5 star hotels in Vista, CA

1. Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, this laid-back hotel is 7 miles both form Legoland California and from the Sea Life Aquarium.The relaxed rooms with bright accent walls offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas, as well as coffeemakers and minifridges.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus a cafe/bar and a business center. There’s also meeting space. Breakfast is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning and others complained about the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Bag” 10 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Curtis Olsen

Overall we had a hreat experience here The room was clean with fresh linens (though the cabinet holding the mini fridge was damaged resulting in some sharp edges we had to watch the kids around

) The breakfast was good They had some hot options They kept the amount out smaller than other places we have stayed at This resulted in getting hotter food, but sometimes having to wait a while for them to refill a pan The front desk was friendly Location fairly convenient to things we needed, but not right by anything Our main issue this visit is that we were to there would be 1 housekeeping during our 5 night stay I scheduled this upon check-in and it did not happen I then requested it for the following day and it did not happen all I ended up getting them to do for us, over the 5 nights, is empty the trash once and get us some clean towels

Eric Valadez

I used to stay here all the time before the pandemic to visit family and friends Ignore the negative reviews Reading reviews people are acting as if service went down hill and due to the no turn down service unless 4 day stay you would run out of supplies and also that the free breakfast went downhill

Because of this I went to the hotel with extra toilet paper, trash bags, tissues and snacks I was there for 3 nights and did not need any of this Staff was friendly and attentive I had enough supplies that I did not need to request more and if I did the staff would provide it The hot breakfast was from 7-10 weekends and once went to 10:30 Breakfast during the week was 6-9 When something ran out it was replaced as fast as humanely possible while having to be cooked There was eggs, sausage, waffles, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, water, bagels, and various breads Room was clean I was worried the place went downhill, but it was just the same as it’s always been Will be staying again

Gordon Cohen

The hotel facility was lovely and room was huge Front desk was very courteous and helpful, except for the limitations shown below However, we could not get any housekeeping for our 4-day stay and had to ask daily for new linen

Garbage and old linen pickup had to be left outside the room in the hall Breakfast was substandard relative to Fairfield Inns

2. Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this high-end resort is a 3-minute walk from South Carlsbad State Beach, 6 miles from LEGOLAND California and a mile from Interstate 5.Sophisticated rooms have flat-screens, and balconies or patios, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add fire pits. Suites provide living rooms; some feature kitchenettes. Many quarters offer pool or ocean views. Room service is available.Amenities include an airy restaurant, a coffee shop and a posh spa, plus a gym, and an oceanfront outdoor pool with a poolside bar. There are also yoga and fitness classes, plus Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 6 min walk to South Carlsbad State Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned pools 25 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Victoria Berry

Very beautiful designed hotel with a prefect view of the oceanThe valet and check-in staff were very friendlyIt is very expensive and they definitely need to work on somethings to make the experience worth the money

A couple of the staff who work at the pool and bar were extremely rude and unwelcoming, just this will make me not want to go backI booked a daybed at the pool and thank goodness because the pool was over packed and it seemed like non hotel guest came and meet their friends Kids everywhere which definitely took away from the relaxing part and made it hard to get into their very tiny poolThe daybed was $200 and it came with warm water nothing to keep it cold The beds where suppose to have a sever but we got the least attention, the people just hanging out at the pool where served more So I don’t think I got me money’s worth other than having a spot to sit Lunch isn’t served till 12 and by that time everyone at the pool was ordering food moving the time to 11 would help the staff not be so overwhelmedThe restaurant took a really long time to get drinks out and the steak had a lot of fat on it but the pork belly was really goodI was there celebrating my birthday and the staff asked a couple time but didn’t do anything for it or at the restaurant which was a little weirdIt was a great one time experience but I don’t think we will go back

Adam C

Fantastic hotel Excellent staff, well-appointed rooms, large balconies, nice pool area Very much enjoyed our visit

Best views are the rooms facing the west (ocean) from the second or higher floor South rooms will face condos and north facing rooms will view the ocean, the nearly beach, and segments of the 101 Valet only Some restaurants are within walkable distance, but not much You will need water shoes for the beach (rocks)


Beautiful location and modern design, we enjoyed our stay here A+ attentive staff that was friendly, expedient and on-brandThe bar at sunset is not to be missed & features a well trained team with a craft forward skill set

Of note: as others have said, if you are not a fan of the restaurant, you’ll be challenged with room service (it’s an extension of the chef’s influence)

3. Best Western Escondido Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set within 2.3 miles of the California Center for the Arts and the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, this laid-back hotel is 7.9 miles from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.The straightforward rooms offer coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Upgraded rooms and suites add sitting and dining areas, plus pull-out sofas and wet bars.Free amenities include a breakfast buffet, and parking for cars and large vehicles. There’s also a relaxed lobby with a TV and a fireplace, plus a heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Necia Bower

We experienced a very nice spacious, quiet, clean, well decorated , comfortable room The breakfast was very good All the staff that we encountered was very friendly and helpful

It was conveniently located near the freeway, stores and restaurantsWe would stay there again and probably will

Kelly G

I wanted to love the Best Western Escondido—there really are few decent hotels in Escondido It’s attractive and in a convenient location Our room was clean and beds were comfortable, if worn

Common areas were quite messy with trash piled up, and breakfast was okay I was not given the AAA rate, though I showed my card Wifi was completely inadequate even to check emails much less stream something The biggest problem was that (at the end of a very long day of moving) there was NO HOT WATER The tepid water there was was a disturbing brown color Front desk said he would “see what [he] could do to take care of the situation,” and, though the owner replies that it was fixed 45 minutes later, we never heard from him again and didn’t know it was fixed Apparently Best Western will not do something to make this right; a room with an unusable bath/shower is definitely not worth $374

James Hardin

If you have to save money then it will do, once you get to the room make sure you can adjust air conditioning down to 67 degrees or so, we could not and we had to play the blanket game( try to figure out how much blanket to cover yourself with) We did let the front desk know after our first of two night stay and they said they would take care of it, they didn’t Nice neighborhood, outdated rooms

4. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern airport hotel is a 1-mile drive from McClellan-Palomar Airport and a 3.8-mile drive from Legoland California.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi and TVs with premium cable channels, plus desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature pull-out sofas, as do suites, which also offer living spaces and wet bars.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby, an outdoor courtyard and an American restaurant serving Starbucks coffee. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and an exercise room, plus a business center, meeting space, free parking and an airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to The Flower Fields
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 16 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 24 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Sebastian Caballaro

The hotel is nice and super clean There’s no breakfast included with any room but there’s a Starbucks in the hotel which is really convenientParking is free and generally no issues to find a spot

The pool is nice and clean, 5ft max depthWiFi is free for basic and there’s an available option for paid premiumThe rooms are quiet and the mattresses are the most comfortable mattress we had during our tripThe cable options are pretty basic and much more dated than what you’d find at a Springhill Suites for instance

krizhia roxas

We’ve been here for an hour now Once we opened the room, it smells like cigarette I didn’t complain and just opened the sliding doors and let the air circulate

Now, I’ve noticed there’s a used wingstop cup under the table Called front desk Frontdesk said the room has been cleaned and housekeeping probably just didn’t see the cup Aren’t they supposed to clean the WHOLE ROOM especially since we’re living in a pandemic? The front desk didn’t offer a resolution, probably cause I didn’t ask for a room change Or maybe I should really complain before we get better service? Not gonna stay here again after this

Dwight Osteen

They don’t clean the rooms They tell you that if you ask for it to happen every day they will do it I was there 4 nights, requested fresh towels and cleaning every night

They never came Also upon my arrival there was a dirty wash cloth in the middle of the room floor Staff was nice enough even if they didn’t do what they said

5. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This Spanish Colonial-style resort is 5 miles from LEGOLAND California and 6 miles from Moonlight Beach.The refined rooms (some with patios) feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges and desks. Suites add separate living areas, and some offer pull-out sofas or dining tables. Upgraded suites come with kitchens and fireplaces. Room service is available, and Wi-Fi is included in a daily resort fee.Dining options include an elegant restaurant, a bistro, a sports lounge and cafes. There are 2 golf courses, a fitness center and 17 tennis courts, plus a spa, 8 pools (some with waterslides) and a kids’ club.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Batiquitos Lagoon
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned “tournaments” 13 times
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Adam P

Beautiful location with views of the golf course from most every room The service is top notch: very friendly and willing to helpThe little shop is insane with the markups on basic essentials, but I guess if you don’t want to leave the property, you pay the exorbitant convenience price

But come on, $6 bucks for one can of domestic beer is insane

Donald Taylor

Spent 20k on a three day company outing Room was awful Stains all over the furniture

No iron in the room Beds are rock hard Staff was not helpful I was told I would get a text when my room was ready Three hours later no text so I checked at the front desk and they said it was ready they just didn’t text me What a waste of time and money I’m glad it was my company’s money We will not be spending our money here next year when we come back to San Diego I really wish I could give this place less than 1 starRequested an iron so I could iron my dinner clothes because apparently this hotel only gives an ironing board with no iron, and it took them over an hour to get me one I had to skip dinner with everyone because of this This hotel is absolutely garbage There has to be better places than this dump in the area

Crystal Lintan

After a day of relaxing at the spa with my sisters, it was finally time to check in to our hotel room We decided last minute that it was would be fun if we were able to stay an extra night and maybe even bring the kids to the pool the next day We checked in with Dede at the front desk to see if they had any availability and if we could even upgrade our room

DEDE was the absolute highlight of the weekend! She made it happen and we were able to upgrade our room to a Villa I highly recommend staying in a Villa if you have kids Lots of space for everyone to enjoy their time The service was incredible everywhere we went Thank you to Bobby at Bar Traza for accommodating us! However, the real MVP award goes to DEDE!!!

6. Lakehouse Hotel and Golf Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Lake San Marcos, this upscale, modern hotel is 0.7 miles from Lake San Marcos Executive Golf Course, and 1.6 miles from Bradley Park.The chic, contemporary suites and cottages come with flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi, plus private patios or balconies. Some quarters have wet bars, fireplaces and lake views.There are 2 heated outdoor pools, plus firepits, hot tubs and hammocks.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 9 min drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “s’mores” 50 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the lake views

Feedback From Real Customers

Mountain View

The Lakehouse has always been my favorite place, with its picture-perfect Mountain and Lake San Marcos LSM Marina is a must to enjoy water sports or simply cruise and admire the surroundings I am very happy with the pontoon boat that I rented

I must say that I’ve seen them a lot cleaner back in 2014-2016 and they seem to be the same boats this 2022 which explains why there are stains all around or weather damages on the leather seats, which are understandable when used over the years No complaints on the same awesome experience Just a suggestion if the management wants to improve by sanitizing better, change upholstery or deep-clean everything The staff who answered my call like Liam and the guys assisting at the dock are all very welcoming I’ll still give it a 5⭐️ And we’ll definitely be back

Jack Bowman

My wife and I came here on our honeymoon We had an absolute blast This place was worth every penny we spent on it

It’s up-to-date, very clean, the staff are incredibly friendly, and the amenities kept us very busyFor starters, they have several fire pits around the pool area (and a fantastic hot tub), which they give you smores to roast over It’s very cute They also give you a free bucket of balls for their driving range The poolside bar wasn’t incredibly well stocked for making custom requests, but their house drinks were just fine for us and the bartender was very nice and made us laughWe are already planning to come here again next time we decide to visit San Marcos

Max Delbecq

Pros: nice little lake with small, retirement community/golf vibe Nice boats – the small pontoon boat was really fun for our family of 3 for an afternoon picnic on the water Could have easily fit 6-7 people comfortably

Liked being able to book in advance via the websiteCons: employees, which are just a bunch of youngsters, were a little disorganized Price is high for a couple hours on a lake ($100/hour for the small pontoon boat + tax)

7. Holiday Inn Carlsbad – San Diego, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from McClellan-Palomar Airport, this laid-back hotel is 5 miles from LEGOLAND California and 7 miles from South Carlsbad State Beach.Sleek rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves and coffeemakers. Some have whirlpool tubs, sitting areas and/or pull-out sofas. Children age 18 and under stay free in a parent’s room.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a gym. There’s also an outdoor pool, a convenience shop, and meeting and event space. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “basketball” 19 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Tysen Hill

Simple room at a good price Mini fridge was nice AC worked a treat in the humidity

Building clean decent spot if you have Kids as there is a Court for Basketballs, Put golf, Pool and tennis courts not to mention a outside barwe Stayed one night and the only gripe was the charger that was claimed to be there was no longer there there are chargers across a very quiet street so it was more then fine

Emily Feldkamp

My normal Carlsbad hotel was booked when I was in town this last time so I gave the Holiday Inn a shot The front desk employees were top notch and super friendly The breakfast attendees were also great

The room itself was pretty standard for a Holiday Inn My biggest disappointment was that their bike rental station did not work -as a triathlete that travels a lot I was so excited to have an option to bike outside but ended up having to use the workout room recumbent bike instead which is really not ideal All in all it was a wonderful stay and I would totally stay here again, just be aware the outdoor bike rentals don’t work!

Tom Sparks

I was in town on business and booked this hotel The front desk staff was friendly and helpful when asking questions about where to eat in the area I ordered some food and drinks at the bar, great service there! The room was clean and quiet! the only downside if I can complain at all is the wifi seemed a bit lagging

I download and upload a lot of files each day and that was a bummer but can’t complain too much about it I didn’t get to check out the pool or fitness center this trip but I wouldn’t hesitate on staying there again in the future!

8. Ayres Hotel Vista / Carlsbad (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set next to industrial parks, this relaxed hotel is 3 miles from Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park and 9 miles from Carlsbad State Beach. It’s 7 miles from Interstate 5.Featuring understated decor, the informal rooms include Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. All provide minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.Amenities include a restaurant and a bar, as well as an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a gym. There’s also a business center, meeting space, and a furnished patio with fire pits. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the large bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 13 times
  • Guests praised the architecture

Feedback From Real Customers

Beatriz Diaz

My son had a soccer tournament in Oceanside this past weekend and when I went to book unfortunately everything close was booked or overpriced We decided on this Hotel due to short distance from event All I can say is wow ! This small hotel is beautiful, spotless and customer service is above and beyond

It has a warm and cozy feel but yet the right amount of luxury I saw several guests with dogs and families with small children They have a nice pool and hot tub with towels provided 5-9 pm M-S happy hour at their bar with 2$ cocktails & beer I have to mention a gentleman that was there until late when we checked in and was also there first thing in the morning This guy was unbelievable! From working at the desk, to cleaning , running food out and much more Jack of all trades but with an amazing attitude and smile for someone who’s obviously overworked I believe his name was Mr Holmes and definitely deserves props He made a world of difference It did seem they were a bit short staffed during the happy hour and breakfast but you’d never notice due to the teamwork and positive staff Best complimentary breakfast I’ve had at any small hotel Chef preparing omelettes and small waffles and self serve bacon , sausage and eggs Cereal bowls , milk , coffee and muffins 24hr free hot coffee in lobby Super nice fitness room and small laundry Amazing rooms in pristine condition with super comfortable bedding , ice cold air , microwave and fridge Large restroom with oversized round tub perfect for a relaxing bubble bath The patio was decorated beautifully with lights , fire pits and water features Very tasteful modern decoration all throughout We were super tired after long day in the sun at my sons tournament and it was perfect to unwind in the beautiful outdoor setting Very quiet place I highly recommend this hotel and I’m looking forward to coming back with my family soon Thank you for making our stay so pleasant at such an affordable price and to all the employees for being so hospitable though working hard

Kelsey Edwards

Great service! Everyone at the front desk was lovely – especially Sean The lobby was clean and inviting, the rooms were comfortable and fresh smelling (and I was happy they came equipped with a microwave and fridge), and the hot tub was the perfect temperature Had a lovely stay and would definitely return

The only slightly annoying thing was how loud the doors were when they shut, I happened to have pretty active neighbors and every time they opened/closed that door in the late evening it woke me out of my sleep

Luba K

Amazing brand new hotel!! Everything is super clean and still has a new furniture smell Beds & pillows are very comfortable Room was very spacious with a large bathroom, microwave & mini fridge

Location is great too- about 30 min out from the beach, Target right around the corner, and coffee and restaurants near by The breakfast was great– omlettes made to order and decent selection of breakfast items Patio had plenty of seating & was pretty cozy Pricing was very competitive compared to other lower grade hotels in the area Would definitely be staying here again on out next trip

9. TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad/Vista (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a residential area 1 mile from the Vista business park, this relaxed extended-stay hotel is 6 miles from Legoland California Resort and 8 miles from Carlsbad State Beach.Modern rooms, ranging from studios to 2-bedroom suites, have free Wi-F, flat-screen TVs, and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as living areas or living rooms and pull-out sofas. The also have kitchens featuring fridges, stoves, dishwashers and microwaves.Parking and a breakfast buffet are complimentary. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an 24-hour exercise room. Other amenities include a business center and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 10 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Doyle

I have stayed four times in the last year The hotel in nice, I like the location and amenities I’ve never had an issue

This trip I had someone staying above me, I’ve had this on all my other trips as well, but the special guest above me on this trip was loud I normally don’t wake up for anything but this guest was loud Night one they woke me up at 2:30, by 3 I had to complain They quieted until 5:45… The next night they were quiet after midnight, but everyday by 6 they were making exceptionally loud noise I complained three more times on this trip and requested a different room twice, but am told there are no more rooms My company rents the rooms in this hotel and had a block of 15, and then we didn’t use them, so really I am pretty sure there are rooms On top of that, a majority of hotels try to keep, until a certain hour each day, a few back up rooms, maybe this hotel doesn’t do that but I remain skeptical The staff is always pleasant and I have no complaints around them I just wish there was some sort of enforcement of their noise policies because i was exhausted all week with someone thundering around above me at odd hoursI can tell you now though, I will no longer be recommending this hotel and I will be requesting a change from my company as well

Cascer Ender

The hotel was great, except for the bed and pillows 5 minutes laying your head on a pillow before it felt like there was nothing there The bed was extra firm and provided me with morning back pain

The staff were helpful and nice The room looked cleaned, as well as the bathroom area The location was great with 5 4-star restaurants nearby

Marissa Griffin

I’ve stayed at Marriott hotels exclusively for years and this is by far the worst location I’ve ever been at Shower head looks as if it hasn’t been cleaned in months and is covered in soap scum We were transferred here after another Marriott in the area had a pipe rupture and had no running water

Attempted to speak with the manager to see if he had an update on the other location as I was told I was only able to stay one night because of their occupancy and he was absolutely disgustingly rude I don’t know what it is about the Marriotts in this particular town but their service is not up to par with the Marriott brand, their employees are incompetent and rude, and the cleanliness is subpar Save your money and stay at a Motel 6 you’ll have the same experience at a quarter of the price

10. Mission Pacific Hotel – JDV by Hyatt

About this hotel

Set across the street from Oceanside Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this sophisticated hotel is a 4-minute walk from the California Surf Museum, 9 minutes’ walk from Oceanside Museum of Art and a mile from Interstate 5.Chic rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer balconies and/or ocean views. Suites provide living areas. Room service is available.Amenities include a polished restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a relaxed cafe with a beachfront terrace, plus a rooftop pool, a 24-hour fitness center and direct beach access. There’s also breakfast and valet parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • Walking distance to Oceanside Pier and the California Surf Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests liked “an ocean”, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

amelia hurd

We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Mission Pacific! My husband, myself, and our 10-month-old son stayed 3 nights here and had the best time Cindy at the front desk was amazing and made sure we had a mini-fridge and rib for the baby She also upgraded our room since they were not able to accommodate us for a pool cabana due to an event, and our room was amazing with ocean views a sitting area, and a large bath! Thanks, Cindy! The pool staff was so attentive and made sure we had fresh towels and drinks throughout the day

We also enjoyed the pool at the sister property, the sea bird which was amazing We ate at Valle for dinner and the food was great and the service was Michelin level We are New Yorkers and have traveled all over the world and the service was top-notch, we will definitely be back!

Terrance Yu

Excellent hard product and superb soft service Valet is easy and efficient; a quick text and the car is in the turnaround I’m no alkaline water connoisseur but I love the recyclable water bottle concept

The front desk is super responsive and helped us with breakfast reservations The beach rambler is amazing; free umbrella and chairs can be set up right on the beach I’m definitely going to miss that service next time we go to the beach on our own The hotel is right in front of the Amtrak line but you can barely hear any noise when the window is closed I’m not sure if I really felt the hot and cold temperatures of the 8 POD bed but it is very comfortable The ocean view studio is well designed with the sliding door and the deep water tub We’re already talking about coming back again The location is just so amazing to be steps away from the beach Oceanside may not be on everyone’s latest tourist destination radar but we can’t recommend this resort enough

Vanessa L

I had such a great stay here!Pros:Hotel room – I was upgraded to an ocean view room (due to status) and it was literally right in front of the ocean with unobstructed views The room was spacious, but I was also alone so not sure if I would feel the same with 2 people Bed was super comfy and robes/slippers were great

Hotel amenities – the rooftop pool area was exactly my viberarely any children, views of the ocean and drink service I also did rooftop yoga that was included, which was icing on top Having access to Seabird was great because on Sunday they had a free spa day so I was able to use the sauna and other facilitiesRestaurants – there were lots of options between both properties that I never needed to go elsewhereSurrounding area – I feel like I didn’t see many reviews about the beach area It’s a very lively beach area across the streetfood vendors, surfers, fishers, etc doesn’t die down until around 8pmCons:-Facing the beach also meant facing the busy street, so just be aware that it will be noisy until about 8ish every evening-The restaurant menus aren’t that robust Meaning each menu is about 1 page long, so don’t expect a steakhouse or anything- Noise levels were great in my room until the last night when a huge family checked in and they had multiple roomsslamming doors and running the halls Not the hotels fault, but just something to note

11. Hilton Grand Vacations Club MarBrisa Carlsbad (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Highway 5, this sprawling, laid-back hotel is also 2 miles from Legoland California, and 4 miles from both Carlsbad State Beach and Agua Hedionda Lagoon.Relaxed rooms with colorful accents come with free Wi-Fi, TVs and DVD players, as well as balconies, kitchenettes and sitting areas with sofas. Suites with 1 to 3 bedrooms add sofabeds, full kitchens, and separate living and dining areas.There’s a grill restaurant and bar, along with 3 outdoor pools surrounded by palm trees and sunloungers. Other amenities include a playground, a fitness room, and an electric car charging station. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • 5 min drive to The Flower Fields
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 14 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

Paul Cole

We just had yet another awesome stay at this wonderful property With 5 of us travelling (my wife and 3 children) we need a lot of room so we booked a two bedroom suite and it was perfect, with more than enough room and all the amenities you could want The staff was super friendly and professional and we really felt at home

A special shout out to the lady that runs the activity center and leads the morning hikes She was the greatest! My family really enjoyed some of the art activities that she offered and I was really impressed by her knowledge of the local flora and fauna as she pointed out various interesting bits of information as she led the morning nature hikes The food was great both at the Cove bar and when the wife and I wanted something a little more upscale the Restaurant at the Westin (which was only a two minute walk from our room) was fantastic I’d just like to thank the staff for making our stay so special and in particular Ms Megan Connor the GM who makes it all happen

James Deguzman

The rooms are nice and spacious The staff is what makes this place great The front desk personnel were nice and courteous and very accommodating

Our room was super clean by housekeeping upon arrival I also noticed the cleaning staff clean the bbq grills on a regular basis Events staff and employees around the pool area were all super friendly and helpful All the staff make this place an amazing place to stay

BB rEflecTion

Beautiful area, direct access to Lego land Easy trail to walk on Good pool side services

One of TV in our bedroom is broken on sound, but everything else in the room is fine There’s some construction going on but not bad on noise level ( To be fair, the screaming kids at the pool is the responsibility of the parents) This is one of good HGVC properties that actually care about the owners, compared to some others I had been Keep it up and we’ll be back!

12. Comfort Suites Oceanside Camp Pendleton Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unfussy, all-suite hotel is a 14-minute walk from Oceanside City Beach along the Pacific Ocean, 4 miles from the Camp Pendleton Main Gate and 16 minutes on foot from the Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak station.Relaxed suites with kitchenettes feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas with sofabeds. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs.Free perks include parking and hot breakfast. Amenities consist of an outdoor pool and a fitness center, plus a cozy lobby lounge with plush leather furniture and a fireplace. There’s a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Walking distance to California Welcome Center, Oceanside and the Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned beaches 46 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool and praised the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

koda hernandez

The bathrooms were nice and the hospitality was very pleasant Our room had a huge balcony, the view was the free way but it was still okay other than the massive amount of spider webs everywhere The room had a weird smell but that is common when you near areas with water

We stayed here because they said they had cribs for babies which ended up just being a playpen The complimentary breakfast was the best part, fresh omelets, waffle, bacon, and of course a the standard items Sound travels through the walls and room very easily but overall id stay here again

Kabree Sterzer

We must have hit a bad night

our stay was not great We got a suite to accommodate our family Upon arrival at around 7pm, we got into our room to find zero toilet paper [yep, 2 empty toilet paper holders with no extra rolls], an empty kleenex box, and a very musty smell There was no TV remote, no blanket for the fold out bed, and only 2 towelsfor a suite The front desk man was apologetic and got the things that were missing But if they knew we were coming, shouldn’t that all have been checked beforehand? Also, the bathroom was very dirty, and it was gross We have 3 girls, so I understand it’s hard to clean up hair But there was so much hair on the floor and in the tub, and it was nasty I will post pics to show We paid over $200 for this room, and we’ve stayed in much nicer for much less The next night we stayed in a different hotel for cheaper and it was so much better and cleaner The 2 good things were the nice front desk clerk and the sheets were soft

Cynthia Picciano

For the money, this was an excellent hotel The staff was ultra friendly, helpful and responsive A special shout out for the wonderful lady who furnished the hot breakfast in the mornings

She was so attentive, warm and friendly! Most we’ve ever experienced! The rooms were spacious and clean We had a total of 5 rooms across our large party Some of the rooms were better (more updated) than others, but everyone said they would rate this hotel at least a 4 Gave them a 5 because of the excellent staff With a little more updating to such things as carpets and blinds, this hotel would definitely be first class

13. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Oceanside (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 2.1 miles from Old Mission San Luis Rey and 5.5 miles from the Oceanside Pier.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, iPod docks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 3 meeting rooms. Other amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, an exercise room and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 7 min drive to the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
  • 10 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Bistro” 10 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeff Sanchez

Overall it was an okay hotel Very quiet and nice location Unfortunately I did have some issues

I checked in after a long day and my room had blood stained sheets on the bed That’s a big no-no for me or anyone I would imagine I did call and get them replaced Bathroom was a bit dirty, I’ve been in worse and I was too tired to deal with it I do wish they had complimentary breakfast though They do make you buy it if you want it There is an IHOP down the street so I just went there It does have on site laundry so that’s nice An okay stay Could’ve been better

Yul Gash

Service was great, but breakfast not included We stayed on second floor Room #206 and window did not have security stopper (opened all the way), AC worked unproperly (would not stop at certain temperature ) so instead we preferred opening windows That specific window is facing pool area and in this case might be attractive to climb on for small children or pets

Not here to complain but to suggest to be cautious

Tiara Jay

Nice hotel, I got at a discounted price because I was with a group Everything was great until I came back to my room to find BED BUGS not one but a few A lady came in and confirmed that they were in fact bed bugs

After insinuating if the bed bugs might have been mine The hotel switched my room, in the moment, the stress and anxiety I felt at 12am made me never want to come back to this hotel again, I couldn’t even sleep well in the other room in fear that they had traveled or was in the new room Also the new room’s bathroom had a TERRIBLE smell Yea nice hotel I just wouldn’t go back regardless discount or not

14. Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Legoland California Resort, this genteel resort is also a mile from The Flower Fields and 2 miles from the Sea Life Aquarium.The straightforward rooms offer flat-screen TVs, desks and minifridges, plus balconies and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add coastline views. Suites include separate living areas. Wi-Fi is available for a fee.There’s a relaxed bar/restaurant and an elegant eatery with a terrace. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center, as well as a spa, a golf course and meeting rooms. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 3 min drive to LEGOLAND California Water Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the elegant restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Sara Touchet

Had to relocate to this resort late at night due to a water issue at previous hotel Hunter, the evening manager, helped my coworker and I check in, gave us very useful info, and even stayed over an hour past his scheduled time to help get my boss checked in who was running late Hunter went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of

Resort is very clean and nice Rooms are huge Staff and service is unmatched

daniel Proo

From the minute my wife and I came in Hunter in the front desk, Hunter was respectful and has sense of urgency to create a good customer service experience, I’ve gone to many hotels/resorts and never have I been greeted like Hunter has, his attitude is always positive and always had a solution to my stay These past 2 years have been a challenge specially for the service industry, Hunter is a advocate to the meaning of the service! This place is clean and will recommend to anyone that want to be treated like guest

Nemo Omen

They say they serve Starbucks coffee but no one but one person new how to brew coffee so I have wait until that one person came back to serve me Ridiculous I stood in front of coffee bar for 5 minutes and the bar tenders are just talking away

Also when I checked in the lobby lady said she was going to upgrade me to a bigger room but I had to wait two hours! After driving five hours I’m not going wait 2 more hours after my check in hour!! Hotel is beautiful, but staff are lazy and ignorant!! Probably not returning for a bad first impression! Would rather pay extra money for the resort on legoland! Very disappointed as a Sheraton regular customer

15. Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego North/San Marcos (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Ronald Packard Parkway, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 10 miles from San Diego Botanic Garden. and 9 miles from Legoland California Resort.Informal suites come with free Wi-Fi and kitchenettes, as well as pull-out sofas, desks and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Complimentary amenities include hot breakfast, regular evening socials and parking. There’s also grocery delivery service and a 24/7 convenience store. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, a 24/7 fitness center, and a patio with a fire pit, as well as meeting space, a business center and a game room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 13 min drive to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a game room
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I got married nearby and every time we had to stay somewhere to plan we stayed here! It is such a clean resort with friendly staff The breakfast was the only upsetting part, there was almost nothing to eat or drink The rooms were perfect and accommodated both bridal parties in their own suites

They were very understanding about keeping the parties separated, which we appreciated

Bill Delmer

The staff was excellent but the rooms were just ok, the cooking gear was old and scratched, I was not comfortable using it The breakfast however was simply awful I stay in these types of properties a lot and I checked in assuming I would get a decent breakfast but it was totally not up to the standards that this brand usually provides

Most mornings it’s just breakfast sandwiches, there were mornings where it was even less than that Once in a great while there would be little omelets, but maybe once per week Staff 5 stars, facilities 3 stars, breakfast 1 star and that’s generous I would not stay there again

Monina Buchongo

Short stay and WILL NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN! I found a $400 charge by residence inn on my account I called to inquire about the charge and was accused of stealing pots, pans, and dishes I never got a call of investigation however, I was told by the person who answered the phone that the manager left a voicemail for me

Upon checking my voicemail, there was no message from anyone at the residence inn in San Marcos This is unacceptable and unprofessional This facility has no checks and balances for room inventory and when asked about it there was no solution Their products aren’t even mediocre, they’re cheap and of poor quality No thank you! DO NOT STAY HERE!

16. The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 5, this polished hotel set on a 12-acre site is less than a mile from The Flower Fields, a seasonal attraction with flowers and walking paths, and 3 miles from South Carlsbad State Beach along the Pacific Ocean.Relaxed rooms provide Wi-Fi and flat-screens, as well as minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add ocean views; some have balconies and/or wet bars. Room service is available.There’s a free shuttle to the local area. Other amenities include a swanky lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a restaurant and a bar, plus an on-site brewery, as well 2 outdoor pools and a gym. Breakfast and parking are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Miniland and the Museum of Making Music
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 18 times
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • The hotel has a game room
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers


Front desk personnel did not immediately acknowledge our arrival even when there were 3 of them just chatting and we are the only people in front of them We arrived at past 3PM expecting that our room would be ready but were told to wait for their call It took more than 30 minutes until they told us our room is available

This is not to mention that I have a Diamond level status which were not even acknowledged at this hotel No offer of room upgrade, no free breakfast, no offer of bottled water nor points And parking is not even free Around 7PM, I went back to the front desk to request for a 2PM late check out next day but I was told to return back to the front desk at 6AM with a condescending tone Went back to the front desk at 6AM as instructed only to be denied and no alternative offered other than being told that they are fully booked On a positive note, the hotel is clean which should be base standard especially for a 4 star hotel I expected this to be a memorable birthday celebration for myself but it gave us a not so good experience Definitely not returning back to this property and now rethinking my future relationship with the Hilton brand

Melody Marshall

Our room was not ready until 5:00 pm!!! We are Diamond members and we’re told ‘even the manager had to come in to work on a Monday!’ Once in the room the safe had no working parts and the refrigerator was frozen and had to be replaced We went to the lobby for a non existent breakfast of only coffee and pastries

When we asked if they had a plate for the pastries we were told no The bar tables were filthy with food and drink spills When we ask for a rag to clean a table we were told there weren’t any and offered a baby wipe to clean it ourselves The front staff was just standing at the desks and could have at least cleaned the tables And why didn’t the bar staff clean them at night We were told the marketplace is never stocked by the resort hotel There isn’t a breakfast associated with being a Diamond member, no upgrades, no water, no Hilton benefits at all We were also told there are no upgrades at the Tapestry for Diamond members if you booked the room on points, we have never been told this at other Tapestry hotels The rooms are clean and the hotel is an easy walk to Legoland, but what makes this a Hilton property is beyond me This hotel is grossly understaffed

Brian Yamashita

I’m sure your experience will be better than mine and the end of my trip was good but the beginning was a rough one We had the thermostat go out om day one and it was broken the rest of the first day and second day As you might be able to imagine in the summer with kids and no air and nothing they can do it was a bad night

If I was staying a week it might have been fine but night to and day 3 we all sleep and made the vacation with the kids a bit of a loss when it came to taking them to lego land for only 2 hours day 2 because of how tiered they were

17. Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from Carlsbad State Beach, this coastal hotel is less than 2 miles from LEGOLAND California.All rooms of the atylish, modern rooms have custom-designed beds and flat-screen TVs with premium cable, plus minifridges, microwaves, and free WiFi. Some have ocean views. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and private patios.A freshly prepared breakfast is available (fee), and there’s an on-site American bistro and convenience store. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool. Additional amenities include multiple meeting rooms, a business center, plus a free McClellan-Palomar airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Carlsbad State Beach
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 27 times
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Ami Heath

Best kept secret in Carlsbad!On a 30 day business trip with little time off and took the shuttle to the beach It was beautiful, I heard a little history on the way to and from, and was pampered like royalty!Staff was informative, helpful and friendly Room was very nice and having the option to eat on property is always a benefit for me!The outdoor space was great with a pool & jacuzzi that is not found in many new hotels these days

Corn hole, ping pong, and many other outdoor games for the kidsTwo minute walk to the beach was convenient, and the view from our room was breathtaking!Hope to bring the family back on vacation

Sheila Smith

Front Desk Staff was very nice The hotel is very dog friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, the grounds were beautiful plus there were lots of activities to choose from when hanging around outside Loved all the seating areas they had in their courtyard and around the grounds

I would have given 5 stars for my rating, however the restaurant service was not good It took the staff at the restaurant at least 10 min to acknowledge us or anyone else standing there , the tables were not cleared off and the service was a little slow

Jocelyn Ly

This hotel is was amazing from the location to the friendly staff It is literally walking distance from a beautiful beach They had beach chairs and toys for us to use

The rooms were remodeled and clean It included a mini fridge and microwave which was a plus!When we arrived, we were greeted by the friendly front desk staff They kept our luggage for us since our room wasn’t ready We were headed to Legoland and wanted to keep our luggage safeThey have a grab and go convenient store in the main lobby They also had a bar and restaurant for guests which is convenient if you don’t want to leave your hotel Breakfast buffet was offered for a feeThe pool was big and heated which was perfect for night swimming The jacuzzi was also very warm and relaxingOverall, I would definitely be returning in the future due to the friendly experience we had!Thank you Hilton Garden staff for an amazing stay!

18. SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Oceanside/Downtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a building set 2 blocks from the beach, this modern hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Oceanside Metrolink rail station and a 12-minute walk from the Oceanside Museum of Art.Chic suites (some with ocean views) offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.Free perks include hot breakfast and all-day coffee and tea. There’s also a heated rooftop pool and hot tub, as well as terrace with an outdoor fireplace, and a 24-hour exercise room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the California Surf Museum and Oceanside Pier
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a deck” 11 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


The hotel itself is fantastic! But SO LOUD that I got almost no sleep If you are a light sleeper, then anything in the Oceanside area near the tracks is gonna be that way Good to think about

They even provided a sound machine in the room So nice But the hotel is literally on the train tracks I got so startled each time it went through that I was wide awake And they come through all night UghThat said, the hotel is BEAUTIFUL The staff was great The rooms were so nice and well thought out Comfortable beds, a nice couch, a nice community deck area to sit out on and a great area to explore I really recommend the hotelif you can sleep through the trainsIf you are there, I love the Pier and the Hello Betty restaurant by the hotel It is a great area, and the actual hotel is wonderful

Katherine Pacheco

Our stay was short, just one night The rooms were clean, and looked just as they did in the photos The staff was friendly and all said hi even when just passing in the corridor

The breakfast was the normal free breakfasts that you usually get Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, fresh spinach, bagels, yogurt, cereal, coffee, teas, and juice There is no self parking, but the valet parking was only $37 We didn’t need our car The beach and restaurants were all in walking distance Love that they now offer small sound machines and earplugs to help drown out any outside noise


Apart from the location being near to the beach, there is hardly anything good about this one The front desk was evasive when it came for basic services On our arrival they told us that the room will be serviced on the second day of stay

On day-2 they pushed this to the third day and on day-3 they told me that it was ‘on demand’ only After I expressed my frustration on the different answers I was hearing from the front desk every time I called, they apologized and sent someone that evening The room service lady was pretty disinterested We saw her reusing the same bedsheet and pointed out the stains, after which she finally used new bed sheets The breakfast was pretty mediocre I would definitely pass this one in our net trip to Oceanside The two adjacent hotels Mission and Seabird looked far better

19. The Welk (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA 92026
  • Phone: (800) 932-9355
  • Ratings: 4.2 (4874 reviews) Very good
  • Website : The Welk
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 10:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Luxe resort featuring 2 golf courses & 5 outdoor pools, plus shopping, a spa & live entertainment.

About this hotel

On 450 landscaped acres, this plush resort is 2 miles from Interstate 15, 10 miles from the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens and 19 miles from LEGOLAND California.Upscale 1- to 3-bedroom villas feature kitchens, living rooms, and patios or balconies, as well as flat-screen TVs. Some come with whirlpool tubs.Dining options include restaurant, multiple snack bars and a cafe. There are also tennis courts, 2 golf courses and 5 outdoor pools, plus a spa, shopping, and a fitness center with a rock-climbing wall. Breakfast is available, as are yoga classes, regular live entertainment, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • 15 min drive to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “timeshares” 281 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Cassie Durbin

OK so to start, I grew up going to this resort every summer as a kid My grandparents had a time share there So for the nostalgia of it all, it was wonderful

And to now be able to share those memories with my kids, it was awesomeThey have made many upgrades to the place There is a brand new gym with nice equipment and even a rock wallHowever, the pools do not open until 9 and the 2 water slides do not open till 11:15!! The clubhouse (which right now there is only 1 open) does not open till 11!! Which means you can’t check out equipment like fishing rods etc until almost the heat of the day!This place is supposed to be a family resort but does anyone know what time kids get up in the morning?!! Hint, it’s not 9 or 11! LolAnd then all the pools close at 9 so if you and your spouse wanted to go enjoy the hot tub in the evening on your vacation, you have to do it earlyIt’s just oddWe had a mouse in our room Not a huge deal, it happens right but all they had were huge rat traps! The mouse set them off twice but was too small to be caught by the contraptionYou have to reserve a time slot for most all of the activities which seems nice except for the fact that you’re on vacation and sometimes don’t stick to a schedule But most of the time, you couldn’t just walk up and do somethingAlso, if you reserved pickle ball at the nice main courts, you still had to go to Melody Hill to pick up your equipment!All in all, very odd Things were not open for very long or at the right times, reserving time slots was stressful and the Grill restaurant on site was very expensive :(Loved it growing up but I’m not sure we’ll go back

Paul Schaafsma

Wasn’t the best experience First thing after checking in you are invited to a Timeshare event/tour They were not pushy about it

The staff did try to make things right but in the end it just didn’t work out The first room we arrived at hadn’t been cleaned, so drive back to the front desk and wait in line They did send someone to help us move to another room Our son was to sleep on the pull out sofa, the mattress had a big stain on it, we had to call to get blankets for it, which arrived at 10:35pm Pull a towel from underneath the sink and it has mold on it Back to the front desk where they reimbursed our resort fee and gave us Resort Credit Not knowing how to use that we got instructed by the Front Desk We were able to use it twice but then the computer system went down for the remainder of our stay which means we barely used any of that perk for the inconvenience Would have been nice if they just took the remainder off our bill since there was now no way to use it If the resort credit had been reliable, I would give this place 3⭐️

Tawny Valdez

My family was kind enough to invite us to The Welk Resort for a 3-night stay They got a good price from probably a social media page You know the one that pulls you in

The check-in process was quick, but they really want you to purchase, we weren’t on the list so they even offered us a trip to Hawaii for two in exchange to sit in a presentation Not specified whether it was a round trip nonetheless, we quickly declinedThe resort itself is huge, we arrived on a Tuesday and there was a farmers’ market, quite small but sufficient (I will have pictures and a review of the market on a another page)ProsPool was niceThere was always parkingBBQ stations cleanRooms were clean and amenities sufficientFamily FriendlyConsPlace was hard to find on the mapWater park was extremely crowdedRec room needs renovation not the room itself but the amenities; pool table, ping pong table, shuffle boardIT SHOULD BE NOTED – The last evening there, the power went out and our friends were out of power since 12am, I know they left at 6am but nothing came from the front desk except apologies and no incentives Guess if you’re an owner it doesn’t matter?? Thank goodness we didn’t buy

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