Temecula Valley, Southern California, USA with a view looking over the wine country in Temecula Valley showing new and older vineyards, wineries, and homes all peacefully nestled in front of the mountains in Southern California.
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Temecula: our favorite places to stay

Updated by Dianne Titos on February 27 2024

If you are looking for a super scenic stopover, with renowned wineries and historic sites then a visit to Temecula is a must. It's hard to think of a more picturesque place to stay for a night or two than in the heart of wine country.

From taking to the skies on a bucket-list balloon ride, visiting world-class wineries including Bella Vista Cilurzo and Maurice Car'rie estates or wandering through Old Town Temecula, you won't want to leave. But with great places to stay, whatever your budget, you won't have to!

Read on for our favorite places to stay from each category below, or click the links to skip to the hotel type you're looking for:

Where should I stay in Temecula?

Our favorite hotels in Temecula are all shown on the map below.

Click the icons to see each hotel's name, its category, and a quick link that takes you straight to more information further down the page.

Our favorite luxury hotel in Temecula

Why not add even more sparkle to your visit and consider a stay at one of the more luxurious hotels in Temecula? Here you can expect an exclusive experience with high-end comfort and style, for a unique and memorable visit.

Domaine Chardonnay

'The Elegant One'

📍 33810 Madera De Playa Drive, Temecula, CA 92592, United States

A stay at Domaine Chardonnay in Temecula offers a luxurious experience, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and landscapes and the charm of wine country hospitality,

Inside the ‘Barrel Room’ ay Domaine Chardonnay, with luxury bedroom and lounge area overlooking vineyards
Stunning rooms at Domaine Chardonnay are ready to greet you, with private terraces and vineyard views.

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Why we love staying at Domaine Chardonnay

Domaine Chardonnay provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of Temecula's wine country. Here are some reasons we love this hideaway.

  • Exceptional four-star B&B, with impeccable service and style
  • Gorgeous outdoor terrace and lounges to take in the view
  • A bicycle rental service to explore the local area, plus cycling and walking tours
  • Wide range of wellness packages available to unwind and get rejuvenated on-site

What is there to do close to Domaine Chardonnay?

Domaine Chardonnay couldn't be closer to some of the most visited Temecula attractions and wineries. Here are some of our favorite local places to visit.

  1. Bella Vista Cilurzo Vineyard & Winery - Renowned winery offering tours and tastings.
  2. A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure - Experience breath taking views of Temecula in a hot air balloon.
  3. Maurice Car'rie Winery & Vineyards - Known for wine tasting experiences and stunning grounds.
  4. Mount Palomar Winery - While primarily a winery, it offers picturesque views and tranquil setting.

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Our favorite boutique hotel in Temecula

Ensure your visit to Temecula is packed with even more local culture and charm with a stay at an extraordinary boutique and luxurious hotel. This will make your stay feel more special and tailored, and one you'll be keen to repeat!

Gaia Inn & Spa

'The Relaxing One'

📍 34290 Calle Vista, Temecula, CA 92592, United State

You wont want to leave the incredible Gaia Inn & Spa, ideal if you are looking to relax and soak in scenic beauty in a peaceful, unforgettable setting.

Large interior of bedroom at Gaia Inn and Spa, with wooden furnishings, log burner and modern decor
Gaia Inn & Spa is the perfect retreat to relax and reenergise when you visit Temecula.
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Why we love staying at Gaia Inn & Spa

Staying at Gaia Inn & Spa, an adults-only escape, promises a luxurious experience. Here is why else we recommend this hotel.

  • Stylish contemporary décor and luxurious resort-style lounges and terrace.
  • Stunning outdoor pool with spacious cabanas and spa for relaxation.
  • Sit back in the jacuzzi and enjoy the sun set
  • Re-energise with a complimentary breakfast to enjoy on the terrace.

What is there to do close to Gaia Inn & Spa?

If you can prise yourself away from the incredible surroundings of Gaia Inn & Spa then there is plenty to explore. Here are some favorites.

  1. Temecula Valley Museum - Learn about the history and culture of the region.
  2. Old Town Temecula - A vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and historical sites.
  3. De Portola Wine Trail - A renowned trail featuring multiple wineries.
  4. Cielo Balloons - Offers hot air balloon rides over Temecula's Wine Country.

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Our favorite budget hotel in Temecula

There are many wonderful places to visit during a stay in Temecula, so it's worth making your budget stretch - although that doesn't mean you have to have to stay anywhere less fancy. There are some great cost conscious options to consider. Keep reading for our favorite.

Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula

'The Convenient One'

📍 28190 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA 92590, United States

Stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula and the year-round pool, pretty terrace and complimentary breakfast are anything but basic.

Entrance sign across archway to Old Town Temecula, with shops and gardens in the background
Make sure to visit the interesting, historic, Old Town Temecula during your stay.
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Why we love staying at Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula

Staying at Hampton Inn & Suites in Temecula offers a great stopover, with added extras, but no large price tag. Here are some other great reasons to stay.

  • Outdoor swimming pool, with pretty terrace and loungers
  • State-of-art fitness center and jacuzzi to unwind
  • Free breakfast includes make your own waffles - what a start to the day!
  • Walking distance to Old Town and other top attractions

What is there to do close to Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula?

The Hampton Inn & Suites is in a great location close to many top sites in Temecula. Here are some top attractions close by.

  1. Old Town Temecula - A vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and historical sites.
  2. Temecula Duck Pond - Serene and picturesque spot, perfect for leisurely walks.
  3. Vindemia Estate Winery - Family-owned winery known for its European vibes, valley views, and intimate wine tastings.
  4. Sam Hicks Monument Park - Local park provides a peaceful outdoor setting.

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Our favorite family-friendly hotel in Temecula

If you are bringing the whole family along to visit Temecula then you are in for a wonderful time. There are plenty of great attractions and resorts that have the whole family in mind. Keep reading to see which we recommend.

Carter Estate Winery & Resort

'The Tranquil One'

📍 34450 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591, United States

A stay at Carter Estate Winery & Resort provides a mix of relaxation and indulgence in California's wine country, and a perfect spot for all the family to enjoy.

View across Carter Estate Winery & Resort, with chairs and table with wine and treats in the forefront
You are in for a treat with a stay at impressive Carter Estate Winery & Resort.
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Why we love staying at Carter Estate Winery & Resort

Carter Estate Winery & Resort in Temecula is a must-visit for its luxurious accommodation, breath taking views, and wine tasting for the grown-ups! Here are some other reasons to stay.

  • Outdoor swimming pool, with terrace, loungers, and sublime views
  • Delicious dining at the Vineyard Grill restaurant, with seating poolside
  • Enjoy a warm welcome, with tasty treats like fresh cookies on arrival
  • Tasting room offers deluxe sit-down wine tasting of local awarded wines.

What is there to do close to Carter Estate Winery & Resort?

If you are bringing your family along to Temecula then it doesn't need to be just wineries on the itinerary. Here are some other top finds.

  1. Flower Hill Park - Ideal for family picnics and outdoor relaxation.
  2. Butterfield Stage Park - Vibrant community park, featuring playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas.
  3. Peltzer Family Cellars - Family-owned winery has traditional winemaking alongside family-friendly events.
  4. Temecula Carriage Company - Experience Temecula's charm with elegant horse-drawn carriage rides.
  5. Serena Hills Park - Ideal for leisurely strolls and children's playtime.

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