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 rooms were amazing. Spacious and comfortable. The shower with all its jets was a great experience in itself.
The location was awesome. You could walk across the street and have many winery tasting rooms there as well as food and entertainment. I would recommend a car to see all the wineries in the area.
Everyone at this hotel goes over and beyond to ensure your needs are met! From in room service, to baggage, to check in - everything was so easy! The staff is genuine and you really feel like they love their work! The room, the bath tubs, the pools - relaxing experience. Convenience shuttles to downtown Napa and on site wineries - breathtaking views! The food was delicious! Every guest feels special! Dinner experience is complete with Mounir the wine connoisseur - this older sweet gentleman who’s been in the wine business for over 50 years ensuring your stay is nothing below perfect! Thank you for a great experience this week!
I stayed here recently for a conference; given the event, it was a nice, lovely hotel, in a good central location, but I probably wouldn't have chosen this place on my own. We were lucky enough to have a room on the third floor, but some rooms looks straight out to the parking lot. Also, I found service to be VERY inconsistent, and at times even arrogant and rude. Rooms were nice and clean. Activities across the street were a nice option.