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
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
It really doesn't matter the reason you are visiting Napa, this hotel will hit all of your expectations on all cylinders. At check-in, you have a butler who personally assists with luggage and walks you to your room along with providing instructions on how to operate everything in the hotel room including fireplace and bluetooth directives. The butler also provides local information such as nearest dept stores and restaurants. I would highly suggest the King Vineyard Suite w/balcony and fireplace. This was so very romantic and we could give our bluetooth directive to play any music we wanted. Wi-fi was very good. The room was so very modern and clean. The view of the vineyard is spectacular. The wine/cheese reception every night is very delicious with fruit and wonderful cheese along with very tasty white/red wines. The staff is so kind and serves everyone as if they were at their own home welcoming each person with a smile. The complimentary breakfast consists of fantastic baked goods from a local bakery. It may not be a ton of items; however, the items were of quality and very satisfying. I didn't know they had a pool until we arrived and it is truly very small and not much of a pool but if you want to take a swim it is there for you. There are chairs off to the side so you can sit at the level of the vineyards as well. You can walk through the vineyard with no restrictions. This hotel is centrally located so we were able to travel to Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, and downtown Napa with ease. Don Giovannis is an Italian restaurant within walking distance to the hotel and it is very good...I would suggest reservations for dinner. This hotel is just fantastic all the way around.
We stayed at the SENZA at the end of the month of June. The place is amazing and quiet. The room was great with such a comfy bed. We had a few complaints. First the breakfast, let me tell you it was pretty good, but missing was eggs,bacon and sausage. Super fancy, but cmon guys! How about some love for us bacon and egg eaters?! :) The second and final complaint was the happy hour mixer. Ok, we get it, it’s an upscale resort, but no music? We walked in to a room full of bored residents. The gentleman serving the wine didn’t help things. He was such a curmudgeon, lol. We tried to make small talk and laugh a bit, but that dude wasn’t having any of it. It was like he was bothered by us getting wine. But aside from that we will be back! I highly recommend the Senza.
My boyfriend and I love wine country and have wanted to continue to stay in a vineyard ever since we traveled to Chile. This place came recommended and it did not let us down. Everything was top notch from the design to the room, the view, the staff, the wine hour, and a delicious breakfast. We cannot wait to go back and would absolutely recommend staying here