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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
  • Paid 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.
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 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
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Dusky E wrote a review Jun 13
Anaheim, California5 contributions
Let me begin by stating that my family has had a timeshare here for 20+ years. I hadn't visited with my own family in quite some time. I was looking forward to making new memories with my own family in this trip. I was recently diagnosed with cancer and this trip was just what we all needed. Check-in isn't that till 4. That was a little inconvenient considering we'd been in the car for quite a while. The representative at the service desk was very helpful and friendly. She assured me that once the room was ready, we could bypass the line and grab our room key quickly. We decided to go find a place to eat and wait. Upon receipt of the text alerting us of the room being ready, we returned to the lobby. There was no separate line for room keys. We had to wait in line an additional time. The room. Well, let's just say that it was not easy to find. You have to travel down a very narrow stair case. There's no elevator. The stairwell is EXTREMELY tight and dark. The room is small. The kitchen table chairs barely clear the wall. The view from the back patio is of a grass hill. I think that this particular building was an afterthought - a place to add another building to pack in guests like sardines. This is not the Lawrence Welk Resort I recall. We made our way to the pool across the way. It was so packed. Even after being so late in the afternoon, there was NO PLACE TO SIT. After a while in the pool, my daughter and son found the jacuzzi because the pool was pretty cold. They were in for about 5 minutes before a pool worker came up and told us the jacuzzi was closed and dirty. There was no caution tape around it. The entrance where the arm rails were had a thin little chain. There was no sign. As for the slide, due to COVID, the precautions that the resort has taken is to have the riders congregate all together at the bottom of the slide and allow one rider up at a time. How is this safer? We soon gave up and went back to the room. We texted to request extra towels and Jeanine delivered with a smile and cheerful attitude. She's the one saving grace of this trip so far. We used the jacuzzi tub in the room but the water stopper is almost impossible to get out. The tub was pretty great but it's not easy to get in and out of. During the night, we had the fans on. They sound like car turn signals. If you're a light sleeper, don't have the fan on. Also, you can hear every single neighbor, above you, to the side of you, outside, etc. Again, if you're a light sleeper, don't book this place. I got no sleep the entire time we were here. The pillows are half the size of a standard pillow and they're not at all cushioned. The beds are not comfortable. And don't make the mistake of assuming that these rooms are updated with USB plugs in the lamps because I made that mistake. The lamps do have that regular power plugs but guess what! When you turn off the light to go to sleep, it loses power and your electronics will stop charging. Again, learn from my mistake! So, day 2. We attempt the big pool at the top of the hill after being at soccer tournaments all day. We get to the pool and again, there's no seats. I attempt to contact the resort to book a cabana and the recording states they are unable to take reservations and then hangs up on me. I attempt to contact an additional number and after being on hold for 15 minutes, I'm disconnected because of the cell service in the area. I attempt again and once I get a live person, I'm told they 're an independent company and cannot help me with cabana reservations. I text the number that texted me upon arrival to see how they can help and they direct me to find a pool agent. In the meantime, we look into ordering food and drink and the shop is closed. So, to clarify, I text "No outside food or drink is allowed but you're not selling food or drink?" The person responds, "Yes." So, I look for a pool agent to book the cabana. The pool agents began making everyone get out of the pool. Apparently, someone threw up and the pool was closed for the rest of the day. This resort is not what it used to be. They cram as many people into this place as possible. We were truly looking forward to this trip. It was so awful!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: WAY too overpriced!!!!
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Rodney R wrote a review Jun 7
San Diego, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
The Lawrence Welk Resort is a wonderful getaway. We don’t golf but we do use their fitness center. It is a modern facility and has an extensive set of equipment. On property the resort also has a terrific restaurant, shop, convenience store, Pizza Hut, and a number of recreation centers with associated pools.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid morning and evening rush hour on I-15.
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237marianc wrote a review Jun 3
Pasadena, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time and the entire resort was so beautiful and all the staff was extra friendly. Everything you need is already at the resort. Loved all the pools. Plus seeing the ducks walking by.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Adarsh P wrote a review Jun 1
Los Angeles, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
We were at Welk over Memorial Day weekend and felt like although it was a clean, tidy room, the service could have been better as could have been the condition of the bed. On the one full day we were there, my kids, who were eagerly waiting and waiting for the water slide to open had to wait an extra 20 minutes as it opened late. Then, a staff member told us that the main pool was closed for the day because of a cleaning issue, but then, later, I saw they had opened it up so I'm not sure why they said that to me and it affected our plans. Then, in our room, one of the ceiling fans and light were not functional. We also got a coffee maker in the room, but no carafe; when we asked for the carafe for the coffee to drip into, after waiting for far too long, we left, and when we returned, we saw that they had delivered coffee filters to the room (no carafe). On the last day we were there, I wanted to use the gym, which was supposed to open at 7:00. I showed up at 7:30 and it was not open and another guest also was wondering why it was not open. When I called the front desk to ask why it was closed, they suggested that it should be and were puzzled as to why it was closed. When I asked if they could arrange for it to be opened, they said no and really seemed indifferent/apathetic about it, and this tone was consistent with their tone generally. I felt a little bit nickled and dimed with the resort fees especially considering I was not able to enjoy the amenities even to our relatively low expectations.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Robert_H32706 wrote a review May 2021
Merced, California1 contribution
This is a five-star resort with many great amenities. We had a wonderful time in spite of the Covid restrictions. It’s about 30 miles north of San Diego and 17 miles away from the ocean, and has two golf courses and four swimming pools. The fitness center is the best we have ever seen at an RCI resort.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
$137 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Moonlight Ampitheatre (4.7 miles), Welk Resorts Theatre (0.05 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).