Wanted to get away for the weekend and had a crazy difficult time finding a place that was available (that wasn't $$$$ or sketchy looking). Enter Calistoga's Christopher Inn. Somehow, in all the places that were booked all over the Greater Bay Area, this quaint spot had a vacancy! So it was process of elimination that brought us here, but it was the darling room and great location that might bring us back sometime!
Check-in was fast, not overly friendly or informative, but certainly fine. Coffee and tea were available in the afternoon. Just a warning to tea drinkers though ... the tea can end up tasting like coffee water, it seems to be heated up in the same container. On another afternoon, they had large, delicious chocolate cookies that looked like the same ones we saw in the bakery downtown. We were booked in Room 3, which I was a little concerned because it did face the street, and I had read reviews about street noise. We did hear cars outside, but it never kept us from falling asleep or anything like that. I'm not sure I would've even thought twice about it if it wasn't for the reviews complaining about noise. The room is also on the second floor, which probably helps with street noise, too.
What bonus we got with Room 3 though is that, according to the map, it's the biggest room on the property except for the two specialty rooms in the main house. So we were able to easily spread out. The spacious room had four windows with lovely green trees outside, a fireplace (which we didn't use, it was August!), A/C that worked well, a partially vaulted ceiling, TV and various lighting options. The bed was comfortable, though both of us did wake up each morning with a sore back, though sleeping itself was not uncomfortable. Perhaps the mattress is just not very supportive. The bathroom had a nice skylight to provide natural light. It was little outdated looking, but still very clean and roomy and great water pressure in the shower. Nice toiletries provided.
The location is great, easily walkable to Lincoln Avenue, the main street in town. We also brought bikes and rode them to a couple wineries and around the Calistoga neighborhoods to see more on our visit. We only went to the Inn's breakfast one of our two mornings, but it was nice enough ... a selection of pastries, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, yogurt and fruit. One issue though was a ham-filled croissant -- because I am vegetarian and took a bite into it unknowingly. The problem would easily be solved by labeling it.
Overall a very pleasant experience! Would return again for a little weekend getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unwind from a day of Napa Valley wine tours and shopping at our inviting Calistoga hotel. The Bergson features 21 elegantly designed rooms and suites combining classic decor and modern comfort, to create a relaxed lodging environment. Our peaceful Calistoga accommodations offer plush beds, wireless internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, bathrobes and cable TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Christopher`s Hotel Calistoga