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Welk Resort San Diego

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
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Roseland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Rockies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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 4 days ago NEW

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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Golden, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in July for a wedding, after searching for decent prices on Travelocity for what turned out to be Comic-Con weekend. The Welk seemed like it had everything we wanted: nice rooms, pools, and a location not too far from surrounding beaches. I did not realize that it is actually comprised of condos and timeshares with an enormous... More

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

Dear hmizia, I appreciate the feedback from your visit with us. It is great to hear your family enjoyed their stay here at the Welk Resort. I appreciate the positive highlights and I am glad out resort team provided you with excellent service. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to post a review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Welk Resort is set in beautiful SoCal countryside, units scattered through a lovely golf course location. Accommodation is first class, as is the restaurant. Shops, events and daily activities on site help to add variety and colour. The gym was the only aspect of the resort that could do with a bit of work. Service was first class, and... More

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

Dear David H, I appreciate the feedback and recommendation from your vacation with us. Thank you taking the time to post a review and the highlights and details you provided on the resort. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay here at the Welk Resort. We look forward to your return visit. More

Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed in 2 bedroom 2 bath had a view of golf course and mountain. was very quite. had nice pools and shopping. great place to meet up with friends or family reunion. so close to san Diego, la jolla, the beach.

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

Dear Colorado2connection, Thank you for staying with us at Welk Resort San Diego. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy you enjoyed your getaway. We hope to see you again soon! More

Palm Springs, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've made an annual family trip to the resort for the past few years and have never been disappointed. Its a great place for families, with plenty to do. The pools offer choices, with a couple of pool slides or outlying pools when you are looking for a little quiet. The executive golf course is fun and well maintained. Staff... More

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

Dear Verna R, I could not agree with you more! Thank you for sharing positive feedback about your experience here at Welk Resort San Diego! We are happy to hear that you and your family have repeatedly enjoyed our resort, as well as the activities and amenities. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We hope to... More

Fontana, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented 2 villas for a family weekend. This was our first time staying here and we loved it. They were very accommodating. The property is beautiful with lots of kid friendly things to do. The property is sprawling with lots of pools so we never felt crowded. The Big & small kids loved the water slides at the 2... More

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

Dear KandBsALT, Thank you for such a great review! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your villa as well as our activities and amenities! It is great to hear all of your family had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay with us in the near future. More

Holladay, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here for the week of the 4th of July for the last 2 years. While we have our complaints, this is a really great resort for people with kids. The positive: The pools are fun and our small children were more than happy to play in them all day, every day. They didn't even want to do... More

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

Dear jthall5150, We appreciate your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations here at Welk. It is great to hear all of your kids enjoyed the pools and activity areas. I apologize for the challenges you encountered during your stay. We would love to have you back anytime. We hope to see you again soon! More

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Additional Information about Welk Resort San Diego

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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