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
We booked this gorgeous property because it was an adults-only resort and was situated on the doorstep of our favourite vineyards (Stag’s Leap, Caymus, Mondavi are all within a 10 minute scenic drive). The rooms are beautifully appointed and the pool area is stunning. The food is out of this world and they have an excellent gym with a Peleton bike to work it off. We loved our stay in Bandol 3, and cannot wait to return for a future annivesary.
Quality of service was terrible and made me and my family feel like we were not wanted there. At check in I was told my baby was not allowed on any part of the common areas of the hotel and she was so mad when I asked for a pack and play for the room. I expect 5 star service when I booked here and I received 2 stars. No one greets you and I had to request items 2-3 times before they were actually brought to the room.
The hotel is settled between two mountains and overlooks the valley. The rooms are spacious (with a fireplace!) and beautiful. We had coffee on the patio each morning. The staff is friendly and helpful with any requests or questions about the area. Only ate breakfast on site, and it was absolutely amazing! We will be back!!! I'm not sure we can top this property in Napa!
This resort has amazing views, great staff, and fantastic location near many wineries. We will definitely be staying here again when we return to Napa! Also, check out the Mercedes program where you can drive 1 of several new Mercedes free of charge.
Amazing, from the second we stepped into the resort, until the second we left. Service is prompt, and very knowledgable about surrounding area as well as facility. Would highly recommend to anyone considering this property.