My husband and I first stayed at the Napa River Inn in 2009 for our wedding in Napa. We came back this year for our anniversary and loved it just as much...if not more, than before. The hotel is in a great location, among not only downtown and riverfront Napa, Oxbow, etc., but also boasts many great attractions within the complex itself.
Sweetie Pies for breakfast or a snack will not disappoint (their pastry case is baffling), the General Store contains many great gifts, the candy shop on premises will not disappoint your sweet tooth; and if those weren't enough, there are two 3 other places to eat all within the complex; from casual to fine dining. Though not tried personally, the hotel also has it's own Spa.
When staying at this hotel, you will be within walking distance of great downtown activities & sites. Staying here will leave you feeling like a king or queen, especially if you book a historic room. The amenities are generous and very good quality. Historic rooms boast claw foot tubs, fireplaces, and two-person showers! The luxuriously appointed beds are very soft and cozy, but I'm only giving four stars because sometimes noise from neighbors or hallways can wake you up (though this is normal for hotels).
If you want to have a memorable time staying in Napa, don't pass this hotel by. Sometimes a killer deal can even be found on Expedia if the rates seem to high. Don't worry, it's totally worth every penny and won't cost you an arm & a leg like many other top quality resorts will.