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“Good place to stay in Napa” 4 of 5 stars
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River Terrace Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1600 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559   |  
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Ranked #10 of 25 hotels in Napa
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“Good place to stay in Napa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed at the River Terrace Inn for one night and would stay here again.
The reception staff was friendly & helpful (especially when we came back with six bottles of wine to ship - they have a service that comes to package & ship the wine for you at, what we felt were, reasonable prices.
The hotel is walkable (about 10-15 minutes) to downtown Napa for shops & restaurants. There is a restaurant across the parking lot that we didn't have a chance to try out (Upon check-in they gave us vouchers for free wine pairings at the restaurant, and we were also given a voucher for a complimentary wine tasting for a winery in St. Helena, but our friend took us for tastings elsewhere so we didn't use the offers)
The room was clean and comfortable. Perfectly serviceable & pleasant hotel.

They put lemon water & coffee in the lobby in the morning for the guests. The lemon water was refreshing, the coffee was a nice idea, but the coffee itself was surprisingly bad... an easily fixable issue.

We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate hearing your thoughts about our hotel. It's very nice to know that you truly enjoyed the Napa Valley experience. Our wine shipping services are great for long-distance travelers that are worried about making weight requirements with their luggage, etc. so we are very happy that you liked having that service available. We do have an exquisite restaurant across the parking lot called Cuvée; next time you're in Napa, you'll have to go there! It's fantastic. Also, we will look into another coffee alternative as the coffee you experienced wasn't up to your expectations. Again, we thoroughly enjoyed having you as a guest at the hotel and we look forward to your next getaway to Wine Country.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is slightly tucked away but that means its off the main road so nice and quiet. It's about a 5 min car ride or 15 min walk from the bars/restaurants/shops of the rest of Downtown Napa but that was not a problem for us. It's an excellent location if you are booked on or planning to do the wind train tour as that is just across the road. We had breakfast included in our stay. You could eat in the restaurant or 'grab and go' pastries or a hot sandwich from the hotel foyer.
The restaurant breakfast was delicious. We didn't eat there in the evening as the only night we went to go there they had a private function on and although you could still eat there, you could only have the tasting menu that party were having. So we didn't bother. Not a major problem as we walked into Napa but it was annoying that the hotel didn't have a notice up about it (they just display a sample a la carte menu).
The pool is quite small and only gets the warmth of the sun until about 3pm.
The room has a fridge so take your own drinks/water as otherwise you get charged $4 for a small bottle of evian!
Room was spacious and clean. We had a king room overlooking the river.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you kindly for the thoughtful review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful experience at the River Terrace Inn. Our location is great because the wine train is across the street and the heart of Napa is just minutes away. We apologize for having a party at our Cuvee restaurant and we will surely announce our private parties in the future. We appreciate that kind of feedback. Again, thank you for your review as well as being a guest in our Napa hotel. We look forward to your next stay here in Wine Country!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A perfect hotel from which to explore Napa. The room was great, lovely pool, great bar where you could sit outside by the fire, fab restaurant, we were impressed and would definitely go back. Go to the nearby Oxbow Market where there are great restaurants, easily walkable from the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for your excellent review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the River Terrace Inn. Our location is exceptional. You are outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Napa but just a short distance from the Oxbow Market and many fine restaurants. We also have a world-class restaurant called Cuvée that is exquisite. Please give it a try next time you're at the River Terrace Inn. We look forward to your next getaway to Napa Valley and we would love to have you as a guest in our hotel once more. Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This property is conveniently located in the heart of Napa, within easy walking distance to many restaurants and the Oxbow Public Market. The rooms are well-designed, some with jacuzzi tubs. The staff was helpful and professional.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. It's great that your stay at the River Terrace Inn was to your liking and that your time in Napa Valley was truly unforgettable. Our well-designed rooms and luxurious jacuzzis are perfect for a romantic getaway for two to wine country. We do have a great location that's near many unique restaurants, however, we have a wonderful restaurant called Cuvée that's ideal for dining close to "home." Please give our restaurant a shot and we guarantee your tastebuds will surely be pleased. Thank you again for the high remarks. We would love to see you back at the River Terrace Inn for your next Napa Vally vacation.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Excellent location combined with decent service and outstanding rooms - with excellent pricing vis-a-vis the next door Westin. Within an easy walk to the famous Wine Train station. Was able to get an even better rate by using Priceline.com. Give this a try.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review! We are elated that you enjoyed your stay with us at the River Terrace Inn. Our location near the Wine Train station makes it very easy to see wine country and explore our valley's world-class vineyards. Next time you're in the area, check out the Oxbow market for a quick breakfast. We also have a grab-and-go station at the lobby bar. Again, thank you for choosing the River Terrace Inn for your stay in Napa. We hope to see you again soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a very nice hotel. The rooms are big and if you stay in the back rooms you have a great view of the river and the surrounding hills. The hotel didn't appear to be very busy during our stay, so it was very quiet and peaceful. There isn't much in walking distance, but downtown is only a short drive. Overall I would stay again if I'm back in Napa.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thank you for the positive feedback. We are so pleased that our hotel lived up to your expectations. We do have nicely sized rooms with wonderful views of the Napa River. We also have rooms that come with a Jacuzzi in the room! Although downtown Napa is a longer walk, it is quite popular to take a little walk down to the Oxbow Market for breakfast or treats. Also, we offer complimentary bicycle rentals if you would rather bike there. We would love to welcome you back to Napa and we hope to see you back at the River Terrace Inn for your next vacation! Thank you again for your kind review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great hotel with ten minute walk to downtown Napa. Nice fire pit over looking the river. Pool area was fantastic. The hotel offers bikes if you want to take a spin around the block.

Try out the Bounty Hunt menu when in downtown. Great food and drinks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Hotel M, Manager at River Terrace Inn, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Tom,
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the hotel as well as the surrounding area. At the River Terrace Inn, we have many great features such as free bicycle rentals, a fire pit overlooking the river, and a great lobby bar that is a hit with guests and locals alike. If you didn't have a chance to visit our restaurant, Cuvée, it would be another way to enjoy the ambiance of the River Terrace Inn and get a great sense of the hotel's culinary talents. Again, thank you for the excellent remarks. We hope to see you again soon for another business trip to Napa Valley.
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Address: 1600 Soscol Ave, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Napa
#9 Romantic Hotel in Napa
#10 Family Hotel in Napa
#11 Business Hotel in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — River Terrace Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful Napa river side escape. Less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco and the Bay Area, the River Terrace Inn offers an elegant Napa Valley retreat. Our casually elegant Napa Valley hotel is the perfect balance of Wine Country serenity and urban hospitality. -No-Charge Cruiser Bike Rental-Pool-Fitness Center-In-Room Spa-Cuvee Napa Restaurant ... more   less 
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