The Meritage Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Two pools (one is adult only) and three hot tubs
- Strike! The on-premise bowling alley and sports bar
- Spa treatments in an actual wine cave
- Great place to bring the whole family
What To Know
- Downtown Napa is a 10-minute drive away and there is a daily shuttle
- Vino Bello, a sister timeshare property, is right next door, and some services are shared
- Corporate events and weddings are frequently held on the property
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Meritage Resort and Spa sits at the southern tip of Napa Valley in the shadow of the iconic Grape Crusher, a towering bronze sculpture depicting a farmer turning the handle on a basket press full of grapes. And even if those visitors made it no farther than inside the gates of the Meritage, they could have a wine country experience, complete with dining, nightlife and spa treatments, all in a Med-inspired series of buildings with harvest-hued décor.
Bed & Bath
Spacious rooms offer a view over the vineyards out back, with the Grape Crusher again in the near distance. The same subdued earth tones that adorn most of the property carry through into the rooms, which are immaculate and include plasma TVs, DVD players and travertine-tiled baths with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
The Meritage is, in a way, an island unto itself, complete with three separate bars, a dining destination in Siena and Blend Cafe and loads of luxury amenities, including Spa Terra, located inside an actual wine cave under the property’s vineyards. Speaking of those vineyards, they provide an ideal morning of leisurely walking among vines. The pool is alive with people: lazing in the shady cabanas and playing bocce poolside. Others lounge on the paved piazzas amid fountains and topiary surrounding the several buildings that make up the resort.
In the Area
At night the The Meritage Resort provides shuttle service to and from downtown Napa. Take advantage of it to visit restaurants like Angéle, a contemporary French country restaurant in a century old former boathouse overlooking the river. The ingredient-driven Italian served at Oenotri is, of course, the perfect complement to a bottle of wine. But the bar also mixes up some of the best cocktails around. Visit Farella Vineyards, one of the top producers in the up-and-coming Coombsville area, just a few miles from downtown Napa, or take a trip over to the picturesque Domaine Carneros, one of the top sparkling wine producers. If you’d rather sip your glass of vino at the resort, head to Trinitas Tasting Room, right on site.
How to Get There
The rating is for the front desk and facility. I was hoping for a quiet, relaxing getaway in Napa. That didn't happen for a few reasons. For the rate, I expected much better customer service, but like others, it was pretty basic, and especially one front desk person was unnecessarily rude and condescending. The room doesn't have a USB wall charger and when I called the front desk, the lady said that "there should be one in every room, but if not we don't have any extra". I asked where is the closest option to buy one, and she snapped "open the browser on your phone and google". Hmmm, maybe google can replace your job. She started ranting how she’s handling me well, which I’m not sure what she meant. I asked to speak to the manager, and she said "oh for your USB cable?" and snickered. She told the manager is busy, and will call back. They never called back. Never had a hotel at $500/night treat me this way.
In addition to the service, I found the facility to be basic. I genuinely wish I stayed at one of the chain hotels where I can expect a reasonable level of quality. Do not recommend.
This was our second time staying here and I have to say, it was even better than the first time. Incredibly friendly and accommodating staff, beautiful grounds, excellent quality. Will always come back
The hotel is a very nice place to stay. This was our first time in Napa and we had a full schedule of tastings and tours at various wineries over 3 days, so we barely spent any time at the hotel. It was nice, but next time, we would spend less money to stay somewhere closer maybe in Oakville, Yountville or even Downtown Napa
The resort was exactly what we were looking for to unwind after our road trip, it is scenic and quiet. The rooms and resort are stunning with a real Tuscan feel. The staff were lovely and although the resort is not in Napa town they provide a shuttle to and from town included in the room price. The pool and outdoor spa is great but head early if you want a spot. The only negative that stopped this being a 5 for us were: the iron in our room was broken and it ruined a good shirt of mine with rust stains, the fridge didn't work properly and neither did the phone in the room (the hotel did not fix these when I asked/complained on night 1 of 3 despite charging us additional resort fees on arrival which we thought were included in the price).
We stayed here for days in the beginning of June. The room was nice but i was hoping for a better view. We had a view of the vineyards but there was a parking lot in between. Other than that, no complaints. They have a bowling alley (which was fun), a lounge and a couple
of restaurants that were all very nice. Service was great in all locations. The spa is gorgeous, relaxing and you never want to leave. I had a massage and a facial. The massage was good but the facial was AMAZING. Janice was my esthetician and she was the bomb! I have never been so relaxed in all of my life! I recommend their spa because it’s gorgeous and relaxing but if you book a facial, make sure to get Janice. You will not be disappointed.