Auberge Du Soleil, An Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Overlooking vineyards, and terraces on which to enjoy the panoramic view
- Truly attentive and helpful staff
- Michelin-recommended restaurant
What To Know
- Take a spin with the resort’s Mercedes-Benz test-drive program
- Sculptures on the Auberge’s garden walk are available for sale through the I. Wolk Gallery
- Children 15 and under are not permitted
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This resort, spread over a series of villas dotting a verdant hillside, hangs its hat on service, and no sooner are you through the gate than a phalanx of attendants greets you, whisks away your bags and hands you a glass of wine. The hospitality team is everywhere, and, with their neat tennis whites and caps, they give the resort a country club vibe. In the main building housing the restaurant and a more casual bar, recently updated interiors bring a bright, rich look reminiscent of a secluded Côte d’Azur retreat. The sexy pool — dubbed La Plage — maintains that mood, with comfy chaises, gauze-draped day beds and stunning Valley views.
Bed & Bath
Guestrooms — villa-like units, really — continue the theme of pampered indulgence with designer Michael Taylor infusing sunny California style with a taste of Provence. All the comforts of home, if only home were this comfortable, are here: Wood and natural fabrics dominate the warm, earth-tone decor; French doors open to private terraces; and the soaking tub in the spa-style bathroom is built for two. There’s plenty of room to stretch out on plush couches and enjoy the crackle of the fireplace, which takes the chill off a cool Napa night.
One of the most spectacular features of the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is the view of the valley afforded by an alfresco meal, though it would be hard to overshadow the food itself. Under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Curry, the famed Napa Valley restaurant has earned back-to-back Michelin stars for farm-fresh fare paired with the Valley’s finest wines. The on-site spa offers a full range of relaxing treatments in a tranquil location overlooking the sculpture walk, a joy unto itself. After dark, the landscaped walkways of the Auberge take on a life of their own with strategically lit trees and sculptures standing out in the darkness and guiding you along the labyrinthine walkways.
In the Area
There are five Michelin stars in nearby Yountville. The French Laundry takes credit for three of them, and Bouchon and the California cuisine of Redd have each been awarded one. Oenophiles should indulge in a private tour and tasting of the Domaine Chandon vineyard. Pair steaks at Press with some of the big reds from the all-Napa wine list, or explore some of the more rare and interesting local vinos in the 10,000-bottle wine cellar, which creates the opportunity for vertical tastings going back to the 1960s. For a truly unique experience, visit the historic Inglenook, one of the oldest consistently operational wineries in the area (formerly Inglenook Chateau, which was built in late 1800s, then purchased by the Coppola family in the 1970s and fully restored); it offers tours, a museum and tastings in its wine cave.
How to Get There
Returned from celebrating my 50th birthday in Napa. Great hotel, all staff are accommodating and helpful. The concierge helped us 4 times and was very helpful each time. Our queen, queen room was clean, big and had a great view. The fireplace was much needed on the cold, rainy night when we arrived! The heated pool, hot tubs and nature walk with art was all great. Yountville with many restaurants is about 15 minutes away - Mumm, Rutherford and Quintessa wineries are very close. This is definitely a ‘rest and relaxation’ gem with wineries, restaurants and other activities not far away.
My partner and I had our wedding here on March 23rd. We also stayed on property. This is one of the best resorts I have stayed at. The location, the property, the room, the restaurant and more importantly, the staff. Other resorts around the world could learn from Auberge! They certainly know how to deliver a first class experience. Our wedding planning was stress free from the beginning to the end. Thanks to Jamie Lagoyda and her entire staff! We cannot wait to return to celebrate our first year anniversary!
Very secluded spread out hotel, interesting design. Excellent location for everything. Top service and room quality is best in class. Very private feel, staff is truly wonderful. Worth every penny, the Napa establishments treat you well too when they know you are staying here and the concierge takes amazing care to ensure you are happy and well planned! Makes sure you eat at the restaurant, the food is exceptional.
This hotel effortlessly straddles the line of indoor and outdoor beauty. It’s so amazing to come back to your room and not feel trapped by 4 wallls. You can continue to enjoy the Napa climate by sitting on your private balcony and admiring the lush landscape, or if you are lucky enough to book a suite (so it !) you can enjoy outdoor showers and bubble baths galore. I will have a hard time staying anywhere else on my next visit to Napa.
For the third time, my husband and I splurged on a getaway to Auberge de Soleil, and it is a splurge. This is one escape that never disappoints and is worth every dollar. Impeccably clean, expertly designed room, views, amenities, and kind, diligent service, There are hotel items that are often rare but are the norm here: no additional costs of stocked mini bar; fresh fruit in room; lovely fireplace, spacious room; incredibly comfortable bed and pillows, roomy bath and closet; help with every detail; complimentary use of the mercedes of your choice while there, and more.