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
Beautiful views, tranquil environment, fabulous spa, delicious food, and rooms are lovely. A trip here never disappoints. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Not over run by children making it a nice retreat for adults. Can be difficult to get a seat in the bar area balcony.
What an amazing resort with top notch staff and amenities. The partnership with Mercedes was such a unique experience to have access to a full fleet of cars. The restaurant was spectacular and a beautiful setting.
We have stayed over the years at almost all of the luxury hotels in the Napa Valley but had never stayed at Auberge du Soleil. We are American Express platinum members and they are a partner. One of the benefits is a room upgrade. Upon check in we were told we were upgraded and no further upgrade could take place as the hotel was completely booked. Turns out we had the lowest category of room with a terrace and view into the parking lot to view our car. The hotel had extremely low occupancy which was confirmed by the spa who told us it was a very slow weekend. So they did not honor the AMEX program and were not accommodating. They could have given us a better experience with a nicer room.
PROS: lovely room decor with nice fireplace
Nicely equipped bathroom
No parking fee
CONS: Fitness room is tired and needs to be expanded and remodeled. 1 peloton bike and I am sure on a busy day many would want to use this
Spa also in need of remodel although the staff was wonderful and kind
Breakfast was nothing special and food was average.
Overall we were underwhelmed as we were hoping for a wonderful experience.
We went to have dinner and had a nice table on the terrace and had a wonderful view of the valley.
The food was great!
Highly recommended! After a long day visiting vineyards we had a relaxing time and more wine :)
This hotel is simply beautiful. We were going to try another hotel in the area since we had already been to this one but could not find one with the same luxury. The breakfast is complementary and taste amazing. Plus the views from the restaurants and rooms are breathtaking!