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Golden Door

777 Deer Springs Rd, Escondido, CA 92069-9757
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The Golden Door is legendary health & wellness experience that’s personalized to you. Guests relax, restore and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual. Located in a serene valley a few miles north of San Diego and south of Los Angeles, the Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of this unique spot on earth. The resort is nestled in 600 acres of nature to hike, run or simply explore. With more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover, and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind, guests are surrounded by breathtaking beauty that nurtures the soul. 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to philanthropic causes, including helping to end child abuse and transform young lives.
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justin c wrote a review Dec. 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to recharge and do something uniquely different! So we exhausted our options and opted for the Golden Door! It is rather indescribable! Each of the 40 guests have there own experience yet there is a commonality amongst the varied perspectives that there is nothing better than the door, only different! We reserved for next year and will make this a go to for the future! The staff are amazing, the food is world class, and the accommodations are very in tune with the style and natural environment! So if your looking for pompous and ego filling flamboyance this is not the place! If what you seek is a reconnection with yourself, in a holistic all encompassing experience the pits you back to center and grounds you inner self to earth and spirit, then a week at the door is more fulfilling than any of the other numerous places that only make the claim. The Gold Door is absolutely marvelously wonderful.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Leslee H wrote a review Nov. 2019
New York7 contributions12 helpful votes
If you are new to the Golden Door what you may find (as I did) is that most guests are repeat guests who get priority over newbies like myself. The resort plans your entire program of "extras" meaning massages, facials, scrubs, private training, etc. and they are completely inflexible when it came to accommodating any changes in that schedule that you request. I was told repeatedly that return guests get priority. Cindy [-] in guest services was particularly rude when it came to my request for stationery (of all things). She said it was in my room - it wasn't. Why would someone argue about stationary? Just to be nasty? My trip ended when a staff member actually me to leave the resort early because I was complaining too much.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5 Helpful votes
Response from Golden D, Director, Guest Programs and Services at Golden Door
Responded Nov. 18, 2019
Dear Leslee, I am sorry to hear that you feel that the Golden Door was not a good fit for you. We pride ourselves in the care we give all our guests, both new and returning. Please feel free reach out directly to me to hear your thoughts. Michelle Schlekewey Director, Guest Programs and Services 760-744-5777
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Michelle B wrote a review Oct. 2019
Los Angeles, California159 contributions88 helpful votes
The Golden Door is the place I can go to rejuvenate my training routine, clean out my body of toxins, set new goals, connect with my inner self and be pampered. Their daily regimen is perfect to get you moving, stretch you out of your comfort zone (if you so desire) and to help you reconnect with what's important for your physical and mental health. It's such a grounding experience. I have been their four times and will go again in January. It's something to look forward to each year.
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Date of stay: January 2019
3 Helpful votes
Polarbearwolfcoyote wrote a review Aug. 2019
Alberta, Canada18 contributions8 helpful votes
The Golden Door Is a sanctuary For many people : It has only 40 people per week .Taylor to your needs and what you require : It is based on Japanese lines - no harsh lines - or continuous straight lines . There service is amazing - Their patience and kindness goes above any - They offer full on spa services - Have fitness coaching and so much more -They respect you , if you choose for the peace and quiet of your room for dinner or you can eat with the Group in the dinning room . Every one employed there is very mind full . All of their staff are treated very very well and many have been there for longer then 15 years . All Spa staff is very professional - kind to the touch !! all types of appointments form 9 am - 5 pm or do as little as you want . They have multiple Growing Gardens - they are self sustaining in all their foods . They are almost all vegen -They serve lamb and chicken but no other meat - Vegetables are huge for them - Your meals are prepared ahead .. of time . The security is 2nd to none .they know who comes and goes - Security are kind mind full also . The front desk staff is the front line ! they are very helpful - if they dont have a answer they will send you to Guest services .. This is a full on spa inclusive - They can help you on many fronts . This is first class - Would recommend it highly .. If you want to go to it , YOU must call ahead - you can not walk in to see it .Or call them directly on the phone for info . Phone manners are amazing by all staff
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Date of stay: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
desirose8 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Tucson, Arizona76 contributions34 helpful votes
The Golden Door is a place like no other! Yes, there is actually a "Golden Door" and when you enter it you are transported into a world of wellness on every level. The grounds are spectacular with ancient lanterns imported over many years from Japan set in beautifully manicured lawns, reminiscent of a genuine Japanese Ryokan. Accommodations are comfortable and provide a place of rest after a busy day. Bathroom are generously stocked with every Golden Door product you can imagine. There is so much to do and everything is good for you. The variety of hikes, fitness classes and restorative treatments is incredible. The food is healthy and delicious with a professional team of staff ready to take care of any dietary restrictions. While this is important, what truly differentiates the Golden Door is the very high level of specialized and personalized service from a team of high quality individuals who genuinely care about giving their guests a time to remember. I went 19 years ago to the Golden Door and it changed my life. I can confidently say that this second visit will change my life once again. Life on the other side of the Door is tough but the staff give practical guidelines to take pieces of the Golden Door and implement them real time. I certainly will not wait another 19 years to go back , in fact the only way I was able to leave was to make a reservation for next year. What a transformative experience!
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Date of stay: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Door
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Door?
Nearby attractions include Moonlight Ampitheatre (7.4 km), Welk Resorts Theatre (4.4 km), and Locked Adventures (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Door?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Door?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Door?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Door?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mama Kat's Restaurant, Cenote Grill, and Fish House Vera Cruz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Golden Door?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Golden Door have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Golden Door offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Golden Door?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (12.0 km).