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“Preparing for a wedding!” 5 of 5 stars
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Welk Resort San Diego
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Escondido
Santee, California
1 review
“Preparing for a wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I rented a villa in preparation for my daughter's wedding in Fallbrook, CA. The location provided a perfect place for six young ladies to have their hair and make-up down prior to the wedding. The villa provided spacious room to accommodate the hairstylist and make-up artists. Plus the girls were able to get a good night's rest and prepare for the coming day's events. The facility was also accommodating in easily allowing our paid vendors access to the villa and the bridal party. At check in I was asked to give the first names of the vendors, so the management would be informed when they arrived. This was so easily handled. Thank you for providing a place of rest and relaxation prior to my daughter's wedding for the bridal party.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Cindy S,
Thank you for your excellent review. I am glad to hear we could help. I hope everything went perfectly for your daughter on her wedding day. Please be sure to visit us again for a little rest and relaxation.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went to this resort using RCI weeks. We had 2 rooms next to each other as we had 2 families traveling together. Being next door was very convenient. The rooms were nice and spacious. They were pretty well stocked with the essentials.
The property is nice, they have a few pools and rec rooms. The pools have some nice kids play areas. I would have likes to have seen more organized activities.
Decent resort, but I feel that it is too far from the beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Cindy L.
I appreciate the feedback from your exchange visit with us. It is good to hear we could accommodate your room request. We do have a total of five recreation areas and eight pools. Thank you for choosing to vacation at Welk Resort and for taking the time to post a review. We hope you visit us again in the future.
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Everyone we interacted at the Welk Resort was excellent. Our room had 2 master suites and a shared central room with full kitchen and a patio with a nice scenic view. It was nice to have the creature comforts of home with the kitchen so we did not have to spend a fortune going out to eat.
We only had time to go to 2 of the pools, and one of the splash pads for our little kids. Water was nice and clean, and people were friendly.
This location is close enough to San Diego so Sea World is only a 45 minute drive but far enough that you feel far away from city life and actually on vacation.
The stores on site were easy to go to. With our late arrival we did wish that some of the food shops stayed open until midnight but there is a grocery store 2 exits south and they were open.
If we are to make a return trip to the area, we will always check here first.
Also, next time we hope to try the spa and other activities that the hotel offers for families.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear johnnymack5150,
Thank you for your excellent review. It is great to read that your family enjoyed their vacation and our resort activities and amenities. Thank you for choosing to stay at Welk Resort and for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort when you return to the area.
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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Grounds were great, well groomed, clean and good activities. Tennis, fishing, other organized activities.

Monday is a Farmers Market. Bought a rotisserie chicken, fruit,vegetables and lobster tales. You can purchase A-Z. Sheets, food, dishes, the list goes on.

Rooms are nice and comfortable but could be cleaner.

Restaurant was around a 4 out of 10. Full kitchen, thank goodness, went to store in Escondido (5 mikes away) and stocked up.

Stayed March 2014
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear CindyLou2262,
I appreciate the feedback from your stay 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 you returning to vacation with us again.
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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Grounds were great, well groomed, clean and good activities. Tennis, fishing, other organized activities.

Monday is a Farmers Market. Bought a rotisserie chicken, fruit,vegetables and lobster tales. You can purchase A-Z. Sheets, food, dishes, the list goes on.

Rooms are nice and comfortable but could be cleaner.

Restaurant was around a 4 out of 10. Full kitchen, thank goodness, went to store in Escondido (5 mikes away) and stocked up.

Stayed March 2014
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Cindylou 2262,
I appreciate the feedback from your stay 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 you returning to vacation with us again.
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tucson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been repeat guests at this beautiful resort and always loved it in the past. But something very disturbing has gone on this trip. Housekeeping has been disgraceful. Too many incidents have happened the past three days, so I will only mention the most recent. We had our mid- week cleaning today. We tipped the housecleaning lady $20 on our way out the door for an all day excursion. We had already stripped the bed and put the sheets with the dirty towels. I had talked to someone in charge of housekeeping and they were aware we needed clean sheets. We returned to the room an hour ago and to our GREAT surprise, the bed was unmade and no sheets were left in the room. We called housekeeping an hour ago and are still waiting for sheets so we can make our own bed.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Marion C,
We appreciate your taking the time to post a review which gives us the opportunity to thank you for staying with us. I apologize for the challenges encountered during your stay with our housekeeping team. You concerns have been brought to the attention of our Resort management team. Please feel free with reach out to me with any further concerns.
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Novato, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We are seniors, but loved being around the kids. Great amenities! The weather was cool, but we sat around the huge fire pit reading during the day, and playing chess with a glass of wine in the early evening. Great walks in the hills. Several wonderful pools scattered throughout the complex and fun, fun water features for the kids. Rooms were well maintained and had all the necessary tools for making meals

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear lou514,
I appreciate the feedback from your visit with us. It is great to hear you both enjoyed your stay here at the Welk Resort. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to post a review. We look forward to your return visit.
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Additional Information about Welk Resort San Diego

Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026
Location: United States > California > Escondido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Welk Resort San Diego 3.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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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