The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Napa Valley

Auberge du Soleil, with a spa, outdoor pool, gym, yoga pavilion and a sculpture garden, is one of many great hotel options in Napa Valley
Auberge du Soleil, with a spa, outdoor pool, gym, yoga pavilion and a sculpture garden, is one of many great hotel options in Napa Valley | Courtesy of Auberge de Soleil / Expedia
Photo of Audra Clemons
27 October 2020

Napa Valley, in California, is the land of indulgence. From a day of pampering at the spa and exquisite cuisine to an abundance of wine tasting, Napa has it all. With so many activities, it’s important to select a hotel that offers comfort as well as a prime location. Here’s our pick of standout places to stay.

Meritage Resort and Spa

Resort
Map View
0ad62ba6
Courtesy of Meritage Resort and Spa / Expedia
The upscale Mediterranean-inspired Meritage Resort & Spa offers more than you could hope for. From top-notch service and on-site gourmet Siena Restaurant, to a romantic setting amid its own vineyard, the property leaves no lavish detail unattended. Pay a visit to Spa Terra in the Trinitas wine cavern, to unwind after a hard day’s winetasting.
Everything you need to know

Milliken Inn Creek and Spa

Hotel
Map View
Milliken Inn Creek & Spa, Napa Valley, California
Courtesy of Milliken Inn Creek and Spa / Expedia.com
Overlooking the Napa River, Milliken Inn Creek & Spa is close to the Napa Valley Wine Train and the Uptown Theatre. This mainly adults-only spot will permit children on the premises with prior notice. But why bring the kids along when you are hidden amid 3 acres (1.2ha) of pristine tranquility that offers intimacy, not to mention gourmet breakfasts and an evening wine tasting exclusive to guests?
Everything you need to know

Solage

Resort, Cottages
Map View
Solage, Luxury Hotel, Napa Valley, California
Courtesy of Solage / Expedia.com
On the outskirts of Calistoga, Solage offers luxury and privacy combined with access to hiking trails and geothermal waters. Chic studio rooms and suites, set in wooden cottages, come with vaulted ceilings and minibars. The Michelin-rated Solbar restaurant serves an organic farm-to-table menu, while Spa Solage offers its own upscale versions of the mud and mineral water treatments for which Calistoga is known.
Everything you need to know

Auberge de Soleil

Boutique Hotel, Resort
Map View
92805249
Courtesy of Auberge de Soleil / Expedia | Courtesy of Auberge de Soleil / Expedia
Auberge de Soleil is a prestigious, French-inspired, adults-only luxury hotel in Rutherford, a few miles from Las Posadas State Forest. The renowned Michelin-starred restaurant boasts some of the best views in Napa Valley, with an adjoining bistro and bar if you’re looking for a more casual evening. Auberge du Soleil also offers a spa, outdoor pool, gym, yoga pavilion and a sculpture garden.
Everything you need to know

Calistoga Ranch

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Map View
48babfdd
Courtesy of Calistoga Ranch / Expedia | Courtesy of Calistoga Ranch / Expedia

Calistoga Ranch is tucked into a private canyon in the upper Napa Valley on a 157-acre (63.5ha) site marked by ancient oaks, majestic hills, a rocky stream and private lake. The property fits subtly into its surroundings, creating a feeling of intimacy with the environment. The culinary team sources only the finest organic ingredients from local farmers to create seasonal dishes that reflect the bounty of the region, and are complemented by an extensive wine list.

Everything you need to know

Poetry Inn

Resort, Hotel
Map View
Set on a hillside in the Stags Leap District, the upscale Poetry Inn offers elegant suites from 950sq ft (82sq m) to an expansive 1,450sq ft (135sq m). Every room and suite has a west-facing view of Napa Valley, both indoor and outdoor showers, a private terrace with chaise lounge chairs and a wood-burning fireplace. Inn amenities include a complimentary three-course breakfast, outdoor pool and a hot tub.

Bardessono

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Map View
3352422a
Courtesy of Bardessono / Expedia | Courtesy of Bardessono / Expedia
Bardessono is an eco-conscious luxury hotel and spa partially powered by rooftop solar panels in Yountville. With an LEED Platinum certification, Bardessono is a 100% non-smoking property, inside and outside. The property offers 62 luxurious guest rooms in downtown Yountville, each designed for private in-room spa services. The restaurant is based on local, farm-fresh ingredients, and there is a rooftop pool for lounging and dining. Also on offer are carbon-fiber bicycles, on-site gardens and the inspired taste of artisan-crafted coffee.
Everything you need to know

North Block Hotel

Hotel
Map View
9efcb613
Courtesy of North Block Hotel / Expedia | Courtesy of North Block Hotel / Expedia
North Block Hotel is located in Yountville close to excellent restaurants and small production wine tasting rooms and home to Redd Wood, the latest restaurant from acclaimed chef Richard Reddington. The property offers a mix of old world charm and modernity. The well-appointed guest rooms are simple yet sophisticated with modern touches. North Block Hotel is designed for an unpretentious wine country escape. The stone facade and welcoming entrance are lined with citrus trees, hand-painted tiles and softly lit lanterns.
Everything you need to know

Hotel Yountville

Resort, Hotel
Map View
Hotel Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Courtesy of Hotel Yountville / Expedia.com
Hotel Yountville is set amid the many world-class restaurants, shops and tasting rooms in downtown Yountville. Walk along oak-lined streets when seeking out a memorable evening meal from a Michelin-starred chef, the perfect breakfast pastry, coffee or wine in one of the four wine tasting rooms. The intimate, European-village scale of the resort features cascading fountains and beautifully manicured gardens. Guests are invited to swim in the heated cypress-lined pool or enjoy a signature treatment at Spa AcQua.
Everything you need to know

Villagio Inn and Spa

Hotel, Villa
Map View
0500f4bd
Courtesy of Villagio Inn & Spa / Expedia | Courtesy of Villagio Inn & Spa / Expedia
Villagio Inn & Spa has been a family owned and operated independent boutique property since opening in 1998. Within this 23-acre (9ha) estate, flowing water pathways, fountains and Mediterranean-style gardens surround a two-level Tuscan-style villa that holds 112 guest rooms and 26 mini suites. Guests receive a complimentary champagne breakfast buffet, complimentary afternoon tea and coffee and a complimentary wine tasting in the hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 7pm every Friday and Saturday.
Everything you need to know
These recommendations were updated on October 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.