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4.1 out of 5

"The accommodations were nice. The appointments made staying at the resort convenient. The house cleaning staff was noticeably short handed. After t ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 08 Jun 2022

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel with 8 outdoor pools

Central Escondido stay

With a stay at this Central Escondido hotel, you'll be within 12 miles (20 km) of San Diego Zoo Safari Park and 20 miles (32 km) of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Carlsbad State Beach and LEGOLAND® California are also within 25 miles (40 km).

36-hole golf course

This smoke-free hotel features a golf course, free water park access, and a full-service spa. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 8 outdoor pools and get free self parking.

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Villas on The Green)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$138* Per night/room Dec 7 - Dec 8

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 1 Bdrm, Mountain View Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bdrm, Mountain View Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom (Villas on The Green)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

Couples (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The accommodations were nice. The appointments made staying at the resort convenient. The house cleaning staff was noticeably short handed. After two days some showed up at the door and waited there while we went around and collected the trash and dirty towels. After a week week called to have some come in to change linens and clean the place. It took two days to get someone to look at the kitchen sink that was backed up. Apart from the staffing issues, and gas prices, we enjoyed our stay.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2022

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Jun 9, 2022 by Matthew

Paul, thank you for sharing feedback from your visit. We appreciate the information you provided and look forward to hosting you again soon!

4 out of 5
The room was clean, quiet, and well-appointed. Fully stocked kitchenette, and great toiletries. Only issue was that during our two night stay, there was no housekeeping.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021

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Nov 4, 2021 by Rhiannon

Thank you very much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing visit in our beautiful location!

2 out of 5
I think the property was ok, the amenities were nice, the rooms looked to be updated. But not fully renovated. My neice found what she thought was a little roach in her bed and thinks she killed it. We kept getting lost everytime we tried to go anywhere. I was disappointed at the boulder rec area. It said no outside food and drink so i threw away my water and breakfast sandwich only to find out the snack bar did not open for another 3 hours. I called the front desk for info and no one answered. Not a very good reveiw. Will probably not go back

Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 22, 2021 by Rhiannon

We appreciate the feedback on your stay at our resort as it truly helps us to grow and improve. We will work hard to improve upon the issues you experienced.

4 out of 5
Beautiful resort and plenty of amenities. Checking was a hassle and had a problem with staff being rude to my guest.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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Jul 27, 2021 by Rhiannon

We appreciate the feedback on your stay at our resort as it truly helps us to grow and improve. However, we are disappointed to hear about your experience with customer service and we will escalate it to our management team to be looked into. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing visit in our beautiful location!

5 out of 5
The rooms were not the cleanest.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

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Jun 29, 2021 by Rhiannon

Thank you very much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing visit in our beautiful location!

5 out of 5
I really liked the layout of the room. It was spacious clean amd felt homely. I loved my time spent there

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

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Jan 15, 2021 by Rhiannon

Thank you very much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share this with Welk Resorts. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing visit in our beautiful location!

5 out of 5
Beautiful room with amazing views. A home away from home experience. Everything you could need, all within the property. The Monday evening farmers market was an perfect way to have dinner and get some yummy Hawaiian scented salts for our last night. Will return.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

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Feb 21, 2020 by Rhiannon

Thank you very much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share this with Welk Resorts. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing visit in our beautiful location!

About the The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

Location 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026

Property Features

As a guest of The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals, you'll find a full-service spa, a golf course, and a complimentary water park. 8 outdoor swimming pools and 8 spa tubs are also on site. Along with a coffee shop/cafe, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 4800 square feet (446 square meters) and includes a conference center. A children's pool, a health club, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Escondido hotel is smoke free.

  • 714 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 70 buildings
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 4800 sq ft of conference space
  • 446 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 8
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Number of living rooms
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals offers 714 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Beds feature premium bedding. 47-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels and DVD players. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Dining room
  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Canyon Grille - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Pizza Hut - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Starbucks - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 36-hole golf course and enjoy the facilities at the waterpark with waterslides. 8 outdoor swimming pools and 8 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and a sauna.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Rock climbing on site
  • Volleyball on site

Spa Services

Elevate Day Spa has 3 treatment rooms. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet access
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay and unit size

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • San Diego Welk Resort
  • Welk Resort
  • Welk Resorts San Diego Hotel Escondido
  • Welk Resort San Diego Escondido
  • Welk San Diego
  • Welk San Diego Escondido
  • Welk San Diego Resort
  • Welk Hotel Escondido
  • Welk Hotel San Diego
  • Welk Resort Escondido
  • Welk Resort San Diego Hotel Escondido
  • Welk Resorts San Diego Condo Escondido
  • Welk Resorts San Diego Condo
  • Welk Resorts San Diego Escondido
  • Welk Resorts San Diego
  • Welk Resorts San Diego Hotel
  • Welk Resorts San Diego
  • The Welk By Vacation Rentals
  • The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals Hotel
  • The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals Escondido
  • The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals Hotel Escondido

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.