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“Great value, leaving more money for WINE” 4 of 5 stars
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Napa Valley Railway Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   6523 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Yountville B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Great value, leaving more money for WINE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

This place is great value - and walking distance to lots of places to eat and drink and make merry. The rooms are nicely furnished, if a little chintzy for our taste, but very comfortable, and we were grateful for the golf umbrellas in the rooms as it poured with rain when we arrived. For breakfast, it's almost opposite the delicious Bouchon Bakery, and there's also a coffee caboose at the end of the row of carriages.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We were here in November and the rooms were fairly cold. The heater heats up the middle part of the rail car but on the ends where the bed and the bathroom are stay pretty cold. This is definately no frills but has a great location and is pretty decent overall

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This was our second stay at the Railway Inn. It's a no-frills inn right in the heart of Yountville. The rooms are large and the bathrooms are pretty spacious as well. If you're looking for a resort with amenities abound, this is not the place for you. But if you'd rather spend your money on wine and the amazing food in Yountville and just need a place to rest your head at the end of a long day of wine tasting, this is definitely the place for you. The beds are not the most comfortable, but they get the job done. The location (and the price) is the main seller. Coffee caboose is right at the end of the hall, and some of the best restaurants in the country are steps away!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

It is difficult to find a moderately priced hotel in the Napa region but Napa Valley Railway Inn provides simple amenities in a quiet atmosphere at a reasonable price for the area. The location is perfect for exploring the town and heading out to the vineyards. Parking was easy. Room was clean and comfortable - but certainly not fancy. No fancy fountains here - just a decent room with good, quiet location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I was planning a trip to Napa for the first time and really wanted to stay an Yountville. I was having a hard time finding something that wasn't ridiculously overpriced especially since we weren't going to be spending much time in the room at all. Just so happened to see a segment on The Today Show about this place and was able to reserve the room.
The rooms are actually converted railway cars...there isn't much to say about the rooms themselves, very, very basic. But the location could not be any better! Right across the street from the Bouchon Bakery, right next to Michael Chiarello's Bottega Restaurant. Smack down in the middle of downtown Yountville and perfect to walk to tons of shops, restaurants, etc.
I would absolutely stay here not because the place itself is anything to write home about but because it's a great value (especially considering the area) and the location.
It's all about location after all, right?

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

This place was very cool. They made railway cars into hotel rooms. Nice location in town. Very large rooms with plenty of space. Outside seating in front of rooms to hang out. Close to many wineries. Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut Creek, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed one night in Room 8 last weekend. It is a small facility in the center of Yountville so you can walk to great restaurants. There was no one at the desk to check in but it was easy to do, the key was waiting at the health club next door. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable and everything worked well. We had all that we needed there and we had a great time. Very good value and we enjoyed ourselves. When we needed something we easily could go to the store just a block away. We would stay there again.

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Address: 6523 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Yountville
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Yountville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Napa Valley Railway Inn 3*
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