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Norwalk, California
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Stayed a week to celebrate a birthday and totally enjoyed our experience. Saw The King and I on a Sunday and the Magic Show on Wednesday. The food at the Canyon Grill is delicious. Had at least one breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Grill - all excellent. Plenty of activities for young and not so young! Hope this helps....

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

Dear JOHN M, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed some of the great activities and amenities we have on-site. Thank you for sharing your special occasion with us. Happy birthday!

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Two bedroom, two bath condo on Melody Hill was excellent! Had a separated floor plan and two well stocked bathrooms along with a great open-air kitchen. Everything was clean, and check-in was a breeze. Many things to do for everyone, and the resort left great messages about what was going on several nights throughout our stay. Moderate sales pitch from...

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

Hi Jamie B., Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about your experience. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your accommodations, as well as some of the activities we have on-site. Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to having you back!

Calgary
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stayed at the LW Resort and they are renovating two pools which led me to write a less than favourable review. The place is nice here, but the pools reportedly reach capacity at 11am, which is a nightmare. Also, they offer day passes to the pools and bbq's here, so they get quite an interesting crowd using the pool...

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

Dear shyloCalgary, I am glad to hear you found the resort nice. I apologize for the two closed recreation areas. we are in the middle of a number of upgrades to the resort. We do allow day use to a limited number of our owners. It is nice to hear you had a chance to enjoy some dancing under that...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Welk resort San Diego is about 45 minutes north east of San Diego, just north of Escondido. We stayed here at the new Mountain Resort (one of several sections of a 600 plus acre resort). The 1 bedroom we stayed in was very comfortable and well furnished with a gas fireplace in the living room and bedroom, a Jacuzzi type...

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

Dear Scoobster007, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and the for the detail you have provided on our resort. I am glad you enjoyed the condition and quality of our villas and all the activities we have to offer. It is great to hear you really enjoyed your vacation here at Welk Resort.

Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We traded our timeshare for a week at this property. We are happy that we selected it. This is a very large property. It has a multitude of amenities. The suite that we got was very nice, large and well appointed. The pools and other amenities are very nice. The place it between LA and San Diego. During the week...

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

Hi Radmrjg, Thank you for choosing to stay here at Welk Resort San Diego. We thank you for your kind compliments. Your comments will certainly educate our future guests on some of the great things to expect while staying with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to have you back soon!

Vermilion, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2015

You must have a vehicle to be at this resort as everything is quite a distance from it. We stayed at the Villa's on the Greens. The living room furniture was dated, but the worst of it was that it was so dirty, we felt uncomfortable sitting on it. Two of the four pool area's were closed for maintenance while...

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

Dear LuckyLooVerm, I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the condition of your villa. I have passed your thoughts on to our management team. I am glad you found our customer service levels to be more the adequate. I hope you choose to stay with us again so we have a chance to improve your opinion.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Wonderful place for a family to spend spring break. The two bedroom units - most have been renovated just beautifully. Quality experience as usual. The availability of swimming pools, activities, just great. The Canyon Grill has upgraded. We ate breakfast there and it was great!

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

Hi carolnotto, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your villa, as well as some of the amenities we have on-site. We appreciate all of your kind compliments - we look forward to having you back if you return to the area.

Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I booked a week in Escondido on the strength of a friend's recommendation. My husband reluctantly agreed to go. We love the beaches of Southern California but can't afford the beachside resorts. My husband was so embarrassed by the old timer Welk name that he insisted on keeping our destination secret. From the moment we checked into our large well...

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

Hi sanpregent, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that we were able to turn around your husband's reluctance toward our resort! We strive to provide the highest in quality accommodations and we are thrilled to hear that this fell in-line with your experience. Thank you for staying at Welk Resort San Diego, we hope to have...

Reviewed 24 March 2015

We just returned from 5 days at this resort. We were very happy with our stay all around. Our delux villa at pelican hill was immaculate- very clean and well maintained. The mattress we slept on was very comfortable as well. The new pool at the mountain resort was nearly empty every morning at 9:30 and we enjoyed having it...

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

Hi Annkr1, Thank you for choosing to stay here at Welk Resort San Diego. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and found your unit to be comfortable and well-kept. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we look forward to having you back in the future!

British Columbia
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We read the reviews before we went and were concerned that the hotel might not be updated. However we were pleasantly happy with our suite. Nicely updated, fireplace, spa tub, full kitchen, washer and dryer and a view of the golf course. Perfect for a young family. The pools were fun (although not heated), some of the club houses and...

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

Hi EastCoastTravels, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your our villas, as well as some of the other great amenities we have here at Welk. We appreciate your feedback, as well. Thank you for staying at Welk Resort San Diego, we hope to have you back if...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $220 - $431 (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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