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
From the second we pulled into the property and were greeted by the friendly valet we were in Heaven. This property has thought of everything. Our perfectly appointed room was large and overlooked the vineyard. The fire pit on the deck was such a nice touch. The beds were comfortable, housekeeping was immaculate, I could go on and on. Service by the pool was friendly and fast (thank you Logan for the margaritas!) and the pool views are to die for. Breakfast on the deck can’t be beat. Delicious foods with the best servers. The hotel is perfectly situated. Easy walking distance to many amazing restaurants and easy rides to do many vineyards. The only hard part is the resort is so beautiful and relaxing it’s hard to leave and see everything the valley has to offer! I will be back someday!
Los Alcobus is an excellent hotel by any measurement. With friends, we stayed here four nights, a great base for wining, dining and tasting in Napa Valley. As Marriott members of some metallic distinction, we celebrate the opportunity to stay at the new, boutique hotels Marriott has introduced in the last few years.
Each of these hotels, by definition, is a new experience, gathering influence from the area and a unique concept. LA is based around a large, existing farm (?) home, with rooms, pool, meeting rooms and spa tucked in and coordinated between the house and the vineyard behind.
The rooms are open and airy with large decks, extending you into the vineyard. Dining is on the porch and inside of the home; we enjoyed breakfast here every day. Our daily exposure to the waitstaff and valet team was a treat. Everyone is a friendly professional.
LC is on the north end of St. Helena, near the Culinary School and convenient to an easy cutoff to Silverado Trail, thus helping avoiding the St. Helena traffic during the busy times.
Amazing service. Bend over backwards to help you in whatever you ask. The hotel itself is great. Balcony is very nice and fire place is a good touch. A+++ all around. Would definitely recommend staying.