Napa River Inn
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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
We were welcomed with a glass of wine while they checked us in. We got a lovely room right on the river. We had a little patio which was completely enclosed with vines. We could look out but really no one could really look in. We had sumptous bathrobes, a little table and chairs from the balcony gave us a game table. Great bathroom. My sister stays there often and gets a room with a fireplace. There were three of us in the room and it was totally comfortable. A quiet place in a good location. Great bedding also!
Went here for our anniversary, and it was such a cute hotel! We brought our dog with us and she had an even bigger welcome than we did! We had a beautiful view of the river from our room and it was walking distance to all the places we were hoping to explore. We did a couples massage and it was seriously the best massage we had both gotten in a really long time because it wasn't a generic massage. Katy and Luis took the time to feel where our bodies had issues and to spend time making it a personalized experience. Would come back here just to get massages again! The only thing I would note is that we were double charged on accident for the spa, but that was easily fixed once we noticed it.
What a lovely surprise to spend two nights in Napa. The Napa River Inn was a wonderful choice. The king size rooms with fireplace were cosy and comfortable and the white fluffy towels were a touch of luxury. The staff were excellent- knowledgeable and could not do enough for us. Thank you very much!
We had a warm cozy comfortable room with a fireplace and wine. We could walk to everything in downtown NApa and enjoyed the shops and eateries attached to the hotel as well. The complimentary breakfast in the bakery was especially good.
The hotel adjoins the historic Napa mill by the river. We stayed at the Embarcadero
building. The room we stayed in is spacious and the bathroom is quite big. There is a balcony in the room and it overlooks the river. A walk along the river bank is definitely a must do when staying at this hotel. We received complimentary chocolates and bottled waters. We got free WiFi access in the room as well. The French restaurant, Angele, is located right around the corner of the hotel. The hotel offers free breakfast at the café, Sweetie Pies, but it doesn’t offer many of the choices on the menu. In general, it is a nice hotel.