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“Very nice, using their web discounted deal” 4 of 5 stars
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Inn at Churon Winery
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33233 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA   |  
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Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
San Diego
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very nice, using their web discounted deal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wife and I stayed here for 2 nights using a package deal from their web site. Got a bottle of wine at check in, breakfast, wine happy hour, and a 2 night stay. We stayed in Room 207.

Place was very nice, although it could use some minor maintenance (ie. painting in areas, etc.).

Our room had double vanities, and between those was a shower stall. Room also had a fireplace, and a large balcony with an imported Italian table and 2 chairs Since we were on the 2nd floor, we looked out over the winery towards Rancho California road in the distance. We loved watching the hot air balloons in the morning from the balcony. It was also nice to hear some live music come across the valley from another winery one evening.

All in all, whether you use their web package deal, or a group-on deal, we had a good stay for the value.

Room Tip: We had room 207, which, being upstairs, had a nice balcony to look out over the winery from.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Encinitas, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had a Travelzoo deal for half off 2 nights at the Inn. Included breakfast and happy hour wine tasting. The room was very nice, very large and nicely appointed with an easterly view. Hot air balloon sightings in the morning.
The service of all people was spotty. The nicest were the behind-the-scenes people. The front folks, not so much.
The wine is not good at all - very young and sweet. The 5 course dinner was okay. The breakfast was only okay.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms have better view and more private.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mesquite
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wine drinker or not, this is a very nice stay. The room included a king sized four poster bed. A refrigerator. A large flat screen TV. Wi-fi that actually worked well. And the good stuff. A large jetted tub. A fireplace. And a balcony with a beautiful view of the adjacent estates. Beautiful sunrises. Hot air balloons flying over or nearby each morning. A very nice tasting room and gift shop. Pretty good eggs Benedict. Very good service. That's just the hotel.

There are 40+ wineries within a few miles. Almost all of them are open for walk in tastings. I'm not a wine snob but I don't think they've quite caught up to Napa yet. Almost no estate wines to be found. That said we did find a few gems. The reds are the strong suit here. (If white is your thing try the Chardonnay across the street from Churon at Baileys.)

If wine isn't your thing head to old Temecula. It's just 5 miles away and worth the trip. Original buildings from Temecula have been preserved and recycled into restaurants and shops.

A great day for us was old Temecula at midday checking out the stores. Try one of the restaurants for a late lunch, then wine tasting in the afternoon. We followed that up with a lazy evening on the balcony sampling some of the days finds. Just watching the cotton tails run around in the gardens.

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor. Better views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Temecula, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really like this place but it could go from 'good to great' with some small tweaks. Let's start with the positives: location is awesome, with great views of the valley and pretty central/close to wine country but not so far out that town is out of reach. Wine is pretty good, particularly by Temecula standards (not Napa, but not Napa prices either). During our visit all of the staff were friendly, and during the evening wine hour (5-6 on Fridays) they were particularly generous with the wine and pours, even filling our glass when we went back to the room! Rooms were spacious, every room has a view and a fireplace, fridge and also a jacuzzi tub. Beds were comfortable, breakfast was tasty and all in all the visit was all it could be...If you stay my biggest tip is don't miss the wine hour because they simply do an awesome job at it.

But the place needs to be kept up better. It definitely doesn't have a B&B feel as there aren't enough public seating areas and they lock you out of everything but just the room spaces at night. There is wallpaper peeling, jets were missing in our bathtub, our A/C made a clanky clank sound anytime it was running (which is a lot during summer in Temecula) and the place is just in general disarray for what could be an extremely nice wine country inn. They could make this place really really high end, and it just doesn't have that feel...there are so many great things that a few tweaks could easily make this a 'no brainer' 5 star review in light of everything.

So four stars for now, and worth staying there, but there is unrealized potential here.

Room Tip: Go for an upstairs room. Every room has a balcony so you get a better view upstairs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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InnatChuronWinery, Owner at Inn at Churon Winery, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your review. I sincerely hope you informed the front desk personnel about the few problems you encountered. That is the best way for us to remedy any individual room problems. Yes we do close up the winery and lobby after 8 pm but there is a person on the grounds to assist with any problems guests may have. The number to reach them is listed in the guest directory. I do hope you understand we are not, and have not portrayed ourselves as, a bed and breakfast. While we do offer a complete breakfast for our guests, we are a larger facility than a typical bed and breakfast. We are, in the hotel nomenclature, considered a small boutique or country inn type of hotel.
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Black Canyon City, Arizona
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful location, views, property. This was our second time staying here and again was very happy with the accommodations. The breakfast was superb. Only issue was that the air conditioning unit had a clunky noise every few minutes.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cali
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

ONE bad apple spoiled it for the bunch. Enid, morning front desk lady, is rude and unprofessional. After check out on the way home she called saying we left the room dirty and was going to charge us $50. I asked where that was in the contract, her reply "do you live like that?". I wasn't aware of the fact that I was supposed to vacuum, empty the trash and fold the linens prior to check out. I left $5 cash in the room for housekeeping too. I asked for further explanation and she hung up on me. Called back and asked again but she kept raising her voice, cut me off mid-sentence and hung up on me again.

During check-in she said if we wanted to open our complimentary Churon wine that was placed in our room we had to bring it down stairs to her at the front desk to have it open. She said people were stealing the wine openers so our rooms didn't have any. She's short with her replies and not friendly in general.

Had my wife call back after Enid hung up on me twice and pretend to ask for availability. She was short with her too. After Enid found out my wife didn't have a travelzoo voucher Enid was much more friendly and courteous. Hilarious!

Carpet in room 208 and 207 are stained in numerous spots and appear old and really worn out. No A/C in the hall ways. Nothing to do around the Inn. You have to drive at least 15 min to get to any type of food/entertainment. One of the linens had a yellow stain spot the size of a football.

Pluses - Grounds are well kept. Breakfast was good. Staff, afternoon front desk (Ally) and waiters were nice and attentive.

Would not recommend this place to my worst enemy with its faults.

Room Tip: Room 207 and 208 bad dirty stained worn out carpet
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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InnatChuronWinery, Owner at Inn at Churon Winery, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
As the owner of the Inn at Churon Winery, I want to apologize for the way you were treated during your recent stay. First, please know we are in the process of recarpting rooms and hope to have that completed by the end of the year. Concerning your interactions wtih the front desk, please know that I will address that immediately with the person you named. We want our guests to enjoy their stay at the Inn and not feel offended by the personnel. I thank you for bringing this to our attention, so that the issues can be addressed.
Sincerely,
Judy Thomas
Owner
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Cypress, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate for the Inn. Checked in June 30 for two nights. On the positive side; We found the rooms to be spacious, and the bathroom quite large. Breakfast was served in the terrace, great food and great service. I was notified immediately that I had left pair os shoes behind and they offered to mail them. I loved sitting outside ,reading and looking at the vineyards. On the negative side; luck of safe and outlets in the room. The rooms need to be updated, they look tired, carpets were not very clean, and the back entrance to the building was dirty , unkept and wires from the venting machines were hanging out loose. The carpet on that specific area was a mess. After my first usage of that entrance it upset me to go back through it. The owners need to do better job with the upkeep of the grounds on the back side of the building , and also need to update the inside.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 33233 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA
Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn at Churon Winery 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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