North Block Hotel
What We Love
- Private patio or balcony for every room
- Modern and sophisticated take on wine country style
- Lounging by the outdoor fireplace in the courtyard
- Redd Wood, an awesome on-premise restaurant and bar from chef Richard Reddington
What To Know
- Traffic noise from Route 29 can be heard from some balconies
- The restaurant is integrated into the hotel, so outdoor diners can be seen and heard in the evening
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designer Erin Martin transformed the once Tuscan-leaning Hotel Luca into a sophisticated aerie. The lobby epitomizes the minimalist modern styling, with earth tones interrupted by the occasional subtle animal print, while a shimmering wall hung with an impressive collection of brass skeleton keys sets the tone behind the concierge desk. The keys may be for show, but the hospitality is as sincere as it gets. Guest rooms start with whimsical touches, such as the awesome heavy wooden room doors with grated peep doors (think the gatekeeper in The Wizard of Oz), but the overall impression is muted. The best touch is the private patio or balcony with garden or property views. It’s tough to get much deeper in the heart of the food- and wine-obsessed Napa Valley than Yountville with its multitude of Michelin-starred eateries. And North Block Hotel, along with its integrated restaurant, proves that there is much more to this tiny town than a string of Thomas Keller restaurants (though, of course, there are those, beginning with the justly world-renowned French Laundry). Let the crack concierge help plan your eating itinerary. They’ll go the extra mile by securing reservations anywhere—after pouring a free glass of prosecco, of course.
In the Area
Don’t miss Richard Reddington’s joint, Redd Wood, located right in the North Block. The chef has added rustic pizzas, pastas and house-cured charcuterie to his modernist palette. But don’t stay in for your whole trip — there are six Michelin stars within walking distance. The French Laundry rocks three of them, and Bouchon and the California cuisine of Redd have each been awarded one. Right next door to North Block is Ma(i)sonry, a lively wine collective and art gallery where one can taste offerings from various area wineries amid a sculpture garden and gallery setting. Call (or ask the concierge) for a tasting reservation. For a truly unique experience, visit the historic Rubicon, one of the oldest consistently operational wineries in the area. (Formerly Inglenook Chateau, which was built in late 1800s, it was purchased by the Coppola family in the 1970s and fully restored.) Take a break from all the haute cuisine and stop at Tacos Garcia, a taco truck perennially perched outside Yountville’s one (and only) dive bar, Pancha’s (which is, conveniently, within nightcap distance of North Block).
How to Get There
Everything you will want for your stay in Yountville. The rooms (and bathrooms) have lovely appointments and decks. Breakfast was delicious and the tastings at the two neighborhood winery showrooms were comped and fabulous. Staff was delightful! Go, stay, enjoy!
My wife and I loved our first stay at North Block for our 29th Wedding Anniversary celebration. Everything was first class, from the warm reception offering complimentary sparkling wine from Domaine Chandon and high-end single malt bourbon, to the modern, comfortable and well-dressed rooms, complete with fireplace and heated bathroom floors. Great walk-in rain shower competed with the inviting large bathtub. Our balcony opened to a nice courtyard with view of the surrounding mountains. VERY QUIET! Complimentary passes to two boutiques wine tasting rooms and complimentary continental breakfast at REDDWOOD restaurant nearby are added bonuses. We also loved the easy-to-use expresso machine in our room as well. Very good Quality Price Ratio and 5 star experience make us want to return again and again. Bravo to the hotel manager and staff.
What a beautiful hotel! Not only was the hotel charming and elegantly designed, the staff was amazing. Ty , the GM went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our stay. We will definitely be returning! Oh and the bed, it was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on! Also if you are looking to tour the town , the hotel offers free ebikes, which is such a cool perk. They are super fun to ride and a great way to see the town.
It is a boutique hotel that has everything you need or want for a long weekend. The room is perfect with a small secluded patio and nice bathroom. On-site is a Yountville quality restaurant that is casual. The breakfast meets all expectations and the world-class Bouchon Bakery pastries make it an extra treat. Add in the bikes to ride to the vineyards and the complementary wine tastings at two high-end tasting rooms and the hotel has everything you want or need. Oh I forgot, when you check-in they offer you a full pour glass of a nice wine or a glass of fine whiskey. The fact that it was only 11.30 made me reluctantly go with the wine. And finally, the staff was truly professional and there to help with any request. A wonderful stay!
We stayed at the North Block Hotel in Yountville, Napa Valley for MLK Day weekend in January 2019. This was our first stay at this hotel and we loved every minute of it. It started even before our arrival with their extremely helpful front desk staff who were so supportive in planning our weekend. I especially want to highlight Carter Dodds, whose help in referring us to great restaurants in the area was greatly appreciated.
We stayed in a Premium King with Fireplace. The room was very spacious with a super comfortable bed covered in luxurious linens. The over sized bathroom was also fantastic with heated floors, over sized (!) soaking tub and a separate rain shower. Wonderful!
Service throughout our stay was immaculate – all of our requests were completed quickly. The adjacent Redd Wood restaurant was also a nice feature. Breakfast service is offered there for hotel guests. While limited with what is offered, there was more than enough tasty food to be had.
Thanks for making our stay memorable! We highly recommend this property to everyone considering a stay in Yountville!