Meridian at Lake San Marcos Review

Meridian at Lake San Marcos

Assisted living facility near San Diego, California


The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is a beautiful property that’s owned and operated by Pacifica Senior Living.

As a senior living facility it boasts an impressive 5.0-star rating on Google, and is in the top 10% of all senior living facilities in located in California!

Residents say it provides a true resort-like experience, and encourages seniors to stay active and social. It includes an activities calendar, scheduled retreats, and lots of common areas. There’s even a large swimming pool!

Apartments are designed to be cozy, comfortable, and customizable for senior needs. They describe the living area a relaxing, cottage-style housing environment.

Pacifica offers a range of care plans – from basic assisted living service, to memory or respite care.

  • Room Types: studio-style apartment, 1 bedroom, or 2 bedrooms.
  • Amenities: on-site beauty salon, large outdoor pool, scenic paths, day trip outings, trivia night, social parties 24/7 care, daily fitness classes, and a pet-friendly environment.

Base prices start at $2,995/month for a basic studio apartment.

Meridian at Lake San Marcos

SINCE 2012


Trained caregivers assist with daily living activities, medication management, and coordinate with healthcare providers.


Designed for seniors 62+ who are in good health, and like the benefits of an exclusive retirement community.


Personalized care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Facility has safeguards for wanderings.


Similar to nursing homes, skilled nursing facility has “skilled” nurses for chronic disease or disabilities.

Meridian at Lake San Marcos Outdoor Pool


Here are some of the amenities offered to residents at no added cost.

  • 24/7 Staff
  • Emergency Call System
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry & Linen
  • Medication Services
  • Ski Community
  • Fitness Gym
  • Nutrition Monitoring
  • Private Clubhouse
  • Salon & Spa
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Meridian Market
  • Dog Park
  • Rejuvenating Spa

Fine Dining

Here are some of the fine dining benefits residents have access to.

  • Executive Chef
  • Wine Menu
  • Seasonal Menu
  • Nutrition Monitoring
  • Home-Made Deserts
  • Social Happy Hour

Meridian at Lake San Marcos Costs

There are a lot of housing options available. Residents can choose between a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or studio with share bathroom.

  • Avg. studio is about 385 sq. ft.
  • Avg. 1BR is 850 sq. ft.
  • Avg. 2BR is 1,500 sq. ft.

Residents must also take an initial health assessment to determine the level of care needed. In some cases it may limit the type of housing available.

Lowest price senior apartment online was $2,995/month.

Other apartment types ranged from $4,650/month to $7,300/month.

** Check for updated prices.


What does continuing care mean?

A CCRC (or continuing care campus) means residents have access to upgraded care as needed– from independent living to assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and other care services at little to no additional costs.

What types of care services are offered?

The primary services include independent living, assisted living, and memory care for dementia or Alzheimer’s.

How many floor plans are there?

This facility offers dozens of floor layouts and sizes – you can check their website to view what is available and inquire about the pricing for it.

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