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
Firstly I should say we stayed in a standard room on the ground floor that overlooked the car park, and a charge for this room that went up from £191 on a booking site to £234 with taxes was on the expensive side for what we got. Having said that the room was nice and service excellent. Breakfast of a couple of pastries each is taken in the bedroom or with a financial contribution for a breakfast nearby. The hotel is near for all downtown amenities.
This is an adorable hotel located right on the river and in a neat shopping & restaurant area. The staff were all so wonderful and friendly. The morning basket of fresh pastries brought to our room was incredible and each morning it was all different. We would stay here in a heartbeat if we ever get the opportunity to visit the Napa area again!
We were very pleased with our stay at the Napa river inn. The hotel is nicely, traditionally decorated and the rooms are fresh and cosy, yet spaceous. There is an option to get breakfast to your room. The gym is nice. The service was beyond excellent.
Can't wait until our next trip, would request a bigger bed, queen or king, went with another couple who experience an great time also, the hotel is located in a terrific location, walking distance to some really good restaurants, lunch and Dinner, Cutie Pie next door was off the hook.
I stayed at Napa River Inn for 3 nights in December 2018 with a friend.
The location of the hotel was great - right next to the river, within an old converted mill which had a shop and a few eateries and within walking distance to the restaurants and bars of the town and the market.
The breakfast cafe (Sweetie Pies Bakery) was great and there is a yummy chocolate from the chocolate shop with the nightly turn down service.
The glass of wine on arrival was a great touch as well!
The staff were friendly and helpful and assisted us with getting transport to the airport when we needed to leave.