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“a little piece of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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The Carneros Inn
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, CA 94559   |  
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Groton MA
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a little piece of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just spent the most magical time at the Carneros Inn in Napa Valley. Our cottage was well appointed, clean, filled with light and wonderful touches (lavender salts by the tub, high end toiletries, delightful chocolates at turndown!) The bathroom was ample, and designed for utter luxury, including an outdoor shower--not to mention the privacy patio it is in. The inn grounds are spectacular, culminating in my little piece of paradise--at the top of the hill is a fabulous swimming pool and infinity hot tub (16 and older) with a magical vista of meadows filled with a variety of birds, vineyards and in the backdrop the hills...a sunrise scenario of utmost serenity!
The staff was friendly and helpful and the food spectacular. Couldn't ask for more!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Modesto, California
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We just arrived home from a 3 night stay. This resort was amazing! We stayed in a Cottage. I have never stayed at such a peacefull and quiet resort! The rooms are beautifully maintaned, beds are comfortable. Bathrooms are large with an outdoor shower and soaking tub. There is a large outdoor area with a table for in cottage dinning. The reasturants are all good! This resort has thought of everythnig. The pool is amazing the view is just beautiful. The one and only complaint we have is the rooms could use like a Nesspresso or Keurig for coffe and tea in the morning. Stay here and you wont be dissapointed!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Dana P
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Los Gatos, California
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34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

From other reviews we had the impression that this was a "small, quaint inn". In reality it is a large property with a lot of small "cottage-style" rooms which made us think of a trailer park. It lacks soul and character. Our room was well appointed (although the "big deal" made about the outside shower, which resembles a corrugated metal outhouse, seemed too much of a gimmick. The bath room, with a heated slate floor was large and very clean but we had hot water flowing out of all of the faucets and also filling the water tank of the toilet so they obviously have some plumbing problems to solve.

The Farm bar and restaurant served a good (breakfast) and the wait-staff was excellent. There is an attractive store/deli on the property too.

We were someone else's guests for one night so I cannot complain about the price of the rooms since I didn't pay....BUT, if you are paying for this yourself, there are many much nicer and not pricier inns in the area.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank swansailor
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Ohio City, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We love wine and were happy to find this beautiful little Inn in the middle of nowhere, close to sonoma. It is on a gorgeous farm property, on wheels!, with beautiful views of the vineyards and bush. The restaurants are so quaint and cute. The Boon Fly Cafe is sooooo cute inside, and their food is really, really yummy. I love their french fries!!! The Farm restaurant is more upscale and very romantic. Very contemporary and modern in design. Again, the food was delicious and wine list is amazing!!!!! After reading everyone else's reviews, though, I just wish we tried the spa!!! What were we thinking???
We loved it here and hope we come back soon!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank RealityCheck837
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I travel to Napa every month to visit our favorite wineries and to pick up our wines. We know the area well and we like this property since we've dined at Farm a few times. On our anniversary, we decided to stay here and have a relaxing weekend of wine tasting and spa treatments.

Our room was one of the cottages. It was very quiet, spacious, modern, and beautifully decorated. We checked in, opened a bottle of champagne, and enjoyed it on our front porch. It was so peaceful and the weather was just perfect. The fireplace was a nice touch to the cottage. It wasn't cold at all but we made a fire anyway because it was so romantic. Then we walked to Farm and had a nice dinner--tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was fresh and good, but for the price that we paid for we were expecting it to be a little more jazzed up. We left full but not fully satisfied.

The next day we had breakfast by the pool overlooking the breathtaking vineyards. We biked around the property, went wine tasting near by, and checked into the spa at the end of the day. I must say, the spa was the highlight of our trip! It was the best spa I had ever been too. We had an amazing couples massage and got rubbed with grape seed oils. It was a heavenly experience!

Overall, we had a nice stay. However, I was highly disappointed with their management team. As soon as we checked out, we realized that we had left our brand new computer in our cottage. I called the hotel right away and they confirmed that they had our computer. When I went to pick it up a couple days later, our computer mysteriously disappeared from their locker and was no where to be found. The hotel reimbursed us for a new computer but there were documents on our computer that we could not recover. My husband and I wanted to stay here again but this incident did not settle well with us despite all the positive experiences we had during our stay.

Carneros Inn is one of the most luxurious place to stay in the wine country. Security is #1 on our list when we travel. Things should not go missing and this is why I gave them an average rating.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank FoodLovers101
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This property was fantastic. We stayed in a harvest cottage and we loved it. The staff was very friendly, but it was very quiet and we did not see a lot of people - even though the property was full. To me that is important on a romantic getaway. We loved the private courtyard, the setup of the table with umbrella, to the firepit along with the blooming flowers in the garden. The fireplace, the heated floors and large shower were great. The property was immaculate and beautiful. The staff at the market was very engaging and fun. And we loved Boon Fly Cafe - especially the hot fresh donuts! Checked out other properties that I had considered and did not regret the choice at all.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank TravelDiva529
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This place went above and beyond every expectation I had. Not only was the property beautiful but the atmosphere of the entire property instantly puts you at ease. The ROOMS were amazing. We got 2 cottages that shared a "backyard". perfect for families or couples. The outdoor showers were a nice touch too ;-). But what really made the trip was the service. The concierge worked with me weeks in advance and set up tours, wine tastings, and dinners. Definitely make the trip. They know their stuff! Set up an amazing car and driver. I will forever recommend this property!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Chance C
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Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, CA 94559
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Napa
#2 Spa Hotel in Napa
#2 Business Hotel in Napa
#3 Luxury Hotel in Napa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Napa
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Carneros Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the midst of the beautiful Carneros winegrowing region is The Carneros Inn, a luxurious Napa Valley retreat designed to make absolutely everything feel better. The Carneros Inn, a PlumpJack Resort, was created to provide an intimate atmosphere of Napa Valley hospitality reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 27 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, bucolic Napa farmland and scenic apple orchards, The Carneros Inn's design was based on cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages - combined with stylish resort accommodations and modern interiors to capture the region's distinct charm as well as the needs of our sophisticated guests. ... more   less 
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