Best Luxury Hotels in Napa Valley

Auberge du Soleil was the first to put Napa Valley on the map as a luxurious overnight getaway, way back in 1985, and upscale hoteliers continue to follow suit in tempting travelers with exceptional accommodations, superb dining, beautiful gardens and, in many cases, sought-after spas. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is sure to join their company when it opens later this year. In the meantime, here are other outstanding options.

Feature Photo: Solage

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Alila Napa Valley

Called Las Alcobas when it debuted in 2017, this unique property at the northern end of St. Helenas Main Street includes a renovated 1907 farmhouse with restaurant and a half-dozen rooms plus a modern wing with spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to soak in the vineyard views. Most offer large balconies or decks with sofas and fire pits; some even come with outdoor soaking tubs. Bathrooms provide rain-forest showers and separate tubs.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While Chris Cosentinos ambitious Acacia House restaurant is temporarily closed (check website for reopening), the location next to Beringer Vineyards and within a half-mile of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone remains ideal for oenophiles and gourmets.
  • For more R&R, lounge by the heated pool or book a treatment in serene Alila Spa.
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Auberge du Soleil

The grandpère of gracious Napa hospitality began life as an acclaimed California-French restaurant in 1981. Cottages added in 1985 took advantage of its hilltop location in Rutherford — the heart of Wine Country — with dazzling vistas seemingly all the way to San Francisco. Lavish Mediterranean landscaping and olive groves on its 33 acres continue the South of France ambiance found in its recently redesigned 50 rooms and suites. Fountains and courtyards also create a tranquil oasis for the Auberge du Soleil Spa, reserved for guests of the resort.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Couples seeking romance will appreciate the adults-only policy.
  • Dining at Auberge du Soleils frequently Michelin-starred restaurant is still a must-do, while its Bistro and Bar also provides delicious, locally inspired fare in a more informal setting; you can also order food at La Plage, the sunny pool deck with canopied lounge chairs.
  • The spa also offers soaking pools and hammam steam rooms.
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Bardessono

Its no wonder Hollywood stars, BottleRock Napa Valley performers and other luminaries gravitate to this paragon of eco-luxury in Yountville, close to the French Laundry, Bouchon and other premier dining destinations. The 62 rooms feature built-in massage tables, gas fireplaces, soaking tubs and private outdoor enclaves, while a rooftop pool and open-air fitness deck provide sweeping valley views. Lucy Restaurant & Bar celebrates field to fork” California cuisine, sourced in part from the onsite gardens; guests can also dine poolside June through October.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The expert treatments of B Spa are available in your room or the softly lit Spa Center. Use one of the hotel bikes (included in the $68 nightly resort fee, along with a bottle of Napa wine, daily breakfast bites and other perks) to tour Yountvilles tasting rooms, cafes and boutiques.
  • The extensive green initiatives include a guest garden where you can plant herbs to offset the carbon impact of your stay.
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Carneros Resort and Spa

This feels like a home away from home in the Wine Country, thanks to free-standing cottages and vacation homes with private fenced yards and gardens dotting the 28-acre vineyard resort.  The recently renovated lodgings offer cozy luxuries like fireplaces and heated bathroom floors, good for taking the chill off on cool evenings or mornings in the Carneros district, plus outdoor showers and two pools for cooling off on sunny days. Dining is always first-rate, with lots of open-air seating and family-friendly options, too.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive to guests of the resort, the Spa at Carneros provides exquisite treatments inspired by the Wine Country, while the fitness center, next to the heated lap and family pool, offers many complimentary yoga and other classes.
  • Hop on a complimentary bike to explore the bucolic scenery and later soak in the views from the adults-only, hilltop infinity pool.
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Hotel Yountville

Four-poster beds, oversized sunken spa tubs, fieldstone fireplaces — the plush yet airy rooms at Hotel Yountville tick all the boxes for a romantic getaway. But you dont have to be paired up to enjoy the hotels easy access to downtown Yountvilles fine dining and shops, not to mention the myriad of wineries. Its spa, exclusive to guests, and Heritage Oak restaurant are also destinations in their own right.

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Dine poolside on the Heritage Oak terrace, or sample cocktails and artisan bites in the stylish lobby bar.
  • In the spa, try the new Tara well bar” to create a customized body product based on Ayurvedic principles and sip Naturopathica tea after one a treatment in one of its six rooms, including Swiss showers and hydrotherapy tubs.
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Solage

A younger sibling of Auberge du Soleil, this sportier member of the Auberge Resorts Collection in Calistoga recently unveiled a $30 million redesign that includes a new poolside restaurant (adding to popular SolBar), newly built suites and the renovation of all guest rooms and public spaces. The new pool deck includes cabanas and a childrens pool. Hop on a resort bike to explore nearby vineyards and backroads with customized sip and cycle” itineraries available.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dining at poolside PicoBar and indoor-outdoor SolBar are top-notch, with more restaurants and shops in quaint downtown Calistoga.
  • The 20,000-square-foot Spa Solage takes inspiration from the towns tradition of therapies based on mineral hot springs.
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White House Napa Valley Inn

Built in 1886, this 17-room mansion tucked a short walk away from downtown Napa blends Victorian elegance with modern comforts, including a sparkling pool amid lush gardens and spa treatments. Complimentary breakfast includes  selection of delectable small plates, while fireplaces add coziness to many of the bright rooms.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some of the king deluxe rooms include a nook with twin-sized daybed, ideal for those traveling with a child or third adult.
  • Bathrooms offer large walk-in showers, Lather bath amenities and kimono-style bathrobes.

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