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8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026-6403
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Welk Resorts San Diego
Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 18 hotels in Escondido
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, LEGOLAND, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Gaslamp District, SeaWorld, Temecula wineries, casinos, and beaches! 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. Guests will experience casual dining at Canyon Grille restaurant, 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, new state of the art fitness center, lighted tennis courts, and a relaxing round of golf on one of two 18 hole golf courses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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alangaylew2016 wrote a review Jan 23
Indio, California1 contribution
This was our worst beginning of a timeshare in our 33+ years with RCI. While some of the problems may stem from Covid and personnel problems, Lawrence Welk shirked their responsibility to provide a functional and hospitable accommodation. Our room, by our choice, was up a flight of stairs on the 3rd floor, #3471. Because of food allergies we carry the entire week's worth of food along with clothing. We carried the car-full up to the room, loaded food into the refrigerator, and started unpacking clothes. It didn't take to long to realize the dishwasher was broken and not cared for. The soap dispenser was still loaded with soap and the silverware basket was laying on its side on the bottom drawer as though it was just tossed in. Then we noticed that the canister for the blender was not attached to the motor base, but instead sitting ready to fall off the base. The steak knives were not in their holder in their separate drawer, but instead strewn in a utensil drawer and several were covered with blobs of white "crud". One of the two bathroom sinks was nearly plugged. When water was run into the sink it backed up and black debris from the drain floated to the top. A drawer in one of the bedrooms end tables would not stay closed. That was a night time accident waiting to happen. These were failures of both the cleaning staff and maintenance. However, if the maintenance dept has not been told about the problems by the cleaning staff, or by prior guests not reporting problems, the maintenance staff is not to blame. We took photographs and went to reception. (The receptionist get an "A", but she is the only one.) After several minutes the receptionist came back out to offer us another room. She offered her apologies and stated that the head of housekeeping would be contacting us regarding the situation and insinuated that we may receive some compensation. To this date we have not received Any communication. We checked in on January 7th. The receptionist offered to have staff help us move to our new room but we declined because of the state of our boxes and bags. We hastily repacked and moved it all to another 3rd floor room a block away, #3331. That new room had a few minor issues but not worth noting here. 3-1/2 hours after arrival we finally took a break for a glass of wine. The remainder of the week was relatively uneventful.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Marie C wrote a review Jan 22
Overland Park, Kansas6 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall this is a great location relative to San Diego. There were a few problems with sych things as the tv remote and fridge icemaker but staff was wonderful and we would not mind staying there again if going back to that area
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
deedee91739 wrote a review Jan 22
Rancho Cucamonga, California4 contributions5 helpful votes
A very beautiful, peaceful, clean resort. The rooms were spacious and very clean. I love this resort so much I didn’t want to leave. There was a bit of freeway noise but it didn’t really bother us. Will definitely come again
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Deb M wrote a review Jan 18
Benson, Arizona5 contributions7 helpful votes
Do not putchase a welk timeshare. They are the worst ever with respect to customer service. They took an extra payment for maintenance fees. I was on hold for an hour and 45 minutes before giving up. They are expensive and difficult to use. Buyer beware
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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WelkSUCKSBALLS wrote a review Jan 9
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Let me tell you something WELK, your garbage is ghetto like Compton..let me explain ..no cellphone service, lightbulbs burnt out, wall outlet literally falling of the wall, front desk won't answer the phone, garbage in halls, dirty walls , writing on the walls, crap everywhere, dinner tables wobbles so bad, this is CRAP and..well..we are not DONE..we didn't stay one hour and left..and the room was paid for 5 days. T.o.t.a.l.g.a.r.b.a.g.e.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welk Resorts San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Welk Resorts Theatre (0.05 miles), Moonlight Ampitheatre (4.7 miles), and Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ciao Ristorante Italiano, Prohibition Brewing Co., and Canyon Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Welk Resorts San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Welk Resorts San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (9.5 miles).