Stayed for 1 week while visiting San Diego and all the major attractions. Didn't really check out the resort amenities other than the pool opposite our villa and the restaurant.
Our villa was in Pelican Hill unit 2221 within Villas on the Green. Our villa was on the street/parking lot level which was great for unloading car etc. There was a level below and above us. We were fortunate that the whole resort was very quiet during our stay and never had anyone staying above us until our last night.
The villa was very clean, well equipped and looked like it may have been recently upgraded as the carpet seemed almost new and so did some of the furnishings. My only complaint would be the bathroom, I personally hate tiled showers and glass doors, they are always moldy and grubby looking. Also there was no handles on any of the kitchen or bathroom cupboards, it was so annoying having to grab the edge of the panel every time.
It had a great sized deck with plenty of seating, we were on the corner and nicely shaded by a tree. The shutters in the room do a great job of keeping the place cool and we rarely used the air conditioning. The doors were solid so we didn't hear any noise from the fridge during the night, which has been a pain in other places we've stayed.
We were straight across from the pool which was very handy for just running over in our swimsuits. Overall the villa was very spacious and we loved every minute of it, the bed was comfy and we slept great.
It was very easy to get to places from the resort, although it did take 30 min to 45 mins drive to zoo, sea world, downtown etc. Less than 20 mins took us to the beach or places like Walmart for stocking up on essentials.
- 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, 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