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“Wonderful time at Pechanga” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pechanga Resort and Casino
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Boca Raton, Florida
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“Wonderful time at Pechanga”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We were on a road trip in California and decided to stay for two nights at this resort and casino. The place is immaculate. Large casino area, with many restaurants and a food court to choose your meals from. Golf course, spacious pool area, several night clubs are all available. The location is great. A large new shopping mall is nearby as are many other restaurant venues. The scenery is fabulous with the mountains surrounding the area. Employees of the resort were all very friendly and helpful.

We ate at the Cafe twice for the breakfast buffet. It was $11.95 and included adequate tasty food and orange juice and coffee or tea. We also ate at the Italian place in the food court. Had the lasagne and pizza and it was very good and fairly priced.

We really enjoyed ourselves and would love to return another time. For those who complain about the slots.....I do not know of any casinos who are paying out a lot in these economic times. You just need to pick your machines and play what you feel you can afford to play. We actually won several hundred dollars, which was more than I expected.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had a good stay at Pechanga for the weekend. The rooms are very spacious and the beds are so comfortable! I would definitely recommend for a weekend getaway - very cozy. Ask for the AAA rate.

Lots to do here also - about 12 restaurants, comedy shows, gambling, great spa, etc.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

This was a welcome getaway for my husband and me. Pechanga is nestled amongst the hills of scenic Temecula. It's a lot larger than we initially thought from the advertising, and scrupulously clean for a casino/resort.

The resort was all decked out for the holidays with delightful Christmas decor that added such a festive ambiance to the whole place. Room was spacious, bathroom over-large. Bed was comfy with luscious soft sheets. Staff well trained, helpful and friendly. There are ample restaurants, a gorgeous championship golf course, and a welcome spa, and it's situated just down the road from picturesque Old Towne Temecula.

We ate at several of the resort restaurants - the highlight was lunch at the Temecula golf course restaurant. I had the absolute best fresh smoked tuna sandwich. YUM. My husband had excellent fish tacos, and we topped it off with a fabulous creme brule that neither of us needed, but enjoyed every minute of it.

The spa was a fabulous experience. From the moment you step up to the check in counter, you breathe a sign of relaxation. It is quite lovely for a hotel spa within the hotel proper. They have a "quiet room" in which to relax, complete with bowls of fresh fruit, herbal teas, dried fruit and almonds, all to refresh you before your spa experience. The treatment rooms are fitted with dimmer lights, which are dimmed low whenever you are laying on your back (how nice). The lemongrass massage oil was heavenly. They had a seasonal special of a cranberry foot massage, but I went for 80 minutes of bliss with a full body treatment.

The "after massage" locker area was complete with a steam room, which my therapist offered to set up for me. They have showers complete with body wash, shampoo and conditioner, an area with a hair dryer, hair products (spray, mousse, gels, etc) and fresh comb and brush for you - with a sterilizing machine right next to the brushes so you know they are sterilized and cleaned with each use.

We got a tour of the facilities. We were there as a getaway, not to gamble, but the machines were being well used and lots of gaming tables. For a quick getaway, i can't imagine anyone from Southern California being disappointed that they didn't make the long haul to Vegas.

The golf course is beautiful, so you have everything you want right there in one "away from the crowds" picturesque location.

There are two nightclubs. Silk rooftop nightclub was first class - trendy and cool - way too trendy for us, but our kids would love it.

Pechanga also hosts notable entertainers. And it's situated in close proximity to the great wine region of Temecula - we were delighted to visit Wilson Creek, and there are lots others in the same close proximity.

The only recommendation I would make is to supply a couple more pillows on the bed - but this is a personal statement. I'm not a fan of feather pillows, so one was too flat for my liking.

To sum it up, if you live in Southern California, I highly recommend a getaway to the lovely Temecula Valley and Pechanga Resort & Spa - even if you don't use the casino, or are interested in gambling, it's a rejuvenating experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LalatimarketingDr
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Pechanga is a resort-casino that has slots, tables. Smoking is allowed inside. Tried the machines from 1 cent to $5.00 all paying low returns. Even with a bonus of 25 spins, I only got 35.80 Machines are well spaced and plentiful. Cafeteria was fair, chinese empty, and some other restaurants. Lost 500.00 easily in 1 hour--never again will I go to this tightwad casino.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

The casino is nice, plenty of restaurants, has hot tub and pool down stairs, theatre, golf course, if you want it they have it. There are plenty of things within close distance to go see or go do.I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

I love this place it's a shorter ride than Vegas and has everything you need in place. The restaurants, the hotel accommodations and the casino are all great. The casino staff is great as well. They are so accommodating.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I stayed at the Pechanga on business. I am not really into Casinos, so I cannot judge based on that.
I was expecting a great, luxirious hotel. It is not. It is an OK place to stay. Clean, average rooms.

Really terrible wi-fi. I was planning to work while staying at Pechanga which I could not do at all. The internet connection is very bad all throughout the place (even at lobby)

Great thing: several restaurants and shops just downstairs, so when you're on jet lag like I was,you can find easily a place to eat at any time during the day.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Couplewithtwobabies
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Additional Information about Pechanga Resort and Casino

Property: Pechanga Resort and Casino
Address: 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592
Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Temecula
#6 Romantic Hotel in Temecula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pechanga Resort and Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 517
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pechanga Resort and Casino is wholly owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. Opened in 2002, Pechanga is the largest resort/casino in California and one of the largest in the country, with over 200,000 sq. ft. of gaming space. Nestled in the Temecula Valley's picturesque Southern California wine country, Pechanga offers an unmatched destination, as well as the elevated comfort guests expect and deserve from an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property since opening in 2002. In 2015, Pechanga was named "Best U.S. Casino" by USA Today. In December 2015, the Pechanga Tribe broke ground on a $285 million expansion to its current resort amenities. This includes a new 568-room hotel wing, a two-story spa, resort-style pool complex, two new restaurants and 70,000 square feet of additional meeting and event space. The expansion is due to open in 2018. ... more   less 
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