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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Marriott has always treated me well, but the staff and experience at Las Alcobas took it to a new level. The hotel is small and quiet, but it’s right in the center of the action in Napa, including walking distance to some great shops and restaurants. As a Titanium member, I was upgraded with my suite rewards to a Junior Suite overlooking the vineyard and pool, with the largest wraparound deck I’ve seen in a hotel. The lightning, shades, welcome gift, bathroom, etc., were all top notch. The pool was the perfect size, the breakfast incredibly tasty, and the gym has everything you could need. We felt like royalty and it was exactly what I like to use my points on after so much business travel. I would go back at any time and enjoy the resort and the area!
We arrived for a weekend retreat to Napa. After staying at the Mexico City location and experiencing superb customer service I booked the Napa (St. Helena) hotel. Unfortunately, we did not receive the same level of customer service in Napa that was provided to us in Mexico City. We had to wait to check in, could not connect to Internet and could not get a late checkout. Very disappointing. As a BonVoy elite member I am accustomed to much higher level of service
We were delighted to have found Las Alcobas. It is exactly as pictured on the website,which was a pleasant surprise. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were pampered by all the staff. They were attentive yet not overbearing as well as friendly with great tips on where to go and what to do. Our room was so comfortable we didn’t want to leave it. We especially enjoyed our private fire pit on the balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds of Beringers. We cannot wait to come back and will definitely recommend Las Alcoa’s to all our friends and family!
I will admit when I read some of the reviews after I booked this hotel I got worried, but I decided to go for it anyway and I am very glad I did. The people, the property, the service the food all excellent. It is a totally different experience as the hotel doesn't have the traditional check in lobby, rather when you pull up and give the valet your name the call and someone greets you. I really thought that was cool and different. They talk to you about the property and walk you to your room, explain a little about the room, amenities, etc. We were fortunate enough to get upgraded to a vineyard view although I am hard pressed to think any view wouldn't be nice the way the buildings are situated. The only downside to the upgrade was they had to give us two double beds instead of one king -- but not a big deal. The outside porch comes equipped with a couch, two rocking chairs and a fire pit overlooking the vineyard. The chairs were super comfortable and relaxing. We ate at the Acadia house restaurant onsite and it did not disappoint either. They are know for the signature margarita which was amazing -- sea salt and a foamy top -- really delicious. Breakfast did not disappoint either the fruit parfait was delicious! I especially like that this is an adults only hotel, it was just super quiet and relaxing.
I loved this hotel, small, quiet, modern and elegant with a beautiful view of Beringers Vineyard. You can have a delicious breakfast at Acasia House which is an old beautiful victorian house from early 1900s overlooking the city from a hill.