Mount View Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Experiencing Calistoga’s famous hot springs at the spa's hydrotherapy mineral baths
- Individually designed suites and cottages are named after boutique Napa Valley wineries
- Treat yourself to continental breakfast in bed
- Free wine tastings are offered in the lobby every Friday
What To Know
- Limited self-parking is free
- The location is in downtown Calistoga, so it feels more bustling than other quiet wine country stays
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Wine-inspired interiors complement the Old Hollywood charm at this sophisticated sleep in downtown Calistoga. Silver screen stars such as Ingrid Bergman and Carole Lombard once slept here, and you can see why. The stylish rooms and suites are done in a dramatic, moody palette, with nouveau baroque details like damask print wallpaper, button-back headboards and dark hardwood furnishings. Your Napa Valley wine tour begins in the artist wine cottages, each uniquely designed and styled for a boutique winery, such as the crimson Peju Province, which features a private patio with a semiprivate outdoor Jacuzzi. Foodies can feast on Italian fare at Barolo, or California farm-to-table cuisine at JoLe, where husband-and-wife duo Matt and Sonjia Spector offer inventive à la carte dishes in addition to four-, five- and six-course tasting menus. Intimate lounge areas invite guests to socialize during a Friday evening wine tasting and watch indie flicks on the big screen during select movie nights. Care to chill instead? You can take in the dry Calistoga air from a poolside lounger, then get a mineral or mud bath treatment at the hydrotherapy spa.
In the Area
In the northeastern corner of rural Napa Valley, the unassuming town of Calistoga has a modest and friendly air that suits its verdant vineyards and natural hot springs. The restorative waters can cure any wine-induced stupor, and you can have the experience right on-site with a mineral or mud bath treatment at Mount View’s fully equipped spa. Well-heeled oenophiles join locals for farm-to-table fare at JoLe Restaurant, while beer enthusiasts delight in Napa’s lesser-known craft at Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery. For a slice of history, go for a tasting at Chateau Montelena, the legendary Napa winery whose world class Cabernet, Sauvignon and Zinfandel inspired the movie Bottle Shock. For scenic Napa Valley views, make a date with Somerston Wine Company, which offers buggy rides in all-terrain vehicles through 200 acres of vines and hot springs. Looking for higher ground? Book an early morning tour with Napa Valley Balloons for prime wine country panoramas. Verdant Bothe-Napa Valley State Park features a mile-long trail that will take you through a Douglas fir forest and past the 19th-century Bale Grist Mill.
How to Get There
Last time we came to Napa we stayed down in Yountville and had a great time.
This time we chose the Mount View in Calistoga and boy are we glad we did. This small boutique hotel was pure perfection for us. Both Matthew and Anastasia made us feel welcome from the minute we checked in. The lobby is decorated in the style of the Great Gatsby and is warm and inviting. Our room had everything we needed and the pool and hot tub were private and a great retreat from the hot sun. We enjoyed the free wine tasting and the proximity to so many good restaurants. Next time we visit Napa we will definitely be staying at the Mount View!
I stayed here for 2 nights and had a fabulous time. Before arrival, Matt Hoogendoorn from the hotel asked about my preferences for the bed and room type. He even was able to upgrade me to a larger room at no additional cost. He went above and beyond and surprised me with bottle of champagne. I had to say this is really something sweet and made my trip even better. His level of service is beyond anyone I have encountered at many top hotels around the world. Everyone from the hotel is very nice and sweet about giving tips on the town,etc.
They have complimentary pour over coffee and pastry each morning, and it is truly delightful. Wine tasting from the local winery is also great for the evenings. Each day they have different offerings. It's another perks for staying here. Highly recommend !
Matt Hoogendoorn helped us amazingly well before we arrived, already booking a wine tasting and Press in St. Helena for us. The latter is probably the best steakhouse I have ever been so his recommendations could not have been better. When we arrived in Calistoga we went to one of his other recommendations for a small dinner which was equally impressive.
When arriving in the hotel room we were surprised by the welcome Champagne Matt had arranged for us.
The hotel is in a great location, with Calistoga being a beautiful town to walk around in. If you are into wine tasting or enjoy good food, you will find it here. Wine tasting can also be done in the hotel, organised by local wineries.
The staff in general was very attentive and helpful.
The pool is great for cooling down and it is nice to have it as part of the hotel.