Just returned from a week at the Welk Resort San Diego...we stayed in a 2 bedroom lock of at the Villas on the Greens. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. After having read some of the reviews, I was a little concerned about the service that we would receive, but my concerns were unfounded. When we arrived, our vcr would work, so I called maintenance, and they were there to fix it within a 1/2 hour. Considering the size of this resort, I thought this was pretty good. The rooms were spacious and clean. If you are looking for daily maid service though, don't come here. This isn't a hotel. You have to do your own dishes, make your own bed, and take out your own trash. The maid does come once during your stay. That was plenty for us.
Both rooms were spacious and the bathrooms were hudge! We had a jacuzzi tub in ours, as well as a fireplace that we made use of every day. It was really nice to have that on in the mornings when the fog rolled in. The washer and dryer they proved was nice as well. They even gave you laundry soap.
It was a little cloudy when we were there, and even though the pools are heated, we found it a little chilly in the evenings. The Bouldersprings rec. area is crowded during the day, but it was fun for my daughter to meet and play with other children. They have the water slide, but they also have the splash pad with water cannons (which we both enjoyed) and a playground next to the pool. They also had some rocking chairs next to a fireplace in the pool area. Out front they have a hudge fire pit with benches all around where you can sit, meet new people and relax.
You can also rent fishing poles, and buy bait from I belive it's Harmony hill and fish in the main lake. We went out on a very foggy morning. The lake was beautiful, and my daughter caught her very first fish! Very cool.
As an added note, they have a small museum there which was kind of interesting. Being in my mid 30's I had never seen Lawrence Welk young. We also ate at the restaurant there and found the food to be very good. If you like prime rib, that's the place to go. Most excellent!
Overall we had a wonderful stay at the resort, and would defonately return. If you don't want to do the time share speal, just say no when you check in, and they wont bother you again. However, if you do do the speal and you don't buy into the deal, they will send you down to "gifting" where they will try to sell you a travel package. No big deal just thougth every one should know.
Also, if you are in the Ironwood building, watch out for the occasional golf ball.. every once in a while, someone will really slice one. Other than that have a great time!
- 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