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“Excellent Hotel, Friendly Staff (Avoid Fran) and Great Location”

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Winners Circle Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel, Friendly Staff (Avoid Fran) and Great Location”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This was our second stay at the Winners Circle and just like last time it didn't disappoint. Most of the staff are friendly and helpful with directions, additional shampoo, pillows, etc. The pool is heated and beautiful, the fire at night it romantic and I love being able to grill on vacation! Our room was good, the bed could use an upgrade, being able to cook breakfast was another major plus. Also, we had a first floor room and loved eating out on the patio.
Our only disappoint was with a late night staff member (Fran) who was NOT helpful and rude.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westerville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had a lot of plans before we got to Winners Circle, but we ended up mostly staying around the resort because we didn't need to go anywhere else to have a great time! My brother, who lives in San Diego, was impressed with the great pool area - heated with hot tub, fire pit area, good size kiddy pool, and immaculate BBQ grills that staff cleaned every night (how cool is that!) Units faced onto courtyard overlooking pool. The first floor units were nice because they had little patios which were a little roomier than the balcony we had. The sofa bed in our one bedroom was actually very comfortable. If you have more than 5 people, you probably want a 2 bedroom, since space is small. We all enjoyed walking everywhere since the weather was perfect and beaches were an easy 10 minutes away. The Coaster train is right by the beach if you want to get to San Diego or up by Oceanside. Amtrak even takes you to Anaheim if you want to zip up to Disneyland. Fares are really inexpensive. I was really impressed with how convenient everything was to just about anything you would want to do.

Room Tip: First floor rooms facing the pool are really great for families going back and forth to the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We choose this resort to use for the fair at the race track. We LOVED this place!! So clean, saff was great. We stayed in a studio had the kitchenette and it came with everything. We needed nothing to cook are meals. Their 3 BBQ grills were impeccable. Every morning we check to see if they were cleaned and they were spotless. Makes you feel good about cooking on a clean grill. There were lots of kids at the pool so be prepared for that. They had an awesome club house with big screen tv, pool table kitchenette for any gatherings with friends or family. The resort was just across the street from the fair grounds. It is about a mile from the beach. We are coming back again. Thank you Winners Circle for a great exprience.... See you soon

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thanks for your wonderful review of Winners Circle Resort. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff, clubhouse, and gas grills. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Narragansett, RI & Poincian, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Winners Circle has undergone a renovation over the past few years and the results are exceptional. Our two bed, two bath condo was beautiful and roomy with balconies off the living room and both bedrooms. The grounds are well maintained and there is a kiddie pool, a jacuzzi, and large pool with outdoor grills and a fire pit. Coffee free every morning and the washers and dryers are free as well. WiFi is provided but there is a charge to use the clubhouse computer for Internet access. Using it to print boarding passes is free.
The staff was very helpful and the location is perfect. North is Cardiff, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside; south is Del Mar and San Diego. Good restaurants everywhere. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Winners Circle Resort. We are very pleased that you liked the remodeled rooms and enjoyed the whole atmosphere. We truly hope you can visit us again very soon. Thank you again!
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Cavendish, Vermont
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We had a two bedroom condo which included two bathrooms also, this worked out very well for us as we were three adults. Very nicely appointed kitchen with all the amenities that you may need in a kitchen. They had a pool, workout area, picnic area and BBQ grills. This time share was worth staying at and it was close to San Diego and all the other local attractions. We definitely will be back!

Room Tip: We enjoyed having a room facing the inside toward the pool area.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Winners Circle Resort! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your kitchen and its amenities as well as our central location. We hope you can visit us again soon!
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Boulder City, Nv
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is our 5th time here and it has improved greatly since the first time 4 years ago. Nice rooms we had a 1 bedroom it was one of the newer updated rooms so had a bigger fridge (small apt size} and an oven. One of the best things about their 1 bed rooms is they have 2 bathrooms. It has a great BBQ area and pool area. They have really improved the property and it looks really nice now. It is located across the street from Del Mar Race track and 2 blocks from the beach.
We will be back again and again.

Room Tip: ask for a pool side room they are quieter. But we have never been able to get one.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for the review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our location and having two bathrooms in your unit. For the best chance of getting a poolside room, we recommend calling us one week prior to your arrival so we can add the request to your reservation. Sometimes, we can move things around and accommodate such requests. Thank you again for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Location, location, location. Minutes from I5, the beach, The Coast Highway and some of the finest restaurants in the Region, the Winners Circle Resort was our choice for a time share trip. Royal Holiday added this property January of 2013. Mom is 90 and can't get around easily. The staff here has accommodated our every need. We have a 2 room wide lanai with a short privacy wall, open to gorgeous flower gardens and walkways meandering through the pools, canopied picnic tables, bbq area, fire pit and club house offering pool, ping pong and much more. Guests are welcome to utilize the tennis club sharing the property and starting mid July enjoy the Del Mar race track which is just across the street but far enough away not to be a noise factor and interrupt your stay. Families love this facility. Mother's Day day it was buzzing with kids having fun. This is a happy place.

Room Tip: We loved our room on the East side of the property because as the sun set we had a lovely sunset, wa...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your review of Winners Circle Resort. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your room, our helpful staff, and the location. We hope you can come and visit us again soon!
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Property: Winners Circle Resort
Address: 550 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
Location: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Winners Circle Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winners Circle Resort is a boutique style resort hotel located in the heart of Solana Beach, ideally located next to the Del Mar Race Track. Winners Circle Resort is just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Del Mar, CA and offers spacious studio, one and two-bedroom suites complete with private patio or balcony. Ideally located near the Del Mar racetrack, 20 minutes north of the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other attractions, the Winners Circle resort is perfectly situated to make the most out of your trip to San Diego. Winners Circle Resort offers free parking, free Wifi, and turnover Service. Additionally, this Del Mar Hotel features on site laundry, on site restaurants, a tennis club, a pool, a hot tub, a clubhouse complete with a pool table, a ping pong table, outdoor gas grills, and picnic tables. ... more   less 
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Winner`s Circle Hotel Solana Beach
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