo Carillo Ranch. This property is beautiful, has yummy beds, terrific pool area and good food just down the street at St. Mark's golf course. Everyone who works there is super helpful and very friendly. Thanks for a great stay Lakehouse!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
lareynolds77,

We had a blast hosting your wedding party this weekend and are pleased to hear you had a great experience here at our new resort. Our entire team hopes to see you again in the very near future and we thank you for your review!

Dieter Schmitz
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Just got back from a stay at the Lakehouse and it was AWESOME! I was so impressed with the renovation. From the moment I made the reservation over the phone to the moment we left, I was so happy with everyone who worked there who we came in contact with – very welcoming and courteous. I will not stay anywhere else, but here, if I’m in the area and looking for lodging. The room that we stayed in was beautifully decorated – kohler fixtures in the bathroom, plush duvet, plush pillows, plush towels! It was quite luxurious. Also, the flat screen was super sharp, and the view to the lake was suberb. If you stay here, you have to get a lake view because it’s simply amazing to wake up and enjoy that view first thing in the morning. You get your own patio area as well. :) I should also mention that we ordered room service for lunch, dinner and breakfast because we didn’t want to leave, and turns out, food was really yummy. Had everything I was craving crab eggs benedict for breakfast and braised short ribs for dinner. Also, the pool area is quite nice - they have 2 pools and 2 jacuzzis and they weren't crowded at all. Also, the firepits were awesome. We wanted to make our own smores, and they were nice enough to turn on the big firepit when we inquired about it (as it had just gotten dark, and it hadn't been turned on yet). The kids also loved the boat and bike paddling, and they also didn't not want to leave. I was looking for a place near Legoland that was affordable, yet stylish. I almost chose a place that was much more expensive, but so glad I decided we stay here. I should also mention that this resort doesn't charge for parking overnight, wireless and those pesky resort fees that add up. A MAJOR plus. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
WorldTravelersince5,

Thank you for your detailed review regarding your experience with us! We take great pride in the honor of providing a uniquely personable guest experience via our genuine interactions and we are delighted we succeeded in doing so during your time with us. We are proud to offer numerous lakefront amenities such as our marina rentals that set us apart from the other resorts in California and that we do so at an economical rate. Our restaurant, The Grill, is a great choice for dining and supplies our room service 24/7 which I am elated to hear you partook in for every meal. I have also passed your praise along to the our great team there. Collectively our vision is to ensure our guests arrive and never have to leave the property until their reluctant departure. Great to hear your family was able to enjoy some S’mores making, we also are proud to host a resort wide s’mores night on our pool deck every Saturday.

Fees such as charges for parking, wireless, fitness center use and resort fees for what we feel should be an inclusive aspect to our resort experience will simply never have a place here at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort.

Thank you once again for your detailed review and we hope to see you in the very near future!

Dieter Schmitz
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Davis, CA
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I stayed three nights on a recent business trip. The price I got was comparable with other offerings in town (Hampton Inn, Residence Inn, etc). The entire property has been recently renovated. I did not use the pool, but the two pools looked very nice. My room was extremely clean and the bed was very comfortable. Staff was professional and friendly. The property is located in a quiet residential area which I really liked. I would highly recommend this property and I will definitely stay here when business finds me back in the area. On a side note, I stumbled upon a nearby sushi restaurant named Sushi Huku that had good rolls for a reasonable price (I especially liked the Red Dragon roll!). I also had my first Five Guys hamburger (none where I live) and enjoyed that too.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
jt108,

Thank you for choosing the brand new Lakehouse Hotel and Resort for your business trip. We appreciate the kind words regarding our passionate team of amicable hoteliers and in alluding to our serene location here on Lake San Marcos. As you enjoyed Five Guys the next time your with us be sure to try our SMG burger at The Grill or via room service. This burger with bacon, fried egg, sharp cheddar, Russian dressing on a toasted roll has been a hit. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you soon!

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
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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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