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Winners Circle Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
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134 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Comfortable place to relax...”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Overall this is a clean resort within a beautiful setting.The grounds are lovely and the pool area is very nice, although the pool was busy with kids and families during the times we wanted to use it. The clubhouse featured a big comfortable room with large television, sink, couches and billiard table.They only have one computer which was very slow, and there always people needing to use it. They definitely need about 3 computers for guests to use.One is just not enough, and a slow one at that. The laundry machines were a bonus, and we found then to be very handy.

The room itself was clean and the bed comfortable, however they still had the old tube style flatscreen television. The balcony was small and the table and chairs were far too large for it as we could not get in and out without a tight squeeze.This is something that definitely needs to be changed in the studios.

The maintenance staff do a great job in keeping everything clean. I noticed them cleaning the gas barbecues everyday, which is something I have not seen in alot of other resorts.They were always busy painting a staircase or taking care of the gardens, and it shows beautifully in the overall presentation.

The free Starbucks coffee was great every morning and we had coffee in the room as well. I found the front end staff to be very good, and checking in and out went very well. If I was in the area, I would definitely consider staying at this resort again.Thankyou to everyone, for making my vacation a relaxing one!

Winner's Circle is also in a very good location in Solana Beach. We walked under the I-5 highway to Whole Foods grocery store as well as Albertson's, etc. The #101 bus to La Jolla is up the street if you don't feel like driving into San Diego.Solana Beach also has an Amtrak station and a Coaster station (same place) for easy access in and out of the area.

Room Tip: Choose a top floor away from the pool if you want a quiet location.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for all of your comments about our resort. We're thrilled you enjoyed our location and grounds. It's great to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful. Please visit us again the next time you come to San Diego!
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Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is a place to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. They have a very nice pool that is great to use in the evening when there are not many children around. The best time to use it is in the morning when families go elsewhere to tour other places and one can enjoy the peacefulness. There many restaurants close by that one can enjoy. If one is looking to shop for groceries there is a Whole Foods store about a 15 minute walk away that has some of the best prices one can find and there is an Albertson opposite the street that one can get great savings.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for reviewing Winners Circle! We're glad you enjoyed the serenity of our pool and courtyard during the morning and evening hours. Please visit us again soon.
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San Bernardino, California
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Winners Circle Resort is ideally located by Interstate 5, halfway between San Diego and Oceanside. Do you play tennis? You have on site court privileges when you're a WCR guest. Like to swim? The on site pool is excellent, followed by a dip in the Jacuzzi or some time around the fire ring. Like to BBQ? They have two large outdoor gas grills that are wonderfully maintained and cleaned EVERY MORNING by the housekeeping staff. Like the Pacific Ocean? Its 5 to 10 minutes away. You have all timeshare amenities, including a full sized refrigerator, stove, pots, pans dishes glassware and silverware. I've been coming here for 30 years and it's never been better!!

Room Tip: Ask for a remodeled room when you book.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thank you for your review! It sounds like you really took advantage of all the on-site amenities we offer. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at the Winners Circle Resort this year. We'll see you again soon!
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We really enjoyed staying here. Very clean, nicely remodeled rooms. I would have given them all 5's except on the Thursday and Friday of our stay the restaurant below our room was blasting loud noise until super late. I had noise machine and ear plugs but still kept me up. We went and complained to front desk and were told no managers work there at night but they would send the restaurant an email. An email? That obviously didn't stop the loud music that night or the next night. Definitely get a room away from restaurant or just be ready to be up all night and w a hotel staff that won't do anything to remedy the problem.

  • Stayed May 2014
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your staff. I apologize that there was not an overnight manager to assist with your problem. Sometimes we are able to switch guests' rooms due to the noise. Unfortunately, the restaurant is a separate business that does have mostly late evening customers. If you plan to visit, please feel free to call ahead and request a room far from the restaurant. Thank you again for staying with us!
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

This place is much better than it used to be, remodeled rooms however lacking in room laundry.
Staff are friendly and services such a WiFi were included, most of these types of rentals don't include these extras. Area is very good, nice shops and beach area close. Furnishings are very cheap looking feeling even though they are newer telephones are the cheapest thing they could find, far too many children on premises, this shoud be an adults only resort, children often ruin the ambiance. Would return again.

Room Tip: Top floor helps avoid noisey guests and children.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the free wi-fi, laundry facilities, and parking. We are definitely a family-friendly resort, and your recommendation of a top floor unit to avoid noise is spot on! We hope you can come visit us again soon.
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New York
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We had a 1 bedroom condo that faced a parking lot on the ground floor. The room had a small, but funcitonal kitchen. Our main complaint was the room did not have a washing machine and dryer. You had to go to the west side of the resort to utilize these machines. The location was convenient in its close proximity to the I-5 freeway, Fish Market restaurant, Whole Foods and other restaurants. The resort is a bit too far to walk to the beach, but it's just down the road.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our location and the Fish Market restaurant. We hope to see you again in the future.
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This delightful condo complex made our visit to southern California a perfect blend: quiet and comfort at the end of a day, next door to two good restaurants, maybe a mile (maybe less) to the ocean, and a few blocks from the I-5 to travel back and forth to San Diego for visiting and sightseeing.
The one bedroom condo was nicely furnished and very up to date; it was set up so the bedroom has its own bathroom and door to the balcony, and the living room, in case youhave guests, has its own bathroom, sofabed, mini closet and drawers and door to the balcony. The little kitchette area is fairly complete, including a half width oven, where we baked our fish dinners. We did not use the sofabed, so we cannot report on the mattress. Our room faced the front of the building, giving us a nice sized balcony and an open view of the highway and beyond, including the frrigrounds and racetrack property, directly across the street, fromwhere the complex has its name,"Winners Circle." The weather was lovely, 70's by day, so we did have our sliding doors open in the daytime, but not at night, since temps dropped dramatically at night in January; therefore, road noise did not bother our sleeping. If you face the pool or rear of the property, there would be no road noise at all, when your doors are open,we imagine. Heating system worked perfectly; so, the AC should work just as well in the hot months. Cleaning staff refreshed the rooms each day with towels and soap as needed. I discovered on our last day that there is a small room, off the lobby, with soda machine and complimentary hot coffee and tea.

Beautiful, large lobby and entryway; flight of stairs to the second floor, where we stayed, in the main building. Due to a bad knee, it would have been nice to have an elevator, but we managed the stairs. We did not go into any of the other buildings, except for the ground floor fitness center, which is well equipped. The center courtyard, which the rear of each building faces, has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, several gas grills, and a building that houses a rec room with game tables, coin operated washer dryer and bathrooms.

It is on a main road, sandwiched between two well known restaurants, our favorite being the Fish Market. The entire complex is rather compact, but has all the amenties and is nicely landscaped. Staff is friendly and tries to be helpful. If you are interested in buying a timeshare resale, there is someone you can speak with; otherwise, you really are not bothered by any sales promotions. Parking, which is at a premium in the Del Mar/Solana Beach area, in their lot is included in your stay. Most definitely, we would be thrilled to stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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JaquelynW_12, Manager at Winners Circle Resort, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review of Winners Circle. We're glad you enjoyed your room as well as the Fish Market restaurant. We hope to see you 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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