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Address: 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: +1 707-942-4102
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Description: This Napa Valley landmark soothes visitors through mud baths, steam rooms...
This Napa Valley landmark soothes visitors through mud baths, steam rooms, massages and more. For 63 years and still family owned and managed, a visit to one of the few remaining family ventures is old school and good...We are real!
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Back in Time

We stayed 2 nights at Dr. Wilkinson' resort and came for the mud baths and massage, which were great. This is an older spa so does lack luxury amenities of modern spas. The room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Crystalfree
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Santa Ana, California
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Santa Ana, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Dr. Wilkinson' resort and came for the mud baths and massage, which were great. This is an older spa so does lack luxury amenities of modern spas. The room was nice with a '60's feel. Bed looked upgraded but shower and sink area was a bit old. We got the "works" at the spa: mud,... More 

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Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been to many "spa's" at some great resorts. I am not impressed with the glitz and the high price usually associated with it. The Dr Wilkinson spa is a basic bath house, old world style, that has been lost in so many other resorts. I got what I expected, a great experience, a massage from Tim, one of... More 

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Mark W, Owner at Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thanks so much for the review! We love that you "get it". Even more that you enjoyed it! We remain real and I think we are. As the son of the founder, "Doc" I am quite clear that we were here well before most "spas". Like you, I have been fortunate to have experienced "5 stars" and "no"... More 

Arlington, Va
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'll start off by letting you know, I go to spas and look for the off the beaten track. This was one of them. I went to this 'spa' during a girl's weekend in Napa Valley. We had high hopes for a unique experience and were not disappointed. The facility looked like a 1950's motel/spa, so we adjusted our expectations.... More 

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Mark W, Owner at Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear spagirl54, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about us! We prefer to refer to ourselves as a hot springs resort and do our best to represent ourselves as honestly and correctly as possible to the public. Photos on our website don't indicate otherwise. We are a mid -century modern, old school, hotel with pools and... More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Just a heads up: mineral water contains sulfur (and so does the volcanic ash), so it will be stinky. Still, this is one of the most amazing treatments you will ever have. The staff is great and attentive, but the portion of the bath house where you do your me bath is not as quiet as I had hoped. Definitely... More 

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Mark W, Owner at Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! It still amazes me at times that some guests don't get the idea that "mineral water" and "hot springs" are natural wonders and "earthy". Mud and mineral waters don't easily combine in a lushly carpeted and grandiose environment in the USA. Indeed many hotels, in fact too many, offer "spa services"....that are common and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I recently had the mud-bath/massage combo package. This was my first visit. Upon arrival, I felt that the experience felt very rushed and anxious. The ladies tending to the mud baths were very commanding. It was like - get your clothes off and get in the mud!!! I wish they would have taken a softer approach. I didn't really feel... More 

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Mark W, Owner at Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and am sorry that we didn't meet your expectations! As to being overpriced and outdated, I again am sorry for not meeting your expectations! I truly think that our website is real and that our services are genuine. We make it very clear about what we do and have done for almost 63 years.... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Napa Valley in general is pricey when it comes to hotels. This hotel was great for the money. A little older, but clean rooms and friendly staff. We got a patio room and it was loud at night. We were on the second floor but it sounded like the people on the patio were right outside our room even though... More 

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New York City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The place has an archaic "medicinal" appeal and run in a very impersonal, assembly line manner. There is a strict sequence sequence, such as 10 mins in mud bath, 5 mins in tub , 5 mins in steam room etc... You must adhere to this timely fashion, otherwise you will back up the system. But the worse part of my... More 

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I booked a massage for the pools, I love the pools 102 degrees, 90 and 80 degrees 3 pools in total. They are small so choose a time when they are not busy. The spa has dividers not even room and when you go outside to the pools you go through the spa while people are getting treatments inc. mud... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've actually been to Dr. Wilkerson's three times and enjoyed it immensely each time. It's a funky, quirky way to spend an afternoon in Calistoga, a quaint little town in northern Napa. Several packages are available, but this time I did a mudbath and a thirty minute massage. The mudbath-- not for the claustrophobic--is a tub of hot ashy mud.... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Picture this- a relaxing mud bath, mineral, steam, then you're told they took a walk in and you'll need to wait 35 min for a massage. Talk about un-relaxing (and un-acceptable). I left without the massage, which defeats the entire purpose.

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Mark W, Owner at Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read this review. We did not take a "walk-in". This guest went through his bath routine in about 30 minutes. The mud bath treatment, including the mud bath, whirlpool bath, mineral steam room and blanket wrap usually takes about 1.5 hours. We offered this guest the next available massage therapist which involved a short wait... More 

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