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Saddleback Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lake Arrowhead
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
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“Loving it!”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Here on a four night "get-away" trip from the city life. Loving it! The mountains are beautiful, the hotel is pristine. I am a CLEAN FREAK. When I first check into a hotel, I look at every nook and cranny! Under the bed. Everything. This place is spotless! Have my own nice private cottage. There was no parking fee or hidden fees. Hate those! Always find out when you go to check out! And free breakfast which was great to have for me and the kids. Ate dinner at the restaurant Friday and Saturday. The ribs and the fish were delicious! The kids loved the karaoke on Friday night in the lobby. Saturday was a lady guitar player. She was great. Did a lot of covers songs of like Janis Joplin and Adele and Fleetwood Mac.

Hotel staff is great. Super friendly. Just a short walk to the village which is perfect. The kids loved the little park at the end. And feeding the ducks. And the hotel gives you passes to the lake where the kids went swimming and I laid out in the sand. Beautiful summer days up here! Cool at night and maybe mid eighties during the day.

Don't want to leave tomorrow! But they do give you a 50% off coupon for next time during the week so I will be back! Thank you guys!

Room Tip: In the Moonglow. Deck of the front is perfect for sitting in gorgeous weather. Huge jacuzzi tub in t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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La Quinta, California
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

All the years in southern cal.and now I find this charming place. The staff is so nice . My room was a cottage in the woods. Very nice, very clean,a perfect location just across the street from the lake and shopping. Stay here if you go to Lake Arrowhead. Perfect.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at this resort at Lake Arrowhead,Ca.from the very begining the staff could not do enough to make us feel welcomed,the rooms are well kept along with the main lodge.the resturant has a good menu,along with a great bar and decor.We highly recommended this place if you are looking for a good value and a great place to spend a couple of nights.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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La Quinta, California, United States
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this inn, the people at the front desk friendly, however , rooms leave a lot to be desired. Old, faded bedspreads, no radio , small tv's, dated to be sure. I felt like I was back in the 70's....my husband was less impressed. We moved over to the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa and for almost the same price we were so impressed..

The owner was great, the breakfast was served on little plastic plates with the eggs cold on the bottom, the patties were greasy and service was sparse.

We have made our new "favorite" romantic place at the Lk Arrowhead Resort.....

I am usually not that picky, however, the room we were in was depressing to say the least.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Saddleback Inn is a quiet, woodsy lodging near the lake and village. There are many small cabins tucked in the trees behind the main office and grill. Ours was pleasantly decorated and spotlessly clean. The bathroom and jacuzzi tub took up about 1/4 of the cabin but was well worth it. The tub is so big, you struggle to stretch out and adjust the faucet with your toes.

During our three night stay, we needed front desk help several times. We encountered three different staff members and each was helpful, friendly, and attentive. My wife is on a special diet and needed a microwave. There was none in the room. While I was waiting for another guest to check-in, I was talking to the visitors about wanting to request a microwave. A staff member overheard my needs, got on the phone and called in the order. She then stepped out of the office and told me the microwave was on the way. Nice.

The Saddleback Inn is a short, down hill, walk from Arrowhead Village where there is shopping and dinning. Arrowhead is a private lake with little or no public lake access. Here you can take stroll next to the water and around the village. It takes about 10-15 minuets if you don’t stop to shop.

In the Village are stores like Pendleton and Izod along with local merchants. You can get an ice cream cone, chocolates, new shoes, or a new outfit. There is even a toy store and a small children's amusement area.

There are a variety of food choices at the Village. You can eat Mc Donald's, Subway, or upscale a little with Mexican food or nicer choices at Woody's Boat House. Mc Donald’s and the Boat House have nice lake views. You won’t find gourmet fair but you will have a decent meal a short walk from you lodging. If you want to just cocoon, you can do so by eating at the dinning room and bar in the Inn.

It’s a nice drive to Big Bear where the lake has more public access and there is more shopping. However, there is more noise and more people. In Spring, drive past Big Bear to the deserts and take a look at the wildflowers. Of course there is skiing and tube slides in winter.

We would go back to the Saddleback.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin away from the road and dinning room. Although the whole area is quiet, this will mak...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

I really like the location of this place. Easy walking distance to Arrowhead Village. They have their own restaurant and bar, both of which are quite good. Have your own cabin is a neat experience. The cabins are not that fancy, but for the price they are quite good. Very good staff as well.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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redondo beach, california
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in febuary 2012. We stayed in a cute freestanding cabin named moonglow. The cabin is very clean, has 2 bathrooms, and a nice outdoor deck. This hotel is very quiet and peaceful. The price is very reasonable for what you get. The tub was awesome. My only complaint is the beds. Upstairs bed is large but very hard and uncomfortable. The downstairs couch bed needs to be replaced, it is also uncomfortable. It would be nice if they had a coffee maker in the room. They provide a microwave and fridge but I need my morning coffee. Otherwise money well spent. Great location next to village and lake. Also there is a 7-11 store a few walking steps away.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Saddleback Inn
Address: 300 S. State Highway 173, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Region: United States > California > Lake Arrowhead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Lake Arrowhead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Saddleback Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering premium hotel lodging, exquisite dining and seasonal entertainment in a resort atmosphere 5000 feet up, and perfectly located near beautiful Lake Arrowhead and the "Lake Arrowhead Village" shopping and entertainment complex, The Saddleback Inn, the locals' favorite, will not disappoint even the most discerning vacationer. The food is excellent and the cottages, nestled back in the pines, are clean, quaint, well appointed and very comfortable. Advance bookings are highly recommended. With queen or king beds, river rock gas log fireplaces, double whirlpool baths, air conditioning, refrigerators, suite combinations of one to three bedrooms, some pet friendly cottages, a 4 star "locals favorite" restaurant and full bar, the Saddleback Inn offers something for everyone. The Saddleback Inn is also within walking distance of Lake Arrowhead, as well as the main commercial, entertainment, shopping and dining area, Lake Arrowhead Village - both are a mere 5 minute stroll from the Saddleback Inn. ... more   less 
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