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8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026-6403
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-07-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 17 hotels in Escondido
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, LEGOLAND, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Gaslamp District, SeaWorld, Temecula wineries, casinos, and beaches! 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. Guests will experience casual dining at Canyon Grille restaurant, 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, new state of the art fitness center, lighted tennis courts, and a relaxing round of golf on one of two 18 hole golf courses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rose W wrote a review Apr. 9
West Des Moines, Iowa3 contributions4 helpful votes
Overall: accommodating staff. Housekeepers are HONEST and very consistent in their high-standard service...Front Desk and Housekeeping department could use some improvement in their communication; sometimes rescheduling of service was very confusing, even after calling to verify/confirm...AND I STAND BY MY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ REVIEW...
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Marilyn V wrote a review Apr. 5
5 contributions3 helpful votes
We have been at Welk Resorts in Escondido, CA several times, and each time, we are treated so well! Our check in was made so enjoyable with the assistance of Rachel, who helped us in our 3 week stay. The staff is so helpful, treat you with courtesy, and as Rachel did, go above and beyond to make your stay so enjoyable. No one wants to deal with issues on a vacation, and Rachel made everything so easy. We certainly appreciated her! This resort NEVER disappoints. A friend and I travel together and the units are spacious and accommodating. I can't say enough about this resort...it never disappoints!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Tammyk63 wrote a review Apr. 3
Bakersfield, California41 contributions8 helpful votes
Just returned from another week at Welk in Escondido. This was a family trip. We had 4 adults and 2 children, 5 & 2, and stayed in the Sonata building 1st floor. This is a perfect location as it sits off the main road, is quiet, and looks right out at the fishing pond. We could walk up the short, but steep, path to the mountain villa swimming pool and water park, or take a little longer walk to the other water park pool. The bill was 2 bed 2 bath with lots of storage. The resort was busy, but adhering to COVID restrictions. The resort has many amenities for all ages, and is well located for quick day trips to the beach, Legoland, the Zoo, Wild Animal Park, wineries and wonderful restaurants. As a few have mentioned, these villas are in need of updating. Our villa did have a pee odor to it, was missing some pots and pans, and the refrigerator and freezer weren’t working well. They were trying a new system at the pool as far as following COVID restrictions. Rather than requiring reservations a d giving guests a 2 hour time slot, they were just counting people as they came and went. Unfortunately this caused families To have long waits in hot temps. I recommend they return to the reserved time slots so others can have access. In spite of these issues, we are very excited to return again June for another relaxing week. We love Welk, and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sara H wrote a review Apr. 2
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I purchased this package and was later told I couldn't book weekends. Then told I had to do a guided tour with my husband if we did not do it together we could not complete the vacation. Another agent then told me that It had expired and I would have to pay another $ 50.00 to reinstate the vacation package. I was just on the phone with them the day before and they mentioned nothing g about my package being expired. I then asked for a refund they said It was not possible. They would not give me a supervisor saying that they would only give me the same information .. so I basically just gave them my money and there's nothing I can do about it. Really unfortunate.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Bonnie G wrote a review Mar. 2021
New Jersey5 contributions4 helpful votes
There is plenty to do at the resort and the surrounding area. The units are roomy and great for couples vacationing together. The Theater was closed due to COVID restrictions. But, the pools and golf course were adequately monitored for social distancing and cleanliness with numerous activities available that could conform to the COVID guidelines and readily available.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
US$137 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welk Resorts San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Moonlight Ampitheatre (7.5 km), Welk Resorts Theatre (0.08 km), and Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ciao Ristorante Italiano, Prohibition Brewing Co., and Canyon Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Welk Resorts San Diego?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Welk Resorts San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Welk Resorts San Diego?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (15.2 km).
Does Welk Resorts San Diego have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.