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
- 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
It took us too long to check in, but our room overlooked the golf course on the first floor, which we requested. The room was very spacious and decorated nicely. We will be back. A few things were wrong - the screen door was off track and couldn't be fixed during our stay and the next morning the coffee machine didn't work!!! I think housekeeping needs to step up a bit. But the room was very clean. The golf course is beautiful.
This was the first time we brought our beloved pooch with us to a hotel and it was an excellent experience here. We had Room 110, which is on the ground floor and right next to the restaurant, but also ADA, which we didn’t need and a little worn, which with a dog, we didn’t mind. The hotel is indeed very pet friendly, but if you want it to stay that way, you might want to consider a few things. Some tips: You can eat at the restaurant, but outside, which worked well for all of us. We sat next to the fireplace, which was lovely for our dog and for us. They even brought a paper bowl for her to drink from, without our asking! Walking the golf course pathways in the early morning was wonderful, but do bring bags with you. Remember to wipe your dog’s paws before you go back in your room. They tend to pick up mud, so this is just common sense. If your dog barks at the mailman back home, she will bark when your neighboring room comes back home late at night. Be prepared for that. We saw a lot of poor dogs who spent the night in the car, which seems unfair to them. Overall, we enjoyed this much needed getaway and our dog did, too. Much better than leaving her at a dog hotel, no matter how nice.
My daughters and I stayed at the Temecula Creek Inn, not far from downtown Temecula which made it convenient. We enjoyed walking around the facility with lots of green trees and walkways. It was very serene and peaceful. The room was very nice, comfortable, and clean with a small patio to sit and enjoy the fresh air. Great if you golf as well. There is a restaurant and bar on the grounds as well.
The Rooms were nice as displayed, The Food at Cork Fire was good, was disappointed by Hidden Charges and mis-calculations of the Date package Price, if Resort fee is paid, why list Resort fee at an Extra price ? Mis-calculations of the Hotel Price even though the difference was less than $20 Dollars still left a bad taste in our mouths.
The Staff kept going back and forth with us, before finally accommodating the mistake they made... Last impressions are powerful, so Next Time we will go Elsewhere !!
This is a very charming hotel in a beautiful setting in Temecula. The grounds are quite large, so if walking (eg to breakfast or dinner) is an issue, you may not want to stay here.
I found the staff to be very friendly. Everything was clean but it is really dated - prepare to step back into the mid 80s :)
One thing I could have used is more outlets and USB cables. They could easily add a clock or something with these plugs. Instead I had to move furniture and unplug a lamp to charge my phone.