20 Best Wine Country Hotels To Visit in 2020

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With a new year just around the corner, our new year’s resolutions are all about finding ways to enjoy the good things in life, which to us means more visits to California Wine Country. Whether enjoying vineyard views from bed, getting pampered at a luxury spa, or fulfilling every foodie’s dreams at a Michelin-starred hotel restaurant, a visit to any of these Napa Valley and Sonoma County hotels makes it easy to enjoy all that the region has to offer — sometimes without ever leaving the property. We’ve rounded up 20 of the best hotels in Napa and Sonoma to visit in 2020, because spending more time in Wine Country is a new year’s resolution we want you to keep.

A Taste of the Luxe Life

Expect the royal treatment at these Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley hotels, which are dripping in luxury and sure to impress.

Kenwood Inn & Spa

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Located in the Sonoma Valley town of Kenwood, this Mediterranean-styled inn makes for a tranquil, upscale getaway in Wine Country. Situated on almost three acres of meticulously landscaped gardens surrounded by vineyards and orchards, the inn’s 29 Italian-influenced rooms and suites include blissful offerings like private entrances, in-room fireplaces, comfortable feather beds, and private terraces or balconies. There’s also an on-site pool, two hot tubs, and a beautifully renovated spa offering a variety of curated experiences. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, a complimentary breakfast buffet, and an afternoon wine and cheese hour are the cherries on top.

10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, 707-833-1293

The Ink House

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Built in 1895 as the personal home of California pioneer, Theron H. Ink, The Ink House is now a premier boutique inn where luxury and hospitality intertwine. Renovated by the Castellucci family and re-opening in 2020, the restored space shines with sophisticated, modern details and four elegantly designed guest rooms that draw inspiration from a significant person in the building’s history. Special emphasis is placed on curating memorable experiences for guests, such as educational wine tastings and aperitivos with the Castelluccis, while the inn’s fully-stocked chef’s kitchen, European breakfast, and welcoming atmosphere ensure a stay at The Ink House will leave a lasting impression.

1575 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, CA 94574

Epicurean Dreams

Whether you plan to explore Sonoma County or stick closer to Napa, these hotels offer a tastier side to Wine Country.

Hotel Healdsburg

Food at Dry Creek Kitchen, Courtesy of Hotel Healdsburg

Set on the western edge of Healdsburg’s town plaza, this boutique property brings sophisticated charm to Sonoma County. It’s hard not to enjoy the welcoming pool and rejuvenating spa, but food lovers will be especially glad for the hotel’s convenient location near some of the area’s best dining. On-site, the critically-acclaimed restaurant, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, offers a progressive American menu highlighting Sonoma’s local ingredients and a chic Wine Country atmosphere.

WineCountry Perks: We’ll throw in a bottle of wine and chocolates, plus a $25 spa credit when you book using Promo Code WINEC.

25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2800

Vista Collina Resort

Lawn butler picnic service, Courtesy of Vista Collina Resort

The Tuscan-inspired Vista Collina Resort is one of Napa’s newer accommodations and a dream destination for any food-loving traveler. While the 145 rooms, including 39 suites outfitted with living rooms and fully-equipped kitchens, offer a relaxing place to rest your head, it’s the resort’s Village that is sure to please gourmands and oenophiles alike. Grab locally-sourced artisanal fare at Fivetown Grocery before tasting at one of nine on-site tasting rooms, splurge on Lawn Butler Service to curate the perfect picnic spread on the spacious community lawn, or attend a culinary class or wine seminar at the Food & Wine Center. If enjoying the expansive views from the comforts of your room is more your speed, Vista Collina offers 24-hour, in-room dining for a more laid-back culinary experience.

WineCountry Perks: If you book with us, we can almost guarantee a memorable stay, thanks to perks like 10% off the best available rate, a $100 resort credit per stay, a complimentary bottle of Trinitas Cellars wine, complimentary valet parking, and more. Just use Promo Code WINECOUNTRY.

850 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-3060

Meadowood Napa Valley

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There’s no denying that Meadowood is a renowned Napa Valley resort offering five star accommodations and deluxe amenities, but it’s a destination in its own right simply for the dining experiences. Situated on 250 secluded acres near St. Helena, this beautiful resort is the home of the Three Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood, where a dedication to quality is revealed through delicious, locally-inspired delicacies and top-notch service. Also noteworthy: the less formal Restaurant Bar and The Grill at Meadowood, where menus feature ingredients grown in the resort’s garden. After all that indulging, don’t miss a visit to The Meadowood Spa, where rejuvenating treatments, relaxation gardens, and a healthy food menu will help you find balance and serenity.

WineCountry Perks: Make a stay here even sweeter with perks like a welcome bottle of Napa wine and a $100 resort credit. Simply use this link to book.

900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (877) 684-0724

Where Health & Wellness Converge

Whether you’re soaking in a private hot tub surrounded by nature, enjoying a complimentary yoga class, or are getting pampered with a massage, these hotel spa and fitness centers make it possible to find time for a bit of self-care.

The Meritage Resort and Spa

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At the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, you’ll find an array of guest rooms and suites to fit your every need (322 rooms to be exact), as well as a variety of amenities designed to encourage a leisurely, relaxing pace. Hit one of the two heated swimming pools, walk amongst the nine acres of vineyards, sip wine beside one of the outdoor firepits, or work up a sweat in the 1,650-square-foot fitness center (open 24/7). To up your R&R game even more, book an appointment or two at the acclaimed Spa Terra, located in the underground Estate Cave. The serene space features a relaxation lounge with water walls, locker rooms with eucalyptus steam rooms, and treatments that utilize organic, locally-sourced ingredients.

WineCountry Perks: Book using Promo Code WINECOUNTRY and receive 15% off our best available rate, a $50 resort credit, a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability), and a free bottle of wine. Now that’s a good deal, if we do say so ourselves.

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-1900

Silverado Resort

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As one of Napa Valley’s most popular resorts, The Silverado Resort and Spa offers the perfect mix of leisurely activities, fine dining, and comforting amenities. If you’re the type who likes to stay active, you’ll be glad to know there’s not one but two PGA championship golf courses and the largest tennis complex in North America. After a full day of activities, don’t miss paying a visit to a full-service spa to unwind and recharge. The 16,000-square-foot spa features 16 treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s lounges with saunas and steam rooms, and an outdoor shared pool to enjoy post-treatment.

WineCountry Perks: Want 25% off the best available room rate, a $50 resort credit, 1pm late check-out, and a 2-for-1 wine tasting pass? We’ll make it happen if you book using this link. You can thank us later.

1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 257-0200

Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort

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Tucked into a private canyon just outside the town of Calistoga, this 50-room Napa Valley luxury retreat sits on 157 acres complete with ancient oak trees, streams, and a private lake. The pristine setting is rustic, yet refined, with rock and natural wood tones, indoor/outdoor living spaces, and private lodges amidst moss-covered trees. The Auberge Spa, with its restorative spa treatments, state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary yoga classes, and private soaking pools overlooking the natural surroundings, is not to be missed.

WineCountry Perks: One night here just isn’t enough, which is why we’ll throw in a $200 resort credit for a two-night stay if you book using promo code WINECOUNTRY.

580 Lommel Road, Calistoga, CA 94515, (888) 947-6442

Find Romance

Curl up next to a fire or savor an intimate meal for two at any of these luxurious inns, which exude sophisticated romance in the heart of Wine Country.

Vintners Resort

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Vintners Resort is a luxurious oasis in Santa Rosa, surrounded by 92 acres of vineyards and serene gardens. The 78 guest rooms are comfortable and inviting, many featuring king-sized down feather beds, fireplaces, private balconies, and Jacuzzi tubs, adding to the hotel’s romantic and indulgent ambiance. Book a couples spa experience at the serene Vi La Vita Spa or soak all your worries away in the heated pool before savoring a romantic dinner for two at the on-site fine dining restaurant, John Ash & Co., which has one of the most extensive wine lists in Sonoma County.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 575-7350

Poetry Inn

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This intimate, five-room inn in Napa’s Stags Leap District is a welcome respite for those seeking a romantic escape in Napa Valley. Owned by the team behind Cliff Lede Vineyards, its hillside location is both private and convenient, just a few minutes from downtown Yountville. Spacious rooms are designed with comfort and tranquility in mind, featuring king-sized beds, large soaking tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and private balconies with picturesque views, while amenities like a heated pool and Jacuzzi, personal concierge service, and gourmet three-course breakfasts add to the overall appeal of this adults-only hideaway.

WineCountry Perks: Looking to enhance your stay even more? Make your reservation using Promo Code WINE and you’ll receive a cheese board upon arrival and get complimentary wine tastings at Cliff Lede Vineyards.

6380 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 944-0646

Farmhouse Inn

King Deluxe Room, Courtesy of Farmhouse Inn

Tucked away in the Russian River Valley, the elegant Farmhouse Inn offers plenty of luxe details and intimate experiences for the perfect romantic getaway in Wine Country. Here, you can expect five-star treatment given with warm hospitality, whether dining at the Michelin-starred, farm-to-table Farmhouse Restaurant, enjoying a sommelier-led wine tour in a Tesla Model X, or unwinding with a farm-inspired treatment in the spa. Stylish, comfortable rooms are outfitted with down feather beds with European linens, jetted tubs and steam showers, fireplaces, locally-made bath products, and even nightly turndown service with milk and cookies. There’s a reason this boutique gem has received so many accolades.

7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-3300

Pooches Welcome

No need to leave the fur babies at home thanks to these dog-friendly hotels in Napa Valley, where canine companions are welcomed with open arms.

Andaz

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Ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Napa, this 141-room boutique hotel makes for a great place to unwind while still being surrounded by all the action. Spend your days lounging on the outdoor terrace, savoring farm-to-table fare, and listening to live music before retreating to your plush, loft-style room. When you opt for one of the hotel’s pet-friendly rooms, your four-legged companion can join you, where you’ll find a doggy bed, bowls, and even cookies made especially for your pooch.

WineCountry Perks: Make a stay even more wonderful with our exclusive perks, including a complimentary upgrade to a suite, early and late-checkout (based on availability), a complimentary glass of house wine or beer, and $100 off the Church Vineyard Estate Experience with John Anthony Vineyards (valued at $200). Just be sure to use Promo Code 118154 when booking.

1450 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 687-1234

Calistoga Motor Lodge

Recreation area, Courtesy of Aubrie Pick / Calistoga Motor Lodge

The newly reinvented Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa captures the funky character of a 1950s roadside motel, but with modern amenities and a fun, convivial vibe. Expect bikes for cruising around town, inviting communal spaces with fire pits and bocce ball, and a swimming pool fed by the property’s mineral hot springs. Even Fido will enjoy a stay here, thanks to perks like dog beds, treats, and in-room water and food bowls.

WineCountry Perks: When you and your furry travel buddy book with Wine Country, you’ll receive a bottle of local wine upon arrival and a 25-minute massage at the lodge’s MoonAcre Spa. Just use this link when booking.

1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0991

Vineyard Views

A stay at any of these picturesque hotels means you’ll be enjoying modern amenities and plush surroundings, with the added bonus of being able to wake up to vineyard views for the quintessential Napa Valley experience.

SENZA Hotel

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SENZA Hotel, owned by well-known vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall of Hall Wines, is situated close to downtown Napa along Highway 29. The 43 rooms and suites are appointed with thoughtful amenities and contemporary design elements, as well as gas fireplaces, spa-like bathrooms with heated floors, Nespresso coffee makers, and even virtual concierges. While all guest rooms feature French doors that open to a patio, it’s worth your while to book one of the Vineyard Suites, because there’s nothing like stepping out onto your private balcony or patio to enjoy unobstructed views of hot air balloons floating over the vines.

WineCountry Perks: Book with Promo Code WINECOUNTRY GETAWAY and we’ll make sure you get a complimentary wine tasting for two at a local winery, a bottle of wine upon arrival, a complimentary room upgrade (if available), and even waive the pet fee.

4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 253-0337

The Setting Inn

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Formerly the Napa Vineyard Inn, The Setting Inn is a recently re-imagined boutique hotel set in a two-story historic farmhouse near the town of Yountville. Located on a picturesque one-acre parcel, this charming inn offers a welcome dose of understated luxury, where homey one and two-bedroom accommodations come complete with heated bathroom floors, deep soaking tubs, in-room fireplaces, and private vineyard views. In addition to perks like complimentary Wi-Fi and electric bikes for cruising around town, a stay here includes continental breakfast from Bouchon Bakery and a wine tasting for two from The Setting Wines for a true taste of the area.

1205 Hillview Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 927-3909

Las Alcobas

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Located just steps from Beringer Vineyards near downtown St. Helena, this adults-only luxury hotel features 68 rooms with outdoor terraces overlooking the vines. Even more, each terrace has its own fire pit. Inside, rooms feature modern amenities such as Japanese-style toilets, rain showers, and pillow top beds, all contributing to the hotel’s relaxing vibe. On the property, there’s a heated pool (designed for year-round use), fire pits, and the centrally-located Acacia House, a Georgian-style mansion built in 1907 that now houses a few suites and a fine dining restaurant of the same name. Dine at The Acacia House to enjoy regional California cuisine envisioned by Top Chef alum Chris Cosentino.

1915 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94547, (707) 963-9004

Pool Envy

Whether seeking natural mineral hot springs or an Instagram-worthy pool, these hotels offer a chance to dive in to a perfect vacation in Wine Country.

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

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Located in the heart of Calistoga, a stay at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is all about finding time to relax and unwind in Wine Country. Rooms are simple yet well-appointed — think kitchenettes with refrigerators, dishes, and utensils, flat screen TVs with premium cable, and free Wi-Fi — but let’s get real; you won’t be spending that much time in your room. Instead, venture outside to take advantage of the four geothermal outdoor mineral pools, which range in temperature from 80 to 104 degrees and provide natural healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Spring for a mud bath treatment in the spa to really take your R&R to the next level.

WineCountry Perks: Use Promo Code NAPAVALLEY.COM and you’ll get 10% off guest rooms, 10% off on all spa treatments, 2-for-1 wine tasting passes to Picayune Cellars, and a welcome spa gift.

1006 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515, (866) 822-5772

Carneros Resort and Spa

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It’s easy to sink into the freedom and serenity of vacation mode when staying at the Carneros Resort and Spa, a 28-acre property nestled in the Carneros region of Napa. Here, charming cottages are both stylish and comfortable, while plush amenities such as private porches, fire pits, king beds, and airy décor all add to the inviting vibe. The resort also features three restaurants, a market, a tranquil spa, and not one but two picturesque pools, including one reserved for adults.

WineCountry Perks: Want a spa credit of $100 to enjoy at the Spa at Carneros? It’s all yours, plus a complimentary bottle of wine, when you book using Promo Code WINECOUNTRY.

4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4900

Eco Luxe

Expect stylish accommodations and alluring amenities at these eco-friendly hotels, where luxury and sustainability coexist.

h2hotel

Pool, Courtesy of h2hotel

Located in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg, the contemporary h2hotel includes 36 eco-chic rooms featuring plush beds with 100% Egyption cotton sheets, a solar-heated pool, and free three-hour bike rentals, but it’s the hotel’s commitment to sustainable practices that sets it apart. In fact, the hotel holds the esteemed LEED NC 2.2 gold certification for outstanding achievement in sustainability, so a stay here means you can be eco-conscious without forgoing stylish comfort.

WineCountry Perks: Book with us using promo code WINECOUNTRY.COM and we’ll make sure you get sweet perks like cocktails at Spoonbar restaurant for two, a complimentary room upgrade, and a $25 spa credit.

219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2202

Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Magnolia Courtyard, Courtesy of Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Just steps from the area’s best dining in the heart of Yountville, Bardessono Hotel & Spa provides a welcome respite for design-savvy travelers seeking an eco-friendly place to stay without having to sacrifice contemporary luxuries. Soothing earth tones and lush natural surroundings are designed to evoke a sense of calm, while modern and stylish buildings are thoughtfully built to support the most advanced sustainable technologies. A long list of environmentally-safe initiatives support the hotel’s goal of reducing external energy supplies — by as much as half of what a typical hotel consumes — so you can rest easy knowing a stay here is a “green” one.

6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 204-6000

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, are hoping to dine your way through Wine Country, or just want a luxurious place to rest your head, these Napa and Sonoma hotels offer a taste of the good life. And, with our exclusive Wine Country Perks, we’ll help make 2020 the year you take the perfect vacation to Wine Country!


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Hana-Lee Sedgwick

Hana-Lee Sedgwick is a writer and editor based in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California. Specializing in all things wine, food, and travel, her work regularly appears in publications such as Santa Barbara Magazine, The Tasting Panel, and Edible. Whether for work or play, she never tires of exploring California wine country. Follow her on Instagram at @wanderandwine or visit her blog, wanderandwine.com.

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