Welk Resort San Diego
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Historical Traveler Reviews Welk Resort San Diego Escondido
What a beautiful resort villa we had! Super location!
We just returned to Ohio after spending one week at the Lawrence Welk Resort Villas. The villa was wonderful and spotless! We enjoyed doing things in San Diego such as Old Town, the Midway (a large air carrier), Padres baseball game at the new Petco ballpark, and Point Loma National Monument. We also spent one day in Palm Springs which is only ninety minutes away. My husband enjoyed the golf course and we all enjoyed the pool, restaurant and dinner theatre, and the shops. This was a wonderful vacation and we will return there next January.
stayed at welk resort on exchange feb 5th 2005 till 19th found resort to be very good.room we had was spotless and well maintained.lot of building work being done but did not affect our stay.Katrina the concierge was really helpfull nothing was to much trouble.If you like golf two small courses ,our stay was hampered by bad weather[i thought it never rained in southern california]the only thing that really spoilt it for us was how far out the resort was from resteraunts and shops all 20 minute drive it was a bit of a pain as we ate out every night
Our family loves this resort
Regarding the negative review - the unfortunate family must have visited the premises before the hotel was torn down (prior to June 2004) to make room for brand new suites. Our children love the pools, recreation centres, tennis courts etc. We have only ever stayed in the villas, and they have full kitchens and a washer and dryer. Parking is adequate, although you can not always park immediately in front of your suite.
What a wonderful Vacation
What a wonderful place to take the kids. Even though the resort is located in north San Diego County, the on site amenities were fantastic. If it wasn't for promising to take the kids to the zoo and Sea World, we would have never had to leave the resort. They had a water slide, kids play area, game rooms, and lots of pools. My husband loved the golf course and I insisted we go to the theatre on site. It was a surprisingly professional production of Bye Bye Birdie. They had shops, restaurants and beautiful open grounds to stroll through or fish in the small lake.
All I can say is WOW! I'm ready to make my reservation for next year.
A great place for Family Reunions
In response to the person that stayed in the Hotel... My family and I were planning to stay in the hotel; also, however when we called they said they tore down the hotel so the reservations agent asked if we would like to try staying in their 1 or 2 bedroom villas for our family reunion. They gave us a reasonable rate since we were renting more than one unit. We were so happy because instead of having everyone gathers in one hotel room with 2 Queen beds and a Bathroom. We now had 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condos to entertain in with Kitchens and Living rooms and you know how families like to gather around in one hotel room Hence, the villas were perfect due to the fact of their enormous size. I am grateful they talked us into staying in the villas it definitely beats the hotel room any day!
Lots to enjoy
We spent a week here from 9/26 to 2/10.
Other than the extremely rude and unhelpful woman working at reception, we found the level of accomodation and the facilities offered of a very high standard.
You need to be careful where you are situated. We had a older unit with a great view of the freeway and the traffic continues 24 hours a day. However the newer units are fantastic and away from the noise. Keep the doors and windows shut and the noise is mostly kept out.
The travel desk was very helpful and a 1.5hr sales pitch secured us 2 free adult tickets to Legoland.
If you want rest and relaxation you can definitely get it here. Lots of swimming pools (a slightly over rated waterslide), tennis courts, child minding facilities and golf. All the facilities are well maintained.
Having a car is highly recommended as the trip to San Diego attractions eg Zoo and Seaworld is about an hour drive, Legoland about half an hour and wild animal park about 20 minutes. Anaheim is about an hour and a half away.
Internet access is available in the units, but costs $10 a day or $40 per week.
This is not a geriatric village! The mix of guests appears to be changing and there were lots of kids for my 8 and 3 year olds to play with.
Overall we enjoyed the facilities and the location.
We Love the Welk Resort!
Our family spent a week at the Welk Resort and had an excellent family vacation! The villas were very spacious and the full kitchens made it so convenient for us. There were so many things for the kids to do at the resort and the golfing was great for us too.
The location was great for us to visit family and friends in both San Diego and Los Angeles. We were also able to visit the Wild Animal Park. The only bad thing was that one week was too short.
We can't wait to go back again next year!
Its great At the Welks's
We just returned from a weekend at the Welk Resort in Escondido. We stayed at other resorts around the San diego area and so far this resort has been the best . The villas are beautiful! very spacious and cozzy The resort grounds are well maintained. Personnel were very attentive to our needs .The new water park is a great for the kids if you have any or just for your self . You won't be disappointed. The only regrets we have is that we did not stay longer.
We just returned from a week at the Welk Resort in Escondido. We have stayed at many resorts around the world, and this is clearly one of the best! The units are breathtaking! The resort grounds are spacious and exceptionally well maintained. Personnel were top-notch. You won't be disappointed!
Not worth the money
The staff at the welk resort are friendly and try hard, but they are trying to make a silk purse out of the proverbial sow's ear. The building Welk uses as the "hotel" has seen better days. The rooms are sparsely furnished, the plumbing is badly in need of updating, and the towels are the thinest I have ever seen. There is an on site laundry, but the "hotel" guests are not allowed to use it. the parking is completely inadequate. By inadequate I mean less than 25 convenient spaces for nearly 50 units. You can get a better room at your average Motel 6 for one third of the price.
TripAdvisor Reviews Welk Resort San Diego Escondido
Travel Blogs from Escondido
So after our awful day travelling we slept in until midday and thought best to have a lazy day at the beach. We headed to mission beach, had some lunch, and bought a ball to mess around with at the beach! Pretty good waves and colder waters than expected! In the evening we headed to a nearby shopping centre, had some food and then went for a couple of drinks to pass the evening before retiring as we were still pretty knackered from the weekend and ...
... no wifi or communication was any good to us, luckily we ran into a nice couple who knew the fish shop and ended up letting us jump in with them and drove us their! Everyone thought it was pretty funny when we jumped out of a random car on the street in front of them. We had dinner at a cute Italian place because the fish n chip shop had shut. A funny, old, Italian man was our waiter, telling us stories and sharing his passion for cooking. We found a car park ...
... have befriended the Canadian team and finished the day trying to finish off the beer and wine in the beer tent with them with renditions of our national anthems. Needless to say we were the last to leave, happy but very tired. Quiet night last night, Karen is hobbling with one sore ankle and muscles long forgotten about but thankfully no injuries. This time next week will be home, where did that time ...
Today we woke up early and got to the San Diego zoo at 8:30. We bought our tickets and waited for the zoo to open. We took the orientation bus ride around the park before we set off on foot. The zoo is beautiful from the animals to the trees, flowers. The highlight was the Pandy bears and new Koala bear exhibit that opened today. We also took the arial team, ate lunch in the tree top for the Memorial ...
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