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
We loved this property, it’s a beautiful spot in Napa. We had a few service issues, namely with the restaurant wait staff. The valets were outstanding. The rooms were lovely, with amazing views. Can’t wait to come back!!
These arent fun to write, I was at a conference in San Fran for 3 days so I decided to take mini 2 day Vaca to Napa Valley. Being a Titanium Marriott member i decided to use a years worth of points for 2 nights, 70k points a night so I'll admit my expectations were high. Except for bartender in their small bar who enjoyed explaining unique spirits he had everything else fell very short.
Arrived late around 5pm and was told the vineyard view deluxe room was not available and something similar after i showed my reservation and room type house cleaning had not cleaned, mind you it was dark after 5pm, that my room instead was in a side building facing trees towards road next door, not vineyard. Then he said he might have something...on surface it looked great i tipped him additional 20 bucks. Then he left. Well within minutes someone knocked on door and said even though my car was parked 20 feet from door he needed my keys and I had to valet? Then when my girlfriend went to take bath, part of reason we choose Resort was soaking tub we realized how he found a room for us miracouly. It was a handicap room. No tub and later we found out low hard bed. Then when I got up around midnight to go to bathroom flushed toilet it ran very loudly rest of night...we tried everything to no avail. On the service side it simply seemed non caring, pe said people were smiling but not enthused, it was a job. Key did not open workout room as told and even when I asked for ice bucket it arrived an hour later after champagne was long gone.
I explained some of this in morning no offer to resolve anything, no points refund nothing. So we left stayed second night elsewhere..very disappointed for 500 bucks and change a night or 70k points...not close to measuring up. I travel 2,3 nights a week and typically enjoy the culture of Marriott...this property plays it's own Piano...and its seriously out of tune.
We stayed in the Acacia House, the junior suite. It is beautiful, spacious and luxurious. However... it overlooks the busy highway. Lots of traffic noise, which really kills the zen feeling of the room. Also, this room is directly above the restaurant. Every night we were awakened by the cleaning people shoving tables around for what seemed like hours! Last, but not least... there is an exterior door which is constantly opening and slamming closed, again right underneath the room. It actually makes the pictures above the bed rattle!
The property itself is gorgeous, and we enjoyed very good service while we were there, but for the price of this room, I would certainly expect it to be more peaceful. Probably won’t return... or at the very least request one of the rooms that back up to the vineyard.