Fodor's Expert Review Carter Estate Winery and Resort

34450 Rancho California Rd. , Temecula, California, 92591 , USA

Enter by way of a long driveway lined with olive trees, past the automatic gates, and suddenly you’re in a Mediterranean-inspired neighborhood of freestanding bungalows that overlook the vineyards and mountains. Exquisitely designed in hues of white, cream, and royal blue, each bungalow has a lounge area, fireplace, and enormous marble bathroom. The pool, room service, and tasting room (tastings $25) give little need to leave this pleasant property, but, if you want to explore South Coast Winery Resort, the neighboring sister property, a complimentary shuttle transports guests to their spa, gym, and restaurant; charges can be signed back to your room at Carter Estate.

PROS

  • welcome bottle of wine
  • pool-side restaurant
  • use of facilities at South Coast Winery Resort
  • all rooms have vineyard views with patio
  • complimentary in-room breakfast

CONS

  • slow Wi-Fi
  • breakfast not included
  • rose gardens attract bees
  • no on-site restaurant

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 844-851–2138

HOTEL DETAILS

60 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast