Maison Fleurie, A Four Sisters Inn
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Yountville, Maison Fleurie, A Four Sisters Inn is in a shopping district and minutes from V Marketplace and Gordon Gallery. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Vintner’s Golf Club and Domaine Chandon.
Make yourself at home in one of the 13 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and a turndown service, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this bed & breakfast include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Food & Drink
Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
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I've stayed at Maison Fleurie's sister property in Sonoma, Inn at Sonoma, on several occasions and always love it...so I felt positive about trying this small inn in Napa.
Overall, it was pleasant. We had a room in the Carriage House, which was spacious, yet cozy (lots of period furniture and a very comfortable king bed). Don't confuse "vintage" with "dirty". The bathroom was roomy and lovely, with a double vanity and large jetted tub. The tub is deep, so folks with mobility issues could find this to be an issue. I'm tall and not do not have issues, but it was still kind of a climb to get into the tub for showering. We had a mini-fridge in the bathroom, which is always nice to have for storing wine and soft drinks. The exterior has a quaint, historic look and the grounds are covered with flowers (thus, the "Masion Fleurie" moniker).
On-site parking is very limited, so we had to do street parking a couple of nights. No big deal. Several very nice restaurants are within walking distance: Bistro Jeanty, Bouchon Bistro, and Bouchon Bakery to name my faves. A decent complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room from 8:00 to 10:00 AM daily consisting of a quiche or egg casserole, bakery items, cereal, yogurt and fruit for the most part. There's a Keurig coffee maker in the room, but the accoutrements are low-end (powdered non-dairy creamer, Sweet 'N Low, etc.). Splenda and half-and-half are available in the dining room.
I read some complaints about noise coming from adjacent rooms and Bouchon Bakery from other reviewers, but we did not experience that in the Carriage House. There was only one other room in the building, and our neighbors kept their volume at a reasonable level.
One nit. While afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres are served in the lobby from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM daily, the night we went over was not relaxing. The cheese plates looked appetizing, but the wine was being dispensed in thimble-sized portions by an annoying local vintner giving a hard-sell of his product to participants. I wasn't expecting this, because Inn at Sonoma just puts the wine out so guests can serve themselves without having to endure a sales spiel. Needless to say, we only went to the "happy hour social" once.
I'm more of a Sonoma girl, so I doubt I'll return...but there are some aspects to this property.
Spent one night here for our visit. Very centrally located and nice walk to several wineries and eateries. We stayed in the carriage house and had a well furnished room. Nice fireplace, deep comfortable bathtub with jets, and a very nice bed. Evening wine tastings in the dining room next to a warm fire with cheese and nibbles and some very very good snickerdoodles. Breakfast was light, but included a potato casserole and a quiche, coffee, tea and juice.
We stayed here for 2 nights. You cannot beat the location of this property. You can walk to nearly all of the restaurants in Yountville (Mustard’s Grill is a bit far though). Right before we left for our trip, I decided to upgrade our room to the bakery building, and I was so glad I did. I think that anyone considering booking here should do their research to determine which room they will be most comfortable in, as some of the rooms in the main building are very small. The room we stayed in was in the front of the building on the ground floor, so no noise complaints from the restaurant (Bouchon Bakery backs up to the back of Room 9 in the bakery building). The room was very large, with a comfortable bed, a gas fireplace that kept us cozy and warm (it was cold and rainy during our stay) and a nice, large bathroom with a soaking tub, which we used to warm up! I would recommend this room. There is also a pool and hot tub on the property (pool was closed at this time of year though). The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The area that could use a bit of improvement is the food aspect. We stay at B&Bs and inns all over the world, so perhaps our expectations are higher, but I think in a culinary capital like Napa,they could do a bit better. Breakfast was the same both days, and as mentioned by another poster, consisted of egg casseroles. It was okay - nothing exciting. On the second day, the coffee machine was broken and basically producing colored hot water. And there was no back up (maybe have a Mr. Coffee or a French press hanging around for these moments?). We wound up walking across the street to a bakery/coffee house that had delicious baked goods and Stumptown Roasters coffee. Would we stay here again? Definitely yes. Are there areas that need a bit of improvement? Yes, but they are easy fixes.
From the less than warm welcome to the not even “breakfast”, Maison Fleurie was quite disappointing. Great location. Rooms decorated in a French country boho vibe.
The Keurig machine in the room was filthy. Each morning, before 7:00 a.m. we were greeted by the arrival of a noisy garbage truck.
The worst breakfast we have ever had at a B&B. Ancient hot plate did not keep the food warm. Specialty of the House seems to be egg casseroles. No protein.
After staying at Millikan Creek Inn and 1906 in Coronado, we had high expectations for another Four Sisters experience. Disappointing.
My wife and I loved our stay at Maison Fleurie. Our room in the Bakery Building (#8) was more than adequate, the dining area was lovely for breakfast and afternoon wine, and the location is unbeatable.
I added the "with appropriate expectations" to the title because I can't help but laugh reading some other people's reviews. I'll do my best to address some of the common complaints. Yountville, CA ain't cheap. Depending on the room type, you can stay at Maison Fleurie for anywhere from 2-8x less than you can at nearby luxury hotels - there's a reason for that. If you are incapable of parallel parking, demand posh accommodations, and require complete silence to sleep, I would not recommend MF. The small gravel lot does not have enough spaces for every guest, but we never had a hard time finding a spot nearby along the street. The decor and condition at MF is more quaint than luxurious - don't expect perfection. The early morning noise from Bouchon Bakery is a fair criticism, but nothing a sound machine app can't overcome. Bakery Building rooms 9 and 11 basically share a wall with Bouchon, so go with 8 or 10 if you want the extra space the Bakery Building provides without the proximity to the Bakery.
Overall, we would return to MF and recommend it to others as long as the above criticisms aren't deal-breakers.