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.
Expect the royal treatment at these Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley hotels, which are dripping in luxury and sure to impress.
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
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
Whether you plan to explore Sonoma County or stick closer to Napa, these hotels offer a tastier side to Wine Country.
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.
25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2800
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.
850 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-3060
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. 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.
900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (877) 684-0724
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.
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.
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-1900
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.
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 257-0200
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 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
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.
6380 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 944-0646
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
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.
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.
1450 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 687-1234
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.
1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0991
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, 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.
4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 253-0337
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
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
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.
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.
1006 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515, (866) 822-5772
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.
4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4900
Expect stylish accommodations and alluring amenities at these eco-friendly hotels, where luxury and sustainability coexist.
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.
219 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448, (707) 431-2202
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. We’ll help make 2020 the year you take the perfect vacation to Wine Country!