The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

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8 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
8 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
8 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

VIP Access

The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

3.5 star property

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA, 92026

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCamp Pendleton Marine Corps Base26 min drive
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Zoo38 min drive
  • Popular LocationSeaWorld40 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)41 min drive

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About this area


The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals is located in Central Escondido, a neighborhood in Escondido, and is in a rural area. Traveling with kids? Don't miss San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

What's nearby

  • California Center For The Arts - 16 min walk
  • Palomar Medical Center - 4 min drive
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 26 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 38 min drive
  • SeaWorld - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad Village Station - 21 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 41 min drive

About this property

The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

Family-friendly Escondido hotel in Central Escondido with 8 outdoor swimming pools
Along with 8 outdoor pools, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and a golf course. Self parking is free. Additionally, free water park access, a restaurant, and 2 poolside bars are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
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 living rooms. 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.

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.

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

Elevate Day Spa has 3 treatment rooms. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 20 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 20 per night)

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 poolside bars and 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Canyon Grille
  • Pizza Hut
  • Starbucks

Things to do

  • 36 holes of golf
  • 8 outdoor pools
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • 8 spa tubs
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/game room
  • Basketball
  • Children's pool
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Free water park access
  • Full-service spa
  • Playground
  • Rock climbing
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 8 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free water park access
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf cart
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf pro shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference center (4800 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 5


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 47-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate living room
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay and unit size

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
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 credit cards; 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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
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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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 564 out of 1140 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 275 out of 1140 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 132 out of 1140 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 84 out of 1140 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 85 out of 1140 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property tried to sell us on buying a vacation timeshare. They really pressured us.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
The property itself, while old, is well kept up. There are a variety of pool options and a few activities, and plenty of golf. It must have been built before ADA requirements because we had to tote our luggage up 3 flights of stairs (not a problem for a 1-night stay but definitely if staying longer or carrying groceries). The suite we were in was quite nice and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable, and the view was nice. Great proximity to Temecula wine country and even some local Escondido wineries. On the downside: Dining options on site are weak, and the closest restaurant is about 8-10 miles. It is well suited to those who want to bring in and cook or bbq their own food, but we were only there one night. Our check-in, while promised for 4:00 p.m., didn't happen because the room wasn't ready. We had arrived at 10:30 a.m., so it was a very long wait, and it turned out they could have given us another similar room but no one bothered to think that through. Lots of time on hold on the phone or waiting at the front desk to be able to finally get checked in. The front desk manager, while smiling and apologizing, didn't seem very sincere about his apologies and blamed others. Their remedy was waiving the $21 resort fee and extending our checkout two hours to noon, but at that point our experience had been soured and it didn't give us any real time to enjoy the resort. For what we paid, there are better resort options available.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
This property is highly overpriced and overrated. The grounds are beautiful but rooms need to be cared for better. In my room the shower was clogged, dryer did not work and TV in living room did not work. I had to call maintenance to address these issues, which they did. furniture was dusty and stained, ducks kept pooping on my patio and I got a allergic reaction for lack of dusting. Overall the kids enjoyed the pools and one slide.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place was great. Lots to do, great room, beautiful grounds. Check in could have been better. Lines were too long and pre-check made it worse. But staff was friendly and very accommodating at checkout. Room location was not as good as it could be. We were on the ground floor in the corner. We also didn't know in advance that there was very little food service on the property on Monday/Tuesday. Would definitely go back but maybe later in the week.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
no enough staff, no enough facilities, no enough supplies to the room and no proper cleaning
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved how clean and how big the rooms were. The unfortunate part is that there was no housekeeping services when we were there. We were expecting our room to be cleaned while we were away for a day and we came back to the same condition we left. It was ok but just would have been better if we were told this up front
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Bags of clean Towels was left outside by the door. Not enough soap, shampoo for the rest of the day. The rooms is very nice.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
I liked the pool thats it. Rest of resort was a disappointment.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed the cleanliness and clean towels/sometimes beds made and trashes emptied almost every day along with coffee/filter almost every day. We felt spoiled. And the staff was always so very helpful. The property is well marked and so easy to get around in. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back and will definitely be telling our friends! Thank you!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I did not enjoy the late night screaming of my next door neighbor.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022