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“Villas definitely, Towers, not so much” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Villas definitely, Towers, not so much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at the villa and it was exactly as seen in the photos, but better in person. It is pricey, but it beats the Towers. This is a very resorty resort. If you like the feel of vacationing at a resort, then you'll like what it has. If you like the comfort of a resort, but not so the corporate feel, stay at their villa, rent a car to get you to the wineries for wining and dining. Highlights: private patio with our very own little vineyard filled with grapes, his/her sink, double shower heads, jacuzzi tub, complimentary bottle of wine in the room and the plush bed. I wish we had gotten the balloon ride and room package. Every morning we could the balloons above us. So, I recommend that. Everyone was nice too.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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cmagon, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Good morning The Goodie From A Foodie:

Thank you for choosing South Coast Winery Resort & Spa for your recent visit to Temecula Wine Country and especially for taking the time from your busy schedule to post a review about it. We are always delighted to read about the impression our guests take home with them, and we are delighted to see you enjoyed your time away with us.

Like you stated, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is a "resorty-resort;" yet we like to think we are so much more, and your candid review perfectly and succinctly captured it all.

We trust you'll come back for a visit with again soon; meanwhile, we'll keep the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Hot Air Balloon awaiting your return. Until then...

Cheers,
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Many hotels are billing themselves as "resort-and-spas" these days, but South Coast Winery lives up to their advertising. I was on a business trip which involved early mornings. I would awake at dawn to see hot air balloons floating serenely past my balcony. The rooms were enormous and the bathrooms deluxe. I'd go back for business or pleasure anytime. One of the best business trips of my life!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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cmagon, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Good morning, Celia B, from all of us at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.

Please accept our heart-felt thank you for your recent review. We are delighted to learn your company elected to "get down to business" at our facility recently; and while your meetings had you up early each day during your stay, we were tickled to see you discovered the beauty found in the early-morning hours when one is tucked away in the middle of a vineyard. We will anxiously look forward to your return -- perhaps on a more leisurely excursion next time. Until then...

Cheers,
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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I got married in Temecula so I stayed in the Villa the night before our wedding and then the night of our wedding. The Villa's are very private and pretty spacious. The morning of my wedding my hair and makeup people came to my villa to get myself and my bridesmaids ready. There was enough room for all of us. It made for a nice place to stay on my wedding night as each Villa is very private and is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and flowers. My only disappointment was they promised us a bottle of Champagne since it was our wedding night but we never got it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cmagon, Public Relations Manager at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Congratulations, KL5, on your recent nuptials in Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country; and thank you for taking the time to share a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay with us on such a most momentous occassion.

While we're delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us and gave us such a great review, I'm saddened to see we missed the mark on deliverying the promised champagne in honor of your celebration. Since your profile is showing a Southern California address, I am hoping you will take some time to contact me directly so that the necessary arrangements can be made to make this right on your next visit. Until then....

Cheers,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

It's a great place to stay after wine tasting. The villas are very nice and the food is pricey but good value. Good time for a girls getaway and good packages to choose from. The pools are nice however the service by the pool was disappointing. Other then that I would recommend this place for a nice getaway.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, September 12, 2013
Hi Amysz15,

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 are glad to hear that you enjoyed your wine tasting experience and that your villa accommodations exceeded your expectations. We believe the food at the Vineyard Rose restaurant is an amazing combination of great ingredients, flavor and value and we are glad you thought so too. We are sorry to hear that you experienced less than favorable service poolside at the GrapeSeed Spa and for that we apologize. We do appreciate your feedback and will be sure to address this with our spa staff. We hope to welcome you back to our winery resort soon perhaps for a fun girl’s getaway in our new Hotel Tower Suite overlooking the vineyards or to enjoy spa services at the GrapeSeed Spa.

Cheers!
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited SC for our aniversary and had a great time. We usually stay in the villas when we go to SC Winery. The villas are great but we thought we'd give the new hotel a try sonce we had a Groupon for it. The hotel was very nice. The view from the balcony out toward the back of the hotel (toward the spa) had excellent vineyard and mountain views. As good as our stay was I'm not sure if I'd choose the hotel again. That's not meant as a light to the hotel as much as it's a vote of confidence for the villas. The grounds, the tasting room and the restaurant always meet or exceed expectation.

Room Tip: go on the weekdays. the tasting room is a mad house on the weekends but it's a totoally differe...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, September 12, 2013
Hi DCinHB_CA,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We would like to thank you for choosing our beautiful winery resort as the destination for celebrating your anniversary. We are happy to hear that you decided to stay in our new Hotel Tower Suite and enjoyed the vineyard and mountain views from your private balcony. We understand that our guests have different preferences when it comes to their accommodations and we enjoy hearing that you love our villas so much. 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. In contrast, the Hotel Tower Suites offer a more contemporary style and design without sacrificing space and privacy. 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. We are pleased to hear that your expectations were exceeded in our Tasting Room as well as the Vineyard Rose restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, perhaps for a weekend stay in one of our villas.

Cheers!
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at this property for business and a pleasure getaway. The staff was friendly, the property was amazing, and so was the wine! I certainly recommend this as a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, September 12, 2013
Hi Jax W,

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 are happy to hear that you had such a pleasant experience during your recent business trip and had a chance to unwind, relax and have some fun during your stay. We are glad you enjoyed some of our award-winning wines and that you found our staff to be so friendly. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable experience and first-rate customer service during their stay. We hope you can visit us again soon and enjoy another getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA.

Cheers!
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Apple Valley, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I went here for our anniversary on the recommendation of my sister. We had one of the villas facing the vineyard. It was very romantic, with a bottle of wine waiting in the room. We woke up each morning to the hot air balloons outside of our patio in the grapevines. We took the wine tour and it was every bit as informative and special as any in Napa. We ate breakfast and dinner here each day and the service was top-notch. We would certainly return, and not wait for a special occasion.

Room Tip: Villas are the only way to go. Be sure to get one facing the vineyards.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, September 12, 2013
Hi Sandra B,

Thank you for your review of South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. We would like to thank you for choosing our beautiful winery resort as the destination for celebrating your anniversary. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our romantic villas and were able to enjoy watching the early morning hot air balloons outside on your private patio. We are happy you enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at the Vineyard Rose restaurant and had such a good time while taking our Behind the Scenes wine tour. We hope to welcome you back again soon, perhaps for a weekend getaway with our Villa & Hot Air Balloon package.

Cheers!
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Address: 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Temecula
#2 Luxury Hotel in Temecula
#2 Romantic Hotel in Temecula
#3 Family Hotel in Temecula
#7 Business Hotel in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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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