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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast, WiFi and parking are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Evening wine tasting showcases local wineries
  • Easier access to San Francisco than up-valley destinations
  • Free bicycle rentals

What To Know

  • Geared toward couples and girls weekends, not families
  • Downtown location necessitates driving up-valley to reach wineries
  • Patios and balconies are lovely but can be a bit noisy


  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Historic downtown Napa landmark with wine-tastings, riverside dining and an onsite bakery

The Look

Built on the site of the former Napa Mill in the heart of downtown, the Napa River Inn’s main building dates to 1884 and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Common areas feel similarly historic with antique furniture and a mix of dark wood and heavy brocades, plaids and florals.

Bed & Bath

Eight of the 66 rooms are located within the old mill, and they’re the best in the house. Successfully blending period pieces with contemporary style, the Historic Rooms rooms have sitting areas with tufted loungers and velvet ottomans, fireplaces, crown moldings, exposed brick walls and bathrooms with claw-foot tubs. The remaining rooms are divided between two modern buildings, which also front the river and continue the tasteful (albeit conservative) Americana design with raspberry-red chintz and heavy colonial wooden furniture. The Embarcadero building has occasional nautical references; the Plaza building has the added plus of balconies or patios, many with full river views. All have the requisite details, including sumptuous beds, his-and-her bathrobes and nightly turndown service.


Other thoughtful details showcase local artisans. Breakfast comes hot from the oven at the dee-lish onsite bakery, the nightly wine hour features Napa vintages, coffee is roasted nearby, and even the bath amenities are locally made. The spa offers treatments such as grape love body polish, which uses organic grapeseed oil and mill-crushed grapeseeds for a full body exfoliation before cabernet butter makes your skin silky smooth. For exploring, hop on the free bike rentals or join a guided historic walking tour on Saturday mornings.

How to Get There

Napa River Inn
500 Main St
Napa, CA 94559 United States


4.5 Very Good 1429 Reviews
Quaint little gem
Reviewed 23 hours ago

Historic, beautiful, and clean with 1st class service. Everyone from the front desk to the housekeeping were very thoughtful. Concierge service was top notch. Loved having so much in walking distance!!!

I Can't Wine
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just returned from 3 nights at the Napa River Inn. We did not spend a lot of time at the hotel because we were there for the wineries. Needless to say, it was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the room was a good size. The staff were very attentive. They provided a glass of wine for each of us upon arrival. The skin and lotion products in the room were wonderful. Cabernet and Chardonnay named and I should have bought some tor bring home. There is a heat lamp in the bathroom which was nice for the chilly mornings. They provided a breakfast of cold rolls from the nearby bakery and coffee in the morning. Not my favorite but a nice touch. We came home to chocolate every night - also a nice touch and they did not go to waste. I highly recommend breakfast at The General Store attached to the hotel. It is also convenient to stores downtown Napa if you want to shop. Plenty of parking as well. All in all, a good visit.

Napa River Inn is a Gem of a hotel!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly exceptional hotel at a great value when compared to other hotels in Napa. Ramon, their Concierge, is their secret weapon...one of the best I have worked with and I have traveled around the world. Loved the location. Downtown Napa, wonderful restaurants all within walking distance, and Sweetie Pie Bakery is next door - a great spot for coffee and more.

Beautiful property, great location
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is absolutely beautiful. Perfectly restored rooms made to feel cozy and comfortable. Everything you could need is provided and beautiful. The location is ideal for anyone who just wants to walk around Napa town or along the river. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Overall, great place to stay.

Top Notch!!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we arrived at the Napa River Inn we knew this was going to be a spectacular place to stay during our visit. The front desk employees were great, concierge desk was great with answering our questions of local wineries. Room was spacious, clean and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed ever! Was an easy walk to many restaurants and shops in downtown Napa.