I stayed a total of three nights while in town on business. Thankfully someone else was paying or I would have felt I was wasting my money! This property is in serious need of TLC and renovation. The "Country Club" is anything but. It is more of an old motel with a golf course attached.
From the outside it looks old - a brown building with very worn carpet on the outside walkway. And as I opened my room door, I felt transported to the 1970s. The chairs and bedspreads looked very 70s. While the room was clean and somewhat comfortable, I would not stay here again.
My room had two double beds. Thankfully, I was by myself because one of the two beds was crooked. It sloped horribly so that one would be constantly rolling to one side. The other bed was fine, albeit hard. The pillows were extremely thin and I was very thankful to have brought my own.
The amenities were severely lacking in the room. There was no hair dryer. There was a fridge. However, the dial to regulate the temperature was broken and so my water all froze. I gave up and drank it room temp!
The phone in the room lights up at night and puts off a horrible light. If you are like me and want a dark room for sleeping - good luck. I put two washcloths over the clock and still could not block out the light. There was a clock radio in the room but it got very few stations. I did not trust it so used my cell phone and asked the front desk for a wake up call.
The view of the golf course was nice, but I could have done without the 5:30 AM lawn mowing!
We ate in the restaurant on Sunday and had very good food. I had the Eggs Benedict which was yummy. However, the service was very slow. Sadly, the weekday service does not start until 7AM and we were out the door every morning by 6:30.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carlton Oaks is one of San Diego’s best kept secrets. Here you can enjoy the scenic views of our championship par 72 golf course. Our resort has a meandering creek as well as mature Cottonwood, Sycamore and Eucalyptus trees and a handful of lakes, making it a home to many types of wildlife including hawks, herons, egrets, and ducks. Whether, dining abound or wanting something close, the resort is just minutes from several elegant restaurants, while offering its own culinary delights and libations at the Oaks Bar and Grill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Oaks Country Club San Diego Hotel Santee