Now that a new year has commenced, our new year’s resolutions are all about finding ways to enjoy the good things in life, which to us means more visits to Northern California Wine Country. Whether enjoying vineyard views from bed, getting pampered at a luxury spa, or savoring a locally-sourced meal, a visit to any of these Napa Valley and Sonoma County will find you enjoying all the region has to offer—sometimes without ever leaving the property. We’ve rounded up 17 of the best hotels in Napa and Sonoma to visit in 2023, because spending more time in Wine Country is a new year’s resolution we want you to keep.
Renowned for their luxury digs as much as for their exceptional food programs, these classy Napa Valley and Sonoma County hotels offer a tastier side to Wine Country.
Tucked away on 250 secluded acres near St. Helena, the picturesque Meadowood has long been sought out by luxury fanatics looking to experience the best of Wine Country, in the form of five star service, deluxe amenities, and beautiful surroundings both in and outside of your room. But stunning accommodations aside, the property has also made a name for itself as a top foodie destination, namely for the Three Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood. While The Restaurant had to shutter its doors in 2020 due to damage from the Glass Fire, Meadowood’s dedication to celebrating the local bounty of Napa Valley continues to shine through its renowned culinary program. Just recently, the resort debuted a new dining destination, Forum—a casually refined gathering place for enjoying locally-inspired fare and cocktails. Indulge here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from inside the airy interior or out on the covered patio, then in between delicious eats, be sure to pay a visit to The Meadowood Spa, where rejuvenating facials, massages, and other wellness treatments will help you find balance and serenity.900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, (877) 684-0724
Tucked away in the Russian River Valley is the elegant and intimate Farmhouse Inn, where you can expect the five-star treatment given with warm hospitality. Whether unwinding with a holistic farm-inspired massage in the spa, enjoying a glass of local Pinot during the evening Wine Hour, or retreating to your inviting room for a steam shower featuring locally-made bath products, everything about a stay here feels like an indulgent treat. But to really get the full experience, you must make time to dine at the celebrated Farmhouse Restaurant. Inarguably the cornerstone of the Inn, the Restaurant showcases an ever-changing menu inspired by local and seasonal ingredients—much of which grows on the Inn’s own farm. To accompany your six-course dinner, opt-in for the wine pairing, featuring wines from Sonoma, Napa, and beyond, each thoughtfully selected to let the ingredients on your plate shine. It’s a culinary experience you won’t soon forget, but for something on the less formal side, check out the playful small plates and wood-fired offerings at the new on-site eatery, FARMSTAND, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436, (707) 887-3300
Expect the royal treatment at these high-end resorts, which are dripping in luxury and sure to impress.
Stanly Ranch, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, may be one of Napa’s newest luxury properties, but this long standing working ranch-turned-resort has already developed a loyal fan base. That’s no surprise, given the sprawling and serene Stanly Ranch, located on 712 acres just 10 minutes from downtown Napa, features everything needed for a memorable and relaxing stay in Wine Country: tranquil accommodations, a seasonally-driven culinary program, wellness-focused amenities, plenty of natural surroundings, and several one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences to help you make the most of the region (hawk walks and winemaker hangouts, anyone?). Stay in any of the resort’s 78 standalone cottages and suites, which feature soothing earth tones and deluxe amenities like outdoor showers and sliding glass walls—intentionally designed to blur the lines between indoors and out—then spend your days noshing on sustainably sourced fare, gazing out onto the peaceful grounds, and finding a moment of zen at the resort’s Halehouse, Springhouse, and Fieldhouse: the place to be for all things health and wellbeing.200 Stanly Crossroad, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 699-6200
This stylish new Four Seasons property is not only coveted for its plush amenities, exceptional hospitality, and sleek accommodations—as one would expect from a brand-new Four Seasons in Wine Country—but it’s also recognized as Napa’s only resort set within a world-class vineyard. The perks of the latter: stunning vineyard views at every turn, as well as easy access to the on-site Elusa Winery, where you can sip Cabernet just steps from where the grapes are grown. But even if wine tasting isn’t high on your list of priorities, Four Season’s comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, personalized activities to enjoy year-round, on-site pools with poolside cabanas, and multiple dining options highlighting the flavors of Napa Valley and Mexico almost guarantee the perfect Napa Valley vacation experience.400 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 709-2100
Whether you’re looking to up your wellness game, or simply want to treat yourself to a massage, these hotels make it easy to squeeze in some out-of-office self-care.
The name ‘Auberge’ is synonymous with the finer things in life, so it’s no surprise that Solage, an Auberge property in Calistoga, has remained such a popular destination in Napa Valley; after all, who wouldn’t want to experience a taste of the good life in Wine Country for a few days? Set among 22 acres just outside of downtown Calistoga, this sophisticated resort seamlessly melds Calistoga’s laid-back lifestyle with all the amenities you’d expect from a top-notch resort, inviting you to make a stay as leisurely or activity-filled as you’d like. Spacious rooms and suites highlight natural materials, some featuring private patios with outdoor soaking tubs, while on-site amenities like Bocce ball courts, complimentary cruiser bicycles, evening s’mores, multiple restaurants, and wellness classes will have you feeling those vacation vibes in no time. Though you may be tempted to spend most of your time lounging beside the chic pool—cocktail in hand—don’t miss the opportunity to get pampered at the 20,000-square-foot Spa Solage, where treatments utilize the area’s healing mud and geothermal waters.755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515, (866) 942-7442
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. Here, the serene space features a relaxation lounge with water walls, locker rooms with a eucalyptus steam room, and treatments that utilize organic, locally-sourced ingredients.875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 251-1900
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 urban 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 seasonal fare, and listening to live music before retreating to your plush, loft-style room. While anyone can appreciate the hotel’s sleek guest rooms, amenities, and close proximity to great restaurants and tasting rooms, Andaz is a must for urbanites who never go anywhere without their pets. Book one of the hotel’s pet-friendly rooms and not only can your four-legged companion join you, but they’ll get a doggy bed, bowls, and even pooch-friendly cookies to enjoy during a stay.1450 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 687-1234
The 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, Bocce ball, and games like giant Jenga, and a swimming pool fed by the property’s mineral hot springs. Calistoga Motor Lodge features 12 brand-new guest suites on the second floor, offering a little more space and serenity, but if you want to bring Fido along on your vacation, plan to stay in one of the retro-inspired Camper rooms. These fun and nostalgic guest rooms not only feature retro art, complimentary mini bars, walk-in rainfall showers, and organic coffee and teas, but are also pet-friendly.1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0991
Dive in to a perfect vacation in Wine Country when you stay at either of these serene hotels, where picturesque pools are just part of the appeal.
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 decor all add to the inviting vibe. The resort also features three restaurants, a market, a tranquil guest-only spa, and not one but two picturesque pools…is there really a reason to leave the property? If you’re traveling with the fam, you’ll adore the kid-friendly pool near the spa and fitness center. Kidless? Don’t be surprised if you spend the majority of your days planted on a chaise lounge or cabana at the adults-only pool, which is perfectly situated overlooking gently rolling hills of vineyards to remind yourself that yes, you are indeed on a dreamy vacation in Wine Country.4048 Sonoma Highway, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 299-4900
Situated on the southern end of downtown Yountville, the Tuscan-inspired Hotel Yountville blends luxury and serenity into every calming space. Within the rock-covered buildings are 80 guest rooms, featuring such memorable details as vaulted ceilings, four-poster beds, in-room fireplaces, and oversized sunken tubs. Perks of a stay here include access to the on-site restaurant and guest-only spa, the latter known for its soothing treatments that incorporate powerful botanicals, as well as the opportunity to embrace la dolce vita vibes at the European-influenced pool. Lined with Italian Cypress trees and oaks, it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind before or after a day of wine tasting.6462 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 967-7900
A stay at either of these 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—think 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 sip your coffee (or wine) while enjoying unobstructed views of the vines.4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 253-0337
The Setting Inn is a re-imagined boutique hotel set in a two-story historic farmhouse near the town of Yountville. Located on a picturesque one-acre parcel, this inviting inn offers a welcome dose of understated luxury, where contemporary one and two-bedroom accommodations come complete with heated bathroom floors, deep soaking tubs, in-room fireplaces, and—you guessed it—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 of The Setting’s own wines, made by acclaimed winemaker Jesse Katz.1205 Hillview Lane, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 927-3909
Expect stylish accommodations and alluring amenities at these eco-friendly destinations, where luxury and sustainability coexist.
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 deluxe amenities—a rooftop pool, open-air fitness area, complimentary bicycles, sleek rooms with outdoor showers, and an on-site restaurant showcasing seasonal delicacies—will keep you nourished and entertained. But what sets Bardessono apart is that the modern and stylish hotel is 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
Surrounded by peaceful gardens and towering redwoods, The Stavrand makes for a dreamy getaway in the heart of the Russian River. Here, you’ll find 21 modern rooms and suites spread across three buildings, each outfitted with cozy comforts and modern conveniences such as in-room gas fireplaces, plush robes, and freestanding soaking tubs. From morning until night, you’ll savor every moment of a stay as you enjoy gourmet breakfasts each morning, dips into the tranquil pool and hot tub in the afternoons, noshing on fireside s’mores as the sun goes down, and dining on sustainably sourced California cuisine for dinner at the restaurant, but it will all feel a bit more meaningful knowing The Stavrand takes a sustainable approach to hospitality. Besides growing their own organic fruits and vegetables in their culinary garden, the inn also composts, uses solar energy, and partners with eco-conscious and socially responsible businesses.3555 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446, (707) 869-9093
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.
Curl up next to a fire or savor an intimate meal for two at any of these elegant lodging options, which exude sophisticated romance in the heart of Wine Country.
Located in the Sonoma Valley town of Kenwood, the Mediterranean-styled Kenwood Inn & Spa, a Four Sisters 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 ivy-clad inn features 29 Italian-influenced rooms and suites outfitted with blissful amenities like in-room fireplaces, Nespresso coffee makers, comfortable feather beds, and private terraces or balconies. On property, you’ll find a lovely pool with hot tubs and semi-private cabanas, along with a serene spa offering a variety of curated experiences for couples and individuals seeking restoration and renewal. Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies upon arrival, complimentary breakfasts, and an afternoon wine and cheese hour are the cherries on top of this romantic retreat.10400 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, 707-833-1293
Vintners Resort is a luxurious oasis in Santa Rosa, surrounded by 92 acres of vineyards and gardens. The 44 guest rooms are comfortable and inviting, many featuring king-sized down feather beds, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies overlooking vineyards—cue the romantic vibes. To really up the ante on your romantic getaway, book a couples massage at the spa, then 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. It’s the perfect spot to toast to a special occasion, or just to celebrate your love.4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 575-7350
The intimate Poetry 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—perfectly tucked above the Silverado Trail but only a few minutes from downtown Yountville. Five spacious guest suites have been redesigned with comfort and tranquility in mind, so in addition to the warm and inviting decor, you’ll find king-sized beds, large soaking tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, and private balconies with epic valley views—you may want to stay in your room all day! When you do venture out, you’ll love taking advantage of amenities such as a heated pool and Jacuzzi, personal concierge service, and gourmet three-course breakfasts. At this adults-only hideaway, time seems to slow down, which makes it easy to sink into a state of romantic bliss, sunrise to sunset.6380 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 944-0646