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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
For the second time in four years we visited this Hotel. Staying in Napa Valley, (Yountville) is a great experience, staying at the Bardessono makes it a Magnificent experience. We were told of this wonderful Hotel by friends who stay here every year. They were right, you will want to return, and we did ! When we arrived for the second time, I was happy to see that the Hotel that I liked so much was still the same. We were escorted to our room by a staff member who welcomed us like we were old friends. At first, the room we had was not in the location of the hotel that we wanted. She then took us to three other rooms that we could choose from. (What Hotel does that?) The Hotel made arrangements for Dinner at locale hard to get into restaurants, drove us to them and picked us up. Made arrangements for Wine Tasting at our favorite wineries. Had dinner at the hotel one evening sitting around the outdoor fireplace, really nice! If you have not been there, give it a try.
Just here to add another glowing review for Bardessono! Service was impeccable - from check in to check out, everything was super smooth and friendly. I had some special requests that were handled quickly and competently. Room was extremely clean and in excellent condition. I loved the modern decor and the eco friendly details. The snacks and drinks in the room were a nice touch and the complimentary Bouchon pastries in the morning were lovely. We had breakfast at Lucy and the food and service were on point as well. You cannot beat this location, which is central to everything in Yountville. My only regret is that we did not stay longer!
If you are staying in Napa/Yontville and want an exceptional hospitality experience, you need look no further.
The concierge ensure every aspect of you activities and dining are met exactly how you prefer.
The front desk staff ensure each and every one of your requests are satisfied, no matter how trivial.
The spa was professional and not pushy with marketing any of their products.
The restaurant, which we NEVER usually eat at a hotel restaurant, was REALLY REALLY good! The gnocchi was exquisite.
The hotel space itself is modern and ABSOLUTELY spectacular. Our room had every amenity that one could wish for and we greatly appreciated the platinum LEEDs certification the hotel was awarded.
Special shout outs to Matt at the Front Desk, Matt and That at the concierge desk and Rosemary who was 10 out of 10.
ONLY and I mean ONLY criticism was lack of a Nespresso machine in rooms...which they said they are addressing shortly :)
Careful with the recommendations of the concierge at Bardessono. Terrible choices and worse picks!!
He insisted on the winery’s and our own choices were much better,bad judgment and bad restaurants also. Careful when he insists on pre charge because then you cannot cancel.
Stayed here for 5 nights whilst exploring the wineries, eateries and doing some fabulous cycling around the area. What a perfect base. Loved the suite (we had a very peaceful ground floor one at the back) with the most comfortable bed imaginable. Total privacy and not overlooked at all - none of the suites seemed to have windows visible from the outside actually. Beautiful bathroom / dressing area with 2 completely separate sinks / vanity units (love that!). Huge bathtub with lovely bubbles which was perfect for a soak after the 57 mile bike ride we did one day up a mountain too (I kid you not!). We loved the Bouchon breakfast pastries and the fresh fruit and local yoghurt - no need for a la carte breakfast for us! Ate at the Lucy restaurant one evening which was super too. Oh and the gin and tonics in the bar were very great and fabulous to be able to sit outside by the fire-pit to enjoy them. Can't recommend highly enough.