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
- 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
From the second we booked our stay to the moment we left, the service was astounding! Chris, the front desk manager, was the most accommodating person we’ve ever met. I was suppose to propose to my girlfriend on a Tuesday outside of a winery, just to realize that it was going to be pouring that day. I called Chris and he was able to create the most magical proposal scene in less than 24 hours, so that I could propose on Monday instead when the weather was better. The rooms are phenomenal! The fire place was spectacular. Hotel staff was always super nice and accommodating. We felt like celebrities - all staff knew we got engaged and did everything they could to make our stay extra special, like morning mimosas at breakfast. Emmanuel, valet/concierge, also made our trip great. He assisted us a few times with getting our car and also drove us to dinner one night.
Overall, this hotel made our trip that much more spectacular. We will never forget our stay and loved it so much, we plan on getting married here!
A lot has changed since my last review of the Villagio Hotel in 2014, the people have changed, but mainly the family who owned it since its beginning sold it to a large national corporation. That's not a negative, just a fact. We stayed in its very nice sister property while the Villagio was being remodeled in 2017, a very nice remodeled room, nice folks, but a change. The brunch we loved so much was cut way back, fancier than a Hampton Inn, but not much. Knowing that, and seeing the new Villagio being offered at at least 50% more in rates, we, like they, have moved on. This is not a negative review, we have probably spent more than 150 nights at the Villagio and called it home in November for years. Its location is the best and we wish them well.
We flew from Sydney (13.5 hours) to San Fran and hopped in an Uber for just under 2 hours so we were pretty stiff and tired when we arrived at Hotel Villagio. We were offered a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and were upgraded to the premium king room. On mention that it was our honeymoon a bottle of local sparkling wine was also sent to our room which was lovely.
The décor of the hotel was very modern and it was obvious that the hotel had recently been refurbished as everything was immaculate.
The room was extremely spacious as was the en-suite and the balcony. The en-suite included a huge free-standing tub that was big enough for two, double basins, a large shower and sectioned heating.
The bed was extremely comfortable as were the pillows and robes.
The fire place made us feel so cozy and relaxed. We ordered several extra bags for the fireplace that were brought to the room within minutes.
The only downside was that the AC/heater in the room was quite loud so we had to turn it off in the night.
The continental breakfast was simple but fresh – perfect for a two-night stay. We were offered complimentary mimosas as a “congratulations” one morning from the bar tender who served us the night before.
We ended up eating in the hotel one night as we were so relaxed drinking in the bar area. The food was nice however the menu was very limited and quite expensive. Their cocktails were amazing.
The staff were extremely accommodating and friendly throughout our entire stay.
If we ever returned to Yountville we would stay here again and I would definitely recommend staying here.
We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights during Xmas break. We had to move to a different room after the first night because the heater made a lot of buzzing sounds at night. In addition, the room was next to an outdoor, humming water heater unit. The staff upgraded us to a much better room but it wasn’t totally silent. The heater still made noises. We would be ok as adults but with the baby (and considering the hotel went through major renovation recently), we expected more. Five stars to the staff and wonderful breakfast. Three stars to the room.
We traveled as a couple to the Villagio in Dec 2018.
First, the good. I love the modern design and clean look. The valet, check in, bellman were all wonderfully helpful and friendly. The room was nice and spacious, the bed luxurious. The check in of sparkling wine was lovely.
What we feel needs improvement to justify the price:
While the previous mentioned staff members were great, the bar staff could use some training. Two separate times I had to wait for the bartender to get off their phone to help me. Not to mention, how unsanitary that is- handling your super dirty phone and then handling my food and drink. One of the bartenders also had another questionable unsanitary habit. 2nd, we were gone all day on the second day and received no turndown service. 3rd the eggs at the buffet are inedible, there are several other choices which were great but if you are an egg eater you may be disappointed. And last as other reviews have mentioned - there aren’t any towel hooks in the bathroom- the only place to leave your clothes or towels is on the toilet???
Overall it was a nice place it I’m glad I did not pay peak season prices. Should we go back during a more popular time in the season we would probably look elsewhere.