Napa Valley Lodging

When you’re planning your trip to Napa, you’re probably going to focus on the wineries first, and that’s not a bad thing. But don’t forget that you’ll want a comfortable and centrally-located place to rest your head.

Napa Valley spans 30 miles long and only a few miles wide, but you have quite a few Napa Valley lodging options, and some are better than others.

 

Napa Valley Bed and Breakfasts

There are many ways you can experience Napa Valley, and we want each journey to be a personal one. So, if you’re looking for a more homey experience, you’ll want to stick with one of the area bed and breakfasts or choose to rent an AirBnB.

If you opt for a typical bed and breakfast, you have some great options. Here are our best recommendations in various price ranges.

Brannan Cottage Inn

This six-room in is just north of Napa in the town of Calistoga. It was originally built in 1862 by Samuel Brannan, and sits on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it’s an older structure, your cozy room in this gingerbread-style Victorian cottage will come with a private bathroom and its own fireplace. You’ll also have a mini-fridge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat screen television. All this within walking distance of downtown Calistoga.

Brannan Cottage Inn
109 Wappo Ave.
Calistoga, CA 94515
brannancottageinn.com

Maison Fleurie

If you’re looking for a charming and reasonably-priced place to stay in the Yountville area, Maison Fleurie is it. You’ll be a short walk from the best Yountville restaurants, so you can saunter back to your room after topping off your indulgent day with a glass or two of wine.

Maison Fleurie is well-known for its hospitality and gourmet breakfast buffet. Rooms feature provincial French furnishings and free Wi-Fi, and the perks of staying at Maison Fleurie are aplenty. Enjoy amenities like an evening wine hour with hors d’oeuvres, fresh baked cookies and complimentary bikes to help you find your way around Yountville.

Maison Fleurie
6529 Yount St.
Yountville, CA 94599
www.maisonfleurienapa.com

Southbridge Napa Valley

If you want to experience all the perks of staying in the prestigious Meadowood Napa Valley without the hefty bill, consider staying at its sister property, Southbridge Napa Valley.

Southbridge is a sweet bed and breakfast that stands on its own merits, but we can’t ignore he fact that staying here affords you on-property access to Meadowood perks like golf, tennis and pro-level croquet.

Southbridge Napa Valley is in the heart of St. Helena within walking distance of wineries and fine dining. Each room has a king-size bed and a fireplace, and there’s a health spa adjacent to the property.

Southbridge Napa Valley
1020 Main St.
St Helena, CA 94574
www.southbridgenapavalley.com

 

Napa Valley Hotels

If you’re looking for more of a typical experience in a large facility with all the hotel amenities, Napa Valley has some great options.

Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil tops out most lists of the best places to stay in Napa Valley, so it’s natural that we start off with this recommendation. You should know that this is a luxury hotel that comes with many amenities and a price tag to match.

You’ll find Auberge du Soleil in the quiet town of Rutherford amidst a backdrop of stunning vistas. On site, you’ll find a spa, pool, sculpture garden and a well-equipped fitness center. You can also enjoy some Mediterranean cuisine at the highly-acclaimed Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil. Or for a more laid-back experience, grab a bite at the Bistro & Bar.

Auberge du Soleil
180 Rutherford Hill Rd.
Rutherford, CA 94573
aubergedusoleil.aubergeresorts.com

Vintage House

This newly-renovated property in downtown Yountville is part of the 22-acre Estate Yountville complex, which is also home to the shops and restaurants of V Marketplace. But its central location isn’t Vintage House’s only draw. The guest rooms at the Vintage House are among the most beautiful in the Napa Valley. If you want to upgrade your experience, choose a west-facing upper-floor room with views of the Mayacamas Mountains.

Vintage House
6541 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
www.vintagehouse.com/

Andaz Napa

Andaz Napa is a 4-star hotel in the center of downtown Napa, just a short stroll from the Oxbow Pubic Market. It’s the location that draws people in to Andaz, but after their stay, they rave about the guest rooms that feature hickory hardwood floors, white marble bathrooms and 42-inch flat-screen televisions. While you’re here, enjoy the complimentary wine tastings, self-parking and Wi-Fi. Andaz Napa can be on the pricey side for a 4-star hotel, but you may expect to pay a bit extra to stay in the heart of Napa. This hotel is also part of the Hyatt family of hotels, so you can enjoy Hyatt rewards and redeem points here.

Andaz Napa
1450 1st St.
Napa, CA 94559
www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/andaz-napa/apcrn

The Bergson

It can be difficult to find a great place to stay in Napa for under $150 a night, but the Bergson is a great option for budget travelers. With rooms starting at $115 per night, this charming boutique hotel allows visitors a clean and cozy place to rest their heads while exploring the wineries around Calistoga.

The Bergson’s rooms feature private balconies and access to healing spas and bike trails. The best part? You can bike along the trail to various wine tasting spots and then peddle safely back to your room.

The Bergson
1010 Foothill Blvd.
Calistoga, CA 94515
www.thebergson.com

 

When you start planning your Napa Valley vacation, location is important. You may want to spend a little extra to stay within walking distance of fine dining and local wineries. This way, you can spend at least one day exploring the area around your lodging and don’t have to worry about who’s going to drive after that last wine tasting. You are here to enjoy yourself, after all.

Choose a hotel if you’re looking for amenities, like a spa and pool. But if you’re looking to cozy up in front of a fireplace with your honey after a romantic day of hot air ballooning and wine tasting, a bed and breakfast is where it’s at. Customize your experience by choosing the right Napa Valley lodging.