— HOTELS IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA — “Sunshine through the mist” is what the valley’s first residents named Temecula Valley. The Luiseño Indians of the Pechanga Band were the first residents. It wasn’t until the 1900s that roads finally made it to the valley and opened it up to the rest of the world. Thank goodness. Temecula Valley today is one of the most beautiful, verdant wine regions in Southern California.