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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in San Marcos
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Lovely!! Beds are amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Great place to stay! We were looking for somewhere between Los Angeles and San Diego and very glad we fell upon this and ended up staying much longer than planned. Very relaxing, quiet and great staff....extremely helpful, bent over backwards to help and a special thanks to the lady who cleaned our room near the pool, she was lovely. We were upgraded to a Lake View room as building work was taking place, great views and very peaceful near the lake, would recommend as it was double the size of the pool views rooms.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
586bobbysgirl,

Thank you for choosing Lakehouse Hotel & Resort during your travels from the United Kingdom and for your review! As a collective team of passionate hoteliers we relish in the honor of creating lifelong memories via our personable service. I have shared your review this morning with our Housekeeping team who were elated to hear your kind words and the impact they had on your time with us. We hope to see you again the next time your travels bring you to Southern California and thank you once again for your review!

Dieter Schmitz
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Lakehouse is somehow affiliated with Tower 23, a modern and fun hotel on the beach in San Diego. Similar approach at lakehouse - clean and modern redo of what was probably a tired motel on quaint lake San Marcos. Very modern and clean and quiet (although currently some construction of a new waterside restaurant) in a somewhat secluded residential area. Nice alternative to the coastal area of Carlsbad and Oceanside where hotels are either pricey or worn out... This is now my "go to" place on my frequent trips to the area. Front desk is helpful and friendly. Beautiful pool (x2) and fire pits. There is a restaurant as part of the property, but 5 min walk - food is good but decor is pre-redo of the rest of the place.

Room Tip: Pool, lake or residential view. You pay for the views... 2 storey motel configuration.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Surfitfrazer,

Thank you for choosing Lakehouse Hotel & Resort after discovering our sister property Tower 23 and for your review! I will be sure to pass along your praise to our entire housekeeping team whom takes immense pride in ensuring the utmost levels of cleanliness throughout the resort as well as to our guest services team. As a collective team of passionate hoteliers we are committed to providing a legendary guest experience at a economical rate and we hope to see you again in the very near future!

Dieter Schmitz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

After much searching and hours of reading reviews, I decided on Lakehouse Hotel & Resort for 2 nights of an 8 night visit to California in mid January 2014. I highly recommend this property on so many levels.
The Staff/Management: Extremely friendly, helpful & attentive.
The Room: Very Clean, modern, welcoming & comfortable.
The Property: Fantastic!!!
The View: Fantastic!!! - we had a lake view…worth the extra $$.

On night two, which happened to be a big San Diego game, we decided to watch the game at the resort and had some family over…..three children & four adults. The room fit us all comfortably to watch the game. After a sad loss to the Broncos (who's laughing now) we decided to drown our sorrows in the heated pools & jacuzzi's and enjoy the fire pit which the staff lit for us when requested. The pool was fully stocked with big comfy towels, which was not expected but Much Appreciated on that cool, brisk evening!!!

For anyone visiting San Marcos or the surrounding areas, I HIGHLY recommend Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. I can't imagine that the staff or the property would disappoint you!

Wait…there is one grievance, the lighting wasn't that great in the bathroom for applying makeup. And that is the only negative thing I can say.

Looking forward to returning again!

Room Tip: If your wallet allows, lakeside view is worth it!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Adventgal,

The honor of providing a refreshingly personable guest experience deviating from the bland cookie cutter norm many have come to accept in hospitality is at the heart and soul of our new Lakehouse brand. Subsequently I am elated to read we succeeded in doing so during your 8 night stay while visiting us from Florida and appreciate your kind words regarding our entire staff of passionate hoteliers. We are pleased to read you were able to recover from the Chargers loss on our spacious pool decks with our fire pits and ample lounge seating. Word of mouth plays an essential role in our long term success and we greatly appreciate you recommending our brand new property here on Lake San Marcos.

We hope to see you the next time you are in the area and assure you the same commitment to a legendary guest experience will eagerly await!

Dieter Schmitz
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

My husband and cousin drove down from LA to celebrate my husbands birthday at Georges at the cove (for a sunset dinner). We had two deluxe King rooms. This place was so amazingly clean and new. We all had the BEST NIGHT SLEEP EV-ER!!!! The beds are AMAZING!!! So much so that we are going to be purchasing a bed just like the ones in the rooms. It is like sleeping on a cloud....for real!!! I wanted to take that bed home with me...or stay there forever. Ok...enough about the beds. The place was very Clean and very relaxing. We enjoyed the pool and the view of the lake and the mountains. This is our winter break from Michigan where the weather right now is in the -12F and has been for several days in a row, We will be coming back here next year to take advantage of the golf courses. My husband and cousin are dealing with some injuries right now and could not golf. The price was really good for such a beautiful hotel/resort on hotels.com. I couldn't believe how nice this place was....a DEFINITE place you want to stay. Staff was very nice too and offered us a glass of champagne upon arrival. Although the Kurig coffee maker in the room was new....we had to really work with the cup...holding it is a certain position to get it to heat and brew. Not sure why...because we have one of these at home and it works great. That was room 1209 in case the management wanted to check it out. This is not a complaint...just something for ther mngmt to check out.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
L H,

Thank you for choosing Lakehouse Hotel & Resort for your birthday celebration and escape from the Michigan winter weather! Receiving such praise from a Senior Reviewer such as yourself is an honor and we are elated to read that we exceeded your expectations. As a collective team of passionate hoteliers we understand how important these life memories are and we take immense pride in the opportunity of ensuring the utmost levels of personable customer service excellence in every interaction. Thank you as well for letting us know about your coffee maker, I have had our engineering team ensure its proper functionality.

We hope that we can make your birthday celebration a annual tradition here on Lake San Marcos and we thank you for your detailed review!

Dieter Schmitz
Hotel Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

My fiancée and I stayed here over the weekend, and we were extremely impressed! The rooms were clean, modern, and rather quiet despite there being a wedding party staying over the weekend and right above us. We stayed facing the waterfront and it was simply gorgeous. I typically have a difficult time staying away from home since my back gives me trouble when I sleep, however, for the first time staying at a hotel and resort, that wasn't the case. We loved tempurpedics beds! The concierge was very friendly and helpful. The golf course is within walking distance and overflowing champagne brunch was amazing. Thank you guys for a nice, relaxing weekend! We will surely be returning soon.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
B C,

We are delighted to read that we were able to provide a relaxing and comfortable home away from home during your escape with us from Los Angeles. Our goal is to match the tranquility of our Lake San Marcos location, brand new amenities and a personable guest service experience that together provides a refreshing deviation from the bland robotic norm many have come to sadly accept in hospitality. We hope to see you in the very near future for your next getaway and we thank you for your review!

Dieter Schmitz
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Sunny California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay... 3 of us, wife and 3 year old all had lots of fun. Lots of restaurants in the area (Phil's BBQ my favorite). Coffee machine in room was nice. Staff was very friendly. We stayed lakeside during a rainy weekend... enjoyed watching the rain fall on the lake. Had sunshine on final day, enjoyed a paddle boat ride.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
rawkneee,

Receiving feedback from a Senior Reviewer such as yourself is an immense honor for our entire team of passionate hoteliers and we thank you for your review. While we regret the weather was less than the norm here on Lake San Marcos we are pleased that on your last day you were able to enjoy our lake amenities and a sunny day. We eagerly await your return here at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort in what we hope is in the very near future!

Dieter Schmitz
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided to head to the Lakehouse for a quick getaway. We had never been but had heard great things! We loved it. We stayed in a cottage right on the lake. From the fire pit on the patio, to the tempurpedic mattress, everything was beyond perfect and beyond what is expected with the price we paid. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We spent the morning on the patio drinking coffee and the afternoon by the pool. We even made s'mores at night on our own private patio. Overall the Lakehouse was the perfect getaway during a very busy season of our lives.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dieter S, Hotel Manager at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Shelby F,

Thank you for choosing Lakehouse Hotel & Resort for your quick getaway and for your review! Our cottages are our largest accommodations offering two private fire pits and a spacious deck overlooking Lake San Marcos to roast s'mores and to take in the serenity of the lake. Thank you as well for sharing your great picture on our page of your view. We are elated you had a relaxing experience with us and our firm commitment to a personable guest experience awaits anytime you and your husband are looking for a quick escape!

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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