The Golden Door prides itself in providing you with exceptional personalized service where your wishes and goals are our highest priority.
It’s not at all unusual for our returning guests to find that staff members recall their preferences in astonishing detail. We create an environment that enables the splendor of easy laughter and happiness… the pleasure of good food and total relaxation among new friends and developing a healthy lifestyle that stays with you long after your departure. Our greatest compliment is when our guests return to the Golden Door multiple times throughout the years …
"There are many places one can exercise, have beauty treatments and absorb the wonders of nature - but for me, there is only place that wraps it all with a ribbon of warmth and care. It is a magical place called the Golden Door."
Yvonne Competillo (2 visits)
"My experience at Golden Door has been amazing - just what I needed. The community Golden Door has created in unique. The guests truly bond and become friends. The staff is gracious, accommodating and knowledgeable. I feel pampered, centered, calm, exhausted and valued. The food is healthy, yet substantial and delicious. So much effort has been put into making the Golden Door a unique and extraordinary place - and it succeeds!"
Debbie Huennekens (1st visit)
San Diego, CA
"In over 15 years of bi-annual visits to the Golden Door, I have found enormous peace and tranquility, in addition to physical and spiritual enhancement. Words cannot describe the personal benefits I have achieved at the Golden Door—the environment; the new friends; and the loving, embracing Golden Door staff."
Candace Crawshaw (31 visits)
"The Inner Door Week is quite simply a phenomenal opportunity to explore and come to terms with oneself. The Golden Door provides a hugely supportive environment whatever the week, but Inner Door is special."
Pollyanna Deane (12 visits)
"Clarity is a beautiful place. I come to the Door to find answers, to chart a direction, and to energize myself for action. I need the Door. It serves me well and as the decades go by, I will trust many more searches and celebrations to the Door."
Joy Craft (14 visits)
"Cooking with Curtis at the Door is simple, savory, healthy, and sustainable—environmentally and for us to replicate at home."
Becki Etess (15 visits)
La Jolla, CA
"The skilled and loving staff at the Golden Door replenish my soul, nourish my body, and restore my mind to health each and every time I visit. I am truly lucky to come here, to paradise, twice a year."
L.M (15 visits)
Coral Gables, FL
"This visit has been all I hoped for and more. With a back disability, I swam approximately 5 miles this week in the delightfully warm pool. I also appreciate Judy Bird’s OKing my little Luigi scooter which made this week possible. The Golden Door revitalizes body, mind and spirit—totally and completely. Thank you."
Robin Quilliam (9 visits)
"The outside world ceases to exist the minute I walk through the golden doors. I am more energized every time I come and will return always as long as I am able. There is no place like it on earth. Thank you, Deborah, for creating a little piece of heaven on earth!"
L.W (13 visits)
"The Golden Door is a blessed experience. Every moment is filled with positive energy. I always feel like a new person when I leave the Door. The staff is so caring and helpful, it feels like coming home. I’ll be back next year for sure."
Dianne Bashor (15 visits)
La Jolla, CA
"I first came to the Golden Door in 1975 and again in 1980 and returned faithfully for many years thereafter. Then I stopped coming. However, after a long absence, I returned this week only to be reminded of the magical place this really is—offering its guests not only physical and mental benefits, but spiritual ones as well. I highly recommend it."
Grace Bender (7 Visits)
"The Golden Door is more than just a place in Escondido . . . it’s a state of mind you take and carry with you all over the world."
Patty Sicular (12 visits)
New York, NY
"Our first experience at the Golden Door more than met our expectations. Entire staff A+++ service. The food preparation and presentation is simply outstanding."
Sheldon Forman (1st visit)
Delray Beach, FL