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Historical Traveler Reviews Temecula Creek Inn
5 stars for the Temet Grill - 3 stars for the Inn.
The wine country escape package was a great deal! The four course dinner at the Temet Grill was memorable as well as the breakfast there the next morning. The hotel also provided a picnic lunch, basket included, for our trip to the local wineries. The certificate for the wineries can be used at a later date if you prefer.
The hotel staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. The gourmet meals at the Temet Grill more than made up for the average room. Next time I will ask to upgrade to the newer section.
I came to the Temecula Creek Inn expecting to have a peaceful and relaxing stay. I can say that this did not happen. We arrived to no heat in the room. Heater was not working- we sat freezing until it was fixed. When it was fixed it was so loud every time it went on it would wake us up the first night. The toilet ran every 30 minutes or so. That was our first night. Shower was so small you could barely raise your arms without hitting them on the wall. In the morning we called for room service. The phone rang many times before it was picked up, then I was put on hold. I held for at least 10 minutes before hanging up and going to breakfast elsewhere. The second night we turned off heat. Shut the bathroom door as to not hear toilet running. We thought we would get some sleep that night but at 2:00 in the morning some people checked in above us. They were yelling, Kid jumping off of beds and using lots of profanity. I called the front desk to complain. They were to send down security. Security never came and we were finally able to fall asleep somewhere between 4:00-5:00 in the morning. I called the hotel manager he never returned my call. The view was beautiful and the rooms were clean. That is all I can say to the positive. I recommend going elsewhere.
Where do I start? We had confirmed reservations for 2 double rooms in the NEW section. At check in we were told that we had been "upgraded" to 2 "suites" in the old section and that there were no other rooms available. The rooms were on different floors, and I guess they were considered suites because they had a sitting area next to the bed. They also had peeling paint, scuffed up furniture, dead bugs in the light fixtures in the bathroom. There was a small safe in the closet, but no key. The slate top on the bathroom sinks needed to be recaulked and nobody that I know would have sat in the tub because it was so dirty. All this for $190 per night PLUS a parking fee. Management knew we were unhappy and they did nothing to make things right. A simple discount on our room rate, the offer of dinner or even a bottle of wine would have gone a long way to keep me from complaining. We were told that the Inn was famous for it's "rustic elegance". Back home on the East coast we'd call it what it is, "run down" and "out of date".
A disappointing experience. We were expecting a luxury golf resort, as shown on Temecula Creek Inn's website. However, our room was only a notch above a Motel 6. The carpet was very dirty, the TV armoire directly out of the 70s, walls paper thin, bed broken, bathroom badly in need of updating, hot water only after a literal 12.4 minute wait, the A/C unit obnixiously loud and only partially functional. I have a feeling the rooms pictured on the website come from the newly remodeled premium rooms, which are apparently not available when purchasing a "stay & play" package. For $200 a night, plus $6 for parking (!), we expected and should have received much more. The course is beautiful, but stay away from the front 9 and go for the Oaks and Stone House back to back, which are far more beautiful and away from the highway. The setting is beautiful, the restaurant good but overpriced, the pool area lovely but could use a bar or at least improved pool-side menu. This place could be so much more than it is. We had considered Temecula Creek Inn for our wedding location, but it is too run-down. Very disappointing.
Relax in golf and wine country!
As a first time visitor to the Inn I was skeptical but everything changed from the moment I checked in. The beautiful rose bush lined front drive led me to a quaint hotel lobby with authentic Native American artifacts. Check in was quick and easy and with a smiling agent. The grounds were beautiful with a great golf course. I got a chance to play all 27 holes and by the 27th hole I was ready for more. Make sure you bring your A game when stepping out on the Stonehouse course...it's a tough one! The food was great and the service was wonderful. In a time where service has fallen by the wayside and guests are treated more like cattle rather than the blood that keeps the industry going, this place gives you the most bang bang for your buck in the area! I'll be back!
Truly a Great Getaway!
We suprised a friend for his 50th birthday by whisking him away to this fabulous getaway! I think the guy two reviews ago was at another Temecula Creek Inn. Our rooms (in the new building on the ground floor) were perfect-about 20 feet from the 1st tee! Boys golfed, gals had in- room massages. Superb meals and service at the Temet Grill. Not snooty at all... very comfortable. Hot jacuzzi-uncrowded pool. Wonderful time!
Relaxation at it's best
I only live an hour away but I truly felt like I was on a world class vacation. The wineries are all very close by and Old Town Temecula has so much to offer. From the amaizing service that greeted me at the front desk, to the wonderful cuisine in the Temet Grill, I really found a great getaway at the Temecula Creek Inn. My room was nice and I had a great patio right out onto the course. For anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway with plenty of stuff to do nearby, the Inn is the place to be. Be sure to upgrade to the new building, it's only a bit more and is well worth it.
If you are looking for basics like a hair dryer, clock radio, nightstand and toilet paper, you would be well-advised to check the Comfort Inn or one of the other local economy hotels and spend your money on dinner at Allie's or Richie's instead. I have stayed at hundreds of hotels in the US and this is the most disappointing lodging experience I have ever had. The walls are paper-thin, the bed folds down from the wall - one truly cannot believe how bad this place is, especially considering the $150/night price...and $6.00 for parking...AND $.75 for each local call, which we discovered while trying to book another hotel for that night. The room even had dirty foam cups and a half-consumed bottle of lemonade in it when we arrived!
Good hotel (with some blemishes)
My wife and I stayed here for several nights in Mid-March, 2004. We really enjoyed our time at the resort. It has a wonderful setting on a golf course in the wine country of Temecula. The onsight restaurant, Temet Grill, is excellent!!
The hotel has a wonderful package called the Wine Country Package that you should consider, as it includes your room, dinner and breakfast at the Temet Grill, a picnic lunch, and more.
We did have a few minor problems, as the AC wouldn't quite work right and the bedspread did have a few spots on it. You can tell that they are renovating their rooms, as ours had new formica, bathroom fixtures, etc. If you informed the staff of a problem, they were quick to fix it.
Be sure to request a Premium Room.
We were disappointed in the Temecula Inn. The rooms were outdated with peeling formica, dirty bedspreads, and dirty carpeting. For the price we expected much more. The setting, on a golf course with many trees, is beautiful. The restaurant was great for breakfast.