Palomar Inn

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Dating back to the 1920’s, this historic inn formerly served as sleeping quarters for travellers between the major towns such as San Diego and Los Angeles. The hotel features a whole assortment of memorabilia, such as a phoenix totem hanging over the hotel entrance to bring good luck. Alas, this is only a story, as the place was inundated during the floods of 1993. However, there are plentiful ghost stories about the place to make up for the lack of lucky charms. Guests have reportedly heard arguing voices and gunshots emanating from an empty hallway, while two women cleaning an upstairs suite fled in terror after encountering the apparition of a man in an old-fashioned suit.

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Geographic Information

28522 Old Town Front Street
Temecula, CA
United States

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33.4949938, -117.15049340000002
Riverside County, California
Nearest Towns:
Temecula, CA (0.2 mi.)
Murrieta Hot Springs, CA (4.6 mi.)
Murrieta, CA (5.5 mi.)
Rainbow, CA (5.9 mi.)
Fallbrook, CA (10.0 mi.)
Wildomar, CA (10.4 mi.)
Sedco Hills, CA (13.0 mi.)
Bonsall, CA (14.9 mi.)
Canyon Lake, CA (14.9 mi.)
Lakeland Village, CA (14.9 mi.)


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  1. My Gf and i arrive today to temecula, we ask for vacancy without know anything about this hotel…a girl in the local downstairs booked us, all was empty. We stay less
    Than 2 hours before we get scared. I was in the bathroom
    When i Heard some people making noise.. No one was in the hotel except us, we explore and take pictures, short story we See those picture and we Run rigor Away to other hotel were we are now. Wow..

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