What We Love
- This luxe eco-friendly resort has a prime perch in Yountville, a food mecca known for its many Michelin-starred restaurants
- Hopping on the free carbon fiber bikes to explore Yountville
- Every room is a spa suite
- Rooftop pool is open year-round
- LEED Platinum certified
- On-site gardens and a restaurant supplied by local farmers
What To Know
- In-room spa treatments are not included in the rate
- Quiet and adult-focused; leave the kiddos at home
- There are a handful of vineyards within walking distance
- Pet-friendly; bring along Fido for a $150 fee per stay per room
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just a short walk from some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and wineries, Bardessono aims to be the greenest resort in the area. Every element of this relaxed, Italian-inspired hotel was carefully chosen by skilled artisans, from the rusting steel to the recycled cypress wood. Most of the energy comes from solar panels and the hot tub is heated with geothermal energy. But you’d never know it.
Bed & Bath
The 62-room hotel is made up of modern spa suites that surround a series of four courtyards. The minimalist open-plan design feels like an airy urban loft with gas fireplaces, private courtyards or balconies and tech perks like surround sound and 55″ HD TVs. The indulgent bathrooms spoil with soaking tubs, REN bath products and a concealed massage table.
Cycle to nearby vineyards on one of the hotel’s free bike rentals before heading back for some bubbly and a dip in the rooftop pool. Then it’s time for dinner at Lucy Restaurant & Bar, which serves field-to-fork fare made from the bounty harvested daily from the hotel’s own gardens and from local organic dairy producers and farms. The wine list highlights small producers along with organic, sustainable and biodynamic wines from around the world.
In the Area
Bardessono is directly across the street from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery and within walking distance of Ad Hoc, Keller’s rustic family-style restaurant. Also nearby? Jessup Cellars, which offers free tastings for parties under eight, a rarity in wine country these days. Get your caffeine fix each morning from the Coffee Caboose. San Francisco roaster Ritual provides the brew, which is served out of an actual caboose from an abandoned train (attached to the Napa Railway Inn).
How to Get There
We had an amazing stay here over Easter weekend. The room was so luxurious and it was cleaned twice a day! Cute little patio to sit outside, outdoor shower, and staff was completely attentive without being overpowering. Spa was fantastic too. Highly recommend this place in darling Yountville.
This place was amazing. They greeted us with wine right when we checked in. The staff were top notch. The room was incredible from the outdoor shower to the King size bed. I also have to say the consieres
I love this hotel. First, the welcome was really nice. Warm up in front of the fireplace while sipping a glass of wine as you check in. Then a quick tour of hotel and artwork. The rooms were spacious. I really enjoyed my morning workouts in front of the fireplace. Complimentary pastries for hotel guests in the bar was a plus. Loved that I could grab a quick bite before running out on wine tours. The staff at Lucy’s went above and beyond than other restaurants in the area. Food was delicious too. Take advantage of the spa here! Amazing. I left feeling so relaxed with silky smooth skin. I really would like to come back to this hotel when the weather is warmer to utilize the patio, outside bar area, and pool/fitness center. March was really cold and wet.
My wife and I are not wine-lovers, so we have never been to Napa. We were there for a conference in the City of Napa and took an extra day at the Bardessono (in Yountville). The staff was outstanding, friendly, and helpful. The room was ideal. The coffee and pastries from Bouchon Bakery were wonderful. We will be back.
A few notes:
1) Sitting in the hot tub by the pool after sunset provides a great view of the night sky.
2) We didn't know this was a pet friendly hotel until after making the reservation. We were worried because my wife has allergies, but she didn't have any problems.
3) This is not Bardessono's issue, but I can never figure out when to tip a staff member. Nobody expected a tip (no standing there waiting with a hand out), and all seemed genuinely pleased the few times that I did tip. The manager says, "We try to spoil our staff so that they are not relying on tips to make a living and always leave it to the discretion of the guest."
But not quite. This property is sleek, soothing, and has interesting art and wonderful water features throughout. The service is excellent and professional; the rooms are well appointed and spacious. The delicious coffee and Bouchon pastries in the bar in the morning are ample reason to return.
That said, there is room for improvement.
The sound of the water features is heard only when coming to/from the rooms. It would be wonderful if there were places to sit in the courtyards, to revel in those soothing sounds. A small bench or two would not be obtrusive or obstructive.
There are so many lights in the room when the lights are turned off! Motion sensor lights, light switch lights, shade control lights, lamp control lights, a flashing power light on the clock. I'd love to see these reduced/eliminated/dimmed -- a darker room is always conducive to better sleep.