The folks at the Saddleback Inn are very nice and helpful. The location is terrific and the setting beautiful. Unfortunately it needs a HUGE renovation. Our cabin's carpet was dark purple, dirty along the side of the walls and probably hasn't been changed in decades. The comforter and decorative pillows were also a pattern dark purple that hid (I don't want to know what kind of) stains. Small fruit flies joined us in the living room everyday.
When we walked in we immediately opened the windows. It smelled old and dank. When we opened the windows, the noise from the street was overwhelming. The hotel sits at a busy intersection and our room was about 10 feet from the traffic + Harley's are a favorite in Arrowhead I guess. The only other room available looked over the 7-11 parking lot.
At night, we turned the air conditioner on (which is one wall unit in the bedroom) it crackled like fireworks - so that wouldn't work. We then tried both fans, only one worked. The fans were absolutely old and filthy. It was almost impossible to get some sleep.
I wouldn't bathe my dog in "jacuzzi" in the bathroom. There was a water ring around the bottom and small dead flies. I had to take one of the hotel towels and dust off the plastic shelf on the wall.
This property has so much potential! What a shame it is that they have such little respect for their customers. Thank goodness we left our small children at home - there is no way I would have let them crawl around on that floor.
I challenge the owners to spend a week in the summer in their own hotel and see if they have a different impression
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Saddleback Hotel Lake Arrowhead