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You will find a wide variety of Napa Valley Hotels. They range from the high-end resorts that go for more than $1,000 a night to some more budget friendly options that are around $100 a night.
In addition to budget, you will also find lodging options all throughout the valley. You will find some in the City of Napa as well as some of in Napa's quaint towns such as Calistoga, St. Helena, or Yountville.
This guide will help you locate the best options for your upcoming visit.
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Since everyone loves a great deal, I thought I'd start with the places where you can find some deals on rooms in Napa.
Another great place to find Napa Hotel Deals is on TripAdvisor. They offer a wide range of deals.
In addition to discounts on your night stay, you will also find deals that include free breakfast or free WiFi.
You will also find some great deals on Booking.com. They have a section that includes their great deals. Some hotel rooms are discounted up to 50% off. That's a HUGE savings.
I use them often during my travels as I find they have an amazing selection of hotels. On their site, you will find guest reviews, pictures, and other details for each of the hotels listed.
I also like their booking section, where you find out everything you want to know about the exact type of room you are booking.
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In this section, I've selected the best hotels for four of the largest towns in Napa Valley. Under each heading, you will find five great places to stay. Napa is expensive, so I've worked in at least one budget friendly option per location.
1. Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort
The absolute best place to stay in Calistoga (if budget is not an issue at all) is the Calistoga Ranch. This wonderful hotel is part of the Auberge Resort group. It's a 4.5-star beauty with every amenity you could ever want.
It features a pool, fitness center, and free parking. You can also head down to The Lakehouse Restaurant for dinner or a night cap.
Their onsite spa offers beautiful outdoor pools set in a quiet, wooden section of the property. This place is expensive, but is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy everything Napa Valley has to offer.
Address: 580 Lommel Road, Calistoga
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $745 a night and head up to more than $1,000 a night for certain rooms
2. Solage Calistoga, an Auberge Resort & Spa
Another one of the higher end Napa Valley Hotels is the Solage Calistoga. It's also quite expensive but offers top of the line amenities.
You get free internet, free parking, and access to the gym. They also have a wonderful pool, restaurant/bar, and offer room service.
The Solage Calistoga recently updated their 89 rooms and it's absolutely beautiful. It's the perfect find for those looking to really enjoy their Napa vacation.
Address: 755 Silverado Trail, Calistoga
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms here start at around $400 and are priced up to around $750+ a night
3. Embrace Calistoga
Another popular Calistoga lodging option is the Embrace Calistoga. It's a bed and breakfast with five uniquely designed rooms.
Staying here includes a more intimate experience. You get the chance to mingle with other guests in a quiet atmosphere. They serve a gourmet breakfast each morning and offer a fun gathering with wine and cheese every evening from 5pm to 7pm.
It's such a sweet place, that I'm sure you will love it!
Address: 1139 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $250 a night
4. Chateau de Vie Bed & Breakfast
Chateau de Vie Bed & Breakfast is another bed and breakfast option in Calistoga. It's a great find in the middle of the countryside and right next to the beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards. Even though it's outside of town, it's only a five-minute drive to this lovely town's restaurants and shops.
For the price, this is my favorite option in Calistoga.
In addition to it's relaxing location, it also features a private jacuzzi hot tub, a heated pool, and continuous beverage service. You can also request garden or indoor spa services.
Their peaceful setting and wonderful amenities make me want to visit them again soon!
Address: 3250 Hwy 128, Calistoga
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $250 a night and range up to around $450
5. Best Western Plus Stevenson Manner
The best budget friendly finds here is the Best Western Plus Stevenson Manner. It's perfect if you are on a tighter budget or don't plan to spend much time in your room.
I also love it because it's right in the heart of the action. If you love to head out on the town, you will want to consider this option.
It's a 2.5-star hotel, but features an outdoor pool, free internet access, and free breakfast. Some of the rooms also feature a kitchenette and family rooms.
Address: 1830 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $125 during the slower season and are closer to almost $300 during the busy summer and fall months
The City of Napa has the largest concentration of hotels. It's also the best bet for those looking for a little nightlife and/or great hotels in the mid-to lower budget ranges.
1. Andaz Napa
The Andaz Napa is 4-star hotel in the heart of downtown Napa. This lovely find is close to the action and features 141 rooms.
If most of your activities are on the southern end of the valley, then this is a great hotel for you. It's in the mid-to-upper price range based on the dates you visit and the type of room you select for your stay.
It's features the standard amenities such as a free parking, free internet, and access to their onsite gym. You will also find a restaurant and bar in the hotel for those that don't feel like walking too far.
This is perfect for those on business in Napa or are looking for a standard 4-star hotel for their visit.
Address: 1450 First Street, Napa
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $250 during low season and are closer to $450 during the busy season
2. Inn on Randolph
If you are looking for a great B&B right in the city of Napa, then check out the Inn on Randolph. This cute place offers five rooms in the main house as well as five private cottages.
All options include the newest amenities as they were all completely renovated when the Inn opened. They also offer onsite massage service, large community rooms for you to relax outside of your own rooms, and a gourmet breakfast each morning.
It's set in Napa's gorgeous historic district, so all of the downtown activities and restaurants are just a short walk or drive away!
Address: 411 Randolph Street, Napa
Room Rate Estimates: During low season, you will find a room here starting at $200 a night. It's pricier in the summer with rooms reaching up to around $600 a night.
3. Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill
This is a great find in Napa. This fun 4-star option is along the river and is just steps to downtown Napa.
The offer the standard amenities of a 4-star hotel, but they also offer you breakfast in bed, a historic setting in a mill from the 1800s, and the option to treat your doggie(s) with their VIP (Very Important Pet) program.
You will also find more than 20 tasting rooms within walking distance to the Napa River Inn. This allows you to sample even more of Napa Valley's yummy creations!
Address: 500 Main Street, Napa
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms go for around $199 to $400 a night based on the season.
4. Best Western Plus Elm House Inn
Another low to mid-range option in the city of Napa is the Best Western Plus. This two-star hotel offers a few fun amenities from an outdoor hot tub to free breakfast.
They have a knowledgeable staff that welcomes you the minute you walk in the door. You will also love the fact that it's close to downtown Napa.
For the price, this place is a great find.
Address: 800 California Blvd, Napa
Room Rate Estimates: Prices here range from about $150 to around $250 all year long.
5. Wine Valley Lodge
The final one of my list of Napa hotels is the most budget friendly. It's also one of the highest rated at its price.
This 54-room hotel offers just a few amenities, but it's a great value for those on a budget. It also offers free parking, a swimming pool, and free internet.
It's also about a 5-minute drive to downtown Napa.
Address: 200 S Coombs, Napa
Room Rate Estimates: Prices start at around $90 a night. Rooms jump up to only around $160 a night during the busy season.
1. The Wine Country Inn & Cottages
The best way to describe this place is that it's a hidden gem and the perfect weekend getaway. It's set on a property with gorgeous vineyards and is within walking distance to a few of the best Napa Valley Wineries. You are also just a short drive to St. Helena (2 miles) and dozens of other great wine tasting options.
They do not offer TVs, so you can truly relax in this quiet environment. They do offer a daily wine social, a free shuttle to nearby restaurants, and both a pool and hot tub.
Address: 1152 Lodi Lane, St. Helena
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms range from around $340 to $900+ a night.
2. Meadowood Napa Valley
The 4-star hotel offers 85 rooms in a beautiful property in St. Helena. It's a great place to see the real beauty of Napa Valley.
It's also perfect for those that love to stay active. They feature a seven tennis courts, a nine-hole walking golf course, and access to several great trails. You can also do a little swimming or unwind at their onsite spa.
Food lovers will enjoy the Michelin three-star option, The Restaurant, right on the property. You can also check out The Grill or dine in your room.
The Meadowood Napa Valley is a real treat for your Napa Valley vacation.
Address: 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms range from around $600 to $1,500 a night
3. Black Rock Inn
The Black Rock Inn is a highly rated B&B in St. Helena. Set on two-acres, this property offers four rooms in the historic main house and the chance to rent out their private house.
All rooms in the main house have their own bathroom, a private deck or balcony, and separate sitting areas. It's one of the most comfortable places I've ever stayed.
Each morning, you get the chance to enjoy a two-course breakfast before you set off on your adventure.
Address: 3100 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at $350 a night and range up to around $675 a night during the busy season
4. Harvest Inn
This 4-star property is another one of the best of the Napa Valley Hotels. They offer wonderful amenities from their outdoor pool to access to their onsite work out facilities.
The other thing I really like about the Harvest Inn is that it's set on nearly 8-acres of property that borders gorgeous Napa Valley vineyards.
The property is also set up by named neighborhoods and each section has a unique view. The 74-guest rooms are well equipped and offer you the comfort you've been waiting for!
Address: 1 Main Street, St. Helena
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms range from around $350 to $650 a night
5. El Bonita Motel
Of course, I always like to add in one budget option per location. For St. Helena, it's the El Bonita.
This two-star option doesn't offer many amenities, but it's clean and is in an incredible location. They do offer free parking, access to their pool, and free internet.
Address: 195 Main St., St. Helena
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms are from around $120 to around $140 a night
1. Bardessono Hotel & Spa
The Bardessono is one of the best Napa Valley Hotels on my list. It's a 4.5-star that offers luxurious suites and everything you would expect from a high-end hotel.
While you are here, make sure to check out their onsite spa as well as their award winning restaurant, Lucy Restaurant and Bar.
You can also relax in their pool, enjoy room service, or use their free internet service. This property is also dog friendly.
Address: 6526 Yount Street, Yountville
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms range from around $450 to $850 a night
2. Hotel Yountville
You will also enjoy your stay at Hotel Yountville. This lovely 4.5-star hotel is just a short walk or drive to some of Yountville's amazing restaurants.
This luxury hotel also offers rooms and suites that are all 400+ square feet, so you will have plenty of room to spread out and relax. You can also spend quality time in their outdoor pool or the cozy Y Bar in the hotel lobby.
Address: 6462 Washington Street, Yountville
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $300 up to around $650 a night
3. The Cottages of Napa Valley
The lovely Cottages of Napa Valley are in a peaceful setting just two miles south of Yountville. All cottages are furnished and offer a full kitchen.
These are a great option for those traveling in a large group and/or want to have some fun, family time in Napa Valley. In addition to full kitchens, you can also use the outdoor BBQ facilities.
They offer bike rentals daily and transportation to Yountville each night between 5pm and 10pm.
They are great for large groups, but they do come at a price.
Address: 1012 Darms Lane
Room Rate Estimates: The Cottages start at around $300 in the low season but can be quite pricey (up to $1,200 each) in the busy summer season.
4. North Block Hotel
The North Block Hotel is a lovely four-star option in the heart of Yountville. This modern boutique hotel offers 20 guest rooms with every amenity you would want from a four-star hotel.
The best part about this place though is the location. You can walk to a few tasting rooms, restaurants, and bars. It's also a short drive to dozens of other wineries, tasting rooms, and restaurants.
They also have an on-site spa, so you can relax during your stay in Napa Valley.
Address: 6757 Washington Street, Yountville
Room Rate Estimates: Rooms start at around $250 and range up to around $400+ a night
5. Oleander House and Garden
The Oleander House and Garden is a quaint bed and breakfast to the north of Yountville. With only five guest rooms, this place gives you the quiet time you need to unwind.
All of the rooms feature private baths, balconies or patios, and modern amenities. You can also enjoy a full breakfast each morning as well as their outdoor hot tub.
It's perfect for couples seeking a get-away in the heart of wine country.
Address: 7433 St. Helena Way, Yountville
Room Rate Estimates: Prices range from around $200 to $300 a night
Book Today! You will find a number of places to book your hotels. I recommend TripAdvisor as they have a large inventory of recent guest reviews, so you can get a feel for exactly what the experience is like now. Click here to visit TripAdvisor for more details.
You will also find a large number of these places (and other Napa Valley hotels) on Booking.com. They offer everyday discounts, which allows you to find some great deals on your stay. Click here to head to Bookings.com to start your hotel search.
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Many of these are mentioned above in detail. However, I wanted to also list them for you by budget, so you can get a better idea of what to expect from each option.
Below you will find the name of the hotel and where it's listed in the sections above.
1. Calistoga Ranch - Calistoga Section: This is such an amazing place but comes with a hefty price tag. Rooms here start at around $750 a night and go up to over $1,000 a room per night.
2. Solage Calistoga - Calistoga Section: Another great luxury option is the Solage Calistoga. The rooms at this lovely place range from around $400 a night up to around $750 and up a night.
3. The Wine Country Inn - St. Helena: The Wine Country Inn in St. Helena is a secluded gem in St. Helena. Rooms start at around $340 to $910 a night.
4. Meadowood Napa Valley - St. Helena: The Meadowood is another treat for those looking for a luxury experience. Rooms range from around $600 to $1,500 a night.
5. Bardessono Hotel Spa - Yountville: The lowest priced rooms here I could find started at around $450 a night. You will find some rooms closer to $850 a night during high season.
1. Chateau de Vie Bed & Breakfast - Calistoga Section: As I'm sure you read above, this is my favorite place in Calistoga for the price. Rooms range from around $250 to around $450 a night depending on the room and the season.
2. Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill - Napa Section: This 4-star hotel offers a great location to Napa's wine tasting rooms as well as its nightlife. Rooms range from around $199 to $400 a night. The higher priced options are their suites, so you should be able to get a room (most of the year) for a little less.
3. Andaz Napa - Napa Section: This is another great find right in the heart of the city of Napa. It's a 4-star hotel with rooms from around $250 to $450 a night.
4. Black Rock Inn - St. Helena Section: The Black Rock Inn is a great place to relax near St. Helena. Rooms go for $350 to around $675 a night.
5. North Block - Yountville Section: Rooms here start at around $250 in the low season and increase to $400+ during high season months.
The Napa Valley does still offer a few budget friendly options. The best time to travel to the region on a budget is to visit during the low season in the winter (November - March) and avoid any long holiday weekends.
1. Best Western Plus Stevenson Manner - Calistoga Section: While you can find rooms around $125 a night during the slower months, this hotel's rooms shoot up to around $300 during the busy season. Keep this in mind when booking.
2. Best Western Plus Elm House Inn - Napa Section: Another great Best Western to check out is the one in the city of Napa. Its prices start at around $150 and run up to around $250 a night during the busy season.
3. Wine Valley Lodge - Napa Section: This is a great bet for those on a really tight budget. Rooms range from around $90 to $170 a night.
4. Oleander House and Garden - Yountville Section: Rooms at this lovely bed and breakfast range from around $200 to $300 a night.
5. El Bonita - St. Helena Section: This old-fashioned two-star hotel is in the perfect location in St. Helena. Rates are around $120 to $140 a night.
One of the best ways to enjoy Napa Valley is by staying in one of its lovely B&Bs. I've mentioned a few above, but there are many more great options.
Another popular option is to rent an apartment or house for your stay. This will give you the freedom of your own place. It's the perfect option for those staying with a larger group or staying for more than just a few days.
Here are a few places I recommend looking for your rentals.
TripAdvisor: TripAdvisor has a large number of vacation rentals in Napa. Options on their list range from small studio apartments to 4- and 5-bedroom houses with pools. There are also a large number of reviews from those that stayed previously so you get a great sense of what to expect during your stay. Click here to review their vacation rentals.
AirBnB: I also use AirBnB quite a bit for these types of rentals. You get a great look at the places available and their website makes it easy to find something that fits your needs. Click here to check out AirBnBs selections.
Many places throughout the US including Napa are starting to crack down on short term vacation rentals. What started as a wonderful idea has exploded in popularity and has cut into the business for local hotels and resorts. Their issue with short term rentals is that they do not have to follow the same rules, pay taxes, and follow other regulations that are required of hotels.
This allows the short-term rental properties to rent their places for less.
It is required in Napa Valley to have a permit to rent your apartment and/or house to those renting for the short term. As they begin to crack down on those renting without permits, you may get stuck in the middle.
Now, it's an extreme case that you would actually have issues, but it's something I like to mention to anyone using these services I recommend or any others. Since they do not have to provide their permit to sign up for these services, you cannot guarantee that they are legal rentals.
Here is a recent article to give you a better idea on what's happening on this topic:
My recommendation is to ask a few questions before you rent so you know what risks you are willing to take. Yes, these can be a great, cost-effective way to visit Napa, but there could be some downsides also.
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