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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We did a swap with our resort in England. This resort has spoilt us for any other so much so that we were very tempted to buy in. Lovely accommodation, comfort is catered for and the best for me was we were right opposite the Harmony Hills swimming pool. There is a lot of choice in activities if you are...

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

Dear Cynthia C, Thank you for your excellent review. It is great to hear you had such a wonderful time you did not want to leave. I am glad to see you felt you had a fantastic exchange experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort if your return to the area.

Escondido
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Not really toned toward family. Mostly retirement and golfing. Yes, they have pools and some small 5 minute activities, but not really much on the resort. Their pizza hut and Starbuck was great. Their restaurant was terrible. Cold food and overpriced. Took 20 minutes for our waitress to give us our check. Beautiful resort thou.

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

Dear add30, I appreciate you taking the time to post a review which gives us the chance to thank you for choosing to stay at Welk Resort San Diego. We are a family oriented resort. We have five separate recreation areas and eight pools across our resort. Our recreation areas each include a pool, hot tub and numerous indoor and...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2014

As the location is not near anything a car is required if you want to go anywhere or get supplies, such as food. This is a great place to spend some time especially if you enjoy golf and like the shorter courses. Well kept golf course. There is a large pond stocked with fish (catch and release). Swimmimg pools scattered...

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

Dear gerleg12, It is great to read that you enjoyed your exchange visit here at Welk Resort. I appreciate the highlights and comments on the quality and condition of our resort and villas as well as our resort activities and amenities. We look forward to having you return for another fantastic vacation.

Reviewed 24 November 2014

Great place...always feels like we traveled to a far away resort but were just a drive away from home. Great activities to keep us entertained ....and the grounds are gorgeous. The rooms are so nice and spacious.

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

Dear F A, Thank you for staying here at the Welk Resort and taking the time to post a review. I appreciate the wonderful review and the feedback from your vacation with us. We look forward to you visiting us again.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2014

had an amazing 1st trip to welk,escondido....all resort,front staff,housekeeping,all smiling and friendly.totally clean rooms.....thank you.... p.s. give doris (dee) a better bar,, one she can lock up at night without having to move 75 % of her product......,,,thank you.......................................Jack Daniels from toronto

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

Dear madd0g22, I appreciate the wonderful review and the feedback from your stay with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay here at the Welk Resort. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to having you vacation with us again.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 22 November 2014

We are just ending our week at Welk Resort Villas in Escondido, CA. The units are roomy, nicely decorated and well updated. The balconies are very large with table, chairs and two chaise lounges. The Farmer's Market on Mondays is one of the best we have seen. Did not expect the variety and number of vendors. We have taken day...

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

Dear Patricia12302014, Thank you for your excellent review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your vacation and our resort activities and amenities. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to post a review. I apologize for the inconvenience with the moved fitness center. We are in the process of building a new fitness...

Harrisonville, Missouri
Reviewed 18 November 2014

My husband and I stayed in a corner unit in the Torrey Pines building. The unit is a handicap accessible unit. We are both tall so the lower light switches and counters were a bit of an inconvenience. However the balcony was large, the rooms spacious and clean. We found almost everyone to be friendly and helpful. My only complaint...

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

Dear WPTiffany, It is great to see you enjoyed your vacation here at Welk Resort San Diego. I apologize for the challenges you encountered during your stay. I am glad you enjoyed the spaciousness of our villas and had the opportunity to relax out on your balcony. We look forward to you staying with us again if your return to...

Escondido, California
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

Housekeeping was great in replacing a hideabed mattress and helpful in a timely manner. We come here almost every year for a stay. It is a good travel value. The Front Desk staff was very professional and friendly.

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

Dear Bille3, It is always great hearing from our returning guests. We are delighted to hear that our staff was helpful and attentive to you during your stay. We strive to provide our guests with the highest in quality customer service and we are thrilled that this fell in line with your experience. Thank you for taking the time to...

Sewell, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Great place to stay. The 2 bedroom unit was very roomy. Very nicely decorated and well appointed. Had everything you needed for a weeks stay. The pool area was right across the street. Everything about this resort was top notch. You should have a car to enjoy the area. We saw a lot. Went to San Diego Zoo, Gaslight area,...

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

Dear Mazz1956, Thank you for staying at the Welk Resort San Diego. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations as well as some of the amenities and activities on and off-site. I appreciate all of your compliments and will pass them on. We would love to have you stay with us again as well!

Ontario, California
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Visited for my birthday weekend and was really surprised the resort had a little town inside. Enjoyed the theatre watching the musical Evita. Yes it was a few years ago when I visited the resort but I can't wait to return especially since I've been passing it on the freeway lately. Our room was excellent, beautiful bathroom, quiet, and a...

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Dear CherishedT, I appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Thank you for choosing to spend your birthday with us!. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and had a great time at the theatre. Thank you for staying at Welk Resort San Diego, we hope to have you back soon!

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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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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 Dr, Escondido, CA 92026-6403
Region: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range: $183 - $401 (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 Hotel Escondido
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