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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 #7 of 13 St. Helena B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Enjoyed the stay! The room was great, location very convenient, friendly service, tasty wine and cheese and of course breakfast! Got great suggestions about located places to eat at and visit. Thank you Bruce! A bit expensive for one night, but a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location! Right in the heart of St Helena...in walking distance of shopping,resturants,etc. The rooms are quaint...a little out dated. The air conditioning in our room was not very good which made it uncomfortable in the August heat. Breakfast was outstanding and Bruce the innkeeper was very nice and helpful.

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Surprise, AZ
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were there for five nights and our stay was memorable. The room was clean and well maintained. The breakfasts were great and the location was very convenient. We enjoyed walking to dinner and around town. We really liked the Market. The fire alarm was heard but not a problem. Chris was full of area knowledge and very helpful. We... More

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Orlando, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, and the fire station alarm went off at 1:30am and it is really loud. I wouldn't recommend any lodging on Main street since it is so noisy with trucks, cars and big riggs going by all day and night. What bothered us was that there is no lock upstairs, and anyone can just walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

what I will say right off is that the inn was very clean, which should appeal to most guests. the location was good for us since we had dinner plans at Cindy's Backstreet which was very close. nice area to walk through even in the evening. I thought the Ambrose Bierce suite was quite comfortable. I would have thought that... More

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Also Known As:
Ambrose Bierce House Hotel St. Helena
Ambrose Bierce House Hotel
Ambrose Bierce House St. Helena, CA - Napa Valley
Address: 1515 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in St. Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambrose Bierce House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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