Welk Resort San Diego in Escondido, CA

8860 Lawrence Welk DriveEscondido, CA 92026
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Located in Escondido, just minutes from San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and LEGOLAND, the Welk Resort San Diego offers one- and two-bedroom villas. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, patios or balconies, and more, as well as amenities like eight outdoor pools with waterslides, a poolside barbecue and an outdoor movie screen; an on-site spa; multiple restaurants; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Escondido Travel Experts
  • Located 15.8 miles from San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, 17.7 miles from LEGOLAND, and 30-minutes from Temecula Valley wine country.
  • Minimum check-in age is 21.
  • Resort located on over 450-acres.
  • Villas include full kitchens, living areas and balconies.
  • 5 recreation centers.
  • 8 swimming pools, 1 for adults only.
  • Fishing lake.
  • 2 golf courses.
  • California-style grill and a pizza bar.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Children's Program
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Express Checkout
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Playground
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Sauna
  • DVD Players Available
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Golf Course Adjacent
  • Tennis Court on Property
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Wedding Services
  • Free Parking
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Security Guard
  • Ice Machines
  • Basketball Goals
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Patio/Veranda
  • Barbecue Grill(s)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Clubhouse
  • Sundry/Grocery
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Waterslide
  • Snack Bar/Deli
  • Beach/pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach/pool sun loungers
  • Beach/pool towels
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
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from Welk Resort San Diego
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 10:00am
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 (20 minutes), 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 high speed Internet 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, 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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
1 Review
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"Great vacation for the entire family."
July 2019
This trip and location was amazing. Plenty activities for all ages. Excellent service from entering the resort and check out.
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Tip: Seven pool areas, included an area for adults only. Farmer's market, escape rooms, game areas, couple of hours for child care. My grandchildren never once said they were "bored." There are shuttled excursions to LA, San Diego, local casino, and if you like grilling, fishing, golfing, live theater this is the place to visit. Also, the two bedroom Villa was clean, 3 tv's ( we were so busy - did not watch the rented movies). Full kitchen, excellent view from balcony. Nothing negative to report about this trip.

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Frank watson
calipatria, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"spring break"
May 2019
i dont have any complains about welk resort this is our second year going here and this year we did expierance alot of mistakes but nothing that wasnt taken care of right away and i appreciate that ...we live in imperial valley so for short breaks welk resort san diego is a great place to hang out and relax for a week!!
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Tip: bring alot of swimwear and hiking shoes for nice walks around the resort

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Richard Crumm
Duchesne, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful place to Stay"
October 2018
We were very happy with our Villa it had everything we could possibly need for a vacation. The kids enjoyed swimming! One of our favorite vacations yet!
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Gerald Mendoza
delano, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
October 2018
People are nice and helpful and the place is really really nice so relaxing
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Tripster Customer
Wolf Point , MT
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August 2018
My family enjoyed our stay. We have a big family so this was a perfect place that was able to accommodate us.
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Elizabeth Suarez
Torrance, CA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awful resort for families"
July 2018
We go ever year to San Diego and have an awesome family vacation. We stayed at legoland resort 3 times, stayed at holiday inn, and stayed other hotels at the hotel circle in San Diego and have had the best housekeeping and room service and there was always something beside the pool for the kids to do. So we thought since we always spend over 3k to try something different and stay at the welks resort since they photos showed all kind of things for families with kids to participate in. We had the worst time at the Welks Redort, will never go back and will never recommend it to anyone. First I’m handicap and the parking was awful, 8 villas and only about 12 parking spaces where in front of our villas and 90% of the times if we got there after 2pm we had to park far away from our Villa and park in the parking of another Villa’s court and walk with all 3 girls ages 8 and under, second no room service and no housekeeping, after paying over 3k we had to take our trash out ourselves and change our own bedsheets (it wasn’t a vacation it was like just being home) Third no good deliveries were allowed other then Pizza Hut , so your force to eat pizza or drive over 30 to 45 minutes to buy something to take back to your Villa and fight for parking so then you can sit and eat and relax, sorry but this place is for (hate to say it) old retired folks without kids that just
Want to stay in their villas and drink all day and night like both our neighbors. Our kids were so bored they couldn’t wait to go home and asked if next year we please not come back and stay at Legoland. You should have assigned parking, room service and housekeeping for everyone not only if you stay 5 nights (we stayed 4 nights) and you be allowed to have food delivered to your room and have activities for the kids. You are not cheap so why act like a cheap hotel and not make it easy for your guest to enjoy their stay.
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Tip: Housekeeping and room service for all guest, alllow food service to be delivered, assign parking, activities for young kids.

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Rosemarie Arceo
Stockton, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Love San Diego"
April 2018
Easy booking. Cheap and best price in town
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Islamorada, Florida
"Another nice week"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 28, 2020 NEW
Welk Escondido is a welcoming resort. Up in the hills with nice views. The grounds and pool areas are nice. We enjoyed the local area surrounding the resort. Stores are conveniently located nearby. Perfect, quiet time.
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Debbie W
"Very nice spot"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2020 NEW
We enjoyed our time there. We liked the pool and hot tub that were for age 18 and over. There were several pools, golf, coffee and restaurant and they were very helpful to steer you in the right direction for restaurants and activities in the area. I didn't give it 5 stars because it seems there wasn't much to do that didn't have a large fee and they try very hard to get you to hear their talk about time shares.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Comfortable resort"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2020 NEW
We enjoyed our 2 week stay at the Welk Resort San Diego. Very comfortable 1-bedroom apartment. The resort is far from San Diego. Most stores and good restaurants are about 10 miles away; this is our major disappointment. Otherwise, there were a lot of activities on the Welk property.
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"A Home Away From Home"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2020 NEW
Getting to the resort was quite a drive for us but we enjoyed the views. previous to our arrival, I received a phone call to welcome and inquire of any needs I might have. Because I have a problem with stairs, I was scheduled for a walk-in unit., We were also advised to take a tour early in our visit to become familiar with where things were located. When we arrived for the tour, it became apparent this was a 3 hour sales presentation Because we declined to sit through the presentation, there was no tour. Later as we sat on our balcony we watched a cleaning person even dusting the outside of the next building,.That's how clean and orderly this place is. We really enjoyed the two stage shows, especially, Chorus Line.- SO GREAT!!
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"Relaxing place near city congestion"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2020 NEW
We spent a week at the Welk Resort. We had never been there before but needed a holiday. The resort has numerous swimming pools and exercise areas. The Welk family is still involved in running the resort. We booked through expedia and got a nice suite (not too large) at a fair price. Overall we had a nice relaxing time. It is close to the Safari Park & there is a very nice car museum almost next door. We had a few concerns. My wife alled ahead to see if our suite had a washer. She was told it did. When we arrived it turned out there was a public (coin operated) one across the street but no washer in our suite. When we inquired the first employee was trying to be helpful, the second (manager?) was not & hinted that we were not telling the truth about my wife's earlier call. [Not too impressive] We agreed reluctantly to a time share presentation in exchange for theater tickets. My wife asked if our presentation could start at 9:00. We were told yes & it would last 1.5 hours. Turned out it did not start until 9:30, lasted for 3 hours without a tour of most of the resort. I will skip this in future. The theater is on site & our show was pretty good actually. There is a pizza take out and a restaurant, food store, & a shopping area. One day there was an outdoor market & we bought some very good food. I would stay here again. A larger suite would be nice but likely is more expensive than where we stayed which was fine.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welk Resort San Diego

Is this a pet-friendly hotel?
No. Pets are not permitted inside the hotel, with the exception of service animals.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No, the hotel is non-smoking. Designated smoking areas are available outside of the building.

Does the hotel offer WiFi?
Yes. Guests can access the WiFi free of charge.

Is parking available on-site?

Does the hotel serve breakfast?
Yes, guests may purchase breakfast at the hotel.

Does the hotel have a fitness center?

Will my room have a safe?

Will my room have a microwave and/or mini-fridge?
Yes. Rooms include kitchenettes with appliances such as a microwave and mini-fridge.

Does the hotel have an on-site restaurant?
The hotel has a bar/lounge on-property.

Is there a pool at the hotel?
Yes. The hotel has several outdoor pools and poolside bars.

What is the minimum age to check-in?
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to reserve a room and check-in.

Is there a resort fee?
Yes. A $20 resort fee per night applies.