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Winners Circle Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

We are just back from one week at the Winners Circle Resort.
We enjoyed the updated unit with all the amenities of home, the kitchenette offered everything you need. The heated pool, hot tub and gas grilles are a great plus, and the free use of the tennis club was an unexpected feature we loved.
The location is great, close to San Diego, the beaches, shopping and good restaurants.
The only con for us was that is can get loud at the pool area with a lot of kids and their parents enjoying their time without considering that some adults would like to relax.
Other than that we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 11 August 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Winners Circle. We're glad you enjoyed your fully stocked kitchenette and use of our top-notch tennis facilities. We hope to see you again soon!
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Palm Desert, California
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

1 bedroom and 2 bath resort includes tennis racket club free use. Great ammenities, including complete gym, heated pool and spa as well as a toddler pool. Right across the street from Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar fairgrounds.

http://winnerscircleresort.com/

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for reviewing Winners Circle Resort! We're glad you enjoyed our tennis club, fitness facility, pool, and children's pool. Being next to the Del Mar Race Track and the Fairgrounds is certainly a great benefit to guests like you, who want to take advantage of all the fun that happens over there during the summer season. We hope to see you again soon!
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WHIPPANY
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Luxurious reception, pool. Decent hard courts.friendly. nearby restaurant, gas, otherwise quiet area.

  • Stayed May 2012
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, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for your review! Were glad you enjoyed our luxurious lobby, pool, and tennis courts. Solana Beach is certainly a nice, quiet area for a getaway. We hope to see you again soon!
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

PROS:

1. Nice pool/courtyard with gorgeous flowers and greenery.
2. Three large gas grills were always clean and ready for use.
3. Outdoor bathrooms near pool were convenient.
4. Fire pit was great on those cool evenings, but parents, please keep kids in wet bathing suits off the seats.
5. Hot tub was nice and very hot (as a hot tub should be), but again, parents allowed children to use it as a kiddie pool. Not cool.
6. One updated room that I saw was nice. No smell, flat screen tv, updated kitchen and thermostat.
7. Parking is free.

#4 & 5 were more the fault of clueless parents than Winner’s Circle but perhaps signs (combined with attentive parents) would help. Also, I recommend adding these things to the long list of rules you are required to initial at check-in.

CONS:

1. The hallways are dark and smell stale/old.
2. Our room also had an old, stale, mildew smell.
3. It is always a red flag to me when a hotel room has old, tube televisions and polyester bedspreads. Maybe expected for Motel 6 but not a facility that claims resort status.
4. Do not, under ANY circumstances, book Winners Circle during the annual fair. It is directly across the street and traffic is nightmarish. Depending on the time of day, it will take 1-2 hours to get off the exit. That is not an exaggeration. After doing that once, we figured out to drive (out of our way) to the next exit then backtrack.
5. No business center/computer (that I saw or read about in the hotel book).
6. Coffee only in the a.m. Booooo!
7. Could not communicate with housekeeping as they speak zero English...at least the one we tried to talk to. I always take my own pillowcase to cover hotel cases and day #2 it was gone after housekeeping came through. I travel quite a bit and this NEVER happened before. Grrrr.

CONCLUSION:

I would not recommend staying here unless you can be guaranteed an update room (which apparently they won’t do). You may be fine with it if your expectations are low or you are used to outdated Motel 6 level of room. I would, however, definitely return, but only if all rooms were updated. Even better...raze the buildings and start from scratch.

Room Tip: If you can't get an updated room...go elsewhere.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
Thank for your reviewing Winners Circle Resort. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and the gas grilles in our courtyard area. Winners Circle functions as both a hotel and timeshare resort. Since our timeshare owners own specific units in specific locations, we cannot guarantee certain room types to guests coming in on exchange or daily hotel rates. We do our best to accommodate requests, but it can be difficult during this busy time of year.

Please feel free to call the front desk with any questions regarding amenities on property. We do have a computer located in our clubhouse. We also print anything under 20 pages for our guests at the front desk free of charge. And, our entire resort will be fully renovated over the next few years. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

I really enjoyed this place. It wasn't overcrowded and loud. It's close to the beach, but not walking distance. It's right across from Del Mar racetrack. I liked that our room had two bathrooms. The rooms are updated, but you can tell by the smell that it's old (probably and old smoking room) . I would prefer a room facing the inside next time so I could see the pool and pretty landscape. Patios were spacious. There isn't a beach view from this place. The two restaurants on the property were great! Having a stove, microwave and mini fridge was nice so we didn't have to eat out at every meal.

Room Tip: A room facing the inside were you can see the pool and pretty landscape would be more relaxing.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Winners Circle Resort. We're glad you enjoyed our quiet, courtyard setting and the luxury of having two bathrooms in your suite. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

I recently took my family for a week's vacation to the Winner's Circle Resort. I had tried to ask for an updated room but was unable to get one for this trip. Fortunately our rooms were already available when we arrived a little early so we immediately checked in. To my surprise, the units were really spacious, clean, and nicely equipped. I admit the decor was slightly dated in the older units, but not so badly that I would have even noticed had other members not gone on and on about it. We were very comfortable. The grounds were gorgeous, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the location to the I-5 made it a breeze to get around. Nice and close to Moonlight Beach which we loved. It was a perfect location for my family of ages ranging from 65 to 4. We were all very pleased.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank AnnMarie G
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 20 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Winners Circle! We're glad you enjoyed your clean, spacious unit and easy access to the freeway and close proximity to some of San Diego's best beaches. Moonlight beach is definitely a local favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Clovis, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We checked out 2 suites during our stay. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay... Both suites were cute and clean with a vintage flair and very affordable for the size of the suites. However, my mother and father-in-law experienced something very strange in their room (room 141). They are not believers in ghosts, but had no other explanation for what they expertienced. Cold pressure being pressed on their legs in their sleep and my mother in law said she heard someone say her name. They didn't get much sleep and were really shaken up with their hair standing on edge all morning while getting ready for the day. When we called to ask the front desk if anyone had ever experienced anything or if anything strange ever happened in that room, the woman was defensive and set on getting an exterminator to check out the room right away, assuming it must have been a mouse that touched their legs.
Spooky!!

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jamie F
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Thank you for your review of Winners Circle! We're glad you enjoyed the vintage flair of our suites. Other guests have stayed in the same room and nothing out of the ordinary has been reported. Nothing strange or unwelcome has been found. We hope to see you and your family again soon!
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Property: Winners Circle Resort
Address: 550 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2459
Region: United States > California > Solana Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Winners Circle Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winners Circle Resort is a boutique style resort hotel located in the heart of Solana Beach, ideally located next to the Del Mar Race Track. Winners Circle Resort is just minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Del Mar, CA and offers spacious studio, one and two-bedroom suites complete with private patio or balcony. Ideally located near the Del Mar racetrack, 20 minutes north of the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and other attractions, the Winners Circle resort is perfectly situated to make the most out of your trip to San Diego. Winners Circle Resort offers free parking, free Wifi, and turnover Service. Additionally, this Del Mar Hotel features on site laundry, on site restaurants, a tennis club, a pool, a hot tub, a clubhouse complete with a pool table, a ping pong table, outdoor gas grills, and picnic tables. ... more   less 
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