We found the resort to meet our needs very well. There are three "phases" in this resort. We stayed at Villas on the Green. This is phase 2 of the development. The Mountain villas are the newest. Our two bedroom unit (a 1 bedroom suite with a full kitchen connected to a standard 1 bedroom unit (i.e lockoff) with a limited kitchen) was very spacious. We needed an accessible unit and only the "deluxe" 1 BR side is accessible. Note that all accessible units are on the second floor which, in reality, is the walk in, ground floor level. There are no elevators, so if you need an accessible room, you will need a second floor unit.
Both kitchens were well stocked, with the full kitchen having an oven. We cooked a couple of breakfasts and could have done more had we wanted to. There were also some shared barbeques just outside the unit that appeared to be very nice. We toured the Mountain villas and found them equally spacious, albeit a bit newer.
We played the longer of the two golf courses on site. Don't be fooled by the length (3900 yards). While there are no par 5's, the par 4's and the par 3's presented a good test of golf. The second course is all par 3's and is considered the "beginners" course. The price was very reasonable and there were clubs for rent, both standard and deluxe. Overall a nice course. One note of caution, some of the parking is along the course (protected by a fence) but is is still possible to hit one into the parking lot. The area of concern is well signed but just beware when parking at the units.
There are multiple pools and recreation areas on site. We didn't use the pools or rec areas but we saw lots of families with children using them. The one thing to note is that there is only 1 "adult" exercise room which was a bit of a walk from the villas on the green.
We went into San Diego a couple of times during out stay. It took us about 30 minutes to get into to see the Mission and another 10 minutes to Old Town. If you want to see anything in San Diego, a car is a necessity (but this is SoCal so that should not be surprising.)
The restaurant on site was above average for a resort. We enjoyed our meal there. We also went into Escondido to several restaurants that we excellent - Brigantine for Seafood and Joe's on Grand for Italian.
Service was great at the resort and everyone was very helpful. We had a few service calls and they rapidly responded. The resort is well maintained.
Overall, we the resort was exactly what we were looking for an I would recommend it highly.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Welk Resort San Diego Hotel Escondido
- Welk Hotel Escondido
- Welk Resort Escondido
- Welk Hotel San Diego