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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I really enjoyed this moderately priced hotel in the heart of Napa. Nice rooms and a free local wine tasting every night. Nice breakfast with lots of choices. The staff will bend over giving you information and advice for your days. Nice pool and hot tub
Very nice staff at the front desk and housekeeping. We had a ground floor room which made it easy to access. Ample parking. Adequate self-service breakfast (eggs, cereal, toast).Very easy to find and easy to get to wineries. They welcome dogs.
If you’ve been to Napa Valley you know that it’ll cost almost an arm and a leg for a hotel in a central area. Even though this hotel was not “cheap” by any means it is the best bang for your money. Centrally located on highway 29 in the middle of many of napa’s finest wineries. Staff are very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Breakfast was good and daily wine tasting is included. You’ll also receive a free bottle of wine upon check-in. Rooms looked old but are spacious, clean, quiet, and comfortable (what else do you need?). Since it’s centrally located to many excellent wineries, you don’t need to drive too much while out wine tasting. This place is definitely a must if you want to save money with proximity.