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Welk Resort San Diego
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Escondido
Arroyo Grande, California
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A great facility, but still room for improvement...”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The place is HUGE. We exchanged in (not an owner). The usual barrage of high-pressure sales when you go to get your parking pass. They were also hawking us at the pool, and the farmer's market event and the Pasta event (live music too!) in the plaza. That's OK, I guess.... they are just doing their job. We used the BBQ this time... nice. Our two-bedroom suite was HUGE. Truly like being home away from home. A few things didn't work here and there (toilet kept cycling, some screens torn on the patio slider, some receptacles too loose to hold the cord), but not enough to ruin our trip. We will be back. A very safe-feeling area to take walks at night. The kids love the pools and water slides. The fire pits are also very neat. Overall, a great facility.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the golf course.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Supertrack,
I appreciate the feedback from your vacation with us. It is great to hear your family enjoyed their stay here at the Welk Resort. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to having you vacation with us again. We look forward to you and your family returning to vacation with us again.
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Granbury, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice resort, clean and beautiful grounds. Our unit had not been renovated and was still one of the nicest of some very nice condos we've visited in the past ten years. We had a chance to view the building next door as they were finishing the current renovations and the units are even better! Huge kitchen, large enough for three people to be cooking at the same time. Granite counters in kitchen and both bathrooms. Double sinks in both bathrooms with huge shower/tub in Master and large walk-in shower in the other. Only minor complaint was lack of hi-def TV, but that should be resolved in the current renovations. Renovated units have VERY large, flat-panel TV in living room and decent sized TVs in each bedroom. Good Internet too. Planning to return next year. :)

Room Tip: Upstairs unit would be a little quieter, but with the addition of a rug under the kitchen table, the...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Eiffeltexas76049,
Thank you for your excellent review. It is great to see that you enjoyed your vacation here at Welk Resort. I am glad you loved your villa and had a chance to see our newest villas that are getting ready to be released. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to post a review. We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

The welks resort was located on a beautiful golf course. While the grounds themselves were nice the rooms needed some renovations along with the TV & appliances. Also NO REAL activities to do. They do have 5 pools one at each complex but the need to put a bar/munchie and some music in place. In other words you can't get a piña colada or nachos while relaxing by the pool to music.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Dorts0522,
I am glad to see you enjoyed the beauty of our resort. We are continually upgrading our accommodations here at Welk Resort. We are in the process of upgrading the older villas. Thank you for staying here at the Welk Resort and taking the time to post a review. We look forward to your return visit.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hello,

I stayed at ths resort while visiting my son and I must say I loved it. I had a 2bedrrom/2bath patio it was absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone. The scenary was good as well.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Bree40
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Bree40,
I appreciate the wonderful review and the feedback from your visit with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Welk Resort. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your recommendation. We look forward to having you vacation with us again
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SLC, UT
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very nice property, a little off the beaten path but lots to do. They have to many activities to keep everyone entertained. I do wish the water slide would remain open later. They even had a movie playing poolside.

Room Tip: The kitchen is very roomy and complete with everything needed to prepare your own meals.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Highland1
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Highland1,
I appreciate you taking the time to post a review and the highlights and details provided on the resort. It is great to hear you enjoyed your vacation here at Welk Resort. We look forward to you visiting us again.
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at the Welk Resort May 17th-25th, it was a time share exchange, I read many reviews and was pleasantly surprised, it was a great visit. We had a 2 bedroom unit for two couples. Should have requested 2 king beds, One of the two bedrooms had 2 double beds. Unit 293. The condo was very spacious and bathrooms and kitchen beautiful. The grounds and pools all lovely. We visited downtown San Diego, the beach in Carlsbad, went to the Safari Park, shopping all very reasonable travel time from the resort. Many restaurants in Escondido and San Marcos to dine. Our children live in the area and came to visit with the Grandchildren and loved the pools and fishing pond. Golf was very affordable. Checking in was a breeze and no pressure to do a timeshare presentation. We will stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Hutch F, Director of Consumer Affairs at Welk Resort San Diego, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Dear Travellady2003,
I appreciate you taking the time to post a review and the highlights and details provided on our resort villas and features. It is great to hear you enjoyed your exchange visit and our resort amenities here at Welk Resort. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to you visiting us again when you come out to see your family.
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just left the hotel with my family after a 2 night stay.
I just didn't like a few things about this hotel:
The wii-fi it's very slow not really worth using it.
Walls separating rooms paper thin.
Housekeeping every 3 days.
No re stock of toiletries, towels, coffee.
Nearest restaurant (other than the hotel's, closes at 2100) or gas station more than 5 miles away
I would prefer 2 queen beds instead of a king and a sofa bed
Pool area kind of dirty, small kids in the jacuzzi.
Things we liked:
Restaurant has very good food, would like to see the Buffett extended to more days
Workers very helpful from the front desk to the maids.

Room Tip: Great hotel for golfer and couples.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Welk Resort San Diego
Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, 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 #2 of 16 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, 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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