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South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591   |  
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“Lovely hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed here for the first couple of nights of our honeymoon and had a really nice stay. We decided to stay in the hotel itself rather than the villas as we had checked reviews on Tripadvisor before going. We were really happy we did as the room had recently been decorated and was really spacious, clean and tidy. The bathroom was huge and very nicely done. There was also a nice bottle of wine to welcome us. It felt very luxurious.
The gym, pool and hot tub were a nice bonus and were all really quiet when we visited.
We also took advantage of the hot air ballon ride from the hotel, which was amazing. Very expensive but worth it as a one off treat.
The only thing I found was the adjoining restaurant was very expensive. The food was lovely but main courses averaged $30 and wine was pretty expensive too. I found it a bit restrictive as the hotel is a bit of a drive to anywhere else to eat so you are a bit stuck with these prices.
The hotel would be better if it had a few other bars and restaurants close by, but this is fine for a couple of nights. I wouldn't want to stay here much longer though as there is not much to do.
Also, for the price, breakfast should really be included. But this seems to be a common theme in the more expensive hotels in California.

Room Tip: Stay in the new rooms in the hotel itself rather than the villas, they are cheaper and much nicer.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Bethan81,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We would like to thank you for choosing our beautiful winery resort for celebrating your honeymoon. We are so glad that you had a great experience during your stay with us and that you loved your beautiful hotel suite with balcony view of the vineyard, luxurious spa tub, complimentary bottle of South Coast wine and your hot air balloon ride overlooking Temecula Valley Wine Country. We hope to see you again soon, perhaps for a Behind the Scenes wine tour or wine tasting in our Tasting Room.

Cheers!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Pleasantly surprised with upbeat staff and rooms. Stayed in the villas and loved the layout. Located in the heart of Temecula's wine country. Wine tasting staff was excellent. Getting noticed at the restaurant was spotty, but once seated service was good. Breakfast was good with ample servings. I had the steak and eggs. Sliders were tasty but tiny. I will definitely stay here again. Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Robert D,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We are so glad to hear that visiting our winery resort was such a pleasant surprise and that you had such a wonderful experience! We appreciate you recognizing our hard working staff and we always strive to provide our guests with the best customer service. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Cheers!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have not stayed at one of the nice Napa Valley or Sonoma County resorts, but I imagine the in-room experience would be similar to what you can find at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. The rooms are nice and have great decoration to make you feel at home. Bathrooms are also very nice and the outside living area is comfortable.

Pros: Villa-setup provides a great stay experience (spacious rooms with private outdoor areas and the ability to park your car next to your room), nice bathrooms, upscale touches throughout the area, nice area around the villas, reasonable room rates are possible at this resort if you look online for deals.

Cons: The room service food is very overpriced and not that good, there is not much close to this resort so getting food outside of the resort can be inconvenient (food is just not nearly as good as what you will find in other wine regions).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Anthony N,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We are glad that you had a great experience during your stay with us and that you loved your beautiful villa with private patio set amongst the vineyard, upscale finishes throughout and luxurious and spacious bathroom. We strive to provide our guests with excellent room service at reasonable prices. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the price and quality of our food. You can be assured that we are always looking for new and fresh ingredients as well as new and excited food offerings to add to our already extensive dining and room service menus. We would like to extend an invitation to you to come back again soon for a meal at the Vineyard Rose Restaurant and try some of our breakfast, lunch or dinner selections featured on our new seasonal menu launched on July 18.

Cheers!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

While it was nice to have a private space with no other rooms connected, I felt like I had rented a weekend studio in someone's backyard. The carpets were dirty, the fireplace timer did not work properly, sofa and other furniture jammed in next to each other. There was an end table tight between the couch and the bed with nothing on it; wasn't sure of its purpose. There was one bedroom lamp in the 600 square foot room and esthetically, decor needs badly updated. The bathroom was impressive, very large and accommodating. No ice available, but could get by bellboy service or by walking a big distance. It rained and there were no accommodations of a shuttle to get you around the compound. You get in your car and drive, sort of defeats the purpose of service. Restaurant lovely and food is wonderful Wine tasting absolutely great! Staff top notch. Would not stay again for the money paid; but still give it a "very good" as grounds and vineyard setting were tops.

Room Tip: Not sure if there is an option for a better Villa. 4 Villas to a pod. But for convenience of being...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi LaVerne R,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa would like to thank you for your recent visit to our winery resort and for your review. We strive to provide each guest with a wonderful experience and first-rate service during their visit. We were disappointed to hear that your experience in our villa did not meet your expectations and for that we apologize. That said, however, we value every comment received from our guests, as this provides us with direction for continued improvement. Customer feedback, such as yours, continues to play a contributing factor in the many room upgrades and resort improvements we are implementing today. We hope you'll visit us again soon to enjoy another stay in Southern California's Temecula Valley Wine Country.

We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Gorgeous roses & fragrant flower plantings greeted us when walking up the path to our Villa & once inside, the Villa interior was perfection! The rooms exude a quiet elegance in a sort of old world French country style with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. The Fang Shui was just about perfect. My first thought was - "Wow, I could live in this space!" There was a subdued color scheme with nice touches like the dark marble topped bar sink/cabinet in dark wood with mini bar and fridge discretely enclosed & a dining/work table with gorgeous light fixture - I met a friend here after business in San Diego & we loved the huge bathroom in marble with both a large shower with a seating bench & two shower heads (one a wand) AND a large jacuzzi tub. Very convenient for two people sharing a room. Our room had a lovely sitting area with small sofa & chairs with reading lamps facing the fireplace next to a sliding glass door looking out to our private palm shaded patio next door to the Spa & pool. (A wonderful extra warm outdoor salt water pool with hot tub area at one end. We indulged in relaxing aromatherapy massages & loved the spa services/gift shop as well). Our room had two large comfy beds done up in crisp white linens & tasteful dark wood bedside tables & dresser with large flat screen tv. Our room special included gratis bottled water & a bottle of SCW Merlot...and the Spa 'special' came with a glass of champage & truffles. The 'passport' we got upon registration included discounts on everything on site from winery & gift shop to spa so we were able to same a bit on some items from the gift shop & restaurant as well. Just a note- it looks like the building for check-in was recently completed - It's a bit hard to find and seems a bit like construction not quite finished - One lovely thing however- I arrived just before dusk - found the check-in building with vaulted, collumned entry and was delighted by the swooping, darting swallows who seem to have decided the high arches would make a perfect home. Roses, swallows, luxurious comfort - just the antidote for today's stress filled life!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Ladida12,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We are glad that you had a such great experience during your stay with us and that you loved your beautiful villa with private patio set amongst the vineyard, upscale finishes throughout, luxurious and spacious bathroom, gorgeous landscaping, complimentary bottle of South Coast wine, comfy beds and of course our fabulous Passport to Excellence full of great offers to use throughout the resort. We are happy to hear that you treated yourself to a spa treatment at our very own GrapeSeed Spa complete with a glass of champagne and truffles! We like to think that we are a one-of-a-kind winery resort and we love to know that we are the antidote for today's stress filled life! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Cheers
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

South Coast Winery Resort is lower tier experience. Villa's are really 4 tract houses in a quad. They are odd. Night stand on only one side of the bed and the "villa" itself so dismally decorated. Felt tired. Not charming just tired. Did have a nice bathroom and great shower. While at the pool had to hunt down a towel. Pool area had glasses from the night before and was unattended. The wine, yikes, switched to gin that weekend. We ate dinner at the restaurant. Very unremarkable. Maybe return in 10 years. A very unsophisticated experience.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi Christine W,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa would like to thank you for your recent visit to our winery resort and for your review. We strive to provide each guest with a wonderful experience and first-rate service during their visit. We were disappointed to hear that your experience in our villa did not meet your expectations. That said, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa’s villas were carefully designed to evoke the old-world styles and rustic charms of an authentic countryside villa found in the wine regions of Provence or Tuscany, allowing guests to feel like they really are escaping far away from the everyday. For those desiring a more contemporary style and design, yet not sacrificing on space and privacy, we would recommend you try one of the 50-suites found in our all new luxury hotel tower. Whether your style is modern chic or countryside charm, South Coast offers both while striving to provide the highest standards of excellence and extending the extra special touches our repeat guests have come to know and love: fireplaces; private patios and balconies tucked away in the vineyards; oversized marble and granite baths, with two-person spa tubs; our beyond heavenly beds, complimentary wi-fi and, of course, a specially selected bottle of wine. We value every comment received from our guests, as this provides us with direction for continued improvement. Customer feedback, such as yours, continues to play a contributing factor in the many room upgrades and resort improvements we are implementing today. We hope you'll visit us again soon to enjoy another stay in Southern California's Temecula Valley Wine Country.

We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you are going to the wine country of Temecula, you must book a Villa at South Coast Winery and Resort. Four individual villas are clustered in a courtyard with flower gardens and fountains surrounded by vineyards. The rooms are extremely large and each elegantly furnished a bit differently with a sitting area, fireplace, Jacuzzi soaking tub, marble baths with double sink, bar, refrigerator and very comfortable beds. There are a few units that can be joined via double doors and a hall as well as two suites. An outdoor patio for enjoying the scenery and a complimentary glass of wine or bottle of water is and added bonus. Upon check in you’ll get a passport with discounts to wine tasting, the boutique, and even the restaurant. The wines are excellent at South Coast and the tasting room is large and well staffed. The grounds surrounding the winery are filled with flowers in full bloom. Two barrel rooms provide the perfect location for a special occasion. We were so impressed with this facility that we booked the entire facility for an upcoming event. South Coast has recently built an hotel with modern rooms, however, my preference for a comfortable, elegant and romantic stay is definitely the villas. The staff are wonderful and you’ll feel pampered and indulgent. A full service spa and a magnificent salt water pool complete this wonderful resort in the southern wine region. A real find!

Room Tip: All of the villas are wonderful, but if you prefer more privacy ask for one facing the back vineyard...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vanessa G, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Hi StarLady99,

Thank you for your excellent review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We are thrilled to hear that you were so impressed with our winery resort, our breathtaking grounds & lush landscaping as well as the many inviting facilities and amenities South Coast has to offer. We would also like to thank you for booking your upcoming event with us! We consider South Coast to be the hidden gem of Temecula Valley Wine Country and we are so glad you found us! We hope to welcome you back again soon for a visit, perhaps for an overnight stay after your event or a fantastic dinner on our veranda in our Vineyard Rose Restaurant.

See you soon!

Cheers
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Address: 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
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Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Temecula
#3 Family Hotel in Temecula
#4 Business Hotel in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Coast Winery is not only known as the best winery in the State of California, it’s also known as Southern California Wine Country’s finest resort, offering up casual elegance in a natural setting accented by estate vineyards. Private, rustic villas and the stately all-suite hotel tower provide ultimate luxury and comfort for overnight stays, complete with fireplaces and oversized marble and granite baths, each with deep soaking tub for two. Exceptional wines, extensive spa, behind-the-scenes wine tours, plus fine dining at the award winning Vineyard Rose Restaurant complement your stay. ... more   less 
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