This place is simply a fancy motel charging hotel prices. Service was no different from a motel. Resort fee was a joke.
Everything - it was very unassuming and we were more than surprised.
Wasn't anything we didn't like
The s'more kit upon check in, super friendly and helpful staff. Very nice room, comfortable and well maintained.
We were in town for a soccer tournament and the weather was in 60s so we would have liked to enjoy the pool and lake activities.
We loved the room, bed was really comfortable. Had a great nights sleep. The pool area is great. Cabanas, two pools, two jacuzzis, and two firepitts. Plenty of space.
Staff was nice but not very knowledgeable. No one ever went out of their way to help if there was a problem.
We LOVED our one-night stay at the Lakehouse! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left - everything was perfect. We booked it last minute as a fun little getaway during the holidays. We got a pretty good deal since we stayed the night before New Year's Eve (12/30). The hotel texted us to let us know our room was ready and we were able to check in around 1 PM. We had a ground floor pool view room. Every room has a balcony with bright yellow adirondack chairs and it was really nice sitting outside our room, with a cup of coffee and my book. They had quiet reggae music playing at the pool and I really enjoyed it! The room was IMMACULATE. Everything felt new and crisp and clean. I loved the color scheme and layout too. The room was really spacious and just overall lovely. It was just 2 of us for one night but I did notice that there were a TON of outlets throughout the room. Nice touch in this day and age when we all have so many electronics to charge :) The pools were both heated and almost warm enough for me to swim in (On December 30, mind you). We loved the jacuzzis though! I wish we'd been there on a Friday when they serve Sangria at the pool! (oh well, we'll just have to go back). In the evening they have fire pits around the pools that they light and it was really pretty and romantic. The grounds were really peaceful and tranquil. And even though the hotel was probably at low to moderate capacity - it feels like the type of place that even when it's full, it doesn't feel crowded. I noticed that another couple was checked into the room next to us, and there were people above them, but I never heard anyone at all when we were in our room. They serve free coffee in the morning at their little cafe and it was better than that your standard free hotel coffee. We walked by the lake, but didn't participate in any of the many lake activities. I also went for a run in the neighborhood in the morning and it's a really cute little community. We had a great time at the Lakehouse and kept saying we really wanted to bring friends back!
a little gem
great value for the price. We had a great time !
Tons of bugs. Couldn't use the beautiful balcony.
Best Hotel I've Stayed in!
I loved the room and the fact that it was right by the lake. It had a great view.
The only thing I didn't like was that hardly and water came out from the shower or the sink but besides that everything else was great!
Hotel/Motel with some hits and misses
The Lakehouse has a lot of potential and gets a lot of things right, but it lets the little details get in the way of really hitting the mark. Pros: - Comfortable beds - Full showers - Beautiful pools - Friendly staff - Free Wi-Fi - Free parking - Mini fridge - Activities for kids
Cons: - Noise - Bugs - Outside light - No safe in room - No plugs at computer desk - Wi-Fi drops and is unreliable Most rooms are motel-style and open directly to the outside, which can be noisy and makes it much easier for bugs to end up in the room (especially with the rooms being so close to the lake). We had mosquitos and silverfish in our room two or three days in a row.
A nice little surprise
Loved the atmosphere. Calm by the lake. Family oriented! Felt like vacation! Music, bar, and s'mores by the pool! The lake and the boat rental our favorite part!
Drinks at the pool bar a little pricey.
Super helpful and friendly staff, nice facilities, pools were awesome for relaxing during the day.
The check-in time of four and check-out time of eleven is a little tight, but we requested a later check out (noon) and that made it closer to what we are used to at other hotels.They offered to let us use the pool after checking out so that was really nice of them.
Great staff,truly care about you...my husband was having surgery and they wanted to make sure he had everything he needed to be comtorable and have a room on the first floor and they also upgraded us to a room that was right on the lake free of charge:) amazing beds,showers,true spa like feel
The only thing that bothers me is that you can't check in until 4 and you have to check out by 11
Located in San Marcos, Lakehouse Hotel and Resort is on a lake, within a 15-minute drive of California State University San Marcos and Palomar College. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
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