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“Fabulous (walkable) Getaway” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn On First
1938 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559   |  
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Ranked #3 of 24 Napa B&B and Inns
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Berkeley, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous (walkable) Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great place run by two special people! Centrally located in town of Napa. Tastefully decorated, great amenities...these guys have thought of everything. Super yummy breakfast in beautifully landscaped back garden.
Next time we're bringing our bikes!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the garden cottage and loved it.
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Green Features: Hey, they're Greenleaders!! Their conscientiousness with regards to this issue is self-evident.
  • Stayed October 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Margot P: Thanks for pointing out how "walkable" we are, located within walking distance of the great restaurants and tasting rooms and everything else downtown Napa has to offer. Thanks for saying we've "thought of everything", but we trust if you come up with something we missed, anything at all, that you'll let us know! Thanks for taking the time to post your review as well! Jamie
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Raleigh
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed here for the first time and loved this Inn. Jim was very helpful with all our daily choices for local restaurants. Each day there was a fresh tasty breakfast both fresh fruit and a hot entree. My husband and I loved the meals and afternoon snacks of homemade cookies.
They have thought of every convenience from a stainless thermos to fill each day when you leave to a picnic basked to borrow for lunches. We stayed in two rooms and the mattresses were very comfortable. Welcoming us with a bottle of Mumm was so nice after a full day of travel. They even have port wine to drink at the end of the day. Plus accessing the internet was easy and they had one for guests to use in the lobby if necessary.
We enjoyed walking to dinner the two nights we ate in town. What a delight! Can't wait to go back on our next Napa trip!!!!

Room Tip: Corner suite had a lot of windows and we slept with them open every night.
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  • Stayed September 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Travelingaddicted: We're very happy to hear you took advantage of the wide array of amenities we offer to our guests and the short walk downtown to our fantastic restaurants. We are more than committed to ensure the mattresses are replaced at the first sign of showing wear and tear! If you can't get a good night sleep when you're away it can ruin your visit, and we get that. Thanks for posting your review and we look forward to seeing you again! Jamie
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a night and we both loved it. The hosts were incredibly nice, friendly, helpful and we loved absolutely everything about this place. Our only regret was we stayed for just one night but we will make sure to remedy that on the next visit.

  • Stayed September 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Walaid: Don't you worry about being here only one night! You can always come back and we hope you will! We're just happy to have made that one night an enjoyable experience. Thanks for sharing online and we hope to see you soon. Jamie
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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

First time at a Napa Valley B & B. Property was very well maintained and our room was spacious and very comfortable. Jim could not have been a better host. Very helpful with restaurant and activity recommendations. The personal touch in setting us up for a very personal winery experience was a nice touch.Homemade pastry's and an outstanding breakfast was icing on the cake.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Tatergolf: I am happy we made a positive impression on you during your stay here in Napa. I'm also happy the winery reservation I made for you was a hit as well. We customize each guest's experience because there are so many options and what pleases one guest may work for the next! I promise we can do it all over again on your next visit. Thank you for posting your review, we appreciate it very much. Jim
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Could not have asked for a better place to stay! Quickly spoiled by the split of Mumm upon our arrival, fresh baked cookies, and the amazing breakfasts each day...especially the pastries! Very comfortable beds and amazing bath products! Jim and Jamie are so personable and attentative to every detail. Can't wait to visit there again!

Room Tip: Really loved staying in the main house. Our room was facing First Street but with the windows closed...
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  • Stayed October 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Misha Wilson M: Thanks for sharing with the community that the rooms facing the street are more than livable! :) We have a map of the rooms' locations on our website, and we hope not to overstate the case, so it's helpful to hear from the guest's perspective and see the five star rating for sleep quality. We're glad you enjoyed your stay so well and please know we look forward to hosting you both again! Thanks again, Jamie.
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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed here with my wife and had a great time. The food was always excellent, and Jim and Jamie were always very personable and helpful. Jamie helped me with restaurant reservations and generally just ensured that our itinerary was full and went off without a hitch. I highly recommend them for not only the amenities and friendly reception, but also the location. We were able to walk everywhere in downtown Napa, and really added to the experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Kevin N: Honeymoons are a big deal and we're thrilled to know you both had a great time! It truly is our pleasure to help all our guests make the most of their stay here in Napa. "Without a hitch" we'll take as a big compliment, so thank you very much! Jamie
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights in the Napa region and stayed at the Inn on First. We couldn't be more pleased with our stay. The Inn instantly felt like home (or what I wish my home looked like!) with a great contemporary spin on a traditional home with character. We enjoyed a complimentary split of Mumm champagne upon arrival in our room, and an Ipod was already playing a wonderfully designed playlist which made us instantly relax. The rooms were very clean and nicely designed, with a little sitting area to enjoy. The bath products they provide are amazing and made only with food-grade ingredients. We hadn't planned much in advance...so we sat down with Jamie at breakfast and asked for his recommendations in the area, both for wineries and food. He took our budget into consideration as well as the type of wine/experience we preferred, which he varies per guest based on what they're looking for. Jim's breakfasts were wonderful and really filled us up to prepare for a day of wine tasting! The location was great and walkable to the downtown bars/restaurants. Ah, i had only wished we had stayed more nights.

  • Stayed September 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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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Jenna D: This old house, with construction completed in 1905, does a fantastic job of presenting our contemporary furnishings... but the again I think you can get away with that in all kinds of older properties. The guy who built this place knew what he was doing. So happy to hear you enjoyed it, and especially good to hear I made the right recommendations on the wineries. Sometimes guest think the portions are too large, but too often people kinda sorta forget about lunch! Then the breakfasts look like a good idea! We want everyone to start their day with plenty of sustenance! Thanks for posting your review, we appreciate it very much... and since you didn't stay long enough this time perhaps we'll see you again soon. That would be lovely. Jamie
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Address: 1938 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef’s creative innovation each morning, one of his 110 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S’mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows.WARNING: we do not cater to people who want to stay connected to the television. We purposely removed all televisions so that couples can enjoy the intimacy of whirlpool tubs in the rooms with gas fireplaces, or sit out in the garden sipping on wine and enjoying great conversation. Yes, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. ... more   less 
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