We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
1507 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA 94515
Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
Write a Review

346 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    181
    98
    27
    19
    21
See reviews for
39
137
18
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (61)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (346)
  • Mar-May only
    (92)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (95)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (86)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (73)
All months
san francisco
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Victorian House in Room 39 with the bay window in the front of the house. I was a little concerned that we would hear street noise all night but it was amazingly quiet and peaceful and we slept soundly on a fabulous bed. The Victorian has been fairly recently remodeled and the decor was charming. Split... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to calistoga for 20+ years, although first time at wilkinsons. Rooms were old and very dark but clean. Went to get ice first morning and tripped on the uneven walkway in front on rooms. Cut open bothe knees elbows eye nose and mouth. I filled out an incident report at the request of housekeeping when I asked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both arrived at the resort tired by having worked hard for weeks. We wanted to relax in a resort without all the fussiness and superficiality of luxurous spa resorts. We wanted to be "at home" while taking care of ourselves. During our stay, the staff was very welcoming, courteous, efficient, and paid great attention not to disturb our privacy,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! It makes me happy to know that you enjoyed your visit here. We are working on improving our free Wi-Fi. As always, it is available in the front office and in most patio areas. Again, thanks so much! Mark Wilkinson More 

Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are a little old but very clean. A nice touch is the bath robes that are rarely found in most hotels. They have two outdoor heated pools and a wonderful indoor heated (110) pool of mineral water, perfect just before retiring to bed for the evening. The location is great after a day of winery visits as you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed overnight in early April. We have been here many times and it is always clean, comfortable and relaxing. The staff is friendly and helpful and the indoor hot6 pool is wonderful. We love having the grocery store across the street and downtown just down the block. Great for munching and strolling.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks much for the kind review! I hope to see you here again soon! We are currently doing a remodel of our upstairs rooms with two queen beds. Even though we've been around for a number of years, we are constantly doing something to make the property better without taking away the genuine "feel" of the hot springs and Calistoga!... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been coming to Calistoga for almost 15 years now to visit my in-laws and when we don't stay at their home we stay at Dr. Wilkinson's. The rooms are always spotless and over the years I have seen the improvements they have made in updating and modernizing this property while maintaining it's independently owned, non corporate roots. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crockett, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Charming and old fashioned, Dr. Wilkinson's is always a pleasure. We enjoy the pools, comfortable rooms, outdoor tables and the proximity to town. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, grocery store and Calistoga is surrounded by class wineries.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Knowing that you enjoy Dr. W's puts a smile on my face! Hope to see you here again.....the sooner the better! Mark Wilkinson More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed the mud baths here after biking for 6 days. It was great. Very un assuming and natural. Attendants were friendly but business like. The other customers were very friendly. We stopped in later that day at the front desk to the hotel and spoke with the current owner, who is the son of the original... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review!!!! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and took the time to share your experience with others! Being non-corporate and family owned for over 63 years in today's world of chain everything is an exception, not the rule. We enjoy what we do and we do it with passion. Are we just another... More 

Salem, OR
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We like staying here. It's the funky midcentury atmosphere and mud baths that bring us, though, not the rooms. This place is humble, but it could use some love. The upgrades in the 'superior' rooms are minimal but necessary: clean newer carpet, new mattresses, repainted walls, somewhat improved baths. Quality sheets would be a welcome addition. The shower in our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Dear catch, Thanks so much for the review and am happy that you continue to visit us! Barwithstanding the perceived "warts", it's still important to me that you enjoy Dr. W's. The room remodel was designed by a family friend, Andrew Alford, who has won many awards including "Hospitality Designer of the Year". Not to be cliché , our motto... More 

San Jose, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have been going to Dr. W's since 1980. My husband and I decided to honeymoon there and bought a package of "the works" ... I think it was 5 sessions each. After the second day, we decided we couldn't take it any longer or we would be complete noodles. They allowed us to use the other 3 days at... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review! I look forward to your return visit....the sooner the better! :) Warm best, Mark More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

55 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (42)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities