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
- 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 must of read about every hotel and through every review before booking our 3 night stay at Senza. I couldn’t of been more satisfied with my choice.
The hotel is simple, modern, and charming. We stayed at the Walt house room 54. I thought the building was older, I was looking forward to that antique charm, but the building is renovated and has all contemporary aesthetic. Room and balcony were nicely done.
The real value of booking Senza over other hotels:
1- complimentary breakfast including delicious French pastries from a well known bakery/restaurant.
2-Two complimentary tastings at Walt & Hall, allowing you to experience both Sonoma and Napa, both Pinot and Cab without additional expenses. (Both wineries were enjoyable experiences with decent wine)
3- Free parking
4 Don Giovanni, we didn’t visit, but it’s a 5 minutes walk from the hotel, and every guest we talked to had great things to say.
5-Ashes & Diamonds Winery is also a 5 minute walk. Right now I’m enjoying a great Cab franc as I write this review.
6- Saving the best for last, the evening wine tasting, which I call happy hour. They serve 2-3 wines and heavy appetizers including delicious cheeses. Could be a slightly better wine selection (often too sweet or too acidic), but one night they served a Hall cab, and that was a nice treat.
The staff at the Senza is what makes the stay above average. Everyone was friendly, professional and helpful. Josh, in particular, made my stay an A+ experience. Nice person, knows how to keep customers smiling, and is an asset to that hotel. Great for the hospitality industry. He’s the guy that remembers you like a particular cheese the hotel was serving from two days ago and walks up to your table with 2 slices of it from the kitchen without you even asking. He’s that guy. He really listens and is just very nice.
Would love to come back. People seem to review Napa hotels very harshly because of the steep prices. This hotel has everything included in the nightly price, and if Come again will try to pre-book and pre-pay to save 15%.
A rating from me
Fantastic stay. Rooms were very spacious and very well decorated. Definitely a luxurious feel and great taste. Made my day to stay over after a long day of work and meetings. A place I will come back to and that I will talk about to my colleagues and friends. I can not wait to come back there.
Beautiful romantic hotel. The views to their vineyards was spectacular and the complementary tasting at Hall Winery was spectacular!!!!
We could see the hot air balloons taking off in the AM.
We stayed in a vineyard suite, which was absolutely beautiful. Very spacious and clean.
A very complete breakfast was served every morning, pastries and breads, coffee and juice, cereal, fruit etc.. The property is a great location on the outskirts of Napa so it makes getting to all the wineries very easy.
My husband & I spent a couple nights here and it was by far the perfect getaway place for us! We started our trip with a wonderful massage, which is was the absolute best way to start a relaxing trip! We went to wineries during the day, came back to the hotel, and walked to Don Giovanni for dinner both nights. The room we had was extremely comfortable with lots of amenities. Our room had a balcony that overlooked vines and a watchtower. There’s a great fireplace in the room & the bathroom floors are heated. The hotel serves a very good breakfast in the mornings. There’s also a lot of interesting art throughout the hotel grounds. I think this will be our go to hotel in Napa Valley from now on!