Once you arrive at the property, La Residence is in a very nice setting – an oasis off the highway. Our room was in the Mansion building and was nicely appointed and spacious; there was a separate sitting area when you entered. As we were celebrating our anniversary, there was a nice note in our room and a plate with two pieces of cheese cake & berries in the refrigerator. The complimentary bottled water was greatly appreciated, too. The bathroom was quite large and got a lot of natural light in the morning. A word of caution, though: the bathroom floor is quite slippery in some places. As others have mentioned, the noise from the highway was an issue. I am usually a heavy sleeper, and the cars going by were fine – just a whisper of sound. However, the trucks changing gears during the middle of the night woke even me up. We were on the second floor, and our upstairs neighbors were rather heavy-footed, which also woke us up.
The wine & cheese reception in the afternoon was a nice way to unwind after a long drive and meet some other guests. The breakfast was plentiful but could use a bit of an upgrade in quality; the pastries seemed as if they might be from Costco? It would be nice if, for example, a cooked item such as frittata or French Toast was offered. We didn’t use them, but the pool and hot tub looked very inviting.
The staff was very nice and friendly. When we commented about the highway noise upon our departure, Judy showed us one of the king cottage rooms for future reference and described all the other accommodations to us.
La Residence is midway between Napa and Yountville. As a result, you are ‘out in the country’, which has advantages and disadvantages. You are away from the hustle & bustle of a city/town, and you got more for your money than you would in Yountville. With the exception of one restaurant within walking distance, you need to drive anywhere else. So, it really comes down to which situation you prefer. I think we would stay here again if we had one of the rooms facing the back of the property.
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Thank you for your very informative feedback following your recent visit with us.
I am happy to read that Judy was helpful in presenting alternative room options that we have here at La Residence should you return to see us again in the future.
Our proximity to highway 29 is definitely as asset when looking to get out and explore the beauty of the Napa Valley, as you do not have to contend with getting out of town, as others may have to.
That said, we make our best effort to reduce any impact that the passing traffic has on our guest experience and will continue to look at ways to improve further.
We are glad that you enjoyed the wine hour and the options we have for breakfast, where we have our artisan bakers deliver fresh pastries daily. I will definitely look into the items you note to continue our improvement in all areas of our service.
When your schedule allows a return visit, please feel free to contact me, or Judy directly to assist in arranging anything you may need.
Thank you once again for your review.
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