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.
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My husband, golden retriever, and I spent two lovely nights in this amazing hotel. For some reason, I was expecting this to be in a vineyard but it was not. Not a problem. The staff was wonderful, the rooms were great, and had wine tastings every evening. I tried some of the wine the first evening, but the second evening we were having dinner at the time of the tasting.
We were treated very well, and was given some really great information about the surrounding vineyards. The person at the front desk was very knowledgeable about the vineyards and wineries that were pet friendly. I was not impressed by Napa, so we will not be returning, but if Napa is your cup of tea (wine) then this is a great place to stay.
Wonderful staff, comfortable accommodations, complimentary wine tasting every evening. While sticker shock was something we noticed at most hotels in Napa for a summer stay, this place was reasonable & had all the necessities. The bathrooms could use some updating, but the beds were comfortable & the complimentary breakfast, while very basic, was certainly nice to have. Also, There’s a lovely restaurant, Fumé, around the corner (walking distance) where we enjoyed a meal. Definitely recommend staying here for value and location!
If you’re here for wine tasting, then this place is great. We stayed here for 1 night whilst taking a wine tour. Hotel is clean and comfortable, plus with the added bonus of free parking, WiFi, a pool and hot tub, plus breakfast included (albeit it basic, it does the job). We got a great deal here and at £120 a night, compared to the cost of other hotels in Napa you really can’t complain!