The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

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

Overview of The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

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The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

3.5-star property
Family-friendly hotel in Central Escondido with golf course and free water park

8.0/10 Very good

1,035 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA, 92026
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant and 2 poolside bars
  • Full-service spa
  • 8 outdoor pools and 8 spa tubs
  • Free water park
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Central Escondido
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park - 17 min drive
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 34 min drive
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 26 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® California - 30 min drive
  • Balboa Park - 37 min drive
  • San Diego Zoo - 36 min drive
  • La Jolla Cove - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 23 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 27 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 34 min drive
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Carlsbad Village Station - 21 min drive
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 22 min drive
  • Oceanside Transit Center - 22 min drive


  • Phở Trúc Yanh - 4 min walk
  • Golden Egg Omelet House - 7 min walk
  • Sushi Yama - 13 min walk
  • Chin's Szechwan - 13 min walk
  • Phở Saigon Express - 14 min walk

About this property

The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals

3.5-star family-friendly hotel in the heart of Central Escondido
At The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals, you can look forward to 36 holes of golf, free water park access and 2 poolside bars. Get out on the links at this hotel and enjoy amenities such as golf lessons and a golf pro shop. Treat yourself to a massage at Elevate Day Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Canyon Grille, the on-site restaurant. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; other things to do include basketball, fishing and rock climbing. Stay connected with in-room WiFi (surcharge), and guests can find other amenities, such as a corner/local shop and concerts and live shows.
Other perks include:
  • 8 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide, cabanas and sunloungers
  • Free self-parking
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts, ATM/banking services and a reception hall
  • 5 meeting rooms, evening entertainment and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews say good things about the family-friendly amenities, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals have perks, such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as safes and wireless Internet access (surcharge). Guest reviews speak well of the cleanliness, size rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • 47-inch LED TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Separate dining areas, full-sized fridge/freezers and dishwashers


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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 714 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Children's club*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 poolside bars
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golfing
  • Rock climbing
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Shopping
  • Fishing

Working away

  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (4800 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 70 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2000
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • 36 holes of golf
  • 8 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • 8 hot tubs
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Water slide


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • 47-inch LED TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Ice maker
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


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


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 specialises in American cuisine. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Hot tub access
    • Fitness centre access
    • Shuttle service
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Parking
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 20 per night (rates may vary)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site 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).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

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-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Welk Resorts San Diego Condo Escondido
Welk Resorts San Diego Condo
Welk Resorts San Diego Hotel Escondido
Welk Resorts San Diego
Welk Resorts San Diego Hotel
Welk Hotel San Diego
Welk Hotel Escondido
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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
As of 7 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals on 24 October 2022 start from €151, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
Yes, there are 8 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Valley View Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as fishing and rock climbing, and practise your swing on the golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , basketball and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 8 hot tubs. The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals also has 2 poolside bars, a sauna and a steam room, as well as an arcade, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals?
Yes, Canyon Grille offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Phở Trúc Yanh (4-min walk), Golden Egg Omelet House (7-min walk) and Sushi Yama (13-min walk).
What's the area around The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals like?
The Welk by Vacation Club Rentals is in Central Escondido, a short 16-minute walk from California Center For The Arts. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Kristine, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This place was ok.
The entire villa was beautiful, but I found ants, rodent feces, dirty dishes, table was dirty and washer did not work. The hotel itself was beautiful, but it looked like they barely wiped it down in a rush before we got there.
Tommy, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The place was nice, very comfortable, the map of the property is worthless, the names of the buildings are not on the map
Herb, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not as happy as I have been with this property
I've been staying at this resort for many years. This property has really gone downhill since the new ownership, and needs some attention immediately. More than one electrical outlet in the room didn't work. Light fixtures removed and wires hanging out the ceiling, Missing decorative pieces and furniture, broken tv remote, scraped and dirty walls, broken handle on the shower door, a clogged sink, the pool had a lot of bugs floating in it, the food at the windandsun place was subpar and they didn't have any hot food available, only chips and drinks. As of right now, I would not recommend this site, nor do I plan on going back anytime soon.
Hole in ceiling with exposed wire.
Elisabeth, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Danya, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was great :)
Alejandro, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Douglas, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Not 4 star!
We stayed in pelican villas on the green! It was not on the green, we expected a lovely view of the golf course, however the golf course was behind the apartment & our view was into some trees overlooking the road! Apartments are spacious but old fashioned & need modernising. The kitchen area was very well equipped with everything you needed including a dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. In an 11 night stay our bedding was only changed once & towels twice. In a hot country where we used the shower twice a day this simply isn’t enough. The bathroom floor was dirty & the cupboards in the bathroom were falling apart. Toiletries provided but no hair dryer. On arrival there was no bedding for the sofa bed & when asked we were given a sheet & a dirty blanket. We had to take the quilt off the bed so that our son had something clean to cover him & we slept with just a sheet, this was never rectified during our stay. Luckily it was warm! You could hear noise from connecting rooms, TV, children & people sat outside on balconies (smoking weed) until very late. You couldn’t open balcony door for this reason plus you would have been woken at 6am everyday from the noise of the jet washer around the pool! Pools areas were packed & pools were filthy, water was cloudy & hair floating everywhere. Food by the pools was the usual expensive fried variety! The resort is in the middle of nowhere, nearest food outlets are a 15 min drive. Wouldn’t stay again!
james, 11-night family trip
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