September 8, 2003
I was a little wary when the clerk handed me the TV remote along with my key. It's interesting that you could walk off with the key and just drop it in a mailbox, but I got the distinct impression that if you didn't bring back the TV remote when you checked out, they'd assemble a posse and hunt you down and/or charge your credit card a zillion dollars. I can't see that the remote would do you much good unless you happen to have Lake Elsinore Cable or needed a couple of AA batteries.
The room itself was clean and comfortable and had a great air conditioner. Usually motel A/C is pretty wimpy. We turned this one on as we headed out to the ball park. When we returned four hours later, the room was like a meat locker! We actually had to open the door to warm the room up a bit.
There's a small swimming pool with a great view of the parking lot. A small breakfast room serves pastries, juice and coffee (although they were out of juice by the time we got in there).
When we asked for extra pillows, in the great tradition of crappy hotel pillows, we were provided with two of the hardest pillows I've ever put my head on--it was as if the foam inside had solidified and then broken into fist-sized chunks. Where do they get stuff like this?
Pillows aside, if you ever find yourself in Lake Elsinore, the Lakeview Inn is OK for the price. But don't forget to return the remote.
From journal Lake Elsinore - Class A Baseball and Outlet Stores