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“Pleasant weekend escape”
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The Bergson
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
Livermore, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Pleasant weekend escape”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

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 It was little outdated looking, but still very clean and roomy and great water pressure in the shower.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.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of August 2014. We had a beautiful room with sitting area and jacuzzi tub. It was lovely and well priced. The service was friendly and accommodating. There is a continental breakfast served in the morning and the items are fresh and delish. The Inn is located in downtown Calistoga and an easy walk to shops and restaurants. I chose Christopher's because I wanted something charming and centrally located to downtown. This was perfect! It was quiet and relaxing. The rates were also very good for the deluxe king room. Definitely worth coming back to.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and were happy with it. It is maybe two blocks from downtown so pretty much everything is within walking distance. We stayed in room 16 with the Jacuzzi and porch area. The rooms are decorated very nice. The only "complaint" I would have is to simply remove a lot of the furniture as it is a very small room and to put some privacy fencing up around the patio. When sitting outside you are looking at various pipes, buckets and cleaning supplies. Sandy and Steve were so sweet and helpful. Be sure to ask for the free shuttle pass that will take and pick you up as long as it is in Calistoga. No excuses to drink and drive!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stayed the week of 4th of July and loved it! The room was clean and comfortable, the Inn was very nice to our pocket book. Nice breakfast in the morning of (eggs, pastries, yogurt, and a wonderful Granola etc. The staff (Bo) was was wonderful with knowledge of places to go and wineries to see while we stayed in Calistoga. Beautiful property and we will definitely be back, made us feel like we had the royal treatment. Thank you Christopher's Inn!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night on our recent California trip. Our room was spacious, well furnished, with a comfortable bed and near the center of town. Very good continental breakfast. Host was very helpful. Good place to stay while touring Napa and Sonoma valleys

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

When I want to visit Napa Vally, I stay in Calistoga because the accommodations are affordable. I also enjoy the more laid-back pace of the town. I stayed at Christopher’s Inn because my usual choice was booked.

Christopher’s Inn is in a great location; it’s just a short walk to Lincoln Avenue where you’ll find restaurants, spas, and other shops. I stayed in Room 3, which is one of the more spacious rooms and has a fireplace with a sitting area. It was far too warm to use the fireplace, but I did appreciate the air conditioning.

The staff is quite helpful with suggestions for dinner and other activities in Napa. They serve cookies in the late afternoon. The breakfast features baked goods from a local bakery, which are quite tasty. There are many other choices for breakfast (eggs, cereal, yogurt, fruit) that are sure to please everyone in your party.

Some of the rooms, like the one I stayed in, border Foothill Boulevard. The road noise can be quite loud, as it appears to be the main truck route. I suggest avoiding Rooms 21, 22, and 3 for that reason. I got to peek into room 2. It is extremely small, so be prepared if you book this room. There are many other rooms to choose from. The money you save by staying here will allow you to pick up a few more bottles of the wine you taste!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

My parents and I stayed for 2 nights for a wedding. LOVED IT! The staff "Bo and Sandy" were WONDERFUL both had a wealth of knowledge when it came to the tourism in the Napa Valley. The room was spacious and comfy and my parents just had a great time and was pleased with the accommodations as well. We could walk to the downtown Calistoga to some of the best restaurants and shops. We will definitely stay here again! Clean, outstanding customer service, quite and great breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Bergson
Address: 1010 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1712 (Formerly Christopher's Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bergson 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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