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Guide To Temecula's Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences in the US and is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. The Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002 offers the perfect entertainment combination for guests.The newly expanded Pechanga now offers 1,090 hotel rooms and suites; six retail shops; a championship 18-hole golf course; luxury, two-level spa; entertainment in the Pechanga Summit, Pechanga Theater and in the Comedy Club; a total of 20 bars and restaurants; a 200,000 square foot gaming floor; 274,500 square feet of meeting/event space; and a 4.5-acre resort pool complex with four pools and five spas.Pechanga Poker Room & Off-Track Betting (credit: Pechanga Resort Casino)

Gaming Overview
Rivaling top casinos in Las Vegas and around the world, take your chance inside the largest casino floor in California, totaling 188,000 sq. ft. The casino features over 4,600 slot machines, 154 tables games, a non-smoking poker room with a brand new off-track betting facility, an ultra-modern 700-seat bingo facility, the High Limit Salon and private gaming rooms.

At the Casino Tower, stay in one of their beautifully appointed and specious guest rooms, the Deluxe King Room or Deluxe Queen Room, a Spa Studio or a One-Bedroom or Two-Bedroom Suite. In their Resort Tower, choose between their Deluxe Room, Junior Suite or Corner Suite. Their new Corner Suite is the Resort's newest and most luxurious room featuring stunning views of the Journey at Pechanga golf course and pool complex as well as quartz countertops, indigenous and locally created artwork, halo-lit vanity mirrors, in-shower benches, and hand-held and rain dome shower heads, plus oversized soaking tubs.

From fine dining to casual dining to on-the-go fare, you will be sure to find something that everyone in your group will enjoy. From their featured Lobby Bar & Grill serving a flavorful fusion of American, Mexican and Asian-inspired fare, take a bite from one of their 13 restaurants featuring cuisine from across the globe. Make sure to swing by the AAA Four Diamond awarded Great Oak Steakhouse for the Resort's signature 32oz Long Bone Rib Eye and extensive wine list.

With a packed calendar of events from live music, plays, comedy, live boxing and other featured performances, you can be sure that Pechanga will keep you entertained. At the 1,200 seat Pechanga Theater, concerts, Broadway theatrical performances and musicals are scheduled throughout the year with a first-rate sound and lighting system. With showtimes Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, The Comedy Club introduces you to the comedy circuit's brightest stars, as well as the up-and-comers. At the Eagle's Nest and Nightclub, enjoy live music on the top floor of the hotel featuring craft cocktails and sweeping panoramic views of Temecula Wine Country.

Amenities & Activities
Consistently ranked among the nation's best public/resort courses, Journey at Pechanga is the Resort's par-72, links-style course. Offering breathtaking views of the Temecula Wine Country and the surrounding rolling hills, the picturesque course is open to the public along with hotel guests.

The Cove 
The Cove is a 4.5 acre resort-style pool complex and is Pechanga's latest addition, featuring three main pools and five spas, a 8,500 square foot main pool with a swim-up bar, and Baja ledge for chaise lounges, a beach entry family pool with two waterslides and a splash pad and a private VIP pool. Coveside Grill is a full-service restaurant tucked away at The Cove, serving up warm-weather treats such as homemade ice cream sandwiches, frozen grapes in champagne (or sprite for the kids), as well as salads, sandwiches, potato chip nachos, hummus and pita plates, and much more. This fresh fare can be eaten at the grill or served to you poolside. Cabanas are scattered throughout the oasis as well as areas for bocce ball, outdoor parties and small weddings. Just outside of The Cove is a 26,140 square foot lawn for events or gatherings.

Spa Pechanga
Treat yourself right at Spa Pechanga, a 25,000-square foot sanctuary of luxury, wellness and serenity. Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit in one of their 17 luxurious treatment rooms and relaxation areas with panoramic views of the surrounding hillside. Located between Journey & Resort Tower, choose from one of their signature treatments like The Waves of Sound Massage or the Great Oak Purification Body Ritual. Find your zen with one of their new yoga classes at the expanded fitness center held Saturdays and Sundays at 9am for yogis of all levels and are complimentary for spa guests who have purchased a spa treatment and for all hotel guests.

Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers restaurants, bars, travel, sports and other lifestyle topics. View his work at, or connect with him on Twitter: @JaroneAsh.

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