Napa's scenery—its sprawling vineyards and quaint clusters of shops, restaurants and bars—make the county a prime bed and breakfast spot. Honeymoon territory, some might call it. But there are hotels and inns for every occasion here, whether you're visiting with a group of friends, taking a family trip or on a romantic getaway with a partner. We narrowed down the best Napa hotels for your trip—all you need to do is pack a suitcase.
Best Napa hotels
Meadowood isn't just a hotel—it's a destination, a place you savor during your stay. Were it not for the must-see wineries in the Napa surrounds, we wouldn't blame you for staying on the Meadowood property during your entire visit. The luxury hotel offers cottages and suites in a forest setting, along with a Michelin-starred restaurant, afternoon wine tastings and a breathtaking pool. The Meadowood Spa is just as stunning, but don't expect to be in and out after a quick 30-minute massage. Treatments range from a ninety-minute facial to a five-and-a-half-hour experience, which includes exfoliation, massage, facial, scalp treatment and more.
Stay in your own private cottage (sophisticated, not rustic), complete with an outdoor shower and deck, at this kid and pet-friendly hotel tucked into the pastoral Carneros wine region. It's honestly more like a tiny village, with three full-service restaurants, two pools (one adult-only, one kid-friendly), a general store stocked with wine, picnic fare and souveneirs, an award-winning spa, 3,000-square foot fitness center, shopping boutique, complimentary bike rental and a "town square" offering bocce ball courts and a large outdoor lounge area. There are extra touches to make your stay even more comfortable, such as WiFi throughout the property, complimentary fitness classes and a fireside butler to light your firepit and fill your outdoor tub. Yes, we said outdoor tub.
Is it a hotel, or a collection of cottages in the Shire? Harvest Inn has created its own world with 78 rooms in five secluded clusters, all surrounded by gorgeous, well-kept lawns and gardens—including the hotel's unique sculpture garden. Choose your own adventure with one of Harvest Inn's themed neighborhoods: The Grove (quaint cottages), The Manor (English Tudor style rooms), The Vineyard (romantic rooms with private jacuzzis), The Fountain (contemporary suites) and The Harvest Loft (located above Harvest Inn's restaurant, Harvest Table). Wherever you stay, you'll be able to enjoy pools, hot tubs, discounted access to Napa's Chardonnay Golf Course and an ethereal spa that includes massages, facials, exfoliation and more treatments.
If the majority of your Napa Valley trip is focused around Yountville—and the world-class restaurants that inhabit it—North Block Hotel is one of the best places to spend the night (and maybe the day, too). Modern and sophisticated with a slight Mediterranean aesthetic, the hotel boasts 20 rooms with private patios, heated bathroom floors, espresso machines, rain showers and more. A sunny outdoor pool area offers a hot tub and cabanas, while the on-site spa can make you feel like a million bucks with exfoliations, massages and scrubs. North Block's Italian restaurant Redd Wood dishes out phenomenal pizzas and housemade pastas—you know, in case you couldn't get a reservation at the French Laundry down the street.
El Bonita is a unique (and affordable!) option for folks who don't mind a motel set-up. The building started as a religious retreat in the 1940s, was an art deco motel in the 1950s and today offers updated rooms and amenities including breakfast on a quaint stone patio, a heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna, free wifi and two acres of lush gardens. Read carefully when choosing your room and be sure to pick one with a whirlpool bathtub and heated floors. The property is simple and no-frills compared to surrounding hotels, but it's close to nearby wineries, and the money you save on lodging can be spent on wine.
This uber-green and pet-friendly hotel is Platinum LEED certified (read: very environmentally friendly). An underground geothermal system heats and cools the guest rooms, the spa and the domestic hot water supply; and hidden on the flat rooftops are 940 solar panels that provide significant amounts of the hotel’s electrical demand. The property boasts 62 guest rooms, each designed for in-room spa services, as well as a local and farm-to-table restaurant, rooftop pool, on-site produce gardens, carbon-fiber bicycles for borrowing and artisan-crafted coffee freshly brewed each morning.
The Westin Verasa Napa can be found in the heart of downtown Napa, just steps from Oxbow Public Market and some of our favorite restaurants and bars. Rooms range from traditional and utilitarian to deluxe suites, while the RunWESTIN program encourages guests to stay in shape during their visit with a guided group run, running maps and New Balance gear lending. After a day exploring the town (and drinking wine, of course), relax at the hotel's heated saltwater pool or indulge in a spa treatment—the Westin's partner spa down the street offers Swedish and deep tissue massages. For dinner, Michelin-starred La Toque will round out your stay with a selection of incredible tasting menus and world-class wines.
Napa Vineyard House looks like any other quaint cottage on the St. Helena Highway; painted white and flanked by vineyards and gravel roads, the exterior doesn't conjure up luxury or romance. But inside, a quiet sanctuary materializes in the form of one of the inn's three types of suites: Signature, Deluxe or Premium. Soundproof windows keep out any passing noise from the highway, a luxurious bed results in quite possibly the best sleep you've ever had, and heated floors in the bathroom lend a resort-like quality to the place. There's also WiFi, a gas fireplace and coveted L'Occcitane products. The best part? A full Bouchon breakfast lands on your front door every morning, and includes freshly squeezed orange juice, decadent pastries and a bowl of fresh fruit. It's enough to make you want to move in for good.
This hillside inn, opened in 1985, offers a collection of sun- and earth-toned rooms and suites, each featuring French doors opening onto private terraces, cozy fireplaces and private soaking tubs for two. The restaurant here boasts back-to-back Michelin stars, and the uber-luxurious spa is modeled after a centuries-old monastery. Even the swimming pool is special, as the centerpiece of "La Plage," an outdoor living room strewn with oversized chaises and gauze-draped canopies over comfy daybeds. There's a sizeable fitness center (with free classes on weekend mornings), 24-hour room service, and picnic baskets prepared upon request for outings—though at this hotel, we'd be tempted to stay in.
Solage Calistoga offers guests comfortable rooms, a Michelin star restaurant, unique spa experiences (think mud and mineral water therapies) and complimentary bikes to cruise the surrounding hillsides. There's a 130-foot pool to lounge in, a yoga and wellness studio offering complimentary classes, two bocce ball courts and a Pet Program for furry friends. The hotel has partnered with Mercedes Benz, so if you'd like to cruise in style during your stay, you can choose from three luxury cars on offer.