From the sprawling vineyards and quaint clusters of shops to the best restaurants and bars, Napa is worthy exploring over a long, slow weekend. Luckily, there are hotels and inns for every occasion, whether you're scoping out the best Napa Valley wineries, exploring the wineries in Sonoma, or just looking for some R&R. Check out our guide to the best Napa hotels and prepare to fall in love with Wine Country.
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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 surrounding valley, 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.
The epitome of Wine Country elegance, this hillside resort offers a collection of sun-drenched rooms and suites, each featuring French doors opening onto private terraces, cozy fireplaces, complimentary mini-bars, Nespresso machines, valley views, and private soaking tubs for two. Located just minutes from renowned wineries such as Quintessa, Frog’s Leap, Chappellet and Caymus, the hotel's Silverado Trail location offers the perfect balance of convenience and seclusion for wine connoisseurs. The Michelin-starred restaurant is renowned for its brunch, 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, 24-hour room service, and picnic baskets prepared upon request for outings—though at this hotel, we'd be tempted to stay in.
This Yountville hotel is within walking distance to Redd (popular for afternoon cocktails as well as the tasting menu) and dangerously close to Ad Hoc and Addendum, Thomas Keller’s upscale fried chicken popup. The luxurious, chic rooms offer large bathrooms with soaking tubs and canopy beds ... although you might be more interested in staying outside. The grounds offer a tranquil setting with beautifully manicured gardens, outdoor spaces with fireplaces, and a beautiful pool lined with cypress trees (and candle-lit lanterns at night). The hotel also features complimentary wine tastings in the lobby, a luxurious spa, and a house car to take you to dinner in the unlikely event you have dinner plans outside of Yountville.
This uber-green, eco-chic hotel is Platinum LEED certified, but rest assured you won’t sacrifice comfort or style at this luxury resort. Located in the center of downtown Yountville, you’ll be steps from all of the fine dining the town has to offer. Visit Bardessono’s farm-to-table restaurant Lucy (and don't miss the on-site gardens). If you feel like staying in, enjoy spa treatments or relaxing at the rooftop pool. All of the hotel’s 62 serene rooms are designed for in-room spa services. Carbon-fiber bicycles are available for a ride through the neighboring vineyards (tip: head down Yount Mill Road for a peaceful ride between vineyards and pastures). As you might expect, the hotel is pet-friendly and 100% smoke-free.
Solage Calistoga, an Auberge resort, is located in the northern Napa Valley town of Calistoga, famous for its quirky culture and mud baths. This luxurious escape offers guests spacious and comfortable rooms, a casual (and relatively affordable) Michelin-starred restaurant, unique spa experiences (including mud and mineral water therapies) and complimentary bikes to cruise the surrounding hillsides. Calistoga is the warmest part of Napa, so the enormous pool is a highlight of the property. In addition to the numerous wineries near the hotel, nearby Napa Valley State Park offers beautiful hiking trails. The hotel also offers a yoga and wellness studio with complimentary classes, bocce ball courts, and special pet beds.
On the hilly border of Napa and Sonoma, this sprawling resort offers luxury private cottages, complete with an outdoor shower and deck. The vibe at this family-friendly resort manages to be sophisticated and relaxed at the same time. Extensive on-site dining options include Farm Restaurant, the Boon Fly Cafe (their warm doughnuts and Bloody Marys are highly recommended), and a general store stocked with wine and picnic supplies.The resort has two pools, the adult-only pool having stunning vineyard views for ultimate relaxation. Stroll through the on-site culinary gardens or take advantage of the complimentary bike rentals for a sunset ride through the vineyards. Additional amenities include an award-winning spa, a 3,000-square foot fitness center, 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 fire pit and fill your outdoor tub. Yes, we said outdoor tub. If you never want to leave, you don’t have to; the resort offers ownership opportunities.
This modern and sophisticated hotel, built around a Mediterranean courtyard, is located in Downtown Yountville, the epicenter of Napa Valley dining. The hotel’s 20 rooms include private patios, heated bathroom floors, espresso machines, rain showers, and more. Start your day out with a complimentary continental breakfast before heading out for a day of wine tasting. Located steps from Napa Valley’s famed French Laundry and several winery tasting rooms, this is the ideal hotel for the die-hard foodie. A sunny outdoor pool area offers a hot tub and cabanas, and the on-site Redd Wood restaurant dishes out phenomenal pizzas and pastas (and fantastic cocktails!). It’s definitely worth a stop, even if you’re not staying on the property.
Downtown Napa is exploding with new bars, restaurants, and tasting rooms. The Westin Verasa Napa is the perfect base to explore Napa’s newest hot spots. Just steps from Oxbow Public Market and the brand new Culinary Institute of America at COPIA, guest rooms at this modern hotel range from standard hotel rooms to deluxe suites complete with kitchens. After a day exploring the town and nearby wineries, grab a glass of wine at the complimentary happy hour in the lobby, and relax at the hotel's pool overlooking the mountains before heading to dinner. On-site Michelin-starred restaurant La Toque offers incredible tasting menus and of course, world-class wines. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there are dozens of top-notch Downtown Napa restaurants within walking distance. Make sure to grab breakfast at the Model Bakery, just down the street, and skip the lines at the much busier Gott’s Roadside up-valley by getting your burger fix in town.
This Luxury Collection hotel is one of the newest hotels to open in Napa Valley. Built around a century-old white mansion on a beautiful property, landscaped with abundant magnolia trees, the hotel features an outdoor heated pool with cabanas, a pool bar, spa, fitness center, and Acacia House restaurant, the newest offering from celebrity chef Chris Cosentino (be sure to try the margarita!). Six guest rooms are located on the upper floor of the historic Acacia House. The hotel is located next door to the famed Beringer Winery and lies within quick walking distance to luxury shopping and dining in downtown St. Helena.
Charlie Palmer purchased this iconic St. Helena property in 2014, giving the hotel’s dining offerings a major upgrade. On-site restaurant Harvest Table features fresh, local ingredients from Wine Country farms, and a daily, complimentary breakfast is included with your stay. In addition to the hotel’s culinary offerings, this secluded retreat features two pools, vineyard view rooms, discounted access to Chardonnay golf club, and a special cigar program, all on beautifully landscaped grounds. An ethereal spa includes massages, facials, exfoliation, treatments and more. Centrally located in St. Helena, this property is walking distance from renowned food and wine destinations like Dean and Deluca and Hall Winery.