Temecula Creek Inn
What We Love
- 27 holes of championship golf
- Temet Grill’s blend of Temecula wines and California cuisine
- To-die-for views from nearly every room
What To Know
- You’ll need wheels: The Inn is on the edge of town and not within walking distance of local activities or sights
- Some rooms close to I-15 pick up a lot of freeway noise, especially during rush hour
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked between plush fairways and pine woods, the Temecula Creek Inn blends country-club chic with the rustic touches of a national park lodge. Set beneath a sloping A-frame roof, the inn mixes contemporary decor with muted earth tones (think sandy browns and burnt oranges). Abstract art adorns some walls and side tables, and the furnishings offer an ever so slight nod to the Southwest. But the real eye candy is out back, where the vista encompasses the golf course, woods and surrounding mountains.
Bed and Bath
All guestrooms are roomy, clean and comfortable. A work desk and flat-screen TV are welcome mod cons for times when you’re not teeing off or winery-hopping and bathrooms come outfitted with Cali Cosmetics’ Tarocco amenities. But the Inn’s best feature is outside: guestrooms are equipped with balconies that offer sweeping golf course views or patios that open onto lawns fit for sunning or snoozing in the shade.
Set inside the golf course clubhouse, the Temet Grill offers some of Temecula’s best dining. The menu is peppered with such classics as prime rib, filet mignon and a fresh catch of the day, but it also includes fresh Californian dishes such as jidori chicken with artichokes, roasted tomato bisque and flatbread pizza. The wine cellar carries the best local vintages, but the martinis and craft beers can stand on their own too. Other than golf, recreational diversions include an outdoor swimming pool and a small but functional workout room.
In the Area
TCI is well situated to take advantage of the valley’s top attractions. 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 is just four minutes south of the inn, offering 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
Hotel while clean and spacious in need of remodel. Wine, drinks and food over priced.
Hotel does not accommodate large groups well, service poor in dining area.
Golf course poorly maintained, Could be beautiful with standard course maintenance.
Servers in dining areas slow and not accommodating. Would not return to this hotel
This place was a decent stay. The golf course looked amazing. However, the room seemed a bit out-dated. The outlet plugs were protruding out, showing the cables inside, which made me feel very uncomfortable when trying to iron my dress shirt. Also, outlet plugs are only on one side of the bed, the other side...well, if you're trying to charge your phone, you'd have to plug it in by the desk, far away from the bed.
Hotel staff was friendly, but check-in time at 4pm was a bit of a nuisance. Also, hotel lobby and the hotel rooms may not be at the same block, so you'll have to drive to your own block, which is less than 1 mile, but with luggages and stuff, it's just not very efficient.
We enjoyed our stay because we were celebrating a friends wedding and who doesn't love a good wedding. Upon check in we realized we forgot to book the last night of our trip, my mistake, I know. When we asked about booking the last night, of course they were full. There is no cancellation list or anyway we could leave our number, just told to check in a few times to see if anything opened up. Just felt for the amount you are spending for a weekend, a little accommodation would be helpful.
We had multiple meals at cork/fire and that was a good experience. Dessert was delicious, coffee in the am was great, and food overall was tasty. My concern in the food department related to the catering experience at the wedding, which was on the back of their property. Our first course was some very stale bread and a salad which had nuts. I have notified our server of my nut allergy and she brought me a new nut free salad. After a few bites, I found nuts at the bottom of the dish and now have a problem. We let the server know that it still had nuts and now I have eaten it, to please let the chef know that this is a safety issue. Our server took the dish, walked a few feet away, set it down and was gone. Maybe she did tell the chef, but it made me weary to eat anything else and now I have had an allergic reaction.
The rooms: the beds were comfy and I love a room with blackout shades. Also the view is beautiful any time if day. The rooms could use some consistent paint and updating. Just felt our bathrooms needed some maintenance.
Would I stay here again? Probably only if we had another wedding at the hotel. Grounds are great, staff is overall friendly, and you are close to Pechanga.