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
We had an really relaxing and fun long weekend in Napa, staying at Senza in October 2018. We had taken early flights and arrived around noon. Our room wasn’t ready, but the front desk staff was super helpful-pointing us to the Italian place just down the road, where we went for an amazing lunch, and were texted when our room was ready. The desk staff in general were super nice and helpful, and couldn’t have been more polite. Hotel highlights: our big room, with huge bathroom and fireplace, nice pool and hot tub, which we enjoyed every afternoon when returning from tastings, central location, great breakfast every morning, our little outdoor terrace...I could go on and on. I would definitely stay again, it was a very luxurious little hideaway, and next time we’ll make time to book a massage!
We decided to give Senza a try as our favorite restaurant is within walking distance. We travel often and the cost for a room, $460 seemed a bit high, but we booked. However, from then on, the experience was soured by the substandard customer service. We had booked massages at the hotel for the day we were leaving. When I called back to see if we could arrange a late checkout, the person who answered the phone was downright curt. I wasn't even asked my name so they could look up the reservation to see if a late checkout was available. I tried to explain our massage services were over at 1:00 and we hoped to be able to shower. However, no accommodation was given and since the massage facilities don't have showers (what's with that?) we ended up cancelling our massages. I would have cancelled the reservation but we were already within the deadline to cancel without penalty. So, the next day, I called to see if perhaps we could check in early as we had a wine tour reservation and we hoped to get settled in first. Again, I was greeted with the same lack of service. I finally asked if she would at least check to see if our room type was completely booked for the previous night (I knew it wasn't cuz there was availability on-line). Finally, I was told I could check in at noon, which we did. Now the room was very nice, though a bit austere, the vineyard view was lovely and the afternoon wine/snacks and the next morning breakfast were all pluses. However, when I went to open the block out shades in the morning, one came crashing down, hitting me on the shoulder. When we checked out, I mentioned it to the front desk hostess, who like the others seemed disinterested, but did say she would send someone to check it out. Needless to say, we won't be back.
We celebrated our anniversary at the Senza Hotel. We reserved a vineyard view room that was beautiful. The room had cathedral ceilings, fireplace and soaking tub with heated bathroom floors. From the moment we arrived we were treated regally by the staff. Our room wasn’t ready and we were offered free wine. The staff was helpful in planning our time in Napa booking the wIne train and several restaurants. The breakfasts and evening wine & cheese tasting were awesome. Also they have an awesome Spa for couples massages. I would highly recommend this hotel for a couples relaxing getaway. thanks to Josh and the entire staff for an unforgettable vacation.
From the moment we checked in we experienced terrible customer service. Every single person we met at the front desk had a bad attitude and did not want to help us. They also accidentally overcharged my credit card for one night which was another unpleasant experience.
That being said, the rooms are beautiful and clean. Just wish the experience had been better with customer service.
Senza was great. The rooms were super cute and clean. The location was perfect to get to anywhere in Napa and back out. We enjoyed the breakfast and the wine hour was really cute! Would definitely go back!