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

Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Plush Starwood property (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 with golfing, croquet, spa, and destination dining at The Restaurant at Meadowood.  $$$$

Among St. Helena’s Best

Harvest Inn
Eight landscaped acres at vineyard’s edge, spacious rooms, excellent cuisine, 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 2019.

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