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
The entire Napa River Inn complex is fantastic and is more than worth the price. Between the amenities and the service provided, they provided an excellent cap to our honeymoon! Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. The spa was pretty good as well, the place itself isn't the best that I have been to, but the services were fantastic and I was not disappointed. The on site bakery provides excellent breakfasts and the inclusion of a general store and two excellent restaurants doesn't hurt either. Combine this with its location and easy walking distance to everything in Napa and you have a great stay!
As we plan our “redo” trip to Napa next month I realized I never got a chance to leave a review for this hotel when we stayed in October of 2016. My husband and I stayed here in the Captain Hatt Suite celebrating our anniversary. Unfortunately on our second evening/third day we got very very ill from food poisoning from a restaurant in the city. (I want to clarify the illness was not from the hotel, it was from a restaurant a few blocks away ) So ill that we needed the ambulance to remove us from our hotel. We were both admitted to the hospital for 6 days before we were able to make it back on a plane. Our vacation was ruined and by the time we were discharged 6 days later our reservation was over and we were so weak and tired staying to have the experience we wanted was not possible.
From the short time we stayed there our experience was amazing. I wanted to thank the staff as they packed up everything for us in our rooms and delivered it to our hotel room. They went above and beyond to assist us while we were completely incapacitated.
It has been two years since that horrible incident in Napa and we are thrilled to be coming back this August to “redo” our trip. We booked the exact same room and can’t wait to enjoy this hotel for all it offers.
Thank you to your team who went above and beyond to get us to the hospital and help us when we could not. We are forever grateful.
We (couple) stayed for 3 days at the Napa River Inn and can absolutely recommend it.
The hotel is an ‘old’ mill which as been ‘restored’ into a hotel, just next to the river. They have different room styles - from the ‘historic’ to ‘modern’ ones - so everybody should be able to find something according their expectations. We stayed in an executive room, which overlooks the river. The room has a good size for 2 persons, has AC and a fireplace (good idea for the cooler evenings!) and a specious bathroom with separate toilet. A beautiful room! The hotel provides twice/day service - which we did appreciate a lot.
Located in the heart of Napa, restaurants and shops are all in walking distance, which is a great advantage when interested to ‘taste’ wine during lunch or dinner.
We liked the hotel very much. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We can recommend it to anybody who wishes to stay for once in a historic location but with ‘todays’ quality and service.
The Napa River Inn was very conveniently located. It was also clean, quiet, and relaxing. Lisa, our concierge, was extremely helpful with dinner reservations and the wine trolley picked us up right in front.
Very well appointed, clean with a great staff. The breakfast was just what we wanted and let us get moving in the morning without a long wait. I would definitely go back again. The location is very convent with a lot of food places in walking distance. An easy drive to many wineries.