We decided to stay here on a whim and enjoyed it -- they gave us roughly a 50% discount for our last minute booking -- apparently, the Vineyard Cottages are normally $675 and we got a $330 rate. Even $330 seemed a bit steep for what you get but we enjoyed our stay.
If you stay on a weekend, you won't have to deal with any of the construction noise. Driving through the construction is no big deal but I could see how the noise would be annoying on weekdays. The rest of the cottages and the lodge are all done and this is where you spend your time.
The cottages are elegant -- the indoor/outdoor shower is fun. Heated tile floors are a nice touch. Flat-screen TV with decent picture. Overall, a well-designed room. Not sure I get the court-yard benefit -- seems like wasted space -- the outdoor heaters allow you to read on a cold morning but the walls are so high you can't see outside of the courtyard. BTW, don't buy the 1000 square feet thing -- they're including the outdoor patio. Rooms are closer to 500-600 square feet. Note: our vineyard cottage did not have a view of the vineyard -- unlikely that any of the cottages did, but they charge a $200 premium for these rooms. The views from the main lodge however are very peaceful. The pool/hot tub also have a view of the vineyards and surrounding rolling hills. The design of the resort, while pretty spread out, fits the Carneros area well.
Service is OK but not nearly that of a high-end resort. The concierge is young but goes out of her way to help.
Overall, a nice play to stay. The cottages give you a good amount of privacy and are probably ideal for a couple with a young child. The rack rates, however, are simply too high and if you can't get a discount, I think you should look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the midst of the beautiful Carneros winegrowing region is Carneros Resort and Spa, a luxurious Napa Valley retreat designed to make absolutely everything feel better. Carneros Resort and Spa was created to provide an intimate atmosphere of Napa Valley hospitality reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 28 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, bucolic Napa farmland and scenic apple orchards, Carneros Resort and Spa's design was based on cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages - combined with stylish resort accommodations and modern interiors to capture the region's distinct charm as well as the needs of our sophisticated guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Inn
- Carneros Resort And Spa Napa, Napa Valley, CA