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
This charming easy access little hotel is smack dab in the middle of Yountville's attractions and it's a fraction of the cost of the more celebrated resort hotels. There is a very good restaurant attached to the hotel and the folks at reception are genuinely friendly and helpful. Stay at North Block and walk down Washington Street and you'll pass most of the great attractions that make Napa such a memorable visit.
Beautiful room and location. Only 20 rooms here but nicely appointed and delicious breakfast. Of course, very pricey. I do think a wine and cheese tasting in the afternoon would have been a nice touch considering it is such a small hotel.
We had a fabulous stay at the North Block. We have a pup and they were more than accommodating allowing us to bring her with and providing a bed and dog bowls...we loved that aspect! The rooms are seriously stunning and super spacious...we loved have a private balcony that overlooked the pool, that was a highlight for sure on evenings after wine tasting. The location is also really prime time, right next door to plenty of tasting rooms and within walking distance to all the best restaurants, we cannot wait to go back!!
We just love this hotel! It was quiet and beautiful. The pool is gorgeous and relaxing. The Decor is so cool. The staff is super friendly, and precious. Loved our manager, Ty Geren. He went out of his way to make sure our stay was special. Also, the breakfast pastries were AMAZING!
Absolutely fabulous folks at both North Block and adjacent Redd Wood wood-fired pizzeria. Staff bends over back wards to ensure you have a memorable stay. Décor leans to Restoration Hardware style. Electric bikes available for touring Yountville. Complimentary breakfast features Bouchon pastries that are out of this world.