Pechanga Resort and Casino
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 76%Green Travelers
- 76%Family Travelers
- 73%Luxury Travelers
- 73%Nightlife Lovers
- 73%Local Culture
Member Reviews (12)
- Pechanga Resort and CasinoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Dec 17, 2013
If your looking for A nightlife in Temecula, you have roughly 3 options: the Mall, Old town, or this Place. Great place to gamble, hang out with friends, enjoy a show or two, and dance the night away.
- Pechanga Resort and CasinoMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 1Jul 04, 2013
Lucky be a lady tonight! I use to love watching the original Pechanga commercial staring MY MAN Frank Sinatra's song. If you ever have the thirst for a real hotel and casino experience similar to Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe, go to Pechanga. Located in the IE near where the 15 meets the 215 freeway. Normally, you will probably will never go to Temecula. If you don't want to drive to Vegas, stop by this diamond in the desert.
Poker room is intense. This is the only poker room I've ever seen that was filled with hardcore poker fans, besides Commerce casino. It is a large open area upstairs with TVs all the way around plus one big projector in the middle that shows Monday Night Football games. On weekdays, there is usually a tournament or special promotion going on. Like "Rack Attack" where a table is picked at random and $100 is added in the poker pot each hour. There are also high hand drawings for money. As you can tell I've spent some time "working" here funding my college lifestyle back in the day. I highly recommend getting a rewards card because you get about dollar per hour in rewards playing poker (probably higher comps for slots and other table games). You can use the comps to easily buy food or items at Pechanga, maybe get a free room. The food and service in the poker room is excellent and inexpensive, so you never have to get up. You can also get free soda, water, and coffee (not alcohol). So enjoy a free drink with your poker game or meal.
The Casino floor is easily the size of large lodge hotel in Lake Tahoe. You may get lost. If you were to find this casino by accident, you cannot tell this is an Indian Casino. This place blows Kid-go, I mean Morongo out of the water! Pechanga is 21 and over so no babies. I like how the poker room is upstairs across from The Silk Club, so you can have a nice "view" while waiting for your poker table. The upstairs is very colorful with columns that change colors every few minutes. This oval shaped walkway has elegant staircases that looked down at a bar/ lounge area. This part looks amazing, at least to me. Its like a watering whole for bar hoppers and clubbers. So, while your girl shakes her money maker you can join the men in the poker room. Ladies also welcome in the poker room. Don't worry men are use to losing there money, so dress up in your best outfit and put amateur poker players to shame!
There are also a lot of fine dining areas. I have not had a chance to try many of them. I like Kelsey's, you can read my review. There is also a Food Court area if you look carefully. Its a bit hidden. The food is good better than Morongo. If you are cheap, after the food court hit up Eagle's Lounge on the top of the hotel. Its a bar and lounge with a small dance area and no cover charge, so its FREE! High recommend! See you there and Lucky be a Lady tonight!
- Pechanga Resort and CasinoJul 05, 2012
I like this Casino. As far as California Casinos go, this might actually be one of my favorites. It's big, it's got plenty of gaming, food, and even a club. They have a great big poker room, and of course awesome hotel rooms. So why wouldn't you like this place?
It's got new games I've never seen before, craps with cards, whoa. I've won and I've lost, but I've always had a good time doing it.
- Pechanga Resort and CasinoMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I was really disappointed in Pechanga having been to Native American casinos in the midwest and been able to actually walk through without coughing up a lung from the smoke. We've been here twice and both times you have to walk through smoke filled areas to get to the non-smoking areas. We wouldn't have come the second time if it weren't obligatory for my wife's work holiday party. The slot machines don't use coins as I discovered after I bought a roll of quarters from the cashier and then learned that you need a voucher to play them. The food that we tried was "average" - so much so that I can't even remember which place we ate at. Pechanga needs to truly separate the non-smoking area with a separate entrance or something. YMMV
Poor348 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for golfers.
- Guests think this is a wonderful family hotel.
- Hotel Building94% said the facilities were very new.
- Location87% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Room85% said the beds were comfortable.
- Food81% loved the dining experience.
- Hotel75% thought it was clean.
- Ambiance74% were fond of the entertainment options.