St. Helena Lodgings Cheat Sheet

Chic town’s choices include luxe resorts, boutique hotels, country inns, retro motel.

No need to wade through hundreds of wordy user reviews. Narrow your search with this handy cheat sheet describing the town’s top stops in a nutshell.

Truly Special

Alila Napa Valley

Plush Hyatt-brand Alila Hotels adults-only property (formerly Las Alcobas Napa Valley; pool shown above), Acacia House restaurant by celeb chef Chris Cosentino, prime Main Street shopping and dining a few blocks away.  $$$$

Expect high ceilings and haute-rustic decor at Meadowood Napa Valley resort.

Meadowood Napa Valley

Secluded 250-plus-acre resort suffered 2020 fire damage, but some cottages remain in southern section of property, which reopened in Summer 2021. $$$$

Among St. Helena’s Best

Harvest Inn
Eight landscaped acres at vineyard’s edge, spacious rooms, on-site restaurant, mellow bar.  $$$

Guests enjoy vineyard views on this popular swing at the Wine Country Inn.

Wine Country Inn

Vineyard views, gracious service, full buffet breakfast.  $$$

Wydown Hotel

Boutique hotel, right downtown, snappy design.  $$$

Victorian charm, literary cachet, and updated amenities make for a winning combination at the Inn St. Helena.

Trad B&B

Inn St. Helena

The inn’s three buildings sit right on Main Street within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms; Ambrose Bierce is said to have lived in the main house. $$ 

Retro Delight

El Bonita Motel

Retro mid-century delight, well-kept and a relative bargain, on the edge of downtown  $$

This story first appeared online in 2017; it was fact-checked and updated in early 2021.

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