Andaz Napa – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Within a short walk of shops, tasting rooms, restaurants and the Napa River
- Free food and wine tastings held every evening
- Free WiFi, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar
What To Know
- Valet parking available for a fee per night
- Smoke-free property
- Pets are not permitted
- The more modern option to your standard Wine Country escape
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Napa Valley may be the world’s most exclusive agricultural area, but there’s nothing rural about the digs here. Forgoing the gilded grapevine décor of many a wine country property, Andaz’s lobby is a mélange of leather, velour, dark marble, blonde wood and glass. Rooms, done in soothing shades of beige, moss and pale eggplant, are generously sized, with chocolate leather headboards and partitions between the living and sleeping areas. White marble bathrooms have large walk-in showers with rainfall heads and some have deep-soak tubs for two. Upper-floor rooms have lovely views of the mountains and, in the mornings, offer peeks of colorful hot-air balloons floating above the ridge. Top-notch bubbles and signature cocktails are on offer at on-site wine bar Mercantile Social; stay at the communal table for the menu of seasonal small plates, or head up to the second-floor terrace and relax with a nightcap around the fire pit or on a porch swing. The locavore fare at the Farmer’s Table restaurant is a solid dine-in option after a long day of adventures.
In the Area
Downtown Napa’s coming-out party is nearly complete. For years, the town that lends the famed valley its name has been overshadowed by Michelin-star-blessed Yountville and the spa haven of Calistoga. But Napa has more than come into its own now with tasting rooms, modern hotels and high-end restaurants. The ingredient-driven Italian fare served at Oenotri is, of course, the perfect complement to a bottle of wine, but the bar also mixes some of the best cocktails around. If wine is what you’re after, tour Farella Vineyards, just a few miles away in the up-and-coming Coombsville area, or take a trip over to picturesque Domaine Carneros for a glass of California bubbly by Taittinger. Most of all, leave the driving to someone else: Pure Luxury Wine Tours will drive you up and down the valley in one of their limos, with stops for tastings and lunch.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Andaz Napa alone for a night on business. It was a Thursday night so I was able to get a really good deal through a corporate rate.
I arrived at around 9pm. I was welcomed warmly by the valet, who told me I could check in, then park the car in self-park. The check-in process was easy and I was offered a generous pour of cabernet. I dropped my luggage and wine in the room and parked the car. The self-park is behind the Andaz in a municipal lot; guests can park only on higher floors. It takes a bit of time to park and get back to the hotel. It seemed very safe, even at 9:30pm.
The front desk attendant was not familiar with restaurants in the area, so he was not able to direct me to a place open at 10pm. This was a minor issue, as I feel Yelp is just as reliable.
The room was "rustic plush." I loved it. Bed was comfortable, room was quiet. Bathroom was large and well-appointed with nice toiletries. I'd definitely stay here again, especially if I can get a reasonable corporate rate.
This hotel has a wonderful location in downtown Napa and I love being able to stay at Hyatt branded hotels. However, for the cost and high expectations of this type of hotel, I rated it 3 stars. Basically because it is "fine". It has a great ambiance and the rooms are clean, the AC works and beds were comfy. However for the price on a random Monday night, I wanted more. The free "mini bar" in the room is really just one bag of chips and a Natures Valley granola bar and 3 sodas and 1 fruit drink. Not really what you think of when you hear "mini bar". When the "mini bar" has cost, there are tons of items in there. Would have loved a pool at this hotel too.
I was at the perfect location. Able to walk directly out of my hotel to the Napa World. It was phenomenal! Easy access to everything. I stayed her for 5 nights and could not have had a greater experience. I was walking distance from great food and shopping.
We had stayed at the Andaz Amsterdam two years ago, thoroughly impressed by this “new” Hyatt concept they call “luxury boutique”. Designed to reflect the “vibe” of the location, the Andaz Napa does so just as successfully as the Amsterdam property.
From the moment the valet, dressed as smartly casual as the rest of the staff, helped us unload to the valet three days later who loaded us up, every moment of our stay met or xceeded our expectations. Wonderful!!
Service — in every aspect — was polite, professional, but always friendly!!! The room was larger than expected, beautifully appointed in a style very appropriate to the cultured but laid-back lifestyle of Napa.
Looking forward to trying other Andaz properties, because as of now, Hyatt is a winner with this concept; 2-for-2 in our book!!
Wasn't sure what to expect as this was my first visit. Needless to say, I was very impressed. Getting greeted with a glass of Merlot at check-in started off a wonderful stay. Will definitely be returning on future trips.