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Winners Circle Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Sometimes problems happen when traveling and you have to be flexible. On our first night we received a written notice that the water would be turned off from midnight to 5:00am. OK, not much of an inconvenience. With the water still off at 7:00am I went to the front desk and was told the water won't be on for hours. OK now this is a real inconvenience but they give us a key to another condo so we can shower and get on our way. A reasonable solution except that when we entered the condo there was someone sleeping there!! I was tempted to give a one star at this point, and I bet the couple in that condo would agree! We did get another place to shower and the water was turned on later that day. Sometimes problems happen! The rest of the week was uneventful.
The location is great for visiting the north county area. It is across from the Del Mar fairgrounds/racetrack. I'm not sure I would call it a "resort" but the grounds are very well maintained. The one bedroom condo was spacious and clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Two restaurants are on site - we went to The Fishmarket one evening and had a great dinner.
The facility has free wi-fi but it is extremely slow and drops out frequently.
The facility is not gated.
Except for the first day, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review Winners Circle. Again, we apologize for the water issue in your building. Unfortunately, we had no other availability at the time, and as you mentioned it took much longer than our contractors originally told us. Please call the resort at 858-755-666 and ask to speak to the general manager. We want to offer you a complementary stay next time you’re in the area. We understand the leak and plumbing issues were a major inconvenience to many of our resort guests. However, we’re very happy to hear you enjoyed our friendly staff, beautiful grounds, and on-site restaurants. We're glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay, and we'd love for you to come visit us again.

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Reviewed 2 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed the last week of October, great weather and most kids are in school.

The staff was really good, the grounds were well maintained, it is close to the I-5, but not too close. San Diego is just 30 minutes down the road. There is a major chain grocery store within a mile as well as other restaurants.

Get a two bedroom if you want a full kitchen; the one bdrm is only a cooktop and pint size fridge. Take advantage of the BBQ grills, they are nice and cleaned every night by the staff. Onsite laundry for free; soap and dryer sheets are a $1 each.

The negative on the rooms are; small bath/showers and poor Internet connection.

We had a first floor room, (recommended) but make sure you don't have little kids staying in the room above you or it will sound like a pack of elephants; luckily, they didn't stay but a few days.

Overall, I would stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2012

Thank you for reviewing Winners Circle! We're thrilled you enjoyed the outdoor grills and the convenient location. We hope you come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I traveled to the area to visit family. The Winner's Circle Resort
room was large (a suite), nice, clean and comfortable. The kitchen
was very well-equipped, which usually matters to me, although I did
not use it for this short a stay. Instead, the desk clerk lent me
their discount card to have breakfast across the street at Denny's.
Winner's Circle is conveniently placed to drive to Del Mar and San
Diego, which I did with family, or to take the bus (the desk clerk
printed me the schedule) to walk into Solana Beach. I would stay
again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank NiceStay r
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2012

Thank you so much for your review of Winners Circle Resort! We are so happy you enjoyed your room and found our front desk staff so helpful in assisting with discounts and transportation. We hope you visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

My bf and I decided that we needed a place to stay for a weekend getaway, and found winners circle ! The first impression we had was the staff! They were so nice, and made us feel right at home! The rooms were great and had such personality.. we felt like we were home. Housekeeping definitely made the room spotless, and that was rare for us to see in any hotels we ever been to! If you're looking for a getaway that is family oriented, near the beach, race tracks, and local eateries, we definitely recommend it!

Not to mention the free wifi, and parking!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

Thank you for writing a review of Winners Circle! We're so happy you enjoyed the free WiFi, parking, and our close location to many local attractions. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 August 2012

This is a nice size resort for kids...the pool and grounds are nice. The rooms are older but very nice and clean...HEY your in Cali you do not spend much time in your room!!

It was a nice location too, close to the highway to go wherever in San Diego. Someone told me that this resort was founded by a movie star decades back...I forget who but its a fun place!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2012

Thank you for writing a review of Winners Circle Resort. We are definitely a family friendly resort; kids love the ping-pong table, children's pool, and swimming pool. We are working on remodeling all of our rooms over the next few years, but I'd like to thank you for noting how clean the older units are. We hope you and your family can visit us again soon!

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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 reviewResponded 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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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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Management response:Responded 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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Additional Information about 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: £107 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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