Villagio Inn & Spa
What We Love
- Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
- Center-of-it-all spot in downtown Yountville
- A 13,000-square-foot on-site spa that’s open until 9 p.m.
- Grounds full of fountains and reflecting pools; adjacent 3-acre vineyard
- Complimentary wine tasting in the hotel lobby from 5:30 to 7:00 pm every Friday and Saturday
What To Know
- Mountain views on one side of the resort and town views on the other
- This is an in-town property
- Better for couples and groups of friends than families
- Guests get first dibs at Bottega, but it’s super popular; reserve a table anyway
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 112-room Villagio and the Mediterranean gardens that fan out around it don’t just evoke Tuscany, they practically transport guests there. Between the sprawling grounds dotted with gurgling fountains, the warm pink and yellow stucco walls and the Mission-style terra-cotta rooftops, you might feel as though you should be sipping Chianti — but here in Napa, it’s all about the Cabs and the Sauvignon Blancs.
Bed & Bath
The buildings that make up the property are clustered so that every room has a private patio or balcony, some with courtyard views. Guestrooms have stucco walls and are furnished in cheery colors. Vino is obviously important here, so rooms have mini-fridges and a cabinet stocked with wines for sale. Wood-burning fireplaces in each room ward off the early morning and late evening chill. But the days here are as sun-drenched and warm as you please — the proper conditions for exploring the three-acre Cabernet vineyard right next to the hotel.
The bucolic surroundings complement the 13,000-square-foot spa, which has 16 treatment rooms and five “spa suites” with fireplaces of their own. Experiences for every taste are available, from 50-minute basic massages to three-and-a-half-hour aromatherapeutic treatments, with Old World techniques used alongside the latest in wellness. It will be hard to tear yourself away from the spa. But after wandering past the gates and finding the street full of world-class dining options, wine-tasting rooms, galleries and shops, you’ll be glad you did. Yountville’s main drag is filled with the aromas of heritage roses and a confit simmering here and a steak grilling there.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Villagio about 4 1/2 years ago (prior to their big renovation) and loved my stay so much that I returned with my husband this time. The hotel has more of an upscale feel to it now, but its charm and beauty are still there. The property is gorgeous with its beautiful walkways lined with flowers and trees and water features. At night, the lighting makes the place look even more magical - especially if you luck out the way my husband and I did and get the entire outdoor pool/hot tub area to yourself in the later evening (the pool area is open 24/7 with your room key). At any given time in the day, however, the pool was never crowded, and there is no deep end to it, so there is plenty of room to spread out if you're not a strong swimmer.
My husband and I loved the staff at the Villagio; every person we encountered was so friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the sparkling wine that was offered to us at check-in and the complimentary breakfast buffet every morning. (I did miss the omelet bar that used to be there a few years ago, but the scrambled eggs that were available this time were always perfectly cooked). We had help with our bags up to our second floor suite, which was nice (if you have mobility issues, make sure to ask for a lower floor room as the hotel does not yet have elevators to their second floor rooms), and we had a nice private balcony with 2 chairs, which is customary to all of their rooms.
The only reason I didn't give full marks on the room is because there was a slight wood-burning fireplace scent that kept returning, which I know is what a lot of people might be looking for as it can be really cozy - especially in the fall or on cool nights, but my nose is kinda sensitive and I was travelling in August, so I wasn't as much in the mood for the scent of a fire. Otherwise, the room was great - spacious with a large flat-screen tv, king bed, large soaker tub, dual vanities and a large walk-in shower.
Hotel Villagio is a solid and welcomed addition to the Napa Valley scene. It is four star but not five. There is no restaurant on premises. The executive suites have a somewhat awkward floor plan, but the are spacious and clean. The staff is friendly and very attentive.
Fantastic staff and the rooms are well appointed. From the moment you are arrive, the staff is eager to assist and ensure you have a great stay. Ideally located to excellent restaurants and shops. I could not have asked for a better experience.