Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley
What We Love
- Soaking in a deep freestanding tub while admiring the gorgeous vineyard views from your room
- Private balconies with their own fire pit—a rare and relaxing perk
- The spa’s aromatherapy massages, expertly performed using custom-blended essential oils
- The restaurant’s ultra-fresh, California-sourced dishes
What To Know
- This is an adults-only retreat
- A two- or three-night minimum stay is required on weekends yearround
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center on site with an adjacent yoga and meditation studio
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The second property from Mexico’s Las Alcobas (owners of a gorgeous boutique hotel in Mexico City) occupies a renovated Victorian-style farmhouse in St. Helena built in 1907. What sets this hotel apart, aside from seriously sophisticated interiors, is that it sits virtually in the middle of a vineyard, a real rarity in the region. And we’re not talking about just any vineyard—the rows of vines that surround Las Alcobas belong to Beringer, one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley. To complement the green landscape, design duo Yabu Pushelberg chose a serene, off-white palette, materials like stone and wood, and soft, clean lines for the 68 elegant guest rooms. Six rooms are inside the old farmstead; all have custom-designed furnishings by Italian specialist Casa Zeta, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and oversized Carrara marble bathrooms. The farmstead also houses a fine dining restaurant, Acacia House, headed by Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino, which serves fresh dishes like chilled heirloom melon soup and sweet corn and basil risotto. As expected, the menu includes a nice selection of wines from star California producers like Etude and Frogs Leap. If you’re not relaxed enough after a few glasses, head to the beautiful spa for a massage inspired by ancient traditions from India, Thailand, and beyond.
In the Area
Las Alcobas is right next door to Beringer Vineyards, one of the country’s most storied wineries. Take a stroll to the alfresco tasting room to sample their much-lauded Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay along with a selection of artisanal cheeses. Other nearby wineries worth seeking out include Charles Krug, whose stunning tasting room is housed in a landmarked historic manor, and Hall Wines, a boutique winery producing Bordeaux varieties from organic vines. Downtown St. Helena is only minutes away. There, check out local favorites like Pizzeria Tra Vigne, a casual spot that doles out brick-oven pizzas and gelato, or the higher-end Press, a steakhouse known for its fastidiously sourced cuts of meats and seasonal produce.
How to Get There
If you are looking for a romantic vacation in a luxury hotel stay away from this property. They advertise the room as estate view and it’s a complete scam. The reality is a view of the parking lot with the highway on the side not to mention that you hear every single car that goes through!!
We went on the vacation to Napa and spent 3 days at Las Alcobas for New Yars.
Design is exceptional and outstanding, rooms are bright and spacious with cozy fire place on the balcony. Restaurant in beautiful and the food is delicious. We enjoyed the stay at Alcobas and definitely will come back at some point.
Enjoyed the beautiful views and luxury room with fire pit. Restaurant was superior -we had breakfast, lunch and room service and they were some of the best meals we had in Napa. Staff was very very professional and helpful. Must use the Spa and steam room
Note: I sell luxury leisure travel! This hotel and the people that work there blew us away! From the greeting at the valet, to restaurant servers, to bellmen, they all fully embrace service. Yes, the rooms are awesome. Yes, the food and drinks make you happy. But the people make your heart smile. We wanted a romantic get away after hectic work travel, lots of people recommended this hotel. We are so glad we did. This was one of our top 3 all time hotel stays. We did not want to leave. We are already planning another trip, just so we can stay here!
The Las Alcobas in St. Helena is a world class luxury hotel. The customer service was outstanding and the entire property is ideal for that very special trip to California’s wine country. Here are a few reasons why you should consider staying here on your next Napa vacation:
Marriott Platinum Recognition- We were upgraded to a wonderful 3rd floor junior suite using our suite night awards. We were given a half bottle of sparking wine as a special welcome gift and selected the wonderful Acacia breakfast as our platinum amenity, which consisted of yogurt, fruit, granola, pastries, juice, and coffee. On the weekend we were allowed to use a $39 credit to order off the brunch menu.
Room - Our room had a spectacular vineyard view with a huge rap around covered balcony. We loved the beanbag chaise lounge, outdoor dinner table, and cozy fire pit area. The floor to ceiling windows/sliding glass doors allowed us to enjoy the views from the inside as well. We loved the Toto toilet seat and adjoining bathtub/shower area. The room was amazing!
Resort Fee - There was NO resort fee. Yay!
Customer Service- We received some of the best customer service. From the unique check in to check out, everyone was so attentive and kind. This is a clear indication of great hotel leadership. There was complimentary valet parking and the attendants were always polite and responsive. Maid service was impeccable.
Location- We absolutely loved the hotel location. The property consists of four buildings with hotel rooms. Building 2 and 3 faced the vineyard and all have spectacular views. Building 1 faces the entrance to the Berringer Winery and is very close to the main road (noisy). The original mansion houses six additional hotel rooms. The outdoor pool was a warm 82 degrees and lovely. The were able to walk to St. Helena each night for dinner. The hotel offered free shuttle service on Friday and Saturday evening.
The Lobby Bar - We loved the hotel bar. It is located as you enter the front door of the mansion and is a wonderful room with comfy chairs, cozy bar, and great big windows. If the weather allows, the front porch is a great setting for a drink. Sunday through Thursday the hotel offers one of the best happy hours in town. The $9 burger and grilled cheese were wonderful. $5 wine was also top notch! We met many folks during HH, several who were local.
Overall, Las Alcobas is a beautiful hotel. Everything about it is top notch. We find it almost impossible to find fault except for the high prices charged for a room, which begin at over $400 per night and a suite room runs close to $2,000. However, if you’re looking for an amazing and unique Napa Hotel experience, the price of a room is a secondary consideration. We highly recommend!