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
- 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
Rooms were small, compact and hardly any space to move. The hotel lacked spa and the terrace restaurant was closed (probably due to cold weather).
Good thing about the hotel was clean rooms, bathrooms and the complimentary non-alcoholic beverages in the mini-bar.
Location was the best thing about this property, just a walk away from good restaurants and in downtown.
We don’t stay in hotel rooms to watch tv, but when we do travel, we want to catch the news or a Netflix show before bed and the tv reception and overall way the room TVs work at Andaz is dysfunctional. They use the chromecast app for Netflix and we consider ourselves pretty technical savvy but had to call the customer support line just to figure out how to stream Netflix. Once we had it on, it lost reception 3 times during one show so we gave up. It was so frustrating. Then it happened again during the morning news ( live tv) and tv kicked us out to main menu. Ridiculous. We tried to mention this at check out and the 20 something guy working could have cared less which was a huge negative for us. Otherwise the bed was comfortable and room was clean but we won’t go back and pay $400/night when we can stay down the street for close to the same rate and get great tv before bed.
Sexy, modern, warm and chic ambience, very pleasing to the senses. Staff are super friendly and welcoming. We were greeted with genuine friendliness and offered free glasses of wine and bottles of water upon check-in. I love that all non-alcoholic minibar items are complimentary, more hotels should follow suit. Enjoyed the fireplace and free standing tub in our suite. Bed was comfortable. I’m admittedly a super picky traveler, so the following are a few improvements that would have resulted in a 5 star rating: combo of firmer and softer pillows on the bed (pillows were a little too soft for my liking), sheets were fine but not super amazing, there was dust along the bath tub edge and shelf by the tub. Also, in a few boutique hotels we stayed at abroad, the hotels used hyper local products for toiletries, etc, just an “extra”. Still, highly recommend, and will definitely be staying here again.
Very nice property in the center of town that allow for much dining and shopping. Staff was nice and welcomed us with a glass of wine and suggestions for the weekend. We could not have asked for more as everything met our expectations.
This was our second time staying here. We like the fact that the hotel is is not huge and impersonal. The rooms are nicely appointed and pretty spacious. The staff is helpful and friendly. The bar area is a nice place to have a drink and socialize with other guests. Always feels like a party downstairs. The hotel is within walking distance to nice shops and restaurants so you never have to drive anywhere. We will return.