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San Diego, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We've come here for years, and boy has it gone downhill now... They "guarantee" room check in by 4pm. We had pre checked at 1pm but at 5:30, our room was still not ready. We finally get into our room around 6, and it looks dirty. Dirty pots and pans and Cheerios from previous guests were still on the table...Yuck!...

Thank Afsoon72
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is perfectly centralized for visits to Downtown San Diego, visits to Oceanside, drives up the Pacific Coast Highway, trips to Disneyland, etc. The villas were cozy and clean and there were several activities to take part in. The resort definitely caters to an older crowd, but we were two young couples and had a great time. The only...

Thank Rob T
San Diego, Ca
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I reside in San Diego County and are attending a wedding a few miles from the Welk resort at the end of April. A large group of us all decided it would be fun for each couple to book a room at the Welk and make a weekend out of it. (None of us are members and...

Thank sdvinolover
Silverdale, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Welk Resort on a one week exchange through Interval International. It is a huge resort with 5 rec. centers, multiple pools (2 with long water slides), golf course, fishing pond, fitness center, etc. Out of all the exchanges we have been to, this one has the most activities (although there is a fee for most). This...

Thank Takara1
Castro Valley, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been trading with RCI for more than 25 years, and this was one of the best resorts that we have ever stayed at. We cannot say enough about this resort. There is something for everyone. If you have young children ages 5 - 12, there is something going on all day to keep them entertained. Teenagers? There are...

Thank wardgarner
Eagle, Colorado
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Currently staying at the Welk Resorts in San Diego at the Mountain Villas with my wife and 2 younger children. So far, the stay has been great, the room and facilities is immaculate. However, I tried to call the reservations hotline today to extend my stay and was told there was one room left and I need to call the...

Thank 752mccormick
Bonita, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always love going to the resort. We get a 2 bedroom Villa. They have different areas for different age groups. Young children, middle age, teenagers, adults and seniors. Each has a special area and activities for their respective age, Always have a lot of activities plus the live theatre on site. Staff have always been Great and very accommodating....

Thank Carole H
Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your 5-star review. We are glad to hear you and your family enjoyed our pool areas and found our entertainment activities fun for all! It is our pleasure to provide you with exceptional customer service along with friendly staff interactions. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Issaquah, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have owned here in SD for over 10 years but never stayed here. We always trade for more tropical locations. Now staying here we're loving it. There are lots of pools and water slides for the kids. They have soccer golf, climbing wall, escape room and a grate gym. The best pet was easily Manny. When we stayed at...

Thank dzinno
Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review

First of all, Thank you for being and owner for over 10 years. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review and the highlights and details provided on the resort. Its great to hear Manny has continued to take great care of you during your stay here in Escondido as well as at Welk Resorts Sirena Del Mar...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually my third time staying at the Welk Resort San Diego property, but my first time staying in a two-bedroom villa. And, all I can say is -- wow! This place is just beautiful, and it's my new go-to place to relax. Normally, I'm a person who loves going sightseeing on vacation. And, in the past, when we...

2Thank aloha056
Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. I appreciate all the feedback you provided from your stay. Its great to hear you enjoyed the Farmers Market and Festival Under the Lights. I agree completely that Adriene holds a special place in all of our hearts and we truly appreciate her. We look forward to your return visit, as well as the...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a 5 day stay at Welk. We had a two bedroom condo. It was absolutely fabulous. The kitchen has full size appliances making it easy and enjoyable to make and prepare meals. Every room was spacious! The patio was so nice with a beautiful view of the mountains. Everything was clean and well kept. Housekeeping was great...

1Thank Jen V
Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review

We appreciate your delightful review. Its so great to hear you enjoyed a memorable stay with us at Welk Resorts. It sounds like you and your family took advantage of all of the on site activities. The virtual reality sounds awesome and its great the kids enjoyed it so much. I also appreciate the local information you provided. We cant...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welk Resort San Diego is a Southern California vacation all suite/villa destination Resort and Water Park offering couples and families the ultimate San Diego getaway experience. Just minutes from world famous destinations San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (20 minutes), LEGOLAND (25 minutes), San Diego Zoo (40 minutes), San Diego Gaslamp District (35 minutes), SeaWorld (40 minutes) Temecula wineries, area casinos, and some of the most beautiful beaches (30 minutes) in the world! Welk Resorts offers luxurious and spacious one and two bedroom villa suites, with panoramic views of golf courses or surrounding mountains. Villas include sitting and dining areas, complete kitchens with full cookware and dishware, patios or balconies, and complimentary WiFi access. Parking is complimentary and there are no resort fees. Guests will experience casual dining at Canyon Grille restaurant or Pizza Hut Express, fun in the sun at Five Clubhouses featuring one colossal pool and seven large pools & 8 spas, two water slides, two kids' splash pads and playgrounds, table games, catch and release fishing pond, hourly planned activities for all age groups, new for 2016 state of the art fitness center, lighted tennis courts, and a relaxing round of golf on one of two 18 hole golf courses. The Welk Resort Theatre is home to top-notch talent performing Broadway style musicals and starring in comedy and variety shows, including tribute bands. During the Summer are music festivals at the Welk Amphitheatre on the Greens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Welk Resort San Diego

Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
Region: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range: ₹ 10,494 - ₹ 21,246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resort San Diego 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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Welk Resort San Diego Hotel Escondido
Welk Hotel Escondido
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“Request a mountain view! There are some buildings that look over parking lots.”
robt257, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Property is beautiful but thats about it!”
sdvinolover, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Traveling with kids, stay at the Mountain Villas”
752mccormick, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like the rooms at the end across from the recreation center. Quiet and very spacious.”
256caroleh, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There seems to be less small children in the rooms near the adult (18+) pool.”
AlexisD_13, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
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