For couples who enjoy gambling, great food, golf and blissing out together at a spa together, Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula is the place to be. It has it all. A recent two-night stay at this warm and personable property proved perfect for an quick and restful escape. It was like celebrating Valentine’s Day early and should be on your do list if you’re looking for romantic getaway on February 14.
Our suite was spectacular with a mesmerizing view of the mountains and golf course. The staff, every one we encountered was hospitable, and the food at breakfast, lunch and dinner amazing. But the icing on the cake was an afternoon of treatments at the attractively-designed spa.
We each started the afternoon with steam baths in the separate men’s and women’s areas which are stocked with cosmetics, lockers, showers, and saunas. Then we met up in the cozy lounge where we sipped some tea and nibbled on dried apricot and nuts before our estheticians escorted us to their treatments rooms. My masseuse was Mika whose hands knew what they were doing to relieve aches, pain and stress. To say she’s amazing with her technique is putting it mildly. While I succumbed to Mika’s talented touch for 50 minutes, Richard had an equally satisfying massage from Kathy, whom he raved about.
Next we both had facials, mine with Ami who performed an anti-aging (or reduce the signs thereof) oxygen treatment that included microdermabrasion, scalp massage and the administering of GM Collins skincare products that made my skin glow. Richard had the Gentlemen’s Facial from Delfina and came out looking rested and rejuvenated; he was more than pleased with the performance and didn’t even complain as usual about the extractions because he said she was so gentle.
Both treatments back-to-back were as good as it gets, we were too blissed out to pop. But I had one way service, a Shellac nail polish that was a perfect ending to a spa day. From there it was up to the suite followed by a fabulous dinner (you can catch my restaurant reviews plus a full report on Pechanga soon on my LATravel Diva Examiner page.
Spa services at Pechanga are competitively-priced from $95 for a Signature Massage (50 minutes) to $155 for the Signature Facial.
Pechanga, which boasts the largest California casino, pool, fitness center and 11 restaurants, is located at 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA, (about a 1 1/2 to two-hour drive from Los Angeles)877-711-2Win.
FYI: a mega-spa is on the horizon and is expected to open in 2016 at Pechanga.