The Best Hotels to Book Near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, California

Hotel Yountville brings Mediterranean chic to the front door of a great American attraction
Hotel Yountville brings Mediterranean chic to the front door of a great American attraction | Courtesy of Hotel Yountville / Expedia
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Just off Interstate 80, between San Francisco and Sacramento, you’ll find this mammoth 135-acre (55ha) animal theme park in Vallejo, California. With other smaller Californian theme parks such as Funderland Amusement Park, Pixieland and California’s Great America with driving distance, there’s plenty to keep you occupied for weeks on end. With so much to do, you’ll need somewhere to rest and relax between thrills. Take a look at Culture Trip’s pick of the best hotels near Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and book with us today for a perfect stay.

1. Metro Hotel & Cafe


Metro Hotel and Cafe
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Within a 20-minute drive of many Sonoma vineyards and 20mi (32km) from the Point Reyes National Seashore, this is a fantastically eclectic and quirky offering. The bright rooms all have wooden floors, and most have clawfoot bathtubs to unwind in after a day of exploring for a uniquely California experience. There’s an in-house café, a lunch and dinner restaurant on the premises, and you even have the opportunity to rent tandem bikes. The parking is free and so is the wifi.

2. Rancho Caymus Inn

Budget Hotel, Inn

Rancho Caymus Inn
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Not so much an inn as a sizable ranch, this place’s classic California style was handcrafted using materials carefully dismantled and reclaimed from a 19th-century Yorkshire Ohio barn. Surrounded by a gorgeous landscape featuring vineyards and wineries, this upscale accommodation in the Napa Valley is 4mi (6.5km) from Lake Hennessey and 9mi (14.5km) from the Silverado Trail. The deluxe rooms are earthy, homely and high-end; some have beamed ceilings, fireplaces and even stained-glass windows. Perfect for a cozy stay after a day at Discovery Kingdom, which is around 30 minutes away.

3. Hotel Yountville

Resort, Hotel

Hotel Yountville
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Make it Tuscan and make it luxe at Hotel Yountville, a quintessential wine country home anchored by a Heritage Valley oak. The European-style country-chic rooms have four-poster beds, fieldstone fireplaces, oversized sunken tubs, minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some have patios. Amenities are many, but among them, the generous communal areas are gorgeous, the spa facilities are top-notch, the farm-to-table menu delicious, and the outdoor pool super indulgent. Batman: The Ride is a half-hour drive south.

5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Napa Valley

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Napa Valley
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The ever-reliable SpringHill Suites by Marriot throws its hat into the Napa Valley ring with this attractive offering – perfect if you’re bringing the kids. The superb location in the heart of Napa Valley lets you explore the area with ease, from wine tastings to local shopping and dining, as well as the fun and excitement of nearby Six Flags (15 minutes away). Breakfast and parking are complimentary, while the suites are comfortable, tasteful, and well-thought-out, so you won’t want for anything.

6. Vista Collina Resort

Winery with Rooms

Vista Collina Resort
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Make an indulgent weekend of it at Vista Collina, an upscale spa hotel surrounded by vineyards and set near several wineries, so you’ll never go thirsty. This resort really is something to behold, even by Napa standards: there are views of sun-soaked hillside vineyards, fantastic accommodation near downtown Napa, and luxurious amenities, with indulgent spa treatments in the unique surroundings of an underground estate cave. There’s a wine-tasting room and outdoor pool, and a butler (yep, a butler) can arrange picnics on the lawn.

7. Carneros Resort & Spa

Spa Hotel, Hotel, Winery with Rooms, Luxury

Carneros Resort & Spa
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Just under an hour from San Francisco and a stone’s throw from Napa County Airport, Carneros has 27 cute yet high-end cottages set on 27 acres (11ha) of Californian countryside. Inspired by the essence of Napa Valley, the expansive accommodation provides a beautiful blend of luxurious indoor and outdoor living; there are alfresco showers, a luxury bathroom with heated floors, a fire pit, and on-demand wine to ease the adrenaline after a day at Six Flags. Plus, there are complimentary bicycles, a huge gym, two restaurants and did we mention on-demand wine? All of this awaits just 20 minutes from Discovery Kingdom.

8. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Napa Valley-American Canyon, an IHG Hotel

Budget Hotel

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Napa Valley-American Canyon, an IHG Hotel
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If you want to keep it cheap, keep it comfortable and keep it close to Discovery Kingdom, then this Holiday Inn should be your go-to. 5.5mi (9km) from Napa County Airport and 4mi (6.5km) from Six Flags, the comfortable, bright, and well-finished rooms feature blackout blinds, flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and attractive bathrooms. There’s an outdoor pool plus a hot tub, a daily complimentary hot breakfast (with pancake machine), free wifi and free parking.

For more excellently located stays in California, see the best hotels near Legoland. Or, see more options by the coast with the best beach hotels in San Clemente. Book your stay now through Culture Trip. Check out the most beautiful coastal towns in the state, or head north to enjoy a chilled-out San Francisco vacation. Alternatively, south is the glitz of Los Angeles; make sure you dine at the best restaurants in the City of Angels.

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