The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians’ officially opened March 3rd in front of the all-glass enclosed lobby, and kicked off a stunning weekend of concerts, firework displays and VIP parties that officially opened the Tribe’s $300 million resort expansion.
Now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast, Pechanga Resort Casino offers guests approachable luxury with subtle elements of the Tribe’s Native heritage woven into architectural and resort experiences. This major expansion added 568 AAA Four Diamond hotel rooms and suites, a 4.5-acre pool complex, two additional restaurants, a two-level luxury spa with fitness and yoga studio, and another 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the 40,000 square foot Pechanga Summit.
Here Are 10 Incredible Reasons To Head To Pechanga Resort Casino for a family staycation.
There is something for everyone in the family!
1. New Pechanga Hotel Rooms & Suites
Five new room types have been added to Pechanga’s lineup with the addition of its Resort Tower. The second tower complements the other 522 rooms and suites in the Casino Tower.
Disclosure: Thank you Pechanga Resort Casino for hosting my family at your beautiful resort. All opinions are my own.
We checked into our hotel room. The suite was bright and chic. The luxurious white comforters and beds were comfortable and cozy. An upscale shower greeted my eyes. Ahhh I think to myself, ” I needed this.” I lied on the bed, and ate some chocolate almonds. This place is great to disconnect and relax…
Check out our incredible view from our hotel room!
On Friday night comic Vince Carone was headlined at the Comedy Club. There is a great line up of shows, live performances, and comedians worth making a trip for. For a list of upcoming shows, visit the Pechanga website.
On night one we attended a welcome reception, “Taste of Pechanga” featuring foods from among Pechanga’s 13 delicious restaurants. We sampled the local wines, Craft Cocktails and Mocktails. There was a great variety for all foodie palates.
Juicy scallops, perfectly slices meats, and the fresh crisp salads were flavorful and delicious. I turned around to see Andrew try to stuff his pockets with chocolate strawberries and rice krispies. OMG this kid!
My daughter stood by an ice tea jug, “THIS IS BETTER THAN ANY STARBUCKS TEA IVE EVER TRIED!” The food options were wonderful and delicious. We were in a food coma after our sensational feast!
Lobby Bar & Grill
Here are some of our favorite food highlights during our stay…
- Breakfast at Blends Coffee & Wine Bar at Pechanga
- Breakfast/Brunch at Journey’s End
- Lunch at Coveside Grill (inside The Cove pool complex)
- Dinner at Lobby Bar & Grill
4. AMAZING Pool & Water Slides
We spent several hours at “The Cove” – Pechanga’s new 4 ½ acre pool complex. The pool and water attractions were a dream.
The waterpark is great for little ones too!
My son ripped of his shirt, and jumped into the pool. Andrew swam up to me, gave me a wet kiss, and thanked me for what he described as the “best trip ever.”
My son yelled, “GUYS THERE”S A WATER SLIDE! LETS GO!” The kids ran in sync towards the slides. They played for hours.
I ordered a cocktail, and worked on my tan. It was really nice…
5. Golf Course
Do you like to golf? If so, the golf course at Pechanga is incredible…
Kid golf lessons are available with a Pechanga PGA Instructor too!
My little guy was thrilled to meet and train with PGA Instructor Randy Chang. He was very patient, and took the time to explain the game to him.
After my son’s lesson, he felt like a pro!
6. Great Location For Private Parties
If you are planning a birthday party, wedding, bachelor or bachelorette party, or need a just cuz getaway. Pechanga is the ideal spot for this…
During our visit, I took a private tour with the staff to see the beautiful wedding sites, bride and groom ready rooms, group meeting breakout rooms and new Pechanga Summit event center.
7. Disconnect, Relax, and Rejuvenate At The New Spa
The new Spa Pechanga encompasses two levels connected with a beautiful spiral staircase. It features 17 treatment rooms, outdoor cabana massage services, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a dedicated spa pool and two indoor hydrotherapy pools, plus a hair and nail salon. The salon offers hair, nail, make-up and even a full suite of barbering services.
My daughter was thrilled to spend some quality time with her mama at the spa. We both got mani and pedis.
I felt refreshed after spending time at the gorgeous spa. The staff was upbeat, friendly, and professional.
The Spa pass gives guests access to the lounge with sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, and private spa pool and cabanas…
“Healing is integral throughout your journey here at Spa Pechanga. Our new menu items are designed to awaken and relieve the five senses after each treatment,” said Whitney Tabor, Spa Pechanga Manager. “The Pechanga tribe used native white sage to cleanse and purify the body, so we made sure that the white sage properties, as well as other native Pechanga plants and flora, are prevalent in the new treatments. They areorganic and fresh since you can find them right outside the door on tribal lands and most importantly, leave our guests refreshed and restored.”
New Spa Pechanga menu items include:
- Spicy & Icy Facial: An 80-minute facial designed to restore tired and sagging skin on the face and neck.This signature facial incorporates cinnamon, which reduces inflammation and a cooling ionic mask. Spicy & Icy takes you through warm and cold to induce blood vessels to expel impurities, leaving your skin firmer, glowing and radiant.
- Tandem Massage: Two therapists work in concert, mirroring each other’s movements across your back, neck, arms, legs and scalp to induce extreme relaxation and alleviate tension and soreness.
- Reflexology Foot Soak: This treatment provides relief to overworked ankles, legs and feet. A copper tub is filled with distilled water and healing stones to lift out impurities. Feet receive a 50 or 80-minute massage and reflexology treatment that can help ailments in other areas of the body. To finish, guests receive a balancing tea made from cleansing white sage leaves and other native plants.
Wakeup Yoga at Spa Pechanga (1 hour mixed levels)
If you need to stretch or get some exercise, Yoga class and a gym is available.
Location: Spa Pechanga Movement Studio inside of the Fitness Center
9. The Casino
For those of you that like to gamble, hit the slots and the tables!
10. Explore Temecula & Local Excursions
During our stay we took a wonderful ballon ride with, ” A Grape Escape.” The views of the vineyards left me breathless.
Other fun things to do in Temecula:
- Wine Tasting
- Balloon Ride
- Visit Old Town Temecula
Our staycation at Pechanga Resort Casino was memorable. I would definitely return with family and friends. There was something for everyone in my family. The staff was incredible, and the hotel accommodations surpassed my overall expectations. We can’t wait to return for another fabulous getaway!
Pechanga Resort + Casino (45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA, 92592)
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Pronunciation: Pechanga is pronounced “Pe-CHONG-ah”