The Best Hotels in Temecula, California

Take in the vineyard views at Carter Estate Winery and Resort or one of the other wineries with accommodation in Temecula
Take in the vineyard views at Carter Estate Winery and Resort or one of the other wineries with accommodation in Temecula | Courtesy of Carter Estate Winery and Resort / Expedia
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17 May 2021

Temecula means “place of the sun” in the language of California’s indigenous Luiseño people, and the year-round sun in this Old West-style resort town, situated 85mi (137km) southeast of Los Angeles, gives life to the vines of the two dozen wineries dotted around the Temecula Valley.

Many of these wineries also happen to have rooms for the night, which is handy, as all that wine sampling can really take it out of you. Here, so you can focus on the tasting notes, we’ve picked those with the most sleep appeal, bookable on Culture Trip.

Domaine Chardonnay Vineyard

Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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This elegant home and hotel has a distinctly un-Californian feel to it – which is no surprise when you learn that its design was heavily inspired by a village the owners had once visited in France’s Loire Valley. They even went so far as having a mini Medieval-style chapel built, which you can stay in. Expect cozy goose-down bedding, elegant chandeliers hanging from high ceilings and breathtaking views of mountains and vines from every door and window.

Carter Estate Winery and Resort

Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.7/5 (975 Reviews)
Courtesy of Carter Estate Winery and Resort / Expedia
From $192 Per night per room

A complimentary bottle of the estate’s own sparkling wine awaits guests at this friendly, family-run spot. And, once you’ve polished that off while taking in the views from your private patio, you can choose between guided wine tastings, hot air balloon rides or horse-drawn carriage trips across the vineyards for a bit of fun. And if that all seems too busy? Maybe just seek some shade from the intense Southern Californian sun in your own private poolside cabana.

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South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.5/5 (940 Reviews)
Courtesy of South Coast Winery Resort and Spa / Expedia
From $186 Per night per room

Pull out all the stops when pampering yourself at this plush winery, and add a spa experience for maximum relaxation. Warm stone massages, luxury manicures and facial peels are all on offer. Or, simply throw open the balcony doors to your suite or private villa, and drink in the sun (and maybe a glass or two of something chilled). Peckish? The on-site Vineyard Grill is cozy and informal, serving a contemporary menu of seasonal classics – think grills, steaks and scallops, all locally sourced.

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Inn at Churon Winery

Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
4.5/5 (518 Reviews)
Courtesy of Inn at Churon Winery / Expedia
From $212 Per night per room

Drink in the rolling green vistas of vineyards and the Temescal mountain range from the lofty hilltop position of the Inn at Churon Winery. The winery’s main lodge building sits atop 11 acres (4.5ha) of estate vineyards, so all 24 suites have spectacular panoramic views from either a private terrace or balcony. Two-person spa baths and in-room mini fridges (to keep your wine cool) come as standard in the trad French château-style rooms.

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  • The Vine House

    Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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    Combining the bespoke luxury of a high-end boutique hotel with the intimacy of a charming bed and breakfast, Vine House is exceptional at every turn. This New England-style property has just five rooms, which adds a welcome element of privacy, and explains why attention to detail is so high. If romance is on your mind, choose the top-floor suite for a two-person soaking tub, a double-sided fireplace and a Juliet balcony with vineyard views.

    Ponte Vineyard Inn

    Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
    4.8/5 (614 Reviews)
    Courtesy of Ponte Vineyard Inn / Expedia

    Four on-site restaurants and three vineyards within walking distance mean you’ll save money on taxi fares during a long weekend at this 90-room, whitewashed Spanish Mission-style inn. Rooms come in a tastefully muted color scheme of linen-whites and taupe leathers, glossy granite bathroom suites and private patios or balconies. If you can splurge, the 1,300sqft (1,200sqm) grand suite includes media, living and dining areas and a butler’s pantry.

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    Wilson Creek Manor

    Luxury, Boutique Hotel
    Courtesy of Wilson Creek Manor / Expedia

    Large and lively, the Wilson Creek Winery is a must-stop on any vineyard tour around the Temecula Valley. It has its own accommodation offering in the Wilson Creek Manor nearby, made up of nine suites, all with in-room spa tubs. Most of the attraction is outside, though: a large pool, hot tub and full-size summer kitchen on which to grill your own steaks, perfectly paired with a bottle of the estate’s own red.

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    Temecula Creek Inn

    Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
    4.1/5 (935 Reviews)
    Courtesy of Temecula Creek Inn / Expedia

    Indulge in some upscale luxury away from the hustle and bustle of the wine routes at Temecula Creek Inn. This expansive golf resort is nestled in 300 acres (120ha) of Temecula Valley, with views stretching to the hazy blue mountains beyond. The rooms and suites are decked in muted tones and organic materials – think natural wood and marble – which promote restfulness. Need more relaxation? Book an in-room massage, perhaps just before a farm-fresh breakfast is delivered to your door.

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    The Inn at Europa Village

    Luxury, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
    4.7/5 (69 Reviews)
    Courtesy of the Inn at Europa Village / Expedia

    As the name suggests, this village-style resort is modeled on European wine regions. For a Spanish-style stay, book a private casita in the Bolero section, all warm earthy decor, accessed through ornate iron gates. Italophile or francophile? You’ll have to wait a little longer – the French-inspired C’est La Vie section and the Italian Vienza area are currently being developed.

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    These recommendations were updated on May 17, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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