What We Love
- Daily continental breakfast and evening wine and cheese pairings are included in the Jetsetter rate
- The small spa offers vinotherapy treatments along with facials and massages
- The striking contemporary art collection
- Some rooms have bucolic views over rows of grapevines
- Cozy-luxe guestrooms have fireplaces, organic bath products and private balconies
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- While there's no restaurant, the area has great dining options
- The Vineyard Suites and Cellar Kings offer the most privacy
- There's a pool, hot tub and fitness center
- READ MORE: Napa Valley for Oenophiles
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in the heart of the wine country between Yountville and Napa, this gem was recently transformed from a rustic B&B to world class luxury digs. The accommodations range from contemporary vineyard suites to antique-filled guestrooms in the 1870 Parker Mansion. Every one of the 41 rooms has cozy-luxe features galore, including fireplaces, organic bath products and private balconies; suites also have heated floors. Dotted throughout the property is a formidable trove of art. Days at the hotel begin with a hearty continental breakfast, and evenings are ushered in with wine and cheese pairings. The SENZA Spa, meanwhile, offers a comprehensive menu of treatments that range from botanical facials to a spa flight, which entails three kinds of pampering. This being wine country, there are also vinotherapy experiences on the menu, like the Gifts From the Vine treatment, which incorporates the heavenly scent of rose petal body butter fortified with grapeseed extract, as well as a facial using lavender, rose and honey-enriched grapeseed.
In the Area
When you’re in Napa Valley, it only makes sense to indulge in the sybaritic pleasures of the region, namely wining and dining. Start at Hall Wines, the gorgeous fairy-tale winery owned by the inn’s hosts; it fuses Old World charm with sleek modern design. Here you can sample flights of the family’s vintages in the atmospheric tasting room, attend a fun and informative wine workshop, or simply stroll the grounds and admire the idyllic views of the Mayacamas Mountains. Book well ahead to snag a seat at one of the area’s paradigm-changing restaurants, like Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, his more casual but no less delicious Bouchon Bistro, or the excellent Greystone Restaurant at the CIA, with its Tuscanyesque views of hills and vines. If you’re keen to keep that Thomas Keller high going, check out Ad Hoc, originally conceived as a pop-up but now a permanent Yountville fixture; it showcases the chef’s American comfort food roots.
How to Get There
I stayed at SENZA recently with my family. Overall, we did enjoy our stay at the hotel, taking advantage of lots of services that the hotel provided, including breakfast and happy hour, both of which were very good. The facilities were nice, but very small, for example, the gym room was extremely small and no more than two people could fit it in. The staff were all very friendly. The rooms were also quite nice, and they were very clean. The bathroom especially was great, and it was very spacious. However, a big flaw of the room was the rollaway bed, which is what my 13 year old son slept on. Not only was it very small, but it was extremely uncomfortable, and when lying on it, you would be able to easily feel the springs. Other than that, it was a lovely hotel and if I was to visit Napa again, I would consider this hotel.
I was very impressed with the decor & service from this boutique hotel. It IS a little laid back, just like Napa Valley, so if you’re expecting white glove valets greeting you at you car door, better stay in San Francisco. Otherwise, this is a perfect start to a romantic getaway or a weekend with friends. (Leave the kids at home people- they don’t need to be bored in wine country :-) )
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary at this amazing hotel last February. The location is just along the highway but it was surprisingly quiet and relaxing! Check-in was a breeze. Our room was big with one king-sized bed and a shower. The staff left us anniversary gift in the fridge--- a sumptuous and delicious cheesecake and a greeting card. We spent time at the hot jacuzzi outside (it was only the two of us and it really felt special). We also loved the complimentary wine tasting at night (with cheese platter of course!)
Thanks, Senza! We appreciate your attention to even the smallest detail. We would definitely be back.
We usually rent a house during our frequent pilgrimages, so I can't speak for most of the hotels in Napa. We lucked out in February and spent the weekend here. In my opinion the breakfast and tasting at Hall make this hotel put it over the top!
1. Great location
2. Great decor and grounds
2. Loved all the fireplaces, especially during the winter
3. Breakfast pastries and coffee was delightful
4. Complementary tasting at Hall (& Walt, but we didn't make it there)
See you again soon!
From the time you drive up to the property, Senza will enchant you. The property is beautifully landscaped, with gardens, fountains, and statuary creating a truly relaxing and soothing experience. The staff is fabulous - instantly responsive, and able to arrange everything from tours to wine shipments. A delightful stay!