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Welk Resort San Diego

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
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Colorado
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

BEWARE: The Welk Resort could sadly be compared to being trapped in an overcrowded and dirty Carnival cruise ship parked next to an interstate highway (I-15). Their check-in was slow and disorganized. We were very disheartened to learn that after booking a year in advance and arriving at the appointed 4pm, the room was not ready, and it would be... More

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

Dear ColoradoBeerman, We apologize that your stay was less than perfect, we appreciate your letting us know some of the challenges you experienced during your stay. As in most rural resort locations, during the warmer seasons there tends to be more bugs. We have a very stringent inspection and treatment program throughout the year, unfortunately there will still be challenges.... More

Lansing, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived late the date of check in; only to find out our one bedroom condo was not ready. Not sure if they were running behind on the cleaning staff but it was well after 10 pm when we arrived. We drove from Vegas to Escondido after a long day on the road of seeing the Hoover Dam and Grand... More

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

Hi basic42391, We apologize for the inconvenience during check-in. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit otherwise. Thank you for choosing to stay at Welk Resort San Diego and for taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again if you return to the area. More

Orange, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a 2 bedroom timeshare thru redweek.com, and got a great deal, about $100 a night. Room was very spacious. There were 6 of us staying there,2 where kids and everyone had plenty of space. Love the full kitchen as we brought food for a lot of our meals. There are plenty of BBQ's available for use, which were... More

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

Dear Ohjen, Thank you for staying here at the Welk Resort San Diego and taking the time to post a review. I appreciate the highlights and comments on the quality and condition of our resort and villas. I am glad to see you felt you had a great experience. We look forward to you returning to vacation with us again. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming to the Welk Resort ! We have traded our time share twice and paid for a weekend as well. We highly recommend this place when traveling with families ! The Mountain villas pool area is very family friendly and has a lot of other activities to do as well. We especially loved the theater - watched Grease... More

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

Hi divadigs, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoy staying at Welk and we enjoy having you! We hope to have you back soon! More

Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, our experience with the Welk Resort in Escondido was absolutely terrible. While we waited in line to check in, we overheard many guests complaining of not getting the accommodations that they had reserved, or that they had checked in over 3 hours ago and still had no access to their room, or that the shower walls and ceiling were... More

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

Dear 563ValueMan, I apologize for the challenges you experienced upon entering your villa and with check-in at our resort. We are very disappointed with how your villa was prepared for check-in, this is not typical or acceptable and have discussed with housekeeping management. We do look forward in the hope of being able to welcome you back in the future... More

Roseland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on a recent trip to Southern California. It is well located if you are trying to do things in the overall SoCal area. It is not on the coast but close enough. It is a resort and not a hotel and has great golf. If you want to be in an amongst the city of San Diego... More

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

Dear John G, Hi John, thank you for staying at the Welk Resort in San Diego. We appreciate your review as well as your feedback. We are happy to hear that you got to enjoy some of the amenities and explore the town. We hope to have you back soon! More

Moraga, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent six nights at this resort but because of poor service and lack of customer concern we left a day early. The location is lovely however because of their policy for day use among owners and being at full capacity, the resort was overloaded. When we arrived our telephone was not working properly. They replaced the phone after... More

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

Hi rosie419, We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your time here at work. Our goal is to provide our guests with quick and efficient customer service and we apologize if that was not in line with your experience. We would like to hear more about your stay. If you could contact me at hutch.farrell@welkgroup.com I would like... More

Rockies
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our recent stay at the Welk Resort where we own, we overheard a family at the restaurant whose mother said something aloud about "yet another surprise from this hotel." So, I decided I'd explain a few things so that people won't be surprised when they come to the Welk Resort. 1. First of all, the Welk Resort is not... More

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

Hi BenThereBob, We want to start off by saying that we appreciate you being an owner here at Welk. We also want to give you a huge thank you for your review. Your comments will certainly help our future guests with what they can expect when they stay at Welk Resort San Diego. We look forward to seeing you and... More

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week in August and have to say that our experience was mixed. On arrival (5pm on a Friday), check in was very hectic - but there seemed to be a system going. We booked a 2 bedroom resort villa and we were allocated a villa in Melody Hills. The villa we were allocated was beautiful,... More

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

Hello DawnPeace, Thank you for staying with us at Welk Resort San Diego. We regret to hear that you did not enjoy your entire stay with us. We apologize for the inconvenience the moving may have caused you. We strive to provide our guests with exceptional accommodations and customer service and apologize if that was not in line with your... More

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Welk Resort San Diego several times - always a great place to vacation. Spacious accomodations, Good food. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to San Diego, but away from the traffic and noise. Many events to keep families busy each day. Close to So Cal wine country. Great place to make memories. We have come with... More

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

Dear Blair3052, Thank you providing us with your review. It's always nice hearing from our returning guests and hearing that they had another great experience here at Welk Resort San Diego. We are glad that your family had good time enjoying the amenities and interacting with our staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
Location: United States > California > Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resort San Diego 3.5*
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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 Wild Animal 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 high speed Internet 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, 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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