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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 US near Exit 44 on I-5 (~5.9mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
4.0 Star Property Near St. Mark Golf Club
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09/26/2022 - 09/27/2022
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Verified Reviews of Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Beware Of hidden charges."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The grounds are beautiful the hotel is just an overpriced motel. However we prepaid in full the whole amount months before we came in. Once we got there they even advised us at check in you've already prepaid in full. Only when you check out do they mention to you a $40 resort fee per night. Not once did it say it anywhere in our reservation they did not mention it at the beginning when we checked in during incidentals or nothing. This is very dishonest practice of any hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Sep-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 03 to Tue Sep 06 2022 at a $152.32 average nightly rate.
"Nice Hotel, Beds, Staff & Pool!"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The hotel overall was nice. The bed was comfortable. The employees were very nice and helpful and the pool was nice!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Sep-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 01 to Sat Sep 03 2022 at a $213.99 average nightly rate.
"Nice Property / Bad Rooms and Service."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We booked the hotel well in advance and paid for a room with two beds for our party of 4. When we arrived, we were given a room with one bed and told that’s all they had. They also told us they had overbooked by 8 rooms. Then, they gave us the wrong key three times, so it took us an hour to check in. Our room had a ton of ants and they had to come spray three times during our four night stay. The property was nice, but the rooms and service left something to be desired.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Jul-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 21 to Mon Jul 25 2022 at a $291.99 average nightly rate.
"Poolside View"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We loved our stay! We stayed in the poolside view room on the second floor and had no complaints! In the morning we walked down to the coffee shop and had a delicious tres leche latte and went for a stroll along the lake! We were short on time due to only staying one night for a wedding but hopefully we’ll be back so we can try out the little pedal boats 😊.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 29 to Sat Apr 30 2022 at a $212.99 average nightly rate.
"Not worth it."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Not worth the money. My husband and I came for a family wedding that I was in. We asked for an early check in as check in is 4pm and the wedding was at 4:30pm on location. I was in the wedding and would have liked to get our room settled before the ceremony. The rooms are bland, the bathrooms are lacking. Our refrigerator in the room was so loud at night we had to unplug it. The ceremony spot was pretty and romantic. But the reception space was very plain. Sure some of that is based off what the marrying couple want to spend, you'll need a lot to give it some flare. The service during the ceremony was non existent. No water refills, they took the chargers after the salad course. And speaking of salad, it was like four bites. Dinner, had the tacos. Absolutely terrible and not enough food considering the cost per person as I was told from the bride. This place should be appalled by the look, taste, quality and quantity of food. I feel sorry my family spent money to be here for such a special day in their lives. And I wish we didn't spend the night at the hotel and had gone home instead. I'm receiving a $75 dollar credit for this review. I rather just receive that money back as we will never be returning. Do yourself a favor, don't have your wedding here, don't stay here. Sure Maybe if you have smaller wedding and you spend the money to decorate and maybe they have better food if you pay more for it. But I wouldn't stay the night unless maybe you are the bride and groom in the cabin rooms. Those are pretty decent. Although the couch in the brides cabin had a burn hole in the couch..
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Apr-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 02 to Sun Apr 03 2022 at a $262.58 average nightly rate.
"Great Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Lovely hotel with great facilities. Rooms are well equipped and the pools and jacuzzis are fab.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Apr-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 25 to Sun Mar 27 2022 at a $169.99 average nightly rate.
"Lots of fun for the whole family!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We stayed at the Lakehouse due to our cousin getting married there but will definitely be back! Rooms are nice, food and drinks were good and we didn’t even get to enjoy half of all the amenities they offer. Looking forward to our next stay so we can spend more time at the pool, on the lake and even the golf course!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 25 to Sun Mar 27 2022 at a $162.99 average nightly rate.
"Beautiful Hotel!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Room great, food wonderful, amenities and activities so fun! Thank you to the wedding coordinator and Christine(?) at front desk.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Mar 25 to Sun Mar 27 2022 at a $231.99 average nightly rate.
"Fun place with a very fun atmosphere!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff was very kind and accommodating. Love all the fun things that they give you at check in: smores kit, freebies for stand up paddle boarding or kayaking. Also, savings for various things. The place is very clean and well kept and the lake is fun. Very fun place to have a family reunion! Would go again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Feb-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jan 28 to Sat Jan 29 2022 at a $241.99 average nightly rate.
"A relaxing resort to enjoy during all seasons."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Our stay at the Lakehouse was lovely; we were in town for only one night to attend a wedding but found the resort to be classy. It had great staff, modern rooms that were spacious and plenty to do at the resort. This resort is a hidden gem!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Nov-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Oct 30 to Sun Oct 31 2021 at a $181.99 average nightly rate.
"Awesome"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Great place to stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 30 to Mon Oct 04 2021 at a $145.24 average nightly rate.
". Great staff bent over backwards to help."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Beautiful property. We had a great stay.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 30 to Mon Oct 04 2021 at a $145.24 average nightly rate.
"Smoking"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The room was clean. The view from our room was beautiful. Unfortunately we could not sit on the balcony or sleep with the balcony door open due to the smokers next door.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 19 to Wed Sep 22 2021 at a $182.99 average nightly rate.
"Vacation Rental"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Nice place !
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 18 to Sun Sep 19 2021 at a $180.99 average nightly rate.
"Layback atmosphere resort."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Plenty of amenities for our two day stay but at the same time it had a very relaxing atmosphere. We truly enjoyed it.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 12 to Tue Sep 14 2021 at a $113.75 average nightly rate.
"Relaxing"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
My husband and I wanted to get away after a year of not being able too. This place was just what we both needed. Beautiful hotel very comfortable very clean, staff amazing and helpful. We definitely will make this our getaway place from here on.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
08-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Sep 06 to Wed Sep 08 2021 at a $147.99 average nightly rate.
"Great place to stay."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Nice, clean rooms. Helpful and friendly staff. Lots of activities. Live the two outdoor pools, hot tubs and fire pits. Overall a great experience.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 20 to Sun Aug 22 2021 at a $254.99 average nightly rate.
"Room was covered in ants!"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
There were a large amount of ants in our room and even in the beds! We called housekeeping FOUR times and had to physically visit the front desk to get someone to come spray the room and change the sheets. No offer for a discount or to change rooms. We were not happy at all with this hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Aug-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 07 to Sun Aug 09 2020 at a $176.23 average nightly rate.
"Not worth the money."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Nice location but we got a view of the parking lot even though we booked months in advance.They charge a $20 resort fee daily even if you roll in late at night. and haveno need for the free hour paddle boats..not exactly a resort so thats a rip off. Upon questioning a $20 resort charge at 10 PM and leave at 7 AM the last day they staye its just their policy. Beds are comfortable but are extremely short if you get the two doubke beds. Rooms seem old, carpet worn and ugly. We had food on the dock at the bar and grill, food was horrible (no taste) and it took a long time to get out as they were having issues getting receipts to print. Not the worst place I've stayed but reviews showing 9 out of 10 are ridiculous. I give it a 5, more of a two star hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 22 to Mon Nov 25 2019 at a $117.27 average nightly rate.
"Peaceful with great atmosphere and view of Lake San Marcos."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I enjoyed my 10 days at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort. I was able to work remotely during the day in my room with the sliding glass door open and a suitable desk to work from. Although the ergonomics were not acceptable, to I had to improvise and bring in the patio table to facilitate my Mouse and Keyboard. I don't know why the adjoining doors that are optional to connect two rooms are still available. These doors are not sound proof, I can hear whats going on in other room. I feel these are useless, since the rooms are at a high price, I would be surprised if guests book two room and use them. As usual, the grounds are beautiful and well designed. The pool is kept up. But, I can see wear and tear on the hallway walls and inside the rooms as well. Carpets are worn, but understand the maintenance and balance of budget. The shower and bathrooms are really nice. I love the style and workmanship of the bathroom shower. Thank you very much! Michael.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Oct 19 to Mon Oct 21 2019 at a $159.05 average nightly rate.
"Checking in was very uncomfortable with gal that checked us in. Set a bad tone."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Very surly gal helped us at reception desk. The rest of experience was just fine.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 29 to Mon Sep 30 2019 at a $209.00 average nightly rate.
"Room for improvement."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Our room smelled like smoke upon arriving. Within 10 mins of being in our room, my one year old picked up a dirty fork from under the bed which concerned and made us check the rest of the room. Then we found a dirty disposable glove on the floor. Management moved us to a different room which was supposed to be an upgrade however we would’ve been completely happy to stay in our original room had it been in the condition we expected it to be in which is clean and presentable. The new room they moved us to had really low water pressure in the bathroom sink, but we found no use in informing management as it would’ve been another hassle to pack up our things and move to yet another room. A little disappointed with my experience and unsure if I would stay here again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Aug 24 to Mon Aug 26 2019 at a $139.40 average nightly rate.
"Great Pool"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Super nice environment.
(Group coordinator, booked 4 rooms), from US flag
24-Jul-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 20 to Thu Jul 25 2019 at a $177.10 average nightly rate.
"Exceptional"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Very clean and beautifully decorated rooms. Absolutely gorgeous views. Taylor surprised us with a bottle of champagne which made it even more special. I can’t wait to come back!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 09 to Sun Nov 11 2018 at a $279.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

90
Excellent

Summary of 1,256 reviews

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Rated 90/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent family hotel. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas.

Location

94/100
184 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Service

87/100
272 reviews

Professional and friendly staff at reception, but substandard management. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is perfect. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

71/100
361 reviews

Rooms were nice, although the beds were uncomfortable. Great views from decent and clean enough rooms. Dilapidated rooms, with bad kitchenettes, minibars, and furniture. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

65/100
138 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

56/100
13 reviews

Breakfast is average.

WiFi

17/100
8 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from families.

Good beach sports. Accessible parking.

Location

96/100
52 reviews

Great location, near nice bars and restaurants.

Service

84/100
64 reviews

Friendly service and great reception. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is perfect.

Room

65/100
97 reviews

Great views from decent and clean enough rooms. Guests complain about bathrooms, minibars, and general room maintenance. Beds, furniture and kitchenette are below average. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

61/100
44 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location. Great view.

Location

93/100
15 reviews

Great location.

Service

87/100
12 reviews

Friendly service.

Value

69/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

63/100
23 reviews

Clean enough rooms and wonderful views, but the bathrooms are below average.

Cleanliness

61/100
10 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great room.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Fantastic service. Great room.

Service

85/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Excellent family hotel. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas.

Location

94/100
184 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Shopping, restaurants and bars in the area are great.

Service

87/100
271 reviews

Professional and friendly staff at reception, but substandard management. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is perfect. Booking process is sufficient.

Room

71/100
360 reviews

Rooms were nice, although the beds were uncomfortable. Great views from decent and clean enough rooms. Dilapidated rooms, with bad kitchenettes, minibars, and furniture. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

64/100
137 reviews

Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms. Clean hotel facilities.

Breakfast

56/100
13 reviews

Breakfast is average.

WiFi

17/100
8 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from families.

Good beach sports. Accessible parking.

Location

96/100
52 reviews

Great location, near nice bars and restaurants.

Service

84/100
64 reviews

Friendly service and great reception. Recreation staff is nice. Room service is perfect.

Room

65/100
97 reviews

Great views from decent and clean enough rooms. Guests complain about bathrooms, minibars, and general room maintenance. Beds, furniture and kitchenette are below average. Shower can be a problem.

Cleanliness

61/100
44 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities.

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location. Great view.

Location

93/100
15 reviews

Great location.

Service

87/100
12 reviews

Friendly service.

Value

69/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

63/100
23 reviews

Clean enough rooms and wonderful views, but the bathrooms are below average.

Cleanliness

61/100
10 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Great room.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

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Property Description

With a stay at Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos, you'll be 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from California State University San Marcos and 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium. This 4-star resort is 8 mi (12.8 km) from Flower Fields of Carlsbad and 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Grab a bite to eat at the The Grill, a restaurant where you can take in the golf course view and dine alfresco. Or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Make yourself at home in one of the 142 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

St. Mark Golf Club - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palomar College - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
California State University San Marcos - 4.9 km / 3 mi
Twin Oaks Golf Club - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Double Peak Park - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
The Wave Waterpark - 11.3 km / 7 mi
The Crossings at Carlsbad - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation - 12.4 km / 7.7 mi
SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium - 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
Flower Fields of Carlsbad - 12.8 km / 8 mi
Palomar Medical Center - 13 km / 8.1 mi
Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 13.1 km / 8.1 mi
Stone Brewing - 13.5 km / 8.4 mi
Alta Vista Gardens - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
San Diego Botanic Garden - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi

The nearest airports are:
San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 68.1 km / 42.3 mi
Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 51 km / 31.7 mi
San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 61.5 km / 38.2 mi

The preferred airport for Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN).

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Food and water bowls
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Meeting rooms
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bars/lounges - 1
  • Number of spa tubs - 1
  • Number of poolside bars - 1
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wedding services
  • Off-street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Total number of rooms - 142
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Professional property host/manager
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Firepit
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Electric car charging station
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Library
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Fitness facilities
  • Conference space
  • Tennis on site
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Concierge services

Airport & Shuttle Information

McClellan–Palomar Airport (5 miles), San Diego International (39 miles)

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Maximum number of pets per room 2

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets cannot be left unattended

Only dogs are allowed

Pets allowed

Pets up to 25 pounds allowed with a $75 per stay nonrefundable clean up stay.

Misc Fees / Policies

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 75 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.
  • Contactless check-out is available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Cleaning Policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Social distancing measures are in place

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

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