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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

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1507 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, CA 94515
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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
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Crockett, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 

Calabasas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just came back from a stay here and have nothing but positive to say about this place! Our room was large, had a fridge, flat screen, robes, wine glasses and all. Best of all was the pools and laid back vibe. Staff was service oriented on steroids! :) Had a great sleep and a massage with John was over the... More 

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

Dear Jody, Thanks for the very kind review! Needless to say, I am happy you enjoyed your visit here with us! Come visit again................................soon! Reviews like yours are so valuable to independent properties like Dr. Wilkinson's, especially in a world filled with chain hotels, restaurants...everything. Thanks again, Mark More 

San Francisco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We spent one night in a King superior room for my husband's birthday. We have to say that even though the property has been around forever, it is very well maintained and upgraded. The rooms were SPOTLESS ! The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens high quality. The bath towels were fine, but could use a little upgrading. We... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review! Always enjoy reading good things about what we do here! Really happy that you enjoyed the King Superior room and the couples massage. All best, Mark Wilkinson More 

California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dr. Wilkinson's is a great value in Calistoga. All the staff I came into contact with were helpful and pleasant. The room I stayed in wasn't yet updated, but it was clean and comfortable and my husband and I slept well. My friends were in an updated room and it was tastefully done. We thought the rooms were quite large.... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review.! I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and the "vibe" of who we are. We are doing more upgrades room by room and hope that we can make your stay even better! Did you happen to notice the mosaic art pieces throughout the property? Simply a question...one stays for a good rest and... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I originally stayed here on our first visit to the Napa Valley in 1992. At the time it was somewhat care worn. We had been back to the area three times since then and had stayed in the town of Napa. This time we had read they had renovated the property and also we wanted a more... More 

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

Thanks so much for the uplifting review! We are still here, family owned and run since your last visit and way before! I am so glad that you gave us another try and even better, that you enjoyed your stay! To some people, our being here since 1952 might be a detriment. We have happily enjoyed and survived by carefully... More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in November 2014. It is easily the best value in Calistoga. The furnishings are simple yet clean. There is a wine bottle opener and two wine glasses in the room which was very convenient. We were not at the hotel much considering there was so much to do in the area and we were... More 

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

Dear Caroline B, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! It's appreciated and makes us feel good! Can't disagree with you that we are a good value with an awesome location in the heart of our historic downtown. Next time, save some time and enjoy the mineral water pools and a treatment! We are always working on... More 

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