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Ambrose Bierce House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1515 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Ranked #6 of 13 St. Helena B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for one night while traveling the valley. Christopher was very helpful. He gave good recommendation on wineries to visit( and we did and liked it!), helped with some appointments to visit them, suggested some beautiful sights in the area. Breakfast was nice, just about the right size and not too heavy to start a day. At the... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the inn for 2 nights. We enjoyed being able to walk to many great restaurants--especially loved Market! Also, VERY close to Spring Mountain for awesome wineries. Great linens and very informative innkeeper, Erin!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best B&B. My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary stay at the Ambrose Bierce Suite. It's a very nice and comfortable place. It’s a walking distant to shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this B&B. I would love to stay there again. It’s an extra plus to have a wonderful innkeeper and he makes delicious champagne breakfast.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I highly recommend this B&B. My boyfriend and I had an amazing time here. It exceeded all my expectations for a B&B and we could have not asked for better. Immaculate to every detail, private, neat & clean, very comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated with thoughtful finishing touches throughout. Perfectly located in St Helena, walking distance from shops and restaurants... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Ambrose Bierce House. The home was beautiful and the hospitality was outstanding. We would like to especially thank Erin for her knowledge and expertise of all things Napa! Her friendliness and genuine concern for guests was amazing. Our room was impeccably clean- even crisply ironed and very comfortable bedding. Delicious breakfast was served... More

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff at Ambrose Bierce are exceptional and go out of their way to ensure you are satisfied. I'd like to thank Chris for his many efforts to accommodate my situation. My experience was excellent! A++

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

I come to the USA every year for visiting my sister! She lives in SF, and we enjoy to go travel together near the Bay Area! We highly recommend the Ambrose Bierce House! we have stayed here a couple times! Great Location, romantic Victorian style, Gourmet Breakfast, and lovely cheese & wine service! We arrived late at night! Saw that... More

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San Jose, California, USA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We love the ambiance, quaint, historic (some original items from the Bierce family still remain) and quiet. The breakfasts are always delicious and, though I have food allergies, the chef has always been completely accomodating. Evening wine and cheese is our favourite, with a beautiful spread of local wines, tempting sweets and a nice variety of cheeses. We have stayed... More

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AmbroseBierceHouse, Owner at Ambrose Bierce House, responded to this review

Dear Sheri, Thanks for your kind words about our Ambrose Bierce House B&B. We are the new management at the B&B. We are undergoing a 3 month renovation scheduled to complete by the end of 2013. Still keeping the same spirit of this B&B, simple elegance, warm hospitality and historic interests, yet we are improving the infrastructure of house, such... More

Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed for two nights and arrived late the first night. After an overseas flight of 12 hrs we expected to find a welcome snack..that is what we experienced preveliously in other B&B's. Next morning we got one French toast. So we asked for another simple toast but ..no more toasts!! What else can you eat as breakfast? Eggs?? Oh... More

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AmbroseBierceHouse, Manager at Ambrose Bierce House, responded to this review

Dear guest, I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and I did enjoy our conversations. From 5-7pm we offer complementary premium wine and cheeses. Our gourmet champagne breakfasts are considered to be among the best in the valley and always receive high praise from our guests. I am sorry that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and i stayed at Ambrose Bierce House the first week of September this year. We rented out the entire B&B to celebrate my birthday with family and friends. We all had an amazing time. There was nothing that we could have wanted that wasn't available to us both from the B&B's perspective or the location. You honestly can... More

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Address: 1515 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambrose Bierce House 3*
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Ambrose Bierce House St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley

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Welcome to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast! We invite you to experience the romantic charm and "warm and enthusiastic hospitality" of our 1872 Victorian bed and breakfast inn. This California bed and breakfast is in a perfect location... right in the center of the finest wineries of Napa Valley. You can walk to fine and casual dining, historic Beringer Vineyards... and unique shopping in beautiful and quaint downtown St. Helena. ... more   less 
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