5 Great Boutique Hotels for Exploring Napa Valley
One of the most visited areas on the West Coast, Napa is a world-class destination for wine and food lovers. This area features tons of wine tastings, outdoor activities like visiting Oxbow Park Preserve and the Petrified Forest, and great local shopping. Since it’s in California, there’s lovely weather all year round, but expect hotel prices to be higher during the peak tourist season in the summer months. Below you’ll find five of the best boutique hotels in Napa, suitable for every budget, trip and type of visitor.
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3 Palms Napa Valley Hotels & Suites
This hotel is perfect for those handling business in the Napa area. Each room has the essential business tools, like Wi-Fi, dual-line phones, and large desks suitable for working away from the office, as well as an outdoor pool. The 3 Palms Napa Valley Hotels & Suites is located in the heart of Napa’s historical downtown district, so places like Veterans Memorial Park, Uptown Theater, and Oxbow Market are no more than a few blocks away.
Napa Discovery Inn
A classic American motel, this inn is suitable for those looking for a quiet place to spend the night. Napa Discovery Inn offers clean, spacious, and affordable rooms near downtown Napa, with free parking and easy access to all the Napa wineries.
Napa River Inn
A scenic and historic getaway just minutes away from Historic Napa Mill and the Silos Music Room, this charming property offers rooms with private fireplaces and beautiful views of the Napa Valley. The Napa River Inn is perfect for couples on a romantic trip and offers a fitness center, spa, tennis courts, and a bar and lounge.
River Terrace Inn – A Noble House Hotel
This inn boasts a great location, gorgeous rooms with river and village views, wine tastings, free bikes, an outdoor pool, and even a running path. Breakfast and dinner are served in the fine Cuvee restaurant, offering local comfort food in a classic Napa Valley setting. If you think this is not the cheapest place in Napa, you’re right. It’s still possible to find good deals at the River Terrace Inn – A Noble House Hotel if you book at least a month in advance during the off season.
Excelent service in a charming house with a rustic feel make for one of Napa’s favorite hotels. The SENZA Hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway amidst gorgeous scenery. It’s also very easy fo reach, located halfway between Napa Valley and the town. Although there’s no restaurant inside the property, breakfast here includes baked goods from some of the best bakeries in the area. Guests can also enjoy wine tastings every afternoon.
One thing to have in mind when visiting Napa is that since many people visit for the wine tours, most hotels will provide transportation to and from the wineries. Renting a car will give you freedom to explore, though. Try buying local products downtown at places like the Oxbow Market, getting your wine bottles directly from one of the many Napa wineries, and picnicking in the hills.
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