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“Beautiful and Serene”
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Ponte Vineyard Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
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Temecula, CA
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful and Serene”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The Ponte Vineyard Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It is gorgeous. There is a courtyard with mature trees and multiple fountains with pairs of chairs strategically placed throughout so you are able to spend quiet time with a friend and a glass of wine. The sound of the water in the fountains make it very serene. There is also a sheltered area with table and chairs for a party of friends to gather in the courtyard. The rooms are gorgeous and huge. Ours had a patio that backed up to the vineyard. It had a table and chairs and was a great place to have that final glass of wine under the stars and a cup of coffee from the in room Keurig first thing in the morning. I can't think of any amenity the room did not have. The property has an outdoor restaurant for lunch, a fine dining restaurant with inside and outside dining for dinner, and a full bar with a food menu for after dinner. There is also a small boutique gift shop with gourmet snacks and chilled bottles of wine in the reception area. We were there during the week and were able to avail ourselves to all of the property without any waiting issues. I cannot say about the weekends. We had a great time and felt like we were treated like royalty by every member of the staff.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you so much for the extremely positive and enthusiastic review! You've described every aspect of the property wonderfully. Staying during the week is an especially great experience and we're so pleased to have exceeded your expectations. Please come back and stay with us anytime!

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My fiancé and I frequent the Temecula Valley and have been wanting to visit the Ponte Vineyard Inn for some time. From the moment we arrived it was amazing; they gave us a glass of Rose at check in, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the room was beautiful. The staff was able to get us a reservation at the winery restaurant and we relaxed by the fire pit at night. The views and grounds of the Inn are wonderful. It felt like we were in another country even though we were 45 mins away from home. We will definitely be back and were sad to leave.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're so pleased that we exceeded our expectations and we welcome you back anytime you want an escape that's close to home.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay in Temecula. The staff are above-and-beyond with customer-service, the Inn and grounds are beautiful, and the food and wine were delicious. They also have a great little lounge called "The Cellar", which was a lot of fun. We were there for a wedding (great wedding venue) but would definitely stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review Ponte Vineyard Inn. We're so pleased that you had a great weekend experience there with your family and encourage you to come back anytime!

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I want to thank all of the Ponte Vineyard team that made our stay another great memory, and thank you so much for the complimentary bottle of wine you provided in our room for the birthday celebration. My congratulations on a job well done, yet once again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank YOU for staying with us and for posting your wonderful birthday experience at Ponte Vineyard Inn! See you again soon.

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Fallbrook, California
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is my first impression of this place.
We stayed here this past Thursday and Friday nights June 19&20. The hotel is very pretty and the rooms are nice and spacious. The employees that work there are very nice and accommodating. My girlfriend was getting married so I asked them. at the last minute, if they could decorate their room for their arrival. The staff was very nice about it and was able to take care of that for me. Rose pedals all over, a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries. They thoroughly enjoyed seeing that when they arrived. The next day, when I checked out of my room, I forgot my computer in my room. They sent someone up to look for it and they found it! Yay!! They called me back to let me know. They are great!!!
On another note... I was rather disappointed with our service from the restaurant side. We chose to sit outside and it was hot. It seemed to take longer that I thought it should to get anything we needed. i.e.: water, breakfast. The staff was polite but they didn't seem to have that attentiveness to them. They would get what we needed but we had to ask for it. Then it took kind of a long time to get it. I would like to go back a second time just to see if this was an isolated incident. It is a beautiful winery. I have had great service at their wine tasting room and the restaurant on that side!

Room Tip: The double queen bed rooms seem to be larger than the king bed rooms. Love the large balconies!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review about your wonderful experience at Ponte Vineyard Inn during your wedding weekend. We are so pleased that the hotel made such a positive impression! Regarding your restaurant service, we regret hearing about our experience with inattentive staff and we invite you to come back to dine with us very soon. Most of our guests have a very positive dining experience at The Restaurant at Ponte. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We visited the Temecula area for the very first time and decided to splurge and stay at the Ponte Winery and resort. It is a beautiful area, beautiful adobe resort, and the people are so pleasant, but I felt it was way over priced for what we received. The room was very comfortable, but the view was of the winery and parking lot. We had requested a view of the back where the vineyards are. The food was way over priced. We asked about a wine tasting guide, but decided to go on our own when we were given the prices. We visited other wineries and had a blast. The people were awesome and the wine was wonderful. When we got back to the Ponte Winery we went in to taste their wine and the lady told us it was $20 for one taste. We paid $10 for 3 taste at the other wineries. Lorimar Vineyard had free music and wine tasting for $10. The best view of Temecula is at the Bella vista winery. Howard was wonderful there and we received 5 selections of wine for $12. Beautiful view at the top of the this winery. Wonderful people there. Temecula is a beautiful place to visit, but unless you just want to spend lots of money I would visit the wineries on my own and enjoy the other places in the area.

Green Features: Very environmentally friendly. Air conditioner cuts off when you open the balcony door. They request you reuse the towels. Sheets are changed upon request.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Ponte Vineyard Inn. We are pleased that you enjoyed the resort and service overall. We sincerely apologize if some of our amenities did not meet your expectations. Just to clarify about the tasting prices: On the weekends, Ponte Winery offers 6 tastes (1 flight) for $20; $15 on weekdays. Also, some of the overnight packages we offer include free tasting tickets if cost is a concern. We feel that Ponte offers a level of service, ambiance and wine quality that justifies our tasting prices, but we do regret your experience and invite you to try us again mid-week or off-season, when our pricing is lower.
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La Quinta, California
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed at Ponte at least a half dozen times in the past year and it's our favorite weekend, typically mid-week, getaway!

The hotel is beautiful, the rooms luxurious and comfortable, and the staff amazing friendly and always ready to please. There is a wonderful lounge in the hotel cellar with live music on some evenings. Delicious food at Bouquets, in the hotel, and next door at the winery.

The grounds are fantastic too. We've spent many evenings and early mornings strolling through the vineyards and citrus orchards and the small lake and open fire pits make a wonderful spot to enjoy the night sky.

We live just about an hours away from Temecula and have stayed at many of the nearby properties. Since we discovered Ponte our wandering days are over. This hotel is our first and only destination when visiting to wine country.

The hotel also offers a great discount for members of their Wine Club. We'll worth joining if your a frequent guest, like us!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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PonteWinery, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thank you so very much for posting about your love affair with Ponte! As a highly-loyal guest and wine club member, we value your opinion and feedback. Nothing pleases us more than reviews like yours. See you again soon!

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Property: Ponte Vineyard Inn
Address: 35001 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
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Region: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ponte Vineyard Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by over 300 acres of vineyard, Ponte Vineyard Inn is a four-diamond, mission-style boutique hotel located next to Ponte Winery and within walking distance to several neighboring wineries. Each of the Inn’s 60 finely-appointed rooms offer views from a private patio or balcony, and include complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat screen HDTV and other upscale amenities. Two spectacular Grand Suites boast 1,360 square-feet of space, including a fireplace, living room, dining room, fully-stocked wine and beverage refrigerator, butler’s pantry, master bath and built-in closet. ... more   less 
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