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
We spent three nights in Napa in October and we’re so glad we chose the Andaz for our stay. We loved everything about the hotel from the location to the services to the staff. We did have an issue with the location of out room but Ben Seelye stepped in and immediately moved us to a quieter area of the hotel. He adjusted our bill and even moved our luggage. The Andaz is very fortunate to employ Ben. Thank you again Ben. We would also recommend the breakfast in the hotel dining room. It was by far the best we had during our stay and our server was exceptional just like all the staff. Anyone we know who is traveling to Napa will be steered to the Andaz!
I stayed at The Andaz Napa for 3 nights with my spouse. We’re in our early 30’s. We chose the Hyatt as it’s location is a convenient starting point for wine tasting in the valley. There are restaurants and activities (bike rentals, urban trails, napa river) within a few blocks of this property.
Location & Parking. The Andaz essentially located at the southernmost point of Napa’s downtown core. You’re within walking distance to 20+ restaurants and several shops. There are also multiple tasting rooms within 4 blocks and the Oxbow Market is only .25 miles away (a 10 minute walk at most). Highway 29 (the main road to Yountville, St Helena, Calistoga) is about a mile away. While valet parking is offered, there is a free parking lot directly behind the hotel. We had no trouble finding the parking lot and never had an issue parking our vehicle at any point.
The Good: Breakfast & Hotel Decor. The Andaz nails the rustic modern/country chic/Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines aesthetic. Very stylish. The Breakfast which was offered from 6ish to 11ish every morning also stood out. Although more expensive than many would prefer, the food is delicious and the portions are generous. My wife and I ordered omelette’s both days and would have ordered them for a 3rd day if time had permitted. The wait staff was also fantastic for what it’s worth.
The needs improvement: Random stuff. Every great athlete has an off-day and I suppose this applies to hotels as well. During check-in we were offered an upgrade (for a fee), however we didn’t receive a clear explanation if the upgrade was for the duration of our stay—or just for 1/2 nights. We had just been on a long flight, followed by an hour drive from the airport thus we weren’t in the mood to ask additional clarifying questions. We declined the upgrade; Our bad, perhaps. The room we were given was nothing like the pictures we’ve seen that feature big fireplaces and weird living space bathtubs. The room we received was what we’d expect in Miami or NYC. A smallish standard room that unfortunately looked directly at (eye level) the outdoor/rooftop bar. We did ask to move to a different room, however none were currently available and fortunately cold temperatures limited the noise we heard from the bar directly outside of our window. An additional inconvenience: We didn’t receive housekeeping service after our first night. After a day of activity, it was not a big enough deal to complain but we thought that was odd for a hotel so nice. During our stay we were also startled by a fire alarm on our 2nd night and a random doorbell being rung on our 3rd night. Things happen, not a huge deal.
Overall: This was a nice property within walking distance to great restaurants and a great jumping-off point for Napa and Sonoma Valley wine tasters. While I’d definitely do my research regarding other properties in the area, I would not hesitate to return should the Andaz be our best option.
Hotel and staff were good, rooms were Ok, but the noise level from the outside AC at nights was not good. After I complained, I was transferred to another room with a little better noise level, but another AC issue.
Stayed 3 nights for a work conference and liked the feel of the hotel. First Andaz I have stayed in so not sure if they all the same but the vibe was ‘laid back chic’. Location is central Napa and check in was informal and efficient. Rooms are new and a good size with a nice bathroom. Love the fact all in-room snacks are included, except alcohol. There is a beautiful outdoor bar area with a large fire you can sit around on the 2nd or 3rd floor which was a great touch. There is a huge gym adjoining the hotel which guests can use. Conference rooms were nice but did not eat there so no comment on the food.
Great experience and a beautiful Hotel! The staff was exceptional and couldn’t have been more helpful! Definitely would stay here again and recommend to everyone! Also, a great location right in downtown Napa.