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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
From the moment I picked up the phone and booked my reservation
to stepping into the Hotel I just felt welcomed, it was homey
and relaxing...and you can't beat being welcomed with a glass of wine
it's definitely a nice touch when checking in.
I cannot speak highly enough of Carter who works in
guest services, he always went above and beyond. I really value
his customer service and it kept me speechless. He had genuine and great recommendations, so I trusted his opinion and everything he recommended was amazing. I have stayed at many hotels of all range and luxurious but North Block Hotel had everything to make my stay unforgettable. The staff is helpful and carrying and that is what I appreciated. I love that they had complimentary electric bikes I biked out for sunsets and it just made my trip even better. I am so excited to come back and and spend more time in Yountville and at the Property.
We recently revisited the North Block Hotel and were as impressed this time as our last visit. Beyond the well appointed rooms and super comfortable beds the hotel was able to get us in for massage services despite having no one working that day initially. They also secured us a table at the highly coveted “The Restaurant “, a 3 Michelin restaurant. The staff was very accommodating throughout our stay.
The location is close to a lot of local attractions, restaurants and wineries. They also have bikes for use- first come first served- and relationships with a couple of wineries for comp tastings.
Highly recommended for a quiet, romantic get away that allows you easy access to everything Napa Valley has to offer.
Great room great location great hotel — service is top of the line nice breakfast similar to a bed and breakfast— very well kept gardens lovely building — everything you want in a hotel stay
Staff is top notch and always smiling—