The Top Luxury Napa Hotels for 2021

Photo courtesy  Archer Hotel Napa 

 

Napa County has a well-deserved reputation as one of California’s most sought-after luxury travel destinations. Wanna know why? Read Contributor Maureen Littlejohn’s list of the best luxury Napa hotels to find out…

 

Known for its world-class wine, food, and luxury resorts and hotels, the Napa Valley region abounds with rolling hills and a multitude of vineyards. Accommodations in these luxury Napa hotels range from adults-only to family-friendly.

Luxe amenities at some of these establishments include a geothermal spa pool, tennis courts, golf courses, and fine dining – with menus prepared by renown chefs using locally sourced items. Many have well-appointed guest suites and villas for those seeking privacy and just about all have options for those looking for romantic ambience.

Specialized wine tasting events and proximity to restaurants and shopping are other bonuses. Casual, upscale, and country chic aptly describe the vibe at these outstanding properties. Travelling with Rover? No problem – many are pet-friendly. Here are some of our favorite luxury Napa hotels and resorts.

 

The Top Luxury Napa Hotels

 

Archer Hotel Napa

The Archer Hotel Napa is one of the downtown Napa hotels that will appeal to urban hipsters. A dream for foodies, it is a quick walk to Oxbow Public Market and the Napa Valley Wine Train. It is also close to top-of-the-line restaurants and in-town tasting rooms.
Sleek, luxe rooms come with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and minibars, as well as Wi-Fi. An upgrade adds a furnished balcony. Spacious, industrial chic suites have floor to ceiling windows, balconies, and some have fireplaces, four-poster beds, and wine fridges.

Amenities include the Charlie Palmer steakhouse, Sky & Vine rooftop bar with stunning valley views, and a fitness studio. The property is dog friendly, as long as your fur baby is under 50 lbs.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: For more details, visit the Archer Hotel Napa.

  

Auberge du Soleil

Looking for luxury hotels in Napa, California that are adults-only? You’ve found it at Auberge du Soleil. Inspired by the cuisine and sensibilities of southern France, this sunny hotel has panoramic views of the valley and is about five miles from downtown St. Helena.

The polished, high-country style rooms come with terraces, fireplaces, and soaking tubs. All feature flat-screen TVs, sophisticated sound systems, Wi-Fi, and in-room complimentary snacks and beverages.

Suites have a separate living room and an oversized terrace, and some offer an outdoor soaking tub and rain shower. There are also two villas.
The Restaurant is a legacy Michelin star gem that draws fine-dining aficionados, and there is also the Bistro and Bar for more casual dining. Other amenities include a spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Breakfast is complimentary.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:For more details, visit Auberge du Soleil.

 

Hotel Yountville

If top-end restaurants are on your list, the Hotel Yountville spa resort fits the bill. Located on the south end of Yountville’s Washington Street restaurant row, the property is just 10 miles from Napa. The Silverado Trail – with its many vineyards – is also nearby.

Light-infused, all-suite accommodations have four poster beds, fieldstone fireplaces, oversize sunken tubs, minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Some have patios and you can order room service to eat al fresco.

The resort restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also a bar, pool, and spa. On-site activities include wine tastings, plus there are bicycles and iPads available. Meeting space can also be booked.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:For more details, visit the Hotel Yountville.

  

Silverado Resort and Spa

Are you a golf or tennis lover? The Silverado Resort and Spa is one of the upscale Napa resorts that will appeal to your heart. Situated on lovely grounds behind majestic white entrance columns, the resort is close to the William Hill Estate Winery and a quick drive to the Napa Valley Opera House.

Accommodations are tucked in neighborhoods called the Mansion Estates and Cottage Drive. More private are The Grove (a favorite for golfers) and Oak Creek East (close to golf, pool, and tennis). Rooms and suites have clean, sophisticated décor – some with balconies, kitchens, separate living areas, and fireplaces.

There are two championship golf courses at this top luxury Napa hotel, as well as tennis courts, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Appetites can be sated at The Grill restaurant, Forno Pizza, or Market & Bakery.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:For details, visit Silverado Resort and Spa.

 

Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel

Outdoorsy types and foodies will appreciate the location of the Hotel Indigo Napa Valley. This top luxury Napa hotel is close to biking and hiking in Alston Park, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and dozens of other wineries.

Rooms are contemporary with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemakers. If you need to stretch out or accommodate children, suites have living areas with pull-out sofas. Some have wet bars and striking wine-themed décor.

Amenities include a bar, an outdoor pool with hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel is pet-friendly, and parking is free. Nearby restaurants pride themselves on localized menus, and at Oxbow Public Market you can get everything from cheese to oysters.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:Visit Hotel Indigo Napa Valley for more details.

  

Hotel Villagio at The Estate Yountville

The 22-acre Hotel Villagio is one of three premiere accommodations offered at The Estate in Yountville. The 22-acreproperty features lush, landscaped grounds, shops, and restaurants, as well as the Vintage House (see below) and a private villa.

At Hotel Villagio, sleek rooms and suites have white walls and woodsy décor with shuttered windows, private balconies or patios, wood-burning fireplaces, generous seating areas, and sunken tubs. Rooms come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is a sumptuous, complimentary buffet with many locally-sourced items. There’s a heated pool and a fitness room, plus a spa with outdoor relaxation area and fireplace.

Dining options include Perry Lang’s BBQ cuisine, Bottega (Italian/Napa Valley), Coqueta (Spanish), and ottimo(mercato). Bicycles are complimentary and there are on-site electric vehicle charging stations.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:Visit Hotel Villagio at The Estate for more information.

  

Vintage House at The Estate Yountville

This romantic retreat is one of three hotels located on the 22-acre property known as The Estate. Just under 10 miles from Napa, The Estate is a self-contained haven of luxury and repose.

Vintage House has five guest rooms, one loft suit, and a small bungalow that sleeps two. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemaking machines, wood-burning fireplaces, and private patios. Some have wooden, vaulted ceilings.

A heated outdoor pool, an exercise room, and a spa are available to guests. Breakfast buffet, valet, and valet parking are complimentary. Local, curated activities can be arranged by the concierge.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:Visit Vintage House at The Estate Yountville for more details.

 

Vino Bello Resort

Family friendly, the Vino Bello Resort is a condominium-style hotel that is handy to Trinitas Cellars and Rocca Family Vineyards. Wine lovers can easily drive to the Napa Valley Wine Train, about five miles away. For luxury shopping and first-class dining, downtown Napa is a short drive away.

Accommodations include studios and one and two-bedroom suites with kitchens or kitchenettes, washer/dryers, whirlpool tubs, and private patios or balconies. All have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. If you opt for a one-bedroom suite, you’ll also get a fireplace.

There is a heated outdoor pool, a children’s splash playground, and a gym. Parking is complimentary, as is morning coffee in the lobby. Banquet rooms can be booked for special occasions.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:For more information, visit Vino Bello Resort.

 

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

 Golfers and shoppers will appreciate the location of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, one of the top luxury hotels in Napa. This elegant Mission-style resort is close to Sonoma Golf Club and Sonoma Plaza.

Some rooms have a fireplace or balcony, but all come with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and Wi-Fi. Suites have sitting areas, coffee machines, and balconies or patios, and some have 4-poster beds and whirlpool tubs. Three Legacy suites have unique Sonoma décor, two with Jacuzzi tub and fireplace.

Dining options include an elegant restaurant, a bistro, and a wine bar. Soak in the geothermal mineral bath at the spa after a treatment or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Classes and guided hikes are available for guests at the fitness center.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations:For more information, visit Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

 

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Contributor Maureen Littlejohn is a Toronto-based travel writer and editor whose curiosity about food, culture, and creativity has fueled adventures in four corners of the world.