Napa Winery Inn
What We Love
- A low-key getaway in Napa wine country, including breakfast and a nightly wine receptionStarting your day with a delightful wine-country breakfast, and ending it with a wine tasting
- Hopping from winery to winery, on your own or aboard the Wine Train
- Eating at legendary restaurants, like Morimoto and Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry
Is there such a thing as too much wine? Perhaps in certain corners of the world, but certainly not in Napa. This beautiful city is the capital of California wine country, with about 400 tasting rooms here and in the surrounding valley – plus 200 in neighboring Sonoma – and you, dear visitor, deserve to squeeze every last drop out of it. Make this Herculean task a little easier for yourself, and when you choose a place to spend the night, make it one with wine hours each evening, and “winery” in its very name.
Napa Winery Inn is right in the city’s heart, an easy drive to countless wineries, from the barnhouse of Sequoia Grove Vineyards to the ivy-coated lounges of Domaine Chandon (yes, that Chandon). A range of vineyards, cellars and estates all open their doors to you, and even outside of them, the vino flows freely. The three-hour, round-trip Napa Valley Wine Train leads you around 36 miles of grapevine-coated valley and hilltop, in a vintage car, while plying you with local vintages. And with such a good excuse for a wine list, Michelin-starred restaurants abound – so as you taste your way through Napa, be sure to leave some room for food.
Your room at Napa Winery Inn is one of 59 recently renovated retreats, each with its own 37-in. flat-screen TV. You’ll sleep on a plush bed with high-quality linens, and a table and chairs make up a laid-back sitting area, when you pop by the inn for a break between wine tastings.Deluxe and Premium rooms, which are identical apart from a bit more space in the Premium option, both offer your choice of one king or two queen beds.
It’s not called “Napa Winery Inn” for nothing. The property lies right in the heart of wine country, and there are 400 estates, wineries, cellars and vineyards clustered throughout the area (including 17 the hotel’s staff recommends). This area’s also rich in top-rated restaurants; The French Laundry and Morimoto Napa are all an easy drive, as are lesser-known gems, like nearby Fume Bistro. For other ways to spend your days, consider hopping on board the Napa Valley Wine Train, visiting the Petrified Forest, exploring the Historical Society or shopping at the local outlets.
How to Get There
The hotel is conveniently positioned right along the highway with easy access to the downtown area as well as the region's many vineyards. There is a large parking lot, outdoor pool area, and adjacent Brazilian Steakhouse. The front desk staff are friendly. There is a morning self-serve breakfast in the communal area. The hotel offers complimentary wine tastings in the evening which is a nice touch. The rooms are nothing particularly special with standard fare and appointments. We opted for the double queen bed room for 4 guests. There is a moderately sized LCD TV and mini fridge in each room. We had a full-sized ironing board and iron. There is also an HVAC system which is helpful in the warmer months. The bathroom was fine but could have been cleaned better prior to arrival. We didn't hear much of anything from the neighboring rooms or nearby roadways. Ultimately, this is a solid hotel option for short trips to Napa for those who don't plan on spending much time in their hotel.
This hotel staff is friendly and they have free breakfast and Wine tasting everyday.Clean and spacious room.Brazilian Steakhouse next to the hotel sharing the same carpark,hotel near highway convenient to nearby winery.
This hotel is perfectly located. Close to downtown and slightly away from the gridlock that can happen here. We had great meals at the Brazilian Steakhouse next door and Fume Cafe. Fume cafe is a block away and was very popular. The food was excellent at both. Our room was large and comfy. All the bedding was quality linen and seating furniture was nice too. We could see the Balloons ride the sky from our window. Many Breakfast options and a wine reception every day! Staff was very nice and helpful. We saw a few dogs while we were there and it was a nice homelike feel for us. Will definitely stay again and recommend this place. We made a good choice.
Hotel is clean and staff is friendly. The evening happy hour is a nice touch and while the breakfast isn't fancy there are way more options than I would have expected. The parking is free. Location requires a drive to downtown, but is walking distance to a couple very nice restaurants. We would stay there again.
The pictures on the web site makes one think this is a very high end hotel but it is not. It's on the same scale as a Best Western Plus or Comfort Suites (the new ones). I think it is a bit overpriced. But the evening wine reception was a great touch and the breakfast was adequate but not spectacular or not as "hearty" as the website states. But overall a nice hotel close to some good restaurants and located at the beginning of the wine country.