We had a 1 bedroom unit in the Mountain Villas. We selected the Mountain Villas because we wanted to have the fireplace in the bedroom. The unit which was assigned to us had an inoperable fireplace in the bedroom. We were disappointed that they didn't tell us that the fireplace had been awaiting a part for repair. We wasted quite a bit of time with attempts by staff to repair it.
The unit was very large, including a well stocked kitchen (if you want to cook, we didn't), plenty of storage, a washer and dryer (no need to return home with dirty clothes), a 3 headed shower, jacuzzi tub,and 2 fireplaces.
There was no cell phone reception in the unit, and nearby outdoors. The free internet was appreciated , as we used skype.
The Canyon Grille restaurant , on the premises, offers a nice variety of foods at reasonable prices, and offers good service.
The fitness facility is poor. The cardio equipment is very limited, and can't serve the number of guests. There are two 24 Hour Fitness locations in Escondido which we use while staying at the resort.
The theater has always provided good entertainment for us.
San Diego is very accessible, and Escondido offers much to do. The resort is low density and has well maintained grounds.
We have also stayed in the Villas on the Green, and the Lawrence Welk Villa sections of the resort. The cell phone reception was good at both of those locations.
- 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, new for 2016 state of the art fitness center, 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