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10Best Hotels to Call Home in Napa Valley

Getaways to Napa Valley are known for days filled with vineyard visits, wine tasting and gourmet meals. But just as important as how you spend your time sipping, is where you spend your time sleeping. Napa Valley has a nearly 150 options for folks looking for a home away from home in wine country, and whether it’s with amazing amenities or perfect locations, they all seem to find their own unique way to shine.

The Poetry Inn offers views you’ll never forget. The Napa River Inn is located in the heart of downtown Napa in a historic building that dates back to 1884. Just a couple blocks away, The Westin Verasa boasts a heated saltwater pool & spa. With vineyard neighbors, the grounds at Senza Hotel are like an outdoor sculpture museum. The Wydown Hotel offers an ideal launching spot to explore downtown St. Helena. Cozy Calistoga Ranch offers 157-acres to stay away from it all.

Decisions. Decisions. Here’s 10Best hotels to get you started thinking about planning a trip to wine country.  

The Meritage Resort and Spa
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If you're the type of traveler who likes large hotels, with a plenty of action abuzz, The Meritage Resort & Spa is your kind of hotel. Located about 10 minutes from downtown Napa, the resort has 322 guestrooms decorated with Tuscan flair....  Read More

Napa River Inn
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If your plans include time in downtown Napa, the location of the Napa River Inn can't be beat. In the heart of downtown Napa, complete with riverfront view, you can park the car and forget about it. Everything downtown has to offer from wine...  Read More

Wydown Hotel
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With just a dozen rooms the Wydown is small by hotel standards, but its St. Helena location is tough to beat. Park the car in the complimentary lot and it's an easy and enjoyable stroll to the many shops and restaurants in town. Thanks to large...  Read More

Brannan Cottage Inn
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Cozy, colorful and just steps away from downtown Calistoga, The Brannan Cottage Inn has a story to tell. It is the only resort cottage from the "Hot Springs Resort" built by Calistoga's founder Samuel Brannan in the 1860s, still in its original...  Read More

Andaz Napa - a concept by Hyatt
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You know the Andaz Napa is different the moment you step into the lobby. There's no front desk, and no defined space to check-in. Instead an Andaz host greets you armed with an iPad, offering a glass of complimentary wine while you wait for...  Read More

The Westin Verasa Napa
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Good neighbors are important, even when you're a hotel. Down the road from Oxbow Public Market and just across the street from the Napa Valley Wine Train, The Westin Verasa can brag about its location, but it also comes with the long list of...  Read More

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This boutique hotel knows how to pamper its guests. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is held nightly in the hotel lobby and breakfast (also complimentary) is catered by Bouchon Bakery. Spread out across two acres, the hotel has 41 rooms...  Read More

Calistoga Ranch
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It's all about luxurious outdoor living at Calistoga Ranch. Its 50 guest lodges share a 157 acre backyard and all take full advantage of the green space Mother Nature provides. All guest lodges have an outside living room comfortable for...  Read More

Solage Calistoga


Set just a few blocks from downtown Calistoga, Solage has a fun way of making you feel pampered. After being welcomed with a chai latte, an employee will hop on a bike and as you follow in your car, lead you to your studio or suite. A stay at...  Read More

Poetry Inn
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With just five rooms, staying at Poetry Inn is like staying at your best friend's home - if your best friend is a Napa Valley vintner with impeccable taste and attention to detail. Set among acres of vineyards, Poetry Inn is a spot where you'll...  Read More


Meet Dana Rebmann

Dana Rebmann moved from San Francisco to Wine Country in search of sunshine. Amazing wine and food was a delightful bonus.

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