10 picturesque hotels in Napa and Sonoma with tasting rooms, vineyard views, and indulgent outdoor tubs
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California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys offer some of the world's most famous wine country.
The region is also home to a full range of hotels from new and luxurious to charming and historic.
We analyzed all Napa Valley area hotels and chose these as the best, ranging from $119 to $1,695.
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While California offers pastoral wine-producing regions up and down the state, one of the most famous wine regions in the world is in Northern California's Napa Valley and Sonoma areas.
Napa and Sonoma are located under 15 miles from each other amid a sprawling landscape of bucolic vineyards, world-class culinary concepts, and plenty of opportunities for taking in culture, shopping – and of course, tasting wine.
Visiting Napa Valley and Sonoma can also be very pricey, especially when it comes to hotels. A broad rule of thumb is that Napa is generally more expensive (and developed) compared with Sonoma.
As a California-based travel writer, I'm acutely aware of the Napa Valley hotel scene, which ranges from new and indulgently luxe to basic and comfortable. These are the best hotels in Napa and Sonoma, based on guest experience, value, location, amenities, and more.
Browse all of the best Napa Valley and Sonoma hotels below, or jump to a specific area here:
This budget and pet-friendly, centrally located hotel is located in a charming Victorian building, just blocks from the tasting rooms and restaurants of downtown Napa. You won’t find five-star perks here, but you will find a patio with a cozy fire pit and a charming, welcoming environment.
Rooms feature wood paneling, beds dressed in premium linens, upscale tiled bathrooms, and a fireplace in each room for a cozy ambiance. Victorian-style rooms reflect the style that was popular when Napa Valley was first settled with warm tones and rich woods.
While there’s no pool or elevator, there is a relaxed atmosphere and an evening wine reception with chocolates each night, as well as VIP privileges made available at local restaurants and wineries.
The Andaz is located centrally in highly walkable downtown Napa, making it a great pick for travelers who prefer to explore on foot. The hotel is just steps from world-class wine tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques, museums, the Napa Valley Opera House, Uptown Theater, and more.
The hotel impresses from the first instance, with a lobby that was reimagined as an open, inviting, communal lounge. The hotel also has a pool, spa, and fitness center, offering enough amenities to feel like a larger resort.
Guest rooms feel quite spacious thanks to nine-foot ceilings, while hickory hardwood floors and white marble bathrooms with oversized walk-in showers and waterfall shower heads create a luxe feel. Some loft accommodations have fireplaces, and suites have furnished terraces overlooking downtown Napa.
The newly renovated MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa is a well-appointed boutique hotel with 64 guest rooms. The lush property sprawls over six acres and has a full-service spa with seasonal treatments, a chef’s garden, a midcentury-inspired pool area, and a substantial collection of art from independent emerging artists.
Three excellent culinary outlets include a Mediterranean-meets-California restaurant, a bar, and a coffee shop.
Each of the 64 rooms has heated travertine floors, sleek bathrooms, and 65-inch TVs with DirecTV, Netflix, and Hulu. Some have fireplaces, outdoor showers, and/or bathtubs, while all entry-level accommodation have patios or balconies with access to a semi-private garden just outside the Victorian residence with lush foliage, fire pits, and hidden little nooks for tranquility.
Archer Hotel Napa is located right in the downtown district, surrounded by dining and shopping on First Street Napa, and just steps away from the Napa Riverfront and Oxbow Public Market.
In guest rooms and suites, colors are comprised of soothing neutral hues of cream, gray, and gold, and private balconies overlook lively downtown Napa. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for tons of natural light (and blackout curtains when you want to banish it), while plush beds and linens promise a comfortable night’s sleep, and in-room Nespresso coffee and locally curated amenities are also available.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar is a favorite, and the only one like it in the valley, and Charlie Palmer Steak, which adjoins the lively lobby, draws visitors and locals alike for dining, drinks, and a convivial atmosphere.
Estate Yountville sits on land that was formerly the Groezinger Winery, where some of the area’s first vines were planted in 1870. This 22-acre hotel offers luxurious accommodations and a destination spa.
The property is comprised of Vintage House and Hotel Villagio, which are two luxury hotels, designed as private sanctuaries, with rooms and suites outfitted with real wood-burning fireplaces and spectacular bathrooms that have freestanding soaking bathtubs and/or oversized, dual-headed showers. At Vintage House, the focal point is a great room that evokes an airy and sophisticated farmhouse, while at Hotel Villagio, the contemporary lobby doubles as a lounge with a bar.
The Estate Yountville is also home to The Villa, a top-end residence with a full chef’s kitchen, five bedrooms with en suite baths, including a master suite with a Hästens mattress, and a private outdoor pool.
The 4,000-square-foot spa uses locally sourced ingredients in a range of treatments and features couples suites with Swiss showers.
This adults-only property is located amid Beringer Vineyards, surrounded by historic wineries. While it’s just minutes from downtown St. Helena, it feels completely remote and utterly serene.
There are 68 rooms, including nine suites, with accommodations dressed in whites and earthy tones, alongside natural materials, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sliding glass doors for an indoor-outdoor flow. Rooms and suites also feature bespoke Italian furnishings, luxury linens, and spa-like bathrooms with rain showers and soaking tubs. Most have a fire pit on the private balcony or a wraparound terrace framed by vineyard and mountain views.
Spa Alila is a must-book experience with locally inspired pampering treatments, while Acaca House restaurant offers seasonally driven, local American fare.
Farmhouse Inn is set on a peaceful 10-acre wooded property in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley region. The Inn has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a full-service spa managed by Francis & Alexander, and lush gardens that set a peaceful tone.
All of Farmhouse Inn’s 25 rooms, including 17 Barn rooms and suites, eight cottage rooms and suites, and two upstairs guest rooms in the original farmhouse, offer scenic views and posh accommodations. Expect oversized fireplaces, light linen furnishings, Sonoma-made bath amenities, neutral tones, and rustic details such as natural branch furnishings and overstuffed leather seating in accommodations that are unique and varied.
Auberge du Soleil is an adults-only hotel that draws inspiration from the relaxed but sophisticated vibe of the South of France. The property features luxe accommodations, stunning valley views, a Michelin star restaurant, and the well-regarded Auberge du Soleil Spa.
Situated within a 33-acre hillside olive grove, the property has just 50 contemporary guest rooms and suites, all housed in maisons named for towns in the south of France. The atmosphere is meant to evoke Provence with a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Even entry-level rooms are spacious with a very generous 520 square feet that include private terraces, fireplaces, and soaking tubs with separate showers. French doors open onto a private terrace surrounded by abundant seasonal foliage or hillside views.
Carneros Resort and Spa sprawls across 28 acres with an elegant farmhouse aesthetic meant to complement and blend in with its wine country surroundings.
There are 100 cottages and suites that feel supremely residential, nestled in little neighborhoods throughout the hotel grounds. Cottages count 420 square feet in addition to as much as 800 sprawling square feet of outdoor living space that are furnished with a front porch and backyard garden with sundeck, table and chairs, fire pit, and chaise lounge.
Inside, cottages come with fireplaces, indoor-outdoor showers, standalone bathtubs, and floor-to-ceiling glass bifold doors that open to landscaped gardens. The color palettes are light and bright, keeping in line with the resort’s sun-washed, farm-style architecture.
There are three on-site dining destinations (Farm at Carneros, Boom Fly Café, and Hilltop Dining Room), plus an elevated general store, a high-end fashion boutique, a renovated spa, expansive event space, as well as a 3,000-square-foot fitness center and two pools, one for families and one for adults.
While this hotel is barely open and we haven’t yet visited ourselves, we included this hotel for good reason. The new Four Seasons represents Napa Valley’s first and only resort set within a working winery and is a trusted brand known for incredible service, hospitality, and luxury. It’s the highest-profile, most long-anticipated property in the region (it was originally supposed to open in 2019, prior to COVID.
The resort is situated within the historic town of Calistoga at the top of Napa Valley, surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards. Here, the focus is on hospitality, food, wine, spirits, and wellness. Michelin-starred executive chef Erik Anderson is at the helm of on-site TRUSS Restaurant + Bar for farm-fresh fine dining with sweeping views of vineyards and Palisades Mountains.
Spa Talisa pays homage to Calistoga’s 150-year history as a spa and wellness destination with eight tricked-out treatment rooms, as well as a variety of al fresco experiences, including private patios with steam decks for a locally inspired steam experience — an authentic Calistoga ritual.
Each of the 85 spacious rooms, suites, and villas are done in neutral, earthy tones and has views, fireplaces, and private terraces. The Estate Villa, a nearly 3,400-square-foot free-standing building nestled at the edge of the on-site vineyard, features indoor-outdoor living and dining, a private garden, and a private swimming pool.
The most popular — and many would say best — time to visit Napa Valley and surrounding area like Sonoma is in the fall. August through October is harvest season and sees fewer crowds than the summer. The mild spring season, March through May, is also a popular time to visit. Expect peak crowds — and peak prices — during high seasons.
How much does it cost to book a hotel in Napa Valley?
California’s Napa and Sonoma wine country regions can be quite pricey. On average, three-star hotels in Napa Valley wine country cost $285 per night; four-star hotels are $465 per night; five-star hotels cost around $1,071 per night based on Booking.com data.
Generally, speaking, you might choose to stay in Napa if your budget is higher and you are interested in a more developed environment. Stay in Sonoma if your priorities are reversed. Of course, these are broad generalizations and your decisions might also be based around which wineries you intend to visit or a hotel’s amenities on offer.
What are the best hotels in Napa for couples?
For a romantic, intimate getaway, choose one of the adults-only hotels on our list like Alila Napa Valley or Auberge du Soleil. Or, go for a luxury hotel known to cater to couples, such as the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley for a pampering stay.
How we selected the best Sonoma and Napa Valley hotels
Hotels are located throughout California’s Sonoma or Napa Valley, in areas including Napa, Calistoga, Yountville, Healdsburg, and more.
Each has a Tripadvisor rating of “Very Good” or above with a substantial number of reviews, and is highly rated on other trusted traveler platforms like Booking.com.
We focused on amenity-rich properties at a range of price points in a region where lodging is known to be pricey.
In addition to location, we selected properties with notable amenities like pools, restaurants, and other features.
Each hotel promotes rigorous COVID-19 policies and protocols to reassure and protect guests.