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Temecula Creek Inn
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
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“Checked In and Didn't Stay”
Reviewed 4 April 2006

After a nice afternoon in wine country, we checked into the Temecula Creek Inn. The first room we were directed to was more than "out dated" - it was a dump!! I asked the front desk to please try another room and although slightly better...it too was in a very worn out condition. Come to find out, there's the "old section" and the "new section" of the hotel. The old section should be torn down and not booked for people. I don't know about the new section since it was full. We did not stay the night.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 30 January 2006

I stayed at the Inn as a one-night weekend getaway. We live in San Diego so it was not a far drive. We got a junior suite. The room smelled old and musty. The decor was out dated and VERY old. Shabby carpet, moldy bathmat and the worst ben linens I have ever seen. The thermostat was so loud it would wake you out of a dead sleep when it kicked on. The coffee maker was caked with hard water stains and filthy. As for the good...the staff was very nice and the Sunday brunch was very good. Oh, did I mention that the other couple we went with, opened their mini-bar to find it was covered with mold and smelled so bad we had to open all the doors to air out the room?? The front desk was called and the problem had STILL not been cleaned when they checked out!! The front desk took $20 off their room when told the problem was never fixed.....like I said, NEVER AGAIN especially not for $209 a night. It was more like a Motel 6 room in a very nice resort setting. Go for brunch, dinner or golf but I would not stay.

  • Stayed January 2006
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San Clemente, CA
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Reviewed 28 December 2005

We just got back from a very relaxing getaway at the Temecula Creek Inn. We were there on X-mas Eve and X-mas morning and it was so beautiful, quiet, and serene. The grounds are green, woodsy and gorgeous. We had the jaccuzzi outside all to ourselves- extra towels at the pool and cool receptacles to toss them into. This is a rustic hotel, sort of log cabin style but with all the amenities. The room and the whole place had native american artifacts because the place is close to a reservation- very cool and unique furniture and decor.
Our room was in the "older" wing and was HUGE. We had two sinks and two vanity areas so we could both get ready at the same time. We had a package deal that included the room, 5 wineries, and a gourmet breakfast at the Temet Grill- for under $200- wow. Incredible service at grill, amazing food and coffee was excellent. The FRENCH TOAST w/cream cheese filling is to die for! The only bummer was a slightly rude, negative front desk woman at check in.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Southern California
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Reviewed 9 September 2005

The setting is beautiful and peaceful. It sits on a golf course. We had a corner room and there were windows and a balcony that wrapped around. The room itself was dated and needed updating. A little bit too pricey for what you're getting unless the golf at your doorstep makes it worth it for you.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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Reviewed 20 May 2005

My boyfreind reserved a romatic balloon flight for us on a Saturday morning as a surprise weekend for me & the room shown on this hotels site. After looking at the photos I was pretty excited, but after driving about an hour & a half through the winding Ortega Highway on a Friday night (& about another 15 minutes after connecting to the freeway) we arrived in Temecula & to this establishment. Of course it was dark, so the little malibu lights along the driveway & rose bushes were very pleasent, but what we saw when we got to the hotel entrance was not & right away my boyfriends face sort of dropped. Think Sinatra's heydey when everything was low slung & covered in wood slats that blended into the landscape. Now, sometimes this can be a cool~retro kind of look. This place however is not & charges far more than in Sinatra's day. After asking for the room key in the Southwestern type lobby, so that we could take "a look", we entered a very musty smelling large room with large screen doors, the kind that bend when you try to slide them. The bathroom was very bland (think beige everything~the kind you would find in a Best Western) & this was THE fabulous looking room on this sites romantic looking photos. The upshot is; if you are looking for 1st class, this isn't it. We tried & tried to find something else in Temecula that night more to our liking (for $240.00 a nt?) & failed. As a result we got back on the freeway, tried to explain it to the "balloon people" via phone message & were charged for the balloon ride we never took as well. After all this I'd say; this place is not where you want to be if you like to really live it up & are used to "the best" for your $$$ when spending your leisure time away from your much nicer home.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Irvine, CA
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Reviewed 21 April 2005

I agree with most of the reviewers who point out that not all rooms at the Inn are equal. One would think that the "suites" are a the nicer rooms when they are really old converted condos that are more in the range of spruced up Motel 6 rooms. The bed folds down from the wall; the carpet is old, cheap and worn; the bathroom is on the smaller side; the overall feel is cheap. I don't think I'm overexaggerating to say that my wife and I were hugely disappointed after viewing the website photos of their rooms. The website does not in any way accurately portray these rooms...instead they choose not to display them at all! The food and service was good and the grounds in general were very nice. We heard nothing but great things about the restaurant, the golf course and the staff. Too bad they have a building full of "suites" which strongly damages the overall experience of their establishment. I would not want to stay in their suites every again until they tore them down and build it from the floor up. Ask for the newer section where you'll get a smaller but much nicer room. I would stay here again only if I had the newer room to lay my head. My wife never wants to go back.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Property: Temecula Creek Inn
Address: 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592-5988
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Region: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Temecula
#4 Luxury Hotel in Temecula
#5 Business Hotel in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Temecula Creek Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Temecula Creek Inn is located in the heart of Southern California’s wine country. Our 130 Guest Rooms and Guest Suites are warm and beautifully appointed with custom furniture, rich colors and luxury amenities. Dining at Cork|Fre Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus highlighting the best ingredients the Temecula Valley has to offer. Our 27-Hole Championship Golf Course is just steps from our lobby and is the best Golf Experience in Temecula. Weddings are a special day for everyone. The picturesque setting of Temecula Creek Inn and our experienced Wedding Planners ensure your Wedding will be a truly memorable experience. Temecula Creek Inn features over 8,300 square feet of Meeting Space to accommodate an intimate gathering or a larger Social Event. ... more   less 
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