Lake San Marcos

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly resort less than one hour from downtown San Diego
  • Choice of traditional rooms, suites or cottages for up to six guests
  • Golfers receive member access to two semi-private clubs at the resort
  • Two pools, hot tubs, fire pits and marina with water-sport rentals

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
"Comfortable bed with high thread count sheets."
Aug 14, 2017
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is an hour’s drive from San Diego International Airport and parking is free for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort has welcomed families to the shores of Lake San Marcos since the 1960s when it opened as an intimate 75-room hotel. In 2013, the property underwent extensive renovations, nearly doubling in size to offer 144 guest rooms, suites and cottages. Throughout its makeover, the hotel maintained its focus on family-friendly entertainment with nostalgic activities like roasting s’mores, hula hooping contests and board games.

All the rooms have Keurig coffeemakers, minifridges, walk-in rain showers and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have balconies or patios with pool and lake views. Upgrades are available to larger suites and lakefront cottages with additional bathrooms, patios with fire pits, dining tables and space to sleep six guests. Quiet hours are observed after 10 p.m. to accommodate younger guests’ sleeping schedules.

The expansive pool deck has two pools, hot tubs, fire pits and a seasonal outdoor bar. From the on-site marina, guests can rent paddleboards, kayaks and pontoon boats and parents can enjoy in room spa services. The library has a cozy fireplace and is the perfect place to pass a quiet evening with board games and shelves stuffed with books for all ages. Golfers staying on site receive member access to semi-private St. Mark Golf Club and St. Mark Executive Course.

When hunger strikes, guests can dine on the floating Dock Bar or sample a rotating menu of California cuisine upstairs at Decoy, looking out at the water. The Lounge hosts happy hour daily from 4-6 p.m. and stays open late to serve cocktails and small plates.  



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra beds available on request: $10 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Small dogs (maximum weight: 25 pounds) are allowed on request, and will be charged, a one time non-refundable fee of $75 (subject to tax) per stay.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $15 (subject to tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes complimentary parking.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Lakehouse Hotel & Resort - San Marcos over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.3 Rooms
3.5 Quality of Service
3.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed with high thread count sheets.
Adriana Aug 14, 2017 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel staff was very accommodating. We were able to check in early and upgrade our room to a lake view. The hotel room was nice, clean, and the bed was comfortable. The pool ran out of towels while we were there, but luckily we brought our own.
Other Comments
One thing that we were not expecting were the green flies that were all over our lake front patio. it unfortunately made the outside area less enjoyable, but I understand it is out of their control and the view was still lovely.
Karly Aug 09, 2017 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The marina, porch, & fire pits
Other Comments
Request a second floor room
Sara Jul 18, 2017 Dallas, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beds
Pamela Jun 10, 2017 Grand Junction, CO, USA
Enjoyed Most
See above....
Other Comments
Front desk service, felt like we were 2nd class citizens. Not very accommodating to our request, like pulling teeth,. Rooms were clean, beds were comfy, and the property was lovely. I had to remind them that our voucher included a glass of champagne which I had to point out to them. Maybe it was because we were Travelzoo customers that we were treated differently.....
Ernestine May 15, 2017 Irvine, California, USA

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