South Coast Winery Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Location in the heart of the Temecula Valley, with views of the vineyards and Mount Palomar in the distance
- Mix of 72 villas and 50 hotel suites dotted across the resort’s 38 acres
- The grounds include a 17,000 square-foot spa, pool and wine tasting rooms
- Meals at the award-winning Vineyard Rose restaurant, known for its wine pairings and popular brunches
What To Know
- Appointments for GrapeSeed Spa should be booked at least two to three weeks in advance
- Daily wine tours kick off at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and cost $40 per person (reservations required)
- There’s some car noise from nearby Anza Road
- If you're checking in on Saturdays, you must stay at least two nights
- A $19 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
An hour north of San Diego in the heart of the up-and-coming Temecula Valley Wine Region, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a romantic spa escape in a working winery setting. Spread across 38 acres, the property encompasses 50 hotel suites and 72 standalone villas, a celebrated restaurant, tasting rooms, the GrapeSeed Spa and a lounger-dotted outdoor pool. Guestrooms range from a comfy 490 square feet to an apartment-sized 1,150 square feet, and all have King or Queen beds, faux or gas fireplaces and spacious bathrooms with double granite vanities and standalone or over-tub showers. Rooms overlooking the vineyards have private balconies with breathtaking views. The Tuscan-style Vineyard Rose restaurant is a favorite for hearty brunches, meat-heavy dinners with expert wine pairings, and afternoon drinks on the outdoor terrace. The restaurant also dishes up a special five-course private chef’s table dinner for special occasions (by reservation only). For spa lovers, the award-winning 17,000-square-foot GrapeSeed Spa specializes in vine-based treatments, including the GrapeSeed Renewal body treatment, which uses Himalayan salt and crushed grape seed.
In the Area
The rapidly growing (and increasingly popular) Temecula Wine Country lies on the town’s northeast side, with most of the wineries along Rancho California Road. Among the best are the hilltop Miramonte, sprawling Wilson Creek and eclectic Falkner, known for its edgy architecture and leafy gardens. And if you’re in search of Lady Luck, Pechanga Casino offers 200,000 square feet of gambling and headliner concerts. While you’re there, be sure to make the 10-minute drive down to Old Town Temecula; once a stop on the overland stage coach route, it now houses restaurants, boutiques and artisanal craft shops in many of its Wild West buildings.
How to Get There
Our stay at SCW was beyond our expectations. From our beautiful room, gorgeous scenery, best massage and facials ever, happy hour with Charcuterie platter to die for, inviting and refreshing pool...well let’s just say we will be back more often!
Top notch hotel with fabulous views. Staff was very friendly, as well. This was the first time staying in the hotel tower, as we have stayed in the villas previously. However, would stay in either the tower or villas as both are superb.
Overall for the amount of money we paid for the luxury spa villa package, it did not live up to our expectations. Also, some of the perks that were offered in the package were not taken off the bill at the end.
firendly stuff,good food. at rose resutaurant we eat steak,that taste very good.
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that is wonderful. thank you for your kindness.someday we want come back again.
I stayed at this hotel in early/ mid June. The check in time is 4 pm, I got there right at 4 pm and was told the room wasn’t ready yet. I paid for a luxury spa package, around $500 for one night. We were already annoyed that the room wasn’t ready when it should have been, but we were told it should be ready soon and they will call us once it is ready. So, we wait. Waited an entire two more hours until 6 pm came around, still no call. We decide to go back to see if it’s ready and it was. We get the room key, but had to ask many questions about how the whole process worked with the wine tasting tickets and spa and dinner credit, etc. No one will explain it to you or bring it up to you unless you explicitly mention it, which is pretty shady considering you already paid for it!
We get to the room and it is literally about 80 degrees in the room, it took us 30 mins to figure out how to turn the lights and air on, as it’s not just a simple switch. Which they also never explained while checking in!! We finally get everything on, and the air conditioner sucks! Barely blowing air out, let alone cold air. We kept it on the entire day & night and it was never colder than 76 in the room!
I also went to the restaurant, and the staff was horribly unfriendly and unwelcoming. We went to the bar for happy hour, and all the bar staff were very friendly and kind and helpful. But later in the night we went for dinner and the server barely said more than five words to us. We were never checked on the entire hour and a half we were there. We also had issues with the food. The food was very expensive for the portions. I got a scallop and ravioli dish. It costs $40 and it literally came with THREE scallops and three ravioli! Like what?? My husband then got a steak and shrimp plate, $70 for FOUR shrimp and a small cut of steak! We were both still hungry so I got the lobster mac and cheese appetizer and there were multiple pieces of lobster shell in the mac and cheese! I literally cut my gums on a piece of shell, and I couldn’t even complain to someone if I wanted to because the staff was so inattentive.
Waaayy too expensive and not worth the price! Spend your money at somewhere more upscale and worth the cost!