Welk Resort San Diego Hotel, Escondido
Reviews - Welk Resort San Diego Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Welk Resort San Diego Hotel
Loved the Welk Resortfrom avidtraveler19
Lovely but remotefrom TravelQueenBee
Our room is a Villa on the Greens, which has a huge balcony, a full kitchen, nice living/dining room with pull-out queen sleeper that is comfortable (my 5th night on it last night). The master bedroom is spacious with a king bed. The bath is immense with a large shower and a Jacuzzi. Two TVs, wireless Internet (for a fee), and a gas fireplace. All-in-all, we are quite happy here.
So, the negatives: several people I met are also in these villas, but in units that have not yet been remodeled and they are unhappy. There are lots of old folks, but a family can be quite happy here if it is swimming weather. The activities are pretty limited -- bingo, chair aerobics, insipid crafts. The theater tickets are not cheap -- 40 without dinner. There isn't a lot to do here. You really need to drive to do things in San Diego, at the beach, etc, There are nice drives for walking, and hills for hiking, and golf/tennis/swimming, but that's it.
Hair dryer, CD/DVD/VCR (no radio), and fine kitchen facilities.
Nice to see but does not deliver!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great place!from A TripAdvisor Member
A place to vacation with the kidsfrom pariscoh
Not Worth the Pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Quiet, serene, relaxing and slow paced.from A TripAdvisor Member
Room: Each "villa" is sectioned into categories. We were assigned the "Sunny" one, at the end of the resort, perhaps the oldest on the property. The decorating a little dated and slightly worn kitchen cupboards, but perfectly clean and a full kitchen -- fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender, washer/dryer, plates, utensils, bowls. Think you get the picture. One side of the villa had the "king" size bed, although that was suspect from the first night, when hubby was in my space all night (much like at home, but with a "true" king size bed). Bathroom had his/her sinks, shower/tub. All very clean. Other side of the villa had 2 twin beds, his/her sinks and shower only.
Living room had good size couch, 2 chairs, lovely California shutters to a walk-out to small patio with table, chairs and lounge chair.
Golf: Par 60, 18-hole course, full of rabbits and snakes. Get the cart; we tried to walk the first time, and too fat for the hilly course. Beautifully layed-out, with sand bunkers hubby enjoyed immensely and wood area that has a few of his balls too. (Note: I did not lose any balls, because I can only hit ball 100 yds at a time). Wait until 2 pm for the "twilight rate" (seeing old people eat dinner at 4 pm, 2 pm is late) which is US$22 p.p. with power cart.
Rest of amenities: The recreation centre near Sunny had many has-been books, and an air-hockey game that had seen better days, much like the guests at the resort (except for us whipper-snappers at age 40ish). The other centre looked not so worn and new Plasma TV, pool tables and air hockey that perhaps worked. Pool area in the new area was nice -- water slide, small pools and screaming children galore. Hence. we spent a mere 2 hrs. there. Restaurant very good meal, dated decor, but no unwanted hair in food, and that is good!
Other things to do: Try the San Diego Trolley for the day. Go to San Diego Zoo, park for free and you can hop on and off the trolley all day. We got off at Gaslamp District and shopped and ate the day away. Tijuana, Mexico one day. Took our car to the parking lot and then the $2.50 bus into Mexico to the World's Junkest Shopping Area. T-shirts, jewellery, knick-nacks, booze, LOADS of drug stores to buy Viagara, Celebrex, Imatrex, etc. Hassles by the vendors trying to get you into their junky stores kinda wears thin pretty quick. Side note: Las Vegas mere 5 hrs. drive away, worth looking at just to see more tourist attractions. If you have US$500 p.p. you can play golf at "Wynn" the newest hotel on the strip. (cart extra)!!!
Overall, very quiet, clean and great golf resort. No evening loud shows or partying, and by 10 pm the place shut down tight.
This is a Great Resort for a Family with Kidsfrom Lee061
Resort - Not for Singlesfrom suzanne00
Perfect location and amenities for our family!from lindylous
Our villa was comfortable and we enjoyed the fact that there was a tv both in the bedroom and in the living room. Our kitchen had most things we needed except for plastic wrap. The bathroom was spacious and the jetted tub was separate from the shower. The shower had two heads, with one removable as a hand held sprayer, and a shelf seat. This made it easy to rinse both kids off after a trip to the pool or beach. There was also a small capacity washer/dryer in our unit as well as barbecue grills located throughout the complex. As far as I could tell, our unit was on one of the newer complexes. They are currently building their next phase.
The location is just outside of Escondido, north of downtown San Diego. We were familiar with the area as we had lived there many years ago. Because we had a wide geographic area of activities planned, we found the location worked for us. It had good freeway access to both the Carlsbad area (Legoland--30 minutes??) and to I-5 (Anaheim/Disneyland). Traffic was slow the morning we headed to Sea World and took longer than we expected--about 50 minutes. Granted, we were attending a breakfast there and had to travel during the end of rush hour.
In summary, we enjoyed our stay, the amenities, atmoshpere, and we definitelywould return again.
Top Local Tips for Escondido
Jet Skis, Sightseeing You can rent jet skis about 30 mins. away. The front desk wanted to send us to Oceanside, but there is a place further south, right off Interstate 5, in the intercoastal waterway. Get your groceries in Escondido at the shopping center. Don't go into San Diego or out during rush hour and it took a little over an hour to get to the airport (San Diego) around 930am. Sea World is really worth the trip for an entire day.
Legoland Great place to take your child. Even a small child will have fun.
Going to the Beach? If you are planning on going to the beach, we suggest Oceanside, CA or Carlsbad, CA beaches. Less crowded. Same ocean. You will feel more relaxed and less like a tourist.
Other names for Welk Resort San Diego Hotel
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- welk resort escondido
- welk resort
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- lawrence welk resort
- Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr - Escondido - California - 92026 - United States
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