Napa Lodgings Cheat Sheet

Handy list describes the best inns and hotels for all budgets in the Napa Valley’s largest city.

No need to wade through thousands of wordy user reviews. Narrow your search with this handy cheat sheet describing the town’s top overnight stops – from bed-and-breakfasts and small inns to boutique and larger luxury hotels.

The chef at the Inn on First prepares elaborate breakfasts each morning.

Truly Special

Bann at Oak Knoll Napa
Thai touches and cuisine make for a unique, quiet, “resort style bed-and-breakfast” experience amid valley-floor vineyard. $$$$

The Inn on First
Grand 1905 home, engaging hosts, full gourmet breakfasts. $$$

Milliken Creek Inn
Hideaway feeling at lushly landscaped 11-room luxury property along the Napa River 1¼ miles north of downtown. $$$$

Patrons cool off with a view at the Archer Hotel Napa’s rooftop water deck.

Among Napa’s Best (Large)

Andaz Napa
Many amenities at well-located edition of Hyatt casual-luxury brand. $$$$

Archer Hotel Napa
Boutique hotel anchors shops, restaurants, and other lures of First Street Napa complex. $$$$

Carneros Resort and Spa
Plush full-service countryside resort with tasteful private cottages, two pools, three restaurants, and luxurious spa. $$$$ 

SENZA
Swank boutique resort amid vineyards north of downtown, owned by Kathryn and Craig Hall of HALL St. Helena winery. $$$

An 1890s Victorian, the George reopened in 2021 as a boutique bed-and-breakfast.

Among Napa’s Best (Small)

Candlelight Inn Napa Valley
Beautifully appointed ten-room bed-and-breakfast in 1929 Tudor-style home less than 2 miles from downtown. $$$ 

Cottages of Napa Valley
Well-run operation along Highway 29 (noise can be an issue, though only outside) set amid mature trees. $$$ 

The George
Impressive renovation of 1890s three-story Victorian with nine boutique bed-and-breakfast rooms. $$$

Inn on Randolph
Warm service, gluten-free breakfasts at ten-room historic charmer a short walk from downtown. $$$

Wisteria blooms every spring on Napa River Inn balconies.

Worth Considering

Embassy Suites by Hilton Napa Valley
Resortlike grounds, spacious rooms. $$$

Hampton Inn & Suites Napa
Decent style, if not much Wine Country appeal, for chain property 2 miles south of downtown. $$–$$$

Napa River Inn
Historic setting along Napa River, near Main Street shopping and Oxbow Public Market. $$$

Vista Collina Resort
At 4 miles south of downtown Napa, a little out of the loop but pleasant enough (excellent pool) in event-hotel sort of way. $$$

Westin Verasa Napa
Good service, spacious rooms, excellent dining at La Toque$$$$

Tasting rooms, an event space, and a sizable pool are among the draws at Vista Collina Resort.

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This story first appeared online in 2017; it was fact-checked and updated in 2021. Lead photo courtesy of Milliken Creek Inn.

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