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“Beautiful Hotel and grounds” 4 of 5 stars
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Senza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558 (Formerly La Residence)   |  
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Gilroy, California
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“Beautiful Hotel and grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Had a pleasant experience at the hotel. Nice breakfast in the morning and the wine and cheese pairing in the evening was good. Hotel very quaint and pool and spa areas are nice. A little road noise but nothing to worry about. The only complaint was the bed needed to be more supportive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Chip144,

We are happy to read that your recent visit in April was an enjoyable one for you.

La Residence has a perfect blend of gardens and areas to relax and unwind, either at breakfast or during wine hour each day. It is pleasing to read that you made use of everything we offer.

We hope to see you again when your travels bring you this way once more.

Best regards,
Graham
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I only stayed for a night but it was a great experience. The staff was very helpful and went above and beyond to help me. I arranged rose pedals for my room and the way they set up everything for my room was incredible. They made my reservation for don giovani's and lit my fireplace. Thank you for making my trip memorable with my girlfriend. We will be back and all the pictures we have will last a lifetime.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear bbecerra5,

Thank you for sharing the pictures of your recent romantic visit with us.

Memories last a lifetime and we are happy to see that you will have some to cherish of your time here with us.

When you next think of the Napa Valley and a possible return, we look forward to helping you create new memories to look back fondly on.

Best regards,
Graham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

As part of our week long celebration of our 30th anniversary we spent 2 nights at La Residence in Napa. It was easy to find and provided easy access to the main freeway between the Napa Valley cities. Upon check in we asked for a recommendation for dinner and was happy to try the wonderful italian restaurant at the end of the street, Bistro Don Giovanni. The grounds of the hotel were spacious and were a joy to walk around and get lost in the tranquility of Napa. The grape vines provided the right feel for the area and prepped us for a few days of enjoying the wonderful wines of Napa. The breakfast provided in the morning was a great start to the day and was much more than a continental breakfast. We hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear tambo57,

Our gardens here at La Residence are forever changing with the seasons. We are glad that you got to enjoy them as the blooms of Spring have really brightened our landscape.

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying all that we have to offer. We look forward to the time when you can return and relax some more with us here in wine country.

Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards,
Graham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed three nights while we toured the Napa Valley. The inn was very quiet and relaxing. The grounds are lovely. Great "continental" breakfast each day - basically a cold buffet - cereals, pastries, juices, yogurt, cheese and meat platter, quiches, toast and bagels. The daily wine and cheese is a nice touch. Our room was lovely, only comment was the fireplace had recently been used and left a smoky aroma in the room. Get a reservation for dinner at Bistro Don Giovanni next door to La Residence - fantastic meal there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear sb254,

Thank for your recent stay with us and also taking the time to offer feedback regarding your experience.

We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to be able to welcome you back in the future when your travels brings you this way once more.

Best regards,
Graham
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Sacramento, CA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband surprised me with a few days in the Napa Valley to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We had driven by La Residence many times on our way to Clear Lake, but never needed a room. I had no idea it was so lovely!
The grounds are beautiful. Vineyards, flowers, redwoods, all very lush. The staff greeted us warmly and showed us to our room right away. There are 3 different buildings that you can stay in depending on what you want (i.e. queen or king bed, fireplace, suite, cottage). We stayed in the mansion that was built in 1870. Our room was great! It was very spacious with a king sized bed, (that was very comfortable), large armoire, table and chairs, flat screen tv, refrigerator (with complementary bottled water) and wood burning fireplace. The bathroom was spacious as well. There was even a couple of umbrellas in the armoire which was nice since it rained while we were there. Oh...and the bathrobes, there were two bathrobes in the armorie too. They didn't look special but when you put them on it was heaven! The staff also left two slices of cheesecake and an anniversary card for us as well! Very nice!
La Residence offers a complementary wine and cheese hour in the evenings but we did not attend as we had other plans both nights we were there. We did eat the complementary breakfast on our first morning which was nice. Coffee, tea, juices, pastries, breads, fresh fruit, meats, cheese, yogurt, and hot and cold cereal made up the selection. It was just right to start off the day of wine tasting and eating through out the Napa Valley.
There was a nice pool and hot tub, but it was raining so we didn't use either. They also offer spa services at reasonable rates as well.
The only negative that I can think of is that it is a little close to the road. My husband and I were not bothered at all by the slight car noise. During the night there is hardly any traffic but during the day the road can be busy, especially in the spring and summer. But why would you be in your room for anything other than to sleep if you're visiting the Napa Valley?
I would highly recommend La Residence and we will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Dear 73Lulu79,

Anniversaries are very special and we want to thank you both for spending your special occasion with us here at La Residence.

Our historic "Harry C. Parker" Mansion has benefited from new furniture and accent items in recent months, so we are glad to see you enjoyed your time spent in the room.

We hope that when you are next passing through that you may consider spending more time with us here. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can assist in the future.

Best regards and happy belated anniversary from us all here at La Residence.

Best regards,
Graham
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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed here as our first stop on our honeymoon and it was so relaxing. It was like a nice little personal apartment room. They have wine tasting every night and they also know where to direct you to get the best food and wine in nearby cities/areas. We wanted a fire that night and called down to ask for some wood and a bottle of wine. They were at our door within 5 minutes with everything we requested and they even started the fire for us too! Wonderful service and relaxing environment.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear erikalg86,

Congratulations on recently getting married. A honeymoon is a very special time and we want to thank you for visiting the Napa Valley and making La Residence the first stop along the way.

Should you celebrate a future anniversary with a return trip to wine country, we hope that you will return to La Residence to mark the occasion and relax some more with us.

Congratulations once more from all of us here at La Residence.

Best regards,
Graham
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is such a nice little place. Clean, friendly, tucked away from so much of the commercial parts of Napa that are popping up. And, unlike nearly every other place in the Valley, they offer 1-night stays when they can. The wine hour and the breakfast also add value, and while they have downgraded the gourmet quality of their food this year, it is still worth what you pay. All in all, I keep going back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LaResidenceNapa, General Manager at Senza Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear NancyG415,

Thank you for your return visit to us in February, we appreciate you visiting us once more.

You are right in pointing out that we are fortunate to have somewhat of a secluded location to call home while visiting wine country, which is also perfectly situated to immediately explore the beautiful Napa Valley.

We appreciate the feedback regarding breakfast as we are constantly reviewing our product and service. We recently added new product to our line up as part of our continual effort to offer a wide selection of options to start your day.

We look forward to welcoming you back once more when your schedule allows.

Best regards,
Graham
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Address: 4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558 (Formerly La Residence)
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Napa
#5 Business Hotel in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Senza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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