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“A beautiful Wedding weekend at Ponte”
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Ponte Vineyard Inn
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

From the mission style ambience of the Ponte Inn to the culinary delights paired with the fruit of the vine, our sons wedding weekend will long be remembered.
I dare to say Tuscany Italy could not have hosted a more beautiful scene than the one shared
by our two italian families and friends this past weekend at this gem in the Temecula Wine Country.

Room Tip: This was our second time to stay at the Inn, and we enjoy the 2nd floor rooms for the views of the h...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Hi Lotalove,
Thank you so much for your kind comments about the hotel. There is a bit of Tuscan inspiration here, and we so appreciate that your two families enjoyed it so much. We understand that weddings are incredibly important for families as well as the bride and groom and we thank you for choosing to spend this important day with us!
We hope to see you again soon. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay as special as your last, please let us know!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We spent the last weekend in March @ Ponte Vineyard Inn ..The entire experience was as good as it gets @ any hotel in the world the arrival was very well done in terms of orientation and getting us including our English Lab settled and comfortable ..The food @the hotel was extraordinary in taste and presentation as was the food +wines @the adjacent winery ...The staff was attentive and very informed in regard to the entire Temecula valley and what is has to offer a visitor ....If You want the best accommodations available in terms of architecture ..setting.. And superb staff stay @ Ponte Vineyard Inn ..

Room Tip: Dog friendly on 1st floor with nice patios with views of the vineyard
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Hi 455StevenS,
Thank you for your great review of the hotel. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay and bring your dog with you! We hope you'll come back and stay again soon. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay as great as your last, please let us know.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The staff and service went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. My only concern is that on busy weekends, they do not have adequate dining facilities. If you don't make a seating reservation, you may be out of luck and have to leave the Ponte Winery to eat. The bar on Saturday night was at capacity and both restaurants were booked. We got on the waiting list and after 1.5 hours and were finally called for seating. That said, service and food were amazing once we had our table. I am glad to see they are doing well, but it would be so much better if the dining facilities accommodated all their guests.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Hi kspainhome,
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are glad you had a great time on your girls weekend and apologize for the wait on dinner. We highly recommend reservations to avoid long waits or being turned away and are looking into ways to accommodate more guests in our Restaurants without compromising on food quality or service. We hope you'll join us again soon!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My two friends and I do an annual "Girl's Weekend", flying in from all parts of the country, and last year we went to Ponte Vineyard Inn. I went back for one night the following month for a nearby wedding, as well. The Inn had literally just opened; there were still things being worked on, but it was lovely. We had a deluxe queen with balcony and the room was spacious and pristine. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, the food all around the estate is tasty (though at wine country prices). Only complaint was the music in the cellar lounge - it wasn't just not good, it was AWFUL. Hopefully they've worked that out by now. It was literally so bad it made us leave.
But as I said, rooms were lovely, the estate is beautiful with the tasting room, restaurant and winery tour next door and there are a couple wineries nearby you can walk to after you've gone to the Ponte tasting room, if you don't want to drive.

Room Tip: Ask for something overlooking the vineyard
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Hi justtojess,
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We hope you'll come back again and visit now that we've been open awhile. We have a variety of musicians playing in The Cellar Lounge, you can check our website for more information on what style we'll have on a given night.
Again, thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. If there is anything we can do to make your next stay special, please let us know!

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I should start by saying that if you can get a room cheap, take it - you will love it. When you are paying a premium though, it is a bit lacking.

The rooms are great. Fantastic views - great beds, given the size of the shower, I would have expected a larger shower head, but it is acceptable. My fiance was very happy with the toiletries - which were apparently a good brand. I have always hated the patronising nonsense about how hotels would love to "help the environment", by not giving you clean towels every day (Of course it has nothing to do with the cost of cleaning them?). This place goes on a little more than most, but not dreadfully so.

The cellar bar is nice, but closes at 10pm on weekday evenings, including Fridays. I was also a bit irritated to have to pay a reasonable amount for breakfast. Given the price of the room I really feel that should have been included. The staff serving breakfast were very nice, if not particularly quick That may have been the kitchens fault). That is with the exception of a truly obnoxious french waiter who at best ignored us and at worst was exceptionally rude. One hopes that he usually works in a non customer facing role!

Checkout is a rather early 11am, with checkin at 3. We were here for my brothers wedding (to be held on site) and they had promised him an early transfer to the bridal suite - this was not forthcoming and he had to keep his bride to be waiting, as he carried their bags between rooms.

The wedding went very well - service was superb and the food was amazing.

At breakfast the next morning however, my brother asked the restaurant staff if it would be possible to get some plates and a knife to give out some of the wedding cake. Without hesitation they said that they would need him to pay $5 per person...

This place has the potential to be amazing, but they really need to sort out a few serious issues when it comes to service.

Room Tip: Rooms are great, staff are the problem.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Hi robsaw,
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I apologize for your poor experience at breakfast, especially as it relates to the cake cutting fee. We have policies that apply to our weddings and banquets that should not have applied in this situation. We have taken measures to make sure that our associates are well informed and that this does not continue to be an issue. Also, The Cellar Lounge generally stays open until midnight on Friday evenings, and rarely closes at 10 p.m. during the week so we are looking into where this miscommunication took place. Again, thank you for this review. We truly appreciate the opportunity to be able to solve issues through guest feedback. If we are ever able to host you again, we are confident that we can help you leave satisfied with the value of the hotel.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Nearly new beautiful property in the heart of the local wine country, set in a vineyard. Excellently trained service oriented staff. Simple elegance. Modern conveniences, like an iphone charger.

Love the spanish architecture, courtyards, fountains, outdoor fireplaces. Very romantic getaway. Seems a great locale for a wedding.

The Hotel lobby restaurant is excellent...white table cloth elegance.

Worth its #1 rating.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank Cirenrets
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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Hello Cirenrets,
Thank you for your review of Ponte Vineyard Inn. We paid great attention to detail when we created the courtyard, gardens and fountains and it truly makes us happy to hear that our guests appreciate them! Thank you also for dining with us at Bouquet Restaurant. We hope you'll join us again soon.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Fabulous place to relax!! My daughter and I stayed at Ponte for two nights while visiting Temecula. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Temecula after our visit here! Staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The grounds were beautiful and well kept, but not overly manicured, (do not like to stay in a Disneyland atmosphere). We had a room at the back facing the vineyards and in the morning we walked through fields of grapevines and orange groves. The food was expensive but very good(this was true of all restaurants located at Temecula Wineries). We enjoyed visiting different wineries but both my daughter and I agreed that if we came back, we would spend most of our time at the Ponte Inn. Sitting on our patio we enjoyed the vista, seeing ducks, and rabbits, and listening to the frogs in the nearby pond.

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Amy L, Manager at Ponte Vineyard Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Hi BGildea,
We are so glad you were able to have a relaxing stay at the hotel. This time of year is the prettiest for our gardens and it also brings out the rabbits and ducks, which can be quite entertaining. We hope you'll stay with us the next time you come for an escape to the country!

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Address: 35001 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4008
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Location: United States > California > Temecula
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Temecula
Price Range: $195 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ponte Vineyard Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by over 300 acres of vineyard, Ponte Vineyard Inn is a four-diamond, mission-style boutique hotel located next to Ponte Winery and within walking distance to several neighboring wineries. Each of the Inn’s 60 finely-appointed rooms offer views from a private patio or balcony, and include complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat screen HDTV and other upscale amenities. Two spectacular Grand Suites boast 1,360 square-feet of space, including a fireplace, living room, dining room, fully-stocked wine and beverage refrigerator, butler’s pantry, master bath and built-in closet. ... more   less 
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