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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Welk Resorts San Diego in Escondido, you’ll be next to a golf course and within the region of Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of Carlsbad State Beach and Ponte Winery.


Make yourself at home in one of the 714 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with queen sofa beds. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 8 outdoor swimming pools or 8 spa tubs. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from a bar/lounge or one of the 2 poolside bars. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Escondido? This hotel has 25000 square feet (2323 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Welk Resorts San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr
Escondido, CA 92026 United States


4.0 Very Good 1848 Reviews
Watch out if your an EXCHANGE -
Reviewed 11 hours ago

Worst room we've ever experienced at a so-called Gold Crown resort. The furniture was outdated, filthy and bathroom was a mess - chipped tiles, dripping shower, metal part of shower loose. Carpet was dirty (& so were our feet after walking on it!!) The front desk staff was rude when we called letting them know the condition of the room and that we had no bedding for our young daughter's couch bed - we had to drive down to front office, late after a long day of travel, to get it ourselves.

Great place, clean and large
Reviewed 1 day ago

Nice place, clean and lots of on site activities like golf, gym, pool, waterslide, ping pong, foosball and billiards.My only suggestion would be to ask when you check in for a room that is close to a pool area that you desire. There are 3 and they are on different areas of the resort We have no kids and were with another couple and we got put near the kids pool. Kind of a pain to have to walk 5 minutes with a drink to the pool if we didn't want to go to the one near our rooms.They have an adult only pool area and quite realistically 2 of them, since the other one appeared to be frequented only by adults. Yet we were in the family area.Other than that, the place was good. 1.5 hours from Anaheim, 2 from California and about 45 minutes from dowtown San Diego. Good if you want to try and see all cities.

Most "Welk coming!"
Reviewed 1 day ago

This Welk resort was so nice. We easily overlooked the small unit because there was so much to do there. We loved the theater and all the available activities. The staff was VERY helpful, not only with resort activities, but with anything you wanted to to off the grounds.

Such rude service
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here for a family vacation. Called at 1:00 pm to see if we could check in early and were told “we have no idea if we have available rooms till you arrive”. Uh, ok. We drove out to take a chance, were told they had no rooms ready (which may have been true) and we explained our young son with Autism was having a tough day. Could they possible get us in as soon as one was available? The women at the front desk snickered at us. For real.

It took forever to check in (again) once a room was finally ready. We tried to get help and yet a third person was so rude and condescending. I swear we almost left.

The hotel is pretty 70s style and run down. Our room has a rug in it with holes everywhere. Walls are filthy. So disappointed we came all the way from Colorado for this.

Relax at Welk- Some good Tips
Reviewed 2 days ago

This property is conveniently located north of Escondido and about 45 minutes from San Diego. Best way to get there will be to rent a car. The property is located close to I-15 between mountains. This place is great for relaxing with family and friends. The units are very spacious and they come on 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom to 3 bedroom suites. There are multiple pool around the resorts. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help. They have multiple activities for adults and kids. They have small stores by the front desk in case you need any last minutes things. My suggestion is to do all your grocery in Escondido before you arrive to the hotel. The room have kitchen and all utensils you will need to prepare a meal in the unit. I highly recommend this property for a relaxing week in California.