The Most Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Napa, California

Your pets are family, and many Napa hotels understand this
Your pets are family, and many Napa hotels understand this | Courtesy of Napa River Inn / Expedia
Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

It’s anything but a dog’s life in the coveted California Wine Country, where pooches are pampered with pup-friendly vineyard tours and more beds, bowls and treats than you can shake a stick at.

Fur babies are part of the family, and there’s no reason to be separated from them on vacation – even at a luxury retreat in Napa, California. Plenty of excellent wine-country hotels cater to pets and their parents with locally made treats and goodies, thoughtfully appointed rooms, curated dog walks and itineraries to pooch-friendly wineries. Bring a leash, your furry friend and book a stay at one of these pet-friendly hotels in Napa.

1. Archer Hotel Napa

Boutique Hotel

A tree grows between contemporary seating areas in the stone-built lobby of a Napa Valley hotel.
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With rooms embellished with Austrian crystals and Napa stone, and downtown views, the stylish Archer Hotel Napa is just as luxurious for pets as for their parents. The hotel spoils dogs on arrival (one dog up to 50lb/23kg is allowed per room for a fee) with Buddy Biscuit treats, two porcelain bowls, a Foggy Dog bed and a bone-chew toy. “Dog in room” signs are available so that pups aren’t disturbed during downtime. This Napa pet-friendly hotel has thought of all the practical things, such as supplying Earth Rated waste bags and local pet info cards with details about dog-friendly parks, animal hospitals, groomers and more.

2. Andaz Napa

Luxury, Hotel

A modern hotel suite with luxurious, contemporary furniture and a private terrace.
Courtesy of Andaz Napa / Expedia

Napa’s walkable downtown is heaven for travelers and their canine companions. You can stroll along the Napa River Trail and sit outside at the Oxbow Public Market. Being on First Street puts you in the center of it all, and dog-friendly rooms at this Napa hotel welcome pups with open arms (and dog beds, bowls and cookies). You’ll be charged a one-time, non-refundable fee per dog, and the Alston Park Off-Leash Dog Area is about 4mi (6km) away.

3. The Meritage Resort and Spa

Independent Hotel, Spa Hotel

Vineyards seen behind the pool and hot tub patios where loungers and cabanas are arranged at a Napa hotel.
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Dogs of all sizes will find a pampered stay with plenty of fresh air at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Surrounded by grapevine-trailed hillsides, the hotel allows dogs up to 80lb (36kg) for a small fee. There are hiking paths through the vineyard, and the resort works with Fetch Pet Care to provide pet-sitting and walking services if you’d like to enjoy some dog-free time. The pet-friendly hotel program includes an in-room dog bed, a bowl to take home, treats and pick-up bags, and dogs are allowed on the patios of the farmhouse-inspired restaurant, Olive & Hay, and sports bar, Crush, too.

4. Carneros Resort and Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Winery with Rooms, Luxury

A luxurious and bright hotel suite opens out to a private deck at a Napa hotel.
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With private cottage accommodations with all-American fenced-in yards and 22 acres (9ha) of land to explore, the Carneros Resort is one of Napa’s most pet-friendly hotels. The staff has thought of everything to make fur babies feel at home, from pet trailers attached to the resort’s bright orange bikes to dog-walking and pet-sitting services. Amenities include a dog bed and bowl, locally made treats, a toy, a leash, waste bags and paw wipes so that your pup never trails that wine-country soil into your room.

5. The Inn on First

Bed and Breakfast

A hotel room with dark blue walls and a large bed with a dark wood frame.
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This upscale Napa inn, known for restaurant-caliber breakfasts, is as pet-friendly as hotels come. The owners’ two dogs are the presiding princes of the inn. Dogs are welcome in three Garden Suites, which have plenty of room and come stocked with beds, food and water bowls, and a floor mat. The Inn on First has even curated a Dog Wine Tour with a trainer. Good Dog! Wine Tours will take you to dog-welcoming estates and vineyards. The trainer will even play with and train your pooches while you sip your wine. The inn also has an outdoor dog shower and a gated, off-leash area for hounds to run free.

6. Vista Collina Resort

Winery with Rooms

An exterior view of a grand hotel complex.
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On a hillside surrounded by vineyards, this sprawling resort with lush lawns offers plenty of space for dogs to stretch their legs. The resort’s non-refundable dog fee includes a comfy pooch bed for use during your stay, a bowl to take home, a pouch of treats and clean-up bags. Dogs are never to be left unattended in rooms. However, pet-sitting services can be arranged, and dogs are allowed at restaurants and tasting rooms, including across the way at the Meritage Resort and Spa, as long as you sit outside.

7. North Block Hotel


A hotel courtyard filled with trees and green bushes.
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Dogs are welcomed warmly at this boutique hotel in the center of Yountville for a fee. Pet parents love how they don’t have to sacrifice style (North Block Hotel’s guest rooms are in several Mediterranean-style buildings, situated around a courtyard) or skimp on amenities (a pool, a gym and rooms with private balconies). It’s just a few blocks away from many of Yountville’s best restaurants, too. You and your pooches can stroll into town for pastries on the patio at Bouchon Bakery or have dinner (seated outside) at Bistro Jeanty, a Yountville fixture serving classic French fare such as hearty coq au vin and steak tartare.

8. Lavender, a Four Sisters Inn

Inn, Bed and Breakfast

A large bed in a bright hotel room with a door open to a private deck.
Courtesy of Lavender, a Four Sisters Inn / Expedia

Set in a quartet of 19th-century farmhouse buildings in St Helena, the Lavender screams Provençal country chic, with floor-to-ceiling French doors, reading nooks and plenty of furnished outdoor spaces. Better still, dogs are welcome, too; you and your four-legged friends can cozy up by the fireplace in your room or relax on the wraparound porch at this Nap pet-friendly hotel. It’s a flat fee per dog, but make sure to reserve in advance. There’s only one pet-friendly room.

9. Napa River Inn

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel

An aerial view of a hotel dining patio next to a river.
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At the Napa River Inn, VIP stands for Very Important Pet. From Napa Valley wine-flavored bones and biscuits to pet sitters on standby, the inn – housed in the historic 1800s Napa Mill – has dog needs covered. Each pet visitor gets a custom-designed blanket embroidered with the Napa River Inn logo, along with a placemat and stainless-steel food and water bowls. The location of this dog-friendly Napa hotel on the river means you and your dog can hop right on the Napa River Trail; the 5mi (8km) paved path is ideal for long walks (remember to keep your dog on a leash). With a minor charge per night, this is one of the most affordable options for dog owners in the valley.

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